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A Guide to the Perfect Backyard Wedding- Part 2

With all the fantastic perks of having a backyard wedding, there are definitely a lot of important factors to consider before deciding. Jessie Soplinski, COO of Breezin’ Weddings gave us some insight into the logistics of hosting a backyard wedding. “Before you decide to have a backyard wedding, make sure your important vendors come out and see the space,” said Jessie. “Don’t plan without having vendors give you their professional opinions and honest, real advice on if and how it can be done.”

Key things to consider:

  • Bathrooms

For every 100 guests attending your wedding, we recommend 4-5 portable toilets. There are plenty of options for portable bathrooms. You can treat your guests with an upscale portable toilet trailer, including mirrors, lights, and a more pleasant experience than a traditional porta potty!

  • Parking/Permit

Parking at a backyard wedding is tricky. You may need to rent out a parking garage and hire a shuttle service to bring guests from the garage to your home. 

  • Power needs

It’s important to consider the electrical components essential to your wedding. You are going to need to find out how power your vendors are going to need, how much power the house provides, and how much power you are going to need to bring in. We suggest renting quiet generators so it doesn’t disturb your guests and event.

  • Trash removal/Clean up 

During your celebration, a lot of trash is going to accumulate. Check with your caterer to see if they help with trash removal. If you are still in need of help, there are trash removal services you can hire to help with the clean up.

  • Chairs/tables

There are rental companies that you can rent all your tables and chairs from. They will almost always set up and break down for you and provide based on the floor plan you give them.

  • Getting your lawn ready

You want to make sure your lawn is prepared for your event. Click on this article to get some tips on how to get your grass ready for your backyard wedding.

  • Weather back up/Tents

You want to make sure you’re fully prepared for bad weather. We suggest renting enough tents to comfortably cover all of your guests and cover the sides, so no one gets wet if it rains. 

Here are some other things to consider: 

  • Maintenance and set up
  • Neighbors and noise level
  • See if vendors have generators
  • Separating cocktail area from reception 

We know how important your wedding day is to many people and here at Breezin’, we want to make sure our clients are prepared and aware of all that goes into having a backyard wedding. Think to yourself: What type of wedding do I want to have? What are my priorities for the big day? If they match the perks and benefits we listed above, then a backyard wedding just might be right for you!

 

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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A Guide to the Perfect Backyard Wedding- Part 1

A backyard wedding is perfect for a sentimental couple who loves the outdoors. There are so many benefits to having your wedding somewhere so personal and close to your heart. This gives you and your significant other creative freedom to use your imagination to transform the space into your dream wedding . With that convenience, there are also very important specifics to pay attention to and think about before the big day. We put together a list of all the advantages to having a backyard wedding and some of the important details to think about!

Benefits of having a backyard wedding:

  • You can choose any date

This is such a huge benefit to having a backyard wedding. You’re avoiding the stress of booking a venue and given the freedom to pick any day you want. Some venues book up to a year in advance, so this gives you complete control to pick the perfect date.

  • More time for set up and break down

Since your wedding is happening at your house, you are free to begin setting up as early as you would like. This can make setting up more enjoyable and less stressful on the bride and groom, and even allow them to be more involved. Once the night is over, it can be a harsh reality to go from celebrating and dancing with your friends one minute to cleaning up the next. With your wedding in your own backyard, there is no time limit on cleaning up. This allows you to fully enjoy your day and not stress over cleaning everything up that night! 

  • Budget Friendly 

When you decide to have a backyard wedding, you are automatically cutting the cost of your wedding drastically. You won’t have to pay for the venue and other costs that come along with it. This gives you a larger budget to spend on renting some important necessities. You may need to rent some things that would have normally been provided by the venue. Still, the cost of renting won’t be nearly as much as a venue would have been. 

  • Personal/sentimental factor

The personal and sentimental factor is an obvious plus of having a backyard wedding. You not only get to use your imagination and creativity with the space, but it becomes a more personal and intimate event for you, your friends, and family. Getting married in your backyard can add to memories already made throughout your life. 

