{Vendor Love} Andrea’s Photography

Today we want to share with you a visual display from Andrea’s Photography, a wonderful photographer that has worked with us for years.

 If you would like more information you can reach her at:




{Tuesday Tip} Shots

If you are getting married in the winter(or anytime close to flu season), consider getting a flu shot.

A flu shot may make you may feel achy or tired a day or two after the shot so plan ahead so it wont have you down before your big day. That way you can enjoy your wedding and first days as husband and wife. We have seen countless couples that end up sick on the honeymoon so try to avoid this with a flu shot scheduled early.

{Photo By: Andrea’s Photography}

Be Marry, 

C & C 

Bridal Show 2012 Recap

It has been a little over a month since our annual Bridal Showcase and we can’t thank everyone enough for helping make it such a success. Thank you to all the amazing vendors who participated, the beautiful models from the fashion show, and of course all the brides, families, and friends who came to the show.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 

Bridal Showcase

We hope you will join us next year for our 5th annual

Bridal Showcase 

Here is a collection of amazing photos taken from the bridal showcase. Thank you to everyone for sharing them, especially Justin Critz from Justin Critz photography and Nicole from Andrea’s Photography.

Some of  Sky Couture’s amazing dresses and all the ladies who did a fabulous job modeling them.

VIP Events for the tuxedos and of course the gentlemen that wore them.

Thank you to All Occasion Rentals for the amazing overlays, centerpieces,  and bouquets for the fashion show.

Sweet Creations By Judy for the fun Popcorn and candy display.

The FotoBox and their amazing photo booth.

The wonderful bakeries, Sweet Layers, Bo Cakes and Tasteful Cakes and all the cake samples.

The amazing photographers from Pesiri Photo, Imagery Concepts Photography and Andrea’s photography.

Yaneth and Company for the wonderful accessories.

 The gentlemen at Temecula Valley Floral and the amazing bouquets for the Fashion Show.

The fabulous staff from Bellezza Salon who did all the hair and makeup for the Bridal show.

The amazing travel agencies, Pastor Charlie, Reverend Judy and ladies from Mary Kay and all the other vendors who made this day possible.

{Wedding Story} Proffitt Wedding

Jamie and Brad Proffitt were married on October 9, 2011 and had a gorgeous, chic, intimate, ceremony and reception at Menifee Lakes Country Club. We featured their amazing wedding in our Real Decoration Feature and fell in love with the flowers Jamie created herself. You can view the Real Wedding Post here:


Mr. and Mrs. Proffitt have quickly become our picture perfect couple, quite literally. Their photos are featured on our bridal postcards, advertisements, and on our website. They have been so gracious to let us share their wedding photos and we know have the honor of sharing their personal wedding story. It brought tears to Christa’s eyes and goes to show that first, true love is real and can stand the test of time.

Once upon a time. . . 

How did you meet?

Brad and I met in the first grade, where we attended private school together. He had a huge crush on me then until he left in the third grade. Through the years we came in contact a few times, but really reconnected in October 2010 through a women’s Bible study class his mom, Debbie and I were in together. She tells everyone how she picked me for her son and prayed that Brad and would get together. As we now know her prayers are very powerful!

Describe the proposal.

We went to a resort in Palm Springs with some of our family members for my 32nd birthday. That Saturday, July 16th, as I was getting ready to go to dinner Brad took his two sons, Cylis and Colton, to his sister’s room then came back to get me for dinner. As we walked out of our room and down the stairs our family members were holding signs Brad’s sister Brianna had made that read, “Jamie, will you marry me?” The boy’s held a “u” and an “s” for “us”. Brad got down on one knee holding the ring and asked me. I said, “Yes! Yes! Yes!”

Your Fairy tale Come True. . . 

What personal touches did you incorporate into your wedding?

The whole wedding was all about love and family. Family is the most important thing to both Brad and I, so it was very important that message came through as well as our love for each other and our two boys. Also, my grandfather and Brad’s uncle passed away several years ago and both men played a huge role in our lives growing up. I wanted to do something special in remembrance, so I made little tiny, photo frames with their pictures pinned with a ribbon for each family member to wear. Mine was on my bouquet and Brad’s on his boutonierre.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?

