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Love Letter Wine Box | Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On July 1st

Here’s a wedding ceremony idea that is sure to wet your guests’ eyes: Sealing the wine box with love letters or vows.

Love Letter Wine Box 1

Before the wedding, the bride and groom should take time to write a letter to themselves explaining what it is they love so much about their betrothed and why they are getting married. During the ceremony, it is explained to their guests and each private letter sealed and placed in a box with a bottle of wine.  If ever the couple finds their relationship facing hardship, the box and the wine should be opened, and each should take a glass of wine their own letters and read them privately to remind themselves of their love and commitment.  If the box remains unopened for 10 years, it should be opened in celebration on the couple’s 10th anniversary.

Love Letter Wine Box 2

Alternatively, the couple can each write love letters to one another or write out their personalize vows.  The box with a bottle of wine is sealed after the ring ceremony, and is placed in their home to serve as a reminder of their love and commitment to one another. They can open it on their 5th wedding anniversary, each reading the love letter or vows from the other, while enjoying the wine.

Personalizing your ceremony can be a collaborative effort with your officiate.  For more wedding ceremony ideas, visit www.beautifulfloridaweddings.com.

Wedding Officiant JOP OfficiateChristina Phelps Bowman is the creator of Beautiful Ceremonies, and has been performing weddings for over two decades.  Each ceremony is customized for the specific couple, reflecting their thoughts, feelings, ideas, and beliefs.  She is a Preferred Vendor of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Beautiful Ceremonies / 239-561-8380 / www.beautifulfloridaweddings.com / christinabowmanunity@comcast.net

Photos by Jamie Lee Photography and  Matt Steeves PhotographyPreferred Vendors of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

The Wine Ceremony | Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On May 5th

If you are looking for wedding ceremony ideas to make your wedding ceremony special, consider including a wine ceremony.

In a wine ceremony the couple gives each other a drink of wine from the same glass after the rings are exchanged.  It serves as a reminder that although one may perceive the wine as sweet, and the other as dry, being right is not more important than being happy.  By putting one’s commitment to love first, their lives will grow deeper and richer like a rare and fine wine.

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Personalizing your ceremony can be a collaborative effort with your officiate.  For more wedding ceremony ideas, visit www.beautifulfloridaweddings.com.

Wedding Officiant JOP OfficiateChristina Phelps Bowman is the creator of Beautiful Ceremonies, and has been performing weddings for over two decades.  Each ceremony is customized for the specific couple, reflecting their thoughts, feelings, ideas, and beliefs.  She is a Preferred Vendor of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Beautiful Ceremonies / 239-561-8380 / www.beautifulfloridaweddings.com / christinabowmanunity@comcast.net

Photo by Matt Steeves Photography, a Preferred Vendor of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Wedding Makeup: The Dos & Don’ts for a Florida Wedding

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On April 11th

by Dani Taverna, Duality Artistry

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With the allure of warm weather and beautiful, sandy beaches, brides all over the world dream of a Florida destination wedding.  It’s no secret that Florida can be hot and humid all year long; so, I’ll share with you my Wedding Makeup Dos & Don’ts along with some tips on how your makeup application needs to change to accommodate Florida’s unique climate.

My top 5 Dos and Don’ts:

• DO wear a UVA/UVB, spf 30 on your face and body every day upon arrival to Florida.

• DO use bronzers on your face and body for a healthy, bronze glow.

• DON’T spray tan for the first time the day before your wedding.  Experiment with different tones and get sprayed at least five days before your big event.

• DO schedule waxing and facials to be done at least 3 days before your weddingExfoliate the night before with a gentle, nonabrasive face wash.

• DON’T forget to drink plenty of water to keep your skin and body hydrated!

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In Florida’s hot, humid sun, it’s all about primers for eyes, face and lips!  Using primers under your foundation gives longevity to makeup, smooths skin’s texture and
minimizes pores. I prefer an oil free primer for most skin types. Priming your eye lids from the lash line to brow will hold powders in place (no creasing) and your shadows will
appear more vibrant.  Apply primer to your lips to keep lipstick from feathering or bleeding.

Prone to crying?  Use waterproof mascara and eyeliner.  Choose brown or purple for more natural look.  Black can be a bit harsh in photos.

Beach weddings can be breezy, so use very little gloss if wearing a veil.

Be confident with your look and say I DO!

A little bit about Dani & Duality Artistry wedding make up artist

Duality Artistry™…is a premier makeup artistry company based in, but not limited to, Southwest Florida.  The founder and makeup artist, Dani Taverna, developed her passion for art and fashion while studying in Florence, Italy, and her talent for makeup artistry followed.  Dani has worked as a regional and national makeup artist, traveling around the United States with innovative cosmetic lines for the past 12 years.

