Archive for September, 2011

A Note from Natalie: We have been so crazy busy here at A Good Affair these last few months that I have not even had a moment to blog about some of my favorite 2011 Summer Weddings! It has been crazy busy with 5 big weddings in August alone PLUS we were gearing up for The Knot’s 2011 Orange County Market Party that I had the pleasure of planning and designing (stay tuned for more on that). Anyways, I have not fallen off the planet just running around working with awesome clients and loving what I get to call a “job” in life! Do stay tuned because I promise to be on the blog catching up with some awesome details and design that happened the last couple of months.

Onto the Sneak Peek:

Jack and Kate were such an amazing couple to work with! I had the pleasure of  planning with them for an entire year! They along with Kate’s Mom were a destination wedding coming in from Texas. What can I say about these two gems… we laughed and joked around throughout the whole planning process and I was honestly sad to see them go. Kate is just the girl next door that you want to be friends with for life and Jack is low key and didn’t care about anything but making sure his bride to be was happy (love grooms like this!). Take a look at a couple of the fabulous photos by the ever talented Jaimee of Capturing Moments Photography. Look out for the full post soon.

 

Here is a sneak peak of this special day!


 

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2011 Best of Weddings Pick! 

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Happy Planning,

AGA

While elbows deep in paper and hot glue for a recent wedding (Sneak Peek to come soon!), we came across some fun ideas for the perfect photo ops for the bride and groom! More specifically, for their chairs! Bride and Groom chair signs are small details… but the photographic interest is HUGE!

Here are some ideas we love!

And while writing up this post to share with you all, we also came across another blog that has some great chair sign inspirations as well! Check out United with Love!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2011 Best of Weddings Pick! 

Check out our portfolio

Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

We would love to setup a complimentary consultation with you at our Newport Beach Design Studio!

Happy Planning,

AGA

 

Can we just say how much we loved creating this wedding with the wonderful bride and groom? Harmony and Kyle hosted their wedding and reception for an intimate group of friends and family at their favorite watering hole, O’Malley’s in Seal Beach! Planning, coordinating, and designing a wedding in a pub was definitely a first for us… and we’re keeping our fingers-crossed that it won’t be the last!!

Thanks to Jaimee of Capturing Moments for this special day for Harmony and Kyle! Be sure to check out their awesome engagement pics too!

The bride, Harmony, LOVES the color orange. We had to include it in the bouquet, boutonnieres, and centerpieces.

We wanted to make sure to keep the feel of the floral pieces in line with the feel of the old wood and pub-environment, so we built our centerpieces in crates rather than glass vases or anything too modern.

Love this shot of the happy couple by Capturing Moments!

Love this shot! Check out that “H” and “K” we had covered with moss in the background! Check these out closeup on their sneak peek post! Wedding cake and Guinness groom’s cake by Simply Sweet Cakery.
Custom made tags for the mini burlap bags to fill with candy! This motif was used on their invitations created by Darla Marie Designs.

“Love is Sweet”… another handmade detail by A Good Affair!

Hand piped Irish claddagh…

Hand scultped Guinness cake. Both amazing cakes again by Simply Sweet Cakery!

The happy couple!

Cheers to a happy couple!!!! Congrats Harmony and Kyle! We wish you all the best!

Thanks to all the great vendors for putting together a fun-filled night!

Coordination, Candy Buffet & Floral Design: A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production

Ceremony & Reception, Catering: O’Malley’s on Main

Photographer: Capturing Moments

DJ & Lighting: Steve Burdick Events

Invitations: Darla Marie Designs

Cakes: Simply Sweet Cakery

Rentals: Create A Party

 


Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2011 Best of Weddings Pick! 

Check out our portfolio

Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

We will be posting more amazing photos tomorrow with details on all our awesome vendors who came together with us to make an awesome evening! We were so fortunate to have a videographer cover the details of The Knot Party for us, check out the interview of A Good Affair Owner and Designer, Natalie Good. Many thanks to Tosti Studios for this amazing video covering The Knot 2011 Orange County Market Party at the beautiful Rancho Las Lomas!

The Knot Magazine – OC Market Party from TOSTI STUDIOS on Vimeo.

 If you haven’t checked out Part 1 of The Knot party coverage… check it out here! Then be sure to stay tuned for Part 2!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2011 Best of Weddings Pick! 

Check out our portfolio

Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

We would love to setup a complimentary consultation with you at our Newport Beach Design Studio!

Happy Planning,

AGA

We work with our clients to create a one-of-a-kind affair… but traditions are always included in these special days! One longtime tradition is the ringbearer pillow or ring plates. The wedding rings are of vital importance to the wedding ceremony, and so they are presented with the ring pillow to highlight the significance. Recent newlyweds, Natalie and Phil had used a ring plate which had been in their family for generations!

While ring pillows come in all shapes, sizes and colors, store-bought or handmade, the ring plate has a different air of elegance and symbolism. We came across clay artist, Rae Dunn, and fell in love with her designs!

 Be sure to check out her other pieces… we love the individuality of each piece!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2011 Best of Weddings Pick! 

Check out our portfolio

Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

We would love to setup a complimentary consultation with you at our Newport Beach Design Studio!

Happy Planning,

AGA

A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production was so thrilled to be chosen to design and plan The Knot’s 2011 Orange County Market Party on September 8th! We spent months planning everything from the location             (we chose the fabulous Rancho Las Lomas as the backdrop for the evenings festivities) to every vendor that we needed to complete our design and theme for the event. There are so many things to share that we will be posting another blog about all the fabulous vendors who were on our team!

Now let’s talk about the design: When I (Natalie) thought about what I should conceptualize for this event I knew I had to come up with something fabulous, after it all it is THE KNOT for goodness sake and they are at the forefront of wedding trends! The trend of metallics came to mind and I knew I wanted to showcase this new trend that I think will be seen more into 2012. Looking at Rancho Las Lomas I knew I wanted to create something that hadn’t been done there before; I love the patio area and knew I wanted to create a whole different look in that space. We created an awesome Sweets Lounge area that truly became the happening spot of the party.

Take a look:

Capturing Moments Photography

I wanted to create a dramatic modern Marie Antoinette theme in the space with elegant chandeliers, custom made frames by A Good Affair, and awesome furniture from Designer 8. The results were simply stunning, I wanted to live in this room!!!

We had 2 awesome photographers for the event- Capturing Moments & Tosti Studios- thanks Jaimee and David for your awesome work as always. They are both highly referred by A Good Affair for their awesome work and their constant professionalism!

We then moved to the darker metallics or golds, bronzes, coppers, and reds down on the Teatro complete with a VERY stunning and dramatic chandelier.

Capturing Moments Photography

Capturing Moments Photography

Capturing Moments Photography

Loved loved the design for the programs done by Tammie of Invitation Design Studio!

Detailed decor and all the yummy dessert and food shots to come- stay tuned!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2011 Best of Weddings Pick! 

Check out our portfolio

Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

We would love to setup a complimentary consultation with you at our Newport Beach Design Studio!

Happy Planning,

AGA

 

For an outdoor wedding, one surrounded by nature, we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful woodsy location than the Oak Canyon Nature Preserve in Anaheim. We were so excited to be included in Julie & Mike’s special day here! This DIY bride had a vision (and a budget) and just went for it. Everything came together beautifully… and we want to share that magic with you!

Here are a few sneak peeks of this lovely wedding day! Thanks Yantz Photography for capturing the absolute beauty of the location, and the true love between Julie and Mike!

Stay tuned for more details from this beautiful wedding!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2011 Best of Weddings Pick! 

Check out our portfolio

Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

We would love to setup a complimentary consultation with you at our Newport Beach Design Studio!

Happy Planning,

AGA

Thinking of an off-the-wall, totally unique, and wonderfully personal type of wedding? How about looking to the bride and groom, Harmony and Kyle, and their wedding at their favorite local Irish Pub? We had a blast planning their wedding and becoming great friends!

Here’s a sneak peak of the special day… with florals by A Good Affair and photography by Capturing Moments!


Check back soon for the full post on their special day! With a custom Guinness groom’s cake, a sweet candy buffet and more decor!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2011 Best of Weddings Pick! 

Check out our portfolio

Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

With Summer coming to a close, and we are gradually getting more and more of those overcast mornings and chilly nights – coffee and hot cocoa come to mind. We love these inspirations for those hot beverages and a sweet treat to accompany it!

Love how the donut hole pick is also personalized for the wedding!

Unique paper sleeves by a familiar design company… Bird & Banner!


For the more DIY-inclined, print and assemble your own custom coffee cup sleeves with this template!

We at A Good Affair are always brainstorming new and unique ways to make your next special event personal and unforgettable! Give us a ring for your next event!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2011 Best of Weddings Pick!

Check out our portfolio

Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

We would love to setup a complimentary consultation with you at our Newport Beach Design Studio!

Happy Planning,

AGA

We love love love working with Kate and James on their wedding planning! We have had the pleasure of doing full planning and design with them over this past year. Their wedding at The Summit House in Fullerton was awesome (sneak peek coming up next). Jaimee with Capturing Moments Photography captured their love in a sweet engagement shoot filled with lot’s of fun and a backdrop of boats down in Long Beach!

Check out some of our fave images:

 

The Long Beach Pier was such an awesome place for this shoot, love it!

 

 

Can’t wait to share their awesome wedding with you!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2011 Best of Weddings Pick!

Check out our portfolio

Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

We would love to setup a complimentary consultation with you at our Newport Beach Design Studio!

Happy Planning,

AGA