2012 Wedding & Event Guide
August, 2012 - Issue #94

"Your WALK DOWN THE AISLE begins at Garrett Markenson Coiffure

"GLAMOROUS STYLES are our specialty."

Garrett Markenson Coiffure
Garrett Markenson Coiffure
What Garrett Markenson Coiffure does best: Garrett and his team are well known for providing their clients with a fully-devoted experience to create a personally-unique look for any special occasion.

Specialties include: Glamorous styles for weddings, engagement photos, boudoir photos and other special events are Garrett Markenson Coiffure specialties. Occasions like these may only last you one day, but the way you feel will last forever. (And so will the photos!) Let them help you look and feel your best!

What's different: The Garrett Markenson Coiffure team commits themselves to providing you with high-end services and an unforgettable customer experience. Call today to book for your next event and find out for yourself why Garrett Markenson Coiffure has an exceptional reputation in Santa Clarita and beyond.

Garrett Markenson Coiffure 23920 Summerhill Lane, Valencia

Evolve Hair and Nail Spa

"Evolve is a place where you can UNWIND & feel special."

What Evolve Hair & Nail Spa does best: Experienced hairstyling and professional makeup for all occasions; hair color; precision hair cutting; Brazilian keratin treatments to eliminate frizz; advanced skin and nail care.

What's cool: The professionals at Evolve are happy to host you and your bridal party in their homey, relaxed spa environment - but they're also glad to bring their talents to your event or wedding location to save you time and stress.

What's different: The Evolve team works together to make sure that every client feels their most beautiful. Every Evolve experience is one you'll fondly remember.

Bonus!: Evolve stylists and makeup artist offer free, no-pressure consultations to help you feel your best for your special occasion.

Evolve Hair and Nail Spa 23030 Lyons Avenue, Suite 108 Newhall

A-1 Event Rentals

"A-1 Event Rentals makes EXCEPTIONAL EVENTS the standard."

A-1 Event Rentals
A-1 Event Rentals
What A-1 Event Rentals does best: They look at each wedding and event as a production and do everything to ensure that your event is the one that everybody is talking about and using as the example.

What's cool: If they don't carry an item, they will buy it and add it to their inventory. If they can't buy it, they will make it. A-l Event Rentals has created furniture, custom linen and drapery designs to meet clients' needs.

What's new: A-1 Event Rentals is always adapting to trends - and often setting them! Their new line of dance floors alone deserves a trip to the showroom.

What's different: A-1 Event Rentals treats every event as if it were their own. They know that there are no do-overs on your wedding or event day, so they get it right the first time, every time.
A-1 Event Rentals 28349 Constellation Road, Valencia

Party Planners Plus

"Your PARTY is their priority!"

Party Planners Plus
Party Planners Plus
What Party Planners Plus does best: You'll be hard pressed to find better prices on rental equipment in Santa Clarita. "Affordability" is the primary tenant of Party Planners Plus's business model.

What's cool: Besides exceptional prices on traditional rental items, you can also book awesome DJ/karaoke services through Party Planners Plus, as well as costume rentals, bouncers, balloons and pinatas for a truly fun themed event or wedding.

What we love: We adore their affordable concession-machine rentals; wouldn't your event be sweeter with fresh cotton candy on site?

What's different: Pre-priced wedding and party packages pair must haves (like chairs, chair covers, chair sashes in over 25 colors!) and then deeply discount the groupings. Popular discount packages are available for your review on the company's website.
Party Planners Plus 26620 Valley Center Drive #102 Santa Clarita

AV Party Rentals

"QUALITY & STYLE you and your guests will
appreciate long after the event is over."

AV Party Rentals
AV Party Rentals
What AV Party Rentals does best: Offering Santa Clarita's largest selection of event equipment, their huge depth of inventory can accommodate last-minute orders and changes; a complete linen department boasts over 50 colors in stock and access to thousands more; prompt delivery personnel, most with 15 years experience.

What's fun: Professional staff will help you design your own table in the beautiful showroom so that you know - and love - exactly what you're getting.

What's new: Everything! A constantly-expanding inventory list includes tenting, lighting, power/distribution, china/flatware/glassware, lounge furniture, light-up bars and drapery decor.

What's different: AV Party Rentals has a huge selection of event equipment in stock, which means that they have complete control over quality and cleanliness.

Bonus Discount!: Mention Inside SCV Magazine or bring in this page and take $10 off your event rentals when you place an order over $100 now through December 31, 2012. One per customer.
A V Party Rentals 23800 Newhall Avenue, Newhall 259-2151

La Soie Bridal

"La Soie is THE DESTINATION for finding
your dream wedding gown."

La Soie Bridal
La Soie Bridal
What La Soie Bridal does best: Bridal gowns, accessories, styling and the ultimate bridal salon experience are the cornerstones of La Soie Bridal.

