Friday, August 31, 2012

SEMI In Love...


Today, I posted a photo on Facebook (see above) with two of my favorite things {LOVE & Tiffany's}.  I love these types of photos and this photo really inspired me.  As a wedding planner, I've had the rare privilege to witness so many AMAZING love stories.  Through photography, these intimate moments live on forever; reminding us each and every day of the timeless beauty of love.  Today, I am sharing some of my favorite photos of my couples whose love speaks beyond words. Reminding us LOVE transcends over time...
  
Love!
Photo: Lauren Pauline Photography

Love!
Photo: Justin DeMutiis Photography

A Father's Love
Photo: Foto di Amore
 
Love!
Photo: Tina Sargeant Photography

Love!
Photo: Divine Light Photography

Love!
Photo: Justin DeMutiis Photography

Love!
Photo: Brewer Photo & Video

Love!
Photo: Limelight Photography

A Mother's Love!
Photo: Limelight Photography

A Mother's Love!
Photo: Divine Light Photography


Love!
Photo: Jerry McGaghey Photography

A Daughter's Love
Photo: Jerry McGaghey Photography


Love!
Photo: Jason Mize Photography

Love!
Photo: Lauren Pauline Photography

Love!
Photo: Lauren Pauline Photography



Love!
Photo: Stephen Dohring Photography

A Mother's Love
Photo: Stephen Dohring Photography

 
Share Love, Give Love, Think Love, Be Love... 
Enjoy every minute of LOVE!

Hugs XO,

Cindy Stonehouse

       

Monday, July 30, 2012

SEMI In Love! Congratulations Maryclare and Rob!


Bride's Bouquet | Bridesmaid's Bouquets

Bride's Bouquet | Cascading Orchids

Bridal Gown | Stunning Detail

Beautiful Flower Girl

Escort Card Display

Intimate Ceremony in the Courtyard

Gorgeous Bride & Bridesmaids!

The Happy Couple!
Mr. and Mrs.


Reception Guest Table

Wedding Cake

Bride & Groom's Sweetheart Table

Escort Card Display

Photo Keepsake | Guest Sign In 

Circle of Love | Wedding Rings



Groom's Cake | Rehearsal Dinner

We really enjoyed working with Maryclare and Rob.  They were such a beautiful couple and after listening to their Best Man and Matron and Maid of Honor toasts, it was easy to see that everyone else felt the same way about these two remarkable individuals.  Maryclare's style was pure elegance.  Throughout the year of planning, Maryclare's original vision was slightly altered and we incorporated an elegant tropical feeling to the day.  Her color combination was cranberry and sand.  With the backdrop of the magnificent Lowe's Don Cesar Hotel on St. Petersburg Beach, the weekend was a celebration of love that began with their intimate ceremony on the steps in the Courtyard.  Everything came together flawlessly.


The bride's bouquet was made of of white Cymbidium Orchids with a slight cascade.  The bridesmaids bouquets consisted of pink hydrangeas and pink Cymbidium orchids, they complimented the dresses just beautifully!  The groom and groomsmen wore coordinating Cymbidium Orchid blooms.  


The tables for the reception were dressed in Champagne Lamour linens with a coordinating napkin in a pocket fold holding the menu card. Greenery was placed in the center of the table where three varying heights of floating candles rested on top with bold beautiful flower buds tucked around with flickering votives. The guests enjoyed a four course meal beginning with a Lobster Wellington with Chive Lobster Butter and ended with a variety of chocolates, truffles and chocolate covered strawberries!  The food was superb followed by their wedding cake which was delicious and stunning! 


As the reception concluded, guests filled small pastry boxes with muffins, bagels, and danishes to take with them and enjoy in the morning!  It was a wonderful day to begin the rest of their lives!  Thank you Maryclare and Rob for choosing Stonehouse Events to help you make your wedding day dreams come true!  We had a pleasure working with you both and wish you all of the best in your future together!


SEMI's Little White Book | Our FABULOUS Team of Vendors

Planning & Design: Cindy Stonehouse, Stonehouse Events
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lowe's Don Cesar Hotel
Photography: Aaron Lockwood Studios
Floral Design: Redman Steele Floral Design
Officiant: Tom Greene
DJ & Lighting: Inspire Entertainment
Hair & MakeUp: Collective Creations
Wedding Invitation and Day of Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas
Chair Rentals: Signature Event Rentals
Linens: Connie Duglin 

Monday, July 23, 2012

SEMI Unveiled...NEW Look and Website!



We are excited to unveil our new logo (above) and website (below)!  



We can not thank Cathy with Love-Inspired enough for all of her hard work and dedication to our website.  She was wonderful to work with and really brought out the best in us!  Thank you again!

