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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Brunch with Santa Dec 11, 2011

What a fun day! Santa arrived in his Big Red Truck at 11am sharp, read a Christmas story to the children and listened patiently while they sat on his lap and told them their wish list. Junior Golf Day was a huge success as well! I got a visit from bride and groom Katie & Howie who will be celebrating their wedding at Alaqua October 20, 2012!

Gonzalez Wedding Nov 19, 2011

Kelly & Juan! Amazing couple and I hope long time friends. They were a pleasure to work with as well as Kelly's Dad Bob. More pics to come soon!
Email Quote from Kelly:
Hi Delinah…
I just got back from our honeymoon, but I  want to tell you it has been such a pleasure working with you and that you and your team did an AWESOME job with the wedding.  It could not have been more perfect!!!!!!  You are so great to work with and you really listen to us and completely understood what we were looking for.  The wedding, room, staff and  food were first class.  You and your team are the best and I can’t wait to book another event with you.  I will recommend you to everyone.   I just can’t say enough good things-Juan and I had an amazing wedding thanks to you and the Alaqua staff!!! 

Williams Wedding Nov 5, 2011

What a great couple! Christie & Andrew were great to work with and they said the reception was great! Here are some pics of thier special day provided by Preferred Vendor ABBA Photography (Thank you Gary and Marty!!!)

Happy Halloween!

I know it is a couple of months too late but I wanted to share a few pics with you! ;)

 Ava Grace was the Poison Princess (warped Snow White) and Jax a Power Ranger! Go Go Samurai!!!!!
                          Ava G wrapped as a mummy for a party game at a friends house. Too cute!
My husband Pat and I won 2nd place with our Elphaba and Fiero costumes from Wicked!

Monday, December 26, 2011

October 20th

Alaqua Bridal Vendor Open House!!!! So fun! We had 85 attendees that enjoyed complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres plus tickets for fabulous raffle prizes! Everyone was so wonderful and gracious. I look forward to working with them in the future. Here is a link provided by the amazing Bruce Reynolds of Treasured Moments Video Productions. Check it out!

 Thank you to our wonderful sponsors! Little Shop of Flowers, Artistic Aisle Runners, Cards by Kerri, Kamran's Hair Concepts, Al Dee Productions, It's Apples, Cake Designers, The Hyatt Place Lake Mary and The Perfect Wedding Guide!

October 8th

October 8th we hosted the Ladewig Wedding for Marilyn and Erik. What a success!...despite the awful rain storm...everything worked out perfectly. I will post pics the meantime here is an email quote from the Mother of the Bride.

Dearest Delinah:  I want to say thank you so much for all you did to make my daughter's princess bride ceremony/reception come true.  It was truly a beautiful and most intimate wedding.  I cannot thank you enough for your coordination and guidance, in light of the atrocious weather.  The weather was a mere hiccup in the entire event.  I will send you professional pictures of the wedding.  I do have the bellydance recorded in my digital camera.  Again Alaqua Country Club should be very proud of you and everyone else there who worked so hard to make this wedding the success it was.

Miriam Berastain

AAAAWWWW Thank you Miriam! I miss our weekly meetings! ;)

Hello Again!

The hectic party season is behind me...for the moment...and I am looking forward to 2012!!!! I have so many wonderful couples to work with this January and coming Spring...I can't wait! Since I have been so remiss with my blogging I think it is best to update you on all the highlights I have from October 2011 to December 2011. Plus I will update my calender for 2012. You are going to love it!!!! D*

Monday, October 17, 2011

Party Pictures...

Retirement Party
The theme was a Marathon. The retiree is a long time marathon runner and has enjoyed a long career in business. Guests were greeted by a registration table with thier names and numbers to wear and champagne to sip on thier way into the club. The tables had large water bottles as centerpieces with the retirees picture and fun facts on them.

 Royal Themed Bridal Shower
Keep Calm and Carry On!
Love it!

