The Black Tux Groom’s Guide – Wedding Wednesday

Okay, grooms. You did it, you popped “THAT” question! Now it’s time to get to work.

Our friends at The Black Tux have put together a guide for wedding planning, just for grooms!

This guide includes all the “do’s” and “don’ts” of groom’s wedding etiquette.

Well, we say “etiquette,” The Black Tux refers to the levels of the guide as “party foundations!”

It is 2017, it’s time for the gentleman to do more than pick their favorite cake flavor…

Leaving all the work to mothers and brides-to-be is just uncalled for!

Let’s dive in!

As we begin, we know that the groom will be an active part in two pieces of wedding planning… #1. The proposal and #2. The vows.

Lets beef it up a bit and add in a few more helpful ways for the groom to save his future spouse from a true headache!

Have a valid opinion! Let your voice be heard and share your ideas in your appointments, being indecisive doesn’t help your partner make a choice any easier.

Suggest hiring a wedding planner to help keep your plans running smoothly, Fairy Godmother would LOVE to help plan your day!

Next up, bridal party!

How to choose your mates doesn’t have to be the most difficult part of wedding planning, we promise.

Brothers, soon-to-be brothers, closest friends, and ultimately it boils down to who could you trust with your final pre-wedding fiesta, or better yet, the rings!

Your magical day has finally arrived! All of your planning has come to an end, and you are going to finally be able to enjoy your big day.

There will be a lot to do on your big day, but with the help of your planner it will go without a hitch!

Contact Fairy Godmother today to start planning your magical day, and let the co-planning begin!


Wedding Planner Wedding Planning – Wedding Wednesday

It’s “Wedding Wednesday” again in Fairy Land!

For those who haven’t been following, let us catch you up on what our fellow Fairy Godmother Reagan has been up to!

Alongside their very own Fairy Godmother Colleen, Max and Reagan have been hard at work planning their dream wedding, but while they do we are going to cover some ground on how they began their process!


Mariel Hannah Photography

If you recall back to our previous “Wedding Wednesday” series timeline, we will break down the perfect timing for the entire progression and bring you to the point we are at now.


Mariel Hannah Photography

While Reagan has had her dream wedding planned for many years, there are a few details she couldn’t have done in advance! (Max got to help, too! We promise!)


Mariel Hannah Photography

Choosing a wedding date was no simple task, after all, it is forever! When they chose their venue and the “ethereal” feel of their wedding, March was simply a given! Luscious greens, comfortable temperatures, and how about in season florals?!


Via Reagan’s Inspiration Board

After having chosen Stockdale Country Club as their wedding ceremony and reception site, a beautiful wedding dress, and a date… Next up were engagement photos!


Stockade Country Club

As you have seen, Mariel Hannah did a phenomenal job of capturing the love between Reagan and Max along California’s Central Coast. Engagement photos are one of the ways that you “test out” your wedding day photographer. Getting a feel for what you want and your style is imperative to the process!


Mariel Hannah Photography

Now that you are up to speed, stay tuned for next week as we get back to “Wedding Planner Wedding Planning.” If you are interested in having your very own Fairy Godmother, contact us today!

Wedding Planner Wedding Planning – Wedding Wednesday

Happy “Wedding Wednesday!”

We are trailing Reagan and Max as they plan their big day, and as we have said before, a wedding planner wedding planning is no small feat!


Mariel Hannah Photography

Reagan is one of our very own wedding and event designers, so it is no surprise that she would be partaking in crafting her very own wedding items!


Mariel Hannah Photography

While Reagan would not let us in on what she was creating…just yet, she did share with us some of her textures and custom coloring! By mixing a few colors, she has mastered the perfect color palette!


Traditionally, the color blue is directly correlated to depth and stability, resembling the sky and sea. Blue also  symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom and confidence. Some of the most perfect qualities to surround Reagan and Max on their big day!


Lastly, it’s no surprise that Reagan gave us a few hints with her color scheme through her engagement photos… But, we will not tell all of her secrets so soon! With March still being eight months away, we have plenty of time for planning. We are sure there will be plenty more surprises!


Mariel Hannah Photography

If you are interested in having your very own Fairy Godmother for your big day, contact us today and set up a no obligation consultation!

Wedding Planner Wedding Planning – Wedding Wednesday

Week 3 of trailing Reagan and Max’s planning process is here!

Engagement photos were an absolute must for this Fairy Godmother! But not just any engagement photos… Fairy Godmother Reagan let her creative outlet run wild with these and her photographer, Mariel Hannah, captured these moments perfectly!


Mariel Hannah Photography

Taking simple, elegant gowns and throwing her own twist on them was just the start! On the California coastline, with the waves crashing onto the shore, these photographs are nothing short of flawless.


Mariel Hannah Photography

Enchanted Bridal Boutique helped Reagan choose the dresses most fitting to her needs. Adding sleeves and lace overlays were a graceful and stylish touch to the dresses. One of the Fairy Godmother team’s most favorite seamstresses, Mary Rita, came to the rescue! With a few extra pieces of material and some serious stitching Reagan’s visions came to life!


Mariel Hannah Photography


Mariel Hannah Photography

According to our friends over at The Knot, engagement photo sessions are a great way for couples to “test drive” their wedding photographer. Reagan and Mariel go way back, so it was no surprise to this Fairy Godmother couple that their expectations were not only met, but exceeded!


Mariel Hannah Photography


Mariel Hannah Photography

Keep up with the “fairy magic” that we have been up to! Reagan and Max only have a few short months left before the magic unfolds, be sure to keep up with the process!

Wedding Planner Wedding Planning – Wedding Wednesday

Have you ever wondered what it would be like for a wedding planner to plan their own wedding? We can easily cure your curiosity!

Our very own Fairy Godmother Reagan is now engaged to her beau, Maxwell (we like to call him Max)! They are to be married on March 25, 2017 here in Bakersfield, CA at a local country club. The couple has obliged to let us chronicle their experience and planning process from the viewpoint of a planner.


Mariel Hannah Photography

Reagan has had her wedding design “pinned” on her Pinterest board for quite some time, so when it came time to make her dreams a reality it took no time at all to get things going!

First things first, what is a wedding without a wedding party?! Reagan and Max are gathering their closest friends and family to stand beside them in a way that is most unique to their personalities and their relationships!

Reagan asked her girls with these customized requests made by her and her sister, Reidlee.


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Maxwell asked his groomsmen with these Matinae Design originals!

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While Bridesmaids and Groomsmen are vital to your wedding day, we cannot forget the little ones…


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Phew! Now that we have all the people we need for the big day, it is time for the details!

The Fairy Godmother team and Walker Lewis Rents crew have been “friendors” since we first met, we knew there was magic to be made! This friendship rang true when it was time to discuss rentals. Reagan was able to sit down and work with the owner himself, Mark Ramkey! Talk about awesome, we can always count on Walker Lewis to make our dreams a reality!


Fairy Godmother Colleen is so proud to have the honor of being Reagan’s very own Fairy Godmother. image

Stay tuned as we will keep you up to date on how Reagan and Max’s wedding plans are transpiring, we are getting close!


Mariel Hannah Photography

Wedding Wednesday – You’re One Week From Your Big Day, Now What?

With the biggest day of your life just a week away now, the Fairy Godmother team wants to be sure that you have everything covered from start to finish.


Photo credit Left Coast By Design 

Paper products by Matinae Design Studio

   You now have only a few minor details left to work out. Contrary to what you may have previously thought, a lot of care goes into the seating plan for your event. The question remains, “Who will sit next to who??”

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Photo credit Ashley de Pencier Photography

You want to make sure that you have simplistic and easy to follow plan for people to find their seats, whether it be open or assigned seating!

The one thing you don’t want is for people to be scrambling around causing a traffic jam while trying to locate their seat. We can help!


Photo credit Left Coast By Design

Paper products by Matinae Design Studio

Seating charts can be easily made, but what kind do you prefer? There’s your traditional poster outlining everyone’s placement and even cards attached to a line of some sort to add a more personal touch.


Paper products by Matinae Design Studio

You want to be sure that you revise your plans for a seating chart very carefully. While we always hope for the best, you want to make sure that you consider any conflicts that may exist. Whether it be between family members, friends, or anyone else that may be attending.


Paper products by Whoo Gives a Craft

The Fairy Godmother team would LOVE to help you plan your next event, even the seating chart! Contact us today for more information!