The Wedding Planner Experience

Monday, June 24th, 2013


Last Years Workshop was a HUGE Success! We had an amazing group of planners in our workshop and I still stay in contact with them. Many of them have started their business and have strived in their first year! Many have developed new ways to market their business and are seeing great results since last August. One planner in particular worked as an intern with my company after the workshop and got offered an amazing job opportunity as a lead event manager in an large, reputable event production company.  Another planner who attended the workshop boosted up her company and now has 3 times the amount of clients she did when she attended and has been published in over a dozen magazines and wedding blogs. I am so proud of all of the accomplishments of the planners in the last 2 years so you can imagine my excitement for this years workshop. Please feel free to call me or email me should you have any further questions. I look forward to a fantastic and memorable workshop this year.

Dates: Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 and Thursday, August 22nd 2013

Location: Miami Lakes, Florida (the exact address will be sent to you after the application has been submitted)

Times: 9am – 5pm Wednesday and Thursday

Day 1: The Business and Design Concepts Wednesday, August 21st 2013

(Breakfast and Lunch will be provided)

* Understanding Your Role as a Wedding  Planner

* Knowing the Business. Establishing your Target Market, and Setting Company Goals

* Networking, Advertising, Research, and Investing Your Time

* Business Showcase, Developing your Website, and the World of Blogging

* How to work with the Bride and Groom throughout the Planning Process

* Grasping Inspirations, Themes, and Designing Unique Events

* Interactive Storyboard Development- team activity

* Guest Speaker

Day 2: All About the BIG day! Thursday, August 22nd 2013

(breakfast and lunch will be provided)

* Managing Vendor Teams

* Timelines and Production Schedules

* Bride Getting Ready Suite  and How to keep a Calm and Happy Bride

* Importance of Bridal Beauty with Guest Speaker and Guru, Gloria Pelo

* Details, Details, Details

* Plan, Set Up, and Coordination of a Ceremony and Reception

* Design, Decor, and Tablescapes

* Design Presentations with two of Miami’s Premier Designer and Guest Speaker

* Presentation of Inspirational Story Boards

* Q& A with Jackie Ohh… and some of the Best Planners in South Florida

Workshop Venue and Travel

For Information for travel and accommodations, please email


Includes 2 full day Workshop and interactive  learning, breakfast and lunch on both days and all materials needed for interactive storyboard team activity. The cost of the two day workshop is $495.00.

Next Steps

To attend the Workshop, Please email me at and include: Your Full Name, Your Company Name and Website (if applicable) and Your Contact Number.

I will respond to you with confirmation of your email and you will receive an invoice shortly after.  The invoice will have payment instructions. Once I have received payment, you will receive a welcome email along with a workshop worksheet. It’s a simple work sheet to fill out so that I can get to know you a little better. Closer to the date, you will receive an email with our schedule of events and important information and directions. Please contact the office at 305.231.1230 or me cell 786.295.1641 if  you have any questions or if you have a group interested in the workshop.

I am  very much looking forward to this workshop and the chance to show you the wonderful world of being a Wedding Planner. See you in August!

Your registration is only secure once we receive both your registration form and your payment.

Please register early – seating is very limited.


D.I.S.T.U.R.B.I.A on Wisteria Lane

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

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I never post anything of my own, hence, after soooo many times of people asking me to post my wedding, I have yet to do it.  I have to post this one though! O.M.G. I kind out out did myself on a birthday party for my two little girls. My daddy agrees with me LOL.

MAS, Miami Art Space was the venue of choice for this grande party. It had to be a space that I could transform and that had multiple function areas in order for my vision to come to life. This was a special event for me as we were celebrating the birthdays of my two little sisters.  It was so hard coming up with a theme that was going to be exciting just by saying the theme and one that would be totally unique! I didn’t want to do anything ANYONE has EVER done before. I typically get these crazy ideas at the strangest times. This theme was born on 826 while I was driving to the Mandarin Oriental to meet a client. =)

Soooo many people have asked me how the heck did I come up with this theme? My answer is easy: If you know my sisters, Jessie is adorable and very girly. She’s studious and loves to learn about everything. She’s a homebody like me  but has a wild side too when we get a little champagne in her lol. More than anything, she loves things primped and perfect like a street lined with white, picket fenced houses. The only street I could think of was “Wisteria Lane”. It fit her perfectly!

