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CANDO Weddings

Tampa , FL
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LOCATION

1905 S. Holly Lane
Tampa, FL US 33629 (map)

PHONE

813-679-0004

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Mission

We are committed to our core values of integrity, professionalism and dedication to our clientele. Our business practices adhere to the highest standards of ethics and... Read more
Mission

We are committed to our core values of integrity, professionalism and dedication to our clientele. Our business practices adhere to the highest standards of ethics and personal responsibility. cando weddings celebrates the uniqueness of the individual and creates original events reflective of personal style without relying on formulas, duplication or repetition. We regard each wedding as a fresh experience and offer our talents, expertise and perspective to produce events as elegant as they are innovative. Our vision is to inspire, imagine and accomplish the wedding of your dreams.

Philosophy

Personal. Memorable. Original.
We will set your wedding apart from the ordinary. With utmost care, we handcraft your special day with details that guests will never forget. cando weddings offers options for venues and vendors, facilitates communication and acts as a cohesive force to bring together the various elements of your event. We know the planning process and will enhance your experience with professional ease.
Above all, we listen.
This is your wedding.
Your wish list.
Together, we will make it wonderful.

Karen Wilson
Email karen@candoweddings.com

Karen Wilson is the founder of CANDO Weddings. She has a 20-year background in art and design with a degree in interior design. She began her career as a commercial designer and space planner in South Florida and earned her Allied ASID designer designation in 1991. An accomplished graphic artist and painter, Karen creates original art in a variety of mediums that encompass home décor, fine wedding stationary and photography. Her extensive knowledge of space planning, organizational skill and keen sense of aesthetics blend beautifully to create signature weddings. During each planning process, she originates and designs accurate floor plans with drawn-to-scale layouts that allow clients to visualize their event and provide exact specifications for vendors. Karen’s boundless energy and impressive work ethic make her a determined force in the industry. Artistic and unconventional, she believes “CANDO Weddings is not just a business but an outward display of my passion for creative expression. I look forward to making an artistic difference in the lives of my clients.”

Mary Alice Collins
Email maryalice@candoweddings.com

Mary Alice Collins has been an established free-lance writer since 1978. Her features on fashion, food, travel and luxury living have appeared in The New York Times, Sarasota magazine, Naples Gulfshore Life and Sarasota Herald-Tribune. She has over twenty years of convention experience in venues including The Ritz Carlton Naples and Lake Las Vegas; the Grand Floridian at Disney World; Bellagio and the Southampton Princess in Bermuda. Her events have run the gamut from private wine tastings to lavish affairs with guest lists topping 900. Signature celebrations include an exclusive VIP dinner party at Picasso, staged pirate invasion with pyrotechnics and a fairy tale formal “White Ball” featuring Cinderella’s own glass carriage and coachman. Creative and articulate, Mary Alice has an eye for detail and the ability to remain focused. She has happily discovered that “perfectionism does have its place.” Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
CANDO weddings is aptly named - they really "Can Do" everything.... and they do it beautifully. Our daughter's wedding was perfect in every detail, from the gorgeous candlelit feasting tables to the handcrafted escort cards. CANDO offered creative suggestions and sound advice on every element, from color palette to furniture placement and their ideas resulted in a fantastic event. We were very impressed by CANDO's professionalism and excellent customer service. And we are still receiving rave reviews from our guests. We could not have had a better experience and give CANDO weddings our highest recommendation.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lori
Wedding:
1/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen did an incredible job assisting with my son's Bar Mitzvah. Her energy and enthusiam was wonderful. And her creativity was impressive! I was so pleased with the outcome.....and so was my son which is what was really important. My only regret is that I did not get Karen involved early enough with the planning.

I would highly recommend Karen for any event you are planning, whether it is for
10 people or 500.
Services Used: Unique Services
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jsknust
Wedding:
12/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Karen did an amazing job!! She is extremely creative and will put you at ease before your event.
Services Used: Favors & Gifts, Invitations
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Carleyj
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Karen began working on our wedding approximately six (6) weeks before with only the date set and everything else to be done.
I needed help but at the same time I didn't want someone to come in and take over. We were able to work together (although I must have driven her completely insane) and created something really magical.

Karen brought our ideas to life, many times adding items to further enhance it or introducing a new one that was an even better representation. There were some things that I wanted to do that were not the norm or just were not right, she would politely let me know that they were different, ask if it was something that I felt strongly about and then worked with me to make it happen. She was up for whatever the challenge was.
There were many items that I were ignorant of but she made sure that we got to them all, keeping everything organized.

The color scheme that we used was unique and I cannot tell you how much I appreciated her patience taking the time to understand exactly what I wanted. Karen was immediately excited about creating an ambience that matched and boy, oh boy did she deliver!

Previously, I had decided that I would not have a guest book but on the wedding day (a few hours before the ceremony) I went window shopping to relax and found this book that matched our colors and theme perfectly. Karen went out and got some pens and cards to enhance the look and the guest book looks as though it was all planned.

On the day, I didn't see her much because she was working her butt off making sure that all the vendors were taken care of and that everything was perfect. If anything went wrong, I still don't know cause she handled it all.

One of her best assets: a background in Graphic Arts where she can assist in creating save-the-dates, invitations, programs etc. In addition, her contacts within the industry are phenomenal.

I promise you whatever event that you are having, Karen will make it better than you ever dreamed. We are truly blessed that we have found her as in the end, she helped plan the happiest day of our lives making the entire process fun and something that we are proud of.
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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