What makes them different: Professional stylists have both the training and "the eye" to make sure that your gown fits your body - and dreams - perfectly. They accomplish their goals by making it a point to listen closely to your every desire.

What's to come: Log onto the La Soie Bridal website to learn more about the $999 bridal gown promotion hitting stores in September.

What you may not know: With locations throughout California, La Soie Bridal salons make it brilliantly simple to achieve your unique bridal look.
La Soie Bridal 288-1989
24250 Town Center Drive, Suite 160, Valencia

Cruz's Bridal

"The WAY IT FITS makes it your dream dress."

Cruzs Bridal
Cruzs Bridal
What Cruz's Bridal does best: Cruz's Bridal has earned a phenomenal reputation for exquisite alterations. For over 27 years, owner Adriana has treated over a thousand brides to the best in service, quality and style.

What you'll love: Personalized fitting appointments make the experience one to treasure.

What makes them special: Cruz's specialty team of consultants realizes that your wedding gown is the most important dress you will ever buy. That's why they work hard to find dresses that coordinate beautifully with your style, your figure and your budget.

What's on sale: Lovely - but discontinued! - samples are up to 50 percent off with savings on in-stock wedding gowns available now, too. You'll be amazed at how far your bridal dollar goes at Cruz's.
Cruz's Bridal 263-2990
28100 Bouquet Canyon Road, Suite 205, Santa Clarita

Eugenia's Designs

HEART desires - with vision, talent and patience."

Eugenia's Designs
What Eugenia's Designs does best: Eugenia is a gifted designer, stylist and consultant who has been providing local ladies with custom couture wedding gowns, formal wear and ready to wear since 1980.

What her brides say: "I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful gown you made for my wedding. It was everything I asked for. I am so blessed to have found you!"
~ Mrs. Sara Burdorff

What's clever: Eugenia has designed a two-piece dress that is long for the ceremony and short for the reception. Two dresses in one!

What's different: Brides the world over swooned over Princess Kate's wedding gown. They, too, wanted to look like a glamorous princess. Eugenia has the replica!
Eugenia's Designs 298-2442

Chantilly Bridal & Mr. Tux

"The BEST selection of dresses in town."

Chantilly Bridal & Mr Tux
Chantilly Bridal & Mr Tux
What Chantilly Bridal and Mr. Tux do best: With 40 years experience, brides and bridal parties choose Chantilly Bridal because of the business's warm customer service, honesty and wide selection of gowns in every size.

What makes them special: They treat their brides like family and make sure they get what they want. What you order is what you get - and you get it on time, too!

What makes them different: The Chantilly team tells you "the way it is." Brides deserve honesty and on-time delivery. A seamstress is on the premises ready to provide reasonable and adjustable rates on alterations.

What's on sale: Discounts are available - always!
Chantilly Bridal and Mr. Tux 254-1614
23117 Lyons Avenue, Newhall

Kelly's Wedding Garden

"Experience true ambience with
& romantic waterfalls."

Kelly's Wedding Garden
You want to share your big day with friends and family - not with strangers. At Kelly's Wedding Garden, only one event is booked at the private facility per day - meaning that only you and your guests are on site to enjoy Kelly's 2.5 acres of professionally-landscaped gardens and beautiful reception area. All-inclusive wedding and event packages start at only $4,995 and include some of the most incredible dining options you'll experience anywhere. (Our taste buds were extremely impressed!) Smart additions like spacious, free parking; romantic waterfalls; and lush, relaxing patios make Kelly's Wedding Garden a smart choice. 250-4174

TPC Valencia

"Experience the best with an ELEGANT country club setting."

TPC Valencia
TPC Valencia
Experience the luxury and beauty of the TPC Valencia for the wedding of your dreams. The old-California ranch-style Clubhouse features interiors of distressed alder wood trim, vaulted ceilings and vista views while overlooking the 18th green of the championship golf course. With accommodations for as many as 250 guests and offering gourmet menu customization that rivals the finest restaurants, the TPC at Valencia creates the perfect wedding and reception venue. Their staff of event planners are seasoned professionals providing the utmost attention to detail and service to ensure that your day is as special as you imagined it would be. 288-1995 extension 133

Valencia Country Club

"Celebrate your LOVE amongst timeless mountain views."

Valencia Country Club
Valencia Country Club
Valencia Country Club is the perfect venue. Special touches like a personal onsite bridal suite and breathtaking photo opportunities gives Valencia Country Club an edge above the rest. Your guests will begin their evening on their beautiful first tee with views of the golf course and surrounding mountains. From there your guests can enjoy themselves in the elegant ballroom overlooking the golf course or stay outside on the event lawn for a night under the stars. Your country club experience will come with an onsite coordinator and custom packages are available for all price ranges. Contact their wedding planner, Alison Cady, to plan your wedding today. 799-1263

Limoneira Ranch

"Romantic & unique weddings among the LEMON BLOSSOMS."

