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Wedding Planning Roundup: Helpful Resources

One of the most overwhelming parts of wedding planning are the many opinions people have about how your big day goes down. Considering this is your wedding day, you should get to plan it exactly the way you want it! 

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Photography Credit: Ashely Maxwell Photography

Lucky for you, we rounded up a few helpful resources to help with your planning! The more you know, the easier it is to make educated decisions. Without further ado, let’s get this party started. 

Wedding Floral Trends You Need For Your Wedding Day (Glamour & Grace)

If you have an idea of what blooms you want, but don’t know the right words or have the right trends on hand to make the call? This is the blog for you.

Advice Our Favorite Wedding Pros Share With Their Just-Engaged Besties (Love Inc.)

Ready to handle all the opinions, thoughts, and advice every Facebook friend has to share with you? No? Well, that’s understandable. No one is ever prepared for that! Get advice from the pros for how to handle it best!

Communicating Effectively With Your Partner During The Planning Process (Popped!)

Stressful times can easily strain communication with your partner. Let’s avoid all that madness!

Hacks To Stay Organized When Planning A Wedding (Pretty Pear Bride)

The little details can pile up really fast and no one needs their head spinning like a top. Stay organized from the get-go and keep your sanity too!

Copycat Friends: How To Deal With Stolen Wedding Ideas (So This Is Love)

You pour your heart and soul into planning the details of your big day just to watch someone copy your ideas and paste them on their wedding date? Ouch. Find out how to get over that together. 

It’s time to soak in every wedding planning moment with a smile. That’s the least anyone could ask for, right?

Megan + Tyler's First Dance

Palm Event Center Wedding | Megan + Tyler

We are so excited to showcase the beautiful celebration of Megan and Tyler on the blog today! We love working with Palm Event Center, but we love it all the more when we get to celebrate an amazing couple like Megan and Tyler.

Fun fact: Megan is part of the Fantasy Sound family and a much-loved member of the Livermore wedding industry, so you know we had to throw down for her!

Livermore Wedding

Megan and Tyler found the perfect balance between elegant boho and all the fun! 

Megan + Tyler’s First Dance

Our favorite wood-bead chandeliers paired beautifully with overflowing floral arrangements (shoutout to Nicole Ha Design!) truly brought this wedding reception to life. 

Livermore Wedding Lighting

The beauty is in the details — and that is no different on Megan and Tyler’s big day! Their gorgeous wedding cake and captivating floral arrangements tie together all the decor perfectly. 

Boho Wedding at the Palm Event Center

Livermore California Wedding

Palm Event Center provides stunning views all over the venue for countless photo ops — as you can see! 

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Palm Event Center Wedding Livermore

We always love the opportunity to work with such amazing creatives and vendors to make special wedding days like this happen! Thanks to all of our event partners who made Megan and Tyler’s big day a reality!

Photographer: Corinna Rose Photography | @corinnarosephoto

Lighting, DJ, Video, Photo Booth: Fantasy Sound Event Services | @fsesevents

Florist: Nicole Ha Design | @nicolehadesign

Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals | @pleasantonrentals

Hair and makeup: Status Salon | @statussalonagency

Grooms hair: Livermore Barber Shop | @livermorebarbershop

Venue: Palm Event Center in the Vineyard | @palmeventcenter

Dress: J’aime Bridal | @jaimebridal

Tux: The Black Tux | @theblacktux

Wood Beam Chandelier

Chandelier Roundup: 7 Fixtures to Dazzle Your Guests

Event lighting may not be the first thing on your mindt when you begin planning a wedding. In fact, you might even assume that you’re tied to your venue’s current light fixtures. 

But that simply isn’t the case! A beautiful chandelier does more than set the mood for a space with ambiance and lighting — it also serves as décor for your big day! So, don’t get overwhelmed and feel like you  need to become an event lighting expert. That’s why we’re here! 

Here are a few of our favorite chandeliers:

Crystal Chandeliers 

Crystal chandeliers come in all different sizes, colors, and number of lights, so you can find the perfect light fixture to match your big day. Whether you’re going for a classic,minimal look or aiming for a “wow” factor, this is an option that will always fit your needs. 

Crystal Beaded Chandeliers 

Circular Chandelier

Crystal beaded chandeliers are also a versatile choice for your wedding day. Not only do they come in different sizes, shapes and styles, they can also be combined to create a layered light fixture for a high-class look. Our Crystal Starburst light fixture is very popular and always leaves the crowd stunned!

Round Candle Chandelier 

Round Candle Chandelier

The Round Candle Chandelier is the perfect light fixture for a minimalist, simple, classic and clean look. This chandelier fits a modern vibe to a tee! The beautiful and radiant glow is perfect for highlighting focal points in your space.

Rustic Edison Beam Chandelier 

Edison Beam Chandelier

Minimal meets modern with our Rustic Edison Beam Chandelier. This light fixture is perfect if you want to add a pop of greenery to your decor through your lighting. This brings a high-class look through a simple, yet stunning style. 

Geometric Chandeliers

Geometric Chandelier

Gold is IN — what better way to light up a room than with fun, geometric shapes adorning your space? We love adding our Geometic Chandeliers as unique and timeless statement pieces!

Wood Bead Chandeliers

Wood Beam Chandelier

If modern bohemian is your goal, these Wood Bead Chandeliers are a must. Boho styles are perfect in the summer months and bring so much warmth to a space. These light fixtures are perfect to tie your space together! 

Vineyard-inspired Chandeliers 

Vineyard Stave Half Barrel Vineyard Chandelier

If vineyard is your vibe, allow us to introduce you to your perfect light fixture! These rustic chandeliers are perfect for wine-lovers — plus, they’re fantastic “wow” factors that will get your guests talking!

Rest assured, event lighting doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Beautiful lighting makes a big difference in your photos and video, while also adding some wonderful décor to your wedding venue! See something you like? Let’s chat!

Wedding Planning Resources

Wedding Planning Roundup: 5 Helpful Resources

If you find yourself in the “most exciting time” of your life, but are feeling stressed about ironing out all the details of your big day, this is the place for you! You shouldn’t have to stress and worry while planning your wedding. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the best tips and tricks to alleviate some of the wedding planning chaos. 

Wedding Planning Resources

Photo Credit: Studio Dizon

90s and Y2K Music Is Back, Back Again (Love, Inc.)

This news is worthy of the ultimate fist pump! We’d be lying to ourselves if we said we weren’t waiting for permission to bring this back in full force. Get ready to jam out on your wedding day!

Meaningful Wedding Ceremony Ideas (Glamour and Grace)

How do you make something your own if you’ve never done it before? This is a phenomenal resource to help you make your big day YOURS!

The Best Late-Night Snacks for Your Wedding (Glamour and Grace)

This is arguably the most valuable information for your wedding day. It may not seem like it now, but trust us, you’ll thank us later!

Honoring Your Pets on Your Big Day (So This is Love)

Furry friends make huge impacts on our hearts, so why not include them on your big day? Here are a few ideas to help you bring your furry friends with you down the aisle. 

Unexpected Wedding Party Woes and How to Address Them Quickly (Elizabeth Anne Designs)

The not-so-fun part of wedding planning is preparing for the things that don’t go as planned. It’s much easier on you and your partner to be prepared for any potential problems than not, so give this blog a quick read. 

Planning your wedding is such a fun time in your life, so if you find yourself overwhelmed, take a deep breath, step back, and hop back on the ride! You’ve got this!

 

Glittery Chandelier

Photo of the Month – Glittery Chandelier

Enchanting evenings and beautiful receptions cannot happen without the help from our stunning chandeliers! A night dancing under the stars without the worry of weather is easily achieved with this breathtaking centerpiece light fixture. 

Glittery Chandelier

From the gorgeous centerpiece chandelier to the glittering backdrop, that dreamy feel is effortlessly achieved. They may have their eyes locked together, but all other eyes are on the happy couple as they slide across the floor for their first dance. This stunning photograph was captured by Leo Pham Photography and perfectly showcases the breathtaking scene. 

Photography Credit: Leo Pham Photography

Nayeli and Scott

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!

Nayeli and Scott

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

   Fantasy Sound Lighting   Casa Real Couple

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! 

Casa Real Late Night Snack Casa Real

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! 

Casa Real Livermore Wedding

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!

Real Wedding in Livermore Casa Real Wedding

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

helpful wedding planning resources

Wedding Planning Roundup: Helpful Resources

Wedding planning shouldn’t be stressful! With a few tips, tricks, and support, the journey to the aisle can be fun, enjoyable, and stress-free. Lucky for you, we’ve done a little research for you!

Here are some helpful resource to guide you along the way.

Ten Wedding Things You May Hesitate Spending Money on (But Will Be Glad You Did) (Wedding Chicks)

You only plan your dream wedding once, so let’s be sure you get it right! Here are a few tips from the experts. Check it out!

Eight Wedding Shortcuts to Avoid (Brooklyn Bride)

It’s so easy to get planning fatigue and want to cut corners. Trust us, cutting corners will not make your life easier (or your wedding better)! Give this article a read, so you don’t cut the important corners. 

Seventy Best Processional Songs for Your Wedding Party (Brides)

Are you having trouble choosing the perfect processional song for your perfect wedding party? Let’s narrow that list down a bit and review some of the best!

Having a Small Wedding Party? How to Have the Awkward Conversation with Friends (Brides) 

No one likes feeling left out or having tough conversations, so this article is here to help you! Those talks don’t have to be hard; follow the tips in this post to make it an easy discussion.

Groom Duties: The Ultimate Groom Checklist (Brides) 

Even though it’s easy to joke that the groom has it easy, let’s help him out a bit, shall we? Here’s the list he needs in his hands for the big day. 

With a handful of helpful tips and a little bit of knowledge, your wedding planning won’t have to be stressful, and you can enjoy every step of the process!

Photo of the Month – Wooden Chandeliers

The perfect touches to your big day are in all the little details. However, these gorgeous chandeliers hardly feel like little details! Elegantly draped with wooden beads and encased with modern black iron, these stunning light fixtures fit so many beautiful styles. 

wooden chandeliers

This gorgeous photo is brought to life with the captivating floral arrangements done by Nicole Ha Design that add the perfect pop of color. The stunning scene sets the stage for the happy couple and all their loved ones to celebrate their big day with the perfect lighting shining down! 

Want these gorgeous chandeliers at your wedding? Get in touch with us!

Photographer: Corinna Rose Photography  

Lighting, DJ, Video, Photo Booth: Fantasy Sound Event Services

Florist: Nicole Ha Design

Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals

Venue: Palm Event Center in the Vineyard

Event Lighting Q&A

Lighting is critical to the success of your big day. You will want more than a few light switches controlling the look of your space, so it’s best to have a professional handle it! The last thing you want is to poor lighting reflecting in your pictures and videos of your big day after all the hard work you put into planning and preparing. After all, your pictures are the best way to carry the memories of your big day forever! 

Uplighting

Photography Credit: Ether & Smith

Q: Do I really need a lighting designer?

A: Yep – lighting design is what brings the rest of your wedding together! Even the most beautiful flowers won’t look so stunning under stuffy overhead lighting. An expert will ensure that your event space is well-lit while highlighting all of the amazing details.

Q: Do I need to have technical AND decorative lighting?

A: Yes! Technical and decorative lighting have very different purposes. While decorative lighting is intended to dress up your venue and add more dynamism to the space, technical lighting ensures everything is well-lit and functional. For instance, uplighting adds color to the room while spotlights highlight specific elements like the cake table or dance floor!

Event Lighting Q&A

Photography Credit: Ether & Smith

Q: How much can I expect to spend on event lighting?

That ultimately depends on how large your venue is, the size of your guest list, and your overall vision for the space. We recommend setting aside at least $1,500 in your budget, but your wedding planner and lighting designer can help you land on a more accurate estimate.

Q: When should I book a lighting designer for my wedding?

There is no such thing as too soon — especially with this year’s wedding boom! We suggest securing your wedding lighting contract shortly after booking your venue and wedding planner, as lighting will play a significant role in your planning process’s overall design and timeline.

While you might save a few dollars by nixing the lighting specialists, all the elements you invested time planning and putting together will suffer without a professional highlighting every last detail. 

Wondering if we’re the right fit for yor big day? Get in touch with us

The wedding of your dreams turns into a “night to remember” when all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the night under the stars — or is that just our stunning chandelier?

Creative Partner Jinger Lenoard-Norton

Jinger Leonard-Norton, The Flower House {Creative Partner Spotlight}

In this edition of the Creative Partner Spotlight, we’re thrilled to present The Flower House! We love interviewing local vendors and our friends at The Flower House are no different. 

So without further ado, allow us to introduce you to the owner, Jinger Leonard-Norton! 

Creative Partner Jinger Lenoard-Norton

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

Growing up I LOVED weddings, everything about them, and was planning on becoming a wedding planner. With the pressure of outside influences, I went into the corporate world for 15 years and hated everything about it. I did a lot of soul searching and turned toward my original passion. I took a chance and created Romantic Moments a wedding planning service. My company worked with The Flower House with a bride and began a relationship with the owner. Within a few months and lots of cocktails, I became the owner of The Flower House in October 2005. I knew nothing about flowers but what I loved was weddings and the designs became my true passion.

What do you love about your job?

I love helping brides articulate what their wedding will look like to reflect their personality. When the lightbulb goes off and then they can finally see what they have been struggling with. I also love a challenge and force myself to always look for new ways of creating a look. I also love working with my daughter Michaela. Having her to bounce ideas off of and having her support is what I call a beautiful blessing.

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

Trust your gut and stop overthinking things. I see my brides drive themselves crazy trying to make decisions. If you go with your gut feelings, get out of your head, and trust your vendor things will be fantastic and a true reflection of you. Also, change your linens!!!

Everyone needs a vendor who cares about them as much as Jinger cares about all of The Flower House’s clients. If you’re planning a wedding or simply love blooms, be sure to follow them at @theflowerhouse_ca!

Hopefully, you’re lucky enough to bump into Jinger, but if not, we hope you carry the words of wisdom with you as you plan your big day! 

 

Guided Tours to Add to Your Tri-Valley Wedding Weekend

What better way to get to know an area than a guided tour? Not only do they allow you to see a lot of an area quickly, but they offer an excellent bonding experience for your guests. And fortunately, there are plenty of guided tours in Livermore to add to your wedding weekend itinerary!

Tri-Valley Guided Tours

Here are a few of our favorites:

Livermore Segway Tour

Enjoy the vast hills and beautiful wine country without breaking a sweat! What better way to tour the valley and the wineries it offers than by segway?

Livermore Foodie Tour

Don’t let the name fool you; this tour may offer a fine dining experience, but you will also get to soak in history, culture, Livermore’s revitalized downtown and architecture, shops, and much more. And don’t worry about eating too much — this walking tour will ensure you get your steps in!

Lake Del Valle Scenic Boat Tour

Take a cruise and soak in all the beautiful views Lake Del Valle has to offer. Pick out your favorite spot to slow down and take a breath on this 90-minute cruise around the lake. 

Ravenswood Historic Site Tour

History and architecture lovers will swoon over this tour of one of Livermore Valley’s oldest estates. Check the dates and see if you can catch one of these free tours!

Black Tie Transportation Wine and Brew Tour

This tour screams high-class with luxury travel options and custom itineraries available for your choosing. By sampling a wide variety of wineries and breweries, you’ll learn exactly which ones you want to go back to for more!

There you have it – whether you’re a foodie looking for a delicious bit or it’s wine that wins your palate, there’s certainly a Livermore guided tour for you and your guests to enjoy!

 

Follow Us on Social Media

Planning a wedding? We’ve got all the inspiration you need over on the Fantasy Sound Instagram page! 

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The show-stopping lighting and gorgeous photos are enough to hit the follow button, but we’ve also got all the tips and tricks to make your wedding planning a breeze. Whether you’re looking for stunning pictures as inspiration or want to know the ins and outs to make your big day smooth sailing, we’ve got you covered!

Click here to follow us on social media!

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Wedding Planning Roundup: 5 Helpful Resources

Getting engaged is such an exciting time in your life! The last thing you want is to feel overwhelmed by planning all of the fun. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered some helpful wedding planning resources to save you from the stress. 

Let’s get this party planning started!

2022 Wedding Trends (Martha Stewart Weddings)

Turns out destination weddings and micro weddings are here to stay this year. Looking for more wedding trends? You won’t want to miss this article! 

Is There a Specific Order I Should Follow When Hiring My Wedding Vendors? (Martha Stewart Weddings) 

Booking wedding vendors can feel like a lot of work — especially when you’re newly engaged! This article will help you build the perfect wedding dream team without the stress. 

Honoring Your Pets on Your Big Day (So This Is Love)

We’re big fans of seeing couples’ four-legged friends at their weddings! If it’s a priority to have your furry friend a part of your big day, make sure to read this article about honoring your pets at your wedding!  

Navigating Friends + Family the Week of your Wedding (Wedding Chicks)

Everyone is here to see YOU – which can end up feeling overwhelming in the days leading up to your big day. Check out this article for tips to simplify the week of your wedding while putting the guest experience first!

When You & Everybody Else You Know is Getting Married (Everyday Bride)

When the whole friend group is planning a wedding, things can get busy…and emotional. This article will help you all navigate the process with ease, so no feelings get hurt!

Just a few tips and planning the wedding of your dreams can be a breeze! Enjoy your time as an engaged couple and don’t sweat the small stuff. 

 

Summer Wedding Trends: 6 to Know in 2022

Who doesn’t love a beautiful summer wedding? There’s a reason it is the most popular time of year to get married! The warm weather, bright green grass, and flourishing landscape make for a gorgeous wedding day. 

Don’t even get us started on summer destination weddings. Hello, mini-vacation! Let’s make sure your summer wedding hits all the hot trends!

Over the last few years, there have been a lot of new and fun non-traditional traditions popping into the limelight. From ditching wedding parties to throwing a grand celebration following a micro-wedding, couples have found ways to personalize their big day to their liking. What a breath of fresh air! 

Here are a few summer wedding trends to know in 2022:

Intimate Wedding Ceremonies 

These have increased in popularity as people enjoy traditions filled with their close friends and family; no more, no less. Better yet, couples are discovering that their budgets can go much further when they can plan for a smaller guest list! 

Destination Weddings

Destination weddings are here to stay! With travel restrictions lifted, destination weddings are hitting everyone’s books. So if you’ve been bitten by the wanderlust bug, your dream wedding awaits! 

Minimalism & Simplicity

2022 summer wedding trends

Photography Credit: Anna Hogan Photography

If simple is the name of your game, you’ll be thrilled with this trend. Minimal decor and simple florals are popping up left and right. We all love simple, right? These stunning arrangements are everything in 2022!

Pastels

Photo Credit: Hazy Lane Studios

Pastels are back and, with these trendy colors, your summer wedding is sure to glow. Whether you’re at the beach, in the countryside, or looking for elegant ways to introduce color, pastels will be your best friend. 

