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Wedding Planning Roundup: 6 Helpful Resources

We never want couples to feel overwhelmed by the wedding planning process, but we also want to avoid underwhelm from their big day not going as planned. That’s why we’ve rounded up some helpful tips to make this planning process better for you!

Wedding Planning Resources

Photography Credit: Hazy Lane Studios

Check out these resources to help you along the way:

How to Level Up Your Ceremony Design (Glamour & Grace)

If you want to take the look of your ceremony to the next level, you’ve come to the right place. That “wow” factor is just a click away!

The First 8 Wedding-Planning Decisions You Need to Make After Getting Engaged (Martha Stewart Weddings)

It’s easy to get overwhelmed figuring out where to start something you’ve never done before. Take a deep breath! Steps one through eight are waiting for you whenever you’re ready!

DIYing Your Wedding: What to Try and What to Leave to the Pros (Glamour & Grace)

“It can’t be that hard” — every DIY couple’s famous last words. There are so many wonderful DIY opportunities to make your wedding special and affordable, but make sure you’re picking the right opportunities!

Tips for Planning a Guest List Full of Love and Support (Love Inc.)

No one needs a day of passive aggressive remarks from a distant relative. A guest list filled with the best of the best ensures pure bliss on your big day!

Your Wedding Vendor Tipping Cheat Sheet (The Knot)

A guessing game no one wants to play: how much to tip the vendor. No need to ask questions on a taboo topic! We’ve got it all right here. 

50 Creative Wedding Favors That Will Delight Your Guests (Martha Stewart Weddings)

When you spent all day wowing your guests with a top-notch wedding, nothing says over the top like the best wedding favors. 

With the power vested in us by the Fantasy Sound team, I hereby declare you prepared! Go forth and conquer, lovebirds!

Jessica and Kurt's Palm Event Center Wedding

Palm Event Center Wedding | Jessica + Kurt

We always love celebrating our couples, and we loved every minute celebrating with Jessica and Kurt! This sweet and vibrant couple brought smiles to everyone’s faces until the day was done — and we couldn’t help admiring their love for one another!

Palm Event Center Wedding

These two put together an elegant yet simple wedding day — talk about beautiful!

Jessica and Kurt Livermore Wedding  Jessica and Kurt's Palm Event Center Wedding

The iron chandeliers casted a moody romantic vibe that made their white roses and greenery pop. It was the perfect industrial-chic combination! 

Livermore Wedding

The beauty of their big day really shined through the details, with specialty drink and snack stations tying the mood of the room together!

Livermore, CA wedding

Livermore, CA wedding

With a bunch this fun, it’s impossible not to have the best day ever! With their besties by their side, Jessica and Kurt were able to be themselves and live it up.

Palm Event Center Wedding 2022 Bridesmaids Livermore, CA

That’s a pretty great start to a lifetime together, if we do say so ourselves! 

Jessica and Kurt's Palm Event Center Wedding

Congratulations, Jessica and Kurt! The beauty of their big day wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing creative partners. Thank you for helping us make the happy couple’s big day so special!

Photography: Hannah Berglund Photography | @hannahberglundphotography

Venue: Palm Event Center | @palmeventcenter

Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals | @pleasantonrentals

Lighting & Installation: Fantasy Sound Event Services | @fsesevents

Florist: The Flower House | @theflowerhouse_ca

Linens: Napa Valley Linens | @napavalleylinens

DJ: Amos Productions | @amospro

california wine month

Celebrating California Wine Month in Tri-Valley

September brings us one of the best times here in Livermore: California Wine Month! The Tri-Valley area is made up of top-notch wineries, and we love any excuse to talk about wine. 

california wine month

Visiting the wineries in Livermore is a must-do when you’re here any time of year, but harvest season in the valley is something special! Get behind-the-scenes looks at the winemaking and harvesting processes, enjoy events, and book tastings at wineries across the Tri-Valley area. 

We have a few favorite wineries, so check out their schedules and don’t miss out on the fun! See a list of our faves here!

25 Best Songs for a Wedding

25 Romantic Songs for Your Wedding Ceremony

One of the biggest challenges couples face during the wedding planning process is selecting the perfect music for the wedding ceremony! Music is an integral part of your wedding day and sets the tone for the ceremony, so we understand the pressure.

25 Best Songs for a Wedding

Photography: Kat Ma Photography

But, as any DJ should, we also happen to know some of the best weddings songs around — so let us help!

