Monday is here, and the Fairy Godmother team worked tirelessly this past weekend! Saturday, we celebrated the marriage of Matthew and Cynthia at her parent’s immaculate plantation home here in downtown Bakersfield.
Here in Bakersfield the weather has been a little unpredictable, and to add to it, this past weekend we even got some rain! This was merely a speed bump in our wedding day for Cynthia and Matthew, but with a little bit of fairy dust anything is possible.
When events take us to such great heights, we are sure to capture the moment. Here, Colleen was helping her bride up in her bridal suite when we said “SMILE!”
Just two days before the wedding, Fairy Godmother Colleen made the call that the rain was here to stay and we had to take every measure possible to stay dry. This included the ultimate “save the day” tool, a giant tent!
The tables were decorated with vintages touches of elegance with dark greens and lavender tulip filled centerpieces, place settings topped with pearl napkin holders, candlesticks with the finishing touch being the gold-accented chargers. The chargers were just one surprise that Cynthia’s Mom and Fairy Godmother Colleen had in store for Matthew and Cynthia.
Paper products by Matinae Design Studio
Designing something elegant and classy was made easy with all of the unique pieces that were included in the design concept. Antique furniture, family photos, and other miscellaneous vintage accents made for a fabulous ambiance.
An elegant seating chart was created that mimicked the vintage color palette and vintage feel of the reception. Carlos with his team from Make It Happen Events added the finishing touch with florals atop the easel, as well as throughout the reception area. Remember, “it’s all in the details!”
When the time came for our soon-to-be newly weds to head over to St. Francis church for their ceremony, their Fairy Godmother had yet another surprise!
With the help of Cynthia’s adorable parents we were able to obtain, a silver 1963 Rolls Royce, designed originally for the one and only Gene Kelly, rolled up the driveway to take them away.
What event is complete without dessert?! None that we know! The wedding was topped off with yummy treats made by our bride’s family! Beneath the protection of the gazebo, a rustic wood tai-wall from Custom Creations was the finishing touch, and of course, completed with florals from Make It Happen Events!
With such a large venue and so many different things happening, there were handmade wooden signs directing guests to their desired location. Such a fun idea!
When reception time came, we were able to get everyone served and back under the tent before the rain began. Talk about lucky! The Fairy Godmother team was prepared for this, and no details spared, the tent was complete with the finishing touch of Italian lighting and covered drink and DJ areas!
The final surprise that Colleen had for her bride was a bagpiper!
Matthew and Cynthia had a beautiful reception, complete with music and dancing provided by Freestyle Event Services! With the time between dinner, Cynthia and Matthew were sure that their guests would be hungry for another meal, and probably need a little “pick me up” to keep the night going. Nate and his team with NV Catering provided gourmet hotdogs and Frank with Frank and Grind brought his coffee truck and had everything you could imagine!
Cynthia approved and loved showing off her late night gourmet snack!
We might add that the NV team was cooking under the stars and the pouring rain!
Dedication at it’s finest!
The Fairy Godmother team most definitely approved of their Frank and Grind deliciousness!
How cute are these designs?!
Photo by Austin Thomas Photography
Rain or shine, the Fairy Godmother team will work tirelessly to accomplish and goal!
This wedding was one for the books and we had so much fun designing and
executing the plan for the day!
Congratulations to Cynthia and Matthew with a huge thank you to all of our “friendors” who worked in the rain with us!