Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sarah Radford with Chic Gems!!!

I had the pleasure on working with Sarah Radford on a custom veil(Sarah had her dress before we met). I met Sarah trough a mutual friend a few weeks ago.

I'm so excited to know her:
Sarah Radford has quickly created a following of fashionistas nationwide by the name of Chic Gems. The tagline for the stylish company is "designer jewelry for professional women," and the woman behind the chic and affordable line of jewelry knows exactly what professional women today want. Sarah has spent many years in sales and management for companies such as Express, BCBG Max Azria, and Judith Ripka Jewelry.
Sarah grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from Wittenberg University, her professional life brought her to Chicago where she fell in love with the City. Sarah founded Chic Gems, etc. as a side-project in 2002. But when a corporate shake-up rattled her professional path in 2006, Sarah realized it was the perfect opportunity to turn her passionate hobby into a lifestyle and to take life into her own hands!
Sarah's lifelong interest in fashion began early. From modeling her newest dress in pre-school to designing her own string bracelets as a young girl, interest has finally blossomed into the development of her own brand in Chic Gems, etc.
Sarah is inspired by Old Hollywood Glamour including icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel. Sarah's love for nature is obvious in her use of flower and leaf toggles for most of her pieces. She mixes classic and modern designs to create a new exciting twist for the woman who loves to be fashionable without being overly trendy.
Stylish, sophisticated, and affordable, these gems are perfect for everyday wear and will instantly transform any wardrobe. Sarah's goal is for each woman who wears a piece from her collection to instantly feel glamorous and confident.
Sarah has always designed her collections from materials that excite her such as quartzes, semi-precious stones, pearls, glass, and crystals. Her line incorporates bright colors, neutrals, and silver or gold accents with clean lines and a sleek sense of style.
I can't wait for her to design some custom jewlery for me.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Hyatt Clearwater Beach/April NACE meeting

Last month the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Clearwater hosted the monthly NACE meeting.
The cocktail hour was at the 16th floor terrace with a gorgeous view of the Gulf of Mexico and the Inter coastal waterway. The Reception was set up at the breathtaking Aqualea ballroom. Beautiful tables were set up to represent the current trends and must haves of the season. Including Linens, florals, stationary design, photography and one of our couture gowns. Each professional shared their inspiration and the do's and don'ts in each category. I feel so fortunate to be a part of such talented group of event professionals.
Photos courtesy of Pezz Photo

Participating vendors
Allison East: Linens by the sea
Ian Prosser: Botanica
Andrea McMahon: Paper Presence
Amy Willghby: Not from a box
Mark Moberg: Moberg studios
Steve Poisell: Gallery Studios
Samantha Valentin: Signature events by design
Andrea and Jennifer: Hyatt Recency Clearwater
And of course our Anglo Couture Gown

Cage veil Trunk Show Winner!

We couldn't have hoped for a better Trunk Show last weekend. Thanks so much to all the brides and guests that came out to view the collection. Our goal is to create an experience in finding the perfect dress.

Amazingly enough our brides call it the Anglo Couture experience!

As promised we are giving away a cage veil from the Anglo Trousseau. Our lucky winner is, drum roll please: Congrats to Christy M.

Christy will be contacted by the end of the week for details and information about her veil!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Relay For Life!!!

This month I had the opportunity to participate in the Relay for life of Clearwater this month.Our Team name was 1Dream Team. The members of our our team were event industry professionals. The Clearwater team raised $66,000 in total for the American Cancer Society. It was a fun experience and a great cause. So I wanted to share a couple of photos with all of you.
A big thanks to our team captain Diana Tamayo with cafe ala carte for leading our team.
The krewe of Mujeres the fiesta that spend the night.
Diana Tamayo ( and Candy)with Cafe ala carte.
Monique Turley with Shutterbooth.
Cristina Martin with Udream events.
Lori Randall(and Katie) with Simply divine events.
Sarah Byrne with Sarah's Sweets.
And of course me with Anglo Couture.
Krewe members that donated.
Kerri Brooks with bbj linen.
Jannie DelRio with four Seasons productions
Cindy Stonehouse with stonehouse events and more
Joannie Adams with the Hilton Clearwater.
Enjoy the photos!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Anglo Trousseau Trunk show give away!

As you know we are working on our veil and accessory line Anglo Trousseau. We wanted to make this trunk show special and start introducing our cage veils.So we are giving away the feather(pictured) cage veil to one of our lucky brides that attend our Trunk Show.

The winner will be announced the Monday after the Trunk Show.

Our Trunk Show is this weekend May 14th-16th
17116 Us 19North
Clearwater, Fl 33764
See you all there!!

Photos:Carrie Wildes Photography

photos courtesy of Carrie Wildes Photography

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bridal Showcase with LenaG!

A couple of months ago here at Anglo couture we had the pleasure to work with LenaG.
LenaG hosted a bridal showcase about make up and hair trends at PlanIt! Boutique in Orlando.

Brides that attended learned everything there is to know about upcoming make up and hair trends. Lena used 4 models to showcase the different trends and chose our wedding dresses to be part of her Showcase. Here are some photos from the talented Maurice Gardner of Gardner Photos and FX.

A special thanks to the beautiful Models:

Mona, Michelle Ramos,Dimity Easley,Rosalie Lorean, Dayari Correa

Monday, May 10, 2010

Anglo Couture Tampa Bay May 14th-16thTrunk show

Brides- to- be you don't want to miss our Tampa Bay May wedding dress Trunk Show!

Come view and try on the fall 2010 collection. Find or create your perfect wedding dress.

Also attendees can sign up for an Anglo Trousseau Cage veil give away.

Visit our website or call us at 727.526.5800 for information and appointments.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Kate Parker Wedding!!!!

meet Kate Parker from my Kate Parker Wedding on Vimeo.

We are so thrilled and excited to be a part of My Kate Parker Wedding.

Mypkw is an ultimate Central Florida Wedding Planning Guide. The brides can choose their budget and utilize tools to plan the perfect wedding just for them.

I love that Mykpw showcases what we, the vendor want to showcase instead of just placing an add for us.
So I wanted to introduce the woman behind the scenes Kate Parker.
Our team is thrilled being a part of My Kate Parker wedding!