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Bridal Party Roles: What to Know

Bridal Party Roles: What to Know

So you just got engaged...congratulations! Your engagement can be one of the most fun and exciting seasons of your life. You can't wait to call your family and friends and tell them the great news. Who you choose to call first may be a great indicator of who you may...

Ideas for Honoring Your Loved One at a Memorial Service

Ideas for Honoring Your Loved One at a Memorial Service

Called by many names, a Memorial Service, Funeral, a Wake, or Celebration of Life, honoring a loved one who passes away can be one of the hardest things you've ever had to do.   Unfortunately, it's something most of us will have to do at one point or another in...

35 Brilliant Tips for Your Outdoor Wedding Reception

35 Brilliant Tips for Your Outdoor Wedding Reception

Choosing to have an outdoor wedding is a beautiful option with many benefits. You might envision getting married on a beautiful day. The temperature is perfect, and not a cloud in the sky.   Most of the time, this is how your day will go. However, if the weather...

8 Best Wedding Planning Apps to Help You Plan Your Big Day

8 Best Wedding Planning Apps to Help You Plan Your Big Day

The engagement proposal was successful, and your wedding journey has been set in motion. Now what? Once you're past the point of scouring Pinterest for ideas and scrolling through the #WeddingInspo hashtag on Instagram, it's time to get started on planning your...

10 Outdoor Wedding Ideas on a Budget

10 Outdoor Wedding Ideas on a Budget

Planning the wedding of your dreams is such an exciting time! You scour wedding magazines and websites and find many unique ideas. You might be envisioning a beautiful outdoor wedding with all of your friends and family, beautiful flowers, and extravagant catering....

How to Save Money on Wedding Flowers

How to Save Money on Wedding Flowers

Flowers add to the magic of a wedding, and fresh flowers can create a stunning background on your special day. Most couples want an abundance of colorful flowers at their wedding, but flowers can be expensive. Purchasing your flowers from a wholesaler like Fifty...

I Am Moment Productions Will Capture Each Cherished Moment

I Am Moment Productions Will Capture Each Cherished Moment

Your photographer and videographer are vital parts of your wedding, as they allow you to remember and relive your big day. So you want to be sure to have someone you have complete confidence in capturing the magic of your wedding day.   It's also important to...

5 Reasons to Book Your Wedding Venue Early

5 Reasons to Book Your Wedding Venue Early

The engagement proposal was a success, and now your wedding journey has been set in motion. The first significant step you'll need to take when it comes to planning your wedding is booking the venue. It's important to book your venue early in the planning process...

How to Find the Best Outdoor Wedding Venue in Nevada County

How to Find the Best Outdoor Wedding Venue in Nevada County

If you're like most couples who are newly engaged, your head can start to feel like it's spinning when you think of all that needs to be done to go from "engaged" to "newlywed." Of course, the biggest item on that list is planning your dream wedding. It can be...

Capturing Memories to Last a Lifetime—A Moment of Joy Photography

Capturing Memories to Last a Lifetime—A Moment of Joy Photography

With over 20 years of experience and having photographed over 500 weddings, Joy Ximemez of A Moment of Joy Photography has excellent advice for couples. She recommends that you "Hire someone with lots of years of experience, so you can ensure they've dealt with every...

How to Get Started on Your Wedding Guest List

How to Get Started on Your Wedding Guest List

Creating a guest list can be one of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding. Ask any newly-engaged couple, and you'll quickly learn that no one really has fun creating the guest list for their wedding.   The process can be challenging, especially when...

Strike a Pose With Bay Area Fotowagen

Strike a Pose With Bay Area Fotowagen

Even though your wedding photographer will capture all of the moments during your wedding day, it's nice to have a photo booth at your reception to give guests a chance to strike a pose for some fun candid memories. Wedding receptions can often be reunions for...

Your Step-by-Step Guide on Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

Your Step-by-Step Guide on Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable and one-of-a-kind. While things like theme, seating arrangements, and food menus play vital roles in your celebration's success, there's one other factor that could significantly impact your special day:   Your venue....

Melo-D Productions – “Make You Dance Kinda Music”

Melo-D Productions – “Make You Dance Kinda Music”

“Music is my passion. My passion for music came from dancing which is how I got my logo ‘Make You Dance Kind-A Music,'” says Derek DePiazza of Melo-D Productions. “Keeping up with the new music and what people like to dance to is what we focus on.” Derek and April...

