Middle Earth-Inspired Wedding – Fairy Godmother Friday

Have Fairies, will travel!

This past Fall, Fairy Godmother had the opportunity to go to Sequoia National Park for a wedding at the Wuksachi Lodge.

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Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

The best part? The wedding was inspired by the Lord of the Rings trilogy. This was a wedding that Erin & Shelby’s guests would soon not forget!

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

This magical day was perfectly photographed by Christina Hopper of CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Flowers by House of Flowers. Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Guests arrived dressed in their most appropriate middle earth attire, cloaks and gowns abound!

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

The day would not have been complete without their officiant dressing in wizard drab, Pastor Rich was more than excited to do so.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

The Fairies weren’t the only things that took a roadtrip… The gorgeous bouquet was from Downtown Bakersfield created by the one and only House of Flowers!

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Florals by House of Flowers. Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Erin and Shelby exchanged vows in the presence of their closest family and friends on a wooden bridge amidst the tall Sequoias and outdoor splendor.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

The middle earth decor at the reception site was compiled of centerpieces referencing the couple’s favorite scenes from Lord of the Rings, elfish candle wraps by Matinae Design Studio, and elements of the wilderness.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

The wedding cake was all but average, a three tier elfish hideaway the couple were able to cut right in with their swords of choice.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Cake by Goodies Cookies. Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Cake by Goodies Cookies. Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

A lantern lit exit was the grand finale for this magical day, Erin and Shelby were off to celebrate a new life together!

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Fairy Godmother Lord of the Rings Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

 See their full feature in Offbeat Bride, here!

J. Michelle Photography – Fairy Godmother Friendor

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.”
– Socrates

One of our newest “friendors” who has become one of our best friends is Janaye of J.Michelle Photography!

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Business partners, and life partners… Janaye and Matthew spend their time outside of capturing magical moments raising their two boys! We all know how hard it is running your own business, add being a full time parent to the mix and you have the recipe of handwork and dedication!

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J. Michelle Photography

J.Michelle Photography has been around for about 7 years. As our time with Janaye has grown, our friendship has been anything but boring! We have known Janaye for a few years now, and we so happy that we have!

Rain or shine, freezing or sweltering… We can count on J. Michelle!

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J. Michelle Photography

J. Michelle Photography is more than just a friendor to us, she has truly transformed into our Fairy Godmother family.

She is a proud sponsor of many of our Fairy Godmother Foundation events, and that’s just the start!

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J. Michelle Photography

As a Southern California husband and wife team, J. Michelle Photography is known world wide!

With a strong love for photography, she fuels that love towards her passion and showcases the love between their subjects- whether it be a wedding or event.

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The wedding and event planning industry is a world that is entirely detail driven, every little thing counts!

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For a photographer to notice this, and be sure to capture those little “things” that make each event so special is a wonderful thing to have. We are so lucky that Janaye always makes sure that the shots show off some of our best work! “Teamwork makes the dream work” when you see all the vendors hard work come together.

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Janaye and Matthew are able to photograph the love between newly weds just as well as they are to catch the personality of a client.

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And let’s not forget capturing the personality of a fellow “friendor.” We are so thankful for all the moments we get to look back on! Here, Fairy Godmothers Reagan and Colleen got a quick “snap” with Lora Lee of Paradise Balloon Designs!

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We are so happy that Janaye puts up with all our crazy antics! We have had the greatest delight of having Janaye photograph not only our Foundation events, but also our styled photoshoots!

All the handwork and design that goes into a photoshoot is done only as well as the photographer can capture… And J.Michelle nailed it! This collaboration of creative partners was very dear to us, and we think it came out impeccable!

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The Fairy Godmother squad loves Janaye and Matthew from the bottom of our “fairy” big hearts! Their dedication to their craft and attention to detail allows for them to be one of the best in the business and we are so lucky to have them as a “friendor!”

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Boone & Stacie Weddings Fairy Godmother Friday – Fairy Friendors

“There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.”

– Katharine Butler Hathaway

This week we are honoring our “friendors” Daniel and Stacie Frenzel, who were also the recipients of the 2015 Fairy Godmother Vendor of the Year award!

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Daniel (Boone) and Stacie are a husband and wife team with a story! They were both born and raised in Southern California, Orange County to be exact, and relocated to Bakersfield in 2006 just a year after they got married!

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The couple was called to Bakersfield, originally, for Boone’s job where he was an administrative manager for Desert Block Company. Boone had a special hobby though, photography. Just a few years after their relocation, Boone was hired to shoot his first wedding in July of 2010. That was all it took for him to change career paths and to follow his passion!

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Legend has it that “behind every great man, is a great woman” and we think it just may be true! After his first wedding Stacie was at every wedding thereafter, so it just made sense for Boone to teach her the ropes! Stacie praises her husband saying she had an “amazing” teacher!

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Daniel and Stacie have been “Boone & Stacie” full time since 2011. Together, the two take photographs that are identical in style! This just goes to show how great skill can be taught, their work is even considered “cohesive” which makes it even better!

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Fairy Godmother loves supporting our “friendors,” especially when they have helped us build such an amazing business! Fairy Godmother Colleen says working with Boone and Stacie is always a treat, they are kind fun professional and their work is beautiful. Fairy Godmother Marissa says that Boone and Stacie really get to know their clients and treat them like family, they are sure to learn everyone’s name and build an everlasting friendship with the bride and groom. A memory Fairy Godmother Cassandra has is when Boone and Stacie were photographing a couple and Daniel taught the groom how to dip his bride by dipping Stacie! Daniel told the groom that he would soon learn, especially after being married for a few years!

