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    Hello and thank you for thinking of Creative Imaginations Photography to be apart of your wonderful journey. I founded Creative Imaginations in 2004 with the mindset that everyone, no matter their age, budget or location deserves great wedding photography. This is the biggest day of your life and worrying about your images should be the least of your concerns. Working with your photographer should be like working with friend, someone you can trust, rely on and be overall satisfied with. What makes us different from all of the other wedding photographers out there? It is that we truly believe in what we do. We have the privilege of being the one person in all of your wedding details and plans who creates your lifetime memories. Who, while our interactions may be short, provides you with memories for a lifetime; memories that will not fade, memories that will forever impact you, your family and generations to come. This calling, our passion, is an honor to provide and a joy to be apart of. Contact us to today to start your journey.

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9th Annual Apex Awards – Greater Ft. Myers

Greater Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce

9th Annual Apex Awards

GFM Chamber of Commerce Apex Awards 2014

 

“The Apex Awards is an annual tribute to a woman (or an individual) for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting others in attaining professional goals and leadership skills. The event is a very highly promoted evening gala celebration. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is proud to hold this event to honor the women of Fort Myers and surrounding Lee County.

The 2014 Apex Awards will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Please join us as we celebrate this year’s recipients, Kathryn Kelly with The Heights Foundation, and Sonya Sawyer with Home-Tech.” – GFM Chamber of Commerce Website.

 

The NewPress and Florida Weekly also captured the evening reporting:

Two Lee County women who make a difference in the community were toasted Saturday at a dinner-and-dance gala for the Ninth Annual Apex Awards, presented by the Women in Business committee of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.

The winners are:

• Kathryn Kelly, president & CEO of the Heights Foundation, serving families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood.

• Sonya Sawyer, chief financial officer for Home-Tech, a regional appliance service and sales company based in Fort Myers.

The awards program salutes Lee women who excel in professional achievement, community service/philanthropy, mentoring and leadership.

While our coverage wasn’t front page headlines, it was nice to spice up the awards a bit with our custom gold and glittery background that we had prepared especially for the event.  As one attendee commented, “It’s kind of like an adult prom” so why not glitz up the photos.  Here are an array of snapshots from the event.  You may purchase any of the images in Hi-Res by visiting our site here:  http://creativeimaginations.zenfolio.com/apexawards2014

 

Award Winners

Sonya Sawyer accepts an Apex Award with her children, Brandon, 9, and Chloe, 7, during the Ninth Annual Apex Awards at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs on Saturday.

Award Winners

Kathryn Kelly, president and CEO of The Heights Foundation, was awarded an Apex Award on Saturday during the Ninth Annual Apex Awards at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs

Award Winners

 

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Fall Wedding Trends of 2014

 Fall Wedding Trends of 2014

Whats trending for weddings this fall

 

Searching the latest popular wedding websites and pinterest we’ve found wedding trends of 2014 that you can expect to see in weddings this year. They range from vintage & rustic to bright pops of color and sparkles. Heres what we found.

Fall Wedding trends of 2014Via (http://www.theriverhouseproperties.com/2014-wedding-trends)

Rustic & vintage – These trends have been popular for a while but this fall they will take a full sweep of venues and themes. Vintage decor adds romance and simplicity without going over board. Adding a few old suitcases, bird cages or frames can change the feeling of a venue without over doing it. Rustic weddings in barns and fields with natural back drops, mason jars and lanterns.

Fall Wedding Trends of 2014

via http://www.elegantweddinginvites.com/top-8-trending-wedding-theme-ideas-2014/#

Pops of color – Gone are the days of pastels and soft colors, in are the bright hues and pops of color. You can use these bright colors for your main colors, coordinate boutonniere, the bridesmaids shoes and even bouquets. Bright yellows, reds, blues, and purples are all among the popular colors.

Fall Wedding Trends of 2014

via http://www.elegantweddinginvites.com/top-8-trending-wedding-theme-ideas-2014/#

Sparkles – Glitter and sparkle are everywhere for weddings this fall. Its as simple as adding glitter to centerpieces, decorations or shoes and garters. You’ll see sparkles on aisles, bouquets, desserts and favors. You can add as much or as little as you want and still get the same dramatic effect.

Fall Wedding Trends of 2014

via http://www.elegantweddinginvites.com/top-8-trending-wedding-theme-ideas-2014/#

Dramatic Decorations – Dramatic decorations this fall season will consist of dramatic lighting, large intricate centerpieces and sparklers in photos. Lighting will be string lights and lots of it, from wrapping trees in it to using it as an outdoor ceremony roof. Large dramatic centerpieces that catch your attention immediately and leave you in awe. Sparklers have been popular for awhile but will be in more weddings this fall with outdoor weddings being popular during this time of wedding season. You’ll see plenty of sparkler exits and sparklers as accents in photos.

Fall Wedding Trends of 2014

via http://www.elegantweddinginvites.com/top-8-trending-wedding-theme-ideas-2014/#

The Fall Wedding Trends of 2014 will make every bride to be rethink her current them if it isn’t among them, they are gorgeous and simple or romantic and dramatic. Each as different as the bride planning it.

