"I treat every wedding as if it were my own. The beauty of it?? I get to re-live the day over and over again through my bride's eyes." - Julisse Levy, owner

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Super Squad for Kalata/Dobson Wedding

We want to thank all the vendors involved in making Izabela & JB’s wedding a beautiful success!! 

Check back later this week for more details about the wedding, but in the meantime here is a sneak peak of Izabela and JB on their wedding day.

Photo courtesy of the talented Life Long Studios



Kalata/Dobson Super Squad: 

Sacred Heart Catholic  (Church)

Vinoy St Pete (Venue)

Inpulse Entertainment (DJ & Uplighting)

The Bride’s Bouquet (Florist)

MovieMagic (Video)

Signature Events (Chairs and Chargers)

K2 Photography (Photobooth)

Lifelong Studios (Photographer)

Ambassador Limo (Limo)

Michelle Rene (Makeup and hair)


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Who says a guestbook has to be a book?

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and you will never forget the big or small details, such as the look on your bride/groom’s face when you first saw each other, the song you danced to for your first dance, the way the reception looked… But years from now, will you remember all of the guests that were there to share your special day? Probably not off hand; this is where guestbooks will save your brain the homework!
Most people have attended a wedding where there is a guest book left at an entrance table where guests can sign and maybe even write some advice to the newlyweds, but unfortunately those guests books are often forgotten over the years.  Whether they are boxed up or even placed on a shelf, they are usually overlooked as life moves on. 
It doesn’t have to be this way though… Below are some creative guestbook ideas we came across that you can place around the home to remember who was there to celebrate with you. We hope you enjoy them and don’t forget to stay tuned for updates on our upcoming weddings!
1. For the picture perfect couple: Guests sign the back of puzzle pieces that when put together are a picture of the bride and groom. Idea & photo courtesy of: http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-reception-planning/articles/15-ways-to-wow-wedding-guests.aspx?page=12

2.   For the musically inclined couple: Guests sign a guitar or other instrument that is significant to the couple. Idea & photo courtesy of: http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/25-unique-guest-book-ideas/
3. For the winter couple: Guests sign ornaments that the couple can place on a tree each year. Idea and photo courtesy of: http://www.girlywedding.com/wedding-blog/2011/9/24/10-more-creative-wedding-guest-book-ideas.html
4. For the outdoorsy couple: Guests sign river rocks that can be displayed in a vase. Idea and photo courtesy of: http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/reception/unique-wedding-guest-book-ideas?page=0%2C9

5. For the artistic couple: Guests sign a painting that the can be displayed in your home. Tree painting courtesy of one of our brides: Kristen Ostow. Peacock/Balloon photo courtesy of: http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/reception/unique-wedding-guest-book-ideas


6. For the celebratory couple: Guests sign wine bottles which the couple can open when they celebrate their anniversary milestones such as their 1st, 5th, 10th, 20th, etc. Idea and photo courtesy of: http://www.bridalguide.com/planning/reception/unique-wedding-guest-book-ideas?page=0%2C3


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Is it April yet?

Before we get into explaining why we are anxiously waiting on April’s arrival - we want to apologize for falling off the blogging world grid for a while! We don’t usually share much of our personal lives on our blog but the past few months have involved some big changes for ABN and life was a little hectic there for a bit. Don’t worry, they were all AWESOME changes :) That being said, we are ready to jump back into the blogging world and we aren’t talking a smooth graceful dive - we are talking full out CANONBALL! We are ready to make some waves in the beautiful wedding industry and hope you guys are ready for us! We like to call it the “ABN Comeback”, in a sense. :)

So getting back on track… IS IT APRIL YET? ABN is counting down the days ‘til April. Why, you ask? Well it’s because we have two amazing weddings coming up. We are T-minus 2 weeks until the Kalata-Dobson wedding and T-minus 23 days until the Hughs-Christine wedding!

Recently we had our final walk through for the Kalata-Dobson wedding at the Vinoy and we know the day is going to be perfect. We have a gorgeous bride, handsome groom, beautiful venue, and a ceremony rich in Polish wedding traditions. We really can’t wait to see this wedding come together.

We are in the home stretch for the Hughs-Christine wedding too, which is going to be flawless, including a unique color twist at a fabulous venue, Mirror Lake Lyceum in St. Pete!

The best part of our jobs, besides assisting couples in bringing their dream weddings to reality, is being able to see how every wedding comes together and is extraordinarily brought to life in its own way.

Well, we are off to finalize some last minute event details and look forward to keeping in touch again!


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sit back, Relax and Enjoy the show!

We are thrilled to be able to share the trailer to Amanda & Chris's wedding video! VH Video did an amazing job (AS ALWAYS). Special thanks to VH Video especially Maureen and David on their amazing work!!!!! Sit back, Relax and Enjoy the show!!!!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Drum Roll Please....

We are so excited to introduce our newest couple: Karly and Ryan! Their wedding will be on April 20, 2013 and we can't wait to be a part of their special day! Here are some pictures of the gorgeous couple!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Don't take her word for it... Look!!!!

Amanda and Chris's wedding day was perfection and Maria Felton Photography captured every detail and emotion! Click on the link below to see the pictures of their special day on her blog! You won't be disappointed :)


Friday, July 6, 2012

4th of July Weddings

This year as I was celebrating the 4th of July at the beach with my family and friends, I was so excited to see that there was a wedding taking place at the hotel next door. The ceremony was gorgeous, the bride was stunning and their evening ended with fireworks on the beach. For the rest of the night I found myself thinking of 4th of July weddings and all the different ideas that you could incorporate and wanted to share some that I found with you. Check out these pictures from Pinterest and let us know what you think: