The Bride and Groom to be… Amy and Joseph met on June 21st, 2008, at Amy’s best friends apartment complex swimming pool. Five years later, to the date, Joe proposed to Amy after a surprise trip to Las Vegas. Joe grew up in Missouri, and is the owner of a machine shop. Amy grew up in Orange County and is a real estate agent. They both love the outdoors and are huge fans of the Denver Broncos football team. They plan on tying the knot June 21st, 2014, exactly six years after they first met each other. The couple wants an outdoor wedding, with a fun atmosphere, and a floral theme.
Details The bride and groom are expecting 125 guests for their big day They are planning a floral themed wedding with colors of pink and peach, and hints of yellow The wedding party consists of 4 bridesmaids, 1 maid of honor, 4 groomsmen, and 1 best man. The couple’s budget is $35,000
Venue 1 Grand Tradition Estate in Fallbrook, California The Estates thirty acres lie tucked away in a peaceful valley surrounded by gently rolling hills and sparkling waters. It is a serene setting where sweet floral laced breezes gently blow; where the soothing sound of waterfalls will relax your mind; and where a majestic forest of trees offers complete privacy from the rest of the world. 125 person minimum, $120 a plate, plus an additional $10 to upgrade from buffet to plated dinner. It includes linens, but does not include the cake. Grand Total = $16,250
Venue 2 Muckenthaler Mansion in Fullerton, California The Historic Muckenthaler Mansion is located on 9 acres of park-like grounds. With a vista of gently rolling gardens, swaying palms, and picturesque architecture, it has an ideal setting for any outdoor wedding. Site Rental: $4500 Appetizers, dinner, cake, extra dessert, and full hosted bar, as well as linens are included in the Platinum package for $118 per person. A sit down dinner and chiavari chairs are at an additional $10.50 per person. Grand Total = $21,812.50
Venue 3 Serendipity, in Oak Glen, California The facility is situated on 5 acres of private land surrounded by the mountains of Oak Glen. The reception area opens up to an expansive view of the valley below. The pricing for 125 guests is 13,500 plus 12% tax. Includes linen, chiavari chairs, professional DJ, horse drawn carriage. Bar with bartender is an additional $500. Grand Total = $15,620
They Chose… Muckenthaler Mansion
Wedding Party Attire
Bouquets Bridal Bouquet: Pink and Carnations with Yellow Roses Bridesmaid Bouquets: White Carnations Boutonniere: Peach Carnations
Anticipation Save the Dates and Invitations provided by Minted
Anticipation Engagement Photos by The Photo Couple
Photography The Photo Couple Package Includes: Relaxed time limits, no charge for multiple locations, online image viewing and ordering for couple and guests, the “getting ready” shots do not count in the hours they work, and edited pictures, in both color and black and white.
Arrival Instead of a guestbook, guests will write a note to the bride and groom and stick it in an envelope for them to read after their big day Guests will have programs waiting on their seats before the ceremony begins
Arrival Appetizers: Chicken Satay with Thai Curry Coconut Sauce//Vegetable Egg Rolls//Mac n’ Cheese Bites with Marinara Dipping Sauce//Bacon Wrapped Dates
Atmosphere With fun, bright colors and pretty lights, the venue will give off a fun and romantic vibe. String lights and peach paper lanterns will be set up above tables and dance floors, and color spotlights will surround the dance floor.
Atmosphere The centerpieces vary from vases filled with an arrangement of pink and peach roses and white and yellow carnations, to a display of bottles, colored different hues of pink, with white candles placed in the neck of the bottle. White linens and chiavari chairs are provided by the venue.
Music Amazing Event DJs: Includes DJ for ceremony, cocktail hour, and 5 hours of reception, and lights for dance floor. Bride and Groom’s first dance: Suddenly by Billy Ocean Father Daughter dance: Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder Mother Son dance: Perfect Fan by Backstreet Boys Reception Music: 80’s, 90’s, and Top 40 Music
Menu Salad: Fruity Summer Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Or House Salad with BBQ Ranch Dressing Accompaniments: Sweet Potato Soufflé and Grilled Vegetables Entrée : Florentine Chicken or Grilled Mahi Mahi
Dessert Three tiered chocolate cake with raspberry mousse filling. Decorated with fresh flowers Extra dessert: Apple, pecan, and peach mini pies Denver Broncos Grooms cake
Amusement Party LA photo booth for guests to take pictures as a favor or to give bride and groom. Amazing Events DJs
Appreciation Thank you cards Guests can take home pictures from the photo booth as favors
Timeline 9:30am Bride starts getting hair done Photographer starts taking “getting ready” pictures 10:00am Bride starts getting make-up done Decorations for ceremony & reception set-up start 11:00am Bride departs for ceremony site 11:15am Groom departs for ceremony site 11:45am Bride and Bridesmaid’s arrive at ceremony site 12:00pm Groom and Groomsmen arrive at ceremony site 12:00pm Bride finishes make-up and hair 12:15pm Bride gets into her gown, bridesmaids are dressed 12:30pm Bride and bridesmaids start Pre- Ceremony Photo session 1:30pm Groom and groomsmen start Pre- Ceremony Photo session Caterer , DJ, and PARTY LA shows up on-site/sets up 3:00pm Ceremony Begins 3:30pm Ceremony Ends 3:45pm Cocktail Hour Begins 3:45pm Post-Ceremony Photo session begins 5:00pm Bride and Groom Grand Entrance 5:00pm Bride and Groom First Dance (Suddenly by Billy Ocean) 5:04pm Father Bride Dance (Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder) 5:08pm Mother Groom Dance (Perfect Fan by Backstreet Boys) 5:12pm Bouquet Toss (Any Man of Mine by Shania Twain) 5:15pm Garter Toss (Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leopard) 5:20pm Dinner is served 5:50pm Cake Cutting 6:00pm Party Starts 8:30pm Photographer departs 10:00pm Party Ends Wedding planner departs
The couple’s budget was $35,000, and they were able to stay right under their budget, spending only $34,977.96.