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When Will and I first decided we were going to have a DJ for our wedding entertainment we asked around for some recommendations. After screening a few “DJ’s” through the phone, we met up with Brandon and Kami from Sound Image Entertainment. Continue reading
Really, he isn’t just our officiant he is my uncle first. My Uncle Michael has been officiating weddings for more than 20 years. When I was a little girl he preformed my aunt’s wedding in Golden Gate Park.
One of the small details one runs into when planning a wedding in an out of the way location is making sure everyone arrives to that location with minimal u-turns and stops at the gas station to ask for directions. While checking the directions given on the usual mapping sites (lets face it, we’ve all been given wrong instructions on how to arrive at our destination) I came across Bing.com Destination Maps. Continue reading
Over the last few weeks Will and I have started picking out stuff for our wedding registry. Apparently, people not only buy you gifts for the actual wedding, but sometimes for the engagement as well! It never occurred to me that this might be something we need to get our registry going for until my mother so kindly informed me, and I started getting e-mails every half hour about it from various bride-to-be websites. I just thought people would wing it, or give us a house plant or something. (Clearly I have been to TONS of these events in the past.) I have been politely informed that registering is a courtesy to your friends and family and keeps you from getting the porceline goose shaped dish soap dispenser you never wanted. Continue reading
Did you know that historically a wedding ‘cake’ was broken over the bride’s head by the groom as a symbol of dominance in the relationship? Rrriiiiiiiight. Thankfully, I would characterize the relationship between Will and I as an equal partnership, and therefore there will be no modern day fondant or frosting destroying my hair, makeup, or [beautiful] dress. Continue reading
As a child my parents were constant entertainers, with parties that ranged from 8 to 100+ people on a semi regular basis. And they never hired caterers. Ever. They did it all themselves. Eventually, it became all of us doing it ourselves. Which is why, as an adult, cooking for large groups has never been extremely daunting to me. Continue reading
Amber is going to introduce her ceremony and reception venues to us. Both of which are in the fabulous gold rush town of Volcano, Ca. I have been to Volcano several times I a just love the quaintness and the sheer history of the little town. I am so excited they are planning their wedding in such a wonderful locale!…Judy… Continue reading