Thursday, September 30, 2010

Linsey Got Married Too!!

Hello there readers! It is official! Both of The Double Knot coordinators are now married!

On May 1, 2010, I (Linsey) got hitched at The Diamond Bar Golf Course! It was a beautiful day and there were hundreds of gorgeous pictures captured by David Esquire of David Esquire Photography!

We got married in front of the most picturesque gazebo and had way too much fun taking pictures with the bridal party. Thank you to Jennifer at The Diamond Bar Golf Course for making the planning process so easy! The room was all set up before I got there and she even helped create the best pictures by holding up my veil when we took pictures by the bridge!

But yes, I know you are all wondering If I did the whole thing myself? Nope! Even a wedding planner hires a coordinator for the actual day! I hired Jason Rhee of "In Good Company" to coordinate the days events, and he did a fantastic job! I wanted to be a bride for a day although it was something I was not used to!

It has been an interesting journey being on the other side of the cameras rather than standing in the background watching! I have to say that most of the wedding planning was very easy for me since I already knew which vendors I wanted! I got everything checked off the list as soon as I could. The most difficult things were the items that I don' t usually handle, like the guest list, sending out invites, and creating the seating chart!

Special thanks to Melanie of Bella Blooms for seeing my vision and creating the floral pieces that made the event so magical! My favorite flowers (blue & purple hydrangeas and tulips) were the original inspiration for my event. I wanted soft blue & purple hues to create a gardenesque environment with a hint of a fairy tale Disney theme! Every table was named after a different Disney ride, and the cake topper was a Precious Moments Prince Charming placing the shoe on the most adorable Precious Moments Cinderella.

The ceremony was serenaded by Katrina Saroyan's beautiful harp music and our officiant, Alan Katz, kept us smiling and laughing throughout the whole thing! The reception included delicious food and dancing. We partied on into the night thanks to the music provided by Steve of Extreme DJ Service! He really knew how to get everyone to the dance floor! The whole day was magical thanks to the collaboration of great vendors! Thank you all! I can't wait to work with you on the next one! :)

Can We Be a Guest At a Wedding?

Congratulations Amanda and Brandon Roberts!

I have been a guest at a wedding! Rare, but tantalizing! The groom of the newly married Roberts couple is a friend of ours from high school, and they exchanged their nuptials at the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana. It's a gorgeous Victorian style house with a beautiful outdoor gazebo and patio decked out with chandeliers! The weather was perfect and the bride was gorgeous! She wore a vintage headpiece passed down from family members that I thought was a stunning way to get your something old and borrowed!

My favorite part of the wedding was the food! We munched on burgers cooked on site by the Country Garden Caterers! Their food displays not only looked delicious, but they were beautifully ornately decorated to catch every one's eye. Me and another guest went running over to the display to take a picture of the tall orchid display they were setting up around the food. We couldn't decide if they were real or fake. Turns out they were fake, but they were gorgeous!

However, as a guest this time, I have to be honest with you, I had a hard time just sitting at my table and enjoying the wedding. Don't get me wrong! They wedding couldn't have been more enjoyable for guests, so props to the bride and groom for planning well done! But I like the view of a wedding from behind the scenes directing it all! I like to be behind the scenes watching the guests enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Just to do what I'm used to, I took a moment to chat with the DJ, Mike from Turtle Boy Studios about the timeline and what is going on behind the scenes. This is where I like to be! Don't worry, I did hit the dance floor and the photo booth before heading home for the night... which is weird because usually I'm the last person to leave the wedding as the coordinator. :) I'm looking forward to many weddings in my future, whatever the role! Congratulations Amanda and Brandon! This is a new chapter for you with many years of happiness in the future!