20th Street Cottage Community Room – Fairy Godmother Friday

Do you ever find yourself trying to work from home, or a local coffee shop, and never finding the focus you need? 

We did, too! 

This issue is what got the wheels turning at our “happy place,” the 20th Street Cottage!

The struggle of meeting clients with loud coffee machines or constant “people watching” moments led us to revitalize the living room of the 20th Street Cottage, with the help of Jamie Urner of Jamie Urner Interior Design Studio, transformed the room into a “Community Room!”

The 20th Street Cottage Community Room is a rentable, sharable space that allows for creatives to meet with clients and vendors without the day to day distractions that the world throws into public settings. 

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20th Street Cottage Redesign by Jamie Urner Design! Photo by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

These types of rooms are shared space that is there when they are needed, all without trying to have a conversation over blenders, the normality of a coffee shop, or other little nuances that may arise in public space. 

The community room at the 20th Street Cottage is a well-designed space that brings a professional edge to any entrepreneur who may not need their own full-blown office space. The purpose of a community room is to allow professionals the comfort of an office, without paying the office price.

The community room currently has an opening for you, come share space with us at the “happiest place in Bakersfield!”

To reserve your spot in the fabulously designed space, contact Colleen via e-mail at Colleen@FairyGodmotherEvents.net

FTD Centerpiece Ideas – Wedding Wednesday

Here at Fairy Godmother, we believe that every wedding needs to be just as beautiful and unique as the couple. 

With that being said, we find it so fun for the couples to share their ideas and dreams behind their magical day plans! 

Our friends over at FTD reached out to us to help promote and share some centerpiece ideas that we think are absolutely stunning.

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FTD has thought of just about everything with their table number inspiration– sailboats, books, and even greenery all mark the spot where guests will be able to sit and mingle, creating memories of your wedding day!

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Wedding planning can be a little crazy sometimes, that’s why here at Fairy Godmother we enjoy taking the stress out of this joyous time! Planning and designing for our clients, sharing the ideas that we think would be suit their event theme and style- and we are so in love with these ideas from FTD that we just have to share them with you! 

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Whether you have a big wedding, or a small intimate gathering of your closest friends and family- table numbers really are beneficial!

From assigned seating on a seating chart to dismissal for dinner- a small addition to your centerpiece can save your guests a handful of headaches. 

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While it is important to stay on track with your budget and stay in line with your décor, you can find simple ways to add these numbers. Whether it’s a small number placed in your floral arrangements or an elaborate custom shape- your wedding is all about YOU!

Find the absolute BEST way that appeases your soul and run with it! 

The Gardens at Monji – Magical Monday

This “Magical Monday” we wanted to highlight a new up and coming venue with more than 20 years of history!

The Gardens at Monji by Monji Landscape Company is a new spin on what used to be their real life showroom.

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The Gardens at Monji Fairy Godmother

This venue is an actual outdoor oasis, with water accents and splashes of character everywhere you turn. All while still being able to paint the scene for whatever theme or direction your event may hold! 

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One of the best things about all of the pools, fountains and other water accents is the trickling sound of the water splashing- calming and serene, ahhThe Gardens at Monji Fairy Godmother The Gardens at Monji Fairy Godmother

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Our very own Fairy Godmother Colleen got to tour the grounds with the owner, Dan Monji himself!

Dan as warm and inviting, and you can see the care he has for the space as his passion towards his craft shows in his work. 

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The Gardens at Monji Fairy Godmother

Dan shared on the history of the venue, and just how important it was to share the beauty with more than just clients looking into landscape design- but for those looking to make everlasting memories in a place as tropical as The Gardens by Monji, right here in northwest Bakersfield.

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The Gardens has every amenity couples could ever dream of! Separate dressing rooms, a full service kitchen, and the best part? Seating for over 200 guests! Worried about your event in cooler weather? Worry no more, The Gardens not only has the ability for indoor and covered patio seating, they also have a fire pit perfect for those chilly Bakersfield evenings! 

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While these photos are only a glimpse into the splendor that The Gardens has to offer, we would love to attend a showing with you to envision your magical event… Contact us today!

Historic Santa Barbara Courthouse – Fairy Godmother Friday

Over the summer, Fairy Godmother Colleen and Fairy Godmother Cassandra packed up their fairy totes and headed for Santa Barbara!

Searching for the perfect spot is half the battle when it comes to planning, and we knew that this event was going to be more than a wedding- that it was going to be a frozen moment that everyone would remember!

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Photography by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

When our Fairy Godmother couple came to us, they knew that they wanted to get married at the courthouse, but they had no idea where to host their reception. This is when Fairy Godmother Colleen whipped out her wand and spread her fairy dust! She spent an entire day perusing Santa Barbara for the absolute perfect fit- it had to be exceptional!

While we have kept this wedding a secret, we would be remiss if we didn’t share a little about this magical day! 

So let us take you on a little peek!

Fairy Godmother Historic Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding

Photography by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

While it was absolutely gorgeous weather, this was a trip to celebrate the marriage between Levi & Lorelei at the beautiful Santa Barbara courthouse! The ceremony was everything we could’ve ever dreamed of! Levi and Lorelei were starting the rest of their lives, they stood where so many have made their everlasting promises! 

Fairy Godmother Historic Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding

Photography by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

It’s always a fun adventure when we get to travel for our clients, but even more so when we get to take a little bit of Bakersfield with us. We were fortunate enough to have not one, not two, but three local vendors make the trek with our team and over six Bakersfield vendors involved! Creative partners, unite! 

The hunt was over- El Paseo Mexican Restaurant was the chosen reception location.

Fairy Godmother Historic Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding

Photography by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

This reception venue was perfect for our couple. It was everything they were in building form- light, airy, and welcoming!  

Like we said, we can’t share every detail of this beautiful day just yet- but we couldn’t keep everything a secret forever! Stay tuned for the rest of Levi & Lorelei’s wedding day! 

Fairy Godmother Historic Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding

Photography by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

If you are thinking of planning a destination event, be sure to pack Fairy Godmother with you!

Contact us today!

Rustic Wedding at the Metro Gallery – Magical Monday

Your wedding is one of the best days of the rest of your life, and we think that Belen and Sebastian would completely agree!

We have been so excited throughout our entire planning process with this special couple, that it would be wrong of us not to share just a few sneak peeks into their magical day! 

Belen got ready with her bridesmaids at the historic Padre Hotel here in Bakersfield, we are so lucky to have been by her side all day- especially as she got into her dress!

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Fairy Godmother Colleen prepping Belen’s wedding dress for photographs!

Belen & Sebastian Rodriguez Fairy Godmother Metro Gallery Wedding

Style and comfort? We say “YES!”

It’s always fun as the girls, and guys, are getting ready to help everyone get ready! 

The fairy dust goes beyond the bride and groom, but to everyone involved in your magical day!

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Fairy Godmother Colleen making sure every bridesmaid was perfectly in tact before making their way down the aisle!

While Belen got ready with her squad, and her Fairy Godmother, our fabulous team of assistants! 

We put a great amount of faith, trust, and of course fairy dust in our team. They are able to put together our event so that we can spend every moment possible with our couple. 

These girls knocked it out of the park for Belen and Sebastian!

Belen & Sebastian Rodriguez Fairy Godmother Metro Gallery Wedding

Belen & Sebastian Rodriguez Fairy Godmother Metro Gallery Wedding

Forever thankful for our talented Fairy Godmother assistants!

Of course, our setup team wouldn’t be complete without the help of Carlos from Make It Happen Events! 

His talent always surprises us, you can look for yourself, check out these centerpieces! 

Belen & Sebastian Rodriguez Fairy Godmother Metro Gallery Wedding

Belen & Sebastian Rodriguez Fairy Godmother Metro Gallery Wedding

Centerpiece by Make It Happen Events.

As guests arrived at the beautiful Metro Gallery, and let us just say the wide open spaces with the beautiful street view of downtown paired with the most perfect weather, set the stage for Belen and Sebastian to say “I do!”

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Custom wood sign by Custom Creations.

Assigned seating for dinner was done simply with this custom seating plan, we think our couple made it perfect for their guests to find their proper place and allowed them to mingle with their round tables!

Belen & Sebastian Rodriguez Fairy Godmother Metro Gallery Wedding 

Okay, we are saving the best for last and cannot wait to share the actual photos from this magical wedding day! We get a total sense of euphoria from our weddings that carries on through the week, we hope that you enjoy scrolling through them just as much as we love sharing them with you!

For your next magical event, contact Fairy Godmother today!

What To Expect From Your Event Planner – Fairy Godmother Friday

In a world where you can be anything you want to be, why would you ever be stressed out?!

Event planning can be stressful, we understand, but it doesn’t have to be!

Many reasons that people shy away from the thought of hiring an event planner, or as we here at Fairy Godmother call them “Event Producers,” is the initial cost.

Potential clients see dollar signs and run, but what they don’t understand are the perks and advantages to using a planner- we would have to say that we believe our worth shows in our work!

What are some things that you can expect from your event producer?

First things first, you want commitment. That’s the whole point of this entire day, right? You want an event producer who is willing to sit down and promise to make your day just as you’ve imagined, to the fullest extent of their power. There needs to be a mutual understanding of your expectations and vision, and your planner can either be with you, or maybe they aren’t the best fit.

One of the perks of hiring Fairy Godmother is that our team has SEVEN Fairies who are all working together to make sure your day is a true dream come true!

Secondly, depending on the packages you choose with your event producer- there is vendor coordination! Typically, the client has never had a reason to hire a florist, a caterer or a DJ- this is where your planner comes in! Your planner should be there by your side, not only planning you day, but also working with their fellow creative partners to find the best fit for your event!

The absolute last thing that you want to be doing on the day of your event is trying to wrangle 15 wedding industry professionals making sure that all your ducks are in a row (and your little puppy, too!)… Leave that to the planner. 

Event producers can also help you with those “unique” aspects of your day, whether it be making sure the officiant is dressed in his themed wedding garb or that the street bike is in place for a quick getaway for your couple- it’s a thing and here at Fairy Godmother we are proud to say that we have done it!

While an event planner, or event producer, has many tasks- each planner is different. From your initial consultation all the way to your wedding day, it is important that you cover your bases from the very beginning. While we love surprises, it is vital to have a clear line of communication and understanding between parties.  

If you are thinking of hiring an event producer, contact us at Fairy Godmother and let us make your event day wishes come true! 

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!

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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.

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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!)

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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?!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!