Monday, February 22, 2010

Note of Gratitude from Mrs. Stephanie Castillo!

This note was received this past Saturday from our lovely bride, Mrs. Stephanie Sheehy-Castillo coupled with one magnificent gift basket! The Tres Fabu Team owes her a note of gratitude! This letter made myself and my team tear-up with pride and we all feel so humble for her words and for sharing her experience with our team's efforts to create a unique, magical and memorable wedding weekend her entire family could remember for all time! My event team and Stephanie's team of vendors, knowing her and her family's entire story a year before the wedding ~ we all embarked on a journey together, determined to create a day focused on the love and joy to create a celebration that would envelope all this and more!

Dear Debra

I told you after the wedding that I had so many things to tell you that I could not find the words. So now, a few weeks have turned into months later and this is my attempt to express a small bit of what you have done for me and my family.

I was never the girl who dreamed of her wedding day. A tomboy. Did not care for dresses and not wedding dresses for sure. Wedding dreams never really swirled in my head to be quite honest.

I never thought about weddings really until I heard someone whispering about how sad it would be that I would never have the opportunity to walk down the aisle with my Dad or have my Father & Daughter Dance on my wedding day. For the next several years, I thought over and over again how no matter what, I never ever wanted to hear people whispering about how sad they were for me, and if it meant I would never have a wedding, so be it. I went from never thinking about weddings to thinking I was never going to have one.

After Justin and I met, within months, we seemed to be the kind of couple that would be together forever, wedding or not. Marriage was not necessary……..but then one fine day…..came the ring. ECSTATIC!! In the days after the proposal, we had a decision to make. A small non-wedding with just family or a big wedding celebrating the joy, love and hope in our future together….this was what my family had always wanted for us…..what everyone (even tomboy me) had always had reserved in the back of her mind as a possibility. Justin told me it was up to me, if I did not want to ‘deal’ with those whispering voices real or in my head, we could just have small family ceremony.

Would my wedding be sad? Would I break down? Would people feel sorry for me and not happy for me? Would my family be okay?

The choice was already made. I was going to celebrate this to the fullest. I had high hopes. I was not sure how yet, but I knew it was going to be good.

And then I met a wedding planner who lived on hopes, and made dreams come true.

From the minute I talked to you, I knew I was in excellent hands and it was the best decision of the decade to have you as the maestro of all celebrations!

Debra, our wedding was the best day of my life. I do not remember feeling so happy, so comfortable, so ‘taken care of’….so hopeful and eager to continue this voyage with my new husband and our new joint family. When I see the wedding pictures and the snippets of wedding video from our day, the first thing I see is pure bliss in my face. Surrounded by friends and family, I was blissed to the max, and it was contagious! Everybody on the both the night of the wedding and weeks later kept telling me how wonderful, fun and joyous our wedding was.

No whispers.

No sadness.

Just joy. Loud and clear joy!

So for this I thank you. You made dreams I never knew existed come true.


Stephanie Castillo

Post script: One of the stories I heard the very next day after our wedding day.

The night of our wedding, one of our wedding guests (a nurse) saw the doctor she works for in the lobby with his daughter, they were returning from the Nutcracker performance that evening.

He asked what she (the nurse) was doing at the hotel lobby, and she said “Well I am here attending a wedding……” The doctors seven year old daughter inquired if she could see the wedding, and reluctantly, we let her take a peek inside.

After just seeing the Nutcracker, her only response to what she saw in the room of our wedding celebration was “THIS is the most beautiful wonderland!!!”

Yes, it was!!!


Again, these are the moments and ultimately the feed back, Tres Fabu Event Planning and Design and my entire Dream Team of Professional Vendors strive to achieve for each and every client, each and every weekend.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentines Day Weekend!

Cupid is the most famous of Valentine symbols and everybody knows that boy armed with bow and arrows, and piercing hearts.

He is known as a mischievous, winged child armed with bow and arrows. The arrows signify desires and emotions of love, and Cupid aims those arrows at Gods and Humans, causing them to fall deeply in love. Cupid has always played a role in the celebrations of love and lovers. In ancient Greece he was known as Eros, the young son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. To the Roman's he was Cupid, and his mother was Venus.

There is a very interesting story about Cupid and his mortal bride Psyche in Roman and Greek mythology. Venus was overly jealous of the pure heart and beauty of Psyche, and ordered her son, Cupid, to punish the mortal. But instead of punishing her as his mother wished, Cupid fell completely and deeply in love with Psyche. He adored her heart and goodness. Cupid took Psyche as his beloved wife, with one huge complication and hurdle in their life together, as a mere mortal, Psyche was forbidden to look at Cupid, for she would be punished terribly if she were to gaze upon him.

