Posted August 14, 2012 by Fantasea Yachts Team
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 May 16, 2012 by Fantasea Yachts Team
As event planners we are constantly awed by the creativity and glamour of the party planning world. Each year brings new trends, new ideas and new looks to some very classic pieces associated with the special day for many. Sometimes, we are reminded of simple acts of kindness in ways that are both touching and charitable. As tradition calls in the Bar and Bat Mitzvah world, the celebrant has to complete an act of Charity, also known as Tzedakah within the Jewish Community. One such organization is SOVA run by JFS in Los Angeles. The SOVA Community and Resource Program provides free groceries and supportive services for over 12,000 men, women and children each month, with the goals of meeting immediate needs and helping people move from poverty to self-sufficiency.
Thank you Hannah, Hilary and Stephen for reminding us of this important lesson.
Baskets of Hope are beautiful custom decorated food basket centerpieces that complement your special event décor, impress your guests with their style and uniqueness and make a meaningful statement about your commitment to helping people living in poverty. They also some complete with a donation card in honor of the occasion for each centerpiece.
BASKETS OF HOPE ARE THE IDEAL DECORATIONS FOR YOUR NEXT…
Your centerpieces will be a festive, colorful and meaningful substitute for flowers, and unlike flowers, your tax-deductible donationfor using Baskets of Hope will have a lasting impact helping the most vulnerable in our community.
Posted February 24, 2012 by Fantasea Yachts Team
You have your venue…now the fun begins and it’s time to choose your linens & other décor!
Elegant Designs, our vendor spotlight of the week, has worked with FantaSea for over 10 years and they are our number one choice for event linen and chair upgrades. In addition to having experienced and knowledgeable staff, their fabrics are high quality and the options available to you are endless….if they don’t have what you’re looking for they will custom make it for you!!
The owner of Elegant Designs, Jannette Galindo, never thought making one chair cover 17 years ago would turn into owning one of the most successful event linen companies in Los Angeles…and that’s exactly what happened! Back in 1995 Jannette made chair covers for a family friend; the venue loved them and asked her to produce more for the venue to sell. Jannette continued to push herself, becoming more creative with fabrics & designs and Elegant Designs was born.
FantaSea Yachts stays on top of the most current styles and Jannette Galindo/ Elegant Designs continues to be one of our top resources in assisting us achieve that goal; which then guides us in knowing what will best compliment our venues Dandeana, RegentSea, FantaSea One and our Yacht Club.
Some things to look for this year…along with the ever-popular Chiavari Chairs, some up & coming favorites are pipe and drape (yes…making a HUGE comeback this year), elaborate chair covers and color schemes of light silver & gunmetal, royal & indigo blues and jewel tones (fuchsia, teal, turquoise, blue & red combined).
We at FantaSea send a big Thank You to Jannette Galindo and the team at Elegant Designs for your creativity and dedication!
February/March of each year is when Elegant Designs Specialty Linen launches their newest, latest & greatest…
For more information, and a sampling of products, please check out their website.