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!
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 Jinger Leonard-Norton of The Flower House!
What has been your favorite part about quarantine? I have my children home with me! I would be pretty upset if I knew I could not take care of them. I have been having fun connecting to my daughter more than just business. I am also excited as I have wanted to remodel my back yard for 10 years and we made it a family project. We took out two trees, fixed the sprinklers in the lawn, and are building raised planter boxes to grow my own vegetables. I am not sure how it is going to go as I am not the best gardener!
What has been your least favorite part about quarantine? I struggle with the gym! That is really the only thing that is frustrating as I was working out so hard and dieting for my wedding… then I stopped. The weight is pouring on and feel horrible but mentally challenged about working out by myself, no music, etc… And I miss going out to dinner and alone time with my new husband Barry.
How have you been spending your time? I am feeling really blessed to have the time to work on my business. Updating the website, our brochure, organizing our photos, creating templates, resetting a lot of items for work. I have also participated in every educational webinar available. So thrilled about learning items to make me rethink a few things and reinvent and pivot my business. Remodeling the backyard, walking the dogs and cooking a million meals. I have also become a great bartender!
What are your favorite local restaurants to order take out from? We have 5 adults in the house, so I have been mainly cooking to keep costs down. We have splurged on Strings, Strizzies, Brunos, Anitas.
What have you been binge watching? All American, Tiger King, Love is Blind, and Disney Fairytale Weddings
Have you learned any new skills during quarantine? Michaela and I have discovered Tik Tok! I have always worried what people thought of me and this silly app has helped me realize that I want to have fun, create memories with my daughter, and show my clients and vendors I know how to laugh at myself and not take everything so seriously. I guess I am relaxing as I mature!
Have you celebrated a birthday or event during quarantine? How did you do it? My daughter’s fiancée Connor celebrated his birthday on April 11, we surprised him with a Flemings steak dinner, baked a cake and at 8 pm a surprised Zoom call with all of his family and friends to sing Happy Birthday and finished off with a fire pit and cocktails. He was extremely emotional, and said it was one of the birthdays ever!
What are you looking forward to most when all of this is over? I really love my job, creating beautiful things, pushing my limits and having work for my employees that I love so much. Going out to dinner and our Sunday Brunches, wine tasing, lunch with my girlfriends, I love taking care of me, so hair and nails are the first things that will happen.
Is there anything else you’d like to add? I am appreciative of the opportunity to rest, reset and prioritize my life. As I am dying to get back to work, I know I will not go back to the same way as I lived it so for that I say Thank You.
In May, we were delighted to be a part of the Ruby Hill Wedding Faire & Celebration Under the Stars at Ruby Hill Winery. Today, we’re just as delighted to share the photos from the event with you! Ruby Hill Winery was done up as pretty as can be, with our kudos to Nicole Ha Designs for the gorgeous décor and doing it up big with flowers from The Floral House and linens from Napa Valley Linens!
Our sweet tooth was satisfied by the delectables provided by Gala Bakery and Primrose Bakery – YUM! (Red velvet cake – our kryptonite! Luckily, Danny Dong shot that picture before we got to the table!)It was our pleasure to provide custom GOBO washes and chandeliers for the main seating areas! In collaboration with all of our fellow wedding professionals, we put together a gorgeous event that brought out a number of interested couples. We always love working together with such wonderful people!
Our deepest gratitude goes out to Danny Dong Photography today for such incredible pictures! He really captured the beauty of the event and we just love seeing him around with his camera!
Proudly serving Bay Area Weddings for over twenty years, Fantasy Sound aims to be engaged couples’ first stop- offering Disc Jockey, Videography, Event Lighting Décor and Wedding Planning services. They are fueled by great ideas paired with strong coffee, and will never turn down a piece of red velvet wedding cake.
Mandy Healy and Bengy Guptil were joined in wedded bliss on August 27th, 2011 at the Leal Winery in Hollister, California. This was our first time working at Leal Winery, and we immediately fell in love with the venue! It was like a little slice of heaven in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by vineyards as far as the eye can see. Mandy and Bengy exchanged their vows in a sun-drenched ceremony on the grounds of the winery, in front of a sprawling pond that included a fountain and waterfall. It was a perfect day for a wedding, with not a single cloud in the sky! The bride and bridesmaids all held beautiful bouquets, arranged by Jinger of The Flower House.
After Mandy and Bengy shared their first kiss as husband and wife, the reception began across the property in the barrel room. Fantasy Sound Event Services was on hand to provide all the lighting. Mandy wanted to achieve an elegant and classic look, which she achieved with 6 candle chandeliers hanging throughout the barrel room, 1 custom monogram GOBO on the dance floor, and uplighting on the wine barrels. All the lighting, combined with her color palette of purple with black accents really lent a timeless feel to Mandy and Bengy’s wedding.
We really enjoyed working at Leal Winery , and we want to thank Mandy and Bengy for introducing us to such a great venue, and allowing us to be a part of their day. We wish them all the best in their future as a happily married couple!
This past weekend, on Saturday February 19th, our DJ Nick had the opportunity to DJ the wedding of Meghan Spillane and Luke McMurray. The wedding and reception was held at the beautiful Palm Event Center in the Vineyard on a rainy evening, but as we all know rain on a wedding day is good luck! Meghan and Luke tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the Estate Room, where the background music was provided by “Elegant Touch of Strings”. After the ceremony the guests moved into the Grand Ballroom to enjoy cocktail hour and the entertainment of a Photo Booth. The Ballroom was decorated in a simple and elegant color scheme of white on white. To help anchor the color palette, Jinger from The Flower House provided stunning flower arrangements, which really popped against the white backdrop. After dinner the party began. Meghan and Luke cut the cake provided by Primrose Bakery and laughed as they smashed into each other’s faces. Luke and Meghan shared their first dance as husband and wife to “Steady As We Go” by The Dave Matthews Band. All the guests had a blast tearing it up on the dance floor with the bride and groom, dancing to songs by Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and Journey. The night finally came to an end for the newlyweds, as they were hoisted up into the air for the last dance.
Thank you so much Meghan and Luke for letting us be a part of your special day! We wish you all the best!
On January 25th, we had the pleasure of being the lighting sponsors for the Tri-Valley Wedding Pros New Years Networking Event at the Palm Event Center. It was a fun night and a wonderful opportunity for all the Wedding Professionals in the Tri-Valley to get to know one another better. The event had live music provided by Sugar Rush, and everybody was definitely enjoying the atmosphere. Other vendors offered their services and sponsorship as well:
Photos- Lori Rittinger
Flowers- The Flower House
Video- Amos Productions
Linens- Napa Valley Linens
Audio- Thor Audio Solutions
Venue, Food, & Drinks- The Palm Event Center
Lori actually posted a video slideshow of all the pictures she took on her website. You can tell that everybody was having a great time. Take a look!
We also took the opportunity to experiment with some of our new décor ideas. Nick has been toying around with using lampshades and table lamps in different capacities, and this is what he came up with. Introducing…The Shade Lamp!
We also used some interesting looking table lamps, to add an eclectic feel to the event. They looked really nice next to the floral arrangements!
We would like to share a highlight reel from a beautiful wedding we shot at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, CA. The idea of the video was to create an old fashion film effect with a few modern twists along the way. The bride asked us to create a video with three words in mind: Creative, elegant, and energetic. We felt we were able to accomplish her request in this 8-minute highlight reel.
The reception and ceremony took place at the stunning Palm Event Center in Pleasanton, CA, the cake was by Bev Tanaka and the florist was Jinger from The Flower House. We also had the privilege of providing the Event Lighting and Disc Jockey service.