Gorgeous Cake!!!!

 Beautiful rich colors filled the dining room this day!

By the time all the guests arrived this table and the floor in front of it was full of presents!
 The ladies enjoyed themselves with a fun party game and signature bellinis. The Bride's sister outdid herelf with her attention to detail with everything she planned. All guests arrived with large hats...all of them creative and beautiful!

November & December 2011

November 5th, 12th, 13th and 19th...booked! We do have Saturday the 26th open. I will be recuperating from shopping on Black Friday myself that day. ;)

December 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 17th, 18th, 24th and 31st....booked!  We do still have the 4th, 9th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th open for celebrations!

Where have I been?....

Forgive me for not blogging like I should. My September and now October have been so incredibly busy I haven't had time to blog. I have a ton to catch up on! Alaqua has had several events these last couple of months. I am eager to show you pictures and share fun details of the parties. There are many changes coming to Alaqua...all of them good! ;)
On with my posts!!!!....

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Great Meetings

My Friday and Saturday were busy at Alaqua this weekend. I had several meetings and tastings and they all went well. I am so blessed to be working with so many fabulous brides and grooms! I am looking forward to September the start of our bridal and special event season.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Peace of mind!!!!!

Hey there! At Alaqua Country Club we understand the how brides and grooms are wary of putting out large sum deposits towards their wedding day with the way the economy is right now. We see whats going on in the news and we hear the rumors floating around about area country clubs, restaurants and banquet facilities. I am proud to say that Alaqua Country Club is completely solid, financially and professionally. We aren't going anywhere! But just to insure your peace of mind....In the near future we will be bonding your deposits at ACC. Meaning you will never lose your deposits with us! If we should ever (God forbid!) go out of business or a natural disaster hits and destroys the clubhouse (again God forbid!) you will get your deposits back in full. Pretty cool huh? Dang Skippy!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Spotlighting an ACC Preferred Vendor

Here is an adorable sample of a wedding favor box by Kerri Michaud of .
You could use this favor for a bridal shower or wedding. Fill it with candies, tea bags, etc. and you are good to go! Check out Kerri's blog!


We are so excited to be able to offer this fun and yummy experience during your wedding or party planning process. Chef Michelle looks forward to meeting all of our brides and special occasion clients.  

Two Complimentary Tastings (up to 4 guests) 
with Wedding Package.
$20 per additional guest.
Tastings by appointment only.

Chef Michelle is available for tastings on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11am-3pm, Fridays 11am- 6:30pm and Saturdays 11am-3pm.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Open Saturdays for Weddings and Large Banquets

Open Fall Season Saturdays as of July 26, 2011
September 10 & 24
October 15 Only 1 Left! Ask about Fridays and Sundays! Halloween Party anyone?! ;)
November 12 & 26

Open Winter Saturdays
December Booked Solid! Ask about Fridays and Sundays!!!!! Christmas Party anyone?! ;)
January (2012) 14& 21 Only 2 left!
February (2012) 4, 11, 18 & 25

Open Spring (2012) Saturdays
March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
April 14, 21 & 28
May 12 & 26 Only 2 left!

Open Summer (2012) Saturdays
June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
July 7, 14, 21 & 28
August 4, 11, 18 & 25

Open Fall (2012) Saturdays
September 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
October 6, 13, 20 & 27
November 3, 10, 17 & 24

We also do Friday Evening Weddings and Sunday Brunch Weddings! These are also available for large banquets and other special occasions so do not hesitate to call! or 407-463-1961

New Chef!

I am so excited to announce that we have a fabulous new Executive/Banquet Chef Michelle Delfillipo! She came to us from Highland Manor. Her food is to die for and her personality is delicious! We are very happy to have her with us and on our team here at Alaqua. Our Brides are going to be thrilled with her work!

Summer Vacation!