Here are 25 songs to consider for your big day:

Prelude 

  • Better Together by Jack Johnson
  • Rewrite the Stars by The Piano Guys
  • Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran
  • Maestro by Hans Zimmer
  • Fearless by Taylor Swift

Pre-processional

  • Over the Rainbow by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole
  • Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
  • Marry Me by Train
  • Baby, I Love Your Way by Peter Frampton
  • Oh, It is Love by Hellogoodbye

Processional

  • Open Arms by Journey
  • How Long Will I Love You? By Ellie Goulding
  • Only Time by Enya
  • You Are The Reason by Calum Scott
  • Beautiful Day by U2

Recessional

  • Hallelujah Chorus (from The Messiah) by George F. Handel
  • Spring Allegro (from The Four Seasons) by Antonio Vivaldi
  • We Found Love by Rihanna and Calvin Harris
  • I Choose You by Sara Bareilles
  • On Top of The World by Imagine Dragons

Postlude

  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Tammi Terrell & Marvin Gaye
  • Soldier by Gavin DeGraw
  • For the Beauty of the Earth by John Rutter, The Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia
  • Feelin’ Alright by Joe Cocker
  • I’ve Been Waiting For All My Life by Tootsie

Remember, this is your big day — make it yours! It’s important to work with your DJ or ceremony musicians to create the perfect playlist. Need help? Let’s chat!

A Look Ahead at Fall Wedding Trends in 2022

As summer comes to a close, we cannot wait to see all the wedding trends popping up for the fall 2022 season! Fall wedding trends are to die for — there’s a reason October is the busiest wedding month for most regions!

Let’s dive into a few fall wedding trends on the horizon:

Virtual Save-the-Dates and RSVPs

Fall 2022 Wedding Trends

When push comes to shove, easy and cost-effective options are the way to go. Virtual save-the-dates save time and money for everyone involved. You don’t have to worry about wrong addresses or guests losing them in a pile of mail. You can send a text or email, and bam! You’re all set. 

If you dread spending hours addressing save-the-dates and placing stamps on just right, the virtual route is a perfect solution. With wedding websites, it’s never been easier to keep track of your guest list and manage your RSVPs, so you might as well keep it all in one place!

Wedding Weekend Getaways

Wedding Trends for Fall

With travel back on everyone’s agenda, weddings are becoming a wonderful excuse for a getaway. Turning destination or out-of-state weddings into long weekends is a mini vacation waiting to happen! After the travel hiatus of the century, people are chomping at the bit to spend time outside of their familiar areas. 

Bold Colors

Colorful Fall Wedding

After what seems like years of neutral colors in wedding décor, vibrant is back! Big, bold, beautiful colors are making their grand re-entrance into weddings this fall. With colors livening up the party and giving decor a personality, the party is only just beginning. Whether couples are starting with small pops of color or diving headfirst into the world of Pantone, we are excited to see it happen!

Honeymoon Registries

Trends for Fall 2022 Weddings

As the average age of couples getting married continues to climb, wedding gifts aren’t necessary like they used to be. Couples have already #adulted for awhile and likely own everything they need, so instead of upgrading to a new toaster, many are choosing to indulge in adventure! 

Free honeymoon registries have increased in popularity, with wedding goers free to contribute to a honeymoon fund with a thoughtful note. Couples can also send a thank you note right from the website. The ease, convenience, and benefit for all involved makes life a (beachy) breeze!

Pearls

Trending for Fall 2022 in Weddings

The vintage style takeover hasn’t stopped at the wedding industry. Pearls have made a huge comeback and we are here for it! The beauty, grace, and elegance of the vintage aesthetic make pearls an easy decision for decor, jewelry, or accents on veils, dresses, or shoes. 

As summer begins to wind down and we start to pack up our sandals, we can all look forward to enjoying the fun and fresh wedding trends fall will bring. We can’t wait to see these trends in action — so whether you are attending, planning, or celebrating your wedding, enjoy!

Elegant Sweetheart Table

Photo of the Month: Elegant Sweetheart Table

An elegant sweetheart table of your dreams: White roses, greenery, and our iconic rustic Edison beam chandelier. With a satin backdrop to make all the details of your big day pop, you’re bound to achieve the look of your dreams! The rustic aesthetic from the chandelier and a pop of industrial with the edison bulbs ties this space together perfectly

Elegant Sweetheart Table

Our rustic Edison beam chandelier fits every style — dress it up with florals and greenery (as seen here!), drapery swag, or leave it bare for a simple, classy look. Add some candles to the scene for the icing on the cake! 

Cheers to Ashley Maxwell Photography for capturing every inch of the beauty!

Real Winery Wedding

Casa Real at Ruby Hill Wedding | Thuy and Keheim

It’s always a beautiful day to celebrate a wonderful couple! Today, we’re featuring Thuy and Keheim and their elegant wedding day at Casa Real at Ruby Hill. 

Real Winery Wedding

Winery wedding in california

I mean, look at these sweet lovebirds! Who wouldn’t want to celebrate them? A wedding to remember is absolutely an understatement. 