  • All your furry friends can attend

Here at Breezin’ Entertainment, we love our animals. On your wedding day, you’re going to be busy. So if you’re planning on having some animals there, watching your pet isn’t exactly going to be a top priority. Having a backyard wedding is a great way to let your furry friends be a part of the big day without having to worry about them prior to the ceremony! You can even hire a pet care service to be on site so you don’t have to stress.

Stay tuned for part 2!

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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BREEZIN’S TOP TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARTY A SUCCESS

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming around the corner. For more than 1,000 years the Irish have been observing their special day. Saint Paddy’s is more than beer and leprechauns but a feast of Saint Patrick and celebration the heritage and culture of the Irish. Here are some of top tips on how to make this year’s celebration better than your last.

1. Decorations

Everything green! Decorate the tables with green table covers and appropriately themed centerpieces. The first impression is always important to set the vibe of the party. If green is too basic, try incorporating orange and white details. The Irish flag, shamrock confetti, balloons, and gold-wrapped chocolate coins can also be laid around the room. And lastly, leave something out for the guest to wear to get them into spirit. Guests will get a kick out of bearded beads or mini leprechaun hats.

2. Entertainment and Music

To keep the tradition alive, hire a Celtic band to play at your party. Music was a way the Celtics passed down history, legends, and religion by turning the stories into songs. And don’t forget about the kids this holiday. Though watching bag pipes be played and Irish step dancers perform aren’t the typical party-entertainment. Face painters are fun way to excite the kids and keep them busy. Face painting isn’t only for kids but having shamrocks and rainbows painted on your guest’s faces are a way for everyone to be festive. Here are some other some entertainment options to surprise your guests with.
• Leprechauns
• Stilt Walkers
• Celtic Dancers
• Celtic Bands
• Bag Pipers
• Beer Tasting

 

3. Food

You probably heard of eating corned beef and cabbage being a traditional dish to eat on St. Patrick’s Day. However, it isn’t the national dish of Ireland but a more affordable option. During the time of immigration to U.S., the first generation of Irish-Americans were in search a similar dish of their homeland. Since prices were too high, they settled for corned beef and cabbage instead of the pricey pork and potatoes at the time. Don’t worry though, if that doesn’t sound appetizing, we have other ideas for food that may be more appealing!
• Irish Soda Bread
• Shepherd’s Pie
• Shamrock Shaped Cupcakes
• Charcuterie board with a rainbow display/Pot o’ Gold

 

4. Cocktails

This year go beyond green beer but add a whole Drink Bar with some of our favorite cocktails…and maybe with a leprechaun bartender! Don’t forget the way the drinks look is almost as important as how they taste!
• Guinness beer- of course!
• Pot o’ Gold Shots
• Lucky Charms Shots
• Irish Mint Mojito
• Shamrock Sour
• Green Apple Sangria

 

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

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Tips for planning a stress-free holiday party

After a long and exhausting Thanksgiving, the stress of party planning can start to get to some people. But the holiday season is just getting started! This is a time of celebration and we don’t want anybody feeling overwhelmed. With these tips, planning your holiday party will be an easy, stress-free experience!

Prepare before guests arrive
Something as simple as setting the table before guests arrive can take a great deal of stress away. Trying to set the table with a house full of guests and the kids running around can be overwhelming. And with a million other things to do, I’m sure this is last on your agenda. Setting the table early gives more time to prepare your delicious holiday dinner!

Play holiday music
An easy way to spread some holiday cheer is simply by playing some holiday music at your party. Make sure you don’t have it too loud that your guests can’t hear each other, but having it play in the background of conversation really sets the holiday mood. Create a playlist of all your favorites and let it play during your event!

Find easy recipes

The most stressful part of cooking a holiday dinner is timing everything perfectly. Finding recipes that don’t require too much preparation and baking time will give some time to relax and enjoy your holiday. Simplifying your menu doesn’t mean your meal will be any less delicious. You will still have mouthwatering food to serve your family.

