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Happy Fairy Godmother Friday!

On Friday’s we love to share a bit about us personally.   With that being said……do you have a favorite color?  I do it is hot pink, because it is bright, fun and full of life.  I like to think I like this color because I am bright, fun and full of life 🙂 well I try to be!  Do you have a second favorite color?  Mine is Yellow because it too is bright, fun and full of life and what I call a “happy” color but most of all because it was my Mom’s favorite color.  We lost our Mom several years ago and to this day when I see yellow I think of her.  So this blog is dedicated to Inez aka Innie who was bright, fun and full of life.  Miss you Mom!!!

Yellow /ˈjÉ›loÊŠ/ is the color of goldbutter, or ripe lemons.[2] In the spectrum of visible light, and in the traditional color wheel used by painters, yellow is located between green and orange.

Yellow is commonly associated with gold, sunshine, reason, optimism and pleasure, but also with envy, jealousy and betrayal. It plays an important part in Asian culture, particularly in China.[3]

 

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Make Your Wedding Unique and Personal

Welcome to Wedding Wednesday!  We’re so glad you could join us.  Here’s our question for the day….

Have you ever left a wedding thinking, “Wow, I could really feel the love!”?  Just what is it that makes the difference between some nuptials feeling like staged, sterile events and others feeling like meaningful, heartwarming expressions of love and commitment?

We have two words:  personal touches.

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Guests want to get wrapped up in this couple’s love for each other.  They want to be brought along in their journey, thrilled by their courtship and swept up in their romance.  Sounds enthralling, right?

So how do you as a bride and groom share so much with in one day with, say 100+ friends and family?!  It’s as simple as reminiscing with your finance, listing your memories and passions {sorry, rated G for this occasion!} and then adding them in the details throughout your special day.  Ideas?  Read on…

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Think about what you love to do together. If you love to read, stack old hardback books on the tables to create mini-stands for your flowers, if you love to travel name each of the tables at your reception a city you’ve been to together.  Have postcards from each place written to each other with memories from that trip. {And, with all of the electronic communication these days who wouldn’t love to see your written word!}

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If the two of you enjoy cooking, then why not create a little pamphlet of your favorite recipes, as a wedding favors. You might even infuse some of the reception menu with a signature dish!  Or you could share a booklet of your favorite restaurants with added notes like ‘This is where Cole proposed’.

If you are wearing something with great meaning (Mom’s broach in your bouquet, grandma’s pearls, husband’s family crest ring) let guests know the significance of it in your ceremony program.  Share a bit of history and tell them how much it means to you.

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During your reception, add sentiment and a surprise by playing your parent’s wedding song.  Nothing makes a crowd melt like seeing older people dance together cheek-to-cheek after decades in love.

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Reserve a small table at the entrance to your hall, restaurant or home. Display frames with photos of your family and friends who are no longer with you as a way to remember them and have them with you on your special day. This is sure to touch the hearts of many of your wedding guests.

Hire a planner! Most brides think that they cost the earth, but we save you time, money and stress as well as working with you to make your wedding day unique and ensure that it’s about what you want rather than what your family think you should have! 

 

WE DID IT!

WE DID IT!

Ultimately your wedding will be as unique as the two of you.   Congratulations!

Picture Perfect

As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Pictures from weddings are the mementos of those blessed and happy times. They are the only things that remain of that special day. They are also what others will see posted online or in your home. Hence, because a picture is worth a thousand words, and it is the only remaining aspect of the wedding (aside from the happily married couple), it is critically important to choose your photographer wisely.

Inspect the pictures of the photographer you pick. You want to see good photos of both studio settings and natural settings. Some people have a flare for studio portraits and others have a knack for natural settings. You want someone with both talents because that person is going to be taking both kinds of pictures for you. Pictures of the wedding party, very grandiose and staged are going to be taken first. Then the natural pictures of the wedding reception of guests and bride and groom very different than studio photos.

A good option is to try the photographer out. Schedule a photo shoot for yourself and maybe a couple friends in a studio setting and see how they turn out.  Having your engagement photos taken by the photographer is an excellent way of getting a feel for their work and if you click with them.

This is not to say that you need to look for a very expensive photographer, but one who produces quality work. Money doesn’t necessarily always mean quality. But because you want to have the best pictures of your wedding so you can look back at it with joy, choose a photographer that is best capable of helping you do that. Choose someone who is going to capture that moment! Someone who cares about what they do! Someone who will represent you and the guests from the wedding in the best possible way for future reminiscences.  Someone who you enjoy being around, after all they will spend the entire day with you on one of the most important days of your life.

 

 

 

 

Heiss & Eskew Wedding
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A very special 40th Birthday!

