Summers Hottest Couple

Posted on Nov 13, 2017

Our wedding day was perfect. Except for the 104 degree temperature (NO THANK YOU) All I remember is people telling me that the day was going to fly by, so to enjoy every moment of it. Looking back, I know I did. After saying “I do” CJ and I spent the rest of the day together. From eating our delicious food, to saying hello to all of our guests. Then we left the party for the sunset photos. And this will be something I never forget. We got to go away and just be ourselves and enjoy how happy we were. After a good breather and many pictures later, we had a blast returning to the party and just danced the night away.

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A Day With The Flower Farm Chicks

Posted on Nov 8, 2017

    Dennielle + Chris         The Vendors Venue: The Flower Farm Inn | Full Wedding Planning and Day of Coordination : Simple Country Weddings, assisted by Jessica Shurtleff of Joyeux Events | DJ: DeBorba Events | Catering: Culinerdy Cruzer | Wedding Cake:  Go West Baking | Photographer: Isaiah & Taylor Photography | Bartenders: Gracie and Abbey | Videographer: Wedding Mix |  Floral design: Melody, Family friend       The Details How did you meet? We met through friends while attending California State University, Chico. Where was your first date? Our first date was at Frankie’s Italian Restaurant in Chico, CA. Where did you get engaged? We got engaged at Tree Bones Resort in Big Sur, CA. What was you first impression of each other? Chris’s first impression of Dennielle was that she was attractive.  Dennielle’s first impression of Chris was that he was very handsome. When did you start planning your special event? We started planning our wedding in October 2015. What was the most fun detail in planning your wedding? The most fun detail that we enjoyed about planning our wedding was hand- making details of the wedding such as the corn hole board and the guest sign in board because they made them together. How did you choose your style/theme? We decided on a simple, fun, home-like feel because we wanted our guest to have fun and enjoy their time celebrating with us. What was the most difficult detail to agree on? The most difficult detail to agree on was deciding if we should spend extra money on a professional videographer. We decided to go a less expensive route and have our guest video our wedding and send to Wedding Mix to make our wedding video. What was the most unique detail about your ceremony? Reception? The most unique detail about our ceremony was that we did a combination of doing our own vows and repeating vows.  The most unique detail about the reception was that Dennielle surprised her mom and danced with her during the dances. What personal touches did you include in your ceremony? Reception? Personal touches during the ceremony included fans on every chair to explain the wedding party and to thank our guests for attending. During the reception personal touches included having Dennielle’s grandma’s quilt hanging behind the thank you gifts that she made for their wedding. What was the inspiration behind your flowers? The inspiration behind the flowers was that Dennielle’s favorite flower has always been a sunflower because they make people happy and they wanted to incorporate sunflowers to celebrate this happy occasion. How did you choose your wedding colors? We wanted to have a nice contrast that would match the yellow in the sunflowers so we decided on a grayish blue for the bridesmaid’s dresses What was the inspiration for the dress you chose? Who is the designer of...

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Romantic Wedding Window

Posted on Jan 18, 2016

Romantic Wedding Window

Every so often we get the opportunity to have some fun dressing up a window for a bridal boutique.  For the month of January, we are sponsoring the gorgeous window display at Sparkle Bridal Couture. Please make sure to check it out. When we talked about the design of the window, we knew immediately what we wanted to do. Our vision was the Pinterest inspired Wax paper backdrop that we feel is drop dead gorgeous. It has such a simple, romantic and elegant design. Our staff put a lot of time into making each of these little handmade cones and I think you can see the love and attention to detail that went into it. And then onto the rest of the display… We chose gray and neutral tones for the accent pieces Like any wedding or special occasion, it takes a village. We called on some of our favorite vendors in the wedding and event business to help pull this vision together. Brandy West, Owner operator of Go West Baking and Events and Cheryl Sage, Owner of Accents by Sage Floral Design setting up the cake display. Its absolutely stunning. Cheryl is ALL IN for providing fresh floral arrangements each week that our window display is up. Melissa Walsh, bridal dress extraordinaire for Sparkle Bridal Couture adding finishing touches to the bridal gowns. John Rodriguez, from Tuxedo Den supplied the wonderful mens attire. Isn’t it divine? We especially love the ring bearer model with his champagne suspenders Small touches of hanging crystals really added that romantic touch to the gift table area   Founder of Sparkle Bridal Couture,Sandra Gonzalez | Owner of Accents by Sage, Cheryl Sage | Owner of Simple Country Weddings, Ramona Arnold | Designer for Simple Country Weddings, Laura Goulding | Owner of Go West Baking and Events, Brandy West | Bridal Stylist for Sparkle Bridal Couture, Melissa Walsh. A very special shout out to Amber Felts of Shoop’s Photography. Her talents are endless! New Year New Window – January 2016 from SPARKLE bridal couture on...

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Erica and Greg

Posted on Nov 20, 2015

I had never had the opportunity to be a part of a Portuguese wedding, that is, until I met Erica and Greg. This is definitely a wedding to remember.  Food, family, friends …and more food!!!   Erica and Greg… I love you both and know that we will have a continued friendship for many years to come. Ramona Arnold                            Simple Country Weddings, Event Design & Coordination, | Marielle Hayes, Photographer |  Cullinerdy Concepts, Catering |  Accents by Sage, Floral |  Temple Photography, Photo-booth | La Tavola, table linens | Mimi & Co, cake and pub table linens | Classic Party Rentals, Table and chairs...

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Jessica + Mark

Posted on Oct 28, 2015

We are over the moon excited to share this particular wedding. Jessica and Mark are a fantastic couple, with incredibly supportive and loving friends and family surrounding them. We feel special they chose us to help make their day everything and more. Jessica and Mark picked the beautiful Paicines Ranch, located in Paicines just outside of Hollister California, as their venue. Upon the sprawling property sits a beautiful twentieth century home with gorgeous turn of the century details, perfect for the bridal party and guests, an updated main barn, and views of rolling hills and live oak trees. Guests found their seating arrangement on our large vintage 16 pane framed window. Each pane was custom hand written by our in-house calligrapher, and adorned with the most beautiful flowers. We kept an elegant country feel inside the barn. Tables were topped with tall golden pillars with beautiful dahlias, roses, hydrangeas, and peonies. Jars of honey for guests sat on gold chargers. The room was a beautiful combination of rustic meets feminine glamour.        Jessica and Marks wedding was set up for a party! Guests were treated to, not just one, but two lounge areas. Following the ceremony, the outside cocktail lounge was entertained by a blue grass band, while guests lounged on couches made of hay bales.       The barn lounge was cozy and  inviting. Flowers and custom chalkboard signs welcomed guest and added a soft contrast to the rustic wood barn.    We can’t forget one of the best parts of a wedding….CAKE!         We could swoon over these images all day long. Every detail was sought to, every bow fluffed, and every setting placed with the utmost care. It was such a special treat to be involved in the planning and coordinating of this beautiful couples special day. Congratulations again, Jessica and Mark! We wish you many many MANY happy years. Thanks for stopping by! |Vintage rentals and event planning: Simple Country Weddings|Floral design: Embellish| Venue: Paicines Ranch| Caterer: Mansmith BBQ and Cafe One| Cake: Margaretes French Bakery| Blue grass band: Buck Ford |Photographer: J Anthony Photography| DJ:Spotlight Entertainment |Chair rentals: A festive Affair |Hair & Make up: Rachel O’Gara and Alicia Hernandez | Transportation: Le Grande Affaire...

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