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!

 

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

On behalf of the Fairy Godmother family, we want to congratulate your recent engagement!

We hope that you have found our “Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What?” series to be helpful, and we hope to follow your wedding planning process!

One of the most important parts of your magical day is getting married!

One of the most important components of your big day is having an officiant.

Officiant French Wedding Fairy Godmother Shelli Renee Weddings

Photography by Shelli Renee.

Your officiant can be a multitude of people, whether it be someone close to the family or an individual of faith.

One of the very first things to consider when hiring a wedding officiant is that you want to feel comfortable with them. This is the person who is going to tie you with your spouse for eternity!

Feeling comfortable is just the start, you want to make sure this person has no judgment on your union, and more importantly you want someone who knows a little about you to make your ceremony as personable as possible. After all, it is YOUR wedding day!

Huge Officiant Fairy Godmother Wedding

Photography by Austin Thomas Photo.

If you want to hold your wedding outside of your church of choice, but still want to have a religious officiant… Good news, you can! If this is something that you are interested in, be sure to check and see if the person you are interested in is interested and what their limits may be.

Perez Officiant Fairy Godmother Wedding

Photography by Jessica Frey Photography.

Are you more of an “offbeat” couple? Meaning that maybe the clergyperson just isn’t for you, and that’s completely fine! There are alternative options available! Maybe you need more of a Luke Skywalker kind of couple? Or maybe Gandalf is more your speed? These are just a few ideas, you have options!

Thome Officiant Fairy Godmother Wedding

Photography by Left Coast By Design.

Moore Officiant Fairy Godmother Wedding

Photography by CJ Hopper Photography.

Aside from the style of your ceremony, you want to be sure that you and your officiant have a very clear understanding of what is expected from both parties. You want to be sure that your officiant is everything that you want. Things to consider are the way they come off to others, and the language that they will be using. Will religion be played into it? Will there be any special ceremony additions? Unity candles, mixing of sand, etc.

Finally, be sure to have some sort of written agreement with your officiant. During your wedding planning, the last thing you want is to have any issues with agreements, so solidifyeverything you do with a contract! Don’t let wedding planning become stressful!

Fairy Godmother Timeline by Boone & Stacie Weddings

Photography by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

This is the buildup to the happiest day in your life, let the planning continue! Contact Fairy Godmother today!

 

A Taste of NV 2017 – Fairy Godmother Friday

The Fairies got to do something a little different this Valentine’s Day…

Our dear friends at NV Catering held a very special Valentine’s event, “A Taste of NV!”

This event was held to not only showcase some of Bakersfield’s finest vendors to potential clients, but to bring together and show appreciation for each and every person in the room.

A Taste of NV Fairy Godmother table setup

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV Fairy Godmother

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

Angela and Patricia, owners of Enchanted Bridal Boutique, brought some of their latest inventory for display as guests begin their wedding planning process… A dress is a very important detail!

A Taste of NV Enchanted Bridal

Every bride needs a little help with their gown, even the fake ones!

There was no better venue than The Station for this intimate event! It’s Your Party did a fabulous job with décor and rentals, and amazing uplighting by All Sound Music.

A Taste of NV The Station

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

These talented vendors included NV Catering, Enchanted Bridal, All Sound Music, Evermoore Films, Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography, It’s Your Party, Blue Sky Media and of course our fabulous host, The Station!

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV NV Catering

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV All Sound Music

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV Evermoore Films

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV Jonah & Lindsay Long

A photo of our photographers, Jonah & Lindsay Long!

A Taste of NV It's Your Party

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV Blue Sky Media

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV The Station

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

Couples, and groups, were immersed into an intimate evening complete with delicious raspberry and almond champagne from Las Flores winery upon entry.

A Taste of NV Las Flores Winery

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV Las Flores Winery

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

The exquisite dinner menu included ahi tuna, a delicious filet, and followed with assorted chocolate covered strawberries prepared by the one and only Chef Nate and his NV Catering team.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

A Taste of NV

Photo by Jonah and Lindsay Long Photography.

 

 

 

Walker Lewis Rents – Fairy Godmother Friendors

“Friendship is when people know all about you, and like you anyways.”

This week we are highlighting our “friendor” Mark from Walker Lewis Rents!

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When you have a “friendor” who is as passionate about the dream as you are, it opens the door to endless possibilities!

This is just what Mark is to us, an amazing “friendor” and companion through the endless possibilities.

Mark is not only a successful business man, he’s also a huge family man!

While being a spouse, a father, and a business man is no simple task… Mark handles it beautifully like it was a cake walk!

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Here Mark is with his wife and daughter at a beautiful Fairy Godmother wedding where Walker-Lewis provided the rentals… Talk about fun!

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Fairy Godmother Colleen says “Mark has been with Fairy Godmother since our beginning. He has stood by us and all of our crazy ways, and never bats an eyelash at any of our ideas, no matter how wild they may be. Mark is always quick to respond when we have an “emergency” or just when we may have a last minute need. He is a great mentor and friend.                         He is the type of friend who is the first one to show up, and the last one to leave.”

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Fairy Godmother Cassandra has some of the best brainstorming sessions with Mark. She says, “Being a creative designer with a mind that always wants to push boundaries, it helps to have a partner and friendor like Mark, owner of Walker Lewis. Sometimes our conversations start off with me talking in circles then Mark looks at me like I’ve lost it, pauses and presents an idea that brings everything to life in a realistic attainable perspective, insert me ending with a *happy dance* Never once does he answer with “no, you’re crazy.”   The fact that Mark takes the time to understand and collaborate on the magic is something I can’t thank him and his staff for enough.”

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“Fairy BIG” thanks to Mark and his Walker-Lewis team for making all of our events possible.

There is no way we could do it without you!

Thank you from the bottom of our Fairy hearts, we appreciate all you do!

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!

Fairy Godmother Friday – Fairy Friendors

“We get by with a little help from our friends!”

Fairy Godmother is a business that was built solely on word of mouth referrals and the support of the community.

Much of our appreciation goes to our “friendors!”

The lovely ladies of House of Flowers, Diana and Amanda, have been with us since the beginning! From helping out on site with weddings and events, to helping us host workshops for the Fairy Godmother Foundation, these ladies have been with us for it all!

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House of Flowers working their magic at Mama’s Soiree!

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The 2016 Fairy Godmother Foundation couple, Rachel and Robert.

Flowers by House of Flowers, Photo by C&B Photography

The crew at House of Flowers is absolutely fabulous, we can bring any dream to them and they are always able to bring it to life. Finding vendors with as much passion and love for their career as Diana and Amanda inhibit is rare, but it is so awesome!

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The work from House of Flowers is purely phenomenal! Check out some of their past work!

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The Fairy Godmother team is so thankful for the friendships they have created along the way, contact us today for your next event and let our friendors make your day amazing!