The Certainty Of Love
In a year of all things uncertain, the love between these two was something absolute. I have expressed to everyone who would listen that I have enjoyed working with them immensely. Haley and I are optimists who held out hope for a full on large wedding day until we absolutely had to switch gears. I have to say that I was very impressed with Haley and Landon as they navigated a way to enjoy a small ceremony with their family. I cannot even tell you how many hoops we all had to jump through but we made it! When this beautiful day arrived and I was able to spend a very small private day with this family, I was overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. Unlike a large event, I was able to talk at length with and get to know each of them as we readied for the intimate ceremony on the beautiful bluff at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, Ca. It was the last event of the year for me and it was something personally, very special. Thank you Haley and Landon for including me in this beautiful day. It meant a lot to be a witness to that very wonderful day. Here's to a 2021 that see's us partying in June with all of your loved ones!
Thank you Candice Marie Photography for capturing the day beautifully!
We had the extreme pleasure of working with Meagan and Nathan last year. I especially enjoyed working with Meagan's mom Allison. We formed a friendship as we planned as mothers who want the best for our daughters. She wanted to assure the Meagan had everything just as she envisioned. Nathan had an equally sweet mom, she had such love for him as we planned. This couple had an adventurous heart for the outdoors and Yosemite was the perfect backdrop for their celebration.
We had an evening of fun activities that included games at the tables as they arrived, a smores bar, a very fun sign in and photo area. It was just an all around great day!
I couldn't do any of this without my wonderful team and a stellar collection of creative business partners that make it all come to life. We had the perfect photographer on site to capture the day as only he can, thank you Derek Lapsley. You know I love that eye of yours that gives each client a forever memory of very special moments. On this beautiful day we had the pleasure of creating al of this at Yosemite Chapel and Tenaya Lodge. The creative team at Sweet Dreams Cake & Flowers on site to create the beautiful floral pieces and a stunning cake. Thank you so much for all you guys do as we work together and bring it all together in the end. It was a beautiful day!
This was a wonderful day. It was wonderful because this entire family just loves each other, they were so excited to be together on this day. These two are sensational together and I feel very privileged to have been a part of this special day. From the beginning with these two, every detail was about a great experience for their loved ones. When the big wedding day arrived it was very clear that this family had been united as one since they all met. There were grandchildren present and two more arriving shortly which made the day even more special.
Let me start off by talking about our wonderful photographer and her team from Lisa DeNeffe Photography. This team captured every moment perfectly and let me tell you that they were all over the place and seemed to be invisible as they worked. They really are a special team of professionals. We celebrated the day at the beautiful Los Altos Country Club which is a stunning setting all on it's own. We worked with Jenna on staff who made the day such a pleasure. The flowers were created by a wonderful friend Christine which we thought were stunning. We had great music all night from Spanish Beats and Phil n' The Blanks. Good thing because this group could dance and Phil n' The Blanks kept them up all night! The delicious cake was none other than Icing On The Cake which always delivers the delicious and beautiful for us. The day was just fantastic thanks to a hard working team all around and two very special clients. To each and every person who worked at our sides, we give you thanks. Thank you Lori and Skip for a wonderful experience.
This year the pace to complete a fully booked schedule just about did us in with travel and details, this was also our most rewarding season to date. From the moment I met Nicole and Michael there was no doubt that these two shared an incredible connection. They came to me asking for a wedding that would be about family and friends in an intimate setting. Nicole and I trekked up and down the state looking for the perfect place for a weekend family event not just a wedding space. We knew the moment we walked into High Ridge Manor that we had found the perfect space for a great weekend of family and some shenanigans. When the day arrived and we found our way onsite we were greeted by family and friends who jumped in and worked at our sides to create a very special day. It was truly a pleasure laughing, talking and getting to know them as we brought to life everything Nicole and I had dreamed up. Every detail of this day was made by Nicole, Michael and their friends which they then trucked over to the location. They truly wanted this day to be about who they really are. These two also decided they did not want a standard sit down meal but a food truck that catered to foodies, Haute Skillet did not disappoint. I have never had a wedding served so fast with an amazing selection of food, it was truly one of the best meals I have been served at a wedding. The day was captured by Simple Joie Photography who always captures the intimate details of the day beautifully.
