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Posted in Open House, Orlando Wedding Planners, Vanessa's Thoughts on January 4, 2011 by alceevents
Tina and David's Engagement

Dave asks Tina to marry him!

The last three months of the year are some of the busiest ones for event professionals because it’s peak wedding season, and networking events and holiday parties are many. October was a particularly busy month for Alce Events as we held our two day open house event with Letz Dance On It. October 21st was open to the event professionals, and the 22nd for friends and family.

October 22nd was particularly special for Tina and David, a lovely couple that visited our office to show their support and visit our showroom. David had a surprise engagement planned for Tina. After speaking to the DJ, and preparing his big surprise, the DJ handed Dave the mic where he got everyone’s attention. With over 120 guests, there were many eyes on the couple.  Dave advised his audience that Tina always gives him  a hard time about not being too romantic, and that he wanted to prove her wrong. He declared his love for her, and asked Tina to be his partner on his life’s journey.

Tina was in complete shock! She immediately said yes, and gave Dave a hug and a kiss. Within a week, she scheduled their consultation with Alce Events and booked their 9/10/11 wedding date. Tina and Dave were happy to find a wedding planner to help them plan an affordable wedding and understood their wedding day vision. The couple took advantage of our $5,000 complete wedding day reception. The package includes the ceremony and reception venue (at the same location), red carpet entrance for your guests, centerpieces for guest tables, DJ, dance floor, up lights, linen and dinner for up to 75 guests.

I cannot believe that it’s been almost three months since we partnered with Tina and Dave to create their fabulous wedding day. Below are some more pictures of their engagement. Enjoy!


Orlando couple gets engaged

Will you marry me?

Parners for Life

In Love for Life

Tina and David

Tina and Dave are Engaged!

Congratulations Tina and Dave!



Posted in Orlando Wedding Planners, Vanessa's Thoughts, Wedding Dances on November 12, 2010 by alceevents

As promised, I found more wonderful wedding songs for your first dance as husband and wife, your father and daughter dance, and mother and son dance too. The selections that I post may be in English or Spanish. Please leave me a comment if you find a song on our blog! 🙂

Vivo Orgulloso – Victor Manuel … a touching song to dedicate to your parents, and also great for a father and daughter or a mother and son dance. It’s sure to bring tears to your parents’ eyes and truly touch your guests.

Vida – Marc Anthony … One of the sweetest songs in 2010. Vivo truly encompasses a parent’s emotion and love for their child. A great song for a father and daughter or a mother and son wedding dance.

Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat … If you feel lucky to marry your best friend, this song is perfect and romantic. One of my clients selected this song for their first dance for their September wedding, and it was a hit (no pun intended :)).


Posted in Orlando Wedding Planners, Uncategorized, Vanessa's Thoughts on October 12, 2010 by alceevents
S'mores Candy Buffet

S'mores Candy Buffet

Candy Buffet

S'more Toppings On Candy Buffet

Popular Candy Buffet

Popular Candy Buffet

Decorative Marshmallow S'more Candy Buffet

Decorative Marshmallow S'more Candy Buffet

The s’more candy buffet was provided by Chef Lo from Millenia Catering at the Science of Events by AFR. This unique twist on the traditional candy buffet allowed guests to interact and mingle as they prepared their custom s’mores. The candy station was manned by one of Millenia Catering’s staff members to ensure the guests’ safety and continued fun. The Science of Events was a networking event for Orlando’s Wedding and Event Professionals held at the Orlando Science Center.

Oprah’s No Phone Zone Pledge

Posted in Vanessa's Thoughts on January 19, 2010 by alceevents

Oprah's No Phone ZoneWe are probably all guilty of texting and driving. Cell phones create an efficiant way to keep in touch with family and friends, and still talk busines while on the road… that was never meant to be taken literally.

As I watched each story on Oprah’s No Phone Zone episode, I could only sympathize with the unimaginable yet very real dispair felt by those who have lost a loved one due to unsafe cell phone use while driving. 

Personal experience with careless driving has caused me to talk on my phone when necessary. The change of habit happened when I nearly drove a truck off the road because I was engrossed in my conversation. Thankfully my story did not end tragically. Join Oprah, me and thousands of other Americans who have signed the pledge.

“Don’t Tempt F8. That text or call can wait!” I signed Oprah’s No Phone Zone Pledge. Will you?

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Posted in Vanessa's Thoughts with tags on January 6, 2010 by alceevents

We can probably all agree that each new year brings a new and old set of New Year’s Resolutions. I often wonder why we so quickly put them aside when our goals feel unattainable or the results we want don’t come quick enough. Am I talking to the majority, or a select few?

What are your New Year’s Resolutions? What will keep you motivated in 2010 that did not work in 2000, 2001, 2002, etc. I really don’t believe in new year’s resolutions. Instead of reaching for over zealous goals, change the habits that keep you the same yearly, and break your big goals into smaller achievable ones that will ultimately drive you to your overall success. What are your thoughts? Agree or disagree?

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