ABC Meeting Design Concepts for Your Weddings and Events

The planners at the Association of Bridal Consultants want to be at the forefront of education at all times so they can have fresh new ideas for their clients.  What better way to stay ahead of the game than to have a meeting in one of the largest warehouses there is in Central Florida;  A Chair Affair where they have every imaginable chair, charger, cake stand and so much more! But you can’t leave out the linens, color and texture combined with the accessories to make a tablescape gorgeous on your event day.  Jennifer from Over the Top Linens had a fabulous presentation that included show and tell for all the planners and designers present that day.

Jennifer spoke about the Five Fabulous Design Tips:

  1. Keep your key words in mind
  2. Have faith that all your efforts will be worth it and you selected the right vendors
  3. Share something personal and unique
  4. Tell the story
  5. Prioritize what is important and keep the look consistent
  6. Be a dream team, but remember the bride(client) is the BOSS!

Jennifer touched on the trends that we are seeing in 2016:

  1. Going glam
  2. Shades of treasure
  3. Dramatic fashion
  4. Geometric patterns
  5. Exotic elegance
  6. Simple photography
  7. Tourist for a day

See the pictures of some of the designs created right there at A Chair Affair with Jennifer from Over the Top Linens and Sharon from A  Chair Affair. Tracey from Enchanting Events tied all of the information together and took us to the planner’s favorite moment when she gets to put the design ideas  together with the client’s vision for the presentation to the client of what is “THE VISION” the moment that a bride awaits to see her dream wedding come true!

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We all enjoyed a great Italian buffet dinner from Del Dio’s Restaurant on the beautiful china from A Chair Affair.  Following our presentation, came the dessert reveal, WOW! Bedazzle your eyes  with cake and desserts from Cut the Cake and Macaroons from the Macaroon Place!

Despite the torrential downpour that evening, nothing could keep the planners from attending this fabulous event that would enrich the lives of their future clients. Planners are like the mail carriers, neither rain, sleet or snow will keep them away from learning and planning your beautiful event.  It’s a good thing we just deal with heat and hurricanes in Florida!

#ABCDESIGNS2016

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

Over   the Top/Linens

Casa   Del-Dio/Catering

Captured   by Belinda/Photography

Treasured   Moments/Videography

Enchanting   Event Designs/Decor

A Chair Affair

If you have a question or want to be an ABC member Contact:

Rosie Moore, MBC 407-905-5454

Diane Jenson, PBC 407-927-9245

Mark Kingsdorf, MBC 215-421-1295

 

 

ABC Orlando Goes to Italy for An Afternoon of Wine Tasting

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The Association of Bridal Consultants Central Florida East, held their September meeting in the beautiful Portofino Hotel.  We call it Italy because once you are on property, that is how you feel as if you are in Italy.

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This month the wedding and event professionals learned all about wine pairing with meals.ABC-Networking-WM-9.24.15-12

As the guests arrived at the Portofino Hotel, they were greeted by Catering Director Bonnie Garfield.  Bonnie and the ABC co directors made everyone feel welcome.

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Event Concepts set up their elegant white photo booth and invited the guests to have fun and enjoy taking those silly pictures that we in the wedding and event industry are so much fun.

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When it was time to enter the Venetian ballroom, the doors slowly opened and it was like walking in to a dream.  There were Oohs and Ahhs at the decor.  The linens from ABC member Tracey Smith with Enchanting Events were a delicate ivory color.  The chivari chairs from Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals matched perfectly.

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As we entered the room Steve Dunlop our MC thought he would serenade us with authentic Italian music. How perfect! As we looked around the room there were uplights in hues of purple to match the theme we were going for .

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Our luncheon started with our speaker Nancy Lehman explaining the different wines and as we had each entree’ we were able to try a different type of wine.  Nancy educated us on the proper way to hold a wine glass, which foods to pare the wine with and different ideas for planners to offer their clients as they enter a new life together. The ideas were amazing.

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First course for lunch was a deluxe antipasto

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Our entrée was a chicken rollatini stuffed with mozzarella, sundried tomato spinach with home made gnocchi and fresh brocolini

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You can’t have Italian food and not benefit from authentic Italian dessert! Tiramisu anyone?

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As the wines were being poured, more and more questions continued.  Truly a great meting learning about how to entertain guests and pair the perfect wine with it.

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Our Co-Directors, Allan, Diane and Rosie introduced the ABC student chapter to everyone.

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The local ABC networking group, is all about education, building relationships with the wedding community of wedding professionals and learning the latest trends! We welcome you to come and check us out at one of our monthly meetings.  Stay, have a meal, share ideas, experiences and more, you will find no other organization that brings you all of this plus education in one meeting!

The afternoon ended with a traditional song, Time To Say Good Bye….

Visit us on our facebook page to keep up with future meetings!

https://www.facebook.com/CentralFLEastABC/?fref=ts

CoDirectors: Diane Jensen, Rosie Moore, Allan Saltman, Mark Kingsdorf

Thank you to all our wedding professionals that helped make this meeting a huge success!

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Enchanting Event Designs/Floral and Decor

Treasured Moments Videography

Captured by Elle/Photography

The Invitation Lounge/Menu Cards

Event Concepts/DJ/MC/Uplighting/Photoboothrlando Wedding and Party Rentals

PRP Wines