Casa Real Wedding

Livermore Winery Wedding

Fun-filled and ready to party, they celebrated the couple in the classiest way; this wedding party came to have a blast!

Casa Real Wedding

California Real Wedding

Every detail of Thuy and Keheim’s big day exuded beauty, grace and class.

Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

Casa Real Events

From tasteful Edison bulbs to luxurious round chandeliers, we lit up the night at Casa Real for Thuy and Keheim!

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Thuy and Keheim’s wedding was night to remember for everyone involved! 

Livermore, California Wedding Casa Real

Congratulations to the happy couple!

And a huge thanks to everyone who made this beautiful day possible:

Photography: Studio Dizon | @studiodizon

Venue: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery | @casarealevents

Lighting & Installation: Fantasy Sound Event Services | @fsesevents

Delford West Flowers

Karl R Eckel, Delford West Flowers {Creative Partner Spotlight}

Floral arrangements can make an event space come to life with the right florist. Lucky for you, we got to interview the very talented owner of Delford West Flowers, Karl R. Eckel!

He’s got an extraordinary eye for design, but we’ll let him tell you more about himself!

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

I was brought into the event industry on a recommendation from my uncle, a friend needed a part time driver for a flower shop. It was during high school and I was in the work study program and was able to attain credits with a part time job. After working there for two years, I wanted to own my own business and decided on a flower shop.

What do you love about your job?

I love my job because it is always changing and evolving, from the business aspect as well as the clients. I knew that I was not a person to work in an office with set hours. Even though we sell wedding flowers, I feel we are helping people fulfill the dreams of their perfect wedding, no matter how big or small.

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

The best tip I can give to engaged couples is to have the wedding they want; the only people they should please are themselves.

Who doesn’t want the best of the best bringing their space to life?! If you’re looking for a fantastic florist in Livermore, Delford West Flowers can hook you up. Check out their floral eye candy at @delfordwestflowers while you’re at it!

 

Vendor Credits –

Venue: Palm Event Center in the Vineyard
Wedding Coordinator: Ybarra Events
Videographer: Toast Wedding Films
Florist: Delford West Flowers
DJ: DJ Jeremy Productions
Hair & Makeup Artist: Styles By Ann
Wedding Dress: Novella Bridal Boutique
Tux: Generation Tux
Lighting: Fantasy Sound Event Services
Livermore Wedding Venue

Venue Spotlight: Fox Hill Ranch

The Tri-Valley area has many wonderful venues to offer and we are thrilled to highlight Fox Hill Ranch! Rustic, classy, and farmhouse chic, Fox Hill Ranch offers the perfect spaces to fulfill your rustic wedding dreams. 

Fox Hill Ranch

Fox Hill Ranch offers a few spaces to enjoy on your wedding day, including:

  • The Barn: Perfect for a reception and offers plenty of space for dancing and activities.
  • The Pavillion: Enjoy your ceremony under a beautiful pavilion that will stand out not just in your pictures and video, but in your guests’ eyes too!
  • Bonus: You’ll also find a quaint area that throws you back in time to the Old West with a saloon, hotel, and bathhouse that is perfect for guests to explore during cocktail hour. Talk about unique photo opportunities for you and your guests!

Livermore Wedding Venue

In addition to the staged spaces, the property offers a suite to take photos while the wedding party gets ready. With mirrors, tall ceilings, and room for the whole gang, Fox Hill Ranch is ready to accommodate you and your loved ones!

A wedding venue like no other, Fox Hill Ranch will make your big day stand out for years and years to come. To live out the farmhouse wedding of your dreams, schedule a tour of Fox Hill Ranch!

Address: 3458 Byer Rd, Byron, CA 94514

Phone Number: (925) 580-9125

Vendor Credits:

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! 

Livermore Wedding

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

Creative Partner Jenny Hitesman

Jenny Hitesman, Beets Hospitality {Creative Partner Spotlight}

We’re back with another Creative Partner Spotlight! Event managers can make or break your big day, and we’re lucky to know some of the best in the industry. So today, we’re chatting with Jenny Hitesman, the event manager for Beets Hospitality Group who oversees all the happenings at Palm Event Center & Casa Real. 

Without further ado, we’ll let Jenny take it from here!

event manager for Beets Hospitality Group

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

There are many people who say they were raised in the hospitality industry, but not many can say that they grew up working for one company. I live and breathe weddings and events, and I love getting to run them for the place I love! I knew I loved the weekend job that I worked through High School & College, but little did I know that it would turn into a life-long career. I met my husband here; I’ve made great friends through the years and love what I do.

What do you love about your job?