Dani Taverna, along with the Duality Artistry™ team, stays on the cutting edge of makeup and fashion and specializes in fashion, photography, print, special occasion and wedding makeup, Duality Artistry™ is associated with and doing makeup for Miami Beach International Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, K.Hendrix, Gulfshore Life, Gulfshore Business, Uptowner magazines and DMA cosmetics, just to name a few.

Duality Artistry is a Preferred Vendor of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Joining Two Families | Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On April 6th

For second marriages or when there are children from a previous relationship, joining the entire family during the wedding ceremony is important.

Here are some wedding ceremony ideas that involve children.

  • The couple may take vows regarding the children
  • A token of love may be presented to the children to commemorate the occasion
  • A sand ceremony may be performed that includes a color of sand for each member of the new household

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Personalizing your ceremony can be a collaborative effort with your officiate.  For more wedding ceremony ideas, visit www.beautifulfloridaweddings.com.

Wedding Officiant JOP OfficiateChristina Phelps Bowman is the creator of Beautiful Ceremonies, and has been performing weddings for over two decades.  Each ceremony is customized for the specific couple, reflecting their thoughts, feelings, ideas, and beliefs.  She is a Preferred Vendor of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Beautiful Ceremonies / 239-561-8380 / www.beautifulfloridaweddings.com / christinabowmanunity@comcast.net

 

Addressing Wedding Invitations | Wedding Etiquette

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On March 19th

       How to Address Your Wedding Invitations

by DM Paper Designs

how to address wedding invitations

You have designed your beautiful invitation and you are now ready to collect everyone’s addresses and start forming your guest list. Did you know that there is proper wedding etiquette to addressing your invitation envelopes? DM Paper Designs has dug up all of the information you need to properly address your invitations to etiquette standards.

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Guidelines for Guest Addressing

For the names on your invitations:

  • Titles for adults, include Mr., Mrs., Miss or Ms., Doctor.  These are the only acceptable abbreviations during your addressing, Doctor being the exception. If you wish to be less formal, titles do not have to be  included.
  • Initials are not acceptable; Write “William,” not “W”.  Omit the middle name if you do not know it.
  • Insert the word “and” between guests’ names. An ampersand or “&” should not be used.

how to address wedding invitations

The following guidelines apply when wording your guests’ names and addresses:

TO A MARRIED COUPLE
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stuart Brown

TO A MARRIED COUPLE WITH CHILDREN UNDER EIGHTEEN
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stuart Brown
Jane and Paul Brown

TO AN UNMARRIED COUPLE AT THE SAME ADDRESS
Miss (or Ms.) Emily Jones
Mr. Williams

TO A SINGLE WOMAN (NOTE: on a formal invitation, Miss is used for an unmarried woman under 21, Ms. for an unmarried woman 21 or over)
Miss (or Ms.) Emily Jones

TO A SINGLE MAN
Mr. John Williams

TO A WIDOW, OR A SEPARATED WOMAN
Mrs. Walter Stuart Brown

TO A DIVORCEE WHO IS STILL USING HER FORMER HUSBAND’S NAME
Mrs. (or Ms.) Smith Robertson or Mrs. (or Ms.) Barbara Smith Robertson (Smith being her maiden name)

TO A MARRIED COUPLE WHEN THE WIFE USES HER MAIDEN NAME
Ms. Emily Jones and Mr. John Williams (Both names are on the same line)

TO A SINGLE MAN OR WOMAN AND GUEST
Mr. Williams and Guest

TO A MARRIED COUPLE, BOTH DOCTORS
The Doctors Williams

TO A MARRIED COUPLE, WIFE IS A DOCTOR
Doctor Emily Jones and Mr. John Williams (She kept her maiden name) or Doctor Emily Williams and Mr. John Williams

OTHER ADULT RELATIVES WHO RESIDE IN THE HOUSEHOLD should each receive his or her own invitation

how to address wedding invitations

For your addresses:

STREET ADDRESS:

  • Include house number, and street name.
  • Spell out all words; North, South, East, and West should not be abbreviated. Street, Road, Avenue, Boulevard and Lane should always be written out, not abbreviated.
  • Figures are used in zip codes and house numbers.
  • Numbered streets can be written out, but is not required. For example: Fourteenth Street, vs.  14th Street, or One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Street, vs. 125th StreetFor additional address information, such as Apartment number, spell out the word, Apartment vs. Apt., or Suite vs. Ste.