Have a holiday themed drink
The holidays are a time for celebration and treating yourself, so why not do that with the perfect holiday cocktail. Here at Breezin’, our personal favorite is the cranberry mimosa. It is a tasty treat all of your adult guests will enjoy sipping on before, during, and after your meal! Of course, this recipe can be altered to be a kid-friendly treat, just replace the champagne with sprite! Here’s a link to our favorite recipe!

Link to recipe: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a50162/cranberry-mimosas-recipe/

Set up a cocoa bar
Setting up a cocoa bar is an inexpensive, crafty way to add that holiday touch your event may be needing. This delicious and kid-friendly option will help your guests get in the holiday spirit! You can go the extra mile and add marshmallows, peppermint sticks, sprinkles, whipped cream, and so much more! This is something you can set up before guests arrive and will be quite the treat!

Set up some games
Setting up some simple games is easy and so much fun! This is a great chance for your family to let loose and share some laughs. It’s an opportunity for everybody to bond and enjoy each other’s company. We’ve linked the instructions below to a personal favorite, the oven mitt present game. With this game, you and your family are sure to create some entertaining memories.
Link to game: https://www.perfect-partygames.com/oven-mitt-unwrap.html

Relax and enjoy!
However, that is what the holidays are all about, right?! You don’t want to allow the stress of hosting ruin quality time with your family. This is your holiday, too! Sit back, relax, and enjoy some quality time with your family and friends.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.com/

 

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Make Wedding Planning a Breeze with Breezin’s “Day Of” Packages

Olivia Roberts was a bride on a budget, and she was perfectly fine with that. She fully believes you can get a beautiful day with all the things you want without a wedding planner and without putting yourself or your parents in debt. That being said, creating the perfect day was not as easy as she expected. Having planned her wedding since she was a little girl there were things she didn’t expect to realize she would have to worry about. Even though she good at finding the best deals for her wedding, she realized there was still so much she hadn’t planned for.

The big things were easy, but the small things were the hardest. Some of these small insignificant details need attention, even if you don’t have a preference or know what is best. At the end of it all, you don’t want to be counting down the days because you can’t wait for it to be over. When all of the stress gets put on you it makes your special day less enjoyable. That is why Olivia recommends Breezin’ Weddings. They offer a wide range of packages from the month of to the day before. The month of package gives you access to planners and recommended vendors throughout the entire process. Breezin’ helps keep you and your family from having to stress leading up to your event, as well as the day of by being there to help with any arrangements that need to be done. With over 30 years of experience, Breezin’ is able to adapt to any situation or problem that arises letting you enjoy your special day. Your wedding is supposed to be a special day that you can look back on the rest of your life, but it shouldn’t put you in debt. Breezin’ Weddings is the affordable way to make sure you get hitched without any hitches.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2OwA65R
For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

Want more? We encourage submissions! To potentially be included in the next volume of Breezin’ Magazine, readers are encouraged to submit their experiences or industry stories to marketing@breezin.com

About Breezin’ Magazine:
Breezin’ Magazine hopes to bring awareness to the unique culture of entertainment and events. It offers its readers a firsthand look at the selection process for entertainers, different types of eccentric entertainment that are not typically seen, and what goes on in preparation of a big event that attendees are often unaware of. For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

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Intrapreneur Boss

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a job that allows you to create new products and services with the financial support of a company, and you don’t have to follow a corporation’s routines and protocols. It’s called being an intrapreneur, and it’s a real thing that you could do.

You need to have the drive and innovative mindset of an entrepreneur and the ability to take on a few extra tasks, which can sometimes be risky. You also need to think out-of-the-box to be able to change the strategic direction of the company and help the corporation grow. If you can achieve these things, you can be equipped with the potential to gain leadership positions.

For example, massive companies like Google and Microsoft are always looking to come up with new ideas to create long-term benefits for consumers and the company. The outcome of this exploration has resulted in significant technological advances in society.

However, there are going to be difficulties being an intrapreneur. One of them is facing the backlash from co-workers who are not immune to change. Another is taking rejection, which is bound to happen. Going through several trials is needed in order for you to grow and get somewhere. You can never give up on projects and must always be willing to put in the extra effort.

