We have the TRU line!

visit www.truwedding.com

You'll find us at:

2722 Skyline Blvd, Studio 3
Cape Coral, FL 33914

From the Midpoint Bridge, head west to Skyline Blvd
Turn left, and we're a half mile down on your right.

Studio & Library Hours

Standard Studio & Library Hours vary depending on weddings, so call before you head over.
Appointments are encouraged!
Tuesday-Thursday 10am -6pm
Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday & Monday Closed
Phone: 239.673.9620

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Wise Bride Workshops & Luncheon

Sunday June 7th

Wise Brides have the best weddings. And who would settle for less?
Especially when learning all the tricks are only a workshop and elegant lunch away!

{The Florida Wise Bride Workshops & luncheon is the place to learn everything you need to know about hiring professionals for your wedding & the most efficient ways to insure that your wedding day runs smoothly and is everything you've imagined it to be.}
{The Wise Bride Workshop isn't your typical bridal show. You won't be walking around endlessly hoping to find answers. You will be seated comfortably and the answers will be brought to you by SW Florida's most sought after and nationally reknowned wedding experts.}
{The Summer 2009 Workshop will be held at the new, modern Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center. Throughout the workshop, you will hear expert advice on photography, videography, hair and make-up, cakes, wedding attire and wedding planning & decor.}

Industry experts presenting will include:

Making the Most of Your Photographer, Ashley Brockinton Photography

Cakes that Wow the Crowd, Karen Vazquez, Kakes by Karen

Styles of Photography, Krista Kowalczyk, Impressions Photography

Surviving the Elements: Make-Up & Hair that work, Kathy Cantu, RED Salon & Spa

Silhoutte Styling From Head to Toe, Tie the Knot Couture Bridal Salon

The New Boudoir: Sexy, Relaxed & Fun, Audrey Emerson, Audrey Snow Photography

Modern Wedding Videography, Rob Epple, AMC Video

Creative Wedding Design, Kelly McWilliams, Weddings by Socialites

The workshop includes a gourmet luncheon and dessert will be provided by the creative cake designer, Karen Vasquez of Kakes by Karen, a nationally acclaimed cake baker.

The Royal Palm ballroom will be designed for your wedding inspiration by wedding designer and planner Kelly McWilliams, owner of Weddings by Socialites, who is the featured coordinator in the Summer 2009 issue of Bride & Bloom magazine (flowers by Floral Artistry).

Not only will you be given invaluable secrets from these industry experts, but you also receive a swag bag and be entered into a drawing for incredible prizes including a $200 Gift Certificate to AMC Video, a Boudoir Session with Audrey Snow Photography, a $200 Gift Certificate to Tie the Knot Couture Bridal Salon, an Engagement Photo Session with Ashley Brockinton Photography, a Bridal Package from RED Salon & Spa, and Candy Buffet or Escort Card Tablescape (non-floral) from Weddings by Socialites, and a Gift Certificate from Kakes by Karen.

Tickets are limited and the event is expected to sell out.
Tickets will not be for sale the day of the event.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Grand Unveiling

Wedding Trends for 2009

I'm still trying to decide what to do on my tablescapes for this event. I'm completely torn. I have like 82 ideas.
Oh, I should probably tell you what this event is. Um, it's great. You should go. Why? Let me list a few better than good reasons:
{Invitation only vendors} This is key. It means that everyone there has proven themselves worthy to the event host and there won't be 500 vendors clawing at you.

Grandezza Country Club. If you haven't considered this space for your wedding or event, you will after visiting it. We love doing events there! And let's face it, we all love to listen to Sean Hynes speak with that cool irish accent he has.

Debra Mehrberg. Have you seen her work? Off the charts phenomenal custom invites.

Lace and Roses Bridal Boutique. Yep, all the pretty new dresses.

There are others too of course. We will be there (Weddings by Socialites). I am personally inviting you to come over and see us. Really, I do want to see you all.

So, call Sean now to listen to his accent. Wait, no, to RSVP before there aren't any invitations left! 239-948-3569.

The event is this Thursday, January 15th from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm at Grandezza Country Club. Comment if you're coming, we'll put you on our very own VIP list. That means you'll get a cool swag bag.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

New books in the brides library!

We've added new books to our brides library this week. You're always invited to come by and be inspired by all the wedding loveliness! Come in alone to escape, or come with your mom and bridesmaids- all are welcome.

New to our bookshelves:
{Fete, The wedding experience}
{Dinner Parties}
{Cocktail Parties}
{Bouquet Chic}
and of course all the newest issues of the wedding and bridal magazines

Hope to see you all soon!

Friday, December 19, 2008

New Website!

We're happy to announce that our new website is up and running! The Weddings by Socialites website has all the information on what we do and loads of pictures from some of our favorite weddings. Let us know what you think!
Oh, and leave a comment about the new website, and we'll send you a 20% coupon on your wedding invitation order. Click here to check it out!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Welcome to the WBS Planning Studio & Brides Library!

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Attention Brides: Your hopes and wishes have come true!

There is finally a place in Southwest Florida where you can come to get great wedding advice and inspiration.

The Weddings by Socialites Planning Studio & Brides Library is an open door studio filled with ALL and I mean ALL the best wedding inspiration and resources available.
Inside you'll find:
{An amazing collection of wedding books and magazines: from the classics to the newest}
{Local vendor business cards and information. But not just any vendors- hand picked and invited professionals that you can trust}
{Great wedding photographs from REAL weddings in SWFL}
{Real Wedding Videos playing}
{Linen swatches}
{Wedding invitations and stationery}

The best part- it's free. No joke; you walk in, and nobody asks you to buy anything! Imagine going to a bridal expo where nobody hounds you to "buy now!"
Instead, we invite you to sit down, have a glass of champagne or cup of coffee, and browse through all our wedding publications and resources.

On top of all this, you'll get honest opinions from our staff, and we have a few weddings (okay, a lot of weddings) under our belts. If you are getting married in Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Ft Myers, Estero, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, Boca Grande, Sanibel Island or Captiva Island- this is the place for you.

It's a light hearted and fun studio we have here. We even have a tiara and veil that you can wear while you are here so you can make sure that you feel like the bride that you know you are. Feeling fun? Take a polaroid and add it to our wall of brides. Yes, to put it simply, we are here to make planning your wedding fun again.

Let me break it down for everyo
ne that is wondering: You do not have to hire us to plan your wedding in order to come and enjoy the brides library. Although we hope and wish for you to ask us to!

Here are a few pictures of what you'll find here at the studio & library:

{Watch some of our recent weddings or a new demo from a local band}
{Sit back and take in the inspiration}
{All wedding, everywhere}
{Find a great vendor? Pick up the phone and call for an appointment!}
{Our consultation area}
{Grab a book or album, sit down and relax with your mom or bridesmaids}

{We carry several invitation lines}

{Need linens or wedding design for your wedding or events?}
{Check out some of the albums local photographers have given us. Each one is from a wedding we planned and/or designed}
{You won't find a bigger collection of wedding books and magazines anywhere in SWFL}

{Business cards on display of only the best available wedding professionals in SWFL}
{Sneak peek one of our famous Sweet Stations (Candy Buffet). Yum}