Fairy Godmother Weekend – Magical Monday

WOW!

That’s the first word that comes to mind when we think of the wild Fairy Godmother weekend that we just wrapped up.

The Fairy Godmother squad had SIX events between Friday and Saturday- that’s a record! 

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To kick off the weekend, Fairy Godmother Denise held her event out in the water storage facility for the Kern Water Authority!

This event was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Kern Water Authority, and the passing of a Bill that would help the future of the water bank!

Kern Water Authority Kevin McCarthy

Congressman Kevin McCarthy made a visit to speak at the event.

As you may know, the Fairies work in all the elements… This event was set in the middle of the wetlands, which means we got to bring the entire space to life…

Mother Nature, however, saw this as the perfect day to bring Bakersfield some of the much needed rain and wind!

Don’t fret- John of the Kern County Water Authority whipped out some rainproof suits and we continued sprinkling magic!

Kern Water Authority Fairy Godmother Squad

The Fairy Godmother squad in our waterproof suits!

Centerpieces by Carlos of Make It Happen Events would not be complete without some of the surrounding greenery

Fairy Godmother TJ and Carlos set out to the marshes to cut some of the most perfect and fresh flowers, tulle and mayonnaise flowers! 

Kern Water Authority TJ & Carlos

Our Fairy Godmother Assistant Emily even weathered the storm with us!

Kern Water Authority FG Assistant

Thank you, Emily for your help in the weather!

As luck would have it, we even got to experience a few flocks of the birds that inhabit the area, and why this event was so important- to protect the lands that keep our ecosystem in check! 

Kern Water Authority Wildlife

As half of the Fairy Godmother squad loaded up and headed for the California Coast, Fairy Godmother Janet was preparing for her evening wedding!

Justin and Monica were wed at a little church on the outskirts of town and then held their wedding reception at the beautiful Kern County Museum!

Fairy Godmother Janet with Fairy Godmother bride Monica

Fairy Godmother Janet with Fairy Godmother bride Monica.

The Museum is best known for the historic clock tower, known as the Beale Memorial Clock Tower. 

A little history behind the clock tower is that it was a gift to the city of Bakersfield from Truxtun Beale (once owner of Tejon Ranch) in memory of his mother, Mary Beale. The clock tower was dedicated in 1904 at the intersection of 17th and Chester. Following city updates and natural disasters, it was later restored, moved and re-dedicated at it’s current location in 1964.

Fairy Godmother couple Monica and Justin at the Kern County Museum

Fairy Godmother couple Monica and Justin at the Kern County Museum.

Their outdoor reception was so bright and colorful, such a fun way to celebrate the couple!

Fairy Godmother couple Justin & Monica Kern County Museum

Fairy Godmother couple Justin & Monica Kern County Museum

Fairy Godmother Janet’s fabulous assistant, Shelly!

Saturday morning kicked off not one, but two, weddings on the coast for the Fairies! 

Fairy Godmother Colleen and Fairy Godfather TJ were celebrating the union of Austin and Eric were surrounded by their friends and family at the beautiful Santa Margarita Ranch! 

Fairy Godmother couple Austin & Eric at Santa Margarita

Fairy Godmother couple Austin & Eric at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. Photo by Lorie Chambless.

The day was perfect, the Fall weather was just right for everyone to enjoy this magical day! 

Fairy Godmother couple Austin & Eric at Santa Margarita

Fairy Godmother couple Austin & Eric at Santa Margarita

Austin and Eric’s reception, talk about gorgeous!

Fairy Godmother Cassandra and Fairy Godmother Sara were at the stunning Wineman Ranch in Nipomo!

Fairy Godmother couple Melinda & Brian

Fairy Godmother couple Melinda & Brian.

We have seen rustic weddings, and this one was absolutely gorgeous, each detail was unique to the couple- SO fun!

Their aisle was covered with cow hides, centerpieces were vases made of pumpkins, and custom cups for guests to take home as a reminder of the events that day!

