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Wedding Wednesday: Alter Gazebos

Anyway who knows me knows that I am a sucker for a gazebo. Seriously, I sometimes I drive around Dallas just to look at all the beautiful parks with stunning gazebos! So today I am celebrating the end of wedding season with a look back at some beautiful alter gazebos from Pinterest :) enjoy

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Gazebo Pictures from (in order of appearance): Pelican Hill ; FabYouBliss ; Occasions by Shangria-la ; French Wedding Style ; Project Wedding

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Repost: The 4 C’s of Diamond Engagement Ring Shopping

diamond engagement ring shopping tips

Photos from 4 diamonds. Stop by there more details on the four C’s.

Engagement ring shopping? Here are a few questions to ask the jewelers.

1. What is the jewelers exchange/return policy? It is good to have a back-up plan just in case your fiancee (or you) wants to exchange her ring. This is especially important if you aren’t going engagement ring shopping together and plan on totally surprising her with your ring pick.

2. Ask to view your diamond under their microscope, so you can see any and all blemishes. This will help you compare and understand the clarity (one of the 4 C’s) of the diamond so you make the best decision.

3. Does the jeweler offer custom ring designs if you already have your diamond? Some jewelers, such as Tiffany & Co., have brilliant, quality diamonds but do not offer any customization of rings. Therefore, if you already have the diamond look for family-owned jewelry stores who specialize in custom settings.

4. What are you options for payment? Every store has a different payment policy so do not assume, ask.

5. Who does the appraisal? Many jewelers require you go through them for the appraisal. Therefore, if you want to go elsewhere, double check their policy. After you get your appraisal, make sure you get the ring insured as soon as possible.

6. Get the ring insured! You don’t need to ask the jewelers because you can do this through your own bank but it’s SOOO important to get her engagement ring insured.

I hope this makes ring shopping a little less stressful and a little more enjoyable. These are just a few items to address. A Feel free to email us or comment below if you have a good question/suggestion for our soon-to-be engaged couples. Have fun finding that perfect fit!

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Disney’s Aladdin Marriage Proposal in Orlando by The Yes Girls Events

Karina loves Disney and her favorite movie is Aladdin! So for vacation, Alvaro whisked her from Mexico City all the way to Orlando, Florida for a romantic Disney World trip! Alvaro knew that he wanted to incorporate Karin’s love for Aladdin and “Arabian Nights” into his proposal, but didn’t quite know how. Together with our incredible florist, we created an Aladdin canopy at the couple’s hotel! From the royal colors, to the hanging crystals, to the custom headpiece, Karina was sure to feel just like Jasmine!

As soon as the couple checked into their hotel, Alvaro snuck out of the room. Then Karina received a delivery of her favorite movie and a note inviting her to the pool area! When she arrived she found this gorgeous set up and another note telling her to rub the magic lamp for all her dreams to come true! As soon as she did, smoke filled the canopy and Alvaro magically appeared to propose!

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Vendor Love:

Marriage Proposal Planning: The Yes Girls Events

Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes Orlando

Florals & Rentals: Enchanted Flowers Longwood

Photography: Ashley Jane Photography

Videography (coming soon!): Key Moments Films

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Wedding Welcome Bags

Are you in the middle of planning your big day and thinking about what to put in wedding welcome bags? Well here is the cheat sheet for you! From personalized items, to the free things at your local Visitors Bureau, ideas for your out of town wedding guests and step-by-step on how to get it all together in time for the big day!

First and foremost, pick a theme! If your wedding is a beach destination wedding, then make things in the soft pastel colors. If your reception is in your parents backyard, then you can add a “down home feel” to your bag with treats you and your fiancé enjoyed browning up!

Second, plan expenses! If you are at your max budget already, then this is probably a good place to either focus on the DIYs, or nix the expense all together (especially if you’re giving favors at your reception). Decide which items you’re going to do make on your own, and which you’ll buy online and splurge on in advance!

Third, pack it! don’t just throw a bunch of random things into a paper bag and call it a day; take time to arrange the items and make it visually appealing.

