Real Wedding: Gaby Ruiz & Jorge Marquez

I was hired by Gaby & Jorge to coordinate their wedding and make sure that all the details that this DIY bride and groom wanted were carried out seamlessly on their wedding day! I would definitely say that this was the most challenging wedding that I have coordinated simply because when they hired me, less than 2 months from their wedding date, they only had the venue secured. I assisted this couple in locating and securing their vendors, provided timelines and checklists to stay on schedule, listened to their vision of the wedding and provided additional inspiration, expertise, and ideas on how to best bring their wishes to reality on their wedding day within the short time frame and tight budget we had to work with. In order to make this the dream wedding that my clients wanted,  a lot of time and effort went into planning and coordinating this wedding prior to the day of, and I am happy to share that on September 2, 2012, this lovely couple shared wedding vows and expressed their love for each other in front of 170 of their family and friends at the Red Horse Barn!

This outdoor wedding turned out beautifully and I received many amazing compliments from the venue, vendors, guests, and the bride and groom regarding how lovely it turned out and how perfectly the day went! (Actually the venue and one of the resident vendors said that out of all the hundreds of weddings they had witnessed at the venue, this one was the best coordinated and planned, and that I was a pleasure to work with.Yay!) I can easily smile along with these two love birds because I was able to plan and coordinate a beautiful wedding for 170 people in less than 6 weeks!  Please take a look at this shabby-chic vintage-styled outdoor wedding held in Huntington Beach, CA.

 

The Bride & her Bridesmaids

 

Bride & her Bridesmaids
Photographer: Pavonne Photography (www.pavonne.com)

 

Wedding Ceremony & Gazebo at Red Horse Barn

 

Bride – down the wedding aisle

 

Wedding Ceremony
Photographer: Pavonne Photography (www.pavonne.com)

 

Mr. & Mrs. Marquez
Photographer: Pavonne Photography (www.pavonne.com)

 

Bridal Bouquet

 

“Thank You” Personalized Mason Jar Favors

Personalized Mason Jar Favors

 

Wedding Centerpiece
Photographer: Pavonne Photography (www.pavonne.com)

 

Reception
Photographer: Pavonne Photography (www.pavonne.com)

Centerpiece on the reception table

 

Bride & Groom Photo & Guestbook
Photographer: Pavonne Photography (www.pavonne.com)

 

Outdoor wedding reception at Red Horse Barn

 

Bride & Groom’s First Dance

 

Wedding Cake
Photographer: Pavonne Photography (www.pavonne.com)

 

Wedding Cake

 

Bride & Groom Grooving on the dance floor

 

The love birds
Photographer: Pavonne Photography (www.pavonne.com)

 

I hope you enjoyed my labor of love! What did you think of this shabby-chic vintage outdoor wedding? How did I do with only 6 weeks to plan and coordinate this wedding?

Are you or someone you know newly engaged or planning a wedding? If so, I can help you plan your wedding! I offer 3 unique wedding planning packages and can easily tailor my packages to fit your wedding planning needs. Do you have any wedding planning questions? I invite you to review my wedding planning services and contact me for an initial free consultation!

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THE BEST OF ETSY THURSDAY: PART 2

Thanks for joining me for the Best of Etsy Thursday Part 2! I hope that you enjoyed part 1 and were able to see some posts that you didnt even know had been showcased on the blog before. Grab a cup of coffee, get comfortable, and take a look at the the other amazing Etsy Thursday posts featured today!

 

Burlap, Burlap, Burlap….did I mention Burlap?

 

Summer Loving

 

Let your LOVE carry you away with this Hot Air Balloon themed wedding!

 

Love the outdoors? I see a rustic wedding in your future!

 

For my VINO LOVERS! Enjoy this rustic vineyard wedding concept!

 

Can you say “Love Birds”?! How Tweet!

 

Celebrate your LOVE with Fireworks!!

 

Don’t forget about your Bridesmaids….you can’t say “I DO” without your girls!

(Find additional Bridesmaid’s inspiration/ideas here.)

 

Have some fun with this BOLD color palette: Neon Wedding!

