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

Yay! You’re engaged!

Now, you have chosen your venue, date and wedding planner… Let the fun begin!

What is one thing that we love more than wedding planning? Shopping!

A wedding gown is one of a bride’s most prized possessions, you want it to be absolutely perfect!

It is best to start your shopping excursions as early as possible, gowns can take up to a year to prepare!

In this day in age, with as many different brands and styles available, brides have so many options. It is imperative that you consider any potential religious restrictions to your gown. 

Shopping around early for your gown is best because you don’t want to feel rushed, and you want to be sure to try them out and see what you love!

Help yourself alleviate the potential stress factor of wedding gown related business by getting ahead of the game and staying on top of your appointments.

When shopping for your gown, you want to be sure that you are in full understanding of your chosen store’s policies and practices, along with what is included in your purchase when you are ready to do so. Inclusions may or may not include your hairpiece, veil, or alterations.

Staring points when you head out to find your perfect gown are simple…

First, have your budget ready!

You want to make sure that you spend your time focused on gowns that are in your investment zone.

This will help narrow down your potential options!

Let the bridal salon make recommendations. You know how the old saying goes, “don’t knock it ’til you try it!”

They are in their profession for a reason, and have seen many brides try many gowns! See what they have to offer, you never know how it may go!

Many brides will bring their everyone in their phonebook if they can to their dress fittings… Don’t do this. Limit your squad to your core group of those who will have valid points and make solid recommendations, limiting your crowd will give you a more intimate experience for something as special as this!

One note that will prevent a potential headache is to make an appointment! If you want the attention that you so deserve, make an appointment to get an expert to cater to you. Let the experts immerse you into a proper experience.

Finally, trust your instincts! If your squad has to constantly tell you that you look stunning, and you aren’t feeling it… Chances are it’s not the “one!”

This is totally okay, but don’t settle. You are supposed to feel just like the princess that you are on your big day, don’t let the wrong dress make you feel otherwise!

Original Fairy Godmother Wedding

The original Fairy Godmother wedding. Check out that train!

If you are looking for wedding planning guidance, contact Fairy Godmother and let us use our magic to make sure all of your wedding day needs are met!




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!


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!

J.Michelle Photography

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!

J. Michelle Photography

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!


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.


J. Michelle Photography

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

Baby Shower/50th Birthday

J. Michelle Photography

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.

BCHS President's Dinner

J. Michelle Photography

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.

Jack and Carolyn Pandol

J. Michelle Photography

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!


J. Michelle Photography

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!


J. Michelle Photography

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!”

International Fruit Genetics Fairy Godmother Team

J. Michelle Photography