Fairy Godmother couple Melinda & Brian cowhide aisle

How cool was Melinda and Brian’s aisle runner?!

Fairy Godmother couple Melinda and Brian setup

While half of the Fairy Squad was on the Coast, the other half was busy at home prepping their own events!

Fairy Godmother Marissa was out at a private residence with Fairy Godmother couple Trystan and Hazel…

WOW! Is all we have to say! 

Fairy Godmother Marissa with bride Hazel

Fairy Godmother with her beautiful Fairy Godmother bride, Hazel.

The décor was stunning, the custom donut bar was absolutely delicious, and the food was to die for!

Fairy Godmother Marissa setup

Trystan and Hazel’s reception.

Fairy Godmother Marissa and Team

Fairy Godmother Marissa with her fabulous Fairy Godmother team!

And our final event of Saturday was Fairy Godmother Janet’s wedding at the Bakersfield Women’s Club! 

Elaine and Arnel were getting married and we were so lucky that they chose Fairy Godmother to produce their wedding!

Fairy Godmother Janet with Fairy Godmother bride Elaine

Fairy Godmother Janet with Fairy Godmother bride Elaine.

Fairy Godmother couple Elaine and Arnel

Anyone recognize this local celebrity who was chosen as their officiant? 

Elaine and Arnel Officiant Joshua King

Guests were immersed into a blank slate that had been completely transformed for their enjoyment- the Fairy magic is always so fun to play with when a bride lets our team make their dream a reality! 

Fairy Godmother couple Elaine and Arnel decor

We are SO incredibly lucky to do what we love, and to be trusted with these magical memories. 

If you’ve ever wondered what we will do for a client, here is your proof!

Near or far, we will pack up our fairy dust and make sure that your event is exactly as you’ve envisioned it. 

Full-Time Fairy Godmother! – Fairy Godmother Friday

“Hear ye, hear ye!”

For this “Fairy Godmother Friday” we have some very exciting news…

Fairy Godmother Colleen has made a big leap of faith- or should we say “fairy dust?”

A Taste of NV Fairy Godmother

J.Michelle Photography

Let’s back it up a bit…

Back in 2009, a dream became a reality for Colleen.

A really, really, really BIG dream! 

Colleen Bauer by J. Andrew Photography

J. Andrew Photography

Growing up, Colleen was surrounded by parties.

From baby showers, holiday events to birthdays- her mother was ALWAYS planning something.

Colleen will tell you to this day that it’s in her blood, but planning is more than that- it’s a true passion!

Colleen’s mother helping her celebrate her first birthday party!

She was constantly encouraged to do something with her talent, and just like that the seed had been planted in her mind…

It’s no surprise that through her career at the bank she planned countless events, which led her on to become chairwoman of the Bakersfield Women’s Conference where she went on to plan the event for over 1,500 people!

This was ultimately the final push that she needed and off she went!

Colleen and the board of the women's business conference

The 2016 Women’s Business Conference board!

Following the 2009 conference, June through November, Colleen spent any available spare time researching event planning business do’s and don’ts… A co-worker, and friend, at the bank was getting married in January, Colleen asked if she could plan their wedding- free of charge, just to see if she could do it!

Of course she did it! 

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Colleen with our very first Fairy Godmother bride, Megan!

First Fairy Couple

Now it was time to take the next step…

After she found comfort in her endeavor she set her heart on a name and logo that she felt fit her and the desired business best! 

“Fairy Godmother” was born!

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Many people ask “Why Fairy Godmother?”

Little do they know there is a story behind the business’ name!

Colleen’s niece refers to her Aunt Colleen, or “Coll Coll,” as her very own Fairy Godmother, so it really took no time at all to name this new and exciting business! Topped off with a Fairy logo, dress swish and all- the magic began.

Colleen & Fairy Godmother's namesake

Then…

Colleen & Fairy Godmother's namesake

…And now!