 

Orchids are my favorite flower, how about an Orchid-inspired wedding?

 

THOUGHTS: What did you think of these previous Etsy Thursday posts? Which post is your favorite? Did you find a favorite item?

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DIY Summer Wedding

Summer is the most perfect time of the year for a wedding–I LOVE summer weddings! To kick off this summer, 3D-Memoirs featured a DIY Summer Bridal Shower Inspiration post including some awesome DIY ideas and lovely Wedding Paper Divas eye-candy! (If you missed it, please check it out!) Fast forward a couple months and wow, can you believe that summer is almost over? Before summer becomes fall, I thought I would share some creative ideas and unique concepts for a DIY Summer Wedding!  You are in for a real treat! I can’t take all the credit for this wonderful post, as you will see below I have two wonderful ladies that have contributed to the amazing content in this post!

 

The color palette that I chose for this DIY Summer Wedding post is SHERBET (like the ice-cream):

Based upon these bright summer colors, Sara from Burnett’s Boards (inspiration for bright-minded brides), was so kind to develop a special Sherbet wedding inspiration board just for this post! After I shared with her that the inspirational vibe for this DIY summer wedding post was “fresh, fun, and romantic using vibrant sherbet colors with a touch of elegance (gold accents)”, this is the lovely board that she came up with:

 (Make sure you stop by Sara’s blog, Burnett’s Boards, to check out all of her unique and creative inspiration boards–you will definitely find the wedding inspiration that you are looking for! I am a personal fan of Burnett’s Boards and I am sure you will become one too!)

 

Based upon this amazing inspiration board, I created 3 DIY items to share with you for a DIY summer wedding. (For the step-by-step DIY instructions, please click on the titles below.)

Wedding Favors

   

 

Wedding Escort Card

                                          

 

Wedding Centerpiece

Individual Components

  

Collective Components 

 

 

In addition to this creative DIY collection, Rebecca from Lady B Paperie, has contributed a lovely and unique sherbet-inspired Botanical DIY Printable Invitation Suite (includes the invitation, RSVP card, insert, & Thank You card)!

 

How lovely is this invitation suite?! Rebecca is so awesome and loves 3D-Memoirs so much that she is giving our readers a FREE printable DIY “Thank You” card! Before downloading your FREE Thank You card, please make sure to stop by and purchase the rest of this beautiful DIY invitation suite for your wedding!  (Rebecca is so talented, if this style doesn’t fit your wedding theme, stop by Lady B Paperie to check out all of her other beautiful invitation suites–I’m sure you will find a perfect match!)

Is this your first time purchasing a DIY printable invitation suite? If so, no worries! Rebecca has provided easy instructions on how to print these lovely invitations, along with DIY printable tips!

 

THOUGHTS: What do you think of this DIY Summer Wedding inspirational post? What did you think of the sherbet color palette? Which one of the DIY projects is your favorite? How much did you love Sara’s inspiration board? Rebecca’s invitations suite?

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Etsy Thursday: Summer Weddings

With last week’s post on “Ideas for a Vibrant Summer Bridal Shower” & the onset of summer, I couldn’t help but follow-up with an Etsy Thursday: Summer Weddings post. For this summer wedding inspiration post you can expect to see lots of flowers and vibrant colors, which to me seems to scream Summer Wedding! These lovely Etsy wedding finds are sizzling hot and guaranteed to provide inspiration for a Summer Wedding! Be ready to comment on your favorites when you are done swooning over this eye-candy!

 

Gorgeous Peony Wedding Invitation

 

Wildflower Wedding Invitation–Perfect for a Summer Wedding!