So fun....From the amazing NV Catering

So fun….From the amazing NV Catering

Wow what a fun party!

We knew from the start Sieclinda was going to be a joy to work with and boy were we right!!

Sieclind turned 40 and she wanted to kick off her birthday with a bang.  She has hosted 100’s parties on her own, this was the first time she hired an event company and of course we were thrilled she choose Fairy Godmother.  Sieclinda was with us every step of the way, and we had a blast working with her!

Happy 40th Sieclinda!  We LOVED being your Fairy Godmother.

 

Thank you to a wonderful team of vendors

NV Catering

De Coeur Baker Shop

Cool Quencher

Freestyle Event Services

Loney Avenue-Band

Nature Zone

Walker Lewis

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So fun!

So fun!

 

 

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Color or White

When trying to decide whether to choose a wedding gown that is pure white or has color, look back at why wedding gowns are traditionally white. Though gowns have not always been white, they became popular when Queen Victoria wore a pure white gown when marrying Prince Albert in 1840. As happens with royalty and celebrities, what Queen Victoria wore that day soon became the rage.

However, this white gown culminated into a symbol for young women. The symbol was that of purity. White represents purity and that is one reason why girls wore white. They were clothing themselves, almost as a pledge, that they were giving themselves pure and innocent to their new husbands. This is one symbol of the white dress.

So one can see that the history behind the white gown is twofold. One reason for this tradition is due to fashion statements. Another reason is for the sake of representing purity by the white gown. Thus even though tradition can be thrown aside, one should inspect the details of that tradition before deciding against it. So in your search for your gown, keep the history of the tradition of the white gown in mind.

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Seven Oaks Country Club Wedding

Ashleigh and Tarron’s wedding was beautiful!

Ashleigh was such an easy bride to take care of.  The entire bridal party was a real pleasure to work with.  They were on time, fun and kind the entire day.

There were some very fun moments during the day however one of our favorites was being part of their first look.  So sweet!

Cindi/Mother of the Bride is such a lovely lady, and was having the time of her life.  Made us so happy to see her relaxed and having a good time.

Then came the moment just as dinner was being served we hear “COLLEEN”,  we thought this can’t be good.  Turns out it was Ashleigh, red wine spilled all over the front of her beautiful dress.   “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo……..”Within in minutes we used our secret formula…and bang the stain came out.  Ashleigh was so happy, happy bride makes happy Fairy Godmother!

Ashleigh and Tarron may all your dreams come true!

Thank you to a wonderful team of vendors!

Seven Oaks

Artisan Photography

Flash Me Photo Booth

Kelly Palmer/Flowers

Good Time Entertainment

Anamie’s Sweets

Ande Castaneda-Make-up

Amanda Schmidt-Hair

Walker Lewis

 

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

 

So pretty!

So pretty!

 

Nicely done by Good Time Entertainment!

Nicely done by Good Time Entertainment!

 

Anamie Sweets!

Anamie Sweets!

 

Tender moment!

Tender moment!

We love the way Ashleigh's Father David is looking at her.

We love the way Ashleigh’s Father David is looking at her

Sweet!

Sweet!

WE DID IT!

WE DID IT!

 

So pretty

So pretty

 

Fancy Socks Fancy Shoes!!!

Fancy Socks Fancy Shoes!!!

 

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Wedding Traditions The Bouquet

Some traditions are real. And like anything in human history, many traditions have evolved from old ideas that we may see as a little strange today. For all of history, the joining of a bride and groom, and the establishment of a new household, has been viewed as such an important development that a great deal of superstition has cropped up around the event.

Bridal bouquets are not just beautiful accessories:  The wedding bouquet and veil both originated as ways for the bride to ward off evil.

Did you ever consider walking down the aisle clutching a bundle of garlic and dill?  Until modern times, brides did carry garlic and dill. The practice probably originated from the time of the Plague, when people clutched the herbs over their noses and mouths in a desperate effort to survive.

Survivors of great tragedy can affix tremendous protective powers to anything that has provided comfort, and the herbs made it into the ceremony marking renewal. Over time, brides added better-smelling flora to the arrangement, and a whole dictionary of meaning arose to define each type of blossom.

This practice, as it turned out, was devised as a way to actually physically protect the bride from the wedding guests.

Flowers are incorporated into the wedding ceremony as a symbol of fertility. The first bouquets consisted of herbs and, later, orange blossoms.

We love bouquets and get so excited when they arrive.  They are all so beautiful and so unique.

Something fun about all of the photos below…..every photo posted are photos of our bride’s flowers and a few bridal party flowers.

If you are a FG bride do you see you bouquet?

Thank you Flower Bar, House of Flowers, Uniquely Chic and White Oaks Florist for you amazing talent!  Your work is beautiful!