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We appreciate all of the good, solid leads that Stacie and Daniel send our way. Especially when the communication continues even past the event so that so we can ensure our clients are taken care of from both sides.

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We are in the wedding business and we are so thrilled to share that Daniel and Stacie will soon be sharing 11 years of marriage! Daniel and Stacie say that their dedication to each other is what makes them professional in the business. The value they share for their marriage allows for them to photograph the memories of their clients in the best way, knowing just how special a wedding is!

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Daniel and Stacie travel all over the map to capture precious moments, but here at home they raise their two children and their fur baby!

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Again, thank you Daniel and Stacie for your forever friendship to Fairy Godmother and the team!

20th Street Cottage – Fairy Godmother Friday

Where does the Fairy Godmother team kick up their wings and feel most at home, you ask?

At our quaint little cottage right here in Bakersfield on the corner of 20th and “D” streets, of course!

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When Fairy Godmother just began, we had a small corner little office inside Don Hall Jewelers… Then we grew a little more to a larger closet office… And finally landed at our “Home Sweet Home” at the 2oth Street Cottage.

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As anyone may know, you don’t just “feel” at home anywhere, but there was something that the little white house on 20th Street had that made you get that cozy feeling.

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When it was first discovered, the Fairies were actually looking at other real estate on the road when it caught their eye. Now, we know magic, and I think anyone would agree that some serious magic has touched the little house. It all started with dirt floors, wooden plank walls, and a hole in the ground where the bathroom was supposed to be.

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As the transformation began, from the choosing of the perfect “French Grey” paint for the walls to the absolutely stunning crown molding, the little white house became cozy and warm and began to feel more like a quaint little cottage!

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The name had stuck, “20th Street Cottage” it was! A brand was born and memories were to be made. The bright red door creates an inviting feel, with the black and white striped awnings giving that “homey” feel. The cottage isn’t just our office, it’s our little Fairy’s true home.

And now we offer events at the cottage! Check us out at 20th Street Cottage or contact Fairy Godmother today!

Sprinkling Fairy Dust – Magical Monday

As you may know, the Fairies at Fairy Godmother love doing lots of things, and by that, we mean LOTS of things!

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One of our most favorite things though, is sprinkling our fairy dust wherever we may go!

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This last weekend we had bunches of the gorgeous floral centerpieces from our beautiful wedding at Hathaway Ranch for Michael and Monica and just could not bear to throw them away.

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So, Fairy Godmother Colleen being as caring and generous as she is found a new use for them… to donate them to a senior living facility on behalf of Michael and Monica!

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As we unloaded the truck of the arrangements, the residents were in complete awe of the beauty of these flowers! It was such a warm and fuzzy feeling knowing that these flowers which would have once been tossed post wedding were now serving a second purpose in brightening the days of those who live there.

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Let this be a friendly reminder to pay it forward, whenever possible. You never know just how the smallest of gestures can make the biggest impact!

 

Great Gatsby, Black & White and Brewery Events – Fairy Godmother Friday – Bucket Lists

This Fairy Godmother Friday is all about our very own Fairy Godfather TJ and his bucket list events!

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His first and most favorite dream event would be a Great Gatsby themed New Years Party! Extravagance taken to the next level with over the top decor and exuberant amounts of art deco surrounding the event. Feathers, glitter and of course, lots of champagne! “There’s no party like a Gatsby party!”

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TJ’s second dream event would be an all black and white themed party! Imagine a party with no accent color, strictly black and white everything! Prior to the event, the invitations would be fit for the theme addressing the expectations of dress code. Post invitations, every detail would be considered for the event, from balloons to centerpieces all the way down to the food!

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The final bucket list event that TJ has would be a wedding at a brewery. A laid-back rustic themed soiree with DIY touches creating for a homestyle feel would make for an ideal brewery event! Completing the event would be upscale “pub grub” and finger foods, engaging as many styles of beers as possible!

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If these events are also on your bucket list, contact Fairy Godmother today!

Arabian Nights, Bill Nye & Paint Night – Fairy Godmother Friday – Bucket Lists!

Fairy Godmother Friday is here and it is

Fairy Godmother Leticia’s turn to share her ideal bucket list events!

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Leticia has an obsession with Princess Jasmin from the Disney classic Aladdin. She would love to host an Arabian Nights themed party. Complete with bright orange, pinks and purple decor items from streamers to your dessert tables! Gold accents to complete the mood and Moroccan hanging lights for surrounding decor.

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What goes better with Princess Jasmin than Bill Nye?! Leticia would love to plan and design a Bill Nye science themed party!

The party would be complete with little scientists conducting simple experiments and recording data! Decor would be include solution themed candy dishes, petri dish gummies, and not to mention periodic table cookies!

Solutions, bubbles and of course, test tubes would surround the party!

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 Leticia’s final bucket list event would be an adult “paint night” party! Leticia would love to plan a party where the guests would be able to indulge in their favorite wines while a master teacher would demonstrate how to properly paint like the ultimate artist!

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The Fairy Godmother team would love to make your dream bucket list events come true. Contact us today to consult with your own Fairy Godmother!