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Casa Real Wedding | Nayeli and Scott

Casa Real always shows us a great time, but it’s extra fun when the couple is a blast with a wonderful sense of humor. We got to spend some time with the beautiful couple on their stunning wedding day, and we are definitely the lucky ones!

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This sweet couple radiated elegance and class throughout the entire day. Smiles all around all day long!

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The happy couple was surrounded by loved ones and stunning floral arrangements all day long. What really took our breath away was, of course, the gorgeous lighting that shone no matter where you were! 

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The couple wasn’t the only thing here that was sweet. This adorable dessert table was a hit, and the decorations were top-notch and high-class! 

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Happy tears and fanny packs are always the best way to spend the day. Nayeli and Scott had a wonderful support system on their wedding day, which only added to the fun!

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Between the magnificent sunset and the elegant string lights, Nayeli and Scott were illuminated in the perfect ways every moment of the day. Cheers to the happy couple!

Photography: Anna Hogan Photography | @annahoganphotography

Venue: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery | @casarealevents

Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals | @pleasantonrentals

Lighting & Installation: Fantasy Sound Event Services | @fsesevents

Florist: Bloomsters | @bloomsters

DJ: Rich Media Company | @richmediacompany

Photo of the Week: Ceremony in the Round

Have you ever considered a ceremony in the round? Perhaps you’ve never seen it before! This dynamic layout is a great way to ensure all of your guests get a great view. It’s also a sweet way to literally surround yourself with loved ones as you step into your happily ever after.

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Photo Credit: Joy Coakley Studio

Our round beaded chandelier just happens to be the perfect centerpiece for this style of ceremony — as you can see! Add in a circular stage and two floral-lined aisles, and you’ve got yourself quite a stunning design. We love the contrast between the black chairs and white blooms!

Casa Real Wedding | Tiffany + Jesse

Today, we’re bringing a truly stunning Casa Real wedding with you as we celebrate Tiffany and Jesse’s nuptials! It’s always a pleasure working at Casa Real, especially when we get to work with a couple as fun-loving and open-minded as these two.

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Their sweet wedding ceremony brought elegance to the forefront with soft uplighting, gold accents, and beautiful blooms.

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And as we move to the reception space, you’ll notice some familiar floral arrangements dressing up the sweetheart table! (Although you may miss it, seeing that our crystal beaded chandelier really stole the show.)

The starburst chandelier really highlighted the dance floor, putting Tiffany and Jesse center-stage for their first dance. And of course, their guests loved breaking it down “under the stars” as the night went on!

A simple, classy crystal chandelier strung above the sweetheart table added an elegant touch to the space, giving them the perfect photo op alongside blush blooms and greenery.

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However, it wasn’t all fab design! Tiffany and Jesse’s guests were treated to a fully immersive experience with yard games like Connect 4 and Jenga, as well as a DIY horchata bar (YUM!).

So won’t you join us in celebrating these sweet lovebirds? Cheers to you, Tiffany and Jesse!

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More than anything, we’d like to express our gratitude to the wonderful creative partners who made this Casa Real wedding a day to remember!

Photos: Ether & Smith | @etherandsmith
Design: SmittenKiss Planning & Design | @smittenkissllc
Florist: JC Weddings & Events | @jcweddings_events
Lighting & Installation: Fantasy Sound Event Services | @fseevents
Venue & Catering: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery| @casarealevents
Stationery: LettersbyDina | @lettersbyd
Hair + Makeup: Beauty by Chau Nguyen | @beautybychaunguyen
DJ/Emcee: Paul Stylez | @paul_stylez
Display: BooVara Designs | @boovaradesigns
Cake: La Vie Douce Design | @laviedoucedesign
Rentals: Hensley Event Resources | @hensleyeventresources
Dress: Martina Liana Bridal Designs | @martinalianabridal
Photo Booth: Say Ya! Photo Booth | @sayyaphotobooth

Casey Hahn, Beets Hospitality Group {Creative Partner Spotlight}

Today, we’re excited that we get the chance to shine our spotlight on Casey Hahn, the Director of Events for Beets Hospitality Group! She brings a lot of experience not just in events, but in the Tri-Valley area as a whole. So if you’re looking to plan a wedding in Livermore, she’s your gal!

Keep reading to learn more about Casey Hahn and her role with Beets Hospitality Group!


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Tell us a bit about your professional background. What brought you to the event industry?