Steph aka Toooootsie! is ALL over the place lol. She is such a character and always is having a great time. She’s a clown and constantly making everyone laugh. She LOVES to shop, talk on the phone, PARTYING, and pretty much anything that involves having a good time, yeah- she is pretty much all over the place. One of my favorite songs and movies for that matter is Disturbia, so I thought, perfect, “Disturbia” is perfect to describe Steph.

Since they are so different, Steph is the Disturbia is Jessie’s Wisteria Lane, hence the theme, Disturbia on Wisteria Lane. Thank you so much to Martha, Jesus, and Marlene at UDS Photo for joining the craziness and documenting it all. Awesome – <3 U!

So, I welcome you to explore both of my baby sisters’ Birthday BASH!  Enjoy!

…  I’d like to introduce you to the characters of Disturbia…

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The character in the middle picture of the top row greeted each of our guests at the Step and Repeat  as they walked into Wisteria Lane. He’s such a an amazing person and his character fit him well as he joked around with all of our guests. They got to take pictures with him at the S&R. The rest of the characters came out in the Disturbia After Party. Crazzzzzzzzzy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so so so thankful to Rick Interian and his design team at Avant Gardens!!!! WOW is all I can say. Ricki has been doing events with me for years. It’s come to a point where I don’t even have to tell him what I like… although I ALWAYS make sure to tell him in which I get the rolling of the eyes lol. I guess that is what happens when you’ve been working with somebody so long that you are more like family than co-workers. =) We had two meetings and did one walk thru. Told him what I was envisioning and thats it! Love him!  This entrance piece was so perfect. it was primped and girly, and oh so suburbia looking. Welcome to Wisteria Lane everybody (well, 250 family and friends).

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Speaking of family and friends… here are a couple of pics of our specials guests. The first to the left is our friends/family and oh so talented hair and mani/pedi genius’ at Elements Salon Studio. Albert custom designed the outfits the girls were wearing and Juan Carlos did their amazing hair styles ~ Geee-Nius! Cheers Friends!

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As stated above, Wisteria Lane was designed to be frilly and girly, and well, perfect! jeje. An oversized peacock fence was the back drop to one of the semi-circle bars from Room Service Rentals. The high bistro rectangle and small cocktail rounds were dressed in plum dupioni linens with fuchsia and plum overlays that consisted of organza cut outs in circular patterns (from AB Covers). The design was paired with black chairs/stools and plum colored cushions for some pizzaz. Small furntiure groupings were strategically placed throughout the outside area to invite guests to sit for a while and chat with some friends.

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Anyone who knows me, KNOWS I’m all about the lighting – it’s the key element to ANY event. My buddy Dan from Uplyte is so amazing. He too knows me so well its scary. The space was lit in bright pinks and soft and stark patterns for that little bit of funk to illustrate my idea of Wisteria Lane.  Ricki designed some oh-so-funky florals to accent the tables and to make the first part of the event tailored and complete! Thanks friends!!!!!!

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Here are some pictures of our family and some friends at the party.

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In speaking with my design team, I wanted to do something different with the display of our fantastic stations. I knew Jorge Mena was going to do something super tasty and fun so I wanted to present it in a way that matched the uniqueness of our event. Well… here it is- floating stations. Thankfully our vendors like to push the envelope a bit cause this was no walk in the park but we got it done and it was the talk of the party. It can not be easy serving on a station that can sway back and forth like a swing lol. Mena Catering prepared mini entree’s for the evening that were both passed and at the stations. For example, tomato bisque with grilled goat cheese sandwiches, martini’s glasses with puffy white rice, picadillo, a fried quail egg, and chopped platanitos…just to name a few =)  I’m getting hungry reliving our menu.

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The transition room!!!!!! I felt that since I had basically two events in one that I needed a room which was somewhat neutral and different to be in between the first and latter half of the evening. Therefore, I used gallery one as what it is- a gallery of fine art and an Aroma Espresso Coffee Station – who can live without coffee?. On the main wall of the gallery, we hung ornate, distressed silver mirrors along with canvases of pictures of my sisters done by Martha Ramirez of UDS which guests could write their Happy Birthday wishes to the girls. Juan Carlos Navas, a renown artist and very close friend, showcased these two pieces of amazing art he created for my sisters. They were then featured in his solo show in Wynwood in November 2010.  In the center of the room hung a chandelier of white feathers which if you paid attention to the details in the blog, My youngest sister’s skirt was almost the same… that was not a coincidence ;). Ricki and his team hung hundreds of white, pink, and purple butterflies throughout the ceiling ALL meeting up at the center of this chandelier. It was breathtaking! We invited all of the guests into the room, turned off the lights, and sang happy birthday to my babies. Confetti Blast and to Disturbia after party. The best part was that not many guests were expecting another room since it was draped off.