 

Elegant Floral Wedding Invitation

 

Unique & Vibrant Wedding Invitation

 

Modern Logo Wedding Invitations

 

Coral Table Numbers

 

Damask Wedding Table Runner

 

Unique Wedding Place Card/Favor for a Summer Wedding

 

Paper Artichoke Wedding Decorations/Favors/Placecards

 

Succulent Wedding Favors/Centerpiece

 

Customized Soap (choose your soap, color, scent, & text)–Perfect for Summer Wedding Favors

 

Yellow Heart Wedding Cake Topper

 

Flora Wedding Dress–Perfect for a Summer Wedding

 

Fashion Headband–Perfect Veil Alternative for a Summer Wedding

 

Bridal Fascinator–Perfect for a bride/bridesmaids for Summer Wedding

 

Beautiful Summer Clutch–Perfect gift for Bridesmaids

 

Summer is one of the most anticipated season of the year–filled with vacations, flowers, sunshine, fun events, & weddings! What a great time of the year to celebrate with friends & family!

SUMMER INSPIRATION: I would LOVE to hear from you! Do you have any summer wedding ideas, inspiration, or DIY projects to share? Did you get married in the summer? If so, what sort of summer decor did you include in your wedding?

SUMMER BRIDAL SHOWER INSPIRATION: Did you miss last week’s post featuring Wedding Paper Divas? No problem, take a peek here!

Exciting happenings on the 3D Memoirs blog: 

10 Hot Wedding Trends for 2013 – Every Wed by guest blogger, Gail Oliver (OliverINK Etsy Shop). We have already revealed the first three trends, so catch up here and come back next Wednesday for #4.

Etsy Thursdays – If you LOVE Etsy, handmade goods, and/or weddings, then you don’t want to miss 3D-Memoirs weekly Etsy Thursday posts – I select a theme and share my best Etsy finds with you!

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Ideas for a Vibrant Summer Bridal Shower

Everyone LOVES weddings & so does 3D-Memoirs, but before you take the most anticipated walk down the aisle there’s a little celebratory event with close friends and family called the BRIDAL SHOWER!  Today, I have the honor of sharing some amazing invitation “eye-candy” from one of our favorite sites: Wedding Paper Divas!! I hope you are as excited as I am to see some of the creative & lovely bridal shower invitations that Wedding Paper Divas offers–a perfect personal touch for those DIY Bridal Showers!

To add to this “eye-candy”, I will be sharing a couple of DIY ideas (found across the web) to incorporate with these lovely Bridal Shower invitations! Ready for some Bridal Shower inspiration?

 

Bridal Shower Invitation from 

Bridal Shower Invitation {Freshly Festive : Basil}

Back of Bridal Shower Invitation {Freshly Festive: Basil}

 

Lovely vibrant punches of color makes this invitation perfect for a late Spring or Summer Bridal Shower. I am loving this fresh color scheme of soft mint punctuated with bright orange, yellow and cherry. A potential theme that comes to mind is “Summer Love” (or “Spring Love In Bloom” if you have it during the spring) and here are some DIY ideas to help you put this bridal shower together.

 

Bridal Shower Food & Drinks

For this “Summer Love” Bridal Shower a simple, light, & refreshing meal would be ideal. Here are some wonderful menu & drink options, courtesy of some of my favorite Pinterest pins!

Here is a sample health-conscious menu: finger sandwiches (pick your favorite meat(s) & bread(s) or offer a variety), veggie tray, mixed greens salad (add blueberries, strawberries, blackberries/raspberries) tossed with a light fruit vinaigrette, and these lovely fruit kebabs!

Fruit Kebabs

Below you will find some of my favorite Pinterest pins for drinks & libations. Whether you choose to add alcohol or not, these tasty drinks will go perfect with your “Summer Love” Bridal Shower theme!

Pineapple Sangria

Low Country Lemonade (lemonade, peach schnapps & blue curaçao)

Sweet Basil Lemonade (non-alcoholic)

Summer Pineapple Strawberry Cooler (Rum is optional)

 

To add to the summery charm, don’t forget to add colorful straws wrapped with the bridal shower details.

Colorful Paper Straws

 

Bridal Shower Decor

Make a crepe paper backdrop, perfect to display behind the food/dessert table or as a funbackdrop for photos with the Bride.

Crepe Paper Backdrop (featured by DIY Weddings Magazine)

 

Hang colorful paper lanterns and/or honeycomb tissue balls (see below) around the house/backyard/venue to decorate your event space with color. Use varying sizes, shapes, & patterns of orange, yellow, pink, white/creme, red, turquoise, & mint green to match the Wedding Paper Divas invitation!

 

Orange Paper Lantern

Yellow Nylon Hanging Lantern

Begonia Red Paper Lantern

White Honeycomb Ball

 

It would be amazing if you could score mint green tablecloths to compliment the Wedding Paper Divas’ Bridal Shower invitation, but I realize that it is probably a difficult color to come across. Whether you rent linens or buy paper/plastic tablecloths I would recommend white, yellow, or ivory and utilize your decor to bring in the colorful elements.

 

For your table centerpieces, a simple touch of flowers will add a elegant element to this summer Bridal Shower. Here are a few simple yet beautiful examples of centerpieces that you can incorporate:

Colorful Gerbera Daisies

This lovely centerpiece combines colorful Gerbera Daisies in a tall vase lightly filled with rocks. The pop of color from the flowers and simplicity of the centerpiece definitely adds an elegant touch to your bridal shower decor.

DIY Floral Centerpieces {Featured by Hostess With The Mostess}

This beautiful DIY centerpiece by Geranium Lake (featured on Hostess with the Mostess) is a simple and lovely centerpiece for a “Summer Love” Bridal Shower. Select beautiful & colorful wrapping paper to wrap around cylinder vases and/cans and add a beautiful trim with a complimentary ribbon. (You can probably substitute the wrapping paper for colorful fabric or layered tissue paper.)

Fruit Centerpiece

Pick bright fruits that compliment this Wedding Paper Divas Bridal Shower invitation–strawberries, lemons, oranges, cherries–and fill (at varying heights) a couple vases for each table and add a few colorful flowers, rocks, gems/beads to the vase and VIOLA!

Succulents

Loving the look of these mint to light green succulents in silver dishes as a centerpiece!

LOVE Flower Centerpiece

These monogrammed mugs filled with flowers make for beautiful centerpieces. Use bright and colorful flowers, or stick with white flowers if you have enough color infused throughout the room. If you don’t have these crafty mugs to use, simply substitute them for colored/painted pots, tin cans, or bark wrapped vases.

 

Bridal Shower Favors

For your guests favors, you can either fill a mini pillow pack with red hots (hearts) or a daisy favor box with colorful candy and personalize the label with “Summer Love is so Sweet” or the Bridal Shower details (date, bride’s name, etc)!

Mini Personalized Candy Pillow Packs

Gerbera Daisy Favor Box

 

I hope you didn’t overdose on all the sweetness from the *eye-candy* provided above! What are your thoughts on Wedding Paper Divas lovely Bridal Shower invitation, the “Summer Love” theme, and the DIY details that I’ve shared with you? In addition to this lovely bridal shower invitation, Wedding Paper Divas offers a variety of several other creative and beautiful bridal shower invitations for you to choose from, here are a few of my favorites:


 

No matter what your bride’s style or the theme for the bridal shower, you are guaranteed to find a lovely Bridal Shower invitation from  to match. Also, don’t forget about your thank you cards, you can find the perfect Thank You card here.

I would love your feedback on today’s post! Do you have any creative bridal shower themes that would go perfect with any of the other invitations shown above?  I’d love to hear some of your ideas! (Comment below the post or send me a note at 3DMemoirs@gmail.com.)

As an Event & Wedding planner, I absolutely adore distinctive details, which is why I can’t help but share amazing posts on creative DIY projects, event decor, & lovely wedding touches with my readers! 

 Please take a look around and comment on your favorite post(s) and feel free to share them, and this site, on your social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and plain ‘ole email).) 

Exciting happenings on the 3D-Memoirs blog: 

10 Hot Wedding Trends for 2013 – Every Wed by guest blogger, Gail Oliver (OliverINK Etsy Shop). We have already revealed the first two trends, so catch up here and come back next Wednesday for #3.

Etsy Thursdays – If you LOVE Etsy, handmade goods, and/or weddings, then you’ll LOVE Etsy Thursday–every week I select a theme and show you my best Etsy finds!

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