November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful For?

Lately, I have found myself approaching certain holidays with no real enthusiasm or appreciation for them at all. I would only get excited about having a day off from work or a day to sleep in. But as many of you have found, this has been a very challenging year. We all have had struggles of some kind or another, me included. Realizing these challenges and how we (my family and friends) have overcome them, I must take a moment to think on all I have to be thankful for. Oh, my list is much too long to discuss here in this blog but I am taking extra time, every day, not just Thanksgiving Day, to express my gratitude to God, my Heavenly Father, for every blessing and for bringing me out of every challenge.

I have had a wonderful year, full of blessings, learning opportunities and love; and I am so thankful for all of it. I am also so very thankful that my event and wedding planning business experienced some growth and is becoming even more successful. It's not often that one can find happiness while working but I can truly say that I have. I love what I do and I so appreciate my clients that have trusted me over the year. I will work even harder in the upcoming years to continue to hold their trust as well as gain the trust of my clients I have yet to meet. Thank you again for believing in me.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of the followers and fans of Alpha Prosperity Events and Coco Trendy a warm, blessed and prosperous "Happy Thanksgiving!"

November 15, 2009

Found Treasure While on Vacation

Well, I'm back from my vacation and what can I say? It was a wonderful birthday celebration cruise and I had a great time. I really could have stayed another week. We flew into San Juan, P.R. and boarded a ship for a seven day cruise to St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, and St. Kitts. All of the islands were beautiful, the water was gorgeous and the weather was outstanding. Just thought I would share a few of the photos from my great birthday celebration.
It's not Coco Trendy, but I couldn't resist Coco Joe's Beach Shack

While I was there, I found a great venue for a destination wedding. (After all, a wedding and event coordinator never stops working. We are always looking for new venue or design element.) Stony Hill is privately owned home built high on a ridge in the north of St Lucia. Below are some photos from there website. Surrounded by one and a half acres of tropical gardens it has beautiful panoramic views. It is a perfect setting for any event but I think it would be a great choice for an intimate wedding and reception. As mentioned, the home is privately owned but there are two bedrooms available for overnight accommodations. I did spend some time at this beautiful home and I don't think there are enough pictures that really speak to it's quiet beauty and gorgeous views.

Event & Wedding Planner
Alpha Prosperity Events
Southwest Houston ~ Richmnond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans

November 10, 2009

October Bride Celebrates "Pink" in Big Way

Meet Mollie & Lynwood

On October 10, 2009, I got the wonderful opportunity to coordinate this special wedding for a very special bride and her handsome groom. Mollie is a breast cancer survivor and it was very important for her to celebrate this in a big way, and what better way than on your wedding day. The nuptials and celebration were held at the beautiful Cedar Grove Tchoupitoulas Plantation. Hope you enjoy just a few personal photos of this wonderful wedding.

The inspiration for the big event was "pink and the breast cancer awareness symbols."

Thanks to all the great vendors especially:
Ceremony and Reception Venue - Cedar Grove Tchoupitoulas Plantation
Invitations and Programs - Kema LaCaze
Bridal and Bridesmaid Bouquets - Melanie Connor
Photographer - Sonny Randon Photography
Wedding Coordinator - Alpha Prosperity Events

To Mollie & Lynwood,

It was such an honor to serve you guys on your wedding day. I wish you many years of God's blessings, happiness and love.

Event & Wedding Planner
Alpha Prosperity Events
Southwest Houston ~ Richmnond/Rosenberg ~ New Orleans