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Rosie Cunil (from Elegant Temptations) another amazing artist, designed these two cakes for my sisters. She also designed each and every one of these mini parfait desserts that were displayed on yet another floating station. Incredible! I cannot event tell you what a hit this was! The cake to the left was Jessie’s as she was turning 25. The cake was pink and whispie. It was made to be a girly garden -ike scene with beautiful sugar butterflies and a white picket fence surrounding the acrylic base it was sitting in. Inside that acrylic box, Rosie made it look like sand with tiny Crystal accents. OMG adorable. AND Stephanie’s cake, was dark and psychedelic. The wings of the butterflies were transformed into funky shapes that turned this cake into something deliciously disturbing. Her acrylic box was a mirrored replica of the design on the cake but inside the box was water pearls in deep plums to give the cake that dark and mysterious feel. I am always blown away by my friend and the way she transforms my themes into a piece of art. Needless to say, we had cake for weeks!

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This is D.I.S.T.U.R.B.I.A!!!!!

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Where do I start? This after party was so amazing. We combined black tables with the white furniture to add a bit of contrast to our all white room. I didn’t feel that Disturbia was dark and disturbing. I always looked at it as having elements of funk, girly-goth, and absolutely Nuts! Ricki designed floral pieces with deep red flowers to bring in the essence of girly-goth and the black vases he used were perfect for the space! Silver candle pedestals and candelabras were placed around the lounges. Uplyte showcased  their water wall for the first time at this event. This was a show all on it’s own. Check out my sister’s expressions when they saw it for the first time… priceless!

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As guests walked in, the waterfall would read “Happy Birthday Jessica & Stepahnie 03.20.10” then after a little bit of dancing it read “Disturbia on Wisteria Lane”. Loved it ! Thank you Dan I know it was beyond a pain in the neck to get it in there but you always amaze me. For that and much more, Im always extremely grateful.

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All of our bars inside Disturbia were made of Ice. It was such an incredible addition to our event. The guests loved it and on a side note, it kept us cool when there were tons of people dancing club style!

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Any party where you are planning to dance until the wee hours of the morning needs a shoe valet. What girl did not go nuts when she saw this? Thankfully the munchkin took a picture of it the way we set it up cause it didn’t look like this 4 minutes after we opened the doors lol. Gotta Love Old Navy =).

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Here are some pictures of the decor in different phases of LED light changes. Lighting is key. There has to be room for lighting in your event budget as it sets the tine for the type of party you are going to have.

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We are very lucky to have a great group of friend that knows how to party. At midnight we did the Hora Loca and that was a crazy hour I’ll never forget!

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Some Industry Peeps who were there to celebrate my sisters with me. Martha and Jesus from UDS, Ricki from AVant Gardens and  Rosie Cunil from Elegant Temptations – Love you guys!

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Michael Sarysz rocked the beats!!!!!!! The guests loved him! AND we had a surprise performance from

none other than artist, Felipe Biatti. Thanks friend!

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Thank you so very much to my beautiful sisters and my parents for trusting me so much with this party (not that you really had a choice lol just kidding ). Throughout the planning I hardly got asked any questions other than what should I wear? lol They know I can throw a great party! To my friends, Martha and Jesus from UDS Photo, Ricki Interian and his design Team and Avant Gardens, Dan and his crew from UPLYTE, Rosie Cunil from Elegant Temptations, Diana Lozano from Circx, Michael Sarsyz from Sarz Entertainment,Jorge Mena and everyone at Mena Catering, Aroma Espresso, MAC Parking, Mandy at Room Service Rentals, AB Cover Designers, Juan Carlos Navas and Elements Salon, Quintin Quintero fro Channel, and everyone who was such an important part of planning and executing this grande event. I will forever be grateful for all the hard work. it was party my family and I will never forget. Heck, the guests are still raving about the party!

