Archives for June 2017

4th of July Party Ideas – Fairy Godmother Friday

Happy (almost) 4th of July!

Here at Fairy Godmother, we love celebrating just about any and every holiday that we can… and what better way to show our patriotism than with an Independence Day party?!

Bringing in all things American from pinwheels to four wheels… We have you covered!

It is hot, hot, hot! Summer is definitely in full force here in Bakersfield, so we wanted to make this party simple! 

Summer is definitely in full force here in Bakersfield, so we wanted to make this party simple. We guarantee that most of your decor items are already things that you may have laying around from years past, lets put them to use.

First, your tablescape. 

This is where you will entertain your guests as they relax under the patio, or inside, while maybe the kids are out in the pool or finding things to do.

We used pinwheels and some red, white and blue fabric to bring the table to life. Adding in splashes of color with Jones’ soda, the cutest wooden utensils, and the perfect napkin fold!

Of course, what Fairy Godmother design would it be if it didn’t have a little bit of sparkle… Almost like a firework!

 And it doesn’t stop there… Your party can be anything you want it to be.

Over the top, or extra simple… But never, ever do you want to make it complicated! 

Your decor elements can be loosely placed around your chosen space, but don’t forget presentation!

We decided to use this super awesome 1954 Chevrolet as our sweets “table!”

We know that yellow isn’t in the normal patriotic “color scheme,” but what better way to show off your American muscle?!

What sweets are going to satisfy your patriotic appetite?

How about frozen whipped cream strawberries, sprinkle-dipped marshmallow rods, or some of these fabulously decorated Cookie Monger cookies!

Fairy Godmother Brady Rushing Patriotic Styled Shoot

Cookies by The Cookie Monger. Photography by Brady Rushing Photography.

 Don’t forget to stay hydrated! 

 Now, what do you think about infusing your water station with various red and blue berries?!

A super easy and fun way to keep the theme of your event on track while remaining completely stress-free!

Most of all, stay safe this holiday and have the best time ever spreading your own magic! 

If you would like for Fairy Godmother to help you plan your next holiday party or event, contact us today!

To see this styled shoot as featured on Home Confetti, click here

Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What…? – Magical Monday

Congratulations on your recent engagement! 

We are thrilled that you have been keeping up with our blog helping guide you through this magical process! 

This week, we are guiding you to one of the tastier elements of your wedding day… The cake!

Bhakta Fairy Godmother Wedding Boone & Stacie Weddings

Cake by Tastries Bakery. Photographed by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

Selecting your wedding cake is a pretty big deal, but don’t fret… We will get you through it!

First things first, think of your venue. Where is your cake table going to be setup? Will it be indoors or outdoors? What will the weather be like on your wedding day? These are just a few questions to consider before you even get going!

Kern County Museum Wedding

De Coeur Bakery cake table captured by Lauryn Marette

Set up a few cake tastings to get things rolling. Be sure to check reviews and have a few flavors in mind for your bakery. Be sure to ask lots of questions, so take note of any that you may have so you are prepared when it comes time to start tasting!

Next up is your desired wedding cake style. It’s important to have an idea of what you want the cake’s aesthetic to be. The last thing you want to do is waste your potential baker’s time for having no idea what you want. Don’t be afraid to break away from the traditional idea of what a wedding cake should be, this is your day! Have a game plan ready!

Lauren & Ryan Fairy Godmother Wedding

Lauren & Ryan’s yummy donut cake. Photo by Boone & Stacie Weddings

Another important element is getting your spouse-to-be involved! You won’t be the only one enjoying the delicious creation, so why should you have to make these big decisions all alone? 

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Cake by Goodies Cookies. Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

And finally, consider the cost! You want to make sure that your wedding day investment is exactly how you’ve always dreamt it to be… But you don’t have to break the bank to do so! Talk with your baker and see how they can use their creative talent to give you exactly what you want!

And finally, don’t forget the old saying… “Let them eat cake!”

 

We LOVE FG! – Fairy Godmother Friday

Do you love Fairy Godmother? 

Do you really, really, really LOVE Fairy Godmother?

Why not share the love and support a great cause?!