The interactions with both clients and peers bring me overwhelming amounts of joy. I almost feel just as excited for each client’s big day as they are, sometimes more. I’ve harbored some great friendships with both peers and past clients through my time in the industry. I can honestly say there hasn’t been a person in this industry I haven’t had a positive experience.

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

Just have fun. Don’t sweat the small stuff. While, yes, every detail matters, don’t forget the “why.” Don’t forget the sole purpose for all the stresses that come with the wedding planning process. Ultimately, you are preparing to celebrate your love.

Event managers are there with you from beginning to end, and Jenny is exceptional at bringing clients’ dreams to life. Want to get in touch with Beets? You can start here

Guest Accommodations

5 Livermore Accommodations for Your Out-of-Town Wedding Guests

There tends to be a lot of pressure when it comes to selecting a hotel for your guests to stay during  your wedding weekend. Naturally, you want it to be a great stay while also fitting within everyone’s budget — and that can be a tricky line to walk, especially if you’re expecting a lot of out-of-town guests. 

If you’re at this stage in planning, this blog post is for you! Let’s explore a few of the local options for your Livermore wedding.

Livermore Accommodations

The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa

Resort and spa? Say less! The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa knows how to treat guests with class, beauty, and relaxation. This is a location you won’t regret booking — and your guests will love the getaway vibe!

Hilton Garden Inn

You can’t go wrong with a tried and true Hilton Garden Inn. The benefit of staying at a chain hotel is knowing precisely what your guests will get: cleanliness, comfort, and reliability. 

Residence Inn

Who doesn’t love a Marriott hotel? They always please the masses! If you have frequent travelers attending your wedding, a chain hotel is much appreciated by your guests with rewards. 

Best Western Vineyard Inn

It’s the best of both worlds when your guests get to return to a comfy room and beautiful views! Your guests will love the beautiful Best Western Vineyard Inn.

Homewood Suites by Hilton 

Give your guests the comfort of Homewood Suites! With so much going on during a fun-filled wedding weekend, coming back to a cozy room is just what they need. 

For parties on the larger side, Airbnb is also an excellent recommendation for your guests. It’s also a great way to kick off the festivities with your wedding party! Your guests are there to celebrate you, so make sure you feel good about your room blocks. Your family and friends will bring smiles and support!

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!

Crooked Vine & Stony Ridge Winery

Venue Spotlight: Crooked Vine & Stony Ridge Winery

Livermore, California has a multitude of beautiful wedding venues that scale the stunning countryside. Crooked Vine & Stony Ridge Winery is one of these venues, offering breathtaking views of their vineyards. 

There are a number of event spaces available for booking that include:

  • Lush lawn with rustic wooden gazebo – perfect for ceremonies!
  • Garden Courtyard with lights and a shaded arbor
  • Barrel Room filled with rustic vineyard vibes

When you celebrate your wedding at Crooked Vine & Stony Ridge Winery, it comes with a few bonuses:

  • An on-site event manager to help you plan your day
  • Use of their newly remodeled bridal suite with private bathroom, dressing area, floor-length mirrors, vanities, and comfortable seating to relax before your event
  • Complimentary one-hour rehearsal time block
  • White padded chairs and a variety of table sizes for your ceremony and reception
  • Glassware included with the beverage package
  • Set-up service and tear down 
  • Nine hours of onsite time for setup, celebration, and cleanup

Crooked Vine Winery is available for weddings, private parties, and corporate events seven days a week. If you are ready to take a tour, call the number below to get on the books!

Address – 5625 Greenville Rd, Livermore, CA 94550

Phone Number – (925) 449-0458

7 Creative Wedding Entertainment Ideas to Spice Up Your Wedding

Who doesn’t want their wedding to be the event of the year? Imagine your big day as a day no one will ever forget — that sounds pretty amazing, right? Well, with the right wedding entertainment, it’s not as hard to achieve as you think! 

With just a few creative wedding ideas, your celebration will undoubtedly be one for the books. To keep the fun rolling all night, keep reading and get your creative juices flowing!

Yard games

Let’s not overlook a simple yet super fun addition to any party! Instead of guests feeling stuck at their table, they can have the opportunity to play cornhole, horseshoes, rope toss, giant Jenga, connect four, and other yard games. Everyone loves the opportunity to play — and a little friendly competition never hurt!  What’s more fun than a classic backyard party experience?

Team mascots

Just think about how stoked your guests would be if everyone’s favorite team mascot walked in to join the party; too fun, right? Dancing and snapping photos with your fave mascot will definitely stick with your guests for years to come! 

Live entertainment

wedding entertainment

Photo Credit: Maurice Ramirez

Live entertainment isn’t limited to live bands! Comedians, impersonators, artists (caricature, silhouette, etc.), tarot card readers, and many more are ready to join your big day and get your guests in the party mood. Whether they’re warming up the crowd during cocktail hour, livening up the reception after dinner, or surprising your guests near the end, there are a multitude of options to keep your loved ones on their toes!

DIY food stations

interactive food stations

Photo Credit: Jay Tsai Photography

Doughnut towers, ice cream sundae bowls, chocolate fountains, popcorn bowls, champagne flute stations, and so many more options are ready for you to make your own! Everyone loves an opportunity to eat, especially something they love! Get your guests off their feet and into your creative use of space and food; you and your guests will not be disappointed! 

Choreographed dances

Hear us out: flash mob. Nothing like shaking up your guests’ expectations like surprising them with entertainment filled with familiar faces! This will take a little more time and planning but is so worth the added pizzaz on your big day. It’s also a very fun bonding moment for you and your wedding party!

A nod to shared passions

Think outside of the box. What are you and your future spouse passionate about? How can you incorporate that into your wedding day? The options are endless for your big day’s itinerary, so make it your own! If you love board games or murder mysteries, consider hosting a murder mystery game before dinner is served (a la The Office). Remember, it’s YOUR day!

Fireworks

If your venue permits, fireworks are always an exciting addition that adds a romantic flare to your wedding day. Enjoy the lights and shimmers in the sky before your big sendoff. Talk about going off with a bang!

There’s no need to feel confined to the typical wedding itinerary! The options are truly endless for your big day, so get creative and don’t hold back. Allow yourself the opportunity to thoroughly enjoy your day and your guests!

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

Lauren Feddersen Photography

Lauren Feddersen of Lauren Feddersen Photography {Creative Partner Spotlight}

For today’s Creative Partner Spotlight, allow us to present Lauren Feddersen of Lauren Feddersen Photography and we are so excited to share her enthusiasm with you! Lauren’s passion for the wedding industry is infectious. 

Lauren Feddersen Photography

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

I had always had a passion for the arts and I was always that friend who had a little point-and-shoot camera ready to capture anything. The summer after I graduated high school, I took anniversary photos of my parents and posted them on Facebook. I found out how powerful word of mouth is and the rest is history! I shot my first wedding in college – I was hooked and I knew I wanted to continue this exciting journey of photography!

What do you love about your job?

I take pride in the relationships I am able to build with my clients and I truly hope we can make our relationship something special! What excites me the most about what I do is the connections that I get to make with my clients and their families. Not only do I get to be present for these monumental occasions, but I also have the rare opportunity to commemorate those snippets of life in a way that will last a lifetime! To me, seeing that smile on a client’s face during the shoot or knowing that they are head over heels for their pictures afterward is what makes it all worth it!

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

Find vendors that you connect with! Your wedding day is going to go by in a flash and having vendors that you’re comfortable with can make a world of difference!

Lauren is always a pleasure to work with, and we are confident you will find the same experience with her! Be sure to check her out on Instagram at @_lfedphoto and give her a follow!

Livermore Weather for a Wedding

Livermore Weddings: Selecting a Date with Weather in Mind

Here in Livermore, we’re fortunate to have beautiful weather all year long! This makes picking a wedding date that much easier. But as you choose your wedding date, you’ll want to be mindful of the seasons as it will influence every last detail of your planning. 

After all, it’s crucial to incorporate every factor before settling on your perfect date. While summers can climb up into the 90s, winter can drop to the 40s and 50s. Here’s what you need to know for your Livermore wedding.

Livermore Weather for a Wedding

Photography Credit: Apollo Fotographie

Plan around your ideal attire

Attire is critical for achieving the perfect vibe for your big day. Warmer months like May through September are perfect for flowy dresses and light suits, giving off a light and airy feel. Cooler months allow for extra layers like cozy shawls and thicker overcoats that will give you a deeper, heavier, romantic vibe. 

What wedding attire will you want to rock? If your wedding dress is sleeveless, a warmer month might be better for you. It’s important to consider how you and your partner want to dress on your wedding day before picking your ideal date!

Consider your rain plan

No one wants rain spoiling the day, but unfortunately, rain is always a possibility — no matter where you tie the knot! But you might get lucky here in Livermore, where it averages zero days of rain between June and September. Instead, December through March tend to be the rainier months. And if you’re looking for snow, it might be best to look elsewhere or invest in a fake snow machine! 

So, if you have your heart set on an outdoor venue, the summer months may be your best option! If you’re planning for an indoor wedding, you won’t have to worry so much about rain. But remember: you might want to snap a few pictures outside! 

Think about your color palette

Finding the perfect feel for your desired aesthetic is important when considering a wedding date and wedding colors! Most people don’t sport pastels or bright, fun colors in the fall or winter, so you might want to stick to the summer months if that’s your color scheme.