Erica & Matt

Monday, June 7th, 2010
Erica and Matt’s African Safari Welcome Party

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Erica and Matt’s Wedding Weekend was one of the most grande production of Jackie Ohh… Events history. I was so excited to work with Erica and Matt on their wedding as it was not only so much fun to plan but a true challenge for me as there was an entire weekend filled with events to plan for over 300 guests. The first event was a very private rehearsal dinner that took place on Mr. Cashman’s private yacht. 40 of their closest family and friends enjoyed dinner and cocktails sailing around Miami. The second event was a huge production in itself, Erica wanted to bring her favorite aspects of African Safari to Miami Beach. Erica and Matt love Safari’s so much so that much of their honeymoon was in Africa.

A special thank you to Rodrigo Varela from Rodrigo Varela Photography for these pictures. He was there to capture it all. The pictures tell an amazing story.

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We choose Jungle Island for the Welcome Party. What a better venue than an actual park themed Jungle? As the guests arrived, they were greeted by authentic African drummers and were given african necklaces to wear, as if they were arriving at a typical African Party. Each guests was escorted through the park and into the party area located at the far end of the Island. We created a safari feel using AB Cover Designer’s table clothes animal prints together with solid african colors throughout the decor. Rick Interian for Avant Gardens designed the floral decor consisting of  imported tropical flowers such as lotus and proteas and each centerepice was different than the next. We used props throughout the party such as walls hand-made of branches, African masks to enhance the feel of being in Africa.

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Throughout the party, the African drummers would play to African tribal songs and Dancers did traditional tribal dances. As the guests were watching the shows and enjoying cocktails,stations, and open bars a tribal artist, painted every guests’ face with the white, tribal design as in the typical events in Africa. Jungle Island trainers brought out baby animals for throughout the evening. Kangaroos, Eagles, Alligators, Libers, and Monkeys …Oh MY!  A 20 foot outdoor movie screen was in the background with slide shows of all of the pictures of Erica and Matt’s trips together to Africa and details of their safari adventures. When it got dark. fire dancers entertained the guests as they danced the night away to African beats mixed into New Age House music. It was a party, I for one will never forget. It was the perfect taste of the unique, different, and outrageous events to come.

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Here is the Absolutely Gorgeous Bride, Erica Cashman.  Everything she wore was custom made for her, She would have it any other way. Erica loves everything unique and different to her taste and personal style.  The bottom of her dress as larger than I could ever explain so much so that I was concerned about her walking throughout the gardens of Vizcaya, but she rocked it! I had a Jackie Ohh… stylist with her al all times to make sure she had everything she needed any second of the day. I miss her so much! Honestly, Erica is a beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. We used to chat for countless hours and exchange tons of emails a week as we planned the wedding. I am so happy to tell you that she is now a Mommy of two beautiful twin boys. I can’t wait to meet them next time I go to New York.

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Meet Mr. and Mrs. Matt and Erica Shevlin. They did their first look at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. We arranged for every guest to stay for three nights at the hotel the weekend of the wedding. Upon arriving to the hotel, they received a great welcome bag including a 16 page, custom-made booklet giving the, all of the information they could ever want to know about visiting out beautiful city. After, Erica and Matt went to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (where the reception was being held) for more pictures around the gardens and the grounds of the venue. Once they were finished, Erica as taken to the hotel for Barak Mizrahi to freshen up her hair and make up.

The guests were escorted to the Coral Gables Congregational Church where the ceremony was being held. Karen Cohen and Always Flowers did such an amazing job re-creating a design that Erica and Matt wanted for the ceremony. The guests then were escorted back to the Biltmore Hotel and transportation was provided for all of the guests to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

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As guests arrived to Vizcaya, trumpets playing regal tunes greeted them. As they walked through the tea room into the venue, women dressed in Marie Antoinette attire roamed the gardens and welcomed the guests.  An 8-piece classical orchestra also dressed in regal attire played for the cocktail hour.  Erica wanted her guests to feel as if they had entered a royal ball centuries ago; It truly was a Regal Affair.  The guests loved it and were taking pictures the entire time.

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With every royal affair there must be a royal entrance. Erica and Matt entered the cocktail hour with a Regal Fan-Fair. Perfection!