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The Tradation of the Bridal Bouquet

Some traditions are real. And like anything in human history, many traditions have evolved from old ideas that we may see as a little strange today. For all of history, the joining of a bride and groom, and the establishment of a new household, has been viewed as such an important development that a great deal of superstition has cropped up around the event.

Bridal bouquets are not just beautiful accessories:  The wedding bouquet and veil both originated as ways for the bride to ward off evil.

Did you ever consider walking down the aisle clutching a bundle of garlic and dill?  Until modern times, brides did carry garlic and dill. The practice probably originated from the time of the Plague, when people clutched the herbs over their noses and mouths in a desperate effort to survive.

Survivors of great tragedy can affix tremendous protective powers to anything that has provided comfort, and the herbs made it into the ceremony marking renewal. Over time, brides added better-smelling flora to the arrangement, and a whole dictionary of meaning arose to define each type of blossom.

This practice, as it turned out, was devised as a way to actually physically protect the bride from the wedding guests.

Flowers are incorporated into the wedding ceremony as a symbol of fertility. The first bouquets consisted of herbs and, later, orange blossoms.

We love bouquets and get so excited when they arrive.  They are all so beautiful and so unique.

Something fun about all of the photos below…..every photo posted are photos of our bride’s flowers and a few bridal party flowers.

If you are a FG bride do you see you bouquet?

Thank you Flower Bar, House of Flowers, and Uniquely Chic for you amazing talent!  Your work is beautiful!

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The Metro Galleries Bakersfield CA

Thrilled to share today’s Blog.

Wow what a wedding.  We had such fun taking care of Hillary and Greg.  Hillary knew when she put on her beautiful dress it was the one.  We love that she kept it a secret from everyone, only her Mom, Sis and Mary Rita her seamstress and Fairy Godmother of course…knew about it.  It was so much fun surprising her bridal party.  She looked breathtaking in it!

Hillary was one of the most organized buttoned-up brides we have ever had the pleasure of taking care of.  Every detail was thought out and planned out all the way down to the groomsmen boutonnieres little buttons, they were decorated with baseball décor that Hillary provided for House of Flowers.   Greg is a big baseball fan.

Greg and Hillary met in the bay area at a Halloween Party and hit it off right away.  There were some very funny toasts that had all of us laughing.

A few or our favorite memories of the day

Asking Hillary how she felt “calm” she said pretty cool, to feel calm on your big day.

We laughed when Hillary talked about her buff arms, she has been working out really hard.

After she gave all of her bridal party their gift they had a big group hug, so touching.

Hiding Hillary in the Limo so NO ONE would see her.

Last but not least saying goodbye to Hillary and she broke down and cried thanking us, she is darling.

 

Thank you Patty for being so fun to work with, you are a wonderful MOB and you looked simply smashing!

 

When you have a flawless wedding it means you had a flawless team of vendors!

Thank you to all of them for being such great team players!

 

Austin Thomas Photography

Evermoore Films

Freestyle

Hair/Make-up by Alivia

House of Flowers

Sweet Creations

Sew Elegant

The Metro

Too Fats

 

Let the wedding fun begin........

Let the wedding fun begin……..

 

 

Sweet...... Hillary opening her Fairy Godmother card

Sweet…… Hillary opening her Fairy Godmother card

 

 

This is such a cute photo, the bridal party and Patty MOB are watching all of the guests arrive.
This is such a cute photo, the bridal party and Patty MOB are watching all of the guests arrive.

 

Amazing.......Hillary watching as her family and friends arrive.

Amazing…….Hillary watching as her family and friends arrive.

 

Darling cake!  Joni from Sweet Creations....

Darling cake! Joni from Sweet Creations….

Oh we wish you could have been there to hear the toasts, they were all amazing….great news is Josh was there from Evermoore Films…Can’t wait to see their video.

 

Oh we wish you could have been there to hear the toasts, they were all amazing....great news is Josh was there from Evermoore Films...Can't wait to see their video.

Oh we wish you could have been there to hear the toasts, they were all amazing….great news is Josh was there from Evermoore Films…Can’t wait to see their video.

 

A very tender moment!  A thank you from Greg and Hillary to their parents.

A very tender moment! A thank you from Greg and Hillary to their parents.

Isn't Hillary LOVELY..... Amazing photos by Austin Thomas Photography!

Isn’t Hillary LOVELY….. Amazing photos by Austin Thomas Photography!

Sweet moment...Greg and Hillary practicing their first dance just before guests arrived in party room.

Sweet moment…Greg and Hillary practicing their first dance just before guests arrived in the party room.

 

What a wonderful couple!  Thank you Austin Thomas for taking our photo!

What a wonderful couple! Thank you Austin Thomas for taking our photo!