Friday, May 16, 2014

Summer Wedding Trends 2014!

Summer Wedding Trends!
1.    The Colors

The trend for 2014 Summer Weddings seems to be very soft light pastel colors; the most popular being the light pink, gray, and green or mint.  Brides should keep it simple and allow the romance to speak for itself.  These colors really resemble a fairy tale environment, and bring a calm and pleasant feel to the wedding.  It’s all about romance this season, and what better to accentuate a majority of outdoor weddings then soft floral colors.  Rather than bold colors, couples should focus on embellishments for their weddings and details in order to really dazzle.

2.    The Details
Sparkle and shine will take your summer wedding to the next level this season! Pearls, sequins, and rhinestones are a huge trend this summer.  Everything from embellishing wedding dresses, to sequined bridesmaids, to my personal preference, adding details to decorations.  The soft gold and sparkles continue to add to the romantic fairy tale feel, and allow the bride to literally sparkle.  Whether it is a daytime or nighttime wedding, this attention to detail will emphasize various pieces of jewelry and will add that extra twinkle to the occasion.

3.    The Bride
Popular dress trends for 2014 summer weddings really depend on the location for the wedding, but a lot of prominent designers recommend romantic flowy dresses that make it easy to add embellishments.   Another idea that adds individuality and creativity for this summer’s brides is not sticking to a white wedding dresses.  Many designers have been adding cream colored and ivory dresses to their collections.  Bows have also been a reoccuring trend this season, it really accentuates the details on the dresses and ties in the color schemes nicely.  If a bride is looking for a more ballgown wedding dress for their summer wedding, they should focus on lace and toole, another popular choice from the runway.

4.    The Groom
Tan suits are the theme for the groom’s attire this season!  Keeping with the light fairy tale look, tan or cream colored suits and tuxedos keep with the fresh summer theme.  It is a great way to keep the wedding classy while not going overboard.  If the bride decides to go with a cream or more ivory wedding dress, another reoccurring trend for this summer’s weddings is a crisp tuxedo with a bowtie.  In this case the groom will want to wear a darker suit with the lighter pastel color flowers to tie in the theme.
5.    My Recommendations
My final thoughts to blow your guests out of the water and make your day perfect are to keep it simple and clean, and take the time to focus on the small aspects.  At the end of the day everyone will be there to support the couple, and with the right service and DJ, nothing will go wrong! 

Don’t forget, if you are still looking for the perfect wedding officiant for your summer wedding, don’t hesitate to call Rev. Dr. Angela (562)209-2083, or email her at

Monday, January 13, 2014

Majestic Purple: Wedding Inspiration Board

 Another Great Wedding Inspiration Board by MagnetStreet

Color Monday: Pantone's Radiant Orchid

Have you warmed up to the idea of incorporating Pantone’s Radiant Orchid {aka “Color of the Year”} into your 2014 wedding? I have to admit, this pretty purple is really starting to grow on me. Kind of like the super hero of hues, Radiant Orchid is warm and cool at the same time; plus, it looks great on most skin tones, hair and eyes! It feels fresh, modern and fun–especially in a gradient like this *adorable* bride’s ombre’ wedding dress and the Watercolor Ombre Wedding Invitation shown below. It’s a flexible color too… Keep a sassy {yet sophisticated} monochromatic look with a variety of purple tints, or go straight to the other side of the color wheel and contrast Radiant Orchid with an equally lively green. Any way you look at it, Radiant Orchid is a charming choice for 2014.

Tell us, what do you think about this high-spirited purple? 
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Pantone's Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid wedding inspiration

Monday, November 25, 2013

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Wedding Deals

Wedding Couples - Celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday with Blessings All Around in Long Beach!
It's that time of year again and we're ready!  
Take advantage of the following deals
Friday November 29th thru Monday December 2nd ONLY
Easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

I Do Ceremony 
$100 M-Th /$125 Weekends  
Sale $90/$112.50   

I Do Wedding
Don't get married at the courthouse, this is the Justice of the Peace option. Pick up your confidential or public record license, then head over to us.  We will sign and file your license for you. Simple and sweet.

Just For Two Ceremony
$150 M-Th / $180 Weekends
Sale $135/$162 

Just for Two Wedding
This ceremony is perfect for holding a private wedding or for eloping couples.  Held in downtown Long Beach only, choose between a sandy beach area, the shade of a tree, the Lighthouse or the Queen Mary in the background.  Includes a keepsake certificate of marriage. 

Princess Ceremony $275
Sale $220

Princess Wedding

This semi-formal celebration is perfect for a smaller guest list of 5-25 people. Ceremony includes bridal procession, walking down the isle and formal pronouncement.   Who says you cant have a grand wedding on a small scale! 