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The main reception took place under a 6,000 square foot clear tent. We used champagne satin table cloths from AB Cover Designers to dress the tables. The chiavari chairs were covered with custom chair sleeves from Wildflower Linen brought in from California. Karen Cohen for Always Flowers designed these beautiful centerpieces consisting of off white and ivory flowers with touches of peach accents. Custom-made fabric fans and ostrich plumes enhanced the centerpieces to give them a regal flair. Always Flowers’ team of over 20 worked diligently to get this design completed in six hours.

Touch Catering and their staff of over 50 people were amazing and the food was delicious! Erica and I had such great dinners at Meat Market in Lincoln Rd. chatting about the details of the menu. Thank you so much to Ana Cristina and David for working so hard with us on this event, it was perfect! We rented gold-rimmed glassware and gold silverware to compliment the over all design. Since Erica and Matt’s invitation were hand designed by an artist in Miami, we used the same design around the menu card that laid under the glass beaded charger at every place setting.

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Erica and Matt’s favorite confectioner, George Montilio came down from Boston to design their cake. It was absolutely gorgeous and enormous. It took up the entire table and it was brought in pieces as it was too heavy to pre-assmeble. Erica loved the design and since he was a guest at the wedding he was able to see her enjoy all of the guests loving the taste as well. Dave Walters for All Access made an acrylic stage for us that lit up in different colors throughout the evening. He also provided the sound rider for our Band flown in from New York, The Zoo Band. I have no words to describe how amazing this cover band is. By far, it was the best performance I have seen of a new-age rock band at a wedding. Although the songs were top 40s, they even had the older guests dancing. Erica even started singing with the band, well rapping actually. It was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the water, we created a large, after dinner lounge consisting of a coffee station, couches, and the best dessert station ever! The desserts were all candies in white and creams, On the far edges of the table we had a rotating cube filled with mini cubby holes that had slices of cake for the guests to take as they wished. I Loved that little touch of deliciousness. =)

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All great things come to an end. The night was over and the newlyweds took a minute to sit by the water and take it all in. It was a long day but they enjoyed every second of it. Other than a little bit of rain at 11pm, the wedding went precisely as planned and it was more than they had ever dreamed it would be.

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Erica and Matt’s Wedding was published in Enchanted Brides magazine.

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There are so many people to Thank, but my first thank you has to go to Erica and Matt. Thank you so much for entrusting this special weekend in my hands. It was a great experience to have been working with you for the many months of planning and to have met all of your family and friends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Rodrigo Varella Photography, Ricki from Artex Productions, Jungle Island, Rick Interian for Avant Gardens, High Performance Designs, DJ Ubi Merrero, Isabelle Melecio and Karen Cohen and Always Flowers, Adrienne Kaiser for Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Ana for AB Cover Designers, The ZOO BAND, Ana Cristina and David for Touch Catering, Barak Mizrahi, Dave Walters for All Access,  Panache, Wildflower Linens, ABC Costume Shoppe, Aventura Limo, The Biltmore Hotel, George Montilio, Bubble Miami, Aroma Espresso, Coral Gables Congregation Church, and espcially to the entire Jackie Ohh… Team. It was amazing and I will never forget it.

Ashley & Sid

Friday, June 4th, 2010

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Ashley and Sid were married on one of the prettiest weekends in January. They hosted their rehearsal dinner at Miami’s unique venue, Vanderbuilt Mansion on Fisher Island. It was quite a difficult talk but we arranged for all of their guests to be transported to the mansion in mini buses, the largest car that is allowed to ride on the 15 minute ferry ride to the island. It was a great rehearsal and an amazing party dancing the night away to latin beats. The night ended early as we had a huge day ahead of us. A Huge thank you to Patty Daniels and her team for Town and Country Studios for all of the pictures below! It was great being able to work with you.

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The ceremony and reception took place at the gorgeous, Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami. As you can se by the amazing pictures below, it was an awesome day for an outdoor ceremony. The day started early as Gil Sosa for Gil Sosa Designs loaded in during the very early morning hours and Ashley, her mother, family, and bridal party started to get ready. Along with Victoria Chase, we were all over the hotel making sure everything was beyond perfect for Ashely and Sid.  It was a long day of preps for this magical wedding, but it was all worth it to see it all come together.

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Meet Ashley and Sidney. After a long while of being together, the day they were due to wed was finally here. They did a first look in the beautiful lobby of the Mandarin Oriental and then they took all of the bridal party and family to make sure to get every picture they wanted. Some couples opt to do these pictures before to be able to enjoy the rest of the night knowing they got all of the pictures done.

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Together with their family, friends, bridal party, and Rabbi, Ashley and Sid signed  the Kettubah and were ready to exchange their vows under the stars. The ceremony was set up as a simple, yet romantic design consisting of a draped, white chuppah with hanging orchid strands. Candles incased in beautiful calla design were placed along the bamboo aisle. Guests were able to sit on the ottoman style beds to watch the ceremony which added a romantic touch for couples in love.

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As the guests walked into the cocktail hour, they were in awe over this place card centerpiece. It was an absolutely stunning show piece of eclectic glassware filled with monochromatic white floral designs finished with oversized balls of moss and river rocks. I love the way that the variety in textures all work together in this table. During dinner, we placed cookies as take home favors for each guest to take and enjoy before going to bed.

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The table cloths were white with off white satin/matte stripped overlays from AB Cover Designers. The table was finished with gold beaded glass chargers, off white napkins, mahogany chairs and off-white cushions. The floral designs were larger than life. There were three different designs all consisting of various, exotic white flowers with touches of pinks and purples.  A large lounge was placed in the back of the room parallel to The Ruby Baker Band. Since the guest reception tables didn’t fill the room entirely, it was important to create a center space what would complete the design as well as serve as a hang out area for guests to mingle throughout the evening.

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After the 15 minute horah, cutting of the challah, formalities such as the first dance and parents dances, and the delicious four course dinner, Ashley and Sid cut their cake. This eight-tier fondant cake was designed by the very talented pastry chef at the Mandarin Oriental. The guests had a blast dancing the night away and enjoying the company of family and friends from all over the world who came together for this grand celebration. As the guests left, the Krispy Kreme car was waiting for them outside to give everyone a box of delicious melt in your mouth donuts as they left. Yummy!

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After a long day, a picture perfect wedding, and the end of what will always be one of the best days in their lives, Ashley and Side took in the view of our beautiful city and said farewell to all of their guests. Honeymoon time!!!!!

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A Huge thank you to my staff for all of their hard work, Victoria Chase and her Staff at the gorgeous Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Patty Daniels and her team for Town and Country Studios, Gil Sosa and Alice K. Villar for Gil Sosa Designs, Ruby Baker and The Ruby Baker Band, Ana at AB Cover Designers, The staff at The Vanderbilt Mansion at The Fisher Island Club, Tatjana Terzic for Makeup by Tatjana, Luis Serrano and His Band, Encore Chamber, and to all of the other vendors involved with making this wedding possible. Thanks to you, they had a magical day!

Jackie Ohh… Rocks The Knot

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

This year I had the distinct pleasure of planning and coordinating The 2010 Knot Vendor Appreciation Event. It was held at the new Epic Hotel in Downtown, Miami. The party was a huge success! My goal was to create a relaxing atmosphere  where vendors can socialize and network and show them that vendors can party too! So many times, we are behind the scenes of putting together the greatest events but we typically  don’t get to enjoy the night. Tonight we did in true Miami style.

Martha and Jesus Ramirez for Unique Design Studios, Thank you for the awesome Pics =) For the list of all the amazing vendors who helped put this event together, please see below. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make our event such a success. It will be one to remember for all time. =)

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So many times I get asked, Jackie who is in your behind the scenes staff? Well, here they are… Meet Jackie Ohh… Events.

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Diana Lozano from CircX greeted each of our guests as they walked into the main foyer of the Metropolitan Ballroom. She was dressed as a disheveled bride who has always wanted to be a knottie, but has never had a chance to be. LOL

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Thank you to Avant Gardens, Nuage Designs and UPLYE for all of the decor. Loved it!!!

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Rosie Cunil for Elegant Temptations featured her new product, Cake Parfaits for all of us to try. Absolutely Delicious.

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Every time there is a party there is ALWAYS the after party. LOL

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Thank you to following Vendors who were a HUGE part of making this event so Perfect. To all of the Jackie Ohh… Team running 8 strong, Thank You Thank You Thank You. Ivette Perez and The Epic Hotel staff, Martha and Jesus Ramirez for Unique Design Studios, Rick Interian for Avant Gardens, Pablo and Carolina for Nuage Designs, Dan and Alex for Uplyte, My great friend Rosie Cunil for Elegant Temptations for being so innovative and outstanding. Michael Sarysz for Sarz Entertainment, Diana Lozano for Circx, Fransisco Lopez for Aroma Espresso, Maolo Doreste for his Facebook Headshot Station at In Focus Studios, Rodrigo Varella for his photobooth at Rodrigo Varella Photography, and Yojani for Donut Divas. Last but not least, Thank you to Rhonda and Suzie from The KNOT. It was amazing to do this for the second time.