We are now into Fall season and finally able to take a moment to start reviewing our Summer weddings to eflect on the joy of each event. This particular day was filled with so much love, laughter and sincerity. Thank you Nicole and Michael for sharing your day and your loved ones with us, it was truly a blessing to us.
I have now coordinated a few events for this wonderful family and I was very excited to be a part of Brandi's wedding festivities. She wanted a setting with bright colors to include a rich purple. Thanks to The Linen Shoppe, Light Up The Walls and Simply Flowers, we were able to create just that. This event was held at the wonderful Lime Lite Restaurant where we were served delicious creations all afternoon. This patio was transformed by The Linen Shoppe's stunning velvet purple linens, pink napkins, lovely draping set the stage for the event's design. Light Up The Walls provided the music and lighting. The flowers which were the star of the day were created by the fabulous team at Simply Flowers. What you cannot see and we loved were the fabulous invitations created by Scribbles along with the menu's and gift tags. They create the most personal and creative paper creations for our events! The bride wanted an ice cream bar which my staff loved creating and serving. The guests had a wonderful time enjoying the games, food and great conversation. I have to say, this family allows me to create fun into every event. After not only coordinating but also attending their events I can say without a doubt that they are the best hosts. Thank you for allowing Eclectic Affairs to create this beautiful day with you ladies. As always, ,y sincere thanks to my staff and our wonderful vendors. This was all captured in photos by the wonderful Michelle from She Breathes Studios.
Last year I had the pleasure of helping Brittney and Michael plan a wedding day that was truly all about family. They wanted to gather the people they loved and who loved them together to share a very special moment in their lives, that truly was the focal point of the day. I truly enjoyed getting to know their families and working together in creating each piece of the day. I had met Brittney as a bridesmaid at a wedding we had coordinated the year before with Nia and Evan. I noticed how caring she was with Nia that day and thought to myself that she truly was there to help Nia enjoy her day. Truly, this entire group of gals are wonderful together. I was very happy to then get the chance to work with Brittney to make her day special. I would like to thank her parents for welcoming us into their home to create and shape the day. They worked tirelessly for months to ensure their property was ready to welcome guests and be a spectacular backdrop for this special day. These two families truly love and care for each other and it was beautiful to watch them become one.
Thank you to my team for working to set the stage top to bottom this day with a special shout out to Vivian for staying the entire day with me to create the centerpieces and so many details. Thank you to each and every vendor onsite that day who made the vision a reality for this lovely couple. Thank you Michael and Brittney for inviting me along for this part of your journey, many blessings to you both.
Photography: Rees Photography
Floral: Simply Flowers
Linens: The Linen Shoppe
Rentals: Best Party & Event Rentals
Bridal Attire: Madeline's Bridal Boutique
Groom & Groomsman Attire: Pat's Tuxedo
Emcee & DJ: ITC Entertainemnt
Wedding Cake: Eddie's Bakery
The Wilkinson Wedding
This day was a beautiful one in the midst of a lot of bad weather which we fretted over for weeks. We were very excited to work with this family, they had poured so much time and hard work into creating the day. We had the pleasure of meeting Andreea and her sister Christina back in the Winter months to talk about how we could help since they were both getting married with months of each other. Well wow I thought, this is going to be an adventure. It was, a very good one. I was able to spend time getting to know their parents, talking about weddings but also life in general which I loved. The day came and the weather still held the chance of rain but as we set up this beautiful day the weather gave us a spectacular backdrop at this beautiful estate to create the day.
We had wonderful vendors and two very creative sister which made creating the setting a pleasure. The beautiful flowers are from Rosie's Flower Shop, the Cake from the magicians at Frosted Cakery and our blingy linens from our favorite team over at The Linen Shoppe. We were able to relax and party to great music thanks to the awesome Sal Cortez from Bliss Events Group and our delicious dinner was from Bulldog Catering.
It was a beautiful day with beautiful families at a beautiful estate. Every beautiful detail was captured in these photos by Lina Ryann Photography and the wonderful video Jeffrey Cook Videography. A special, genuine thanks to you both. It was truly a pleasure...
_I have planned just about every size and type of event you can imagine. Along the way my talents as a caterer and baker have integrated into my business as well. I have shared my love of great meals and desserts by teaching small groups in evening dinner parties. I am passionate about every piece of my business and the happiness of my clients.
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