There were so many memorable moments but I think everyone would agree that when I said my vows to Brad’s boys, Cylis and Colton there wasn’t a dry eye in the place. I love them as my own and it was important that they know my promise is to them as well. They were so excited that we got “married”.

What menu did you choose?

We chose the Italian menu. Brad’s part Italian and it happens to be my favorite type of food.

Describe your cake.

We chose cupcakes! Since our wedding was all about family and there are a lot of little ones, we wanted something the kids would really enjoy. Just so happens that they looked fabulous on the cake tree I bought.

What flowers did you use?

I did all of the flowers myself with the help of my mom, sister, Brad’s sister, Brianna, and my best friends Kelly and Jenn. I was so excited with how they turned out. I wanted a very vibrant, romantic yet wild arrangement.

What was your something blue, borrowed, old, new?

I did not necessarily adhere to certain traditions.

Describe your shoes.

Sparkle! Sparkle! Sparkle! Everyone that knows me knows that I love sparkle.

What accessories did you wear?

Understated accessories. Pearls and sparkle to highlight the dress.

Describe your dress.

Lacy, fitted, vintage! I love, love, loved my dress! I felt very old Hollywood glamorous!

What were the highlights of the ceremony?

Again, my vows to the boys.

Did you have a theme for your ceremony or reception?

Vintage, old world glamour!

Your Happily Ever After . . .

We are so thankful to Menifee Lakes for helping us to have the perfect day. We are beyond flattered that you have chosen to use our photos for advertisements. Our intention was to have a small elegant, intimate wedding, but it was so much more. And the marriage and new family we have created together have been such a blessing.

{Tuesday Tip} Wedding Day Poses


How exactly do you pose for photos on your wedding day? They say to be yourself, but what if you freeze up and don’t know exactly what to do after you have a photographer following you throughout the day?


Ladies and gentleman, Martha Stewart has you covered. She has enlisted a few tid bits and ideas on how to loosen up in front of the camera. We have attached the link below, but wanted to share photos of are favorite ideas in action with photographs from Imagery Concepts, Tiana Marie, and Andrea’s Photography, all who have photographed weddings here




Our favorite ideas


Make your photos random.

You want to look like a real, interactive couple.



Get Moving.  When photographers photograph couples walking on the course it’s always makes for lovely photos.







Hold the bouquet with one hand.

This pose makes for a sassy, casual, photo. Not only does it show off your beautiful bouquet but you get a full, detailed, shot of your gown.




Be Marry, 


Thank you to all the Vendors and Brides

A huge THANK YOU goes out to all the vendors who made the Bridal Showcase such a success.

All Occasion Rentals



Andrea’s Photography



Bellezza Salon



Bo Cakes



First Class Travel


The Fotobox



Heaven Scent Flowers and Gifts



Imagery Concepts



Mary Kay Cosmetics

Ana Solomon (951) 210-4534


Pastor Charlie Thorn



Pesiri Photos



Reverend Judy DeMarco



San Diego Style Wedding Magazine


Sky Couture

(951) 698-9150


Sweet Creations by Judy



Sweet Layers



Tasteful Cakes




Erik Schultz



Travel by Cheryl

(951) 693-4702

VIP Events



Yaneth and Company


A huge thank you to all the Models for doing an amazing job showing off the dresses, accessories, and Tuxedos for the fashion Show.

A huge Thank you to all the future Brides and grooms for coming out to the Bridal Show.

Thank you to everyone who made this day possible and we will have a full post on the Bridal Showcase jam-packed with photos.  If we haven’t said it enough thank you, thank you, thank you!

Be Marry 


Countdown to the Bridal Showcase {Vendor Love} Andrea’s Photography

Today we want to share with you a visual display from Andrea’s Photography, a wonderful photographer that has worked with us for years.


Andrea from Andrea’s Photography will be at the Bridal Showcase this Saturday February 25th, 2012. If you would like more information you can reach her at: