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Friday Fab Find ~ JonNi Paper Goods

Friday, March 7th, 2014

In today’s Friday Fab Find, we’re giving you the scoop on JonNi Paper Goods, a fabulous, Etsy-run place card business! We all know that traditional place cards/escort cards are a must-have for your wedding or special event, but JonNi Paper Goods takes it to the next level with beautifully cut custom cards that can speak volumes about your attention to detail.

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JonNi offers a huge variety of cuts and styles including city skylines, pets/animals, nautical themed, holiday, you name it. We’re obsessed with this Parisian cut above…definitely perfect for a French themed reception or party.

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You have a really amazing range of color choice with these place cards (see above) so your paper goods flow beautifully with the theme of your event!

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If you know A Good Affair, you know how much we love these Doxies. SO CUTE!!!!

We loved the place cards we got from JonNi, but don’t take our word for it…hundreds of Etsy users have raved about this place card business!

I love these – I got a lot of comments at my wedding from other people who also loved them. Quick and friendly service.

Another fabulous purchase from JonNi! The attention to detail is like no other and the customer service is even better. Thanks so much – we’ll definitely order again!

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We are thrilled to have our favorite Officiant’s on A Good Affair’s Blog today! As Wedding Planners we always get the most questions from our brides and grooms regarding the person who will marry them. It is funny that the ceremony is the most important part of the wedding, yet it’s often the last thing the couple thinks about. Here at A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production we only refer one company because they are the best and that is Dr. Linda Trott and The Clergy Network! For all the wedding couples out there be sure to read this informative article from Dr. Trott about why a professional is so important!

Guest Blogger: Dr. Linda Trott, The Clergy Network

A Wedding Officiator Is A Bride’s Best Friend Or Her Worst Nightmare!


Selecting a person to preside/officiate your wedding ceremony is not as easy as some might believe! For the bride and groom, a part from the obvious, that of liking the person who may become their Wedding Officiator*, there are important selection tips to be considered. I almost hate to call them “tips”, as their mandatory understanding and application are essential! Making an informed decision during the selection process avoids the “buyers remorse” an uninformed choice facilitates, and that will painfully follow long after the wedding day.

First things first, for a number of reasons, including the economy, people are putting up their “Wedding Officiator Shingle”. Through the Internet, there are those “purchasing” the academically earned titles which are awarded to degreed Officiators. A bride and groom might say, “So, as long as they get me legally married!” This thinking is regrettable and a big mistake for the bride and groom. So, we shall provide a series of reasons, over the next weeks, as to “why” an educated Officiator selection preserves a couple’s sanity and future joyful Wedding Day memories.  If you want the competent, talented, reliable, and compatible Wedding Officiator you deserve, then follow this blog and our “Selecting a Wedding Clergy or Wedding Officiator Series”.

Did You Know Questions

Did you know that a Wedding Officiator should have as much formal education as some types of Medical Doctors? As some types of Psychologists? As Lawyers! As College Professors?

It wasn’t all that long ago that a “Clergy” was as revered in society as any of the aforementioned professionals. To this day, a “real” Officiator is degreed and peer reviewed before even presiding their first marriage ceremony.  I, myself, had one of my two Doctoral degrees before going “solo” on my first marriage ceremony celebration. So, a Wedding Officiator is a true professional, just like a Medical Doctor, Lawyer, Psychologist, or College Professor!

“Valuing” – Starting Tip – Number One

“How much for just a 15 minute ceremony?”

If you don’t already, then start valuing the role of the Wedding Officiator to your wedding day experience! There is a tendency to undervalue the importance of the marriage ceremony while planning the wedding day. When selecting a Marriage Officiator, don’t begin your thinking with “How much is this going to cost me?”…. Or, begin a conversation with an Officiant  “How much do you charge for a 15 minute ceremony?”  These are sure fire questions which reflect a misunderstanding of the value of the Wedding Officiator.

A Bride & Groom Can Start Their Officiator Research With Understanding

Here goes…… the Wedding Officiator should be an expert public speaker, writer, educator, organizer, technician, and more., relative to “all things official” and to “all things marriage ceremony”. If a bride and groom see their Officiator as anything less than this, or expect anything less than this, then they are undervaluing the importance of the role of the Wedding Clergy or Officiator or Minister.  This puts the couple in dangerous waters! With understanding of the Wedding Officiators “job description” and related skills, a bride and groom can make a more informed decision on who is addressing their family and friends on the wedding day.  Remember, the Officiator is given “carte blanche” on a wedding day – As a bride or groom,  don’t give power to just anyone – Value the role of “Officiator”, and your selves by taking time to find out if your prospective Wedding Officiator deserves your respect. Do they respect their profession through investment? Did they put in the time? Did they put in the money to learn? Did they earn the degrees? Is this their full time chosen profession?

About this writer – Dr. Linda Wainwright Trott is a multi-degree Wedding Officiator in Southern California. Dr. Linda of “Ask Dr. Linda” has academically and experientially trained Wedding Officiators in University, and contributed to the National and International advancement of “Wedding Ceremony” wording and related education of the bride, groom and other wedding professionals. The Clergy Network, Dr. Trott’s officiator membership group, writes and presides marriage ceremonies in Southern California and world-wide.

 

Hope you enjoyed all the great information The Clergy Network shared. Be sure to contact them for your upcoming event, our clients have always been thrilled with their services.

 

Call us today to setup your complimentary consultation at our Newport Beach Design Studio!

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Happy Planning,

AGA

Can I just say I am loving this weather!!!! The air smells yummy, it’s sunny and cool outside and I am in heaven. I would take this weather all year round if I could. The holidays are just around the corner so we at A Good Affair wish all of you a fabulous 2010 holiday season.

