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April Showers bring May Flowers…Brides…and bridesmaids and lots of pink and glam!

Posted April 23, 2013 by Stephanie Ginzburg

Thank you to all who attended the FantaSea Yachts & Yacht Club April Shower last week, a delightful evening for the blushing Bride and her entourage. Guests were greeted with Raspberry and Strawberry Champagne Flutes, Lace Parasols for fun photos by Roxy, dined on delicious Hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Edward Valles and enjoyed the “fifty shades of pink” ambiance created in part by Elegant Designs. Look for photos on Facebook and Flickr by weeks end.

In Addition to the FantaSea Team, some of FantaSea’s select preferred resources were on hand to meet face to face with the many brides that they are working with. For those that could not attend, below are the fabulous folks that helped make our evening a huge success.

Entertainment: Rhythm City Entertainment

Linen and Lounge Furniture: Elegant Designs Specialty Linen

Event Lighting: The Perfect Event

Photography: Albert Postel and Andrew Zinn, ZinnPhoto

Event Photographs: FantaSea Yachts Special Event Producer, Roxy Capella

Flowers: Blossom Floral, Natural Simplicity and Flowers by Appointment Only

Event Florals: buds by Stephanie Ginzburg

Wedding Cakes: Torrance Bakery

Hair and Makeup Artist: Design Visage

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Are you ready for some football….SNACKS?

Posted January 30, 2013 by Stephanie Ginzburg

Whether rooting for the 49ers or the Ravens, you’re gonna need some delicious Super Bowl snacks on Sunday, February 3. Team FantaSea is sharing their favorites as well as a few recipes for game day. Go team!

Daniel ~ Cheese Quesadilla’s loaded with Guacamole and Salsa Stephanie ~ Bud’s Crockpot Sombero Dip 1 lb. Seasoned Ground Beef * 1 Block of Velveeta Cheese, cubed * 1 Can of Ranch Beans * ½ cup chopped medium Onion * ½ cup chopped Black Olives * ¼ cup diced Jalapeno peppers {Add Velveeta cubes and Ranch beans to crockpot on medium heat for 30 minutes. Stir.  Season and brown ground beef and onion.  Combine with remaining ingredients. Cook on high until bubbly. Enjoy with your favorite Tortilla or Corn Chips!}

John ~ Jacob Family Hummus 2 – 14oz. cans of Garbanzo Beans – drained and liquid preserved for later * 5 cloves of garlic * 3 – tbs olive oil * 3 – tbs Tahini * 3 – tbs lemon juice * Salt to taste {Combine all ingredients in blender, saving garbanzo liquid to be added as you blend for desired consistency. Enjoy with Pita, Lavosh, Flatbread crackers or Fresh Vegetables.}

Alex ~ Barney’s Beanery Buffalo Shrimp

Tiffani ~ Cream Cheese Pineapple Ball 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened * 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained * 1/4 cup finely chopped green olives * 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion * 2 teaspoons seasoned salt * 1-1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts {In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, pineapple, green pepper, onion and seasoned salt until blended. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Shape into a ball; roll in walnuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with assorted crackers.}

Jasmine ~ Philly Cream Cheese Block covered in Pace Picante Salsa Delicious with Scoops or Tortilla Chips

Chef Eddie ~ Bonellos Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza….with a little added Feta and Kalamata Olives

Chef Ruben ~ Red Devil Buffalo Wings, Celery and Ranch Dip

MaureenWarm Cheddar and Artichoke Dip 10 oz spinach (frozen cut or chopped, thawed) * 12 oz  artichoke hearts (drained and roughly chopped) * 1 – 2 cup whipped cream cheese * 3-4 cup sour cream * 1 cup cheddar (grated) * 12 tsp kosher salt * 14 tsp black pepper {Heat oven to 400° F.

Squeeze the spinach between paper towels to remove excess moisture. In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, artichokes, cream cheese, sour cream, and Cheddar. Season with the salt and pepper. Scrape the mixture into a small oven-safe baking dish. Bake until lightly golden and heated through, about 15 minutes. Serve warm with the chips or bread and the lemon wedges, if desired. Happy Game Day!}

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Catching up with Tiffani Call

Posted November 5, 2012 by Stephanie Ginzburg

Hi All, thanks for your patience while we rounded the busy 4th quarter of 2012. Lots of excitement here as we start to prepare for the Holiday rush and wanted to get you all caught up.

What’s been happening with Tiffani?

At this reading, she is a happily married woman and will return to her post at FantaSea later this week. Please join us in wishing our own newlyweds, Tiffani and Stanley Call a very happy Congratulations and years of wedded bliss!

I’ll add the last three entries from Tiffani here by date. We can’t wait to post the beautiful pictures of her romantic day.

Oct 16th

What a week! Bachelor/ette Karaoke Bash was not just amazing, Stephanie Ginzburg & John Williams Jacob of FantaSea Yachts choreographed a song in costume! They were the entertainment. It was AWESOME!! I have never laughed harder. I was able to unleash my voice a bit and wow-ed the crowd with my vocal styling’s which felt incredible.

We really wanted an alternative to the traditional bachelor/ette parties that were a bit more us, and less what other people/family/friends wanted (strippers!). What we got was an overwhelming joined experience that involved watching the Shuttle Endeavour from 9am-1pm as bridal party arrived, a fabulous lunch at the best taco place in town with everyone, the final gown fitting with my girls for approval on little things like “Do we lop off the chapel train, or keep it?” It was unanimous we’re keeping it. Followed by the best Karaoke bash that left us mildly tipsy but in a condition able to really enjoy the night. We’re not big drinkers but my 2 Margarita’s were necessary and delicious. No crazy hang over and no regrets.

This really feels like the beginning of the Wedding Month.

Next in line is the Old Fashioned Halloween Potluck Dinner, hosted by my new in-laws. I am going full Martha (Stewart) on this one even just for the smaller group of about 12. The intent was to offer local events closer to home for guests unable to travel to the wedding destination. I will be bustin’ out the professional black and white camera for those must have shots and will be decking out the tables with everything from hand dipped caramel apples, to gothic candelabras, to the plastic masks from the 80’s that secure to your head by a thin rubber strap that pulls your hair out every chance it gets. Ahhh Nostalgia.

My Grandmother calls every other day to remind me to pick her up so she can bring buckets of chicken, which I think is adorable.

I have enough Halloween inventory to more then take care of décor and my in-laws back yard is like a setting from The Secret Garden. It’s perfect! We’ll be trick or treating with all 3 of our children with pillow cases for the candy (or the large orange plastic pumpkins with the black plastic handle), carving pumpkins and having a wicked good time.

And I am SO HAPPY, a long lost friend called in today to inquire about a party next year and I haven’t heard from here in over 10 years. It’s a great day to be at FantaSea!

Stress levels are low. Energy is high. Smiles are enormous.

Happy October everyone!

Oct. 23rd

11 days…  and the giddy dance has begun.

FantaSea Yachts has been extremely supportive with so much it is hard for me to explain in words. The owners Daniel Ginzburg & Stephanie Ginzburg are the nicest people on the planet. And I’m not just sayin’ that. They have done everything in their power to ensure my bridal happiness during this busy wedding season here in the office.

I bonded with our Bride & Groom Katie & Ryan this last weekend and am feeling very bridal myself lately. Seeing their family and friends together to celebrate their happily ever after made me SO excited for my own. This was the last wedding for me to coordinate before my own romp down the aisle.

As I prepare our Ceremony Script and vows I find myself having a hard time getting through the rough drafts without tearing up a little. Through half laughs and silent sobs, I find it reassuring and therapeutic when our office just giggles in support. Insanity through laughter is the best way to feel like a family. This is truly my work bridal party.

We’re still in full cut and paste mode, although I honestly thought we would be done with our custom storybooks by now. My sister has been drawing the illustrations for the custom storybooks and these are also including the wedding weekend itinerary and personalized cd’s for the guests drive home. My fiancé knows me and loves me even when I tend to overdue personal events. Our wedding is no exception.

RSVP’s are in and we are set at 44 guests but are sticking with the 50 to be safe as I know my family are eaters and there a small handful of non-RSVP-er’s (totally a word) we can expect.

So we’re plowing through the to-do list at ludicrous speed and fully anticipating the moment when we can relax and just wed. Can’t wait!

As always.. Keep calm and Marry on!

Oct. 30

OK, this is serious. 4 days away and STILL cutting and pasting! It is taking way longer than expected and as a planner I would like to ask all brides to start any and all DIY projects as early as humanly possible.

This is our last day before we have a wedding related event every day through the wedding weekend itself and I fear we will be awake until 1am finishing these last minute details.

My beautiful fiancé is still having a blast with the assembly line of black cardstock and glue dots, which I find fun and promising, but I wish these darn books were done already so we could enjoy this week a little more. That and last minute family hiccups leave me shaking my head in disapproval, but I am determined to let it all go and focus on my love.

4 days away and it’s time to see past the anxiety and nervousness of a Jerry Springer reunion at our wedding and imagine our wedding falling into place exactly as planned. Why worry about what could happen, when I know I will be happiest looking forward to what will happen (or at least what is on our timeline).

It hasn’t quite hit me yet that it seriously is this weekend, but I am sure it will real soon. So here I go. Signing off with my final blog entry before the plunge into my own happily ever after and I really can’t wait to marry my best friend. It may sound cheesy or cliché, but it is true. Every morning I wake up in his arms. Every cuddle and every smile will always be made better when it’s by his side.

I can’t wait for our forever to begin.

My Dad says, “Wait until you get to your Honeymoon, no payments will be due, no paper to cut or glue, you will be free to live.”

Thank you everyone who helped get us to this point.

Here comes the bride!!!!

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