Ashley & Derek! Weins Winery in Temecula CA

Congrats To Ashley & Derek!  SO Much Fun In This Eclectic Wedding…

Things We Adore…

Bright & Bold Color Combo

Brides Orange Converse Tennis Shoes

Wildflowers + Succulents

Smores Bar & Lawn Games

Let Love Glow Favors

Local Band Master Splinter and the Shredders

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SARAH & RYAN: WHIMSICAL RUSTIC WEDDING

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Karla and Mike: Secret Garden Wedding

Today, we would like to welcome you to a secret garden, where magic takes place. It’s a wild, enchanted garden filled with green trees, ivy, and pastel flowers. And it is this special place where Karla and Mike tied the knot this July. When our vendor, Storybook Weddings and Events (wedding decor & planning), sent me the wedding, I couldn’t stop smiling at all the cuteness! I loved the custom ivy-decorated swing, along with a giant frame that the wedding decorators set up as a photo prop in the middle of this garden. The theme of this garden wedding was old style vintage, so the wedding designers brought in a lot of really cool elements, such as vintage bicycle, old Victorian couches, large candelabras, vanity mirrors and old books. The couple tied the knot underneath a beautiful floral arch at the stunning Green Gables Estate. Join us on a visual tour of this lovely wedding below!

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Feature in sandiegostyleweddings.com Magazine

Kathy and Jeffrey’s sunset wedding at Falkner Winery was a dream come true.  Set in the middle of the fall wine leaves and handmade cherry blossom decor, this secret garden wedding incorporated Kathy and Jeffrey’s love for the outdoors. Guests were entertained in the barrel room writing wishes on the cherry blossom wishing tree and the maid of honor performed a flamenco dance for the happy newlyweds.  Click here for the full article.

 

 

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Geing Gracious

 

 
 

During your engagement, more than likely you will be so focused on all the details for your wedding that the prospect of actually attending your wedding may get lost in the shuffle. If this is your first walk down the aisle, and especially if you are one of the first of your friends to get married, there are a few key matters of etiquette you may want to know for the Big Day and the wedding related events leading up to it. Here are some tips to help you be gracious with your wedding guests.

Greeting guests

Couples typically are expected to greet and say hello to each guest some time after the ceremony ends and before their guests finish their meals. For every guest you do know, you may not know their dates, and you may be meeting a lot of new guests from your spouse’s side.

What’s appropriate?

You will probably want to hug and kiss your family and closest friends, but you shouldn’t feel obligated to dole out physical affection to everyone. It’s perfectly acceptable to shake hands with guests, even female guests. If that feels too formal, channel your grandmother and give them the old forearm squeeze while you’re shaking hands.

Remembering names

If you find yourself blanking on a guest’s name, such as a loved one’s date or significant other or a guest you already were introduced to during your greeting line, don’t panic. There are plenty of tricks you can use to recall his or her name. One of the easiest ways is to introduce the guest to someone you do know. People tend to echo their own introduction, so grab your hubby or a family member and let them introduce themselves.

What’s appropriate?

Without revealing that you’ve forgotten a guest’s name, try saying, “I’m so glad you could make it! Let me introduce you to my husband!” A guest will think you’re eager to say, “This is my husband” so soon after it’s official that they won’t likely assume you’ve forgotten their name.

Polite euphemisms

If a guest asks a question that is a little too personal or invasive, you don’t have to confirm or deny or reveal too much in your answer. Instead, try using a vague euphemism.

What’s appropriate?

For example, if a certain relative starts asking you when they can expect little ones,  but you and your spouse haven’t quite decided on it yet, you may say something like, “We’re going to focus on our careers for a while and see where the road takes us. It will happen when it’s meant to happen!” Or, if an important loved one does not attend your wedding for a personal reason and a guest asks about their absence, you simply could say, “I’ll tell him you asked about him. I’m sure he’d like to know that his absence was noticed.”
 
Talking with guests

Be prepared: You will meet and talk with many, many guests, not just at your wedding but also at your engagement party, your bridal shower and the other wedding events leading up to the Big Day. Everyone loves to be in the presence of true love, and your guests will each want some quality face time with the blushing bride, so it’s important to make your rounds and spend time with each of your guests.