We are so thankful to all of the photographers who shared their images with us, so we could showcase our work.  We really appreciate it!  We still have so many images we would like to share.  You can visit our blog for periodic updates and our Facebook page to view more of our work!   


 Follow us on Twitter too for more thoughts and ideas at https://twitter.com/SEMIweddings

We hope you like our new look and website.  Thank you for visiting our page. 

We are very excited for things to come!






Thursday, July 19, 2012

SEMI In Love! Congratulations Jen and Brandon!

Wedding Ceremony

Cocktail Hour 

Bride's Bouquet

Wedding Invitation

Flower Girl's Purse
Reception 

Menu Card

Wedding Cake



The Happy Couple

We had the pleasure of helping Jen and Brandon plan their intimate destination wedding at the lovely SandPearl Resort on Clearwater Beach!  We loved Jen's soft palette of pastels with soft blue, green, lavender, peach, yellow and pink.  Jen's style is best described as casual beach elegance.  For their intimate beach ceremony, we had a unique idea to incorporate a canvas backdrop of flowers, which still allowed the guests to witnessing the nuptials and still enjoy the view of the beach.  It was just gorgeous!  The flower girl held a small purse of spray roses as she made her way down the aisle.  The bride's bouquet was full of lush peonies, cabbage roses and sweet peas.  So romantic and dreamy!

At the reception, each table scape was full of flowers, floating candles and soft sea shells resting on the soft pale blue Crushed Romance linen with Crystal Clear Chiavari Chairs gathered around!  It was just stunning!  
The dinner was AMAZING as  guests enjoyed Seasonal Ravioli with Chardonnay Butter Fondue and Tomato Basil Jus as their Appetizer, followed by the Salad course made up of Romaine Hearts Pulled Croutons, Parmesan Dressing & Reggiano Tuille.  The Main EntrĂ©e was Filet Mignon with Cabernet Demi Glace & Pan Roasted Grouper with Lemon Beurre Blanc with Cheddar Potato Gratin and a fresh Vegetable Bundle.  For dessert there was wedding cake and an assortment of Vienesse Desserts.


Vienesse Desserts
It was a beautiful day for a beach wedding!  Thank you Jen and Brandon for choosing Stonehouse Events to help make your wedding day dreams come true!  We had a pleasure working with you both and wish you all of the best in your future together!



SEMI's Little White Book | Our FABULOUS Team of Vendors


Planning & Design: Cindy Stonehouse, Stonehouse Events
Ceremony & Reception Venue:  SandPearl Resort, Clearwater Beach
Photographer:  Aaron Bornfleth Photography
Floral Design:  FH Weddings Floral & Events
Day of Stationary:  A&P Designs
Cake:  Chantilly Cakes
DJ & Uplighting:  Inspire Entertainment
Officiant:  Sensational Ceremonies, Pastor Brian
Harpist & Violinist:  Victoria Bernaldo 
Linens:  Connie Duglin
Chairs:  PKS Rentals
Hair & MakeUp:  Collective Creations



   

Thursday, May 3, 2012

REAL WEDDING HIGHLIGHT VIDEO | ASHLEY & NICHOLAS

We are excited to share Ashley and Nick's highlight wedding video thanks to our friends from Voila Cinematic (www.voilacinematic.com)!  Alex Karas captured their wedding day beautifully!  Ashley and Nick were such an amazing couple to work with and we were so honored to share in their day!  Enjoy this preview from their wedding day!






Friday, February 17, 2012

Stonehouse Events in The Knot 2012 Spring Summer Edition



We are excited to share Stonehouse Events has been published in the recent edition of The Knot 2012 Spring Summer edition on newsstands now!  Our couple, Kim and Ken were featured in the magazine on page 98.  Kim loved the bright hues of turquoise blue and hot pink!  With the luscious pink peonies to the custom turquoise blue aisle runner for the ceremony, the tone of the wedding was set for fun!  Everyone danced all night long until the fireworks display began, a surprise for the Groom from the bride!   


We're so honored to have been a part of their special day!  It was the perfect way to start their happily ever after!  Here are some additional photos we loved thanks to Aaron Lockwood Photography!



Aaron Lockwood Photograpy

Aaron Lockwood Photography

Aaron Lockwood Photography

Aaron Lockwood Photography





Inside the Wedding Planner's White Book 
Special Thanks to my Amazing Vendors 
Wedding Planner: Stonehouse Events & More, Inc. DBA Stonehouse Events
Ceremony and Reception: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach
Photography: Aaron Lockwood Photography
Flowers: Events in Bloom
Cake: Chantilly Cakes
Music: RJ Vida
Invitations and Day of Stationary: Not From a Box
Chair Rental: Signature Events
Draping: Quest Drape
Linens: Connie Duglin 
Hair and Makeup: Elena Joseph