Thursday, September 12, 2013

Real Wedding: Elizabeth & Brian

Today we get to reminisce about the beautiful celebration that was Liz and Brian's wedding! I had such a great time working with this couple to pull together all the beautiful details of their special day. They gave a whole new meaning to the term DIY wedding! I got to spend the days leading up to the wedding with the bride's mom, aunts and friends making all of the floral centerpieces and bouquets. The groom, himself, even made the hummus appetizer! Such a fun couple! Enjoy these beautiful photos by Emma of Honey Honey Photography.

Liz wanted very soft, elegant looking bouquets in shades of white and blush pink with touches of greenery. We made her bouquets mainly out of roses, hypercurium berries, and lisianthus, and then tied them all with long ribbon and lace streamers to add movement and fun texture. So much more exciting than just a plain old satin ribbon! The boutonnieres were tied together with twine to add a nice vintage looking touch.

The bride and groom (along with their friends and family) put together all of the cute DIY details found throughout the wedding. There were custom signs, fun desserts, a whole appetizer station, and games for guests to play during cocktail hour. The groom even made little signs out of scrabble tiles, because the two of them love playing games together. What a great personal touch!

Thank you so much to all of the vendors who helped make this wedding fabulous!

Reception Venue: The Casino San Clemente
Caterer: Jay's Catering
Photobooth: Pink Shutter
Florals: Cassandra Dyane Weddings & Events (plus the Bride's friends and family)

Congratulations to Liz and Brian! We hope you have many, many happy years together!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Vendor Shout Out - My Floral Bliss

Over the past couple of months I have had the pleasure of working with Holly Cellini of My Floral Bliss. Holly's floral arrangements are fresh and unique, and it has truly been an honor to learn more about the fabulous art of floral design under her tutelage. I highly recommend My Floral Bliss to anyone who wants their wedding flowers to look magnificent! Take a look at some of their beautiful weddings from the past...

Contact Holly today to set up a consultation!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Featured on Ceremony Magazine's Blog

I have some awesome news to share with you all! Thanks to the lovely Kaysha Weiner (one of my favorite photographers), a wedding we did last year has been featured on Ceremony Magazine's Blog! Check out the beautiful photos of Samantha and Ryan's wedding at The Reef in Long Beach. Isn't Samantha stunning?

This was such a fun wedding to be a part of. Thank you to Ceremony Blog for featuring a wedding we did! We hope to be seen on your fabulous blog many more times in the future!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kaitlyn and Brian's Wedding Video

Check out this beautiful video by talented videographers Tom Benitez and Brett Junvik. I was thrilled when I saw how beautiful the video turned out. They did such an incredible job! If there's room in your wedding budget, I highly recommend having a talented videographer to capture your big day.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Real Wedding: Kaitlyn & Brian

Today I have the pleasure of sharing a beautiful wedding that we did last year at the Fullerton Arboretum. Kaitlyn and Brian had a lovely wedding in the midst of all the beautiful greenery found on the lush orchard lawn. Kaitlyn wanted to keep everything very simple, and didn't want to have anything that would end up looking "dated" in the long run. The result was a very natural, fun outdoor affair. These exquisite photos were shot by Elizabeth Ray Photography

The bride's brother, Clayton Jensen, of Another World Plants and Terrariums did all the incredible succulent centerpieces found throughout the wedding. They looked so fresh and wonderfully different in comparison to all the over the top florals that are trending in weddings right now. I highly recommend that all my modern brides out there use succulents for their weddings. Succulents last a very long time and end up as great favors for guests to take home. Not to mention, they look so unique and interesting in a wedding setting!

A friend of the bride provided all of these amazing homemade cakes for dessert. They looked fantastic and tasted delicious too! It was so nice to have something other than just a basic wedding cake. Guests could have their choice of any and all of these delicious desserts.

The venue looked stunning at night with twinkle lights in the trees, and colored globe lanterns scattered around the perimeter of the reception space. We also did some beautiful amber up-lights, provided by our DJ from Groove Box Entertainment, that gave the whole space a beautiful glow, and made all the guests look great in the wedding photos. Don't underestimate the power of great lighting! Lighting always makes a huge difference when it comes to ambiance. It's always so nice to work with a great DJ who provides lighting as well. Kurtis, from Groove Box, was so great to work with, and did an excellent job keeping the guests on their feet all night long.

Thank you to Kaitlyn and Brian for letting us be a part of your big day! Congratulations on your marriage. We love you guys and wish you all the very best that marriage has to offer!

Coordination & Design: Cassandra Dyane Weddings & Events
Catering: Blue Agave