11.22.2010

Celebrity Wedding Planner Donnie Brown

We had the great opportunity to sponsor + coordinate a special event... An Evening with Donnie Brown! For those of you who may not know, Donnie is one of the wedding planners on Style Networks, Whose Wedding Is It Anyway and recently wrote a book 'Donnie Brown Weddings From The Couture To The Cake'. Attendees saw his live presentation + received a book signing session with this fabulous planner. The event was hosted by Elegant Imagery and was beauitfully executed by the following sponsors:

Hilton Melbourne Beach
Events by Design
Al Dee Productions
Entertainment Connections
Photolocity
JJ Video Film
Your Wedding TV
Perfect Wedding Guide
Hot Rayz Limousines
The Invitation Lounge
Bobby Pins & Blush
Perfect Wedding Guide
A Chair Affair
Chic Furniture
Muse Gelato
Perfect Wedding Guide
Connie Duglin
Anna Cakes

Photos Courtesy of Photolocity.com + Elegant Imagery
Jaclyn with Donnie Brown

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An Evening with Donnie Brown

11.15.2010

Bridal Sweepstakes!

I'm always on the look out for fun contests + giveaways- who isnt'?! Today I found that Get Married is doing a sweepstakes for a Bride must- have item. Want be get in the running for a blinged out "Bride" tank top? Of course! It's so easy to sign up for, too! Go on Facebook and "like" the Get Married fan page. Go to the Sweepstakes tab and register. The contest expires in 2 days so make sure you sign up for the drawing today!


For more information on Get Married, visit getmarried.com. While you're there, visit the At Last advertisement under Central Florida Wedding Coordinators.

11.05.2010

Jazz Up Your Bouquet

Here at Orlando wedding coordinator, At Last Wedding and Event Design we are always looking for fun wedding inspiration. I saw a blog post on Weddingbee that reminded me of how much I absolutely love fun + unique bouquets. The traditional bouquet is wonderfully beautiful, of course; however, I have seen many Brides who are opting out of the typical floral arrangement and going for something a bit more... different! Whether it is adding an heirloom brooch to your flowers or creating a completely different style out of buttons or feathers, find something that fits with your personality + special day. Check out some of these edgy bouquets:

Create your own with the help of Fancy Pants Weddings
This hand embroidered felt bouquet can be found on Etsy
Found on The Knot
Check out these popular feather bouquets from Etsy
This half + half bouquet found on DognBird styles vintage pins + flowers

Happy Wedding Planning!

11.01.2010

Inspired by. . . Mike + Lauren Photography

Hello to all At Last couples! Who are we being "Inspired by" today? I present to you one of Central Florida's most talented husband + wife photography team- Mike + Lauren. Not only do I love them because they too use "+" signs in their name (wink!) but they are so beautifully creative + unique with their photography style. Check out this interview + some of these photos for a quick sneak peak into the life of Mike + Lauren Photography:
Tell me about your company
We are a husband and wife photography team located in Central Florida. We have been photographing weddings together as a team since 2007 but also running our own photography companies at the same time. This year, we decided to stop shooting independently and now we only book as a team and shoot as a team. We also traveled to England, United Kingdom to photograph our first wedding in Europe!
How did you both get started in the wedding industry?
In 2007 after photographing portraits and Mike working as a full-time commercial photographer, we began our introductions into the wedding industry; training under some of the best in the industry. We saw that a lot of what was offered in our home town was very traditional and we wanted to add spice and personality to wedding photos to create something we had only seen on the west coast or in other countries.

What sets you apart from your competition?
Us! We bring our own personal styles and mesh those with the clients to create something totally unique. Every single wedding we challenge ourselves to create images more stunning than the previous week. One of our favorite photographers said, "You don't have to be the best, just better than last week" - Jerry Ghionis. We totally feel that Jerry nailed it on the head! So with each client that books us and loves our work, we deliver images to them that always blow them away.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day?
Mike's would be the intimate photos between the couple. Mike is a very passionate person and he loves to showcase the couples passion in the camera. Lauren's favorite would be receptions. She LOVES to capture the first dance between the couple and she loves the party!

Why are you a wedding photographer?
Our answer? Because we LOVE working with people on the happiest day of their lives! We love being their to capture those amazing moments and guiding couples along to create ones that could slip by with all the stress of the wedding.
Other than a photographer, what is the one service or product brides should not get married without?
A wedding planner!

What is the best service or product that your company offers?
Two photographers that know each other better than anyone else. We've both had other photographers shoot for us when we were running our own photography companies. While we've hired some amazing photographers to assist us, there's nothing like having our spouse their who can just about read your mind. We know what the other is looking for and can make it happen so much faster than a person that is just hired for the day. Plus, we play off each other. So many times Lauren will crack a joke about Mike or vice versa and it just really helps loosen up the day.
What is the craziest request you have received from a bride?
Can you arrive at 6 am and starting photographing when I wake up?

In your opinion, what is the most fabulous trend with weddings right now?
Cool shoes! :)
Any special advice to brides when hiring a photographer?
Pick a photographer who's work you love and who's personality you love more!
Contact information:
Mike + Lauren
407.462.1199 - Lauren
407.462.1220 - Mike
http://mikepluslauren.com
info@mikepluslauren.com