I Love FG Fairy Godmother Foundation Fundraiser

The proceeds from these awesome “I love FG” t-shirts are going directly to the support of the Fairy Godmother Foundation

I Love FG Fairy Godmother Foundation Fundraiser

If you haven’t heard before, the Fairy Godmother Foundation donates an entire wedding, with the generous help of our friendors, to a deserving couple at little to no cost to them!

I Love FG Fairy Godmother Foundation Fundraiser

The lovely ladies of Enchanted Bridal Boutique are showing off these amazing shirts!

Most every service and item is donated to the couple in honor of their magical day, how cool is that?? 

The requirements to receive an amazing wedding are that the couple must be facing some life altering circumstance that has caused the couple to table their wedding planning for one reason or another. 

I Love FG Fairy Godmother Foundation Fundraiser

One of our very own Fairy Godmother brides, Samantha, sporting her fabulous shirt!

In 2015, our Fairy Godmother Foundation couple was Kurt and Blanca Dudley! Kurt had stomach cancer that, after a few years in remission, had come back post engagement as stage 4 cancer. Kurt and Blanca had a magical wedding! After a canceled experimental medical trial, Kurt sadly lost his battle in August 2016. 

Kurt had stomach cancer that, after a few years in remission, had come back post engagement as stage 4 cancer right in the midst of wedding planning. Thanks to the help of the Fairy Godmother Foundation, Kurt and Blanca had a magical wedding! After a canceled experimental medical trial, Kurt sadly lost his battle in August 2016. 

After a canceled experimental medical trial, Kurt sadly lost his battle in August 2016. 

Fairy Godmother Foundation 2015

The next Fairy Godmother Foundation couple was Robert and Rachel Mendoza!

Their 5-year-old son, Isaac, had an inoperable brain tumor that had caused Rachel and Robert to put their wedding plans on hold. Taking care of their son, Rachel finishing her Masters, planning a family and working full time… The wedding plans were halted.  

Now 9, Isaac continues his chemo treatments.  Isaac’s family started the Team Isaac Facebook page to help raise thousands for the Kern County Cancer Fund and show people everywhere Isaac’s enduring spirit.

Fairy Godmother Foundation 2016

The Fairy Godmother Foundation was a dream that Fairy Godmother Founder/Owner Colleen Bauer has always had! She had dreamed of owning a business with a storefront that would give back to the community.

I Love FG Fairy Godmother Foundation Fundraiser

One of the very first brides of Enchanted Bridal, Sarah, wanted to show her support for the Fairy Godmother Foundation!

After creating Fairy Godmother A Wedding and Event Company, Colleen went on to found the Fairy Godmother Foundation, and after years of hard work and dedication, it is recognized as an official Non-Profit 501(c)(3)! 

I Love FG Fairy Godmother Foundation Fundraiser

If you would like your very own shirt, contact us today or visit Enchanted Bridal Boutique and for $12.00 it can be yours!

To see and learn more about the Fairy Godmother Foundation, and the granted wishes, please visit the newly designed site by Jubilee Studios

Tiger Fight at the Padre Hotel – Magical Monday

With a little bit of fairy dust, just about anything is possible! 

Oh how we wish with the raise of our wand that we could eliminate all the diseases, so we have found an alternate method…

Fairy Godmother is proud to be a sponsor of the Tiger Fight Foundation ever since it’s debut in 2014!

Tiger Fight Logo Fairy Godmother Sponsor

The Fairy Godmother squad is happy to step in wherever needed, but we were thrilled to be an active part of the check-in process for this year’s Tiger Fight Casino Night held at the Padre Hotel in downtown Bakersfield!

The Tiger Fight Foundation‘s goal is to make an apparent footprint on our society as a “philanthropic organization.” The non-profit organization holds fundraisers to benefit Kern County families who are going through any sort of pediatric blood cancer treatments, most commonly Leukemia and Lymphoma.

Our fabulous team was there to guide guests and make sure that their first impression of the night was just as magical as everything we had hoped!

Tiger Fight Logo Fairy Godmother Sponsor Tiger Fight Logo Fairy Godmother Sponsor

 Bakersfield is a special town. It is a town that built the Fairy Godmother company from the ground up solely on word of mouth referrals, it is a town that has an unmeasurable amount of spirit and pride, and it is a town filled with generous citizens who would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it. 

Combine all of these reasons why Bakersfield is so special, and you will create the Tiger Fight Foundation. 

Tiger Fight goes far beyond their casino night at the Padre, local businesses have found ways to donate all year long!

Tiger Fight Fairy Godmother Sponsor

One example is that of Dewar’s Ice Cream Shop. If you’ve ever been to Bakersfield, you have more than likely heard of Dewar’s Ice Cream Shop, but have you heard of the Dewar’s chew? Even better, how about the Dewar’s Tiger chew?

All of the proceeds from this specially crafted chew benefit Tiger Fight!

Have you earned your stripes?

Tiger Fight Logo Fairy Godmother Sponsor

Guests enjoyed taking a breather outside on the Padre rooftop!

If there is anything we love more than our little Fairy, it’s seeing our little Fairy helping others!

Tiger Fight Logo Fairy Godmother Sponsor

When they say “It takes a village…” they aren’t just talking about raising children! 

Putting on these spectacular events takes time, effort and most of all, support! 

We are so proud to be from a town where companies and individuals alike, come together to support such a great cause. 

Tiger Fight Logo Fairy Godmother Sponsor Tiger Fight Logo Fairy Godmother Sponsor Tiger Fight Logo Fairy Godmother Sponsor

Stay in the loop with the Tiger Fight Foundation, and join us next year as we continue towards eliminating these horrible diseases! 

Perfect Wedding Planner Proposal – Fairy Godmother Friday

Today’s the day, it’s finally here! 

It’s “Fairy Godmother Friday!”

There is nothing greater than sharing joyous news about our fabulous Fairy Godmother family…

With that being said… We are so excited to announce that our very own Fairy Godmother Cassandra said “Yes!” when her beau got down on one knee! 

Plenty of planning and preparation went into this surprise engagement, friends and family were in the know for roughly five months! 

After minor detours in day-of execution, Jeremy, with the help of his secret helpers, had set into motion a plan for the perfect surprise proposal right in downtown Los Angeles at the Cliff’s Edge restaurant. 

It would not have been appropriate for our dear Cassandra if there weren’t a few of her favorite things involved… This includes, you guessed it, confetti cannons!! 

Cassandra wouldn’t have had just any confetti, only the best… And the most eco-friendly… EcoParti

Not only was Cassandra surprised with an entire lifetime of love and happiness, she was also surprised by her closest family and friends! 

Aside from her family and friends making the trek from Bakersfield to Los Angeles for this grand event, our dear friend Allison Claire of Allison Claire Photography was hiding in the nearby stairwell to capture the best shots! 

In case you think we are kidding, she was actually hiding in the stairs and had to move actual objects to remain unseen, but with the perfect view!

We are SO happy for our dearest Cassandra and we welcome her fiance Jeremy to the family of Fairy Godmother!

Congratulations, Cassandra and Jeremy!!

Kevin Rush Entertainment – Fairy Godmother Friday

Are you planning a wedding? Have you considered attending a bridal show, but aren’t sure where to start? 

Join us this coming Sunday, June 11th at 11:00am until 3:00pm at the Bakersfield Petroleum Club for another fabulous Kevin Rush Entertainment Bridal Expo! To ease your check in process, tickets may be purchased in advance here!

Kevin Rush Entertainment Bridal Expo Fairy Godmother

This event will have some of Central California’s most elite vendors ready to give you the wedding day advice and guidance that you have been looking for. 

Attending any large event, like a bridal show, can be overwhelming. There is a lot going on, and you feel like a fish in deepest sea, but it doesn’t have to be that way. 

If this will be your first bridal expo, or if you want to make the best of this event… Fairy Godmother has compiled a list of a few tips and tricks to help!

Kevin Rush Entertainment Bridal Expo Fairy Godmother

First things first. 

Call your squad. Get your bridal party together, and maybe include some of those family members who have smaller roles in your planning process, and head on over to the Petroleum Club! A few perks of attending these events with your crew is that they may help you remember things long after the day has ended, and of course, they can help you carry away some of the giveaway loot that you will obtain as you mosey from booth to booth! 