  • personalized water bottles: Super easy to buy water bottle labels at any office supply store, and then create something with your wedding monogram or hashtag on your computer! Printing off about 80 water bottles will cost under $30!
  • games or coloring books for kids: If your wedding is kid-friendly you can buy an inexpensive coloring book and box of crayons from the dollar store and stick it in the rooms with kiddos! Plus, they can bring these to the reception for some entertainment while their parents dance the night away.
  • itinerary / schedule: Give your guests the timeline for the weekend. If there are dinners or cocktail hours that they are invited to, make sure they know the time and location for each!
  • things to do in _____: Wherever your wedding is, be proud of the space! You can pick up some maps and brochures are your local Visitors Bureau and add those to your bags. For an extra special touch you can leave a little note with a list of your favorite restaurants, museums, parks, etc! That way your guests can really get a feeling for what you and your fiancé like to do on a regular basis.
  • snacks: This is a fun place to try and stay local! Grab some locally grown produce or nut mixes at your neighborhood farmer’s market. If your guests are adults, you can add in some locally produced wine (or get the mini, airplane size bottles for added costs effectiveness). Or, if you are a baker you can throw in a little TLC with homemade cookies!
  • do not disturb sign: You know you’ve seen them on Pinterest, and this is another easy and cheap DIY for your welcome baskets! Print off some cute and personalized “Do Not Disturb” signs on contraction paper from your computer and then cut a hole in the top that’s large enough for the doorknobs.
  • thank you note: This is the most important piece to this bag. Your guests have come from all over to spend this one special day with you and it is so important that you recognize the effort and energy they have put into this. Make sure to thank you guests for coming out to celebrate your union!

Wedding Welcome Baskets for Out of Town Guests

Image Credits: Do Not Disturb (etsy); Personalized Water Labels (etsy); Wedding Weekend (StyleMePretty)

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2014 Celebrity Weddings

Which 2014 celebrity wedding is more your style? Nick Carter’s lavish outdoor Santa Barbara ceremony on the coast of California or Today Show co-host, Savannah Guthrie’s, in her warm hometown of Tucson, AZ? I have to say I was pretty obsessed with the chandeliers, color palette and the variety of ceremony furniture at Sean and Catherine Lowe’s wedding. It was pretty phenomenal. Here are a few celebrity weddings from the US Weekly list.

Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt

“The Backstreet Boy married Kitt in Santa Barbara on April 12.”

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Savannah Guthrie and Mike Feldman

“The Today Show co-host married the communications strategist on March 15—and announced she was four months pregnant with the couple’s first child! The two said “I do” near her hometown of Tucson, Ariz.”

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Jamie Lynn Spears and Jamie Watson

“Britney Spears’ younger sister tied the knot with boyfriend Jamie Watson in New Orleans, LA, on March 14.”

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Alexa Vega and Carlos Pena, Jr.

“Actress and Big Time Rush singer said “I do” in a romantic ceremony in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Jan. 4.”

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Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudice

“Bachelor bliss! The Season 17 stars married in the franchise’s first-ever live TV wedding at the Four Seasons resort The Biltmore in Santa Barbara on Jan. 26.”

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Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star said “I do” to boyfriend Todd Tucker on April 4.”

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For more celebrity weddings and styles, check out US Weekly Magazine.

 

 

 

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Best Restaurants with a View in Orange County

Are you looking for a romantic date night in Orange County? Making your date night jar and need a suggestion for places to go out for a nice dinner? Well we have the list! Here are some of our favorite restaurants with outstanding ocean views:

3-Thirty-3

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The Rooftop

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21 Oceanfront

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Duke’s Huntington Beach

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Coliseum at Pelican Hill

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[All images from Locale]

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San Diego Surprise Flash Mob Proposal Video

Lahn thought Bill was out of town on business. Little did she know when her and her friends went to lunch and shopping at Balboa Park in San Diego that it would end in a fun and romantic marriage proposal! She literally had NO IDEA that she in fact thought the flash mob was for someone else and felt bad she was in their way. You’ll see the whole surprise proposal unfold and how shocked she was which is EXACTLY what Bill was hoping for! What an incredibly gorgeous couple and a memorable way to start a new journey amongst cool dance moves and their closest friends! Check out there marriage proposal video…

 

Vendors:

Videography: Boffo Video

Proposal Planning: The Yes Girls

Flash Mob Dancers: BookAFlashMob.com

Choreographer: Peter Kalvis with PGK Dance Project

 

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Wedding Wednesday: Brides Tell All

past bride tips and tricks for creating the perfect wedding day

Today our bridal tips and tricks are from Kendall, one of our Orange County Yes Girls! Kendall and Tommy got married 2011 at Parker Ranch in Trabuco Canyon, CA.

RECOMMENDATION: 

Remember to ask for help! If you can’t afford a wedding planner for the whole planning process, definitely look into Day Of Coordination. The last thing any bride needs to be thinking about on her big day is if the cake was delivered on-time and if all the centerpieces are set up! Also, remember that your family and friends love you and in their support, most of them will be willing to help with the DIYs leading up to the big day. You can even make a fun date out of it, grab some pizza and put some good tunes on, then get crafting with your girls :)

REGRET:

My biggest regret would be not getting a plate of all our deserts for the hotel later. We were starving after all the festivities and there was a lot of food that we didn’t even get a chance to try! So definitely recommend asking that coordinator to grab a plate of all the food, especially desserts, to put in the get away car!

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