On the other hand, fall or winter might be your best bet if you prefer moody color palettes. Some tones pair better at certain times of the year, so keep that in mind! While the weather in Livermore may not vary as much as in other cities, seasonal color palettes are still worth considering. 

It’s always a beautiful time to get married in Livermore, but it’s essential to find the perfect date for YOU! There’s an ideal time of year for everyone, so don’t be shy; celebrate your big day in Livermore whenever it feels right.

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! 

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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! 

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!

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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

3 Types of Event Drapery Fabric

Whether it’s a Pinterest mood board, a fave Instagram aesthetic, or an idea in your head, you have the look and feel of your wedding day nailed down. If you want to achieve a particular look and feel, you will want all the details right.

A perfect wedding entails the right flowers, venue, colors, and drapery fabric! Yet, drapery fabric often gets overlooked, so let’s talk about how to pick the right style. 

Sheer Drapery

Sheer Drapery

Photo Credit: Jennifer Skog

Sheer drapery might be your jam if you’re after a romantic, dreamy, light, and airy feel. Sheer fabric is lightweight, great for uplighting, and easy to manipulate into whatever you need. It gives off a soft, flowy look that is perfect for layering! 

Poly Satin Drapery

Poly Satin Drapery

If elegance and high-class vibes are your goal, poly satin drapery is the fabric for you. This material has a glossy finish and comes in many colors, so you can get creative with your color palette. Poly satin’s sheen steps it up a notch and elevates a space for a more elegant feel.

Velour Drapery

Velvet Drapery

Photo Credit: Tyler Vu Photography

Royalty and old-world class are easily achieved with velour drapes. You might mistake this material for velvet, but velour is a superior choice over velvet as it’s more durable than its delicate counterpart. This fabric offers a soft texture that makes the space feel cozy and inviting. Perfect for making a large room feel more intimate for smaller guest counts! 

Event drapery allows you to be creative in a multitude of ways, whether dressing up a table for food, guest books, and gifts or creating defined spaces within a larger room. Plus, certain materials can draw light in when needed or block light out for a dramatic effect — so a lighting designer can help you create the right design! 

You can also use fabric to draw attention to certain areas of the room by hanging or draping around features like the sweetheart table, cake table, or dance floor. You can even use the material to accent centerpieces. The possibilities are endless! There are so many options for drapery and fabric, so be sure to check out what we have to offer!.

Venue Spotlight: Ruby Hill Golf Club

Ruby Hill Golf Club, located in Pleasanton, California, is ready to book your big day! Ruby Hill provides the perfect setup for any wedding style with a plethora of wonderful additions. 

Ruby Hill Golf Club Ballroom

Photo Credit: Shani Studios

Their beautiful venue offers a variety of event spaces, including:

  • The Clubhouse Ballroom: This stunning space features a grand staircase with a spacious ballroom and balconies with breathtaking views. You don’t want to miss out on the two-story event space with lots of natural light!
  • The Grille: No wedding day is complete without an outdoor cocktail hour in the beautiful Southern California weather. The Grille is an outdoor covered area for the most perfect cocktail hour!
  • Outdoor Ceremony Space: This little slice of heaven features a pergola with flowers and vines to serve as the perfect ceremony backdrop.

There are two dressing areas for wedding party members to get ready and enjoy the day. 

Ruby Hill Golf Club has plenty of additional benefits for couples as well, including:

  • Complimentary dance floor 
  • Complimentary cheese and fruit with champagne in each dressing room 
  • Five and a half hours of dedicated time for the ceremony and/or reception 
  • On-site catering and event staff 
  • Tables and chairs for up to 250 guests 
  • Table linens and linen napkins 
  • China, glass, and flatware 
  • Complimentary on-site parking

Are you ready to see this dreamy space for yourself? Give our friends at Ruby Hill Golf Club a call! 

Phone Number – (925) 417-5840

Address – 3400 W Ruby Hill Dr., Pleasanton, CA 94566

Wente Vineyards in Livermore

Must-visit Wineries in the Tri-Valley Region

The wineries in Livermore are a “must-experience” item for your list the next time you’re in the Tri-Valley area! Nestled in the heart of wine country, Livermore is home to many wonderful wineries and gorgeous views to enjoy. 

If you’re in town for a wedding, these vineyards will turn your trip for the wedding into a weekend getaway. After all, you might as well stop and smell the vines while you’re here!

Ruby Hill Winery 

Ruby Hill Winery in Livermore

Ruby Hill is family-owned and operated winey that has occupied the Tri-Valley area since 1887. Wine tastings are available from 11-5:30 with the option to elevate your experience with a “portfolio tasting.” Go ahead — try ‘em all! Reservations for your visit are available, so give Ruby Hill a look!

Tenuta Vineyard

With a tagline as bold as “Give us 30 minutes and we’ll be friends for life,” how could we not put this gem on our list? Tenuta Vineyard is all about a phenomenal experience, but fair warning: you have to reserve your spot and it’s a popular destination. So, act fast! You won’t want to miss this one. 

Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards in Livermore

Certified sustainable and family-owned, Wente Vineyard knows what’s most important in this life! Their motto is to “make time for the things that truly matter,” and wineries in Livermore are right at the top of that list for us. Book a tour or reserve a tee time on the property to get the most out of your wedding weekend in Livermore. 

Murrieta’s Well

Murrieta's Well

As one of California’s most historic wineries, Murrieta’s Well has plenty to experience during your time on the estate. Be sure to check out all the tasting and tour options before you go; they have a plethora of varietals to suit everyone’s tastebuds!

Cuda Ridge Wines

Cuda Ridge Wines

Cuda Ridge has events, tours, and tastings to fit everyone’s interests. Larry and Margie Dino own this gorgeous vineyard, and there is a high probability you will get to meet them or their family members during your visit! It’s truly a home-grown experience here.

Garre Vineyard & Winery 

Garre Vineyard & Winery 

Wine tastings, tours, and a full menu, oh my! At Garre Vineyard and Winery, there is plenty to enjoy, but reservations are recommended. Indoor or outdoor seating is available to accommodate any comfort level, so save your spot and have a blast!

So, won’t you stop and stay awhile? With all the wineries in the Tri-Valley area, there is plenty to see,do, and imbibe. Turn your wedding experience into a weekend getaway to celebrate love and soak in some time away. You won’t regret a second of your time in the beautiful Tri-Valley area. 

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

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!

 

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 Month– Fantasy Sound Crystal Beaded Chandelier

Two is better than one, right? If you don’t believe us, now you can! Here are two of our elegant, crystal beaded chandeliers cascading one around the other to prove our point. The breathtaking elegance of these classy light fixtures dazzles everyone in the room — every time.

However, our showstopping chandeliers won’t take away from the couple of the night! Instead, the warm, clean light shines down eloquently on the newlyweds and their admirers. The raining crystals of these chandeliers are the perfect touch to any space for your big day! 

 

 

Questions to ask the DJ After You’ve Popped the Question

It’s no secret that a DJ can make or break a wedding reception. The last thing you want is someone who doesn’t know how to create a vibe! Yet, there are so many options on the market for a DJ that it can be an intimidating task to find the right one. This makes the interview process all the more stressful. It’s essential to ask the right questions to get the very best for your big day! 

First and foremost, let’s cover a few basic interview questions.

questions to ask your DJ

How long have you been a professional DJ? How many weddings do you do per year?

This question gets overlooked time and time again. You definitely don’t want your big day to be your DJ’s first event! So, ensure your DJ is well-seasoned in the wedding and events industry before signing on the dotted line.

How would you describe your style? What are your favorite types of weddings to DJ?

A typical answer you may hear is that they can match any style or “vibe.” But go beyond that by getting to know the person behind the business! What are their favorite weddings and events? The answer will reveal whether your DJ knows a good time!

Do you have any recent references?

You can’t have an interview without asking for references! Imagine how much better you will feel knowing there was a very happy couple who loved this DJ just weeks before you spoke with them. It’s crucial to build confidence and credibility with the vendors you choose.

Is our date available?

This is the most critical question. Ideally, you’ll know this before the interview. Otherwise, you’re wasting your time!

 Next, it’s good to get to know your DJ, how they will conduct the wedding reception, and let them get to know you, your preferences, and how you want your big day to look!

Can we have a “do not play” or a “must play” list?

This is YOUR day! It is imperative that you get to customize all services to your liking!

Do you offer any assistance in choosing music for special parts of the day?

There are so many options for first dance songs! Why not let the professional help you decide if you struggle to find the perfect tune?

Will you serve as our emcee?

The last thing you want is to falsely assume your DJ will oversee your reception schedule, only to find out they’re not. So make sure your DJ will cover every requirement you have.

Will you be the one performing at our wedding? If not, can we meet our DJ?

If you’re meeting with a company, it’s important to know who will show up for your wedding. Your day will run much smoother if you like the chosen vendors!

Lastly, let’s make sure all the loose ends are tied.

How much are your services? How and when do you take payment? Will you require a deposit? Are there any additional charges?

Although you might know some of these details before you meet, no one likes a financial surprise while wedding planning. So let’s make sure there aren’t any surprises!

Do you bring all the necessary equipment? What about backup equipment?

A DJ without the proper equipment wouldn’t be ideal for your reception. Make sure they have everything they need — otherwise, you may need to consider AV rentals, which will add to your budget.