The Top 5 Reasons to Choose an Outdoor Wedding Venue

The Top 5 Reasons to Choose an Outdoor Wedding Venue

Where are you getting married?   This is one of the most common questions you will receive upon announcing your engagement, and it’s not so easy to answer. Your venue will set the tone, look, and feel of your wedding, so it’s a crucial decision.   The view,...

Spotlight on DJ Shayna

Spotlight on DJ Shayna

DJ Shayna is an open format DJ, which means she plays all kinds of music. She is a music lover whose clients know to have a quick response time and a very professional manner. She works as a DJ for weddings and charities for the most part but does do all kinds of...

Focus on Ashton Imagery, Featured Wedding Photographer

Focus on Ashton Imagery, Featured Wedding Photographer

When choosing a photographer to capture your special day, you want somebody with the style you like and the personality to add to your day. Kayla Ashton Webb from Ashton Imagery is a talented and enthusiastic photographer who will provide amazing photos and lots of...

Featured Wedding DJ: Steve Allard

Featured Wedding DJ: Steve Allard

Want your wedding or event to be the talk of the town? DJ Steve Allard is the man that can make that happen. Steve Allard is well-known throughout California and was voted KCRA A-List Top 5 and "Best of Yuba Sutter." With close to 34 years of experience working in the...

How to Make Your Own Wedding Veil in 5 Easy Steps

How to Make Your Own Wedding Veil in 5 Easy Steps

Did you know that the average wedding costs around $22,500?! It may be difficult to wrap your mind around that figure, but when you factor in entertainment, food, drinks, your dress, and the photographer, you can see how costs really start to add up.   Plus, if...

Featured Wedding Bartender: The Drunken Burro

Featured Wedding Bartender: The Drunken Burro

Want to add a fun and unique component to your engagement party, wedding day, or special event? The Drunken Burro is just the thing!   The Drunken Burro is a dry-hire mobile bartending service. You bring the drinks, and their skilled and certified bartender will...

Achieve the Wedding Theme of Your Dreams

Achieve the Wedding Theme of Your Dreams

Choosing a theme for your wedding can be difficult, as your theme will set the tone for the big day and guide every design decision made from that point forward. There are so many choices, and you can go a little crazy looking at wedding themes on Pinterest, in bridal...

How to Pick Wedding Flowers for Your Budget & Theme

How to Pick Wedding Flowers for Your Budget & Theme

When it's time to plan your wedding, there are a lot of decisions to be made. One important part of your wedding is the flowers. They can help in creating the ambiance you desire. Many brides aren't sure where to begin when it comes to finding and identifying what...

Featured Wedding DJ: Music Xpress

Featured Wedding DJ: Music Xpress

One of the essential elements of a wedding is the music. From your ceremony music to dancing music at the reception, it sets the mood and conveys who you are as a couple. You want to feel confident that your DJ knows just what you want and expect on your special day....

5 Amazing Features of the Rough & Ready Vineyards

5 Amazing Features of the Rough & Ready Vineyards

Are you looking for a beautiful outdoor wedding venue for your rustic barn wedding? Rough & Ready Vineyards is a premier Nevada County outdoor wedding venue location. Located in the scenic Sierra Nevada Foothills and close to Lake Tahoe, this location is a treasure...

It’s Time to Schedule Your Special Wedding Day

It’s Time to Schedule Your Special Wedding Day

Here at the Rough & Ready Vineyards, we're optimistic that the summer and fall of 2021 will be the seasons for weddings this year. We understand that many of you have been holding off on scheduling your wedding date. But now that we can see the light at the end of...

Getting Married?  How to Choose a Wedding Date During Coronavirus

Getting Married? How to Choose a Wedding Date During Coronavirus

Picking a date for a wedding used to be relatively simple, but now, in the days of the Coronavirus, there are many more things to take into account before being able to make that crucial decision.   There are a few things to consider as you begin planning your...

10+ Tips for Your Unforgettable Summer Wedding Celebration

10+ Tips for Your Unforgettable Summer Wedding Celebration

Getting married in the summertime can elicit thoughts of warm days, bright flowers, clear skies, and an easy-breezy wedding. However, there are a few things you may want to consider if having your wedding during the hot summer months to make sure that you, your...

Do Yourself a Favor: 17 Unique Wedding Favor Ideas

Do Yourself a Favor: 17 Unique Wedding Favor Ideas

Planning a wedding can be stressful, but one of the more fun tasks is deciding what kind of party favor you want to provide for your wedding guests. Every couple is different, so your party favor can reflect something personal about you and your spouse, a symbol of...

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