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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Kaleidoscope Inn with Nicole & Ben and Disney, Big & Crazy!



                               We went back to Kaleidoscope this week with Ben and Nicole. They had that "thing", the vibe that we love to see from our Bride & Groom at any Wedding. It comes from a truly well matched, well loved couple finally seeing what all the time, money and work ads up to. Over 250 guests heaped the Love on them all night, gotta say it, they had the day they wanted. The Ceremony was in the Gardens at Kaleidoscope Inn in Nipomo, Cal. and was beautiful. A warm day with a breeze, perfect. The guests had cocktails and fun in the courtyard and then returned to the gardens where all 250+ we're seated for dinner. Afterwards, the stuff, all the dancing and all the craziness went right up to the last minute with a big send off at the front of the Victorian. I love mixing for a group that gives you back this kind of energy, Once again I'll say it, their team of vendors made a huge difference! Here are all the details......
Thank You To Nicole & Ben, Now go do the "Happily Ever After" :)

The Venue : Kaleidoscope Inn, Central Coast, Cal. www.kaleidoscopeinn.com
A Victorian B&B with remarkable gardens and a very warm personal vibe. This was big group and the crew from The venue did a great job, Thanks to Carolayne, Kevin and Kaitlin.

The Coordination : Makenzie - Family Friend and The Kaleidoscope Crew.

The Flowers : Amazing flowers by Nicolette, Festive Designs. www.festivedesignsslo.com
Another of our amazing favorites, they do a great job finding the style of The Bride and hit this one out of the park, great job Nicolette!

The Caterer : Phil's Catering www.philscatering.com
The food matters! I've worked every kind of event with this company and they're always really good. This time they out-did themselves, great service, great food and the staff was just On It. We look for the little things and refer people that go a little further for the client, they rocked it.
     
The Photography : Lynne Krizik http://imageparadigm.com/
   Lynne and her Uber team were great, we really liked the easy going style and how they do the "Just shoot it" style. Can't wait to see the images.

The Video Team : JCV Video, San luis Obispo, Ca. centralcoastvideography.com
        Jonathan is one of the rising stars we've been lucky enough to get to know. A very easy to work with Pro who's work is stunning. The Brides I've talked to about him make a point to say how great he is and We noticed that unlike so many others, He doesn't overwhelm his events. A good videographer is worth every dollar and this is s great one, book him!

The Music : DJ Bob, Phase 1 Mobile DJ www.p1dj.com
Hey wait That's Me, Woo Hoo!

The Details :
                                              Colors : Egg Plant, Lime & Champagne
                                              Theme : Mild Disney and Modern Garden
                                              The Songs :
                                                                  Prelude : Modern Classical, Vitamin String
                                                                  Bridal Party processional : Canon In D
                                                                  Brides Entrance : Traditional Bridal March
                                                                  Recessional : Good Life - One Republic
                                                                  Grand Entrance : Party Rock Anthem lmfao
                                                                  1st Dance : Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
                                                                  Father Daughter Dance : Stand By Me
                                                                  Mother / Son Dance : I hope You Dance


                                                               




Sunday, July 14, 2013

Stunner! ...Megan and Chris Got Married! incredible "Fun With Style"


         With these two, we knew this was going to be a day to remember, and SO Fun! Megan and Chris are so nice, have so much class and just made their day fun to be a part of. They had a very beautiful ceremony at See Canyon Fruit Ranch and them moved to The Historic Camp San Luis Officers Club for the reception. They also had a "Modern Romance" style reception with great list of Vendors on their team and guests who were pampered with cocktails and a wonderful meal served up by The Sea Shanty from Cayucos, Ca. The rest of the night was dancing and fun with some twists and turns along the way. I absolutely loved this event and the Day. It always starts and ends with the Bride and Groom and these two were Rock Stars from beginning to end. Thanks Chris and Megan for letting me share the day with you...
                                          And Now.... For all the wonderful details!

The Location's : Ceremony - See Canyon Fruit Ranch www.seecanyonwedding.com
This was our first time at SCFR and it was BEAUTIFUL! Very organized and well kept, Loved it.                                 Reception - Camp San Luis Obispo Officers Club -
Contact : Taffy campsanluisobispoclubs@hotmail.com
http://www.calguard.ca.gov/cslo/Pages/officer_club.aspx
           The best thing about The Officers Club is the Historical Vibe. Beautiful and able to handle large groups. For all the details reach out to Taffy.