What time will you arrive to set up? Will you take breaks? If so, how many and how long? What time will you tear down to leave?

Logistics, logistics, logistics! Your venue will appreciate knowing this upfront as well.

Everyone wants a stress-free wedding day! Feeling confident in your vendors, DJ included, will allow a refreshing deep breath and no added nerves on your special day.

4 Outdoor Adventures for Your Livermore Wedding

There is never a wrong time to get married in Livermore, California. The weather is gorgeous year-round, so beautiful wedding pictures are a guarantee! And if your guests are coming from out of town, there are plenty of outdoor opportunities to keep them (and you!) busy during their stay. 

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite local gems for your loved ones to enjoy, whether they’re seeking an adrenaline-filled weekend or prefer a calmer stroll through nature.

Brushy Peak Reserve 

Brushy Peak Reserve 

Talk about the perfect escape! Brushy Peak Reserve is typically less crowded than some of the other nature attractions in the area Plus, it’s free to enter (bonus!). 

These sun-filled trails are accommodating to many different types of adventure. However, you won’t want to forget your sunscreen! Whether you’re bringing horses or dogs or your favorite running shoes and bicycle with you, there are plenty of options to welcome you to your next scenic adventure. 

East Bay Del Valle Regional Park District

outdoor adventures in Livermore

While more developed than Brushy Peak, East Bay Del Valle it comes with its perks! If you’re looking for a place to swim, sail, fish, kayak, or boat, this lakeside adventure awaits. 

Don’t know where you want to start? The visitor center can direct you to the right location for you and your loved ones. Be sure to bring some money with you; there will be a few fees or costs associated with things such as entrance, parking, or adventures out on the water, but rest assured it will be worth it!

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Center

outdoor adventures

Shadow Cliffs has something for everyone! There are numerous trails to accommodate hikers of all experience levels. The world is your oyster, from beginner trails to trails ranging up to 118 feet in elevation! 

Want to cool off with a dip in the lake? Seasonal swimming is also available, along with a refreshment stand. Across 80 acres, there’s plenty of room for you and your guests to stretch out and explore!

Sycamore Grove Park 

outdoor adventures in livermore

As part of the Livermore Area Recreation and Parks Department, park rangers give free guided walks throughout the 847-acre park. So whether you’re looking for paved or dirt paths to enjoy, you have plenty of options for your hiking, biking, walking, or riding needs. There is a small parking fee, but feel free to leave your wallet in the car. You won’t need it after that!

No matter where you and your guests choose, you will not be disappointed! Livermore, California is a wonderful destination to get away and celebrate your loved ones thanks to its beauty and charm. 

So whether you and your guests are spending time adventuring pre or post-wedding, or you’re enjoying your big day in the beautiful outdoors, your guests will thank you for the beautiful time they enjoyed celebrating you and your partner.

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.

Livermore ceremony in the round | Casa Real

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.

pleasanton wedding venue casa real wedding ceremony

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.

casa real wedding reception

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!


Beets Hospitality group | Casey Hahn | Livermore weddings

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.

5 Spring Wedding Trends to Know & Love in 2022

Spring is a time of rebirth, as flowers bloom and nature comes back to life. It’s also one of our favorite seasons because there’s just something so special about a pretty spring wedding! Between colorful themes, beautiful weather, and bountiful florals, it’s truly a season to celebrate.

Thanks to two years of postponed nuptials, we’re expecting more spring weddings than ever this year — and we can’t wait to see what’s in store!

Without further ado, here are five spring wedding trends we’re seeing in 2022!

Soft and airy textures

Crisp mornings and warm afternoons call for delicate fabrics, which makes spring the perfect season for all the chiffon, lace, and gossamer!

Starry nights

As days get longer, many couples opt for an outdoor celebration under the stars. And we don’t mean the ones in the sky — we’re talking about market lights! Pairing functional lighting with a chic aesthetic, they can transform anything from the dance floor to the bar area.

Floral explosions

Can’t get enough of gorgeous blooms? Spring is your season! (Not gonna lie – that’s why we love it, too!) Spring boasts the most in-season flowers throughout the year, so you can take your pick. Peonies, hydrangeas, roses, ranunculus – the possibilities are endless!

intimate spring wedding in Pleasanton

Intimate settings

Who said bigger has to be better? We saw intimate weddings become the norm during the peak of COVID, but we’re happy to see them stick around! Many couples realized how special it is to be surrounded by a small selection of their loved ones — and we LOVE the creative ideas that come with smaller celebrations! (Psst, your budget goes much further!)

Need more inspiration for your spring wedding in Livermore?

We’ve got you covered! Get in touch to tell us more about your vision – we can’t wait to help!