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Tying the Knot in Unusual Places

For the bride and groom who like to think outside the box, this one’s for you! We thought of some unconventional spaces to have a wedding and then Googled them to find out if they existed. Even if these specific sites are not located near you, they are a jumping off point of inspiration for you to either approach a site (and see if they will work with you), or to search for similar venues close by. Some locations may be less expensive and they will definitely all be more memorable than the usual cookie-cutter wedding ceremony banquet hall. Donut Shop Who doesn’t love donuts? Plus think about all the money you’ll save on that over-frosted buttercream and fondant covered wedding cake! In all honesty, we selected this location type at midnight. . . while hungry! BUT IT TRULY EXISTS! VooDoo Donuts located in Eugene, OR; Austin, TX; and Denver, CO offer affordable wedding packages ( ) for 9-40 guests Packages range from $30

Our Fall Wedding Color Inspiration is Here!

Ok, ladies and gentlemen, here they are in no particular order: Pearl, Ochre, Manatee, and Yale Blue. Browse for your favorite colors here to create your own palette! Image Source Image Source Ochre is a stunning color that truly stands out from the rest of the complimentary colors we’ve selected for the season. Imagine our happy surprise then to discover this stunning ochre wedding dress(above)! Oh so bold and all too lovely! Daring enough to try this dress out? If not, go for a more traditional look in an off-white “natural pearl” color with a soft bolero for a stylish, stand out, understated but elegant look. Go for a gorgeous heel in a matching ochre or find a shoe to fit your taste in any of the other accent colors we’ve selected. Ochre Heels and Craspedia Bouquets Bridesmaid Dress Image Source For your bridesmaids select something similar to this tailored “manatee” grey full-length gown. And don’t for one second believe that grey is drab! The style and cu

Fun Fall Date Ideas with Food!

Fall is here so get snuggly with your sweetheart on one of these local fun Fall date adventures! Boccali Ranch Pumpkin Patch: Ojai Day or night, this rural ranch is open (Every Day, October 1-31, 10am-7pm) to pumpkin seekers of all ages. Stop for lunch or dinner at the family-owned Boccali’s Pizza & Pasta Restaurant just a short distance from the pumpkin patch for some homemade Italian dining inside or al-fresco. FYI: They only accept cash or check payments so come prepared. It really is a peaceful, beautiful place to spend an afternoon or evening. For a longer date, shop downtown Ojai (just 2 miles away) in the afternoon and enjoy a game of tennis at the famous Libby Park courts then head to the restaurant located at 3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai, California  93023 (805) 646-6116 open 7 days a week, Monday - Tuesday 4 - 9 p.m. & Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 9 p.m. Also note, on October 14,15, 21,22,28, & 29 the pumpkin patch goes haunted after dark on Friday

Mobile Manicure Services for Your Wedding and Bachelorette Parties

There are several services on a bride’s mind and checklist in the months and days leading up to her wedding. It can get tiring running around to tastings, dress fittings, and other appointments. So why not take advantage of a service that comes to you! Mobile Manicures Ventura is unique in bringing their manicure and pedicure technicians to your wedding or bachelorette party. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the pampering and company of your closet friends! We had the chance to interview JoDee Renteria, owner of Mobile Manicures Ventura . Below you’ll find more information about her company and services.   I started this mobile service more than three years ago because, let's face it, no one is doing it! My business fills the special needs of two groups of people. Number one, Senior Citizens who can no longer get out and about or are bedridden, even in hospital. Number two, Bachelorettes and Wedding parties. The great thing about the latter is I hire a few licensed techni

Minimalist Fall Wedding Décor and Design

At we can appreciate the minimalist mindset when it comes to wedding décor, and weddings in general. A minimalist is very thoughtful and focused in her selection of design elements. The result is a very clean, “simplified”, and unified look. For examples check out some of our inspiration picks for Fall wedding décor below. Felt Acorn Name Cards on etsy Table Settings We found these sweet felt acorns on etsy to use for our place card inspiration. Find a font you like and print out your guest’s names on plain white paper. Glue an actual acorn—it can be spray-painted or dipped in glitter, whatever and glue it the name card. Easy Peasy! And pretty too! Set your name card on plain white plates with a solid color napkin or simply choose a bold colored plate for your place settings.  (Left) Inspiration From HGTV ; (Right) Check out these non-floral centerpieces! Incorporate twigs into your table décor with a table runner for rectangular tables or these s