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Elegant Emerald Green Wedding Details

This is a lovely little article by Sarah Pierce featured on MyWedding.com

Emerald Green can such a classy beginning of spring look or late summer towards autumn.








Beach Wedding Ideas

Bauier's Wedding, Big Corona Beach, CA

        After the engagement buzz softens, now onto the planning.

        Remember less is more many times. You may master keeping things as simple as possible yet, this  doesn't necessarily eliminate the possibility of you feeling overwhelmed during these next few months of planning and executing your wants and desires.

       Below are some 2017 Beach Wedding Ideas in hopes of helping you on your journey, (please enjoy this awesome journey):

Engaged now onto the "Dress"

First and foremost, congratulations on your engagement, now onto the planning. There is the venue, the guest list, decorations, wedding party and more. Yet, for every bride there comes the real time decision regarding the "dress".

Our time is short, our lives are busy, yet every bride to be knows when she walks down that aisle all eyes are on her and the "dress".

I've attached a few suggested sites which could help with your search for the perfect dress for "you" and your bridesmaids:

Beach Style Wedding Dress





Weddings on the beach here in Southern California are throughout the year because weather always permits for a lovely morning rise, late afternoon breeze and evening sunsets (especially in the autumn and fall times) which add to your perfect day.

Recently officiated a beach wedding in Dana Point in the evening.

Beach weddings can be some of the simplest, affordable and yet elegant wedding in my experience.

I will post pictures soon.

Meanwhile, in this post I wish to focus of wedding dresses that lend themselves nicely to beach weddings.

Beach Wedding Locations

Our southern West  Coast Beaches are saught after by many for their wedding destinations. Throughout the years I have had the honor and pleasure working with many couples coming here from out of the area and state. This page is dedicated to your commonly asked question when trying to plan a beach wedding.

When deciding on a beach wedding keep in mind there can be permit cost involved and usually a limitation of how many people can be in attendance.

If you are planning a small and intimate wedding there are numerous coves and location you can be married at without permit costs.

Officiant 101

Officiant 101

Your ceremony is the spiritual heart and soul of your wedding day.  Many couples initially are intimidated when interviewing an officiant; however, remember this is your special day.
Before you identify officiants to interview be clear as a couple what you are looking for. Deciding what is important to you is the first step to identifying the right person for your ceremony. Before meeting with the officiant take time as a couple to discuss what you are looking for and the questions you need answered.

Wedding Ceremony 101

Wedding Ceremony 101
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Couples are surprised to find there is no mandatory design for a wedding ceremony.  Ceremonies can be traditional or as unique as each couple; it’s your day – you can have it your way.
 
 
Although there are a few standard lines an officiant needs to incorporate into your ceremony, for the most part it is all about your sonnet from one heart to another.  If you want a ceremony created especially for you, make sure to choose an officiant who acts as guide and co-creator, rather than a director.

1920's Speakeasy Theme/Wedding

This weekend I was part of a speakeasy themed event and it was wonderful.  I will soon  post pictures from this event with more ideas, yet while I wait to gather them I wanted to suggest a theme that is perfect for  a small, intimate, elegant and affordable wedding (of course any theme normally  can translate to larger weddings with some adjustment.)

May I suggest a wonderful upcoming designer who was  the heart and soul of designing this event, Samantha Nowlin of SIMPLELIFEDESIGN.

Double Wedding Casting Call

Wedding Couples, Family and Friends to the newly engaged couple/s- Please pass this onto to them. It may be a unique and creative way to have the wedding of your dreams.

My late husband and good friends of ours decided to share our wedding day together. It was the best! We both knew many of the same family and friends so it made perfect sense. It was such a great adventure and so much  fun doing it with another bride/couple. We had our own bridesmaids and groomsmen, we shared the main cake and had our own small cakes, shared the cost of food, decorations and such.

Music for Fall Weddings

I have blogged many times regarding Fall Weddings. Fall in our coastal Southern California area is  perfect for wedding celebrations. The sunsets are still gorgeous, temperatures are cooling down, late afternoons have the most beautiful lighting for great photos, venues can be a bit less costly, we have so many almost no cost locations to have the ceremony, the list goes on and on.

Here is a article and video website with 30 perfect songs for your upcoming fall wedding to help with your choices of music.