All About Me – Fairy Godmother Sara – Fairy Godmother Friday

Happy “Fairy Godmother Friday!” 

This week is all about our latest Fairy, Fairy Godmother Sara!

As we welcome Sara to the Fairy Godmother squad, we want to share a few things about Sara that make her extra special!

Fairy Godmother Sara

We asked Sara if there was anything that people may not know about her, and turns out that she was on the game show “Street Smarts.” Sara said that it was fun, but as it turned out, she didn’t win the show. 

We shocked Sara when we asked if she liked to dance, she didn’t know that there were people in this world who didn’t like to dance!

Fairy Godmother Assistants Sara and Shannon

If Sara could have lunch with any person past or present, she would choose Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for the Greenbay Packers. 

When asked if she sees the glass half empty or half full, Sara said that it depends on how much caffeine she has had. I think that is something that we could all agree on!

Tori & Arnold Calamigos Ranch Fairy Godmother Wedding

Sara believes that her strongest characteristics are being stubborn and determined with her special talent being annoying her husband, but we don’t think that he minds!

The furthest place that Sara has been is Italy, which is exactly where she would live if she could live anywhere in the world! 

Fairy Godmother Sara

If we tried getting inside Sara’s head, we would see a lot of her decorating ideas and love for her dogs… And maybe a little about her amazing husband, Logan!

Fairy Godmother Sara

If Sara were ever caught being bored, we would witness to her creative mind re-decorating her house or an epic dance party… Depending on her mood, of course. 

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Sara doesn’t really mind which came first, but agrees that they both taste delicious!

Fairy Godmother Assistants Sara and Shannon

Sara’s best, and most cherished, childhood memories are with her dad horseback riding and dancing on his feet. 

Sara’s favorite life motto is “Faith, Love & Pixie Dust” with the most important thing being to spend time with people you love. 

Fairy Godmother Assistants

Stay tuned, we have one more week of our Fairy Godmother “All About Me!” series!

In the meantime, contact Fairy Godmother today for your planning needs!

Wedding at the White Horse Inn – Magical Monday

Wow! The Fairies are back at it, the Fall wedding season has officially kicked off, and this past week the Fairy Godmother crew loaded up and set out for a “Fairy Field Trip!” 

This field trip was sending the Fairy Godmother squad to the White Horse Inn for Andrea and Ian’s magical day!

White Horse Inn

Fairy Godmother Cassandra had the details in check and set off with her fairy magic in tow.

One of the best parts of being a Fairy Godmother bride, in our opinion, is that you get to be pampered while all your set up is done for you.

This means that you as the bride, or groom, get to enjoy everything on the day of your wedding without worrying about who is setting up your dream wedding. 

For Andrea and Ian, this was no different!

Between the staff at the White Horse Inn and the Fairy Godmother squad, the reception and ceremony sites were set and ready to go!

White Horse Inn Fairy Godmother Longoria Wedding

Complete with corn hole for those craving a little more competitive wedding day action!

White Horse Inn Fairy Godmother Longoria Wedding

Who doesn’t love custom corn hole?!

An amazing bridal party is just part of the magic!

Andrea’s bridal party was so very sweet and so fun!

White Horse Inn Fairy Godmother Longoria Wedding

Who doesn’t love to “hoop and holler” after our Fairy Godmother couple say “I do?!”

Guests were encouraged to grab a noisemaker of a sort to share their excitement of the celebration.

White Horse Inn Fairy Godmother Longoria Wedding

Of course, before anyone gets the opportunity to walk down the aisle, your very own Fairy Godmother has to give you her approval and for our gorgeous bride, Andrea, to have one final fluffing of her wedding dress!

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A sweetheart table wouldn’t be complete without florals and a few personalized touches!

Incorporating the wedding party’s color palette into the floral arrangements and decor was such a fun planning and design task for Fairy Godmother Cassandra. 

White Horse Inn Fairy Godmother Longoria Wedding

White Horse Inn Fairy Godmother Longoria Wedding

No wedding would be possible without our amazing team of creative partners, we even had a second to catch a selfie with Boone of Boone & Stacie Weddings

White Horse Inn Fairy Godmother Longoria Wedding

Can you “selfie?!” We can!

The night’s reception was an ethereal affair! Natural leaves and woods were incorporated with candlelight to create the ambiance that was as warm and welcoming as our couple! 

White Horse Inn Fairy Godmother Longoria Wedding

White Horse Inn Fairy Godmother Longoria Wedding 

From start to finish your Fairy Godmother is with you every step of the way! 

