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Working with Amanda and Josh to create their perfect wedding was a complete JOY!  When we saw the location of the ceremony and reception…we knew this was going to be an UNFORGETTABLE wedding!

The ceremony was held in the front yard of a gorgeous private estate. The guests were in AWE as they watched Amanda exit the classic white Excalibur Limo and walk down the aisle to meet the man of her dreams.  After the ceremony, everyone was escorted to the back of the estate, where they dined under the stars beneath a CLEAR TOP canopy. The glow of the luxurious linens, crystal chandeliers and antique gold candelabras could be seen from the heavens and Amanda and Josh’s love for each other was evident throughout the evening.  This was a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple!

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{Photos courtesy of Morgan James Photography}

{VENDORS:  Florist * Apropos for Flowers, Bakery * Frosted Cakery, DJ * AMS Experience, Rentals * Classic Party Rental * Maty’s Chair Covers, Photography * Morgan James Photography, Catering * Catering by Chef Paul Pearson, Miscellaneous Event Production * The Pantages Company, Lighting * Media Solutions, Inc., Mobile Restrooms * OES Luxury Mobile Restrooms, Videography * Schafer Studios, Security * Bradford Security Services}

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From the moment we met Jennifer and Bryan, their love of PAPER, WOOD and all things natural was very clear!  It really sparked our CREATIVITY when it came to their wedding design.  RUSTIC and RICH was the final outcome!

A classically simple ceremony was held under a draped canopy in the front yard of a private estate. Immediately following, guests adjourned to the backyard for the reception. The bridal party sat around a custom made WOODEN table and a mix of fruits, candles and hand-made paper flowers gave the perfect finishing touch to the rustic floral centerpieces.

Jennifer and Bryan had the time of their life as we watched them dance the night away under market LIGHTS strung across the tree tops.

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{Photos courtesy of Patrick Pike Photography}

{VENDORS: Catering * Catering by Chef Paul, Photography *Patrick Pike Photography, Draping & Linens * Maty’s Chair Covers, Flowers *Apropos for Flowers,  DJ * Party DJ Party, Cake *Sweet Dreams Cakery, Stationery * Exclusive Creations, Rentals * Classic Party Rentals and Walker-Lewis Rents, Lighting * Media Solutions, Misc. Services * The Pantages Company}

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Once in a while we truly feel like GUESTS at one of our weddings because the family and friends are so WELCOMING.  This was one of them.  We had a blast at Whitney and Josh’s wedding!  The ceremony was held at the CAPTIVATING Janzen Residence with a gorgeous draped canopy and crystal chandelier as their alter and the reception was held at The Grand on Ten ballroom in downtown Fresno and was GLOWING with candles everywhere and a Tiffany blue hued lounge, luxurious linens, florals in shades of creams and whites and crystal table chandeliers and other beautiful vintage touches.  We used colors of creams, whites, Tiffany blue and chocolate brown.  The theme was a modern-vintage party with an OLD HOLLYWOOD feel.    The best part was how much love Whitney and Josh have for eachother. (Click HERE for some additional beautiful photos from this wedding)

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{Photos courtesy of Rochelle Mort Photography}

{VENDORS: Ceremony * The Janzen Residence, Reception * The Grand on Ten, Photography * Rochelle Mort Photography, Draping & Linens * Maty’s Chair Covers, Flowers * IvyCrest Designs,  DJ * Party DJ Party, Cake *Frosted Cakery, Stationery * GalaInk, Rentals * Apropos for Flowers and Walker-Lewis Rents, Lighting * Media Solutions, Misc. Services * The Pantages Company}

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I can’t say enough NICE things about Bianca and Justin.  You might remember Bianca’s sister’s wedding this past May.  We wish they had another sister so we would have an excuse to hang out with their family and friends again!

Anyhow, Bianca and Justin are definitely an unconventional couple.  They LOVED breaking the wedding RULES and we love that!  The final theme was INDUSTRIAL meets GOTH meets ROMANCE meets GLAMOUR meets WHIMSY…all in a BARN!!!

The Industrial was the awesome light bulbs hanging from the barn ceiling, the Goth was the black linens with black centerpieces, the Romance was the candles everywhere, the GLAMOUR was the draping, the crystals and the BEJEWELED bouquet made with vintage brooches , the WHIMSY was the “theater themed” concession stand cocktail area complete with a fun photo booth.  Everything was SO THEM and SO PERFECT!