• Ceremony 
• Unity Candle

Elegance Ceremony $385
Sale $269.50 

Elegance Wedding
This traditional wedding ceremony makes a lasting impression on your guests and family. Celebrate your love with all the grace and elegance you've always dreamed of.
•Choice of Unity Candle or Sand Ceremony
•2 Stem Rose Presentation – Bride

Diamond Ceremony $460

Sale $322 

Diamond Wedding

This elegant ceremony is for the bride that knows exactly what she wants.  This grand ceremony allows for larger weddings with 6 or more attendants or longer ceremony to allow for more special touch additions.
• Formal Ceremony
• Choice of Special Touch Element
• 1 Stem Rose Presentation - Mothers
• 2 Stem Rose Presentation - Bride
• Keepsake Certificate of Marriage
  • You must make the required payment in order to take advantage of discounted price.
  • Discounted rates available Midnight Black Friday through 11:59pm Cyber Monday ONLY.
  • The minimum deposit is required for weddings +$200, full payment is also allowed.
  • Discount not included for wedding rehearsal, additional elements added or travel. 
    • Travel may be additional.   
  • A confirmation email will be sent for your wedding date. 


Friday, November 22, 2013


With spring weddings just around the corner, I thought that this article by Rachel of MagnetStreet Weddings would be great to share.  The original article can be found here.

Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

The fans are hungry and ready for their next helping! The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the highly anticipated sequel to 2011′s The Hunger Games, premieres today nationwide. In celebration of its release, today’s blog post features three fun ways to weave this dystopian story into your wedding stationery, fashion, and decor. Feast your eyes on the loveliness below.  

Bow and Arrows
Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of the book and film series, is a skilled archeress whose bow-hunting skills come into play quite often throughout the series. Since bow and arrows also hint at love–and Cupid’s arrow—this theme would be a lovely addition to your wedding day. There’s so many fun ways to aim at this theme:
  • Arrows “shooting” into your wedding cake 
  • Inscriptions on your wedding bands 
  • Bow and arrows hung from the ceiling or as table displays 

To keep the look light and romantic, you could try a softer color scheme with gilded touches, as illustrated on the inspiration board below. Our Love Arrows stationery suite offers an airy palette that complements this theme very well.   

Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration - Bows & Arrows
Photo Credits: Bow & Arrow by Natalie Spencer Photography via RuffledSave the Date by MagnetStreetCake by Justin Marantz via Hostess with the MostessBouquet by Natalie Barrett Photography via Bows and ArrowsRing via Etsy  

Enchanted Forest
The annual Hunger Games takes place inside a giant arena—a sprawling landscape filled with dense forests, rolling meadows, grassy fields and rushing streams. This woodland panorama lends itself nicely to a rustic, outdoorsy wedding theme.
There’s a bounty of beauty and nature to explore for this theme:
  • Owl/bird feather boutonnieres
  • Twigs, berries, and pine needles
  • Botanical, organic hairpieces
  • Rustic wedding cake or dessert
You could even kick-off your woodsy wedding theme with a tree-laden Save the Date, such as the one pictured below, or another nature-inspired Save the Date design.

Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration - Forest Theme
 Photo Credits: Save the Date by MagnetStreetTablescape by Ashley Photographer via Green Wedding ShoesHeadpiece from Etsy, photo by Caroline TranCake by Courtney Clarke via Wedding ChicksFeather boutonnieres by Stacy Jacobsen via Green Wedding Shoes                                         

Fiery Fashion
If you saw the first film, then you’ll probably remember one of the more striking scenes: Katniss and Peeta, riding into the arena on a chariot, their outfits bursting in flames (literally).  Fire remains a strong theme throughout the series, as evidenced in the name of the sequel Catching Fire.

Why not heat up your wedding day with some fiery fashion and decor? A simmering palette of reds, oranges, and yellows can ignite this theme, as shown on the inspiration board below. From ombre patterning to roast-your-own s’mores (how fun is that?), there’s a lot of fun ways to turn the heat up on this theme.

Our stationery suite Whispering Feathers stationery suite takes on a fiery twist when personalized in warm red/orange hues, as pictured below.

Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration - Catching Fire
Photo Credits: Cake via Maggie Austin CakeWedding Invitation by MagnetStreetS’mores by Jessica Bennett Photography via Grey Likes WeddingsRattan lights via Etsy

Photo Credits: Cake via Maggie Austin CakeWedding Invitation by MagnetStreetS’mores by Jessica Bennett Photography via Grey Likes WeddingsRattan lights via Etsy
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Photo Credits: Cake via Maggie Austin CakeWedding Invitation by MagnetStreetS’mores by Jessica Bennett Photography via Grey Likes WeddingsRattan lights via Etsy
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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Wolrd Kitchen Hosts Rev. Dr. Angela Chester of I Do Radio

We love sharing news about all things wedding. Many times we just do what everyone else does, without knowing what's really behind the tradition. 

We shared on World Kitchen - Wedding Day Radio -- take a listen!

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