Posted August 14, 2012 by Tiffani Call
Less than 3 months to the date and I have all vendors booked and have cut myself off of Etsy.com and Pinterest as I was spending too much time on there looking for ideas and inspiration when I should have been folding invites and prepping those to be hand made and personally delivered. My new goal this month is invites and Maid of Honor dresses. Seriously. No more procrastination. Time to get them done. We have about 60 to hand make, so the assembly line of invite making has started every night while watching TV with the family. 40 of them are 5×5 clear boxes with a custom cootie catcher laying on top of moss with a 3D butterfly floating on top all wrapped up with a pretty bow. It’s one you needed to see to believe.
I do not think there is anything like it anywhere and it cost me about $60 total. I have to hand deliver them as they are too large and costly to ship and thankfully most of our family is local.
I was busy these last few weekends with weddings, one in which Lady Gaga was in attendance (super exciting!) and one this upcoming weekend which is simple and classy and later in the evening which will allow me and my fiancé to sneak off to Downtown LA early in search of the perfect shade of green slacks, dress shirt and suspenders for my soon to be stepson. His shoes will of course be the, ever-classic black wedding chucks (Converse).
Our perfect theme is an enchanted Tea Party set in a gorgeous garden near San Luis Obispo. It’s Monarch Butterfly Season along the coast and we couldn’t resist the magical element of hundreds of thousands of Butterflies. It’s Mother Nature’s natural decor. Gotta get the hook ups where we can right? Not to mention the awesome vendor relations, having resources ready and selecting the best available.
Our most recent perfect idea is considering FantaSea Yachts for a nice formal dinner aboard their luxury yacht Dandeana the day our family arrives. Haven’t asked yet, lol! I imagine they will know after this post, lol! A Halloween themed dinner cruise around the Marina would be amaza-zing (totally a word). We’ll see what happens by then. Crossing fingers!
Linen and flowers meetings went well, which means our final color choice is complete. Let the Maid of Honor dress hunt begin!
Having fun multi-tasking, excited about my wedding and being able to be a part of so many other happy brides special moments before I myself have some of my own.
81 days and counting…Bring it on. Keep Calm and Marry On!
Posted August 7, 2012 by Tiffani Call
Greetings & Salutations all you lucky couples preparing to bound happily down the aisle!
As a 15-year Wedding Planner I have heard and seen it all and I am SO super excited to be here sharing and helping as many brides as possible with the knowledge I have learned and been given over the years. I am not your average Wedding Planner, so I hear. I still get teary eyed when I send a bride down the aisle and choked up when a father does a heart-warming speech. With all this happiness and emotional juju floating around me constantly I know in my heart soul I am where I am meant to be.
Where I am now:
- I am engaged and getting married this November 2012 and I am so ridiculously happy about the whole planning process I cannot contain myself.
- I have worked at dozens maybe hundreds of venues throughout LA/OC/Bay area and there is a reason I am so happy at FantaSea Yachts. I am a very picky planner, just throwin’ it out there. My list of non-negotiable employment factors were as follows.
- Cannot serve banquet, hot box or dried out chicken to guests
- No hidden fees
- No kickbacks from vendor referrals
- An ever-long history of amazing reviews from happy customers
- It has to be a place I can consider home away from home
FantaSea Yachts is truly the best venue/catering company I have ever worked at and I am so thankful in more ways than I can ever hope to express.
This Blog for me is a very special opportunity to share so much of myself with anyone interested in saving money, creating a unique and personalized experience and expressing my super excitedness (yes it’s a word) about my own wedding.
So, sit back and relax and enjoy what I’m sending out.
Posted August 4, 2012 by Stephanie Ginzburg
I’ve been passing this bakery now for the last few weeks and BOY was I HAPPY that I stopped in on my way to the office for a busy Saturday. A warm dutch welcome, a charming staff, a delicious aroma and first class, beautiful pastries. If in need for a quick bite of heaven on your way to FantaSea, a post-wedding brunch or just to say “goedmorgen” to the sweet ladies running the shop….you will be delighted.
COPENHAGEN Pastry ~ 11113 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA. 90232. ~ www.copenhagenpastry.com