There were quite a few memorable moments too…such as ANTS getting in the brides dress, a crazy-quick TURNING of the ceremony to the reception in a record 35 minutes and an upset officiant due to the couple forgetting their marriage license.  All of these occurrences made for a night we all will not forget!

Lastly, we would be wrong NOT praising the AMAZING team of vendors.  An event like this one could not be pulled off without some of the BEST people in the industry all coming together.  A complete list of vendors are listed below, but we want to give a special shout out to Jonathan at The Pantages Company for his production work, the team at Classic Catering who helped us with the turn and the fabulous food, Jennifer at Gala Ink for her stationery work and extra pair of hands, Morgan and Vinnie at Media Solutions for their awesome lighting installations, Mimi at Apropos for Flowers for the great centerpieces and lastly Mark Janzen, the amazing photographer who captured it all in photos and laughed at us when we pulled out the RAID when the ants attacked the bride…yes, prepared Wedding Planners even have Bug Spray in their kits!

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{Photos courtesy of Mark Janzen Photography}

{VENDORS: Ceremony & Reception * Historic Harlan Ranch, Catering * Classic Catering, Photography * Mark Janzen Photography, Draping & Linens * Maty’s Chair Covers, Flowers *Apropos for Flowers,  DJ * Good Times Entertainment, Cake *Frosted Cakery, Stationery * GalaInk, Rentals * Classic Party Rentals and Walker-Lewis Rents, Lighting * Media Solutions, Misc. Services * The Pantages Company}

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Katrina and Adam really wanted to have an INTIMATE Ceremony but a LIVELY Reception. ..so we decided a TWO day wedding event would be perfect!

The Ceremony was held on Friday night at a private estate. A small gathering of family and friends watched as the couple exchanged their vows and planted a tree to symbolize their union.

A COUNTRY-CHIC reception was held the next evening at Historic Harlan Ranch. Guests dined at tables draped in pale yellow linens lined with burlap runners and topped with eclectic floral centerpieces. The 3-tier cake sat atop an antique dresser while clips of old movies where projected on a clothesline inspired movie screen.

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{Photos courtesy of Angi Welsch Photography}

{VENDORS: Reception Venue * Historic Harlan Ranch, DJ * C & H Productions, Florist * Carol Anderson Flowers, Catering * The Painted Table, Bakery * La Boulangerie French Bakery & Café, Rentals * Walker-Lewis Rents, Photography * Angi Welsch Photography, Mobile Restrooms * Crown Services}

 

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From Day One, Cassie knew exactly what she wanted for her SPECIAL day and she and Nathaniel were great in the planning process.  Their wedding took place in the lovely front and backyard of Cassie’s grandmother “Billie”.  During our first site visit, the grounds were a LONG way from completion, but come wedding day, it was ENCHANTING!

The design was CLASSIC, clean, nature-inspired and romantic accented with navy, cream, white and mossy green.  My favorite part was the MILLION candles everywhere and the awesome glow they gave off as the sun set.  The finished look was STUNNING!!!

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{Photos courtesy of Morgan James Photography}

{VENDORS: Ceremony & Reception Venue * Private Residence, Catering * Classic Catering, Invitations * Exclusive Creations, Bakery * Chiffonos, DJ * Party DJ Party, Photographer *Morgan James Photography, Linens/Draping * Maty’s Chair Covers, Florist * Brown Bunny Flowers}

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We are finally coming up for air from the INTENSE fall wedding season and will be posting a BARRAGE of event posts for your viewing pleasure! 🙂

Today we are featuring a QUAINT and LOVELY fall themed backyard wedding.  Barbara and John are the sweetest couple and had a wedding full of love from their friends and family.  We had not done an Autumn inspired event for quite some time and since we had a lengthy Summer, it was nice to feel the charm of the season.  Fall leaves, pumpkins, hay, burlap, rustic wood, oranges, browns and rust were the centerpiece of this wedding.  And the dessert table by Frosted Cakery was to die for!!! Enjoy!

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{Photos courtesy of Christi Prince}

{VENDORS: Ceremony & Reception Venue * The Prince Residence, Invitations * Exclusive Creations, Bakery * Frosted Cakery, Sound System * Party DJ Party, Photographer *Christi Prince, Linens/Draping * Maty’s Chair Covers, Rentals * Best Party Rents, Florist *Brown Bunny Flowers, Event Production * The Pantages Company, Catering * Grand Occasions}

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