The first year of Fairy Godmother brought 24 weddings to Colleen, strictly from word of mouth referrals.

This was the when the company needed to grow, bringing on a team of expert event planners allowed for Colleen to focus on her job at the bank and to run the company that she so meticulously built from the ground up!  

Fairy Godmother Team Event Producers by Makenzie Photography

Makenzie Photography

Having a little “faith, trust, and fairy dust” in her “Fairy squad” gave Colleen the freedom to conquer all these things!

Fast forward to October 2017…

Fairy Godmother now executes over 100 events annually, everything from birthdays, corporate events, charity mixers, and of course weddings!

The news you have been waiting for…

After over 15 years with Rabobank and just 7 years after making her Fairy Godmother dream a reality, Colleen will now be a FULL-TIME FAIRY GODMOTHER

Fairy Godmother Colleen by Makenzie Photography

Makenzie Photography.

We are completely thrilled to see Colleen immerse herself in this “happy business” even further, and watch our little Fairy grow, grow, grow!!

Allegretto Vineyard Wedding in Paso Robles – Magical Monday

We have said it before, and we will say it again… “Have Fairies, Will Travel!”

This past weekend, the Fairies packed up their fairy dust and headed over to the beautiful California coast-

Destination? The Allegretto Vineyard Resort in gorgeous Paso Robles!

Ghilarducci-Wonderly Fairy Godmother Wedding at the Allegretto

Caitlin and Andy are married at the Allegretto! Photography by Jessica Frey Photography.

As you may recall, just a few years ago we set out to the same area to use our magic on our dear friend Courtney’s magical day, and now we had the privilege of planning her dear sister Caitlin’s wedding!

Courtney Ghilarducci Fairy Godmother Wedding

Courtney and Jack photographed by Jessica Frey Photography.

Caitlin and Andy were a complete dream! 

Sprinkling magic and making sure that their wedding day was just as perfect as they had always dreamed was a true joy.

Every detail of this day was just as it should be!

You can always tell how much love there is when you see the amount of detail and thought the couple put into their guests’ wedding experience. 

Ghilarducci-Wonderly Fairy Godmother Wedding at the Allegretto

Paper products by Matinae Design Studio. Photography by Jessica Frey Photography.

Oh, how the times have changed!

As generations evolve, wedding inspiration changes, too!

Forget the rice- how about steamers to wave as you celebrate the new Mr. & Mrs.!

(and much easier for cleanup!)

Of course, keeping things relative is also a very important element of any wedding day.

We are so honored to have seen not one, but both of the Ghilarducci sisters say “I do!” to their loves! 

Ghilarducci-Wonderly Fairy Godmother Wedding at the Allegretto

Our Fairy Godmother bride Caitlin with her past Fairy Godmother bride-sister, Courtney! Photography by Jessica Frey Photography.

These are just the beginning of what we believe to be an entire series of photos of our gorgeous bride! 

Caitlin is here, rocking her dress from Allure Bridal and her (out of this world!) bouquet by the talented team from House of Flowers! 

Not to mention that we are still “oohing” and “ahhing” over this venue! 

Were we really just two hours away from home? Could’ve tricked us into thinking we were spending the day in Italy! 

Ghilarducci-Wonderly Fairy Godmother Wedding at the Allegretto

Photography by Jessica Frey Photography.

Ghilarducci-Wonderly Fairy Godmother Wedding at the Allegretto

Photography by Jessica Frey Photography.

A wedding wouldn’t be a wedding without your best friends and family standing by your side(s)!

Caitlin and Andy had the best of the best with them on their wedding day, and don’t they just look stunning?!

Ghilarducci-Wonderly Fairy Godmother Wedding at the Allegretto

Photography by Jessica Frey Photography.

October 14, 2017… Caitlin and Andy are married!

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Wonderly!

Ghilarducci-Wonderly Fairy Godmother Wedding at the Allegretto

Photography by Jessica Frey Photography.

Ghilarducci-Wonderly Fairy Godmother Wedding at the Allegretto

Photography by Jessica Frey Photography.

And of course, thank you to our amazing team!

From Bakersfield to Paso Robles… No wedding is too far for this collaboration of creative partners!

Ghilarducci-Wonderly Fairy Godmother Wedding at the Allegretto

From Bakersfield to Paso Robles… We are thankful to have a team of creative partners that loves to travel!

Let us help you plan your magical wedding day! Contact us today! 

Why Fairy Godmother? – Fairy Godmother Friday

Do you ever wonder why our clients hire Fairy Godmother?

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What is it that is so appealing? What makes hiring an experienced wedding and event producer worth it? 

Let us share just a few tidbits on why we think people hire Fairy Godmother, it goes far beyond the magic!

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The Fairy Godmother squad when they arrived at the Vibiana

One advantage that Fairy Godmother has in the wedding industry, is that we are a team of event producers! 

No two planners are ever the same, and no two personalities are either.

Fairy Godmother Team Event Producers by Makenzie Photography

We find the best fit for you, you know, you know… Just as Prince Charming did with Cinderella’s slipper, ringing any bells?

Nobody gets left out with the F.G. Squad around!

Every bride should feel like an absolute princess on her wedding day, but what about the groom? Chopped liver? 

Fairy Godmothers are there for the guys, too!

Not with Fairy Godmother! Each wedding has a Fairy Godmother for each soon-to-be! We want to make sure that every need is met with our Fairy Godmother couple, and that expectations are surpassed! 

Still not convinced as to why you need your very own Fairy Godmother team? We believe that we are “fairy” experts in the department of weddings! 

Fairy Godmother Bride Wedding Dress Style

Photo by Valdophye Photography.

To be honest, we have done one or two before, you get to relax knowing that every detail – especially the ones you haven’t thought of yet – have been carefully handled with just a pinch of fairy dust. 

Fairy Godmother Denise

Photo by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

 Here at Fairy Godmother, we take great pride in ourselves on many aspects of this “happy business,” but one of the most valued is our dedication to our client.

We take time through the planning process to not only be your wedding planner but to also be your friend! Therapists, confidants, and best friends… We are with you through it all!

Fairy Godmother Colleen

While your Fairy Godmother is tending to you and your needs from hair and makeup to putting you in your dress, or tux, our amazing team is out checking on your vendors, ensuring decor is exactly as you imagined, and that everything is absolutely perfect! 

Fairy Godmother Team Event Producers by Makenzie Photography

Photo by Makenzie Photography.

Ready to meet up over coffee and let us use our wand on your magical event? Contact us today!

JEH Ranch Fall Wedding – Magical Monday

Another “Magical Monday” here in Fairy Land… We are so lucky to be in this “happy business!”

Ben and Brittney were celebrated by all of their family and friends at the beautiful JEH Ranch here in Bakersfield!

The day was captured by the talented Melisa Gilden Photography

JEH Melisa Gilden Fairy Godmother Wedding

JEH Ranch is a gorgeous outdoor venue located just ten minutes up Round Mountain Road. JEH Ranch is an established wedding and event venue right along the Kern River. 

There’s something special when your ceremony is even more personal than usual, this custom made cross crafted by the family made for the perfect focal point beyond our bride and groom. 

JEH Melisa Gilden Fairy Godmother Wedding

JEH Melisa Gilden Fairy Godmother Wedding

We think that true love has many colors, but blush and navy are a gorgeous illustration of the love between Ben and Brittney. 

A gorgeous day could not have looked any better!

We also like to think that our Fairy Godmother grooms are some of the best looking gentlemen around! 

Check out Ben and his groomsmen, looking dapper with their navy tuxedos juxtaposed against the brown barn. 

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But wait… We think the same of our Fairy Godmother brides! 

Brittney and her girls were absolutely stunning, and rightfully so for such a magical day.

JEH Melisa Gilden Fairy Godmother Wedding

Fairy Godmother Colleen making sure Brittney is securely in her dress.

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With the venue right on the Kern River, dinner time views were to die for! 

The Italian lighting overhead and the deer antler centerpieces made for the perfect outdoor wedding, tying in interests of both the bride and groom. 

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There are a lot of details that people forget to think about on a wedding day. 

Not so much those included, but for example, everyone knows there will be exchanging of rings (traditionally), but who will really get to see those rings? 

As Event Producers, we try to communicate with the photographers and stress the importance of detail shots! Many are ahead of the game and know exactly the vision they want to see, and we think that Melisa of Melisa Gilden Photography did it perfectly! 

We believe that these shots showcase the glamorous elements that will create this perfect union. 

JEH Melisa Gilden Fairy Godmother Wedding

Wedding day details are all around, we find it so fun to let the guests wander around and find the little surprises that the couple placed for them!

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We ended the night by surrounding Ben and Brittney with sparklers and love, the ending to a perfect day couldn’t have ended any better!

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Thank you for trusting Fairy Godmother with your magical day, we are so excited to watch you grow together as Mr. and Mrs. Harmonson!

Wedding MBA 2017 – Fairy Godmother Friday

This past Sunday the Fairy Godmother squad loaded up and headed to Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2017 Wedding MBA

Our dear friend Allison of Allison Claire Photography joined in on our crazy road trip learning adventure! 

Did we mention that we packed matching shirts for each day of the conference? 

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Upon arriving and checking into our hotel, we knew that one thing was certain… We needed to stop and get some Fairy Fuel- STAT!

It was almost as if the van had autopilot to the nearest Starbucks…

After wrapping up dinner and making a few stops into the shops on the strip the Fairies made their way back to rest their wings before kicking off their Monday at the conference. 

Just as we got back into our hotel room we received a call about the horrific events that would soon be recognized as the deadliest mass shooting in the history of the United States, just a short distance away from where we had been eating dinner and shopping minutes before. Immediately, the Las Vegas strip and all hotels, including ours, was put on lockdown as they would stay until the next morning as they searched for rhyme or reason to the tragedy.

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With heavy hearts, the conference went on Monday paying close attention to the events of the evening prior. 

Wedding MBA kicked off with speakers like Brian Leahy of Brian Leahy Photography, Sasha Souza of Sasha Souza Events, and the founders of The Wedding PLanners Institute of Coordination Tracey Manailescu and Danielle Andrews!

Talk about amazing, these are just a few of the many fabulous speakers who took the time to share about their business, what has made them successful, and how they have conquered any obstacles that they may have faced. 

Fairy Godmother Wedding MBA

Tuesday, bright and early, we headed over to the convention center for day 2 of the conference! Speakers included Vanessa Joy of Vanessa Joy Photography and in closing, Sonny Ganguly of Wedding Wire sharing marketing tips!

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We even got to listen to George Zimmer, the founder of Generation Tux and former CEO/Founder of Men’s Warehouse!

Fairy Godmother Wedding MBA

Fairy Godmother Wedding MBA

The Gen Tux gang!

While the vibe wasn’t the same as years prior, the masses of vendors in attendance came together showing their love and support for the victims, families and Las Vegas first responders.

In fact, the second night of the conference usually concludes with two afterparties, one hosted by Wedding Wire and the other by The Knot

Before the party, the Fairies and our honorary Fairy, Allison, made our way over to Bardot Brasserie for dinner! 

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This year, to benefit the GoFundMe account created for the victims and their families, Wedding Wire and The Knot came together to throw one party at JEWEL nightclub inside the Aria Hotel and Casino.

The only thing the two competitors asked was for a $10 donation per attendee, that they would match.

With over 1,500 guests in attendance, the two companies ended up donating over $15,000! 

 Fairy Godmother Wedding MBA

Fairy Godmother Wedding MBA

Talk about a sense of togetherness and community!

Closing this three-day conference we had one of our favorites, Alan Katz, our dear friend David Tutera and Meghan Brown!

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The Fairy Squad with David Tutera!

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Our sweet friend Meghan Brown!

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The Fairies hanging out at in The Knot lounge!

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Fairy Godmother Wedding MBA

Having some fun at the Wedding Wire photobooth!

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We discovered this Fairy Godmother in her natural element!

As wedding season is in full swing, we are thrilled to be able to take our knowledge straight to our clients and help their wedding and event dreams come true. 

And of course, thank you to all of those who checked on us during the time of tragedy- we are so fortunate to have such a great group of people who love and care about us! 

Kern County Museum Wedding – Magical Monday

The Fairies may be in Las Vegas, but that doesn’t keep them from dreaming of their past weddings!

Fairy Godmother Cassandra got to spend last weekend at the Kern County Museum at the Batey Gardens sprinkling her fairy dust for Destinie and Woody! 

The magic is in the details!


Kern County Museum Trout Fairy Godmother Wedding

Kern County Museum Trout Fairy Godmother Wedding

Family is one of the most important parts of the wedding day, but for Destinie and Woody it was even more!

Destinie’s cousin created all of their floral arrangements, aren’t they just stunning?!

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More than details, we take great pride in the fact that Fairy Godmother is a family affair. 

Destinie and Woody’s officiant was one of Fairy Godmother Cassandra’s past grooms, from September 26, 2015, Josh Goforth!

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We love when our younger guests are able to join in the wedding day excitement…

This face says it all… “Has anyone seen the rings?!”

 

How about this wedding party?!

Beautiful ladies in their matching robes and our dapper gents dressed to the nines, with such a great group, there was no better way to spend the day!

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Destinie and Woody even got to capture some of the love from their day, post-ceremony, atop the historic clock tower at the Kern County Museum!

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A bride’s first look with her dad is one of the most memorable parts of her wedding day.  Louie and Destinie got their first look

Destinie and her dad, Louie, had their special moment before Louie walked Destinie down the aisle, and we think this photo sums it up best! 

What a tender moment that illustrates the love between a father and daughter.

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Photography by the oh so talented Jessica Ellis, what a beautiful day to capture a wedding!

Thank you, Destinie and Woody, for trusting Fairy Godmother with your wedding day wishes, it was an absolute pleasure to be your Fairy Godmother!

Wedding MBA Fairy Field Trip – Fairy Godmother Friday

It’s that time of year again and the Fairies are SO excited to set out on the open road for Las Vegas, Nevada!

The past few years, the Fairy Godmother squad has been fortunate enough to be able to attend Wedding MBA. This year, however, we get to travel with the one and only Allison of Allison Claire Photography!

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The Fairy squad on our 2016 trip!

We strive for excellence, and excellence only! In order to be among the best at what we do, and at the services we provide, we must further our knowledge in this “happy business!” 

The Wedding MBA is a three-day conference held at the Las Vegas Convention Center where all kinds of wedding professionals all come together and share their ideas, game plans, and tricks of the trade!

These amazing wedding vendors come together from all the different realms of the industry, from florists to photographers to wedding planner extraordinaire! Sharing our ideas together brings a happy collaboration, we believe that these types of collaborations bring about a sense of community, which ultimately satisfies our goal of “community over competition!”

This will be our fourth year attending Wedding MBA! We are stoked to refuel our Fairy knowledge so that we can share it with you!

Each year we aim to come back to Bakersfield with more knowledge than we left with, and in our four years, we have come home with notebooks and notebooks full of notes from the speakers each day.  

 There is something so magical about taking the dreams and pieces of an engaged couple to create a magical wedding day as they shift to newlyweds. With a growth in knowledge, we are able to provide an even more immaculate service to our clients, and what is better than that?!

