Friday, September 4, 2009

Meredith and Travis 8/15/2009














Meredith and Travis such a sweet couple...I loved our initial meeting and then they were so great being that their wedding was only a week before my daughter Megan's wedding and well I was a busy girl! But their day came first and I loved the colors and her old fashion bouquet! We worked with awesome photographers Derek Photography who provided me with the pictures and slide show below. http://www.derkphoto.com/ Go check out their amazing work!


Wedding was at a Catholic Church in Newport Beach and the lovely reception was at the Bahia Corinthians Yhact Club!

Meredith and Travis...The Flowers











Meredith and Travis 8/15/2009 Video Blog

videoThis is Meredith and Travis! They are the sweetest couple! I also got to stay for this one and watch the Catholic Mass Ceremony....something I don't get to do often and is always special to actually see the wedding ceremony!
This is my first time downloading a video...courtesey of Derek Photography. More on them in a minute...lets see how this goes!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Megan Gets Married Part 2 .....DETAILS AND THANKYOUS!


This day was a TEAM EFFORT! We had some wonderful details and so much fun and I can't wait to show more but for now I want to thank some pretty special people!
First Dom did all the graphics and print work... save the dates, invitations, cds, programs... oh yeah he was the groom too! http://www.dommacaluso.com/ for more of his work. And Doms parents Pat and Dominic for their contributions to the day!
Then Mark my amazing husband. You should have seen the look when we asked him to build 35 white wood benches that would be used for 40 minutes! But he did, as he would do anything for his girls. And they were incredible! So if you need benches for an event....call me :-)
Darcie King of Joyful Weddings and Events, oh I cannot say enough about the girl I met as a young child to see her grow up into a beautiful woman. Friend and College roomate of Megans. She was our coordinator/planner and WOW did I end up needing her and her expertise. Wasn't a huge supporter of the Wedding Coordinator before but I AM NOW! Go to http://www.joyfulweddingsandevents.com/ to see more of their amazing work and attention to detail! And Debbie, Darcie's mom who has supported me and helped me from the beginning of Megan's Garden! Dr. Don too!
CUPCAKES....OH HOW WE LOVE OUR CUPCAKES! Stacia they were delicious and you were generous and delightful. I hope to send some of my Brides your way and I am sooo craving an Ice Cream filled cupcake! http://www.frostedcupcakery.com/
The Taco Guy....don't know much about him but they were soooo good! 310.753.2921 Salvatore.
And Photography....this is my favorite thing as many of you know. And I wanted to pick the photographer for Megan and Dom's Wedding....but they had friends that were photographers...you know how that can go...but I went to their website and was impressed! Then saw the engagement sessions photos and was more than excited to have them be a part of the big day and they were awesome and as we get to see a taste of the amazing wedding day photos I can hardly contain myself wanting more! Gabriel and Carly you guys rocked! Please visit their site http://www.gabrielryan.net/ to see more of their work and of Megan and Dom.
Family is the most important thing to me and mine is well mine! So knowing this will make for a long post here I go! My talented sister in law Diane, she did all the calligraphy for the invitations and escort cards and then helped with all the details that day and so much more. Mike, Marks brother helped with benches, loading, unloading, loading again...bonfire etc. Tim Moyer, Mark's cousin who performed the Father/Daughter dance song...thank you for sharing your talent..wish we could have had more music! http://www.timmoyer.com/ where there is more there!
Alicia, Becky and Brittany for the Hair and Make Up. Travis and Alyssa, Gary and Jennifer with all sorts of things that day, especially when it was time to clean up. My cousin Ron went above cousin duties and loaded, unloaded , loaded agan and added his catering/bartending experience to the weekend. Sarah, Kelsey, Heidi and Makena did childcare and the parents loved you guys!
My sister Wendy made the Yummy Wedding Cake and had all 3 of her kids in the wedding and Kyle her husband performed the moving ceremony. Chris my brother in law also a repeat loader and truck driver and then Devon my sister and faithful partner in this crazy business. I could not do what I do without her! Justin, Kristin, MaryKate and Krissy....what great kids I have and how they love their sister! And My Mom Mary....she helped and helped and helped and we cannot get away with what we get away with without her! I love you all!

Megan Gets Married Part 1


So it happened!
Megan and Dom got married!
After 6 months of praying, preparing and paying :) The day came and it was a gorgeous day...after a series of cloudy days not common in August in So Cal. The sun broke through! A busy weekend to be sure, Friday was the Rehearsal Dinner, a great BBQ and Bonfire at Doheny Beach with family and friends. The perfect way to spend my Birthday!
Saturday was all about the work...flowers, details, benches, trucks and family and friends that we could not have done without! And after little sleep we headed into Sunday...The Day! With the truck loaded with 35 hand made benches by Mark and tons of other stuff and the flowers we headed down to the Ole Hanson Beach Club for the day and night! More to come...
PHOTO BY GABRIEL RYAN PHOTOGRAPY http://www.gabrielryan.net/ for more pictures!