What’s appropriate?

Remember to be gracious when guests give you compliments even if you are not used to being the center of that much attention. The majority of your conversations will likely be about how beautiful you look and how wonderful your arrangements are, and it’s important to receive those compliments as if they’re new each time. They may become redundant, but really, who gets sick of compliments? Also, try to say goodbye to as many guests as you can before they leave or before you and your spouse make your grand departure. Thank everyone for attending and wish everyone a safe trip home. Showing your gratitude will be appreciated immensely.

 

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Insuring the most important day of your life

What Wedding Insurance Features Matter and Why

 

Covered Events explains the types of wedding events that are covered under the insurance policy. In most cases, this includes the rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception. Many companies also reimburse policyholders for any nonrefundable costs related to the honeymoon if the wedding is cancelled or postponed due to a covered event. The best wedding insurance providers also cover weddings that take place in popular places outside the U.S., such as the Caribbean. This is an important category because it tells a lot about the coverage offered by the insurance provider. However, most companies perform well in this area, so it may not be a deciding factor.

  • Destination Weddings – The insurance provider covers destination weddings that occur outside of the U.S.
  • Honeymoon – The insurance provider covers your honeymoon if it is delayed or cancelled due to your wedding being postponed or cancelled.
  • Rehearsal Dinner – The insurance provider covers the rehearsal dinner.
  • Wedding Ceremony – The insurance provider covers the wedding ceremony.
  • Wedding Reception – The insurance provider covers the wedding reception.

 

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 I highly recommend insuring the most important day of your life !! 

 

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Featured in California Wedding Day Magazine !

“It was important that this celebration symbolized who we are, who we were, and who we were going to be as husband and wife”. For Rebecca (known to family and friends as Becky) and Billy’s wedding, that was the one requirement and every single detail of their day had a purpose. With Billy’s loved ones coming from the South and Becky’s from New York, the couple decided that the Falkner Winery in Temecula would be the perfect gathering place. Becky payed homeage to the basketball player she once was by pairing her esquisite lace gown with custom basketball shoes that read “Mrs. Beck” and created a matching pair for each of her bridesmaids engraved with memorable words and quotes.

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  • 1 Maid of Honor Bouquet
  • 1 Bridesmaids bouquet
  • 2 mothers corsages
  • 1 flower girl halo or basket
  • 1 toss bouquet
  • 1 Grooms Boutonniere
  • 1 Bestman Boutonniere
  • 2 Fathers  Boutonniere
  • 1 Ring Bearer
Reception
  • 10 low centerpieces
  • 1 Head Table Centerpiece
Ceremony
  • 3 Arch/Gazebo pieces or 2 Altar Pieces
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6 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

Reason # 1:

A Theme Is More Than A Hodgepodge of Great Ideas
Your ideas are fabulous. But they are only the foundation of your theme. Remember: They are only ideas and pictures ripped out of magazines. Brides have ended up blowing their budget on one item. This is where your wedding planner becomes your magician. If budget is a constraint, they will advise you how to economize and still achieve a similar look.

Reason #2:

Is Your Budget A Guideline Or A Blueprint For Bankruptcy?

A budget is an essential part of your wedding planning. Even a million-dollar wedding has a budget. A budget will give you perspective and it will center you. It will be a great comfort to you to know where you stand financially. Expenses tend to mount up quickly. I have witnessed brides being so out of control that they end up randomly buying items that have no reason. That money could have been spent elsewhere to make the wedding a better experience for the guests. Being realistic about your budget is essential. Don’t fool yourself with a figure knowing you can go over it.You will only be hurting your chances of selecting the best possible vendors. Your wedding planner is your accountant. They try to work within your parameters. Therefore, decide on a realistic figure so your wedding planner can recommend the vendors who will deliver the best work within your budget.

