May’s Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon – Fairy Godmother Friday

April showers bring May flowers, but they also brought us our May Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon!

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners Logo

Specialty logo design by Matinae Design Studio.

Fairy Godmothers Colleen and Cassandra took a “fairy field trip” one day, and as many of you may know, some of our best ideas come from long car rides!

This “Fairy Field Trip” was actually a very special event! It was an exclusive, invitation-only conference put on by Stacie Francombe. Another invitee was none other than the famous Colin Cowie, Colin is best known for celebrity weddings and events. In one of Colin’s speeches, he said that our vendors are much more than the word leads us to believe, and that they are truly “Creative Partners!”

Just like that the “Collaboration of Creative Partners” luncheons were born.

Collaboration of Creative Partners luncheon

Paper Products by Matinae Design Studio. Photography by Richard Forrester.

This month’s luncheon was hosted at the one and only, NV Catering!

This lunch was not only tasty and filling, but also a chance for all of us to get together outside of the wedding and event industry.

Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

Photography by Richard Forrester.

Our table was so full of conversation and yummy food!

Chef Nate and his amazing team worked tirelessly making sure our plates, and stomachs, were never empty.

Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

Photography by Richard Forrester.

 

Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

Photography by Richard Forrester.

Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

The BEST bread, ever! Photography by Richard Forrester.

Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

Photography by Richard Forrester.

Without luncheons like this, we would never have found out that two of our guests knew eachother from their previous jobs in radio! Donna from the Italian Heritage Hall and Kevin of Kevin Rush Entertainment spent years together at cool concerts, who would have thought they would reconnect years later in the wedding business?!

We learned that Nannette of Custom Creations started with simple gifts for teachers and friends and brought her loving husband Marcos into the mix to help!

Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

Photography by Richard Forrester.

Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

Photography by Richard Forrester.

Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

Photography by Richard Forrester.

Theresa of Theresa Wooner Photography wants to set the perfect image and achieve goals for her children to look up to, Megan from Elevate Hair Studio used to work with children with special needs, and that Chef Nate started out piece by piece until he could own his own restaurant!

We would never have found these fun facts out without our luncheon, which is just one reason why we keep them going! To learn more about each other and watch other collaborations blossom!

Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

Paper Products by Matinae Design Studio. Photography by Richard Forrester.

If you are interested in joining one of our monthly luncheons, contact Fairy Godmother Colleen today!

 

Collaboration of Creative Partners April Luncheon – Fairy Godmother Friday

We love the phrase “Community Over Competition,” which is simply described as “getting to the top by building others up!”

Fairy Godmother was born here in Bakersfield, what we like to call the “biggest small town,” and we first grew simply by word of mouth. There was no advertising, our growth was directly correlated to referrals of past clients, guests, and friends.

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

Part of this business is education. We attend conferences, and are even invited to special events with the most elite vendors in the business. At one conference in particular, ISSE in Carmel, Fairy Godmothers Colleen and Cassandra were rubbing elbows with the one and only Colin Cowie.

At this conference, Colin shared that our vendors are SO much more than just your caterer, or your photographer… They are our friends! We are all in this together and that we should let that show by calling them “friendors.”

If you have been witness to a “Fairy Field Trip” you should know that more than one creative mind with a notepad on the move is just a pinch of the fairy dust that Fairy Godmother offers. The ideas were brewing and viola, the “Collaboration of Creative Partners” luncheon was born.

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners Luncheon

Paper Product by Matinae Design Studio.

Once a month, the Fairy Godmother family invites a handful of guests to share an intimate lunch and allows for this table of “friendors” to talk and share stories outside of our events and meetings!

At our most recent April luncheon, we learned that Stephanie of Gimme Some Sugar Bakery got her name from her grandma always saying “come here and gimme some sugar!” Marianne of Marianne Lucas Photography used to be a Supervisor in the Kern High School District before taking her leap of faith into full-time photography. Angela and Patricia of Enchanted Bridal Boutique find their greatest happiness in putting their brides in their dream dresses. Christina of Kwik Signs is a super mom and loves organization, Teresa of Jo Ron Co. finds love in working within the community, and Amy of Alpha Omega Valet Services took over her business and employs orphan and foster youth, some of whom come from her full-time job at CASA of Kern County

Wands full of thanks from all of us at Fairy Godmother, we appreciate you all taking the time out of your day to join us, we know how valuable you are to your business!

Collaboration of Creative Partners – Fairy Godmother Friday

As we get ready for our March Collaboration of Creative Partners luncheon, we wanted to share about our previous two!

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners Logo

Specialty logo design by Matinae Design Studio.

Fairy Godmothers Colleen and Cassandra took a “fairy field trip” one day, and as many of you may know, some of our best ideas come from long car rides!

This “Fairy Field Trip” was actually a very special event! It was an exclusive, invitation-only conference put on by Stacie Francombe. Another invitee was none other than the famous Colin Cowie, Colin is best known for celebrity weddings and events. In one of Colin’s speeches, he said that our vendors are much more than the word leads us to believe, and that they are truly “Creative Partners!”

Just like that the “Collaboration of Creative Partners” luncheons were born.

Wedding Planner Magazine November 2016 Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners

We have even written an article on the “Collaboration of Creative Partners” that was featured in Volume 6/Issue 6 of Wedding Planner Magazine!

Networking is vital in this industry, and this is why we love our “Collaboration of Creative Partners” luncheons! Having so much talent in one space is the absolute best feeling, and we are so lucky to call each and every one of these vendors, “friendors!”

Wedding Planner Magazine November 2016 Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners

The “Collaboration of Creative Partners” luncheons allow for everyone to mingle and interact outside of an event or wedding, it gives us time to get personal and learn more about each other!

Wedding Planner Magazine November 2016 Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners

            When business professionals come together and not only share the same air, but have casual conversations and are able to open up out of their shells also bouncing ideas back and forth, brainstorming, and share past experiences to build new ones. Through sharing ideas and goals, magic is created. Whether it is for a new project, or maybe through that of styled or theme inspired shoots. Collaboration open doors to a whole new world of possibilities for vendors.

January’s luncheon was graciously hosted by The Nines Restaurant inside the Bakersfield Marriot in Downtown Bakersfield.

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners Boone & Stacie Weddings

Menu by Matinae Design Studio. Photograph by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

In attendance we had Courtney of GhilaDolci Bakery, Joshua, Emily and Molly of Evermoore Films, JC Cota of All Sound Music, Diana of House of Flowers, Boone & Stacie of Boone & Stacie Weddings, and Ismael of The Nines Restaurant!

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners Boone & Stacie Weddings

Our January Collaboration of Creative Partners attendees. Photograph by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

Our February luncheon was held at the Bakersfield Petroleum Club, one of the most elite premier clubs in Bakersfield.

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners J.Michelle Photography

February was sweet, just like our guests! Photograph by J.Michelle Photography

Our friendors Janaye of J.Michelle Photography, Donald Glenn of Donald Glenn Entertainment, Madison and Brittany of the Petroleum Club of Bakersfield, Allie Mae of The Beautiful Life LLC, and Janice of the Flower Bar took the time out of their busy schedules to join us! 

Fairy Godmother Collaboration of Creative Partners J.Michelle Photography

February’s Creative Partner squad! Photograph by J.Michelle Photography.

If you are interested in joining us at one of our Creative Partner luncheons, please contact Colleen directly at Colleen@FairyGodmotherEvents.net! We would be more than excited to invite you!

 

Welcoming Explorer Travel & Tours! – Fairy Godmother Friday

The “Happiest Place in Bakersfield” has grown, again!

We are so excited to share that Leland and Pamela of Explorer Travel and Tours have joined us as our final tenants of the 20th Street Cottage community room, designed by Jamie Urner Interior Designs!

The purpose of a community room is to allow professionals the comfort of an office, without paying the office price.

These rooms are shared space that is there when they need them without trying to have a conversation over blenders, the normalities of a coffee shop, or other little nuances that may arise in public space. 

Explorer Travel & Tours 20th Street Cottage

Leland and his gorgeous wife Pamela branched out of their daily lives to create something different. Leland being a professional firefighter and Pamela, a college professor, started Explorer Travel and Tours

20th Street Cottage Leland Davis

Leland and Pamela have one mission. It is simple and absolutely selfless… “This business allows us to help those who help others. We love to support church, mission, educational, and various charitable organizations with travel needs worldwide.”

 20th Street Cottage Leland Davis

Together, they began giving couples, and large groups, the trip of a lifetime through travel planning!

Their company, Explorer Travel & Tours, offers the best travel experience from start to finish that any company could! 

20th Street Cottage Leland Davis

Leland hasn’t always been one of Bakersfield’s premier travel agents. In fact, Leland is one of Bakersfield’s lead fire engineers! 

In addition to being successful, and generous, business owners, Leland and Pamela are incredibly active with their family! Taking trips and sharing experiences with their loved ones is a top priority.

20th Street Cottage Leland Davis

 On behalf of everyone at the 20th Street Cottage, we are proud to share our happy place with Explorer Travel and Tours!

Welcoming Marianne Lucas-Polina – Fairy Godmother Friday

The “Happiest Place in Bakersfield” is steadily growing from the inside out!

We would love to welcome Marianne Lucas-Polina and her great talent of photography to our community room!

20th Street Cottage

If you haven’t heard of a community room, let us tell you why they are SO awesome!

The purpose of a community room is to allow professionals the comfort of an office, without paying the office price. These rooms are shared space that is there when they need them without trying to have a conversation over blenders, the normalities of a coffee shop, or other little nuances that may arise in public spaces.

The 20th Street Cottage Community Room is a warm, well-decorated space that gives Marianne and her clients a quiet, personalized area to spread out and talk business!

20th Street Cottage Community Room, designed by Jamie Urner Interior Design.

The community room at the 20th Street Cottage, designed by Jamie Urner Interior Design.

Marianne and Victor are a husband and wife team that are providing not only photography but also cinema! When you get to share what you love, with who you love, it can only be assumed that there is going to be an abundant amount of passion and pride in their work.

Marianne & Victor by Makenzie Photography

Marianne & Victor by Makenzie Photography

Aside from being fabulous photogs and cinematographers, Marianne and Victor are parents to four beautiful girls!

They enjoy spending their spare time camping, going to the movies, shopping online and playing basketball!

Marianne & Victor Family by Makenzie Photography

Marianne & Victor with their girls. Photo by Makenzie Photography.

We are so happy to share our special place with Marianne and Victor, be sure to come and knock on our red door if you’re in the neighborhood to meet her!

Freestyle Event Services – Fairy Godmother Friendors

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

At Fairy Godmother we not only have the best friends, we have the BEST of friends!

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When Colleen began Fairy Godmother, her “friend circle” steadily grew with mentors. Mark with Freestyle Event Services has been with us from the ground up and one of the very first mentors for Fairy Godmother! Whenever we need him, he’s there. Even when the fairy magic creates some pretty wild ideas, not to mention rain… And do we mean some serious rain!

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While being a successful businessman, Mark is a wonderful dad to his two daughters. Teaching them the importance of hard work and determination, while being the best role model possible. While he is a phenomenal dad and businessman, he has provided as a constant cheerleader to the Fairy Godmother company. He has consistently pushed us to do better, even at our best! Watching Freestyle and Fairy Godmother grow and share their magic, with great thanks to his constant encouragement!

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Photo by InMotion.Pro

While being a dad and businessman is important, we also know that a little fun is always a good thing… And man oh man, have we found one of the most fun guys around! Picture a friendship that was created off the idea of confetti cannons… Yep, you guessed it, that’s exactly how we became “friendors!”

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Colleen recalls just how she met Mark back in November of 2008. When she began planning the Women’s Business conference to be held in April of 2009, she knew right off the bat that confetti cannons were a necessity, obviously. A friend from Rabobank Arena, Sam Williams, suggested a DJ company who she felt could help, from the first time Colleen met Mark it was instant friendship.

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Photo by J. Andrews Photography

On behalf of the Fairy Godmother team thank you for your constant friendship and guidance in this “happy business!” Mark, let this blog provide as one way to say “thank you” for always making time for us, being a great mentor and coach, and above all else, thank you for being a “forever friend” to all of us Fairies!

All Sound Music – Fairy Godmother Friendors

“No friendship is an accident” – C. Henry

We could not agree more!

When we first met JC and his talented team from All Sound Music Entertainment, we knew without a doubt that our fairy family was about to grow, and oh it did!

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JC brings more than just the most “unique” DJ service to your event, he brings up-lighting and custom monograms!

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The personal approach that ASM brings to any event is phenomenal, something that is truly desired by any client or guest!

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Family is everything to JC and his ASM team. JC will be the first one to tell you that family is everything and always would be #1.

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One of the more personalized aspects of ASM’s dedication to their clients is that they only work with one client at a time to ensure that each event is executed at the fullest potential.

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On behalf of Fairy Godmother A Wedding and Event Planning Company, we want to thank you JC and the All Sound Music family for being there for us!