I’ve been doing events since high school (which was a LONG time ago!) and went to school for Hospitality at Chico State. I’ve worked and done events for City of Pleasanton, City of Dublin, Robert Half International, and Wente Vineyards prior to finding my home at Beets Hospitality Group. I love hosting and planning parties so events were a perfect fit for me!

What do you love about your job at Beets Hospitality Group?

Mentoring event coordinators who are new to the industry as well as making each of our Brides and Grooms most important day come true!

If you could share one wedding planning tip with an engaged couple, what would you tell them?

Remember that it is only 5 hours of your life 🙂 Don’t sweat the small stuff, and know that we will take care of the small stuff for you, and ENJOY your day!


It’s always a pleasure collaborating with Casey and her team at Beets! When you work with her, you can rest assured that you’ll always be in good hands.

Kate Boyle, The Club at Ruby Hill {Creative Partner Spotlight}

We are thrilled to shine our spotlight Kate Boyle to the blog today! Kate is the Private Events Administrative Assistant at The Club at Ruby Hill, which means she’s the one keeping the trains moving for all of their onsite events.

Get to know Kate and how she supports couples at The Club at Ruby Hill!


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Tell us a bit about your professional background. What brought you to the event industry?

I started my career at the front desk of a local hotel in San Ramon with the goal of gaining experience in the hospitality industry because that is my major in college. I really enjoyed the work, even though our only event space was a business meeting room.

I started in June with The Club at Ruby Hill working the front desk and quickly became interested in all of the detailed Event Orders. I would write down the timelines in my downtime so that I could be informed if a guest were to come ask me anything, as they often did!

After seeing how busy the wedding season has been, the leadership team welcomed me to the office to assist the Private Events Manager and the sales team with administrative tasks like processing invoices and deposits. I look forward to gaining more experience in the events business and would one day be interested in working to plan music festivals!

What do you love about your job at The Club at Ruby Hill?

I love the team atmosphere here at The Club and its inspiring to see the backstage process that goes into planning a wedding! My favorite part about The Club is the golf and social atmosphere that surrounds us which makes for a great work environment.

If you could share one wedding planning tip with an engaged couple, what would you tell them?

If I could share one wedding planning tip with an engaged couple it would be to enjoy the process! It can be easy to get overwhelmed with specific details but staying organized and starting early makes for a huge advantage. I’ve seen engaged couples create their own blog-type website dedicated to all of their details along with a specific email address that they correspond to all of their vendors that way they don’t get lost in their personal inboxes.


We’re delighted to welcome Kate to the Livermore wedding community, and we can’t wait to continue our collaboration!

Holiday Party at Casa Real | Sequoia

We’ve been eager to share this holiday party at Casa Real with you, and we’re thrilled the time has come! Sequoia is always showing out for their company celebrations — we’ve transformed Casa Real into everything from a circus to a glam Hollywood flashback. So this time, we couldn’t wait to embrace the winter wonderland theme!

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From the all-white tablescapes to the glistening chandeliers throughout the space, we like to think we had the wintry vibe on lock. I mean, just see for yourself!

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But this celebration wasn’t just about design and décor… It was all about the guest experience! Hello, just take a peek at this sweet S’mores bar that was set outside. And on such a beautiful day, too!

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We had hand-drawn caricatures, aerial performers, ballet dancers, a DIY fry bar, and so much more. Heck, even the Abominable Snowman and Buddy the Elf came to party with us!

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Without a doubt, the show-stopping moment was when Nina Sawant came out and wowed the guests with her aerial performance!

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And, of course, we couldn’t miss out on the wintry ballet performance. What a treat! The stage was decked out with everything needed to transform the space into a wonderland.

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Meanwhile, guests were free to have their caricatures done and interact with roaming performers throughout the space.

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As you can see, Sequoia really pulled out all of the stops for this one-of-a-kind event! Our creative team paired flawless aesthetics with an unforgettable experiential event design. We’re already looking forward to our next Sequoia event — it’s sure to be a blast!

Above all, we’d like to send our thanks to our amazing creative partners for helping us bring this holiday party at Casa Real to life!

Photos: Eli Zaturanski | @elipoint
Design & Florals: Nicole Ha Design | @nicolehadesign
Lighting & Installation: Fantasy Sound Event Services | @fseevents
Venue: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery| @casarealevents
Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals | @pleasantonrentals
Rentals: A Party Place
Dance Performance & Atmosphere: LA Follies | @LAFollies
Aerialist Performance: Nina Sawant | @_ninauiu_
Caricaturist & Silhouette Artists: Circosphere | @circosphere

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Bria + Ryan’s Pleasanton Wedding Featured on PartySlate

Be still our hearts! We were thrilled to see Bria and Ryan’s gorgeous Casa Real wedding featured on PartySlate in all of its glory.

