Picture Perfect
Locations, Sweets & Trends
August, 2015 - Issue #130
Hyatt Regency Valencia
Hyatt Regency Valencia

Hyatt Regency Valencia
Hyatt Regency Valencia is an elegant, romantic destination that features a highly-rated culinary team and beautiful banquet facilities, fragrant gardens and elegant ballrooms. 678-4048

TPC Valencia
TPC Valencia

TPC Valencia
TPC Valencia's natural rustic elegance pairs perfectly with a vast view of heritage oaks and the famous ninth hole, where the lake serves as a timeless spot for shots you'll treasure forever. 288-1995


Noor, the family-owned boutique event space in historic downtown Pasadena, fuses modern and traditional decor with highly-personalized service. 626-793-4518

Valencia Country Club
Valencia Country Club

Valencia Country Club
Valencia Country Club's stunning outdoor ceremony site boasts emerald fairways and scenic mountains, which can be appreciated from the elegant ballroom or on the spacious event lawn. 799-1263

AV Party Rentals
AV Party Rentals
The Location of your Dreams may be your own Backyard
If you're wedding fantasies have a decidedly rustic twang, you're in luck - because "country customizing" a private location is easy with the right rentals. Brides are asking more and more for a country look for their wedding and reception; earth tones and wood grains work very well for this and just so happen to be in high supply in most yards.

Of course, coordinating linens, chairs and lighting with the flowers and decor are essential. Long tables instead of rounds for family-style seating are becoming very popular and work great even in narrow spacing. AV Party Rentals has added over-sized king's tables, and most recently, a line of wood farm tables, as well as several lines of wood chairs, including their new cross-back chairs, to make the most of your space.

Lighting has also seen a change with county-style weddings. Carnival/market lights are very popular, as well as Chinese lanterns that can be strung from your favorite tree or patio cover. Twinkle lights installed in trees and bushes also add great ambience.

If your yard isn't wedding ready, don't worry. AV Party Rentals has a large list of venues that also accommodate country weddings. Sites with barns or lots of trees are excellent backdrops, and coordinating with the right rental equipment and decor adds the finishing touch.

moist & flavorful cakepops
Lady Di's Cookies & Sweets 222-9102

wedding cake server set
Ma Maison 799-7983

custom tiered cake
Jill's Cake Creations 291-2332

Make a Bold First Impression
customized and boxed invitations
BIO By Invitation Only 388-5699

Rustic Weddings are Here to Stay
The rustic theme for weddings has carried over into 2015 and it appears that it is here to stay. One way to achieve this look is by renting from 24/7 Event's Vineyard collection. There are two finishes in the table collection to suit the bridal couple's needs, both of which have a beautiful stain. 24/7 Events also offers Vineyard cross-back chairs at both a dining and bar height.
You can add to the look by stringing market lights overhead to create a romantic atmosphere. This can be done in both indoor and outdoor reception sites. Wine barrels are also a great touch for rustic weddings and events. Versatile in nature, they can be used as a cocktail table or bar. You can also rent mason jars to toast your perfectly-rustic wedding! 775-8111

What to Schedule & When
At Least Two Months Before: Begin scheduling your facials to ensure you have ample time to heal and improve your skin's condition. A top choice: The Anti-Aging Facial, which helps improve skin tone and leaves you looking radiant. The collagen eye mask is recommended along with the Anti-Aging Facial, which will rejuvenate the skin underneath the eyes by giving it moisture and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Both treatments will instantly firm, rejuvenate and plump the skin.

A Week to Three Days Before: The perfect eyebrow can help you look fresh and rested. It is as important for the groom to also get an eyebrow clean up and remove any stray hairs, as well as to clean up the unibrow. Sofya's European Skin Care uses a European organic wax that does not sting and is great for sensitive skin.

As Often as Needed: Planning a wedding is stressful! Schedule a Jade Total Body Detox Massage to stay balanced. Jade, burdock and dandelion effectively increase the chi, remove toxins and rebalance the internal organs. It has been scientifically tested that all-natural, organic and wild-harvested herbs provide extraordinary results from the inside and out.
Sofya's European Skin Care 424-1807
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