CITY, STATE AND ZIP CODE:

  • States are spelled out in full (for example: Georgia, not GA).

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Some extra advice

  • Invitations should be mailed six to eight weeks before the wedding.
  • Mail invitations first-class mail, never metered mail.
  • Be sure to include a return address on the invitations.
  • Wedding announcements are addressed the same as invitations, and should be mailed immediately after the wedding.

how to address wedding invitations

Guidelines for Guest Addressing for outer and inner envelopes

Many wedding invitations have two separate envelopes, the outer envelope and the inner envelope, which contains the actual invitations.

how to address wedding invitations

The following guidelines apply to addressing them:

TO A MARRIED COUPLE
Outer: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stuart Brown
Inner: Mr. and Mrs. Brown

TO A MARRIED COUPLE WITH CHILDREN UNDER EIGHTEEN
Outer: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stuart Brown
Inner: Mr. and Mrs. Brown
Jane and Paul

TO AN UNMARRIED COUPLE AT THE SAME ADDRESS
Outer: Miss (or Ms.) Emily Jones
Inner: Miss (or Ms.) Jones
Mr. Williams

TO A SINGLE WOMAN
Outer: Miss (or Ms.) Emily Jones
Inner: Miss (or Ms.) Jones

TO A SINGLE MAN
Outer: Mr. John Williams
Inner: Mr. Williams

TO A WIDOW, OR A SEPARATE WOMAN
Outer: Mrs. Walter Stuart Brown
Inner: Mrs. Brown

TO A DIVORCEE WHO IS STILL USING HER FORMER HUSBAND’S NAME
Outer: Mrs. (or Ms.) Smith Robertson or Mrs. (or Ms.) Barbara Smith Robertson (Smith being her maiden name)
Inner: Mrs. (or Ms.) Robertson

TO A MARRIED COUPLE WHEN THE WIFE USES HER MAIDEN NAME
Outer: Ms. Emily Jones and Mr. John Williams (Both names are on the same line)
Inner: Ms. Jones and Mr. Williams

TO A SINGLE MAN OR WOMAN AND GUEST
Outer: Mr. John Williams
Inner:   Mr. Williams and Guest

TO A MARRIED COUPLE, BOTH DOCTORS
Outer: The Doctors Williams
Inner:   The Doctors Williams

TO A MARRIED COUPLE, WIFE IS A DOCTOR
Outer: Doctor Emily Jones and Mr. John Williams (She kept her maiden name) or Doctor Emily Williams and Mr. John Williams
Inner: Doctor Jones and Mr. Williams (She kept her maiden name) or Doctor Williams and Mr. Williams

how to address wedding invitations

DM Paper Designs was born and grew from a love for creative unique invitations and stationery which are a joy to send and receive!

We design and produce each order based on the customer’s vision for their event, whether it be a wedding, corporate event or fundraiser, bar/bat mitzvah, quinceanera, birthday party, new baby, or any other event requiring an invitation, announcement, stationery or printed piece.

We have designs which have been created for others,  that you can duplicate and personalize. If you see a piece that catches your eye, but want to change certain elements or colors, that is something we do with ease.  What truly inspires us is starting from scratch to create a piece just for you!  By designing and producing each piece as it is ordered, we are able to create pieces which meet any budget, style, colors and/or theme that you have in mind.

DM Paper Designs is a Preferred Vendor of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

 

The Tea Ceremony | Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On March 9th

We know that you are looking for unique wedding ceremony ideas to make your wedding ceremony memorable.  The Tea Ceremony, common in Chinese weddings, has become popular in the U.S.

During the wedding ceremony, tea is served to the groom’s parents first, then the bride’s parents.  In some cultures, this is a symbol of great love and respect.

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Personalizing your ceremony can be a collaborative effort with your officiate.  For more wedding ceremony ideas, visit www.beautifulfloridaweddings.com.

Wedding Officiant JOP Officiate Christina Phelps Bowman is the creator of Beautiful Ceremonies, and has been performing weddings for over two decades.  Each ceremony is customized for the specific couple, reflecting their thoughts, feelings, ideas, and beliefs.  She is a Preferred Vendor of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Beautiful Ceremonies / 239-561-8380 / www.beautifulfloridaweddings.com / christinabowmanunity@comcast.net

 

Wedding Photography Special | Fort Myers Wedding Photographer

Posted by edisonfordwinterestates On January 23rd

Photography by Jerri Lynn will now be offering a 25% discount to all of our wedding couples getting married at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers Florida who book during 2013! jerri lynn wedding phtography

Photography by Jerri Lynn is a Preferred Vendor of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates.