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Instagram Roundup

 

We’re excited to share this fun roundup of Instagram features from recent weddings- we hope you love them as much as we do!

Sonia and Roger – How about those smiles?

 

Christina and Chris – We’re always fans of a gorgeous sunset shot!

 

Susan and Sean – How’s this for a creative guest book?

#totesheartstoteswedding #lumitone #wedding #cinema

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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.

RW: Ashley and Matt’s Casa Real Wedding

We’re thrilled to share Ashley and Matt’s beautiful wedding at Casa Real! Scroll on for all of the gorgeous details from this sweet butterfly-themed celebration.

How about that hanging installation over the head table? Simply to die for!

And who could say no to a yummy s’mores bar at the end of the night?

Congratulations to the beautiful couple on their lovely nuptials! We were so delighted to be a part of your special day!

Many thanks to B. Jones Photography for sharing these gorgeous photos from Ashley and Matt’s wedding!

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.

RW: Jhoanna and James’ Casa Real Wedding

We’ve got quite the gorgeous Casa Real wedding to share with you today! Jhoanna and James had such a classically gorgeous wedding with timeless details – we just couldn’t wait to show it off!

From the old-school monogram wash to the funky photo booth, their wedding was truly one for the books. And how about that little one? So precious!

We were honored to be a part of Jhoanna and James’ special day – thank you for including us in such a big moment!

Many thanks to David N. Sachs Photography for sharing these gems!

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.

Real Wedding: Lorely and Alex’s Casa Real Wedding

Boy, do we have a looker for you! Lorely and Alex celebrated their special day at Casa Real and we’ve been dying to share this beautiful wedding with you.

From custom gobo washes to sparkling chandeliers dripping with crystals, their dazzling wine-themed wedding was truly a sight to behold.

We wish Lorely and Alex a lifetime of happiness – we hope married life is treating you well!

Many thanks to CMYK Photography for sharing these lovely shots!

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.

Real Wedding: Jennie and Irving’s Casa Real Wedding

Earlier this month, we shared a Borrowed and Blue feature of Jennie and Irving’s wedding and we’re thrilled to share our insider’s perspective! We loved working with these two – they are so clearly in love, and that’s always our favorite thing about our couples!

We dressed up Casa Real with a mix of beautiful crystal chandeliers and a custom gobo wash for a truly romantic feel. The wedding was certainly one for the books – and hey, it doesn’t get any better than a S’mores station!

We were delighted to be a part of Jennie and Irving’s special day – we wish them all the very best in married life! We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to Dana Todd Photography for sharing these gorgeous photos with us. 🙂

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.

Real Wedding: Danny and Vanessa’s Casa Real Wedding

From the soft and romantic drapery provided and designed by Ochun Studio to the dynamic crystal chandelier, Danny and Vanessa’s wedding at Casa Real was simply stunning! Take a look at all of the lovely eye candy below.

Our gratitude goes out to George Street Photo & Video for sharing these gorgeous images with us! Another thank you to Ochun Studio for their event design, drapery, and floral services- it brought everything together beautifully! We were so honored to be a part of Danny and Vanessa’s special day – we wish you both the very best!

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.

Press: Borrowed & Blue San Francisco

We were so thrilled to see Jennie and Irving’s beautiful wedding at Casa Real featured on Borrowed & Blue San Francisco! Their wedding was absolutely stunning and we’ll be sharing an inside look at it later this month, but if you just can’t wait any longer (we don’t blame you!), check out the full feature here.

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.

Meet Kara Andrews of Casa Real!

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 Kara Andrews of Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.

We are thrilled to introduce Kara Andrews, the office manager over at Casa Real, a gorgeous event venue in Livermore!

After graduating from UC-Santa Barbara, Kara wasn’t sure what she wanted to pursue, but after some time exploring the hospitality industry (and getting engaged!), she found the opportunity to work on the opening of Casa Real and the rest is history.

As the office manager, Kara works with couples from start to finish, which typically takes about a year. Her favorite part of a wedding, of course, is the Big Day! “On the day of their event, it is magical to see our copious notes come to life.”

Kara shared a particular wedding mishap with us, as well as how she and her team came through with a solution: 

“During a ceremony, a family member passed out in the front row as the doors opened for the bride’s entrance. The officiant caught the event coordinator’s attention as all guests turned to see the bride. Our staff assisted the family member to a side door and called for medical assistance. The ambulance arrived at the front of the property and no one in the ceremony location was aware of this occurrence.”