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

As you’ve been following our “Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What…?” series, we have finally arrived at your wedding day! 

You made it!

Fairy Godmother couple Brett & Whitney Bouquet by Cherry Blossom Bouquets. Photography by Jonah & Lindsay Long.

Photography by Jonah & Lindsay Long.

All the planning has now come full circle, one of the best days ever is upon you!

As you gear up to walk down the aisle today, it is time that we go over just a few very last minute details to ensure that your day goes perfectly!

Have someone in charge of making sure that you and your entire wedding party have eaten! 

Many times, while everyone is getting ready, there will be some sort of platter or tray that everyone can pick off of. By making sure that everyone has eaten you will help prevent any wedding day jitters that may arise. 

When getting your hair and makeup done, it is been found that it is best to wear a button up shirt or a special wedding day robe! This way you don’t mess up your hair or makeup by pulling anything over. 

Fairy Godmother Happily Ever Hurst Boone & Stacie Weddings

Photography by Boone & Stacie Weddings.

As far as details are concerned, it is best to send someone you trust to go check on the reception site! It is best that this gets done early on, or as early as possible, just in the event that there are any changes to be made. 

While everyone is getting ready, and even after, see if your photographer will take some candid photos of you and your family! These are the moments that you will cherish as they aren’t posed and show the special moments of your big day! 

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Photography by Left Coast By Design.

One of the most memorable moments before you walk down the aisle, the big dress reveal! Your closest guys and gals will love to see you in this special moment before you say “I do!”

All About Me – Fairy Godfather TJ – Fairy Godmother Friday

As we wrap up the Fairy Godmother “All About Me” series, we just want to say that we are so thrilled to have the best friends, family, and clients!

In sharing a little about ourselves, we want to really make solid relationships with everyone aka we aspire to be everyone’s best friend!   

This week is all about Fairy Godmother’s very own Godfather, TJ!

We asked TJ if there was anything that many people didn’t know about him, and there is! 

TJ didn’t have a name for three days when he was born, after his parents decided on his name, names like “Beau Ty” were on the drawing board.        TJ says it would’ve been interesting, but he is happy with TJ and will continue just wearing bowties! 

Fairy Godmother Cassandra and Fairy Godfather TJ taking a moment to "Vogue" before the Fairy Godmother Ice Cream Social.

Fairy Godmother Cassandra and Fairy Godfather TJ taking a moment to “Vogue” before the Fairy Godmother Ice Cream Social.

If TJ could live anywhere he wanted, he said he would still be here in Bakersfield! Family is important to him and he doesn’t think he could be too far away, especially from his nieces or nephew. 

Does TJ like to dance? TJ asked if anyone had seen him dance, but all humor aside, TJ used to dance competitively up until his freshman year of high school. 

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Photo by Mariel Hannah Photo.

The first thing he thinks of in the morning is how much longer he can snooze before he actually has to get up! He was always told “early to bed, early to rise,” but he finds himself most productive in the evening!

Anyone who knows TJ would know that if he could meet anyone, past or present, it would be JFK! Early life, Presidency, Camelot and Legacy all get his history-loving feels going!

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TJ doesn’t sing in the shower, but he uses it as his think tank! He says that his best ideas come usually while shampooing his hair. He spares anyone from hearing his beautiful singing voice, regardless of his time in choir.

Overall, TJ thinks his best characteristic is his strong work ethic. The job always gets done!

We asked TJ what his best childhood memory was, and he couldn’t pick just one! He loved spending weekends traveling with his grandparents or spending time on his grandpa’s vineyard with his cousin.

One of TJ’s favorite and best known, features is his smile!  Many have told him that he has been smiling since he was born, but the one memory that sticks out most to him is his first day of freshman year his Spanish teacher asked if he was okay because nobody could be that happy (don’t worry, he went on to succeed in the class!).

We hope that you have enjoyed learning about the Fairy Godmother team, we know that we even learned a bit about each other!