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It’s Christmas Eve! We’ll keep this short and sweet since we’re sure there’s a lot of festivities going on today! And one thing you can periodically check in on is Santa’s journey! NORAD tracks Santa… follow along!

Don’t forget to leave out cookies and milk for the jolly fellow!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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2011 is coming to a close. And we will all be celebrating the beginning of 2012! We’ll be sending off 2011 and ringing in 2012 with the soon to be married Alicia & Joey at their NYE wedding!

Here are a few ideas for an unforgettable wedding send off!

Sparklers… of course!

Be sure to check out our past clients’ sparklers send off captured on video!

Rose petals…

Balloons…

Ribbon wands…

We love coming up with creative ideas for your wedding! Give us a call to chat about unique ideas just for you!

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AGA

Sweets, candy and chocolate are big on the agenda around the Holidays… as gifts, as party food, even as casual nibbles around the office.

But one traditional dessert we have yet to mention is the Buche de Noel!  A traditional French roll cake shaped as a yule log. And as traditions go… they evolve over time and variations emerge! Check out these yummy cakes you could bring to your next party!

from myrecipes.com via southern living

Check out all the variations of a Buche de Noel here!

Love the different garnishes you can use!

What a beauty!

Hope you’re having a wonderful week gearing up for this big weekend! We sure are!!

Happy Holidays!

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AGA

Check out this fun DIY for some easy and contemporary looking ornaments! The perfect touch to your already well-executed Holiday decorations. Get creative with the color combinations to make it something unique and perfect for your home! We love this since it’s so much like some of the decor from Natalie’s 30th Bday Bash!! (Did you check out the yarn balls?) Here’s another way to do something similar!

From Likainen Parketti (a bi-lingual blog in English and Scandinavian): this tutorial was found on the old blog… but definitely head over to the new blog for amazing design inspiration!

{Click here to continue on to the rest of the tutorial to finish off your beautiful yarn balls!}

We might give these a try from some upcoming event decor! Let us know what you think!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2012 Best of Weddings Pick!

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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

The pressure is really starting to come down… last minute shoppers are going to hit the shops next week! Grocery stores are going to be mayhem. And ease in parking anywhere? Forget about it!

We just wanted to give some last minute decor ideas to help you tie together your final party planning details!

Check out these lovely setups of food and dessert buffets with different Christmas/Holiday color & decor schemes! Christmas doesn’t have to always be the tradish Red & Green, but can be pastels, metallics, or even shabby chic!

Let the inspiration guide you this Holiday season!

:)

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2012 Best of Weddings Pick!

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Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

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Happy Planning,

AGA

It is officially ONE WEEK til Christmas Eve. What’s the busier day for you all? Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Doubtless, it will be filled with friends, family and traditions!

One tradition we have yet to mention is gingerbread house making!
Kids do it in class before Winter Break.
Professionals do it on extravangant level, baking from scratch, and building much more than a house – sometimes a full on village.

What about us normal folk? We pick up a kit (there are MANY MANY to choose from) and have a go at it!
Do it as a group to test your team working skills. Do it solo and show off your own talents.

Check out these beauties!

from Martha Stewart… naturally.

Love the kitchyness of this one!

Check out the different candy varieties you could use… like so! Think outside the box… literally.

Not quite the typical gingerbread house… but how adorable are these???

We could sure use a nice warm beverage with a cute house perched on the rim…

Happy Holidays!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2012 Best of Weddings Pick!

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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

 

There’s nothing like an emotionally moving wedding… tears of joy accompanied by stifled sniffles. We, extremely prepared wedding planners, are always packing some Kleenex for the bridal party, family and friends…

But here’s an idea we found and love! and Eco-friendly too! Custom handkerchiefs, useful and sentimental all-in-one.

Check out Chrissy’s Creations on Etsy for custom embroidery!

And if you think your dad is the stone faced rock of your life… give him one like this, and we’ll bet some tears will well up!

Don’t let your love affair with these handkerchiefs end as embroidered gifts for the family… what about as invites for all your guests?
And for those guests who are criers at weddings, they’ll be sure to bring along their invite to make good use of!

We’re re-visiting Bird and Banner for these lovely ideas using handkerchiefs!

Love this idea too! Include a little hanky with your ceremony program!

Maybe you’d rather keep a handful of precious handkerchiefs for a more intimate setting… we love this sweet idea!

Happy Planning!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2012 Best of Weddings Pick!

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Give us a Ring~ 714.679.1139

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AGA

What better way to close out a good year and start off the New Year than with a gift that keeps on giving?

Check out these Gift of the Month ideas!

Something for the guy perhaps? Beer of the Month Club from GreatClubs.com

Maybe something for the parents or grandparents? Harry & David’s Fruit of the Month Club. (Don’t forget to pick up some Moose Munch too!)

Here’s something different – a Jerky of the Month Club!

And what’s never made better with some BACON?

There are SO many Month of Clubs out there… you can be sure to find one that suits that special recipient!

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2012 Best of Weddings Pick!

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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

The countdown is really going on now isn’t it? Christmas is next week!

How has your party planning been coming along? Has your menu been set? Still trying to find a crowd pleasing appetizer? Here are some eye-catching and stomach-filling ideas!

A fun festive display of crudites!

For the mushroom garlic lovers!

For the bacon and cheese lovers!

For the cream cheese lovers!

With so much delicious food and drink out there, we’re sure to be making some weight-watching and exercise-related New Year’s Resolutions! Have you starting thinking about yours?

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2012 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

So you’ve finished trimming the tree, decorated the house, mailed out your Christmas cards, and planned your party menu, how about taking a night off, bundling up and heading out to Newport Beach for the annual Christmas Boat Parade!

Here’s a tidbit about it from ChristmasBoatParade.com:

“As Newport Beach’s Christmas Card to the world, the boat parade will set the harbor ablaze for five consecutive nights, beginning Wednesday, December 14 and ending Sunday, December 18, 2011. The parade starts off Bay Island at 6:30 pm and finishes at the same site at approximately 9:00 pm each evening.

Beautiful multi-million dollar yachts, kayaks, canoes and other small boats will light up the harbor as a dazzling array of holiday lights and music fill the air at the Christmas Boat Parade. Many of the boats will be richly decorated with animated Christmas scenes accompanied by music and costumed carolers. Some boat owners in the past have spent over $50,000 to decorate their vessels for the event. The Christmas floats will wind their way some 14 miles around the harbor to give viewers in restaurants, yacht clubs, on public beaches, and in private homes an incredible sight that has delighted millions of people for a century.

The Christmas Boat Parade, which has been hailed as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation” by the New York Times, is truly a magical holiday tradition for all ages. The parade continues to be a premier event during the holiday season in Southern California that brings joy and happiness to all that view it.”

 

Hope you and your loved ones have a chance to enjoy this fabulous parade!

 

Did you hear?- We are The Knot’s 2012 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