She also shared a bit of advice for couples planning their wedding:

“It is so easy to get stressed over the little details of event planning. As my husband reminded me the week of our wedding, ‘There are so many hours in a day. If it is important enough, it will get done. Otherwise, let it go.’ Couples need to remember guests are attending the wedding to simply witness their union. That is what is important on their wedding day.”

When she’s not busy coordinating weddings for happy couples, Kara can usually be found spending her time with her husband and 2-year-old son. “I would spend my time with them whether it’s in our living room or a far away place.”

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.

Instagram Roundup!

It’s time for another Instagram roundup and we’re thrilled to share some of our favorite shots with you!

Kim and Adrian – These lovebirds were so great to work with! Congrats, you two!

We captured this gem during Kim and Adrian's sunset photo session! Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs.!!! #palmeventcenter #bocala2016

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Yasmine and Raymond – We loved this bold shade of blue that they chose for their glam chandelier!

#onelastshot #cogniatcorrigan @paperplanemedia @dui_nguyen #thepalmeventcenter

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Carlos and Margaret – One of the most exciting walks in life… we love this!

Congratulations Carlos and Margaret!!! #losnmarge @cnavv510

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Kimmy and Keith – Talk about a fabulous tablescape!

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Jamie and Joe – We are forever in awe at this glamorous bunch!

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.

Real Wedding: Jasmine and Zi

Jasmine and Zi’s spectacular Casa Real wedding was such a blast to be part of! The couple had such a fun and infectious vibe, and we are so excited to share some of our favorite moments from their day below.

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A big congratulations again to the happy couple!

These beautiful photos are by: TreCreative Film & Photography

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.

Photo of the Week

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Crystal chandeliers and a sequin linen? Sign us up! We absolutely love this combination, and thanks to Kevin who captured this pic on his cell phone at a recent wedding!

Ceremony

How To: Coordinate Your Wedding Ceremony

Coordinating your wedding ceremony can be quite the undertaking, especially considering that there are so many moving parts to look after. From getting the wedding party in order to making sure the flower girl(s) and ring bearer know their cue and the officiant is on schedule, it’s enough to make one person’s head spin! Thanks to your amazing wedding party (and coordinator!), you won’t have to go through it alone.

One of the most important steps when it comes to coordinating your ceremony is to simply get organized. Create a timeline for your wedding day and communicate this to the wedding officiant. This will help him/her ensure that your ceremony doesn’t drag on for too long. After a while, your guests will be ready to eat, drink and be merry! Remember to mention any special rituals (i.e. lighting a unity candle, rose presentation, or jumping the broom) that you wish to perform during the ceremony as well.

Next, get into the details of which friends and family members will be playing which roles. Outside of assembling the bridesmaids and groomsmen, the bride needs to determine who will be the maid, matron or maiden of honor and, of course, the groom needs to choose his best man.

There are serious duties that come along with holding a high office in the wedding party, so choose wisely! The matron or maid of honor and best man are in charge of assisting the couple throughout the ceremony and most importantly, holding on to the rings.

Don’t forget about the little ones in your wedding party! You’ll need a ring bearer and flower girl(s). In particular, the ring bearer will need a trusted adult to hand him the wedding rings before he walks down the aisle. If you have a younger, more rambunctious ring bearer on your hands, swap the real rings for decoys that he can carry down the aisle instead.

Once your wedding party is situated, start thinking about your guests’ needs. One thing’s for sure, they’ll need a place to sit! Make sure that you have greeters or ushers on hand to pass out programs and guide everyone to their seats. Also, while you’re checking off your list, remember that everyone will need to hear what’s going on at the altar. Ensure that you have a solid sound system so that the officiant and your vows are heard loud and clear.

The ceremony is the highlight of your entire wedding day, so make it a good one! Create an experience that everyone will cheer about for years to come!

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.

Photo of the Week

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Today we thought we would throw it back to last year’s Casa Amore event where we showcased our Reclaimed Barn Wood Wood Wall with Monogram Letters. The florals from The Flower House are a perfect complement to the rustic style.

A huge thank you to Madelene Farin Photography for this photo!

First Dance

First Dance Favorites

After you’ve said your vows and sealed them with a kiss, it’s time to get the party started! The first dance will kick things off, which means you’ll need to have the perfect song on hand. Whether you want to slow dance beneath the stars or turn things up a notch, we’ve got you covered. Take note of a few of our favorite songs that’ll give you the first dance of your dreams!

