You would think that if you went to kiss a girl at the end of a first date, and completely missed her mouth and had your tongue land on her nose, you might give up and never see her again. Luckily, Greg was not ever giving up on Missy. Persistence and love paid off—the relationship blossomed, and their June wedding was the culmination of many years of perfect kisses, planning, and romance.
Hours and hours of meticulous care were taken to transform Valencia Country Club into a pink & white, vintage, shabby chic wonderland. Charmaine filled Missy’s vision with fabulous flowers, Rusty and A V Party Rentals provided all the rental items, Sharon Stanman of Painted Joy contributed hand-lettered signs, Missy’s own father actually created and manufactured the doors they entered through, and J & M Entertainment‘s Jorge Lopez was the MC to the partying and fun, which was nonstop and even included one of the Backstreet Boys (!) dancing with his new wife out on the dance floor. We felt fortunate to be there to capture it all—check out our smiling faces at the end!
It has been a busy few weeks getting ready for the Bellisima Bride Bridal Show at the Hyatt Regency last Sunday. It was a great show, with lots of brides searching out the perfect vendors for their weddings. One of the new things we previewed at the show was a new format composite on metallic paper as well as a new magazine style album on metallic paper with a full wraparound cover. We were able to utilize our dynamic new watermark that David Soltes of Ten20 Creative Marketing designed for us. Thanks again for your help…as always your work is awesome.
We learned during one of the toasts at Alison & Tony’s reception that the first time Alison met Tony’s family was when she was invited to dinner at their house. Being the Alison that we know and love, she had to bring a dessert- and it had to be special and homemade. She chose lemon meringue pie- even though she had never made one before. I guess what turned out had little resemblance to an actual lemon meringue pie. Her pie baking skills might not have been evident, but her love for Tony and her dedication to everything she did certainly was. You need only see the look in Tony’s eyes as he admires his bride to know the feelings are reciprocal. It was a long road to June 11, 2011 and a magical day topped off with a fantasy like reception under the starts at Valencia Country Club- a location close to Alison’s heart as she has worked there.
Hearing this story of the pie during the reception, we dubbed their wedding the “Lemon Meringue Wedding” because it really summed everything up- especially with the yellow, white and black theme. From the hand made backdrop for the ceremony which later did double duty at the reception behind the head table, to the Lemonhead candy favors, there was not a detail that was overlooked in preparing for this day, and so many details were attended to by family and friends who had a vested interest in feeding the perfectionist that we all know as Alison. (check back to our blog from their engagement session) It was what Alison would do for a friend or family member, so she had legions ready to help her. I will follow up with another post to showcase the details and the fabulous venue that the new site at Valencia Country Club provides (previously featured in this blog for their recent bridal show).
We know that this evening was just the beginning, and the lesson we learned is that anything worthwhile is worth waiting for, working towards and believing in…because dreams really can come true. Thank you Alison & Tony for sharing your dream day with us and we look forward to sharing many more wonderful times in your future.
The weather was our friend yesterday at the beautiful Valencia Country Club for a beautiful bridal show with lots of great vendors. We were happy to meet some great brides and talk about their upcoming weddings. The fashion show and mock wedding were the highlight of the show.
The Bellisima Bride Bridal Show at the Valencia Hyatt was AWESOME! We met so many great couples and really enjoyed being able to talk them about their wedding plans. So many people asked us to see different locations that we thought it would be helpful to post some of them here. This is Part 1 and includes images from Bridgeport Clubhouse in Valencia, Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita, Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, and Valencia Country Club in Valencia.