{Friday Find} Drinks to Fall In Love With

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With so many fabulous beverage ideas this fall.

We found these over at Martha Stewart Weddings and would love to sample them all this fall.

Cozy Hot Cocoa

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Delightful Mini doughnuts

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And so many more check out the post over at Martha Stewart Weddings


Be Marry, 

C & C 


{Tuesday Tip} Talk to Your DJ

Here is a simple tip to help you keep the music you like going at your reception.


Talk to your Band or DJ before the wedding to discuss whether you are okay with song requests from guests and how to handle them. You don’t want to have to deal with it the night of the wedding or worse hear a song you can not stand over and over again.


Be Marry, 


Happy 2nd Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Wells

Today marks the second anniversary for another fabulous couple.

Elegance summed up Rosemarie and Charles reception on Saturday, November 5, 2011. A wet, crisp fall day gave way to a beautiful reception with a beaming couple.

Mr. and Mrs. Wells had floor length ivory linens, ivory napkins, ivory chair covers with champagne organza sashes, and embroidered overlays with satin detail provided by All Occasion Rentals. Magnolia’s Flowers complimented the color scheme wonderfully. The flowers provided the perfect amount of color and complimented the warm colors of fall. Flowers included gorgeous roses in a warm copper tone and lush peach. Also included in the arrangements were white Lillies, white Hydrangeas, babies breath, and green foliage. The vases showcased the intertwined branches and twigs of the centerpiece and really gave it that fall feel.

Guests dined on a lavish feast that began with cocktail hour which featured: cheese and cracker, chilled jumbo shrimp, Raspberry Almond Brie, fresh fruit, and sliced salmon on a cucumber round.

Dinner included 3 salad options: baby greens with feta cheese, candied walnuts, bell tomatoes, and cranberry vinaigrette dressing, a Caesar Salad, and pasta salad with baby shrimp. Entrees included a chef carved station that featured Filet Mignon and Roasted Pork Tenderloin. Accompaniments included wild rice pilaf, seasonal fresh vegetables, sourdough rolls, and a mashed potato bar. The potato bar was the high lite of the dinner for the guests. Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Yukon Gold Potatoes were served in martini glasses with assorted toppings that included bacon bits, cheese, chives, and sour cream.

Michelle’s Bakery provided the three-tiered cake. Flavors included German Chocolate, Lemon with fresh Raspberries, and Raspberry Victorian. Two kayaks were placed on the top of the cake to incorporate the couple’s love of kayaking and outdoor sports.

DJ Benji, of VIP Events, did a wonderful job hosting the evening and kept the party rolling.

Congratulations Rosemarie and Charles on your Second Wedding Anniversary!

Be Marry,


{Friday Find} Wedding Special

Only a few left!

Get yours before they are gone.

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We just so happen to have our hands on a few of these amazing Wedding Special certificates from VIP Events and we want to share them with some local engaged couple so if you are interested in getting one of these let us know.


or leave us a message on Facebook

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These are not only adorable but that can save you some cash on your upcoming wedding.

Choose from $100 off your DJ

FREE Uplighting when you book the DJ

10% off Invitations or 15% off when you book with other services

FREE Grooms Tuxedo rental

These amazing specials are only good when booking your services by 12-31-2013

Stop by VIP Events in Canyon Lake for full details:


31568 Railroad Canyon Road

Canyon Lake, CA 92587


or online at


{Tuesday Tip} Giving a Flawless Speech

 Speech Etiquette

You have been given the opportunity to present a lovely, heartfelt, speech at a wedding and the added nerve inducing bonus of delivering it in front of all the wedding guests. Don’t be intimidated by the number of eyes staring back at you, simply embrace the opportunity and follow these simple rules to give a spectacular speech:

  •  Speak clearly

Speak precisely when delivering a speech.  This is not the time to mumble or speak to quickly. Take your time and enjoy the moment.

  • Speak Up

Guests want to hear what you have to say about the couple. If they are unable to hear you they will tune out or look to their neighbor to discuss what you may have said. Therefore, no whispering, use your outside voice.

  • Make friends with the microphone.

 Hold the microphone close to your mouth. We have seen numerous guests deliver speeches and hold the mic below audible range.  If you don’t hold the microphone close enough guests won’t be able to hear your speech.

  • Don’t wave the microphone around.

Beware hand gestured talkers. If you know you speak quite a bit with your hands make it a habit in the weeks prior to avoid doing so when delivering your speech.  If you wave the microphone around your not making friends with the microphone or the audience.

  • Make your speech heartfelt

Share a funny story or cherished moment you had with the bride or groom. Retelling a story makes you relatable to the audience and when reflecting back on the moment it will come from the heart. Sharing past experiences with the bride or groom reveals their integrity, personality, and gives the audience a glimpse into their inner circle.

  • Practice.

Practice your speech in front of the mirror or to a friend to work out any kinks. Other benefits of practicing include: receiving a second opinion, perfecting your delivery and tone, and it boosts your confidence.

Cheers to a flawless speech!

Be Marry,


Happy 2nd Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. DeYoung

Today marks the second anniversary to a fabulous couple!

Here is a little recap of their wedding.

Kelsey and Kyle were married on Friday, October 28, 2011.  The couple had their ceremony in a courtyard and decorated it beautifully. Two, white columns were placed on both sides of the altar site and were topped with lush floral arrangements. The aisle was adorned with ivory draping that was placed along the chairs and a thick line of pink rose petals that lined the aisle.

The colors for the reception were exquisite! Ivory floor length linens and chocolate brown, satin overlays were placed on the tables, complimented by gold chargers, and ivory and raspberry napkins. The floral arrangements were amazing and provided the finishing touch to the tables.  Tall vases were topped with blush hued roses, white hydrangeas, branch accents, green foliage, and surrounded by smaller vases of roses. Kelsey’s relatives did a wonderful job on the floral arrangements and decorations for the evening.

Seating arrangements were given in a fun, unique way. Each guest received two chocolate covered pretzels sticks that had their name and table number on them.

Sweet Layers created a beautiful three-tiered cake with unique designs and patterns. Flavors included chocolate with caramel butter cream swirl, red velvet with cream cheese filling, and vanilla Bean with Raspberry Bavarian.

Kelsey had been planning this day since she was little. She knew exactly what colors and decor she wanted for her wedding. We are so privileged to have helped her with her dream wedding. It was exciting to be a part of such a beautiful wedding. Congratulations Kelsey and Kyle!

We are excited to share a little more from Kelsey about what she has been up to since her wedding.

“Since my 2011 wedding I have continued to do graphic design for various clients focusing on invitation design, party decor, wedding packages and more.

Here is a shot of Kelsey & Kyle Invitation that Kelsey designed.

In June 2012 I had the pleasure of designing my sisters wedding package which included over 20 graphic arts projects (save the date, wedding invitation, rsvp card, rehearsal invitation, table cards etc..) plus a wedding cake design to match!

Here is the lovely Save the date she created for here sisters wedding.

I have created an etsy.com account where people are able to purchase digital invitation and announcement designs and print out themselves or they can request custom projects as well! I continue to update my facebook business page facebook.com/captivatingdesigns1 with current projects and pictures.”

So we want to send an extra special thank you to Kelsey & Kyle for letting us be a part of their big day, congratulations to Kelsey for starting here own business! and most of all Happy Anniversary!  

Be Marry,


{Friday Find} Fall In Love

We Love, love, love fall and the cooler weather (not much cooler yet here in Southern California) and had to share these great fall ideas from Hostess with the Mostess.

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Here is the link to check out all the fun and festive l fall ideas.



Be Marry, 

C & C