Photo credit: Tyler Vu Photography

Photo credit: Tyler Vu Photography

“At Last” – Etta James
What a relief it is to finally marry the guy or girl of your dreams! “At Last” is a wonderful record for the couple taking a more classic approach to their first dance. You can’t beat swaying to James’ smooth vocals and the songs beautiful lyrics. Every newlywed can relate to the feeling of at last finding true love, which makes this classic perfectly fitting for a first dance!

“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
In the chorus, Sheeran croons, “So honey, now, take me into your loving arms.” Could this song be any better for a first dance?! “Thinking Out Loud” celebrates an eternal love that holds strong even through old age. Play this song as you sway across the dance floor and the song’s magic will surely rub off on your marriage!

“Unforgettable” – Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
Here’s a lovely song that will help create an “unforgettable” moment out on the dance floor. The Coles sing about falling in love with someone so incredible and that special someone finding you just as incredible in return. Everyone will be swooning once your DJ puts the needle down on this record!

“I Found You” – Alabama Shakes
Need a love song with a lot of oomph? Put Alabama Shakes’ “I Found You” at the top of your go-to list. Their upbeat single is an excellent choice considering that you’re going to have many reasons to tear up the dance the floor with your mate. For the couple that wants abandon the traditional first “slow” dance, here’s a great way to shake things up!

You can’t go wrong with any of these amazing songs. You’re bound to give your guests a show that they’ll never forget!

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.

Photo of the Week

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Yet another gorgeous image from Randy + Ashley Photography! Our new Starburst Chandelier is stunning and is a great focal point- plus it creates a pretty epic photo op!

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

Instagram Roundup!

We’ve got a great roundup this week of some absolutely amazing weddings!

Courtney & Michael – So glad the rain clouds parted so these lovebrids could have the perfect day!

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Nick & Edna – So much love and so much fun with these two!

 

Noel & Gerilie – Can you say stunning? That is exactly what this wedding was.

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.

Press: Maharani Weddings!

We were just thrilled to see Avni and Rahul’s gorgeous Indian wedding over at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery on Maharani Weddings this week. From the elegant mandap to the grand crystal chandelier, we loved every aspect of this cultural celebration!

If you’re a lover of details, take a peek at the full feature to take in all of the glory!

Maharani Weddings

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.

Instagram Roundup!

It’s time for another Instagram Roundup! We’ve got some great weddings to share this week.

Jess and Hao – Who doesn’t love a champagne toast?!

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Stella and Jeffrey – A beautiful couple and a beautiful night!

 

Brian and Naomi – Talk about a dazzling send-off for these lovebirds!

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.

Instagram Roundup!

See below for another Instagram Roundup of some of our favorite recent wedding moments!

 

Camille and Arnie – We spy an extremely excited couple

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Michelle and Raymond – Such a fun wedding and great couple!

 

Judy and Ken –  It’s hard to imagine two happier people in this moment

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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.

 

 

 

 

Photo of the Week!

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We are still swooning over this gorgeous ceremony setting from Laura and Billy’s recent wedding! A huge thank you to Randy + Ashley Photography for the image.

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

Instagram Roundup!

We’re back with another Instagram roundup! Take a look at some memorable shots from recent weddings below!

Christy and Danny – These lovebirds tugged at our heartstrings!

So happy for these two! #lewisatlast

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Ali and Mike – What a gorgeous shot of the new Mr. and Mrs.!

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Camille and Arnie
– The bride was such a stunner!

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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.

Beets Hospitality Group

Meet Sandy Zucker from Beets Hospitality Group!

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 Sandy Zucker from Beets Hospitality Group!

Beets Hospitality GroupToday, we’re talking with Sandy Zucker from Beets Hospitality Group! Beets Hospitality Group is an event management and catering company that operates two exclusive event venues, the Palm Event Center in the Vineyard and Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.

Although Sandy “fell into the business” straight out of college, she quickly fell in love with the events industry. After working as a Catering Sales Director at a venue in San Ramon, Sandy made the move to Beets Hospitality Group and we’re honored to work with her on a regular basis!

For her, the draw to the events industry (especially weddings!) is the look of joy in peoples’ eyes. Most couples are planning their first wedding and are on Cloud Nine when they come to Sandy and she is honored to be a part of the butterflies, the nerves, the excitement, and everything in between.

When working with couples, Sandy’s best advice is:

I always tell my couples to have fun with the planning and try not to create something that is impossible. With Pinterest available there are so many styled shoots and unrealistic images that our couples try and copy. I just try to remind them that they should try and create their own Pinterest wedding!

