Monday, February 20, 2017

Mangia Monday: Beer and Cookie Pairing!

Do you and your fiancé love craft beer? Why not share that love with your friends and family through your wedding? By hosting your rehearsal dinner or the wedding at your local brewery, you can let a fun part of your personalities show! Not only is there plenty of delicious beer to go around, but you can also whip up cool pairings like this beer and cookie pairing from Mission Brewery and The Cravory. What better way to end an amazing evening than with scrumptious cookies paired with the best beer to bring out the flavors of the night!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Mission Brewery
Photographer: Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Duo
Coordinator / Wedding Planner: Always Flawless Productions
Florist: Indulge Wedding Florals & Special Events
Gown: The Dress Theory
Hair & Makeup: Bridal by Haydee
Men's Wear: Friar Tux Shop
Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals
Dessert: The Cravory

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Spousal Saturday: Goldie & Aksel

5/15/2016  |  Temecula Creek Inn

When Goldie and Michelle Garibay first started discussing her vision, her favorite store, Anthropologie, was the first word she used to describe her style. Eclectic, romantic, bright, bold colors and a touch of Moroccan flair were all represented in this wedding design. As a designer for Bassett, the overall design and decor was THE most important thing to Goldie, and she and Michelle spent the majority of their time meticulously selecting the perfect fit creatives for their big day, along with her father who was very involved in the planning process. 

They wanted their wedding to be a true representation of who they were as a couple: well-traveled, approachable elegance and a large focus on food and beverage.  They both had meticulous attention to detail in regards to their guest experience from the Keffiyehs (Middle Eastern head scarf) and flower market as gifts for the ladies and cigar bar for the men to the custom Guava-Collins signature cocktail as a nod to their favorite restaurant in Cabo San Lucas. This wedding definitely required Michelle to flex her creative muscles and she was thrilled with how everything came together all down to the matching embossing on the cake and invitation suite. And because the decor was so important, Michelle even arranged for Goldie and her father to have a sneak peek of everything before guest arrival!

Location:  Temecula Creek Inn
Photography: Hulse Photography
Coordinator: Michelle Garibay Events
Florist: Seven Stems Floral Design
Linens: Mod Mix Studio

Spousal Saturday: Samar & Ryan

6/5/2016  |  Darlington House

Their wedding took place in June at the gorgeous Darlington House in La Jolla. The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were all held there with an outdoor garden and patio setup around the Spanish-style mansion. They incorporated an Art Deco theme for the decor and some their guests even showed up in full "flapper" attire! Samar and Ryan's color scheme was gold, white, ivory and black. Each table setting had gold "kissing bells" to ring if you wanted the bride and groom to smooch and a WedPics card to outline how guests could upload and order prints straight from the app. They had a violinist play during the ceremony and cocktail hour. They also had an Art Deco Polaroid guest frame setup by the bar that the groom built himself, where guests would exchange their Polaroid pic for their table number card. They served beer, wine and two signature cocktails at the after party. They wanted an elegant wedding and they got it!

Location: Darlington House
Photography: Fixated Concepts
Coordinator: Michelle Becker
Florist: Shawna Lovedahl
Linens: Even Party Rentals
Entertainment: Dalila Mya
Catering: California Cuisine
Cake: Extraordinary Desserts
Hair & Makeup: Madison Cardoza
Gown: Alfred Angelo Bridal
Menswear: Men's Wearhouse
Rentals: Event Party Rentals

Spousal Saturday: Sypraseuth & Steven

9/24/2016  |  Cuvier Club

 #StypTakesTheLeap was a bi-cultural wedding celebration of Syp Vandy and Steven Siligato. The day begins with a traditional Laotian groom's parade to meet his bride and be welcomed into the ceremony. Guests partook in a string-tying ritual to wish the newlyweds well in their marriage. To cap the morning, the bride's nieces performed a few folk dances. In the late afternoon, the festivities continued with a non-denominational ceremony followed by a cocktail hour and reception. As dance is a huge passion of the bride's, attendees of #StypTakesTheLeap were entertained by a couple more choreographed performances as well as dancing the night away.

Location: Cuvier Club
Photography: Deb Shields
Videography: SD Photo Studio
Florist: Adelaide's Flowers
Linens & Catering: The Abbey Catering
Entertainment: Brian J. Entertainment
Cake: Edelweiss Bakery
Hair: Plush Artistry
Makeup: Ally Mai