Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Clergy Fees for your Wedding...More Wednesday Wedding Etiquette from Emily, Peggy... and a Twist from Nat

Let's Talk CLERGY this Wednesday....

Emily Post 1957..."The fee of the clergyman may range anywhere from ten dollars to one or two hundred dollars, according to the means of the groom and the importance of the wedding."
Peggy Post 2006... " Site Specific.Each member of your wedding ceremony will be paid according to the site rules."
Natalie 2011...Ask your Officiant  up front  about their specific fees.  In terms of Gratuity for your Officiant:   "$50-300 in addition to fee is awesome..Not often considered a “tip”  If you have a relationship to this person, it may be given as a gift to the place of worship."

Special thanks to Melody Walker for her tips in Clergy Gratuity 

What a Gorgeous Rancho Las Lomas Wedding! Elizabeth and Chris= Forever Happiness

It all started with a tile as an inspiration for this gorgeous wedding...
 and WHAT a gorgeous wedding it turned out to be.
  Elizabeth and Chris' incredible families and wonderful bridal parties and a dream team of vendors to work with made the day flow beautifully
Check out .Elizabeth and Chris' Quick Video from 4120 to get an overall feel of their incredible day.

In the background, we worked for many months with Chris and Elizabeth bring their vision to reality. Several days of vendor meetings, many conference calls with the couple from San Francisco, and "Shopping Buddy" days with Elizabeth's Mom all laid the groundwork to create their vision.  Special thanks to The Incredible Pristine Rancho Las Lomas,  the talented Marc Weisburg,  wonderful 24 Carrots Catering, rock the house Shane Jordan EntertainmentMy Favorite Graphic Designer, Brandi, From Girl Friday Designs; beautiful florals from The Spiraled Stem' perfect transportation from Lake Forest Limos, delicious cake from  Beverly's Best, and great fun from Capital Photo Booth.

Congratulations, Elizabeth and Chris!  Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Today was a Great Day! A Tuesday following an Incredible Wedding

Allow yourself to see the following picture in your mind:  Content, calm, their doorstep.... as I dropped off the last of their wedding items (thank you Rancho las Lomas staff!) It was an incredible Saturday for the Guth and Bravman Family.. stay tuned for details of their wedding!  More to come.  "Go Natalie!  Go Natalie!" from Tim, Father of the Bride... What a Saturday.  Happy to be a part of their weekend.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stephanie & Neil Nixon Library Incredible Wedding

Better late than never!  Wanted to share one of our very cool weddings from last summer.  Stephanie and Neil were SO much fun, and gorgeous, too!  I loved working with them, and their dream team of vendors.
A lounge designed with vintage furniture from the hottest new vendor Found Vintage Rentals  in Orange County, a sweets buffet fit for the President, plus a dress change during the reception so that the bride could boogie down  – this wedding is full of style and the Swell Details were captured by Jim Kennedy Photographers.

A Vintage Lounge created by Found Rentals and bright florals by Jenny B

Sweets Buffet thanks to Sweet and Saucy Shop

A Dress Change so Stephanie could boogie with Jordan Music Entertainment

Stephanie, who grew up in Orange County California, met Neil, originally from New Zealand, when they attended UC Santa Barbara. Their goal while planning their wedding with me was to create a warm environment for both families. It was important to have a hassle free weekend for the over 50 out of town guests.

The couple wanted a beautiful location that incorporated their Catholic traditions – they chose Holy Family Cathedral in Orange, CA for their ceremony and The Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA for their reception. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

"OH the Places You'll Go" Dr. Seuss Inspired Bar Mitzvah

"You'll go Far, Young Man!" -Dr. Seuss

I recently coordinated a one-of-a-kind, totally fun and whimsical Bar Mitzvah at The Marconi Automotive Museum.  SUCH FUN with such a great family!  Great themed stations from Award-Winning Jason's Catered Events included "Cat in the Hat" Cosmos... and "I am Sam"  Martinis...Gourmet Mashed Potato Station,  Awesome Slider Station with Three Types of Sliders, and a Gourmet Chili Station.   Amazing fried candy bars and mini donuts from Shelly at The Fry Girl.  YUM-O.  The Awesome Bar Mitzvah Mom created her very own candy station in the Turquoise and Red colors of the party.  Abbit the Average was his usual wacky self... strolling through the party and making everyone laugh.  Special thanks to the Awesome Jen from PhotoJenic for the detail shots.

Clever Names from the Book were our Table Names...including  Great Places!High Flyers!Great Sights!High Heights!Weirdish Wild Space!The Waiting Place!Another Chance!Brighter Places!Escape!Any Direction your Choose!Wide Open Air! 


Centerpieces with OH So Cool Places
Once again, Thanks to the talented Jen Bierman from Photojenic for capturing these detail shots.