November, 2013 - Issue #109

Shine a Light on Love
The trend this season is one you plug in: lights, and lots of them. Whether they twinkle from above or are used to brighten from below, brides in the know are looking for venues "that glow." Pictured here: TPC Valencia. 288-1995

Meet The Santa Clarita Wedding and Event Professionals Vendors
Memorable Occasions
Alice Goetschel, the owner and founder of Memorable Occasions, has always loved weddings. Back in the day when she was growing up and white gloves were essential, the only wedding planners were also known as "mothers of the bride." Fast forward to today when families recognize that putting together such an important life milestone can be overwhelming and turn into a second full time job. Alice's goal is to help them relax and enjoy the day.

She specializes in coming up with unique, innovative wedding ideas and turning today's trends into classic, just-for-you elements. Recently, her brides have shared the sweetness of the day with a candy buffet for guests. Coordinated with the wedding theme, colors or the treasured favorites of the bride and groom, even something as simple as sugar becomes magical when Alice organizes it. To reach Memorable Occasions for help with planning or coordination contact Alice directly. 270-9448

J & M Entertainment
Jorge Lopez of J & M Entertainment has turned the act of making people smile into an enterprise. His company, which provides professional DJs and MCs, as well as decor lighting, photo booths and full casino services, operates on a distinguished guiding philosophy: "Inspiring People One Event at a Time." The wedding and events that benefit from the personal efforts of Jorge and his staff may vary in theme, but one common element holds true through each. "I love to entertain people and make them happy; I always have," says Lopez, who entered the industry at 17. "My goal is for every person in attendance to have more fun than they thought they would have when they arrived." Right now, the company is focused on providing the best in personalized wedding experiences. "No one wants a cookie cutter wedding. We listen closely and then identify the right elements that fit the personality of that couple perfectly." 257-1725
Memorable Occasions and J & M Entertainment are proud members of the Santa Clarita Wedding & Event Professionals.

Bold Beauty
Just because your wedding is scheduled in the fall doesn't mean that your bouquets need to be wallflowers. Muted tones are beloved by some but if you're dreaming of bold beauty, don't let the calendar hold you back. These blooms, designed by Charmaine's Bouquet Canyon Florist, are true to both the season and the bride's vision. 297-3100

Roses that Last Forever
rose-gold wedding band & engagement ring
Manya Jewelers 255-6668

Don't Miss the First Bridal Fair of the New Year
Start your "forever together" off right on the first Sunday of the year: January 5, 2014. Bridal Faire Extraordinaire is hosting an upscale bridal event featuring SCV's finest wedding professionals, including SOS Entertainment, Charmaine's Bouquet Canyon Florist, Acton Creative Flowers, Jill's Cakes, David's Bridal and more.

Over 60 vendors will be present and there will be many door prizes throughout the afternoon, too. Many bridal magazines will be free to attendees and there's always lots of cakes to sample!
Interview and chat with wedding planners, florists, DJs, photographers, officiants, see limousines, check out the latest photo booths and much more.

Free tickets for admission are available at participating wedding vendors and David's Bridal will be giving out certificates for big savings at their new store in Stevenson Ranch. 255-1244
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