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Ranay Schmandt, owner of Lilies of the Field

Friday, December 9, 2011

One of my favorite weddings

There are a lot of things that go into the making of a favorite wedding for me.  One important thing is the couple and wedding party that I get to share the celebration with!  The entire wedding party for this event were fabulously fun!  Weather was actually a possible issue for this wedding but the skies cleared just in time for them and they were keeping a great attitude regardless.  Of course a great planner and designer always has a backup idea ready so that her bride need not worry about a thing if the party has to move inside.  The job of the wedding party is to relax and enjoy the day, it goes by so fast, you really need to be able to take it all in. 
Another contributing factor to a favorite wedding is the ceremony and reception setting.  Of course there is no such thing as a poor ceremony and reception setting.  Some venues just require more work to overcome ambiance issues but all sites can be enhanced and look fabulous with the right design focus.  But really who would not be blown away with the beautiful views and sounds of the Leffingwell Landing in the quaint coastal community of Cambria.  Click contact for information about how to contact someone to help you reserve this special location. 
    Next the vendors play a huge role in how well the day goes and this event was photographed by the talented team at Erin Hearts Court Photography.  The party after the ceremony took place at the rustic Cambria Pines Lodge and oh how I do love to serve brides at that location!   
   And last but not least, when the bride gives me freedom to have fun within her color range and use some unusual ingredients and design something that reflects her style.  This was definitely one such endeavor and we were all pleased with the way things turned out.  This fun family purchased some planters at the consultation and said that the goal was to fill these with a mixture of both cut blooms and living plants so that the flowers could live on in the memories of the wedding party.  This is a growing trend with my event clients and one that I definitely welcome and encourage. 
    So I just had a blast from start to finish with this event.  How absolutely unique is that bridal gown?  Artists, friends, clients, professional vendors and most of all new happily newly married couples (including dogs) are for me what makes this occupation a joy instead of work!  Thanks so much for letting me serve your event, I appreciate all my customers so much.