Jackie Ohh… is going to ROCK the 2009 Knot Vendor Event

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Hello All! It has been a bit since I have posted weddings and events but perhaps there is a method to my madness? Hmm… You will have to wait and see. =)
I am so excited to announce that I have been asked to do the 2009 Knot Vendor Event at the New Epic Hotel in Miami. I am planning a grande party for the best of the best vendors in Miami. It’s going to be a HUGE party and vendors, You will NOT want to miss it. I hope to see you all there.

Celebrating Jackie Ohh… Events

Thursday, November 13th, 2008
Wednesday, the 12th of November, Family, Friends, and Vendors
gathered together at a private estate in Miami celebrating
Jackie Ohh… Events !!!!!

The NEW Jackie Ohh… Events business cards were revealed for the first time (It’s a consensus- they are absolutely stunning!) and the NEW postcards for were also revealed for the first time. I had such an amazing response to this new concept… I am so excited to get it started!

Here are some pictures from the party… what a blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m kind of known for throwing a Good Party lol!
Here I am next to the pool gobo (thanks Dave!) and my NEW Jackie Ohh… Logo (Jeanette you Rock Lady!)

The decor was done by my friends Avant Gardens, All Access Lighting, Mena Catering, and AB Cover Designers. Thank you so much. I loved it… it was so perfect!

… before the party started.

How cute is this? Red Velvet, Vanilla, Chocolate and My favorite Banana Cupcakes by none other than Rosie Cunille for Elegant Temptations. They are so cute aren’t they? They tasted even better than you can imagine. (Rose, love you – my sister from another mother).

Deborah Howard, Ray Roman, Fransesca Diego, Javid Hepburn, Luis Viera

Jackie Fernandez and Martha Ramirez, My Munchkin

Melissa Fernandez and Marie Napoles

Jeanette Rodriguez, My Mom =), and Ulla Schindler

They are having too much fun! I love it!

Mario, Jackie, and Jonathan (the newest addition to the team, my third “J”)

Joy Wallace Catering and Fransisco Lopez

Javid Hepburn, Manolo Doreste, Jackie Fernandez, and Fransesca Diego

The Romans, My Hubby, and Jesus Ramirez

Nanda, Miguel Irias Photo, and Amy Hill

Joy Wallace Catering with Rosie Cunille

Oly Trigo and Monolo Doreste

David Walters, Ricki Tiki, and Bruce Barbaree

Jessica and ME- Remember Jess, AMEX! lol

My Mom and My Hubby

My Mom and Dad =)

The “Farah’s” My sisters and my “older brother”

Jeanette Rodriguez and ME… This is the woman behind all that is new with Jackie Ohh Events!

There can never be a party without embarrassing me somehow… that footage is a secret y’all… Okay? … How Embarrassing!!!!!!

To all of my family and friends, thank you so much for celebrating with me. To those of you who couldn’t make it, you were definitely there in spirit – we missed you!

Love you All! Until the next celebration, hopefully there will continue to be MUCH TO CELEBRATE!

Jackie Ohh… at Barry University

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

On Wednesday, October 1st, I will be at Barry University speaking to undergraduate students about my profession, my degree and the importance of attaining it, what it takes to be a wedding coordinator/event planner, and what the reality of the business is like. I will be doing 55 minute presentations including plenty of time for Q & A. =)
I feel honored and very excited to speak to the Barry University students. This will be my first time publicly speaking about what I love to do; I look forward to many more public appearances.

In the Limelight

Friday, September 19th, 2008

The Catalina Hotel in South Beach, Brides in the Limelight, and Bride Magazine, recently hosted a great networking event. Here we are at the event…. some of the “grupito”… all of the rest of them were… probably by Donout Divas … Rosie… LOL. Martica, Mojitos and Crab Cakes… hmmm delicious? lmao. Looking forward to Salsa on Bird lol!

From Left to Right: ME and Marie (Jackie Ohh… Events), Martha and Jesus (Unique Design Studios), Manolo (In Focus Studios), and Rick ” Ricki-Ticki” (Avant Gardens).