DIY Weddings on a budget

DIY Weddings on a budget

Utilizing unconventional ideas for the ultimate wedding

DIY Weddings on a budgetWhen planning a wedding one of the first things you come up with is a budget. Some brides don’t stick to it while others refuse to go over their set limit. There are tons of ways to cut costs when it comes to wedding planning. These are just a few ways to help you with DIY Weddings on a budget.

  • DIY- Do it yourself! Pretty self explanatory when it comes to this tip. The more things you can do yourself, the less money you tend to spend because you are cutting out the middle man. Do your own paper products – invitations, programs, menus and thank you’s. Make your own centerpieces, decorations and signs. Figure out ways to cut out extra expenses without giving up things you want in your wedding. DIY weddings on a budget are everywhere whether you enlist the help of Pinterest or The Knot or that extra crafty best friend.
  • Don’t get married in season or on a Saturday – The most expensive time to get married is during season on a Saturday. If your date isn’t set in stone yet or you are ok with getting married in any season, try picking a date that is out of season for your location. For fort myers season is considered October to May. Also picking any day besides Saturday with help lower costs when it comes to venues and vendors. Saturdays are busy so if you choose days that they have open they tend to work with you on prices.
  • Consider venues that are non-traditional – Using venues that aren’t as busy or sought after usually means spending less money. Places that aren’t considered a wedding venue usually don’t charge the extreme prices that “wedding locations” charge. You can also find places that are all inclusive which also cut some costs.

When you start your planning consider having a DIY wedding on a budget, with the money you save  you can take that honeymoon you’ve always wanted!

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DIY Weddings on a budget

DIY Weddings on a budget

DIY Weddings on a budget

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Naples Botanical Gardens Wedding

Romantic Wedding Under the Stars at Naples Botanical Garden

One of Florida’s best kept secrets

Naples Botanical Gardens Wedding

When most brides begin wedding planning one of the first things they think of are locations. Southwest Florida is known for its gorgeous beaches and theme parks that are used for thousands of destination weddings every year. If you are not native to an area that you are planning on using for a destination wedding a lot of the local favorites are overlooked. One thing that most out of state brides to be are missing out on is the Naples Botanical Garden. Sometimes out of state brides stumble upon something great and find their wedding venue, and this is exactly what happened here. Erin and Kenne took full advantage of all that Naples, Florida has to offer and went with the Naples Botanical Gardens. They chose to go with a relaxed and romantic wedding under the stars. Surrounded by the gorgeous native plants to southwest Florida, each and every wedding is as unique as the brides that tie the knot here. The setting of this location makes it so easy to customize the details around what the bride envisions for her special day. Erin and Kenne went with minimal rustic decorations that complimented the flowers and plants. With a gorgeous venue like this one it is so easy to use the surroundings and natural elements as your decorations. Another great aspect of the Naples Botanical Garden are the bright tropical colors. It is so fun to see a couples personality show when cameras start clicking. Erin and Kenne were so laid back and enjoyed using the bright backgrounds the location had to offer.Naples Botanical Gardens Wedding

 When you begin your search for the perfect wedding venue make sure you dig a little deeper and try to find a hidden gem. You never know, you could end up with a gorgeous wedding under the stars at the Naples Botanical Garden. For more information, visit their website http://www.naplesgarden.org/

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Destination Wedding at Pink Shell Beach Resort

Destination Wedding at Pink Shell Beach Resort

Making Your Destination Wedding Day Images Beautiful!

Destination Wedding Pink Shell Beach Resort

Here at Creative Imaginations Photography, we are here to help you from tips on planning to capturing those priceless memories on your big day. We know that planning a destination wedding can be a lot of work but with our vast destination wedding photography experience and great relationship with venues such as the Pink Shell Beach Resort, we are glad to help take on the work! We offer specially priced destination wedding packages to help keep your wedding photography needs in budget and we are happy to create customized packages for you. The Pink Shell Beach Resort and venues alike in the Southwest Florida area offer packages of varying degree to include ceremony setup, dinner, officiant services, elegant decorations, flower arrangements, honeymoon suites, and champagne toasts. Creative Imaginations Photography has worked extensively in the past with venues such as the Pink Shell Beach Resort and we would love the opportunity to help you plan your big day! Check out our destination wedding packages here!

Destination Wedding Pink Shell Beach Resort

The Southwest Florida Sunset offers great opportunities for elegant and fun pictures alike on our white sandy beaches!

Destination Wedding Pink Shell Beach Resort

In the above photo, Judy and Bill seal their beachside destination wedding with a kiss in the cool shaded mangroves on Fort Myers Beach!

Destination Wedding Pink Shell Beach Resort

Not only can this day be full of love, but also full of laughter and fun with all of your closest friends and family there to celebrate with you.

Destination Wedding Pink Shell Beach Resort

We hope that we can help to make your destination wedding a loving and memorable one here in Southwest Florida!

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Destination Wedding  at Pink Shell Beach Resort, Ft. Myers Fl

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