Black-tie Affairs

Black-tie is in and we are here for it! Dressing to the nines is a hit this summer, so don’t be afraid of adding the words “black-tie affair” to your save-the-dates. 

Wedding Weekends

Why limit your big day to one evening? Wedding weekend experiences are keeping guests entertained this summer. This trend is growing in popularity as people reconnect with their loved ones, and one day simply isn’t enough. So, plan all your favorite events and live it up!

Looking to fill your Livermore wedding weekend itinerary? Check out our recent blog post!

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Channel your inner Holly Golightly – pearls and champagne towers have made their way back into the decor scene. So if you want a classy yet simple and elegant wedding day, think about including these to make your party pop!

Whether your big day is big or small, casual or formal, black-tie or pastel-filled, your summer wedding is sure to be a big hit! 

Photo of the Week: Romantic Wedding Vibes

Happy Friday – this week, we’re wrapping it up with some gorgeous, romantic wedding vibes!

Jenny and Chris’ wedding was truly one for the books. Between the rich florals adorning our rustic beam Edison chandelier and the geometric drop chandeliers peeking out, who wouldn’t want to dance the night away?

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Is Videography Worth the Cost?

Imagine you spend months (or even years) planning the wedding of your dream just for the day to be over in the blink of an eye. All the emotions, key memorable moments, dances (the flower girl was running down the aisle making everybody laugh!), all of it gone with the wind. Just think: If a picture can say a thousand words, how much more does a video that captures it all? Rest assured, videography is one thing you don’t want to exclude from your budget!

The truth is that couples barely remember anything from their wedding day. The whole day is a whirlwind, filled with things to do and people to talk to all day. 

With all of your time spent taking photos or greeting guests one by one, is it really possible to soak it in and remember it all? Everybody plays a vital role on your wedding day and videographers understand the role of telling the story of YOUR day, so you get a lifelong heirloom. 

Here’s what you get from videography services at your wedding:

 

You’ll see things you never saw.

Your videographer will not be glued to your hip like your photographer. While you’re busy getting the perfect sunset picture, your videographer is going to town, recording the special moments with the people celebrating your love with you. You’ll get to relive the moments all over again and see the little things that you missed while you were busy.

Your videographer will float throughout the event, capturing moments between guests, the dance floor, bouquet toss — you get the picture. They’ll get everything on camera!  With only two eyes, there is only so much you can see on your wedding day. A cherished video that captures the many angles of your day will let you appreciate your special day as often as you’d like.

 

You’ll have an extra set of hands on site.

Although videographers spend most of their time on-site shooting, they are readily available to support other vendors when they’re not. Like every person working at your wedding, a videographer knows it is all about you!

If an extra set of hands is needed to make your wedding perfect, they will jump in and help. Ultimately, if everything is marching to the beat of your tune, your video will be replaying the melody of your heart (cue in heart emojis!),

 

You’ll have memories for life.

Photos are lifelong keepsakes, but what are lights and cameras without some action? There’s nothing quite like footage that captures every step, every smile, and every kiss. Nothing beats hearing your vows in real-time, the crinkles on your nose during the wedding speech, or your uncle lighting up the dance floor. Now, imagine listening to your future grandchildren giggle at your inside jokes — isn’t that the sweetest sound?

With your big day coming and going so fast, holding onto every moment is challenging.. Your video will be the perfect evidence that your wedding day was as real and magical as your love. You don’t want to skip out on reliving your special day for all the years to come, trust! 

Interested in learning more about our videography services? Get in touch with us today!

Fantasy Sound on Special Events

We’re so proud to share that our owner, Kevin Dennis, was recently featured in an article on Special Events! We’re increasingly optimistic for the rest of 2021, and he was joined in expressing that optimism by 21 other event pros. Definitely a great read!

Happy 2021!

We made it! 2020 is finally in our rearview mirror, and we’re looking forward to a fresh start with 2021. We know that we’re not entirely out of the woods, but the sense of optimism in the air is incredibly inspiring.

We’re so hopeful that we will be back to creating magic for our couples at their intimate outdoor spring weddings. We’ve been busy in quarantine brainstorming ways to bring the feel of our most popular décor designs to these outdoor celebrations and we can’t wait to tell you about them. If you’re still in need of the perfect decor for your big day don’t hesitate to reach out! We’d love to chat with you and see how we can help bring your perfect wedding day to life. Our team is so excited to get back to work!

Merry Christmas!

All of us here at Fantasy Sound are sending you & yours the warmest holiday wishes and cheer! We hope you’re able to enjoy a safe and festive day with your loved ones!

Photo of the Week

Thanks to COVID this December has looked much different than our past Decembers. Typically we would be super busy with countless corporate holiday parties and wonderful winter weddings, but sadly that wasn’t our reality. Instead of moping around the office  we’ve found a way to stay busy- installing holiday lights!

This house was our first one for the season (we installed *right* after Halloween) and we’re so thankful to all of our clients for keeping us busy this month. We had a lot of fun this season and we see more holiday light installations in our future for years to come!

Fantasy Sound on Southwest Wed!

We were so honored to be featured in Southwest Wed’s recent article “Do’s and Don’t of Outdoor Weddings“! In today’s COVID world safety is everyone’s top priority, and having your celebration outdoors is the best way to keep your loved ones safe. You don’t want to miss out on these tips to make your outdoor celebration as successful as possible!

Fantasy Sound on Catersource!

Screenshot of Article

We were thrilled to see our monthly article on Catersource go live earlier this week! This month’s is focused on communication during times of crisis, which is so fitting in today’s world. Click here to check out the article and let us know what you think!

What Has Casey Hahn of Palm Event Center 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 Casey Hahn of The Palm Event Center

What has been your favorite part about quarantine? All the additional puppy cuddles, time with my hubby, and getting creative in the kitchen! I’ve also been following all of the “quarantine trends” — I have yet to make banana bread or create geometric chalk art though! But my paint-by-number is really coming along!

What has been your least favorite part about quarantine? Not seeing family and friends, cancelled baseball games and two baby showers for my Godson and my first nephew has really been a bummer.

How have you been spending your time? Beside Netflix and chilling… taking lots of walks, committing to live online workouts, working on my tan in the backyard, and listening to music.

What are your favorite local restaurants to order take out from? Kawa Sushi is always my first go-to, but recently I’ve been craving some Taco Bell 😊

What have you been binge watching? Besides Tiger King, I’ve been Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Beverly Hills Housewives, and American Idols.

What are you looking forward to most when all of this is over? Looking at a different 4 walls! HA!

Have you celebrated a birthday or event during quarantine? How did you do it? Easter and my Sister-in-Law’s birthday were both celebrated by Zoom chats with family and ‘cheers’ from afar.

Have you learned any new skills during quarantine? I am looking forward to Rachel Hollis’ Rise Conference this weekend! It is all about leadership and understanding a growth mindset. As soon as my paint-by-number is done I am looking forward to getting started on more scratch art! It’s like scratching a lottery ticket, just with no money at the end and instead you are left with a cool picture.

Is there anything else you’d like to add? Looking forward to seeing all of our couples AND vendors when we can convene again!

Photo of the Week

Jasmine Lee Photography

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!

Real Wedding: Maria + Pat at Poppy Ridge Golf Course

We loved providing the Cranberry Drapery, GOBO Patterns, and 12 Light Crystal Chandeliers for Maria and Pat’s glitzy wedding at Poppy Ridge Golf Course! We love how much of a statement our chandeliers make in this space! The sumptuous florals were provided by The Flower House and Nightingale Photography was on hand to capture every special moment. Maria and Pat just celebrate their first anniversary, and we were so honored to be a part of their special day. Congratulations to the happy couple!

