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Wonderful Ideas for planning private dining events, receptions, parties and more!

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A Glittering Tribute – “Mother of the Groom” Idea

  WEDDING REHEARSAL CUSTOM BOUQUET IDEA AND GIFT As the mother of the groom, I was as excited as the mother of my future daughter-in-law when Read More...

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Groom and Groomsmen: To do List

With great photos by: Hulse Photography, Michael Jonathan Studios, and Barnet Photography For the Groom and his Groomsmen Entourage – The Read More...

Roses and Silver Design: Lisa Vorce Co Photography: Thayer Allyson Gowdy

The Victorian Wedding

Creating The Victorian Wedding Of Your Dreams You probably don’t have the time or the budget to reproduce the royal extravaganza that was the Read More...

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Trends and Ideas – Reception Lounge

The Reception Lounge Phenomenon Planning an event can be challenging. There’s the location, menu, entertainment, circulation of guests and Read More...

Long tables set outdoors provide a casual setting for dinner guests.

The Budget Friendly Rehearsal Dinner

When The Rehearsal Dinner Budget Is Up To You With wedding plans well underway, budgets being crunched and days and weeks passing in a flurry, Read More...

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Meal Ideas: Summer Rehearsal Dinners

Beaches, sunshine and great weather make for great summer rehearsal dinners and banquets in Southern California! These are only some of the benefits Read More...

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Blu-ray Disc and Wedding Videos

Not long ago I walked into a Fry’s Electronics and was blown away by the quality I saw from a new emerging format, Blu-Ray. Fast forward several Read More...

A fun wire rack and ceramic chicken provide a fun way to serve hard boiled eggs. Image provided by French Buckets Florist Photography by Hansie Trainor Photography

Rehearsal Dinner Ideas:  Break Tradition With Brunch

Who says the meal following a wedding rehearsal has to be dinner? For that matter, who says the meal has to follow the rehearsal? Brunch Is A Fabulous Read More...

The sparkling lights of Aukland at dusk. Image provided by Tourism New Zealand Photography by Chris McLennan

Fabulous Island Honeymoon In New Zealand

For an island adventure unlike any other, honeymoon in New Zealand. Anyone familiar with The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit movies has glimpsed Read More...

Tuck sea shells into flower arrangements. Image provided by French Buckets Florist

Theme: A Night Of Sand And Surf

Who Can Resist A Beach Themed Party? With summer coming, it’s the perfect time to plan a beach themed event. Whether it’s a rehearsal dinner, a Read More...

Documentary style captures intimate moments and reveals personality. Image provided by Hulse Photography

Finding the Right Photographer

The Time Has Come To Find The Right Photographer Your wedding planning is well underway. You know what you like, colors, type of gown, accessories, Read More...

Design elements reflect the beach theme. Image provided by French Buckets Florist

Floral Designs: Centerpiece Magic

Flowers add elegance and grace to any event, but fabulous event design isn’t limited to flowers alone. Pull off any type of theme with a bit of Read More...

Dramatic backdrop creates a high style image. Image provided by Robert Evans Studios

Achieving The Perfect Photographic Style

In Southern California there is no lack of skilled professional photographers. So, when it comes time to choose a photographer for your big event, Read More...

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Linens and Table Settings: Summer Splash

Everyone Loves A Summer Event Ah, an easy breezy, summer. Weddings and events are the highlight of summer, eagerly anticipated by your guests. Read More...

An orchid contrasts with a coarsely woven table cloth Image provided by The Victorian

Linens & Table Settings: Spring Linens

Setting the Stage for a Beautiful Event With Spring Linens Winter has passed and the newness of spring is upon us!  It’s a time of rebirth, renewal Read More...