Now, the photos below are just a glimpse of the reception. But wait until you see the romantic ceremony setup and the stunning outdoor lounge space! The combination of draping, greenery, candlelight, and plush furniture is truly a scene to behold.

Oh, and did we mention the nacho bar decked out with all the fixings? It was the perfect match to Bria and Ryan’s two signature cocktails: negronis and margaritas. If that doesn’t sound like a party to remember, we don’t know what does.

Guests were truly treated to an inviting celebration of the newlyweds, complete with a bottle of red wine to take home!

See the full feature on PartySlate here!

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Most importantly, we’d like to recognized the incredible team of creative partners that helped bring this beautiful wedding to life:

Wedding Planner: Amazae Events

Photography: Ashley Maxwell Photography

Venue: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

Floral Design: Bloomster’s

DJ: AVL Entertainment

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen

Rentals: Theoni CollectionBright Event RentalsPleasanton Event Rentals

Lighting: Fantasy Sound Event Services | Enhanced Lighting & Audio Visual

Stationery: Ji Kim Designs

Videography: Featherstone Films

Cake: Cake Creations by Bev

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4 Clever Holiday Event Décor Ideas

The holiday season is upon us! This is the perfect time to celebrate and create wonderful memories that you and your loved ones will remember fondly for years to come. If you’re planning a holiday event this time of year, make sure to bring the cheer! You can start by adding some decorative elements and embellishments to your venue to create a welcoming and festive vibe.

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Venue: Casa Real

Are you struggling to figure out how to decorate your holiday event? This blog post is perfect for you! Read on for tips and ideas to get your holiday event just right.

Wow your guests with interactive food stations

An excellent way to impress your guests is with carefully selected, interactive food stations. These can complement your traditional catering, plus you can jazz them up with thematic décor. The idea is to offer variety and interactivity by getting your guests involved as they prepare their own food or beverage.

Since the holiday season always calls for hot drinks, you can set up a bar where guests can make their own hot chocolate or peppermint coffee. And for eventgoers with a sweet tooth, you can prepare a buffet of holiday treats like sugar cookies, gingerbread biscuits, and cupcakes they can decorate before eating! 

Not only do these food stations offer guests a unique and fun experience, but they also encourage them to mingle.

Adorn your holiday event space with natural elements

A few pinecones, chestnuts, berries, and sprigs of greenery can add some flair to your holiday décor. By using natural elements, you are able to set a warm and cozy mood, and we all know that this is what the holidays are all about!

Have fun with holiday event signage

The signage at your event serves various functions. They can provide information, directions, and even reminders to your guests. But don’t forget to make sure they match your theme to tie the look of your holiday event together!

Consider alluding to Santa, the holidays, Christmas, Chanukah, or winter when crafting your signage. For instance, imagine calling an interactive food station, the Elf-Service Station (Get it? Self-service)! Or, you could add a touch of humor to your decor with “better not pout” tabletop signs. 

These are just a few fun ideas to get your creative juices flowing, but the possibilities are endless!

Place some hanging string lights

If you’re going for a winter wonderland feel for your holiday event, try hanging some ice blue, bright white, or warm white string lights to create the perfect ambiance. You can also opt to buy string lights with a snowflake design. With the proper lighting, you are sure to keep things merry and bright!

Regardless of how you decorate your holiday event, remember to strive for a consistent and cohesive look for your event. Choose a theme and matching color palette, then stick to them. Happy holidays!

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Anie + Jason | Casa Real Wedding

The Fantasy Sound team has been busy at work with this year’s wedding boom and we’re so delighted to be back doing what we love most: giving couples the weddings of their dreams! So it was lovely working on Anie and Jason’s Casa Real wedding  — it was a sweet reminder of the beauty of love, romance, and togetherness. Scroll down for a peek at their big day!

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Alongside bountiful blooms, champagne uplighting and creamy drapery softened the ceremony space at Casa Real for the perfect setting to say “I do.” In addition, we love how the elaborate ceremony arch played double duty at the sweetheart table during the reception!

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Gorgeous florals from Wish Social Events, our much-loved crystal chandelier, and a couple who loves a good time certainly made this Casa Real wedding a celebration for the books!

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We hope you enjoyed our trip down memory lane with the happy couple!

Congratulations to Anie and Jason! Cheers to happily ever after!


Above all, thank you to all of our creative partners for bringing this beautiful Casa Real wedding to life!