Being an intrapreneur allows you to watch a business grow from your creative ideas. If you possess the qualities of an intrapreneur, then it’s time you go out and become the driving force for a company.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2FqLRI2 

For more information, please visit: https://breezin.com/magazine/  

Want more? We encourage submissions! To potentially be included in the next volume of Breezin’ Magazine, readers are encouraged to submit their experiences or industry stories to marketing@breezin.com

About Breezin’ Magazine:
Breezin’ Magazine hopes to bring awareness to the unique culture of entertainment and events. It offers its readers a firsthand look at the selection process for entertainers, different types of eccentric entertainment that are not typically seen, and what goes on in preparation of a big event that attendees are often unaware of. For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

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Speak Your Hustle

Founder of Presenting Powerfully, Debbie Lundberg, is a successful entrepreneur who knows all about the art and impact of hustling. Her journey to the business world started when she was in elementary school. She created a circus in her parents’ backyard where she charged ten cents per entry and performed tricks and hosted games. In third grade, she ran a marker-rental business where students could rent markers for a day or a week with a small fee. Debbie’s natural skills in entrepreneurship were clearly evident since she was a child.

She continued to lead at the University of Michigan where she and a friend started a shopping service called “Bargain Hunter’s Shopping.” After graduate school, she had another side hustle called “Gift of Rhyme” where she wrote limericks for people based on their responses to questions. Where Debbie and her partner would print and frame them for gifts, announcements, and more.

At 33 years old, Debbie was given significant roles at General Motors. One of them was working as an adjunct for Dale Carnegie Training throughout the country. When she moved to Tampa, she was recognized as the Instructor of the Year for the Tampa Bay Sponsorship and made her name known through her volunteer work speaking at panels about communication, behaviors, and relationships.

Today, Debbie’s daily life revolves around public speaking and coaching CEOs, lawyers, football coaches, and others on how to become strong presenters. She has become an inspiration to many and a notable member of the Tampa Bay Community.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2SI05wG

For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

Want more? We encourage submissions! To potentially be included in the next volume of Breezin’ Magazine, readers are encouraged to submit their experiences or industry stories to marketing@breezin.com

About Breezin’ Magazine:
Breezin’ Magazine hopes to bring awareness to the unique culture of entertainment and events. It offers its readers a firsthand look at the selection process for entertainers, different types of eccentric entertainment that are not typically seen, and what goes on in preparation of a big event that attendees are often unaware of. For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

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Your Own You

Whitney Holtzman is the CEO of her own company, Social Victories, which helps build the brand of athletes and people involved in the sports industry. Her journey to success was achieved through her self-awareness and a boss who helped pave her professional career to what it is today.

Playing sports was Whitney’s outlet from school, and she always knew she wanted to have a sports-related career. Coming from a family of all lawyers, she felt like she needed to be different. She valued the importance of doing something she was passionate about and “going all in on what you care about most and sacrificing other opportunities.” Her mind was fed with important life lessons while she was an employee at VaynerMedia being mentored by the king of entrepreneurship, Gary Vaynerchuck.

“Gary was the first boss I ever had who gave my skillset and interpersonal capabilities a name and value.” Whitney learned many valuable lessons from Gary. She also found like-minded people working at VaynerMedia who believed in her, which helped build the foundation of her career. Some major advice she received was to be efficient, don’t waste time, go all in on your strengths, and much more. This has guided her to run her own company and focus on what she has always been passionate about since the beginning: sports.