Reason #3:

The Venue Event Manager
When the event manager from your venue tells you they can do your wedding planning, they are not lying. They will do everything under the sun to oversee everything they are responsible for; however, they are not responsible for 90 percent of the details that go into your wedding. Some brides are shocked when things go wrong. They thought their venue person would be on top of things. Not necessarily. If they have several events that day, they can’t be held responsible for letting you know your flowers haven’t arrived or your best man is held up in traffic. Imagine walking into a bald room instead of the floral intensive ballroom you paid for. Your wedding planner is your overseer. Their job is to make sure everything arrives on time and complete. If you have 15 tables, 13 centerpieces just won’t do. They will get the florist to fix it. Things happen, but it is your wedding planner’s job to see that things are fixed and end up perfect. Your wedding planner is your fairy godmother.

Reason #4

Time lines And Other Annoying Details
Checklists. Do we know anyone who likes them?“Who has time to think of these boring things? Time lines are critical and necessary. Time lines keep your wedding planner sane. They thrive on them. You, however, should never be subjected to them. These are the things a bubbling bride should be kept far away from.

Reason #5

What Are The Rules?
Brides need a go-to person for etiquette, wedding-related questions, and to keep the planning timeline moving forward. All brides need a liaison to help keep emotions and relationships from straining during planning. Do you really have the time and inclination to research, answer, and solve the problem yourself?

Reason #6

Frazzled Is Not Fabulous
Wedding planning and the events that lead up to your day will be stressful. You should have one job only. Keeping yourself relaxed and living in the moment. You need time to take in and enjoy this special day. Be with your loved ones. Be happy. Be kind. And mostly, be assured that your wedding is going to be the most fabulous day of your life.

Yes, all weddings have glitches. And yours will, too. But your wedding planner will make sure you never have to deal with or see them. You may never even know anything out of the ordinary happened. You started out with great ideas, hired a wedding planner to bring them to life, and sat back like a pampered princess on your wedding day accepting all the accolades that you deserve.

 

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Grooms, get writing those thank you notes!

BY:  Emily Easton

Poor groom-to-be. You have been a bit bleary-eyed as you have “okayed” an endless list of wedding issues and items. Red and black for the colors? Sure, honey, you mumbled. Buffet meal instead of sit-down? Whatever you want, you said. You even feigned interest during the two-hour discussion with her mother about appetizers.

But now, look out. Your fiancée is actually asking you to do something. She expects you to help write the thank you notes for the wedding gifts you’re receiving. Eeek – she even has a chart about who-should-write-what.

What the heck?!? You missed this lesson in guy training.

Don’t bother asking Dad for advice. He never was faced with this. All he did was show up and wear a cummerbund.  

But you do know that you should write thank you notes, don’t you? After all, your family and friends are giving gifts. Why should the task be the bride’s alone?

Consider composing and writing notes as a mind-broadening experience. You are increasing your skill set, always a good thing.

Excuses that don’t work:

  • “I’m not good at thinking of what to say.”
  • “My penmanship is lousy.”
  • “It’s the bride’s job, isn’t it?”

 

If you and your fiancée equally dislike the task, then help each other through it by writing notes together.

  • Set aside an hour together to sit and write notes, then reward yourself with a trip to the ice cream store or a glass of wine. Repeat tomorrow.
  • Compose a few basic notes – one that applies to a kitchen item, one that applies to bath item, etc. – and do some clever “copying.”
  • Take your notes to your favorite coffee shop and work there.
  • Make a countdown chart of the number of notes to write, and have fun marking down the number until you reach zero. Reward yourselves.   

 

If you sense that your beautiful fiancée is better at note writing than you (and likes it a tad more than you do), here’s an idea: try bargaining. Make a fair deal with your bride that she will appreciate, too.

  • “Sweets, if you write notes for the next hour, I’ll wash and wax your car during the same hour.”
  • “How about if you write four notes while I cook dinner (or do laundry, vacuum, etc.)?”
  • “I’ll run the errands we need done if you write some notes during the same time.”

Ask her what would be a good deal. She’ll be more likely to do your share if there’s something in it for her – and there should be!

Or, ask your fiancée if you can write all the notes for gifts of cash and checks. Compose one note to use for all cases, such as:  

 

Dear _____,
       No need to wonder if your wedding gift will be used! ____ and I have so many things we need for our new apartment, and that’s why your generous check (or gift of cash) is so appreciated by both of us. We’ll have fun shopping and we’ll think of you, that’s for sure.
       We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness. We also thank you for being at the wedding to celebrate our big day.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

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