Venue: Casa Real Events
Coordinator: Alyssa Hickerson, Beets Hospitality Group
Photography: De Joy Photography
Florist: Wish Social Events
Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals
Video: Lens of Lenox Videography
DJ: DJ Diko
Lighting/drapery: Fantasy Sound Event Services
Paper goods/Signage: Sweet and Crafty
Art/apparel/decor: Hye End Designs
Hair: Liezel Styles
Makeup: Antonia Cruz
Baker: Le Gâteau Elegant
Bridal Gown: BoLee Bridal Couture

Photo of the Week: Luxury Wedding Vibes

This week, we’re bringing you a luxury wedding fit for royalty! Leon and Mari were certainly serving king and queen vibes with their all-white design.

Between beautiful white florals, a raised ceremony platform, and our sparkling crystal beaded chandelier, we loved seeing Casa Real transformed for their sweet celebration!

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Photo of the Week: Glittering Starburst Chandelier

Be still our hearts — our starburst chandelier really showed out for this sweet Indian wedding at Casa Real!

A custom monogrammed dance floor. Floor-to-ceiling taffeta drapery behind a mandap bursting with blooms. A glittering starburst chandelier to catch everyone’s eye. Lush centerpieces bursting with bold colors. These are the ingredients for a wedding dream come true!

Photo of the Week: Flawless First Dance

The first dance is a monumental moment of a wedding day, and it’s only right to have the perfect dance floor to fit it!

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This beautiful couple transformed Casa Real with an elevated dance floor, crystal chandeliers, and a sweetheart lounge that is just bursting with blooms. How’s that for a perfect setting to dance away into your happily ever after?

Photo of the Week: Romantic Gobo Wash

There’s nothing like the first kiss of happily ever after — especially with our romantic scrolling leaves gobo wash for a backdrop!

Event lighting is a powerful way to create a mood and there’s no better example than this sweet ceremony design at Casa Real. If you want a wedding unlike any other, consider a gobo wash to add an extra special touch to the scene!

Photo of the Day: Sophisticated Minimalist

This beautiful minimalist design is proof that less can definitely be more! While we always appreciate a grand design bursting with blooms and other bold design elements, there is something special about a minimal design. It allows love to take center stage and create an intimate atmosphere for all to enjoy.

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We are big fans of Casa Real to begin with, so we know their space is lovely as-is. (Seriously, it’s the perfect blank slate to dress up!) But, can we take a moment to appreciate this glam minimalist vibe? Simply exquisite.

Oh, and let’s not miss that lovely white floral cake suspension staged with champagne uplighting! Color us speechless – but who needs words when you can convey meaning with a minimalist sophisticated look like this?

Between a crystal chandelier dripping overhead, luxurious white and cream lounge spaces, and chic gold candle arrangements, this sweet couple transformed the space into a romantic retreat made to celebrate their love. And, of course, there is no better way to seal the deal than with a kiss!

Cheers to customizing a space that is perfect for you and sweetheart to say “I do” and kick off your next chapter together on the right foot. Pop the bubbly!

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Photo of the Day: Bountiful Elegance

Boy, do we have a photo to share with you today! This gorgeous floral arrangement encircling our 16-candle crystal chandelier exudes elegance and class, and we are HERE for it! *swoon*

With lush white and pink flowers, subtle touches of greenery, and glass + crystals dripping from all around, we think this fixture really dressed up Casa Real to the nines. Add some sweet chiffon drapery, extra greenery, and a sweetheart table bursting with blooms; sounds like a wedding day to remember, huh?

Photo of the Week: Serene Greenery

Bring on the greenery! If serenity were a picture, this is what it would look like: Two heartbeats becoming one rhythm.

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This lovely couple hosted their reception at the beautiful Casa Real. Our rustic wooden beam Edison chandelier is the perfect counterpart to the delicate greenery and white florals that represent harmony and balance. Doesn’t get more serene than that, wouldn’t you say?

(Oh, and did you peep our reclaimed barn wood panel wall serving as the perfect sweetheart table backdrop?)

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We all could use a little extra LOVE right now…

We hope that you and your family are staying safe, sane, and healthy during this time! And please remember to wear your mask, because we are dying to get back to doing what we LOVE!

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Photo Credit: Adam’s Point of View

Don’t mind us…we’re just daydreaming of the day when we can create gorgeous weddings again! This was one of our favorites from earlier this year- we had such a blast with this unique drapery design. It added such a statement and went so well with the elegant floral chandelier created by Nicole Ha Designs!

What Has Kara Andrews of Casa Real Been Doing in Quarantine?