Limoneira Ranch blends over a century of sustainable agriculture with the best in customized weddings. Orchard dining spots high above the valley floor, platforms among the lemon groves framed by magical mountain vistas and historic interior and exterior venues come together to create one-of-a-kind memories for brides, grooms and their treasured guests. This Santa Paula location is just a short, beautiful drive away from Santa Clarita - and a million miles away from ordinary.


Charmaine's Bouquet Canyon Florist

Floral Designs by Charmaine's Bouquet
Canyon Florist
photography by R&R Photography


floral designs by Celebrate 259-8611
photography by Tara Rochelle

Acton Creative Flowers
Acton Creative Flowers

floral designs by Acton Creative Flowers 269-9326
photography by William Innes

Seven Key "Ingredients"
to Great Wedding Photos

William Innes Photography
William Innes Photography

1| Make sure to get great family portraits that include as many immediate family members as possible. Including grandparents is very important.

2| Awesome candids from your wedding day - photos that "tell the story" - make it possible to relive the day.

3| Details, details, details. Photographs of all the details including the dress, flowers, jewelry, table settings, place-cards are beloved by brides.

4| A wedding album. Many brides and grooms want to forego a wedding album in this digital age. A professionally-designed wedding album will become the new couple's first family heirloom - to be cherished for generations.

5| Have a plan, or, even better, hire a wedding coordinator. Weddings that are planned well run smoothly and always result in more images.

6| Add some color! Add a little color to your bouquet so it pops in photos against the white wedding gown.

7| Have an engagement photo session. You will have an opportunity to get to know your photographer and learn to relax in front of the camera before your big day.
William Innes Photography 323-639-3686

Bake You Happy
Bake You Happy
A Bachelor-party Location that Hits the Target
Here's a bachelor-party location that is both bride and groom approved: Oak Tree Gun Club. Offering trap, skeet, sporting clays and rifle shooting, Santa Clarita's favorite gun club also boasts an impressive bar and grill. The groomsman with the best shot buys the first round!
Oak Tree Gun Club 259-7441

That's Sweet!
There's a good chance that there will never be a more-photographed confection than the sweets you serve to your wedding guests. That means you need to choose not just on flavor, but on presentation. Lucky for you, SCV boasts two treateries that bake up beautiful and delicious options.

"We can turn any of our award-winning cupcakes into a cake," share Kim and Kim, owners of Bake You Happy. "Cupcakes, cakes and dessert bars are really popular, along with cake pops, bon bons, cupcakes in jars and more. One of the most popular selections is the Salted Caramel with Tahitian Vanilla Sea Salt, followed by the Blueberry Lemon cupcake - it's a lemon-zest cake with homemade blueberry filling topped with Swiss meringue lemon frosting."
Bake You Happy 255-5100

Lady Di
Lady Di's Cookies and Sweets
"Guests love being treated to yummy, festive sweets," says Diane Knight of Lady Di's Cookies & Sweets. Her custom iced cookies have been used as favors at both weddings and showers. "Include 'tuxedo' or 'bridal gown' chocolate-covered strawberries in your dessert area for a delicious, whimsical touch, or ask us to customize cupcakes to match your wedding theme or colors. We love working with local brides and grooms! Just mention Inside SCV Magazine and we'll take 10 percent off your entire order!"
Lady Di's Cookies & Sweets 222-9102

It's in the Bag!
Perhaps you're having a destination wedding in a faraway locale, or maybe you're tying the knot right here in Santa Clarita, but you've invited guests from far and wide to come and be with you on the big day. In any case, if your guests have packed their bags and traveled miles to celebrate with you, it's a lovely gesture to have a welcome gift waiting for them in their hotel room when they arrive.

While attractive baskets filled with goodies are impressive to look at, keep in mind that they may not fit into your guests' luggage for the trip home. A better idea is an attractive gift bag that can be folded up when it's time to depart.

Here are some ideas that you might include to make your guests feel really welcome:

• This first one is mandatory - a brief note from the bride and groom welcoming them and thanking them for making the trip

• An itinerary for events leading up to the wedding, especially if you've arranged for special activities for before and after the wedding day

• A local street map for the area

• A copy of a local magazine, like Inside SCV Magazine!

• A couple bottles of water

• Snack food packs (crackers and cookies)

• Sun screen - especially if your ceremony will be held outdoors

• A locally-grown treat - California almonds or a locally-produced wine

• Passes to a local attraction like Magic Mountain

• A book of crossword puzzles or Sudoku with an attractive pen or pencil

The list can go on and on. Gift bags can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose to make them. Let your imagination be your guide.
Alice Goetschel is a professional wedding and event coordinator and a member of the Santa Clarita Wedding & Event Professionals. 270-9448

Color Rules
Rose-colored diamonds and champagne-colored diamonds are highly-coveted gemstone colors right now... See how they look on you by visiting Manya Jewelers on The Patios.
Manya Jewelers 255-6668
Manya Jewelers
Manya Jewelers

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