She is building brands and relationships between companies and consumers using the latest marketing and social media tactics, and couldn’t be happier with where she is at today.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2tppo7u

For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

Want more? We encourage submissions! To potentially be included in the next volume of Breezin’ Magazine, readers are encouraged to submit their experiences or industry stories to marketing@breezin.com

About Breezin’ Magazine:
Breezin’ Magazine hopes to bring awareness to the unique culture of entertainment and events. It offers its readers a firsthand look at the selection process for entertainers, different types of eccentric entertainment that are not typically seen, and what goes on in preparation of a big event that attendees are often unaware of. For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

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Re-Building One Step at a Time

Living with a neurological injury is a challenge in itself, but that doesn’t stop Romulo “Romy” Camargo from living his life to the fullest. Stay in Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center is an organization founded by husband and wife Romy and Gabriela Camargo that begun in June of 2015. This recovery center provides critical physical therapy services to victims of neurological injuries. Despite its importance, unfortunately healthcare providers do not provide these recovery centers. But the hardworking couple made it their goal to make this happen for the Tampa Bay area.

In 2008, Romy was injured in combat during his service in the Afghanistan tour, which caused him to be paralyzed from the neck down. Romy’s life changed completely, but the couple faced the long-term challenge to recover together. From this tragic experience, they felt the need to advocate for those who suffer from neurological injuries like Romy.

Stay in Step is a unique program that Romy and Gabriela built together from the ground up. The process was difficult due to the descending rates of Medicare and Medicaid, but the organization was still able to receive investments from healthcare.

Stay in Step has the patience for those in recovery, unlike other healthcare providers. Each client is treated with the utmost respect and is never forgotten or left behind during their recovery. They can get as far as they possibly can in the process. Unfortunately, other healthcare providers do not have the same service. Because the couple has been living the same reality as their clients, they fully understand the challenges their clients face every day.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2DSBmex

For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

Want more? We encourage submissions! To potentially be included in the next volume of Breezin’ Magazine, readers are encouraged to submit their experiences or industry stories to marketing@breezin.com

About Breezin’ Magazine:
Breezin’ Magazine hopes to bring awareness to the unique culture of entertainment and events. It offers its readers a firsthand look at the selection process for entertainers, different types of eccentric entertainment that are not typically seen, and what goes on in preparation of a big event that attendees are often unaware of. For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

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Breezin’s 40 Under 40 Awards: Tampa Bay’s Most Inspiring and Entrepreneurial

Breezin’ Magazine was proud to announce its second issue that launched on Oct. 24, 2018. The entrepreneurial issue featured a ‘Behind the Hustle’ look and view on event entertainment, entrepreneurship, and Tampa Bay business professionals. The magazine’s most anticipated article highlights a ’40 Under 40’ 2018 list, which recognized young entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators, that have been proactive in the Tampa Bay Area.

Today, we are featuring the main article that made this magazine come to life, “Breezin’s 40 Under 40 Awards: Tampa Bay’s Most Inspiring and Entrepreneurial.”

Tampa’s community leaders today noted the need to develop and nurture a deeper bench of passionate Tampans. The great Tampa Bay—a region with deep multicultural roots—has emerged as a Southern force in modern trade, commerce, and finance. But who will lead its next leg of compassion and growth?

Young professionals are key to the continued vibrant growth in Tampa Bay and therefore are a vital asset to our region. It is important to recognize and acknowledge those young leaders who have made their mark in the business world and bettered our community’s future.

Breezin’s 40 Under 40 Awards is Breezin’ Magazine’s answer to the call for nurturing one of our vital assets. Focused on leadership, impact, and community involvement, this year’s 40 Under 40 will include a charity “donation” on 24 October 2018 at the Godfrey Hotel with sponsored Tito’s open bar with every donation, and a chance to win some time with some of the Bay area’s top professionals. Event funds donated will go toward Stay in Step’s Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center.

INTERESTING. FASCINATING. MOTIVATED & PRODUCTIVE.

To read the full article, please visit https://bit.ly/2DL7m4x

To see the full list of the finalists who made it, please visit https://breezin.com/40-under-40

For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

Want more? We encourage submissions! To potentially be included in the next volume of Breezin’ Magazine, readers are encouraged to submit their experiences or industry stories to marketing@breezin.com

About Breezin’ Magazine:
Breezin’ Magazine hopes to bring awareness to the unique culture of entertainment and events. It offers its readers a firsthand look at the selection process for entertainers, different types of eccentric entertainment that are not typically seen, and what goes on in preparation of a big event that attendees are often unaware of. For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

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