This is a part of our Creative Partner Spotlight: Quarantine Edition series, where we show you what our creative partners from all around the Bay Area have been up to during quarantine. Today, we’re checking in with Kara Andrews of Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

What has been your favorite part about quarantine? Enjoying lunch every day with my husband and son.

What has been your least favorite part about quarantine? Not seeing family and friends…I sure miss those cocktail hours!

How have you been spending your time? Remotely working and helping my Kindergartener navigate online schooling. A huge shoutout to all of the teachers out there!

What are your favorite local restaurants to order take out from? Taqueria la Mexicana

What have you been binge watching? Schitt’s Creek and Ozark

What are you looking forward to most when all of this is over? Drinking and eating out with family and friends; traveling; socializing!! You name it and I’m looking forward to it!

Have you celebrated a birthday or event during quarantine? How did you do it? For my brother-in-law’s birthday, the family did a Zoom meeting cocktail hour to celebrate. For once, we were not allowed to talk over one another!

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We’re getting all the whimsical spring vibes from this decorated arbor 😍 Wishing we could be out there creating magic like this for our couples, but hopefully we will be back out there soon!

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This photo from Ashley and David’s Casa Real wedding leaves us absolutely speechless! A huge thank you to KDW Photos for sharing their images with us!

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We absolutely LOVE this photo from Mia and Jovo’s May wedding at Casa Real! Their wedding party performed a traditional dance for them and you can just tell that everyone is having an absolute blast. Thanks so much to Rhee Bevere for capturing the whole day, but especially this magical moment!

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Cannabis Content & Media Photographer Jennifer Skog

Jenny and Chris’ February wedding was absolutely breathtaking and we can’t stop swooning as we review the pics! Jennifer Skog captured their first dance beautifully and Nicole Ha really knocked it out of the park with the florals!

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We just received the official photos from last year’s Casa Amore and we could not wait to share them with you! We thought we’d start off with this shot captured by Rhee Bevere Photography, featuring our Statue LOVE Letters, Drapery, Wooden Arbor, and Geometric Chandeliers! They all pair beautifully with the stunning lounge from Pleasanton Rentals and the Delford West florals and greenery really tie everything together. This was one of our favorite vignettes from Casa Amore and we hope you loved it too!

Meet Alyssia Lundgren from Casa Real & The Palm Events Center

This is a part of our Creative Collaboration series, where we introduce you to our creative partners from all around the Bay Area. Today, we’re introducing you to Alyssia Lundgren from Casa Real & Palm Events Center.

Our company, Beets Hospitality Group, is a catering and event management company. We primarily focus on detailing and executing Bridal, Corporate, and Social events at our two properties in Livermore Wine Country, Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery and The Palm Event Center in the Vineyard.

We asked Alyssia to tell us about what inspired her to pursue a career in weddings and how she got started in the industry.

I paid my way through college as a restaurant server, eventually becoming a manager, then event director for a restaurant; this position included managing rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and small wedding receptions. Hospitality is in my soul, I LOVE that in one brief experience you can change someone’s mood, relieve stresses, and be a small part of a memory they may cherish forever. Now I get to be a part of one of the most substantial memories a couple and family can share, and I get to do it everyday. It’s amazing.

Alyssia also shared what her favorite part about being in weddings is.

I must preface this by saying that for me, it is always difficult to answer any question that starts with “What is your favorite…”, however if I had to pick one element it would be seeing two people from different families, different childhoods, sometimes cultures, religions, traditions, etc. come together to start a new family. Its such a powerful, beautiful thing to see how those two worlds are merging into one. Its one of the most rewarding moments when we can assist in navigating this new path, honoring both histories as they start their future. But even above that amazing reward, we get the honor of being a part of their families and traditions and culture, even for a short time. For that, I am beyond grateful, for everything I’ve learned and how much I’ve grown because of our couples.

Alyssia is also sharing the one piece of advice she likes to give couples planning their wedding.

1. Hire an amazing team of vendors and then trust them. There is nothing more valuable than having an all-star team of vendors on the day of your wedding.

2. Think-of, plan, picture every detail, up until your rehearsal – and then become the bride and groom. Remember, you have hired an amazing team of professionals and that you can trust them (as long as you’ve followed advice #1).

Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.

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Did you know Geometric Chandeliers are now gold?! We are absolutely obsessed with their transformation and they certainly pop amidst all the greenery.

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We absolutely adore this photo of Alice and Joe that was captured by Junshien Photography! We had a ton of fun working with them to discover a way to bring the starry night sky indoors!