My children and I have had a very eventful summer so far! We spent a long weekend with my husband Pat at the beach for Fathers Day much fun! Then my children and I drove to Virginia to stay a week with amazing friends and then drove to NJ for 10 days to stay with another group of amazing friends and then drove back to FL with our new puppy Isabeau! We stopped along our long road trip and visited some interesting places. Ava Grace and Jax loved it! Summer vacation is almost over :( !
Since I have been back to work it has been non-stop and I love it! I am so looking forward to my Fall Wedding Season here at Alaqua and I cannot wait to show you tons of pictures! I know I have to blog everyday and I promise to work on it. For now I will post a bunch of updates! Tell your friends about us!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Meeting with Bride Amy Irons

Bride Amy & MOH Jessica
I had a fantastic meeting with one of my newest brides Amy Irons. She is getting married to fiance Ryan Lutz on Saturday, December 17th of this year! Very exciting as usual for me! The meeting went well and I got to meet her MOH Jessica who was very nice. The girls enjoyed a fabulous dinner at the club which was a nice way to end the evening. Happy Planning Amy!

Meeting with Bride Marilyn Berastain

Bride Marilyn Berastain

Favor and Cake Sample Cupcakes

Mr and Mrs Berastain

Good friend of bride, Missy
 This post is long over due which is not surprising coming from me! ;) My lovely bride Marilyn booked Alaqua site unseen (from NYC) relying on pictures and her wonderful mother Miriams word. In April during Easter she was able to make a trip down to FL and we had our first meeting. She brought along her mother, father and friend Missy. We had a great meeting discussing details and taste testing cupcakes from Cupcake Crazy in Lake Mary. I was also able to have a favor sample ready from Cards by Kerri. We had a great lunch as well! I look forward to seeing her again in July and hopefully her fiance Erik can join us!

Available Saturdays for 2011 and 2012!!!!

Open Fall Season Saturdays as of today May 23rd:
September 10, 17 and 24
October 1 and 15
November 12 and 26

Open Winter Season Saturdays
December 10th
January 14, 21 and 28
February 4, 11, 18 and 25

Open Spring Season Saturdays
March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31
April 14, 21 and 28
May 5 and 26

Hope to hear from you!!!!

Booked Dates!

Booked- November 5, 2011 Christie & Andrew
Booked- December 17, 2011 Amy & Ryan

We are so very excited to host their special day! Looking forward to it!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Sales Director!

Mr. R and I are very excited to have Brad Verman our new Sales Director at Alaqua on board! He is going to be a great help in building business at ACC.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Booked Date!

Another one just a minute ago!

Booked- January 7, 2012 Patricia & Angel

Patti's mother Sher is fabulous!

Booked Dates!

Booked- October 8, 2011 Marylin & Eric
Booked- May 18, 2012 Shannon & Brittan

Can't wait!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Booked Dates!

Booked- May 12, 2012 Alexandra & Zacory
Booked- November 19, 2011 Kelly & Juan

I have tons of inquiries for October 2011/2012 and May 2012!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Denton Wedding November 2010

It has occured to me that I never posted pics from the Dean/Denton Wedding from this past November. Sorry about that! Here is a sampling of the great night! Enjoy!

Kelly's gorgeous dress!

After Ed and Kelly arrived from the chapel.

Kelly and her handsome English Knight Ed!

FSU!FSU!FSU! I don't know hot to spell out the FSU chant! LOL!

Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show was a hit!

Hello! Sorry I haven't posted pictures sooner! As most of you know I haven't been well with an upper-respitory infection so I have been resting. I need to get better to be able to visit with all of my lovely brides and grooms! We had a great time at the show and we met so many fantastic people. There were so many fun and unique ideas at the show that I am sure you all walked away with interesting services for your big day. I'm looking forward to meeting with you all!
Your Alaqua Country Club Wedding Coordinator
Delinah DuBose 

Brooke, myself and Kerri

This time with the Fab Ms Karen!