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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! A Good Affair’s Delightful December Christmas Countdown has been filled with all different ideas for the season’s festivities- hope you were able to get some great ideas throughout the month. Today is Christmas, Day 25 and what better way to end the series than with thanks! As the owner of A Good Affair Wedding & Event Production I have been blessed with wonderful clients, the opportunity to plan The Knot’s Orange County party, and so much more. I am looking forward to 2012 and all the fabulous events we have coming up!

Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year for so many reasons- most importantly my family and friends! I wanted to share some personal photos with you of my husband Jason and I and our fur babies- Maggie and Piper. We had a wonderful holiday photo shoot with the fabulous Anne of Anne Watson Photography. It was a crazy windy day but that didn’t stop us from heading out to Santiago Oaks park for some darling shots. Check out some of the amazing shots that Anne captured ( thanks so much Anne!).

 Me and my baby Piper- see I wasn’t lying about the wind!!!

Love this shot with my Maggie Mae~ such a love bug!!!

 

This shot of Maggie is so FREAKING amazing~ love love love!

 

I am so thankful for such a wonderful hubby, the backbone support for me and A Good Affair!

 

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from our family to yours!

 

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

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Happy Planning,

Natalie

P.S. If you just got engaged this weekend we would LOVE to talk to you! Give us a call to chat about how we can create a unique, fabulous, and one of a kind wedding for your special day!

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!

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

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Happy Planning,

AGA

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!

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

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

Happy Planning,

AGA

Wrapping gifts can be the easiest thing or the most intricate! But one detail that shouldn’t be left off is the gift tag! After all, you want to know who the gift is going to and, in turn, for the recipient to know who its from.

Check out these free printable gift tags!

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Happy Wrapping!!

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

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!

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

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!

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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

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

 

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

Happy Planning,

AGA

With the Holiday season, the call to get out there to do good deeds is amplified. Yes, we are all very busy people and do what we can to volunteer or donate during the rest of the year. But around this time, you will probably feel the pressure just a teensy bit more!

There are all sorts of charities and foundations to help out, but here are some things to do for the little ones out there:

Find your nearest drop off location and donate a toy!

Put together a shoe box of gifts for a little boy or girl! Click here for detailed instructions!
There are just a few days left to drop off in Orange County!

You can go to your local B&N, pick out your favorite book and donate to a boy or girl of your choice!
(Our picks? If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and Goodnight Moon.)

What charities or foundations are you involved in? We’d love to know!

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

Sometimes gift giving can be tricky. What do you give someone who already has everything? Or maybe you’re trying to stay away from malls this year?

What about an edible gift?! Food is always a special gift… comes from the kitchen, comes from the heart!
And doesn’t it seem like around the Holidays (possibly even starting from Halloween) that candy/chocolate bark comes around?

Bark is really a great gift item – easy to make, lots of variations, and fun to package!

Here are a few recipes we’ve drooled over!

The classic Peppermint Bark:

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Something a little different, Rocky Road Bark:

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and something more gourmet, Whiskey-Marshmallow-Caramel-Bacon Bark:

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We’re hoping to take a shot at making the Whiskey Marshmallow Caramel Bacon Bark. YUM!

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