Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Real Weddings: Megan & Peter

Megan & Peter are the winners of the 2010 Southern California Dream Wedding Giveaway. This couple beat out 633 other couples to have their dream wedding produced by 50 of Southern California's best wedding vendors!

I had the wonderful opportunity to design and plan their dream wedding with the help of the Dream Crew™. It was a fun journey for all involved.

Their dream wedding was held at Rancho de Las Palmas on June 27, 2010 in perfect Southland weather. They were surrounded by their family and friends in a joyous celebration that lasted late into the night. The couple shared many laughs and tears throughout the evening in a lavish wedding that was filled with the best of everything. It was truly a memorable event!

Here is a photo montage created by the awesome Alex Neumann, head photographer for the dream wedding. All photographs in this series taken by Alex Neumann Photography.

Photo Montage of Megan & Peter's Dream Wedding from Percy Sales on Vimeo.

Click here to view photos from Megan & Peter's Rehearsal Dinner taken by Gloria Plunkett Photography.

Details of the Dream Wedding:

The Locations
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Camarillo Ranch

Wedding Location: Rancho de Las Palmas

The Couture
Wedding Dress by Watters and Lili Bridals in Tarzana, California

Bridesmaids, Flower Girl, Men Ties and Pocket Squares, and Maid of Honor Dresses by Coren Moore

Grooms Calvin Klein Tuxedo by

Groomsmen, Ring Bearer, Ushers, Fathers tuxedo rentals by Friar Tux

Mothers of the Bride and Mothers of the Groom dresses by Siri

The Bling (Accessories)
Veil by Toni Federici at Lili Bridals

Crystal and Silk headband by Malis Henderson at Lili Bridals

Bridal shoes by Nina Shoes

Navy Blue Eel Skin purses for the bride and her entourage by Katie Gallagher Handbags

Bridesmaids, flower girl, and mothers jewelry by Bonita J

Bridal Jewelry by Lady Bead

Groomsmen and Grooms custom cuff-links and Grooms boutonniere holder by DeAnna Cochran Jewelry

Custom garters, dress tag, and ring bearer pillow by Victoria Joanne at Hand Crafted Creations

The Beauty Team
Bridal Party Lashes and Brides Intraceuticals session by Danielle at Studio Lash

Hair and Makeup by Ja'Nice at DeVenir Beauty

The Flowers
Ceremony, Bridal, and Reception Floral by Your Image Floral Design

Cocktail Reception Floral by Fleuretica

Orchids provided by Amy's Orchids

The Food
Rehearsal Dinner Catering by Events by CP Catering

Wedding Catering and Bar Service by DJ's California Catering

Candy Buffet Bar by butter 'n eggs

Cookie favors by LuvBug Cookies

Wedding Cake by Judy's Great Cakes

Groom's Cake by TC Bakery

Vodka Bar by RND Vodka

The Designs

Wedding Design, Planning, and Coordination by Percy Sales Events

Graphic Design, Website and Thank You CD's by CNI Designs

Aisle Runner by Starry Night Design Studio

Floor Decal by Ten23 Designs

Rehearsal Dinner Invitation by Adair Design

Wedding Invitations by The Invitation Spot

Calligraphy by Calligraphy by Jennifer

Seating Tag Mobiles by Just Wenderful

The Photographers and Videographers
Photobooth by Mint Photo Lounge

Engagement and Rehearsal Dinner Photography by Gloria Plunkett Photography

Party Photographer and Wedding Candids Photographer by Marie the Photographer

Wedding Day Photography by Alex Neumann Photography

Videography and On-site Video Presentation by Skyline Videography

The Music
String Quartet by Windsong Quartet

Cocktail Hour music by David Vito

DJ and MC by The Wedding Music DJ's

The Extras
Honeymoon at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego and Acacia Mansion by Acacia Mansion

Hummer limousine by American Luxury Limousine

First Dance Choreography by Cliff Housego

Chiavari Chairs and all Linens by Sitting Pretty Chair Covers

Hotel Stays by Grand Vista Simi Valley

Ice Luge by Images in Ice

Minister Services (offered by not used by couple) by Revered Barbara Laughray

Real Weddings: Rebekah & Josh (Part II)

A couple of weeks ago I posted an awesome cinematic movie of Rebekah and Josh's wedding done by custom|made productions. Now I want to share some details of their beautiful wedding day that was taken by the wonderful Laurie Bailey at the beautiful Rancho de Las Palmas in Moorpark, California. Enjoy the pictures and Mazel Tov to Rebekah & Josh!

Ketubah signing

Josh giving Rebekah's daughter a bracelet to welcome her officially as his daughter

Rina's fathers (groom's mother) prayer shawl

The ceremony under the chuppah

Mazel Tov

Little details

Custom Kippahs

Custom Seating Cards (Tables named after cities that the couple love)

Two types of favors

Three different centerpieces created by Flowers by Leah

The Party

The bride and groom serenading their guests with Ingrid Michaelson's The Way I Am

Monday, July 12, 2010

Love Story: Megan & Peter

I wanted to share with you the love story video that Skyline Videography did for the Megan and Peter, the winners of the Southern California Dream Wedding Giveaway that I was proud to be a part of and able to design and coordinate. This video was shown during their wedding on June 27, 2010. It includes a portion of the ceremony that Skyline Videography edited into the film on site. The wedding took place at the beautiful Rancho de Las Palmas (it was my third wedding at this location in a month).

Photos and actual video preview will be posted at a later date...but for now enjoy this!

Megan & Peter - Love Story / Same Day Edit from Skyline Videography on Vimeo.

Real Weddings: Ambar & Sasha (Part II)

Last week I posted photos of Ambar and Sasha's wedding at the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. Here's a video highlight of the event done by the wonderful Adam and Kim Finlay at Skyline Videography. The dancing seen at the end of the video does not do justice of what actually transpired throughout the evening...but it does showcase the fun that occurred that evening.

Ambar & Sasha's Wedding @ the Mission Inn from Skyline Videography on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Battle of the Wedding Designers Update

Story of my life. I was notified late this afternoon that the Battle of the Wedding Designers episode that I am on (Aloha Wedding Bells) has been postponed due to a scheduling conflict at TLC. I am not sure what that means...but I guess they didn't think it's the right time to air that episode for one reason or another - I know they just want to showcase this episode to a larger audience. But I was told that it will still air, just not tomorrow night and that it has not been pulled all together. I personally think it's going to be a great episode and that TLC is waiting until sweeps week to show it or they are turning it to a 2-hour show (wishful thinking on my part)! So as soon as I know the new date I will let you all know. I am hoping it will happen in the next couple of weeks.

I am a bit disappointed, but what can I do. We will just have to wait a little longer to see if they take a bite and if I won the battle.

Thanks for the continued support and the anticipation!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Tune in this Friday (7/9/10) to see Percy Sales on Battle of the Wedding Designers

The Battle of the Wedding Designers episode I am on will air on Friday, July 9, 2010 at 10pm/9pm CT. The title of the episode is Aloha Wedding Bells. Watch me battle it out with Michelle Buckley and Steve Kemble. Who will win the cultural challenge? Tune and and watch! Here's a preview of the episode that aired this week (it's a little ghetto because I don't have anything to record off the DVR...but it works).

Battle of the Wedding Designers (Aloha Wedding Bells) Commercial from Percy Sales on Vimeo.

Show: Battle of the Wedding Designers
Channel: TLC
Season 1, Episode 4 (Aloha Wedding Bells)
Premieres July 9, 2010

Real Weddings: Ambar & Sasha

I briefly met Ambar and Sasha at the wedding of Sasha's cousin that I did at the Four Season's Biltmore in Santa Barbara last year. Six months later they were hiring me to help wrap up the details to a wedding that Ambar had envisioned. The couple quickly became good friends of mine and I looked forward to our daily emails and talks.

Ambar and Sasha are incredible people. They love to have fun but most importantly they want to make sure all the details are in-place and that their guests were having a great time. They got married at the beautiful Mission Inn in Riverside, CA surrounded by an incredible group of family and friends and they partied all night long.

Their ceremony took place in the St. Francis of Assissi Chapel located on-site and the reception was held at the hotel's Music Room. A beautiful event full of Ambar and Sasha's spirit. This was the first wedding I have ever done where the linens were custom made by a relative, in this case Ambar's mom made linens for every table (over and underlays). Additionally, my team decked out the music room with over 400 candles on top of the floral that my in-house florist Wendy Smith created. The guests partied to a mixture of Latin and Persian music mixed with today's hip hop and pop tunes. Fun Fun Fun! So fun that at one point the groom turned into a Chippendale dancer - YIPPEE Sasha! :)

Here's a few shots take by Miguel Torres Photography from the evening. Hoping to post a video soon.

This was one of my favorite moments. As the doors opened to the chapel, Ambar just stood there and I am off to the side saying, "Ambar look up it's your moment!" and she said, "Really." I again said, "Look up and do your thang" and she did the sign of the cross, looked up, and made her way to the altar. I cried.

The vendors for Ambar & Sasha's wedding were:

Planning, Design, and Coordination: Percy Sales
Floral Design: Wendy Smith of Your Image Floral Design
Ceremony and Reception Location: Mission Inn
Music and MC: Michael Angelo Music DJs
Photography: Miguel Torres Photography
Videography: Skyline Videography
Wedding Cake: Jamaica's Cakes
String Quartet: A Touch of Ivory
Chiavari Chair Rentals: Dress My Chair
Minister: Mary Jean Valente
Make Up: Beauty by Solana
Hair: Hala Espinoza at Salon H

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