What Has Patricio Angulo of Oyé Productions 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 Patricio Angulo of Oyé Productions

What has been your favorite part about quarantine? All the family time!

What has been your least favorite part about quarantine? All work cancelled for the foreseeable future, and the poorly executed SBA/EDD disaster of a system for financial aid.

How have you been spending your time? A mix of family time, major yard work (fallen tree and building a veggie garden), and re-hauling the office and music room. For the latter, I’m making it video friendly with pro audio gear and starting to build a recording music studio!

What are your favorite local restaurants to order take out from? We’ve been enjoying all home cooked meals!

What have you been binge watching? American Horror Story and Schitt’s Creek. Highly recommend both!

What are you looking forward to most when all of this is over? Playing live music for audiences- I miss it desperately!

Have you celebrated a birthday or event during quarantine? How did you do it? Not yet! Our birthdays are September through November, so we’ll see…hopefully we will be back to celebrating in person by then!

Have you learned any new skills during quarantine? Turning my black thumb into a green one! Once my studio is more functional, I will learn more about being a legit recording engineer. My other plan is to also start some major video editing work. Lots to keep busy with!

What Has Karey Ronnow of Hazy Lane Photography 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 Karey Ronnow of Hazy Lane Studios

What has been your favorite part about quarantine? Baking and making fresh pasta! Both require time, which I’ve got quite a bit of these days!

What has been your least favorite part about quarantine? Postponements of weddings – makes me so sad for my couples. I’m happier when I’m working.

How have you been spending your time? Helping my kids and my students (teacher here too) navigate distance learning. We’ve also watched all of the Marvel movies in chronological order.

What are your favorite local restaurants to order take out from? Sauced. Peasant and the Pear. Mexxis. Pizza Bello. No chains! Only family owned businesses with big tips!

What have you been binge watching? Marvel Movies! Tiger King! Better Call Saul! Ozark!

What are you looking forward to most when all of this is over? WORKING! I’m a big introvert-extrovert. I LOVE being home, but I love being social (in limited quantities of course).

Have you learned any new skills during quarantine? Nope! All the time in the world, but no time for that! LOL My girls (9 and 12) are learning to play the guitar though, so it’s been fun to experience that through them.

Is there anything else you’d like to add? I just want to go to Disneyland!

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!

Photo of the Week

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!

What Has Tylar Delegeane of Tylar Delegeane Photography 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 Tylar Delegeane of Tylar Delegeane Photography

What has been your favorite part about quarantine? I’ve been loving the time I’ve spent with my husband and our pets! We have a dog, six cats and eight chickens (a small farm, I know) so it’s been so great to spend quality time with them.

What has been your least favorite part about quarantine? I really miss working and seeing my family. I miss being outside and photographing all of my wonderful couples, laughing with them and hearing their stories. Social distancing is so tough!

How have you been spending your time? I’ve been cooking a lot more, working in our garden, reading my (very large) pile of books and coloring! I haven’t thought about coloring since I was a little girl, it’s so much fun and so relaxing.

What are your favorite local restaurants to order take out from? We live in San Leandro – home of some of the best taquerias – so we’ve been loving supporting our favorites including Los Pericos, Guadalajara Market and Tacos el Gordo!

What have you been binge watching? Friends and Gilmore Girls – hands down. All day, every day.

What are you looking forward to most when all of this is over? I can’t WAIT to photograph a wedding! I miss all of my couples so much and my heart hurts for them through all of these postponements. It’s been rough, but it’ll be so sweet when we can all celebrate again.

Have you celebrated a birthday or event during quarantine? How did you do it? I haven’t personally, but I love seeing all of the sweet birthday parades that others are posting about on social media. It always brings a smile to my face!

Have you learned any new skills during quarantine? ….does figuring out exactly how long to cook the perfect chocolate chip cookie count? Ha!