Fairy Godmother Cassandra sent our newest Fairy Godmother couple off into wedded bliss, happily ever after! 

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We were so thrilled to be a part of Andrea and Ian’s magical day as they became Mr. & Mrs. Longoria, thank you for trusting Fairy Godmother to make your magical dreams come true! 

 

All About Me – Fairy Godmother Janet – Fairy Godmother Friday

What better way to celebrate “Fairy Godmother Friday” than by sharing about our amazing Fairy Godmother team?!

This week we are highlighting the “Jackie O.” of Fairy Godmother, the one and only Fairy Godmother Janet!

Fairy Godmother Janet by Makenzie Photography

Photo by Makenzie Photography.

Janet has been in the wedding industry for a few years, prior to putting on her fairy wings Janet worked in the catering industry right alongside us at countless events. She has been a true asset to the team and we are excited to watch her use her fairy magic to turn dreams into reality! 

Janet fuels her fairy magic through the love for, and from, her husband, children, grandchildren, and even her fur baby!

 

If you are just joining us, we are sharing fun and random facts about each of the Fairies of the Fairy Godmother team.  

Fairy Godmother Squad Baskin Robbins

We asked Janet what was something that most people don’t know about her, and we found out that we have a musical Fairy on our hands! Janet not only played the violin in elementary school and junior high, but she went on to be a part of the Bakersfield Honor Choir (complete with solo) and even sang with the Sweet Adelines in junior high! How cool!

Something that we didn’t learn, but we got our positive affirmation about is that Janet is a positive person who wakes up thankful for another day and always sees the glass half full rather than half empty. 

Fairy Godmother Squad Wedding Wire World

When asked what came first, the chicken or the egg, Janet said “the egg!”

Her dreams of retirement include her husband, their black lab, and the Central Coast. 

Fairy Godmother Janet Setting Decor Pandol Christmas Open House

Fairy Godmother Janet getting the patio ready for guest arrival!

Janet took the words right out of our mouth when she shared about her favorite characteristics; detail oriented, organized, compassionate, faithful, prim and proper! Janet says that her strongest of these would be compassion, which we can all agree on. We call Janet the “Jackie O.” of Fairy Godmother because of these characteristics, she is such a lady and we couldn’t love her more!

Fairy Godmother Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Shower

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

Growing up, Janet dreamed of being a lawyer.  She worked at the mall in high school, and then a receptionist in a law firm where she became a paralegal after completing the coursework.  She went from there into the catering field and magically ended up as a wedding planner with Fairy Godmother! 

California Wedding Day Awards Fairy Godmother

The Fairy Godmother squad when they arrived at the Vibiana

We are so lucky to have such a diverse yet united team, stay tuned as we continue on and continue our “All About Me” series! 

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

Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What…?

As we continue on in our series, we are steadily approaching your magical day and we are now just three months away!

One of the most important options of your evening will be dinner if you are choosing to have a meal at your event. 

Thome Fairy Godmother Wedding Mossman Catering Appetizer Platter

Mossman Catering, Photo by Left Coast By Design.

You are on the downhill slide of your planning process, now it is time to go back and make sure that you finalize all of your options with your vendors… This includes finalizing your menu with your caterer. You want to make sure that in the year or so of planning that all of your desired options are still available, and still want you would like!

There are many aspects of your wedding day that everyone will remember, one of these is the food!

Fairy Godmother Caterers

Stockdale Country Club by Theresa Wooner Photography.

Some key things to remember when putting together, or finalizing, your wedding day menu would that you are not just the new couple, but that you are the host of the event to all of your guests. As hosts, you want to be sure that your wedding day menu appeals to everyone in attendance, as best as possible. 

Fairy Godmother Caterers

NV Catering by Shelli Renee Photography.

Another major aspect will be your timeline. It’s vital to keep in mind how you would like your day to flow, if you don’t want the bulk of your evening to be spent on dinner, consider your options and maybe revamp your menu a bit! Your day is completely customizable, make sure it is just as you want it.

Fairy Godmother Caterers

Too Fats Catering.

While all of these aforementioned aspects are crucial to your big day, there is one that is even more important to consider… Your budget! If you recall, when we first began this series we advised you to create a dream day budget that wouldn’t break the bank and gave you the ability to accurately price out all of your vendors. This will play a part in your menu, as well as your guest count!

A Taste of NV

Catering by NV Catering. Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

If you need a little magic in creating your wedding day menu, contact Fairy Godmother today!

Of course, never forget that this is your magical day, bon appetite! 

All About Me – Fairy Godmother Marissa – Fairy Godmother Friday

Happy “Fairy Godmother Friday!”

This week we are sharing all about Fairy Godmother Marissa!

Marissa wanted to make sure that we set one thing straight, she is a country girl at heart and country music is her absolute favorite!

We asked Marissa what she thinks of first thing in the morning, and she kept it real, her answer was too perfect… “What am I going to wear today and do I feel like doing my hair?”

Fairy Godmother Marissa

If she could have lunch with anyone in the world, past or present, she has two candidates… Chip and Joanna Gaines from “Fixer Upper!”

The store that Marissa would choose to max out her credit card, you ask? Easy peasy, Nordstroms!

Marissa thinks most about where she is in life, how she’s achieving her goals, and constantly reminding herself that everything is a process! …She was sure not to forget that she finds herself thinking about puppies quite often. 

Fairy Godmother Agee JEH Ranch

Photo by Boone & Stacie Weddings. The Fairies are with you every step of the way, even during photos!

Dessert before dinner? Marissa says “yes!” 

She says that she is a great cook, with a recipe, but she takes the most pride in her baking!

We wanted to know what Marissa dreamed of growing up to be, turns out she wanted to be a fashion designer and a NASCAR driver! She said she would have been the best dressed NASCAR driver!

California Wedding Day Awards Fairy Godmother at the Vibiana

Marissa finds comfort in knowing that she is a great listener and has a relatable personality.

While Marissa wishes that her favorite time of day was nap time, but it technically doesn’t exist, so her favorite time of day is bedtime!

Shannon Grove 2018

There’s no better selfie than a Fairy Godmother selfie!

Marissa’s best childhood memory was her involvement in sports! She says that sports are an extremely important part of growing up… It teaches kids to be tough, hard work, and what it takes to work as a team. 

Strange fact about Marissa? We have one! Her favorite smell comes from her softball days when they would water down the field, but her favorite scent is wet dirt!

Her favorite smell comes from her softball days when they would water down the field, but her favorite scent is wet dirt!

All who know Marissa, know what makes her great… She says that her “spark” feature that has led her to success is being passionate!

“Once you find your passion, it won’t lead you astray!”

Fairy Godmother Team at the Fairy Godmother Foundation 2016 Murder Mystery Dinner

Photo by J.Michelle Photography. Fairy Godmother Team at the Fairy Godmother Foundation 2016 Murder Mystery Dinner

Stay tuned for next week’s “All About FG!”

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

It’s another beautiful “Magical Monday” here in Fairy Land, and we are thrilled to continue sharing our wedding planning series, “Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What…?” with you!

This week, we are just four months from your magical day, and there are just a few things left for you to do before you get to say “I do!” 

Cinderella Love Story Fairy Godmother Co.

Custom royal scroll by Matinae Design Studio. Photo by J.Michelle Photography.

The four month mark is the best time to make sure you have ordered all of your print items.

Print items are far more than save the dates and invitations and are totally up to you and your creative mind.

Fan programs by Matinae Design Studio.

Fan programs by Matinae Design Studio. Photography by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

Breaking the norm on wedding traditions can be challenging for some, but we want to help you ensure that your day is as original as you are!

One thing to always remember during your planning process is that you only have to do what you want, and should only have your day as you have always dreamed!

Fairy Godmother guestbook left coast by design photograph

Program fans by Tie That Binds Wedding. Photographed by Rob Greer Photography.

Another trend that is becoming more and more popular is allowing guests to drop a note or piece of advice into a box for the lucky couple to open at a later date, a fun way to personalize your day and maintaining that personal connection even after the wedding night has ended.

What about a wedding day program? That’s right, a detailed itinerary of each event to occur- which can be complete with names of those included in such. This also helps those trying to “wrangle” the persons involved for photos, etc. as your day transpires!

Personalized napkins? Dinner menus? Treat bags? The answer is always “YES!”

Darr Reception Fairy Godmother Sweets Table

Photography by J.Michelle Photography.

We hope that we have sparked some creativity for your paper product inspiration! 

If you need a little fairy dust, contact us today and let us make your wedding day dreams come true!

All About Me – Fairy Godmother Cassandra – Fairy Godmother Friday

It’s “Fairy Godmother Friday” and this means we get to continue sharing about our Fairy Family…

This week, we are sharing all about our very own Fairy Godmother Cassandra!

Fairy Godmother Cassandra by Makenzie Photography

Photo by Makenzie Photography.

As you may recall, Cassandra has recently started her own magical wedding planning journey as her boyfriend recently was upgraded to the title “fiance!”

Fairy Godmother Foundation Murder Mystery

Photo by J.Michelle Photography.

First things first- Just know that there is not a single soul in this world who loves confetti, glitter, or anything that sparkles more than Cassandra!

For anyone who knows Cassandra, we all know that she LOVES to dance! 

She shared with us that when she was growing up, Cassandra and her mom used to learn line dances in their living room. She added that she has also been known to break into dance in the rain with her bestfriend!

Richie & Sydnee Fairy Godmother Boone & Stacie Weddings

Photo by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

Cassandra wouldn’t exactly want to move away, but she would consider having a home base with 3-4 locations elsewhere, places where she could work of course!

If Cassandra could meet anyone, past or present, she would want to meet Lucille Ball or Walt Disney (or both!)!

Fairy Godmother Cassandra Blake & Teri French Wedding

Photo by Shelli Renee.

When asked what Cassandra thinks about most, she answered “creating!” 

She said that she finds herself wondering what she could create next, how she could make something herself, or just how to put a unique spin on something already made! Sign of a true creative, she said that anything can trigger this thought.

Fairy Godmother Nifty Balloons

Fairy Godmother Cassandra was the “Queen Bee” at the Big Fake Wedding!

We asked Cassandra if she sings in the shower, her answer was just too honest and fun! 
She said that she sometimes will sing in the shower, but she really belts out in the car- to the point where passersby wonder what she’s doing!

If Cassandra could have ANY job in the world, what would it be? She said a creative director, installation artist, children’s author/illustrator, and of course Fairy Godmother! 

Photo by Jessica Fairchild.

Early bird or night owl?

Cassandra, without hesitation, said that she is night owl for sure! She said that sleep is usually her last priority and that she is always so disappointed that most craft stores close at 9:00 pm because she is always in need of more supplies!

Fairy Godmother Unicorn Ice Creme Social

Photography by Marianne Lucas Photography.

Finally, we asked Cassandra if there is any new or exciting news that she would like to share with the world…

Her answer was too perfect to change… “I’m becoming Mrs. Gear in 2018!!! #WeddngPlannerturnedBride”

Fairy Godmother Wedding Planner Proposal

Photography by Allison Claire Photography.

Fairy Godmother Wedding Planner Proposal

Photography by Allison Claire Photography.

Stay tuned as we continue sharing about the Fairy Squad!

Murder Mystery for Philanthropy – Fairy Godmother Foundation

This last Friday, guests walked out of 2017 and stepped into a 1920’s style prohibition speakeasy New Year’s Eve party at the Dueces, also known as The Station. 

Greeted by our host, this would be a New Year that everyone was sure to remember.

Fairy Godmother Foundation Murder Mystery

Fairy Godmother Foundation Murder Mystery

Sponsors filled the tables, guests supporting the great cause of the Fairy Godmother Foundation- to provide a wedding to a deserving couple in need at little to no cost to them. 

Fairy Godmother Foundation Murder Mystery

The very first Fairy Godmother Foundation couple in 2014 was Kurt and Blanca Dudley, Kurt succumbed to his cancer battle in August 2015. Blanca was in attendance looking absolutely dashing!

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Sweets were eloquently stacked, tiers and tiers to satisfy even the pickiest sweet tooth, build your own grilled cheese station by the one and only Chef Nate, it was the perfect scene for the most perfect evening out.

After all, prohibition was a time of indulgence… For those who cared to find it. 

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The ladies were checking everyone in, Mike the bartender was poppin’ the bubbly, heels and heads were all held high…

Fairy Godmother Foundation Murder Mystery

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The night couldn’t have been a greater success!

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But midway through the night, just after dinner… There was a murder!

Fairy Godmother Foundation Murder Mystery

Was it the inspector (“the nose”) with a candlestick? A champagne host with the typewriter?

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Our guest in gold fringe was down, but who was to blame?

Fairy Godmother Foundation Murder Mystery

Our “nose” was sure to question everyone, including our party host!

By looking at the photo, can you tell who got away with this murderous victory?

Fairy Godmother Foundation Murder Mystery  

Our newscaster guest, Ms. Tequila Ravioli was sure to capture the evening at every available moment- with the swankiest technology, of course!

Fairy Godmother Foundation Murder Mystery

After the crime had been solved, guests went about celebrating the very best way they knew how!

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Best costume and best at staying in character went to…

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This wonderful tragedy wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing team of vendors who donate their time and services to this amazing cause…

Fairy Godmother Foundation Murder Mystery

Event Production: Fairy Godmother a Wedding and Event Company Colleen Bauer Cassandra Patrick Denise Ferdinand Sara Elms and Marissa Blankenship

Venue: Kern County Fire Fighters -The Station– On-site Coordinator: Nancy Hampton Montes, Letty Rivera

DJ/Lighting: AllSound Music Entertainment John & Anthony Cota

Floral Design: House of Flowers Diana Klawitter Amanda Klawitter

Catering: NV Catering Nathan Vasquez Jessica Uribe Vasquez

Photo Booth: My Bakersfield Photobooth

Décor: Paradise Balloons Lorelee Bell

Paper Products: Matinae Design Studio

Bar: Mike Miller

Sweets: Tina’s Cakes/Tina Justine

Rentals: Make it Happen/Carlos

Photography: J. Michelle Photography

King Ranch – Wedding Wednesday

Wednesdays are just so much more fun when we get to title them “Wedding Wednesday!”

This week’s special feature is all about our friends over at the King Ranch Saddle Shop, who want to help you put that special rustic twist on your magical day!

King Ranch Saddle Shop

The popularity of rustic weddings is on the rise, boots and burlap are totally in!

In fact, King Ranch has a whole shop dedicated to their boots that would be perfect for a country wedding!

Forget the high heels, how about some pure leather comfort!?

If you have been following our “Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What…?” wedding planning series, you will know that there are quite a few things to do as you get closer to your wedding day. The team at King Ranch has fun ideas for just about every step of the way!

It’s almost like building a house, you have to start from the ground up!

Everything leading up to your big day should give you a little sneak peek of your wedding… Your save the dates, wedding invitations, bouquets, and even your playlist can all give a little insight to the look and feel of your day! 

Teri And Blake Fairy Godmother Rustic Wedding

Teri & Blake’s wedding at the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch. Photo by Shelli Renee Weddings.

A country themed rustic wedding wouldn’t be complete without the most perfect wedding venue. 

Barns and ranches have set the wedding venue world ablaze, there are many to choose from, but only one will give you that “magical” feeling!

You have chosen this style for your wedding because it is what you and your soon-to-be love and enjoy, embrace it!

Teri And Blake Fairy Godmother

Blake and his groomsmen outside the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch. Photo by Shelli Renee Weddings.

Dresses and men’s attire can be anything you want, a rustic wedding gives you the opportunity to turn your dreams into the new “norm.”

King Ranch Saddle Shop even came up with their own checklist to make sure that your rustic wedding is just as you have always dreamed!

If you need a little more inspiration, you can even check out the King Ranch Saddle Shop Pinterest page, here!

King Ranch Country Wedding Guide

King Ranch Country Wedding Guide

As always, let Fairy Godmother help you plan the ultimate country wedding… Contact us today!

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

“Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What…?”

Wedding planning can be hard and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! 

All of us here at Fairy Godmother believe that every couple deserves to have a magical experience while planning their big day, so we have created this guide to help keep you on track. 

We are still about 6 months away from your magical event, and that means it’s time to officially lock down your rental items! 

Rental items is more than just tables and chairs, it includes your dishes, flatware, and even centerpieces!

It’s crucial to have these things in your mind, maybe on a running list, so that you can ensure your event is just as you have always dreamed. 

Rentals by Make It Happen Events, Photographed by Left Coast by Design.

Rentals by Make It Happen Events, Photographed by Left Coast by Design.

Most importantly, you want to be sure that you have enough of everything for your guests, you wouldn’t want anyone to have to stand during your ceremony because you didn’t have enough chairs, or if someone had to use plastic utensils while everyone else used the real deal. 

These are just the little things that us Fairies all think about!

According to Bridal Guide, you should order at least three to four dishes, glassware, stemware, and flatware per guest! Now, if you’ve never planned a wedding before, you may not have ever considered those numbers! When it comes to chairs, it is advised to order at least ten extra per location. This is in the event that any are damaged, and of course, if there are any extra guests!

Tic Tac Toe rental by Custom Creations.

Tic Tac Toe rental by Custom Creations.

When it comes to tables and chairs, many people forget to order the extras for all the fun stuff!

For example, your guestbook table, your welcome table, your cake table, maybe a sweets table, or even an “in memoriam” table! 

Rentals by Jo Ron Co Rentals, Photographed by Left Coast By Design.

Rentals by Jo Ron Co Rentals, Photographed by Left Coast By Design.

The last thing we want anyone to do is to scramble last minute having to ask their Uncle Bob to bring a huge table in right before ceremony. 

Map out your ideal wedding, it’s 2017… All dreams are possible!

If you’d like some extra help in planning, it’s never too late to contact Fairy Godmother!

Let us handle the magic for you.