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Rustic Winery Wedding Style

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Hamilton Oaks Winery is a beautifully vintage feeling, rustic Wedding venue. Surrounded by orange groves and hills of San Juan Capistrano, it is one of the prime venues for Weddings and special events.

 

Setting up for dinner at Hamilton Oaks Winery

Falling in love with the surrounding orange groves every time

 

Expecting a cooler evening? This is a good way to keep your guests warm 🙂

 

Old Tradition with a Modern Twist

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Let’s face it, there are not many couples looking to wed in a traditional church anymore. With this boom of modern weddings, more and more Brides and Grooms are tying the knot  in outdoor ceremony venues. We are not knocking those beautiful church weddings (#katemiddleton), just stating the facts. Speaking of this new age, many Brides are opting to bring tradition to this “modern” ceremony.  One way to do this is to bring the church outside! By bringing in church pews to an outdoor ceremony, you create the perfect blend of creativity and time-honored seating.

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weddingRecently, VIP Events and Weddings was fortunate enough to provide these beautiful church pews for a featured wedding on the Hallmark Channel. Are you familiar with those three little words that made so many of us ball like a baby and use a whole box of tissues?? “MOVE…THAT…BUS!” Extreme Home Makeover designer and carpenter, Paige Hemmis, had us swooning over the amazing houses the team would create and build. Now she is flipping houses with her fiancĂ© Jason Short in Las Vegas, NV.

Our VIP Team had a great time at the Universal Studios in California delivering and setting up for Paige and Jason’s big day! Here are some sneak peak photographs of the wedding setup. The wedding airs June 22nd, 2015 @ 8:00PM on the Hallmark Channel. onset onset3 onset2 onset4Click here for Paige and Jason’s Wedding Website, which has more info and videos.  Tune in on Monday to see this traditional, DIY wedding with lots of twists!

XOXO,

Your VIP Team

Pre-Wedding Workout

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When someone is getting married, one of the top things on their list to-do is get in shape!   Your wedding is one of those days you want to look and feel your absolute best. Some brides go overboard, get way too stressed about hitting the gym, and then give up easily. Some are not as motivated and so the idea of getting into an exercise routine can be overwhelming. Therefore, we have come up with a list of just 5 baby steps to kickstart your pre-wedding workout journey!     PWW1

1. Decide and Commit: Think about exactly what you would like to accomplish; do you need to tone up, lose inches, or shed some pounds, etc.? Now choose an exercise and eating regimen to get you closer to that goal! Generally, eating “clean” and high intensity cardio are a great combo to start with! Remember that what you eat is just as important as working out. Committing also means having accountability. Whether it’s your fiancĂ©, a close friend, or a trainer, you will need someone to ask you how it’s going and maybe they will even hit the gym with you!      PWW2

2. Stock your closet with workout gear: There is nothing more motivating than feeling great about those new yoga pants and matching top!  Without even breaking a sweat you communicate, “Hi, I’m a serious athlete; check out the pocket in my dri-fit pull over.” Workout clothes are trending everywhere at the moment so there are some great deals you can get. Hello Fabletics by Kate Hudson! 🙂      PWW3

3. Create a playlist: Take some time, go through your iTunes account and create a specific pre-wedding workout playlist. It should be about 45 mins so you can time it with your routine. Put some songs you want played at your wedding so that you can visualize your transformed body and the big day while the song is on!       PWW4

4. Drink plenty of water: On a normal basis you need about 8 glasses of water per day; this still applies when you are getting married! Not to mention what all of this hydration will do for your skin, it will have amazing effects.      PWW5

5. Be confident and happy with yourself: At the end of the day, remember that your fiancé loves you for who you are. Out of all of the people in the world they chose YOU to be their life partner. No matter what the outcome is of your work out routine, you will radiate beauty if you are confident in your self.     PWW6PWW7

So get out there and move! Good luck!

XOXO,

Your VIP Team

Dressed to Impress on the Last Night of 2014

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The last holiday of 2014 is approaching! This fantastic year led us to many beautiful weddings and fabulous people. We are ready to celebrate! As you prepare to ring in the New Year, these are some party trends we love so you can do so with style.

Classy

NYE Blog 1If you want one last fashion splurge of the year…this scooped neck sequin dress is $350.00 at www.urbanoutfitters.com and bound to be a show stopper.

Bold

NYE Gold halter dressFor an edgier look, go for this gold, halter skater dress from nordstrom.com for $90.00

Fun and Flirty

NYE blog fun dressSpice it up with a sexy black dress. This is a sequin strap crepe body-con dress from nordstrom.com for $198.00

Chic

NYE velvet jumpsuitDress up an item in your closet! By adding stilettos and the perfect sequin bag to this jumpsuit, you go from casual to chic in minutes. Found on nordstrom.com for $80.00

Accessories

NYE Blog accessoriesGet the look: Black shoulder bag from www.hm.com $17.95, lower left gold cuff from www.urbanoutfitters.com $20, lower right curved gold barrette $12 from www.urbanoutfitters.com

To Top it Off

NYE fur jacketNever go wrong (and stay warm) by throwing a (faux) fur coat over your shoulders. This black fur jacket is from www.hm.com for $69.95

With the right pairing and imagination, you probably have most of these items in your closet already. If not, lucky you! you get to go shopping:) Whatever you wear, we hope you have a fun, safe, and memorable New Year’s Eve in style!

XOXO,

Your VIP Team

Thing are a Few of Our Favorite Things

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Winter Wedding Color Palettes 

It’s beginning to look a lot like…winter. Finally! We are thirsty for some rain and weather change here in Southern California and the weddings are ready to change right along with mother nature. The cozy months of winter allow for so many great color options that are inviting and just as beautiful as any spring or summer palette.

Rosey Reds- Reds are a traditional favorite for the winter time; but traditional doesn’t mean boring. Red is the color of love and passion. With compliments of blue hues, blush’s, or greens it softens the red making this palette completely winter appropriate.

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Icy Blues- The best part about colors is that there are so many! We love that different shades evoke different feelings and atmosphere’s. If you’re wanting to be a Frozen Princess, you don’t have to “let it go” just because there is no white on the ground; the ice blue color ties in the winter feel without the snow fall.

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Midnight blues- For a more dramatic flair, go for a deeper blue palette. This is the perfect compliment to the night sky looking at the stars.

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Natural Greens- Have you ever heard the term, “shake what your mama gave you?” Well the same principle applies here! Use the inspiration of nature in everything you do. From green pines to adorable pine cones, we love natural!

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There are so many possibilities with colors (not all listed here) and winter time makes it that much more fun! Enjoy your holiday season!

XOXO,

Your VIP Team