Fairy Godmother Kevin Rush Entertainment Bridal Expo Booth Design

Florals by Cherry Blossom Bouquet. Rentals by Walker-Lewis Rents.

Going from booth to booth, everyone will want you to join their mailing list, try for their raffle drawing, and of course, to get more information! One of the easiest and most convenient ways for you to do this without getting completely over writing your information over and over is to print labels! These labels can be your normal address labels off the computer with the following information…

  • Couple’s Names
  • Wedding/Event Date
  • Venue (If you have one)
  • Email Address 

Now, you may be totally fine with giving all of this information, but have you ever actually cleared out your inbox…? By creating an email account strictly for your wedding day activities is easy and will keep your personal inbox so nice and tidy post wedding day! Think about it… Every venue you have inquired about…. Every caterer… Every limo service… You can see it now, that little icon hitting the 1,000 emails mark long after your big day. Make it easy, and after your wedding you can delete the account and carry on without seeing wedding style trends as you celebrate ten years of marriage. 

Fairy Godmother Colleen and Fairy Godfather TJ with Angela of Enchanted Bridal!

Finally, don’t be afraid to mingle and socialize! You aren’t marrying these potential vendors right then! You want to get to know your potential vendors, learn about their business, find out what makes them successful in their field! 

Fairy Godmother Team Event Producers by Makenzie Photography

Most of all, come see us! Stop by the Fairy Godmother booth and let us learn all about your fairytale day!

If you can’t make it to the show, drop us an inquiry here and we can set up a time to go over everything when it’s most convenient for you. 

Breakfast At Tiffany’s Bridal Shower – Magical Monday

When Fairy Godmother Colleen started planning Tiffany and James’ wedding, she had no idea what she was in for. 

By that, we don’t mean anything complicated or crazy, but that she would be making lifelong friends with her couple, especially Tiffany’s mom Karen!

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Here at Fairy Godmother, we love when this happens. Many of our past brides keep us in their thoughts as we receive Christmas cards, baby announcements, and of course, the invitation to plan their future events!

Karen wanted Tiffany to have the ultimate BEST WEDDING DAY, EVER! This included anything leading up to Tiffany and James’ big day, Colleen knew just what to do, a magical bridal shower was in the works. 

Combining class, elegance, and just a little bit of sass it only seemed appropriate that the theme be “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” 

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Paper Products by Matinae Design Studio. Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Paper Products by Matinae Design Studio. Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Welcome by Matinae Design Studio, Balloons by Paradise Balloon Design. Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

How perfect, right?!

Out of all the local venues, the Guild House of Bakersfield would be the picture-perfect setting, combining all the elements of the vision into one historic building. 

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Upon arrival, guests were given their very own black glasses and long black gloves, and of course, a rhinestone tiara to complete their look!

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

After checking in, Tiffany’s guests were ushered over to the mimosa bar. What better way to start the day than with a fresh and fruity glass of champagne?!

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

At the Guild House, lunch is always served! With unique menu items, Tiffany’s day was just as special as herself. 

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Florals by House of Flowers. Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

No special day is complete without sweet treats! Specialty cookies by the Cookie Monger brought every detail of this magical day together, in the yummiest form! 

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Cookies by Cookie Monger. Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Cake by GhilaDolci Bakery, Cookies by Cookie Monger. Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

It’s all in the details! We think that even the cake cutter needs to have a little “bling,” and it being fairy blue doesn’t hurt!

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Cake by GhilaDolci Bakery. Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Custom Creations has done it again! This custom background was the perfect addition to our “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” themed shower. There is no better way to remember a special day than with photos, and even Audrey Hepburn herself made a guest appearance for this fabulous event! 

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Custom background by Custom Creations. Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

We loved being your Fairy Godmother, from your bridal shower to your wedding day! A gorgeous bride inside and out, with a mother just as amazing!

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Need some help organizing a bridal shower? Contact Fairy Godmother today to start planning! 

Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What…? – Magical Monday

Happy, happy “Magical Monday” from Fairy Land!

We are so thrilled that you have stayed with us during our series for the newly engaged, “Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What…?”

This week we are still roughly about 8-10 months away from your magical day, and the planning hasn’t stopped!

Now that you have said “Yes!” to the dress, it’s time to get your bridesmaids their dresses!

First things first. It’s crucial when considering the type of dress to put your favorite ladies in, to think of their body types. You wouldn’t want to put anyone in something that they didn’t feel comfortable in, or wouldn’t buy themselves. These dresses are what you want to compliment your stunning gown, whether it be simple or over the top elegant. Make it simple and significant and it will all work out!

Consider your day when selecting styles or color, if you’re having a winter hill-top countryside mountain wedding, the short cocktail dress in neon pink with super puffy sleeves may not be for you… And if it is, totally go for it! Be sure that just because you like something that it actually works with your vision for your wedding day.

Consult your wedding day squad about their budget! This is important. You would never want to put your bridesmaids in a pinch in order to stand by you as you begin the first day of forever. Be sensitive to their needs, but this is your day. If you have a dream and a vision that you are sticking to, don’t let your guard down. Your ladies, and gents, will understand.

From the moment bridesmaids dresses are ordered to the moment the final alterations are all finalized could be about 5-6 months. This means it is imperative that you get your orders submitted in a timely fashion, but also so that the colors all match! Some companies end up having to make dresses as they sell out to fill the demand, and sometimes the next batch of dresses may be a little off in the color of the dye they use.

It’s time for “the talk.”

Picture this… It’s wedding day! You have tried on your dress with your shoes, you have had your mock-up of your hair done… You know exactly how you are going to look! But… one small rather significant detail… Undergarments. Straps, lines, you don’t want them!

Be sure to consider what you will need in order for the dress to look just as you, and your bride, intended!

If you would like some fairy dust to assist in your dress-shopping needs, contact us today!  

Fairy Godmother Assistants – Fairy Godmother Friday

Happy “Fairy Godmother Friday!”

This week, we have a very special post about our fantastic team of assistants!

Fairy Godmother Logo

 In the years that Fairy Godmother has been around, it was built literally from the ground up.

The company began when Fairy Godmother’s owner and lead Event Producer, Colleen Bauer, had a vision.

The goal was to execute magically designed events, giving our clients the best possible experience, and leaving that “Fairytale feeling everywhere we go.”

Well, it worked!

Over 7 years later, the company now has a core team of six Event Producers, all specializing in planning and designing magical events!

Fairy Godmother Assistants Fairy Godmother Assistants Sara and Shannon

Here we grow, again!

With growth, comes greatness…

Allowing our lead event producers to focus on their events, day of and leading up to the day, is our main priority.

With some events having teams of 10 plus people needed for setup, the Fairy Godmother took flight into a new adventure!

Fairy Godmother Assistants Sara and Shannon

Fairy Godmother Assistants

Our Fairy Godmother assistants are more than just our team…. They are a part of our family! These are people that we trust with our entire being as we put our events in their hands. It’s very similar to finding someone to watch your newborn child, or your fur baby… We hand over our events whether it be set up or assisting, and are able to share our vision and let it come to life so we can give our couple our full attention without compromising their dream.

Fairy Godmother Assistant Racquel

Save the day from boutonniere mishap? Consider it done!

Fairy Godmother Assistants

Fairy Godmother Assistants Sara

Need your cake decorated? It’s handled!

What is one of the best parts of our fabulous team of assistants? That a majority of them are past or current Fairy Godmother brides (and grooms!). They were so in love with their day, and all that was done for them, that they have joined in to help make other couples’ days just as magical.

Fairy Godmother Assistants Logan

Our knight in… classy black! Thank you, Logan!

Fairy Godmother Assistant Rado

Photowall constructed out of pallets in less than thirty minutes? “Nailed” it!

Fairy Godmother Assistant Racquel

When you love something as much as we do, you do everything you can to nurture, protect, and make it a truly magical experience for everyone involved. For our team, each assistant works with each planner to get the final seal of approval.

We take pride in our team as they reflect the values and morale and uphold the repertoire that Fairy Godmother has built for itself in the last several years.

Fairy Godmother Assistants Cassandra & Sophia

Need your wine barrels moved to a different location? On it!

Fairy Godmother Assistants Cassandra & Sophia

Fairy Godmother Assistant Kristi

 To our team, you are appreciated beyond words and from the “fairy” bottom of our hearts… THANK YOU!!