When she’s not running around planning wedding after wedding, Sandy’s favorite vacation spot is Hawaii. With its soft breezes and sandy beaches, Hawaii is a calming place that offers the best way to rejuvenate and disconnect from the craziness that is weddings.

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.

Spring Wedding

Tips for Planning a Spring Wedding

Spring is in full swing, which means more couples are heading down the aisle! Whether you’re all set to tie the knot this season or next year, you’ll want to keep a few things in mind as your Big Day approaches. Get into these wonderful tips for planning an unforgettable spring wedding!

Ensure that your venue is Spring weather-proof
Spring weather is notoriously unpredictable so be prepared for an unpredictable forecast. Check with your venue to see if they have indoor accommodations and/or temporary outdoor structures, such as tents. Most importantly, don’t forget about the allergies that come with spring weather. Make sure that your venue has adequate air conditioning to keep everyone’s sniffles under control. You may even want to stock up on tissues and allergy pills just in case!

Remember, it’s peak season!
Keep in mind that it can cost you a pretty penny to get married in the spring, compared to other times of the year. Vendors are busier during peak season and everyone wants to get married. Engaged couples looking toward the next spring season should be mindful of the deals that come about during the off-season so they can plan ahead to save on their budget. Items like dresses and tuxes can be purchased during the off-season for a fraction of their original price. Setting a date during the middle of the week as opposed to the weekend or earlier in the day (think brunch!) will also shave down the overall cost of your wedding.

Embrace the seasonal blooms
There are a variety of gorgeous floral options in the spring, so stay seasonal! From the all-time favorite, peonies to lilacs, roses and hydrangeas (a low cost option), there is no shortage of beautiful florals to choose from. Even better, many blooms, like peonies, come in a variety of pastel hues that can complement your wedding’s color scheme.

Book your vendors early
Time is of the essence when it comes to booking vendors for a spring wedding. After getting engaged, it’s time to hit the ground running! Waiting until the last minute severely lessens the pool and quality of your options, so don’t wait too long. Also, don’t get too attached to a wedding date before you meet with potential vendors. Getting married during peak season will require some flexibility.

Spring is a beautiful yet busy time of the year for the couples! Plan accordingly to make the most of your wedding experience!

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.

Instagram Roundup!

We’re highlighting special moments from recents weddings with another Instagram roundup! Check out some of our favorite shots below!

Terry and Sinath – the newlyweds were a sight to be had as they danced the night away!

beautiful wedding #LeeSinathTiedTheKnot

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Tooba and Jon – congrats to these doting lovebirds!

So happy for you guys #jonandtoobs

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Chermain and Chethan – we loved the exquisite details from their gorgeous wedding!

Mehendi! #PatelRao #PatelRaoWedding #ChetuKiShaadi

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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.

Meet Michelle Peters of Casa Real!

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 Michelle Peters from Casa Real!

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Courtesy of Michelle Peters

Say hello to Michelle Peters! Michelle is the marketing director at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, a wedding venue located in gorgeous Livermore Valley Wine Country. Reminiscent of a Mediterranean Villa, the property has handcrafted wooden doors, intricately tiled floors, beautiful chandeliers, and elegant limestone carved accents. Perfect for weddings of all sizes, the venue boasts an outdoor garden, intimate ceremony room and an expansive ballroom with scenic views of the vineyards. Award-winning coursed menus, full bar service, and experienced, meticulous wedding coordinators and staff are also highlights of the venue.

Although Michelle received her undergraduate degree in art, it wasn’t until she was writing her thesis for her Master’s at Harvard that she realized marketing was where she belonged. After reaching out to the then-new Casa Real, she just knew that it was the right fit for her – she loved the ability to use her marketing skills to provide such a positive thing for peoples’ lives.

If given some time away from her busy life, you’d most likely find Michelle reading a book on a faraway beach in Hawai’i or hiking through one of the islands’ tropical rainforests.

Michelle shares a few tips for couples who are in the throes of planning their wedding:

Really take the time to talk to your vendors and decide if their personalities and creative styles are the right fit for you and the other vendors you’ve hired.  

You will most likely have a year or more talking to your wedding vendors and they can either be a source of stress or solace. Choose vendors who have the kind of energy you want on your wedding day, have examples of the gorgeous work they have done, and will help you stay on track in planning your wedding. On your wedding day, most of the vendors you hire will have to work together as a team. Try to choose ones that have worked together in the past so that they are already familiar with each other. To create that ideal team, try to ask every vendor you fall in love with for referrals of other vendors they have worked with and listen to their feedback.  

