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

Congratulations, You’re Engaged! Now What…?

Now that you’re engaged, the first step before you can do anything else is picking the venue!

Bakersfield Country Club Fairy Godmother Wedding Jessica Frey Photography

Photography by Jessica Frey Photography.

Before you can set an official date, you will first have to tour and check with potential wedding venues.

Next scope out your favorite venues and meet with your top three. You’re date has not been set yet so there is much more flexibility when you find the venue of your dreams. 

Photography by Karen Stewart.

Photography by Marianne Lucas-Polina.

You will need your date set and your venue booked before you can begin booking the rest of your vendors. 

Your Wedding Planner can really help in this area.  They can save you both money and time.  They can tell you exactly which venues will be a good fit for what you are looking for. 

Your reception site will determine the overall mood and atmosphere of your wedding.  Select a site that will fit your individual style, taste and budget.  Many venues book more than a year in advance so book early.

Picking a venue should be a fun experience! 

One major part of picking a venue is to ensure that it satisfies all of your needs, and fits your budget!  Making sure that the venue is easily accessible for your guests, has all the areas and space you desire, and includes all of your necessary amenities are just a few starting points when it comes to venue selection!

Another very important question is regarding payment! 

You want to be sure there is no sticker shock when you choose a venue. Making sure that there is a clear understanding is crucial, and helps alleviate any “surprises” in the wedding planning process.

Tolladay Fairy Godmother Wedding by Boone & Stacie Weddings

Photography by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

Regarding payment, is there a deposit required? Is there a payment plan option? What is the cancellation policy? Finally, when is the last day to make any changes? 

Let Fairy Godmother help you choose the best venue for your magical day, contact us today!! 

Indian Wedding Bakersfield – Magical Monday

As you may know, as tradition goes, traditional Indian weddings are quite the extravagant event.

Day 1 of the festivities was the ceremony at the Hindu Temple of Kern County. Fairy Godmother Colleen and Hema are pictured with Hema in her traditional clothing, talk about flawless!


Hema and her mother are so beautiful, inside and out.

Having the pleasure of being trusted with Hema’s big day is a true honor.

Fairy Godmother Colleen and Hema worked very closely together on all of the details of the wedding and reception, every single step of the process was taken in unison by the two!


Cinderella may have had her own Fairy Godmother, but she still lost her shoe!

We wanted to be sure that did not happen to Hema!


It is a Fairy Godmother tradition for the bride to receive her very own Fairy Godmother hankie, to have just in case  any happy tears may fall during the ceremony. Each Fairy Godmother takes the time to write a special message to their bride, this is just one way that Fairy Godmother makes your day magical!



The Fairy Godmother crew works tirelessly at every event to ensure that everything is taken care of ahead of time.

The team is at your event to handle every detail beginning to finish, yes that means the ice!

Here, Fairy Godmother Janet and Fairy Godmother Cassandra are setting up the drinks!

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This event was no different, Anik and Hema’s wedding was rich with Indian custom and bright colors! Matinae Design Studio created a beautiful program outlining the evening’s events.


Flowers, flowers and more flowers! We just LOVE when our friendors bring in these gorgeous arrangements!

Beautiful florals by Make It Happen


Hema and Colleen collaborated on the feel and design of her wedding and came up with a beautiful vision.

Next step they brought in Make it Happen to bring their vision to life.  It turned out beautiful!

The aisle lining the ceremony was simple, yet elegant.

A deep red aisle runner with touches and accents of rose petals and floating candles.



Stay tuned for part 2 of this gorgeous wedding in our “Magical Monday” wedding series!

Contact Fairy Godmother today for all of your wedding and event needs!