The Caterer : Sea Shanty cayucoscarol@gmail.com
Long time local company, great food and even better service.

The Flowers : Amanda at Shell Beach Floral www.shellbeachflowers.biz

The Officiant : Pastor Patrick Darnell, St. John's Lutheran Church, Aroyo Grande, Ca.
 http://www.saintjohnsag.com/     saintjohnsag@hotmail.com
 E-Mail Patrick      
I was floored by this guy, he was so connected and so just purely honest, one of the best I've seen.

The Colors : Egg Plant, Silver & Cream.

Custom Adds : Purple up-lighting - DJ Bob - Phase 1 Mobile DJ www.p1dj.com

Photographer : Dana Hodgkins "Blessed Beyond Belief Photography"
 www.blessedbeyondbeliefphotography.com
Again, One of our absolute fav's. She is is exactly what we want and expect for our clients. Book Her!

The Music : DJ Bob - Phase 1 Mobile DJ www.p1dj.com

The Songs :             Prelude : Modern Classical - Vitamin String
                                Groom and Groomsman Entrance - "The Final Countdown" - Europe
                                Bridal party processional : "Breath of Heaven" guitar piece
                                Brides Entrance : Powerful version - "Canon In D"
                                Recessional : "I Feel Good!" James Brown
                                Grand Entrance : Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
                                Dinner Music : Lite Mix - mainstream
                                1st Dance : "If I Didn't Have You" Thompson Square
                                Father / Daughter dance :
                                "My Little Girl" T. McGraw / "My Girl" The Temptations
                                Mother / Son Dance : "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" IZ
                                Last Song : "Closing Time" - Semi Sonic








 


Mallory & Cory at Kaleidoscope Inn, July 6th


Mallory and Cory had a great Wedding at Kaleidoscope Inn on a warm Saturday afternoon in July.
We set for the reception in the Garden with 140 guests and very fun casual style. The Gardens are unreal this time of year with the Central Coast Victorian style so many Brides are shooting for this season, and every season for that matter. After the ceremony the guests were treated to a cocktail hour and Dinner. We always want the dancing to be fun, and this Event was no exception! Even with the late afternoon sun beating down on the dance floor this was a dance party from start to finish with mainstream dance, classic rock and even some country mixed in. What a blast! Thank You To Mallory and Cory for letting us be part of your day!    and now for the Details....................

The Venue : Kaleidoscope Inn, Nipomo, Ca. www.kaleidoscopeinn.com 
An original Victorian Estate House and Garden. Beautiful and personal with a BandB. 

The Colors : Ivory Black and Coral.

The Caterer : Cool Hand Luke's SM. Contact : Scott 805-928-6196 svanpelt@aol.com 

The Cake : Albertson's Bakery. 
This was a really good cake and looked amazing 

The Officiant : Larry, A Family Friend

The Photographer : Joey Broccardo : broccardophoto.com
This Orange County Photographer was terrific and very cool to work with. 

DJ / MC and Music : DJ Bob - Phase 1 Mobile DJ www.p1dj.com 
Woo Hoo!

The Songs :       Prelude : Soft Country Love Songs
                          Seating of Family : When You Say Nothing at All, Allison Krause
                          Bridal Party Processional : Canon In D 
                          Brides Entrance : Traditional Bridal March - Here Comes The Bride 
                          Recessional : OMG Usher 
                          Grand Entrance : Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
                          First Dance : My best friend - Tim McGraw
                          Father / Daughter Dance : I Loved Her First - Heartland
                          Mother / Son : Anything Like Me - Brad Paisley
                          Last Dance : Closing Time - Semi Sonic
                      





Sunday, July 7, 2013

"Fun with Style" and Wine! Elyse & Evan at Robert Hall Winery 6.29

 


 Robert Hall Winery, is with out a doubt one of the best places to have A Wedding on our Central Coast. When the Fagundes family met us at The CCB wedding fair, they were just awesome. Lots of Italian Family Fun was on the way. Elyse and Evan wanted to have "The Day" and did they ever get it. Great Food, lots of wine and a packed dance floor. "The Meritage Room" is the perfect place to stage the reception. It felt like Family, The MOB Emily is this amazing woman who helped create the format to move this crowd and she clearly brings a lot of love to  everything she does with her Family. I had a blast on that Hot day in Paso robles, Thanks to Fagundes and Jaronzyk families.
                   So, here are the Pics & Details, Great idea's, songs and all the vendors. ............