Psyche was very happy until her humanly sisters persuaded her to gaze upon at Cupid, just once. Quickly. No harm would come of it. As soon as Psyche looked at Cupid, Cupid punished her by leaving her. Their lovely castle and gardens vanished too. Psyche found herself alone in an open field with no signs of other angels or Cupid himself. As she wandered trying to find her true love, she came upon the temple of Venus, where her mother-in-law resided. Venus always wanting and wishing to destroy Psyche, the goddess of love gave Psyche a series of tasks, each harder and more dangerous then the last.

For her last task Psyche was given a little box and told to take it to the underworld. She was told to get some of the beauty of Proserpine, the wife of Pluto, and put it in the box. During her trip she was given tips on
avoiding the dangers of the realm of the dead. She was also warned not to open the box. However, as in most fables, temptation overcame Psyche and she opened the box. But instead of finding beauty, she found deadly slumber.

Cupid found his beloved bride, Psyche, lifeless on the ground. He gathered the deadly sleep from her body and put it back in the box. Cupid forgave her, as did his mother, Venus. The gods, moved by Psyche's devoted love for Cupid made her a goddess.

Today, Cupid and his arrows have become the most popular symbols of love during the February holiday of Valentine's Day, and love is most frequently depicted by two hearts pierced by an arrow. Cupid's arrow to be exact!

May Cupid's arrow keep true love always close to your heart! Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Wedding Guest Thank You Nod of Gratitude ~ for tfep&d's Wedding Event on 1.30.10

To the Skinner Family,

Wow, I don't know where to begin. Wonderful, Spectacular, Fantastic, Awesome, Special. There are no words to describe the wedding & reception. We had soooooooo much fun!

The wedding was absolutely beautiful. Very, very, special. Carly, you looked fantastic! Loved the flower girl! Loved the maid of honor. She took her job seriously. Everything was perfect.

The reception was so much fun! Party of the year, maybe decade. The food was delicious. The DJ great. The library was spectacular. Everyone participated and danced the night away. We were all in the moment and enjoying the occasion. It was great!

I know you are opening your gifts right now. Enjoy! I just wanted to say thank you once again for including us in your special day. We feel so honored.


The Files Family

Again, we LOVE these types of responses, not only from our clients and their families, but for the overall experience that their invited guests are enjoying the celebration as well!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Daughter is Getting Married Tomorrow

This note was received in the early dawn of Carly's wedding day from our sweet and precious, Mother-of-the-Bride, Liz Skinner, whom wrote it the day before. Enjoy as you read her enthusiasm for her daughter's big day!

Debra ~

I woke up this morning and realized my daughter is getting married tomorrow!

To say I am excited…is a complete understatement! Debra, it has been a pleasure working with you…and to feel like everything is under control…and enjoy this time with my family…well, I just cannot thank you enough.

So, this is just my little thought for the I look at my daughter sleeping, her wedding gown hanging in the frame of the fortunate we are to have you in our lives....looking forward to the celebration!


Liz Skinner

Life is too short to wake up with regrets. ♥ So love the people who treat you right. ♥ Forget about the one's who don't. ♥ Believe everything happens for a reason. ♥ If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. ♥ If it changes your life, let it. ♥ Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it.......thanks for being in our lives Debra!!!!

Note of Gratitude from our Mother-the-Bride Wedding Event Date of 1.30.10

Dear Debra and the wonderful Tres Fabu Dream Team..... our newest Family members,

Perfect….Epic…..Best Wedding Reception Ever…. Party of the Year, Maybe Decade!

These are just a few of the comments that our family and friends have made about Carly and Jason’s Wedding and Reception.

From the moment we met you….we knew you were someone special. Debra, you just exude enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude which made our celebration so incredible.

There is no doubt that our daughter’s wedding day was flawless because of your experience, hard work and love for what you do. Carly and I enjoyed working with you…and it is hard to call it work…because you made what could be a stressful experience, enjoyable.

As the mother of the bride, I was able to thoroughly enjoy and experience what will be one of the greatest days of my life.

It was a worry-free day because of YOU! Thanks for making all of our dreams come true.

Genius! As my husband Mark said......"Debra is a Genius!"

With more love and gratitude than you will ever know,

Liz and Mark Skinner

These are the types of responses myself and my entire Dream Team strive for in making any event memorable, lovely and full of joy! If my clients are happy, I am beyond happy!!! Contact us today to start planning your next event, soiree or wedding weekend!