Archives for February 2013

Happy 3 Year Wedding Anniversary J.R. and Amanda

I can’t believe it has been three years.  Amanda was our second bride that we ever took care of.   

She was an adorable bride and boy can she sing! 

We loved being her Fairy Godmother, happy happy Anniversary J.R. and Amanda.

 

Avila Beach Wine Tour

We are often asked will you travel for an event. You bet! We love to travel especially to the beach.

We had the pleasure of putting together a very fun wine tour at Avila Beach for Rabobank.  The  weather was beautiful!

Avila Beach is an amazing place; it is hidden in a cove so you get very little wind. Due to some oil spills quite some time ago the town is almost all completely brand new. The people are all very warm, inviting and well happy. But then again it is hard not to be happy when you live in paradise.

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Coordinator Cassandra

It is Fairy Godmother Friday!

We are thrilled to share today’s post. On Friday’s we like to share with everyone about our team and our company. Today’s post is all about Cassandra. When we first met Cassandra we knew she would be perfect for our team. She is kind, warm, hardworking, has a can do I’ll figure it out attitude. She is creative and multi-talented…..Cassandra also bakes amazing cakes. Cassandra already has several weddings on the books. We are so proud of her and thrilled she is on our team!

Cassandra

I am a crafty person* I love thrift stores* My favorite TV show of all time is Friends* Favorite Disney movie Sleeping Beauty* I have a million hobbies* I like my cream and sugar with a little coffee* I love to bake and cook especially for others* I like pancakes for dinner* I love vegetables* I get overly excited about holiday seasons * My favorite color is yellow* I have a basset hound named Lucy after Lucille Ball who I adore* My guilty pleasures are fruity pebbles and marshmallows* I’m always on the hunt for a bargain* I love home decorating and event planning anything that makes me brain storm* I am a go-getter* I truly believe everything happens for a reason.

 

History of Wedding Music

History of Wedding Music

 Music plays a large, but subtle role in Weddings. It plays a large role, as it is marches the bride up the aisle to her beloved, escorts her down the aisle after the ceremony, and is played at the reception. It is expected, but not noted. It sets the mood for the reception. And is also a “thank you” to the guests.

 

Traditionally, at the reception, music was there to make it a joyous, celebratory occasion with dancing. The family, friends, and sometimes whole villages would congregate to celebrate the newlywed’s happiness. Occasionally this celebrating lasted for days, and dancing was a major part of that celebrating. Music was a way to connect and provide a celebratory mood for all ages. Young children love to go out and “dance” in their own little, goofy way. The middle generation appreciates the music to actually properly dance the night away. And the elderly generation takes part in watching and sometimes the grandmothers will play at match making with young people, forcing them to dance with one another. Though this is a celebration about a newly married couple, the music is a “thank you” statement from that couple. They are providing a way of celebrating their own happiness, while thanking the guests for supporting and celebrating with them.

 

It doesn’t matter what kind of music one plays at a reception, whether it is traditional cultural music, or a mix of modern beats, so long as everyone enjoys it. Loud doesn’t mean fun or enjoyable. And as the bride and groom have invited their family and friends to help them celebrate, they should make sure that the music is a comfortable volume for all ages and keep the “thank you” statement from getting too loud. This may seem like a minor detail, but it affects the guests in a major way, either subtly, if it is not too loud, or overbearingly, if it is completely amped up. Hence the advice, choose your DJ wisely so that your fairytale is a fairytale experience for all.

Meet Fairy Godmother Stephanie

It is Fairy Godmother Friday.
On Fairy Godmother Friday we love to tell you about our team.  Today’s blog post is all about Stephanie.  We are thrilled she is on our team.   It has been so fun to watch Stephanie go from an Intern, to an Assistant Coordinator to a Coordinator.  Stephanie already has 2 weddings on the books and soon to be 3!  We adore you Steph!
Stephanie — Coordinator
I am currently studying at California State University Bakersfield in English and Communications * I absolutely love country music * It is a tie for my favorite movie: Breakfast Club and Love and Basketball* I’m a sucker for the Twilight Saga * One day I wish to travel the world * I’m a sorority girl* I am a horrible cook but love to bake * My weak spots are chocolate cake and strawberry shakes * Dancing is always the best medicine * I love Audrey Hepburn * Shopping makes me happy * I love black and white stripes * My favorite TV Show is Revenge * I love planning events and believe the night is always young * Hopeless romantic * Sunny beach days are the best *I believe in happy endings.

The Story of the Wedding Ring and Must-Do’s

Your engagement ring is probably the most important item of jewelry you will ever own so it is only right to take good care of your new bling!

Be sure to get your engagement ring insured before you start wearing it out in public so you will be covered in case it gets lost or damaged.

Help your ring shine by keeping it clean! After your engagement, lots of people will be asking to see the ring and after awhile it may become a little dull. Also, because of the hyperawareness toward your hand, it’s a good idea to have a fresh manicure! The easiest and most convenient way to clean your ring is to scrub it with a toothbrush with water and mild dish soap.

Start researching wedding bands to go along with your engagement ring. Even if you plan on not wearing the two rings together it is still a good idea to have them match.

Keeping your ring on your finger as much as you can will keep it safe. If you must take it off, know where you put it and in a safe place!

Take your ring to a jeweler to get it sized.

The ring is of course a circle and this was the symbol of eternity for the Egyptians as well as many other ancient cultures. It had no beginning and no end, like time. It returned to itself, like life; and the shape was worshipped in the form of the Sun and the Moon. The hole in the center of the ring is not just space either; it is important in its own right as the symbol of the gateway, or door; leading to things and events both known and unknown.

It is not difficult therefore, to see how the ring and the gift of a ring began to be associated with love, in the hope that this most worthy of emotions could take on the characteristics of the circle and capture eternity.

They wore it like we do today, on the third finger of the left hand, because of a belief that the vein of that finger directly traveled from the heart. This legend was later taken up by the Greeks, when they conquered Egypt under the generalship of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. and from them passed onto the Romans, who called this the ‘vena amoris’, which is Latin for ‘the vein of love’.

We love all of the tradations around weddings.

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Francis, Bakersfield Marriott Beautiful Wedding

 

As a Wedding Vendor you just know, you have that sense when you meet a couple for the first time they are going to be a joy to work with.  Well when we met with Chris and Katie for the first time we had this feeling and we were right.  They truly were a joy to work with.  Their wedding was elegant, traditional, sophisticated and most of all FUN.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Kreiser!

 

A little Dance….practice!