We hope to work with many wonderful couples in 2011 so we can’t wait to hear from you after the first of the year.

Today’s Featured Vendor~Kikki’s Couture

We love the work of Kikki’s Couture, they make elegant hair pieces, birdcage veils, bridesmaid clips, ect. Anything you want done is possible. They offer custom designed pieces that will match perfectly with your wedding gown. Check out some of their work:

Check out more of their work from our Wedding Factory Bridal Event- click here

Contact them for pricing and customizable options – kikkiscouture@gmail.com

A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production offers full service, partial planning, and week of production for your wedding or special event. We specialize in design, planning, and event management to keep you calm, cool, and collected. We would love to meet you at our design studio in Newport Beach to discuss your wedding plans and how we can be a part of making your day unforgettable.

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Happy Planning,

AGA

Happy Veterans Day!!!! What a beautiful day to remember our fallen soldiers and veterans who have fought and died for our freedoms. A Good Affair solutes them today and everyday!

When planning your wedding one of the most important vendors you will be selecting is your photographer. They are part of the day’s most intimate moments and you want someone you can relax with and feel comfortable so that you are the most beautiful you have ever been. We have seen clients who picked their photographer before they booked us and often when you book on price you end up making the wrong decision. This is because you didn’t focus on the personality and work of the photographer but rather the bottom line. When we take clients to meet photographers that we work with, the work is all professional but its the style and personality of the photographer that is different. Each style and personality fits a different bride and groom and you want to make sure you have the perfect match for the two of you. Obviously price is a real consideration but it shouldn’t be what makes you decide to go with someone who will be capturing one of the best days of your life!

Today’s Featured Vendor~ Miguel Pola Photography

Miguel Pola is a photographer that AGA has had the pleasure of working with many times. He creates clean, modern images that are timeless and elegant. Based in Orange County he does weddings locally and beyond. Check out some of our favorites:

We just love this engagement shot of one of our favorite couples “Danika”- check out more of their engagement shoot here

Some of my favorite work from Miguel was on Monika and Dan’s Wedding earlier this year at Rancho Las Lomas:

Check out more of Monika & Dan’s elegant modern wedding at Rancho Las Lomas on A Good Affair’s blog.

To see more of Miguel Pola’s awesome work check out his blog

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Happy Planning,

AGA

Happy November everyone! October flew by and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! We are so thrilled to have been super busy in October (pics to come of some great weddings) and have loved meeting so many awesome couples; 2011 is going to be a great year for A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production.

Today’s Featured Vendor~ Mark Brooke Photography

Mark Brooke Photography is a photographer that brings a very specific style to their work, perfect for the couple looking for something modern, hip, and fresh. Candice and Mark are super sweet people and awesome photographers too! We had the pleasure of working with them on Stefanie and Richard’s wedding last Summer and the images were so great we were featured on Wedding Channel as a featured wedding of the day. When you look at an image from Mark Brooke you definitely see their signature style. Check it out:

We also did an awesome photo shoot with Mark Brooke Photography- if you missed it click here.

To see more of their work check out their blog.

We would love to setup a complimentary consultation at our Newport Beach design studio to discuss your wedding coordination and planning needs.

Check out our portfolio.

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Happy Planning,

AGA

 

This has been a sweltering week so hopefully you are reading this assuming everyone hasn’t turned into melted butter by now! I thought we were into Fall and I even bought 2 new sweaters only to be tricked by the weather gods~ just isn’t fair I say.

We are super happy about our new weekly feature on some of our favorite vendors in the wedding biz. These companies provide exceptional service and dedication to their craft and A Good Affair doesn’t settle for anything less for our clients.

Today’s Featured Vendor~ Capturing Moments Photography

Jaimee Hubert and her team have been in the business of lifestyle photography for several years and she has shot hundreds of weddings which makes her not only very talented but also super comfortable behind the camera. I feel that having a confident photographer who has experience behind them is very important for your wedding or event. We tell all of our clients that they have to connect with their photographer because he/she is going to be with you all day long and you want to feel comfortable with them. Jaimee is so wonderful and easy going and she has a great sense of humor so if you are a nervous bride she helps keep you nice and calm.

Check out some of her amazing images with some of our clients:

This is just a small sampling of Capturing Moments work- check out their porfolio for more.

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Happy Planning,

AGA

We are starting a new weekly feature that we think you will really enjoy! Often as a bride and groom you have no idea where to begin looking for reputable, professional vendors for your wedding. The best way to start is to hire a Professional Wedding Planner who specializes in Full Planning Services because they have long standing relationships with amazing vendors and will save you money with special rates that you wouldn’t be able to get on your own.

However if your wedding budget won’t allow for Full or Partial Planning we would recommend that you hire a Month or Week of Planner at the minimum to take over all the plans you have made so you don’t have to work your own party. If this is the case for your wedding- this is the weekly post you don’t want to miss!

Each week we will feature a fabulous vendor who will take care of your needs, give you a fair price, and offer nothing but professional (unfortunately that isn’t always the case) service.

So keep checking in each week and we hope you enjoy!

Today’s Featured Vendor~ Simply Sweet Cakery

If you are looking for your custom wedding cake, assorted dessert station, bridal shower cake, groom’s cake, or cupcakes you have to check out Simply Sweet Cakery. Brooke and her team do an amazing job and she offers a free consultation at her studio in Newport Beach, CA. Her pricing is super fair and she also offers custom cake stands in her line of Sitting Pretty Cake Stands they really complete your cake decor.

Simply Sweet Cakery is the place to get delicious from scratch cakes and sweets for any occasion.

If you are feeling overwhelmed planning your wedding get in touch with us, we offer a complimentary consultation so you can get to know us and see if we are the perfect fit to be your sidekick in one of the biggest & best moments of your life!

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Happy Planning,

AGA