{Real Wedding Decorations} Michelle & Todd

Michelle and Todd were married in a sweet  ceremony in the courtyard location at Menifee Lakes Country Club followed by a quant reception in the Main Ballroom on Saturday June 23rd, 2012.

The couple was surrounded by their closest friends and family and this bride added many personal touched thoughout the evening.  We loved how personl everything was from the custom guestbook created with engagement photographs.

Simple yet stunning purple and blue arrangments lined the aisle  giving it a lush and colorful touch.

The reception was decorated in blacks and white giving the room a crisp clean and classy feel.

The couple added a lovely Bride and Groom Sign to their sweet heart table.

THey also go to preview the great custom logo “gobo” before the reception began.

The Cake was a simple and sweet , with a sweet and simple topper.

The couple ended the night with a wonderful grand exit with sparklers for all the guests.

Congratulation to Michelle & Todd

and thank you to Carolyn Burnham Photography for sharing the amazing photos!

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{Friday Find} Don’t Let Your Wedding Guests Get Lost

This is so true follow the link below to read the full article  written by Lauren over at Every Last Detail.  We can’t agree more about why you should always put your escort cards in alphabetical order.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1VoBli/everylastdetailblog.com/2012/09/06/thursday-tips-why-alphabetical-order-is-so-important/

Be Marry, 

C & C 

{Tuesday Tip} 10 Biggest Things Brides Forget

This Tip comes from Brides.com.au, which is the Australian Brides.com site and don’t let that throw you off all these things still apply to U.S Brides.

 

With all the planning you’re doing right now, it’s hard to imagine there’s any detail you haven’t thought of, but trust us, there are certain to-dos that somehow never make it to the list. Here are the top ones we hear about all the time.

Making post-wedding plans

We’re not talking about the honeymoon here (who would forget to plan that?). We mean you need to decide what you’re doing immediately after your wedding. If you don’t want the party to end with the last dance, you should pick a late-night spot in or near one of the guest hotels. If privacy isn’t all that important, book your wedding night room in the same hotel as your guests. If you just want to get to bed, we strongly suggest you book a room elsewhere.

Bringing your overnight bag

If you’re allowed to check into your hotel room early—and you don’t personally need to be there to officially check in— pick someone to drop your overnight bag at your hotel before your ceremony starts.

Picking someone to take your things home after the reception

Your gifts, mementos (think toasting flutes, cake topper, unity candle and guest book) and any leftover food, booze or cake need a trusty escort to get them home. Choose a person and let them know about their responsibility.

Deciding where everything goes

Besides planning where all of your guests sit, you need to figure out where you’ll put programs, escort and place cards, menus (if you’re having them.)

Decorating the other areas

Of course, no guest will walk out of your wedding if the bathrooms and cocktail bar are left bare. But with all the energy that’s put into dressing up the reception and ceremony spaces, you might want to put in the small extra effort to give these spots the décor they deserve. A few candles will work.

Buying gifts for the wedding party

When gifts are constantly coming to your door, it’s hard to remember that you also need to dole some out! So who makes it on the gift list? Everyone who plays a role in your day—yes, your parents and future in-laws, too.

Choosing how to gather the gifts

There are three times when guests are likely to thrust gifts at you: while they’re in the receiving line, during your table visits and when they leave for the night.

Figuring out your day-after plans

If you’re leaving for your honeymoon straight from your hotel, make advance arrangements for a car service to take you from the hotel to the airport, and be sure you bring any luggage you want with you on your trip (and a passport if you need it).

Bringing the legal documents

Signing your marriage certificate after the wedding ceremony is one of the most important aspects of your day; after all, it officialises the reason you threw a wedding in the first place! After all the hours of planning, you’re probably more focused on the party afterwards than the legal side of your nuptials, but without the paperwork, all the stress and money spent will be for nothing.

Making and confirming itineraries

Check in with every single supplier, from the limo driver to the linen rental company, one week before your wedding. Many of your pros will beat you to it, so be ready to go over times and locations whenever you get a call. Send out agendas to your bridesmaids and groomsmen, too—how else will they know what time you’re taking photos? If someone in the bridal party is notorious for being late, start their schedule half an hour early just in case.

 

 

To view the full post use the link below:

http://theknot.ninemsn.com.au/wedding-planning/wedding-planning-wedding-planning/essential-tips/10-biggest-things-brides-forget

Be Marry, 

C&C