Also, try to follow your vendors on social media. Most will post examples of weddings they have done recently and you can gleam fabulous ideas from them.

Thank you for joining us today, Michelle!

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.

Sneak Peek: Laura and Billy’s Casa Real Wedding

We’re excited to share a little sneak peek at this gorgeous Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery wedding! We’ll be telling our side of the story next week, but we wanted to share Randy + Ashley‘s recap of this very special day. Despite the rain, Laura and Billy had a wonderfully romantic wedding day surrounded by all of their family and friends. Tune in here to see their big day!

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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.

Instagram Roundup!

We have another handful of our favorite Instagram shots coming your way! Get ready to swoon!

Ryan and Princess – we just love all of the gorgeous details from their wedding!

Congratulations to the newlyweds Ryan & Princess! #barlaanfrijaswedding2015 #palmeventcenterinthevineyard

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Thao and Kevin – the Palm Event Center was dressed up to the nines for these two!

What a beautiful wine country wedding tonight. Congrats Thao & Kevin! #happilyeverlaus

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Casey and Natalie – what a romantic shot of these two lovebirds!

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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.

Instagram Roundup!

We’re excited to share another round of fun Instagram shots of our lovely couples! We love providing lighting and DJ services, but it doesn’t always give us a chance to go around and take pictures – so we’re grateful to share some of our favorites!

Lauren and Doug – what a beautiful wedding! We just had to include a shot of that delicious dessert display…

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Ashley and Ricky – talk about a stunning sweetheart table! We loved the effect of the trees against the drapery!

 

Jen and Brennan – we’re crazy about this dazzling wedding design! Bistro lights and chandeliers brought such a lovely effect!

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.

Meet Tyler Giovanetti from Beets Hospitality Group!

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 Tyler Giovanetti from the Beets Hospitality Group!

Courtesy of Tyler Giovanetti

Courtesy of Tyler Giovanetti

As Property Manager of the two venues owned and operated by Beets Hospitality GroupCasa Real and Palm Event Center—Tyler has certainly seen his fair share of the wedding scene. It was his extreme attention to detail that drew him to the events industry and he’s proud to have such a strong Property Maintenance Team that values hospitality as they ensure every detail is just perfect for each wedding couple. Between ensuring the HVAC systems are working properly to designing and maintaining the exquisite landscape of the venues, much of the work is behind-the-scenes but are certainly vital to a successful wedding.

“I am very proud that I get to lead a team of problem solvers, and we are able to find solutions to problems behind the scenes without the client or their guests ever even knowing there was an issue.”

When he’s not on the grounds of either of the gorgeous venues he manages, you can sure bet that he’ll still be enjoying the outdoors elsewhere. Whether it’s backpacking or dirt biking, Tyler enjoys spending his time off on adventures and finding peace in nature.

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.

Instagram Roundup!

We’re excited to share with you another set of fun wedding photos of our weddings, from the eyes of the guests!

Karen and Hubert – we loved working with this sweet couple!

 

Matt and Erin – what a romantic shot!

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Amanda and Miguel – Congratulations to a very wonderful Mr. and Mrs.!

Hankies for Happy Tears! Love this idea from Miguel & Amanda's wedding day! #miganda1023 #palmeventcenter #happytears

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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.

Instagram Roundup!

It’s about time for another Instagram roundup, don’t you think? We love reliving these incredible events, even if just through pictures and videos!

Jen and Eric – talk about a photo booth blast!

 

Christine and Michael – gotta love the gorgeous UCLA theme they have going!

 

Apple and Veasna – the dance floor was no match for these two!

Nae nae at its finest. #meetthemoths2015 #brotherfatherdance #naenae #fridaynightfun

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Avni and Rahul – congrats to this happy couple!

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.

Instagram Roundup!

Today, we’re sharing another round of our favorite shots from Instagram. We love browsing through Instagram photos with wedding hashtags – you get to see a beautiful event from so many different perspectives!

Courtney and Ryan

The very best moment of my life #blanchetbeginning #wedding #bestdayever #love #palmeventcenter #delfordwestflowers

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Stacy and Javi

 

Rie and Joe

So lucky to have been invited as a guest to this beautiful #wedding. Congrats Joe and Rie! #riejoe2015 #bayareawedding #sfwedding

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Congratulations to all of these lovely couples! We hope you are enjoying married life!

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.