The Location : Robert Hall Winery, Paso Robles, Ca.  www.roberthallwinery.com
Site contact - Kristen  kristin@roberthallwinery.com
We've worked with Kristen many times, she's one of the best.

The Coordinator : Megan from Bella Bloom. www.bellabloomevents.com
This coordinator was just cool, great with the team of vendors and on it all night. Thanks Megan!

The Catering : Two Cooks Catering. www.twocookscateringonline.com
Good Food and the staff did a great job.

The Photography: Jane Valdes - Bella Castle
A long time friend and great Photog with her 2nd shooter Dean.

The Flowers: Flowers By Kim  www.flowersbykim.com/
One of the nicest people in the business, and her flowers speak for themselves.

The Music : DJ Bob - Phase 1 Mobile DJ. bob@p1dj.com

The Colors : Dark Red, ivory and white.

The Songs: Reception Only            
                                                  Grand Entrance - Raise Your Glass - P!nk
                                                  1st Dance - Better Together - Jack Johnson
                                                  Dinner Music - Italian standards & Rat Pack
                                                  Father Daughter - My Wish - Rascal Flats
                                                  Mother Son - Have I told You Lately - Rod Stewart
                                                  Bouquet & Garter Toss - Single ladies - Beyonce / Leave your hat on

And here are some of my own personal pictures from the day:








Friday, July 5, 2013

Bob & Kim at Cambria Pines Lodge



New Brides! ( Be sure you check out the Details and Contact info at the bottom for great idea's)
                               
Rob and Kim - June 21st.

            This couple came from San Diego and had their Destination Wedding  in Cambria. You'd think by looking at a Beautiful Garden Setting like this that is was a low key event, .....NOPE! They had their ceremony here in the Garden at Cambria Pines and it was Beautiful, but what really shined was the Couple. They we're as nice as any I've ever worked with. I Loved this event, We got to work with another of the great Photographers in our area Katie Disimone, She's a pro who makes it fun. The Lodge is awesome for events with a truly personal feel and great rooms for the guests to stay right there with cool amenities. The Reception was really fun, after a cocktail hour and Photo's on the lawn, the guests joined Rob & Kim for a wonderful plated dinner and then onto the dance floor. The room and had a cool glow Lit by the Blue Green "up lighting" we provided. Great touches of style were added to the room, like a huge table full of wonderful pies. If You're planning a Wedding, consider Cambria Pines Lodge, You'll love it. NOW....., 
          
 Here's the skinny on what they did to make it happen, 

The Location and Catering: Cambria Pines Lodge, Cambria Cal.
 800-966-6490 ......    http://www.cambriapineslodge.com
The on-sight contact was Rebecca, A total pro & who's easy to work with. rebecca@moonstonehotels.com

The Officiant : Jeroen Hoffman. Family Friend

The Photographer :  Katie DiSimone www.katiedisimone.com
Katie is so good and so fun to be around, we suggest if you can get her , Get Her. 

The Colors : Ivory and Teal 

The Pies : Linns Restaurant, Cambria Ca. YUM... Great Pies!

The Music:  DJ Bob, Phase 1 Mobile DJ www.p1dj.com .....  E-mail  bob@p1dj.com

                                       Ceremony; Bridal party - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" IZ 
                                       Brides Entrance - "Better Together" Jack Johnson
                                       Recessional - "Let My Love Open The Door" Pete Townsend
                                       1st dance - "You are The Best Thing" Ray Lamontagne
                                       Father / Daughter Dance - "Father Daughter" Paul Simon 
                                       1st Open Dance son - "Can't Hold Us" Macklemore 

Some Personal Pics prior to the event.....................