DIY Success Story: Hannah & Kenny

After getting engaged, Hannah and Kenny started looking for wedding venues. Hannah always dreamed of marrying her beloved overlooking the hills in Burlingame. A friend told her about Wedgewood Crystal Springs: it had the view, the packages and the right capacity for her guest count. After a personal consultation, the couple scheduled their wedding for April 13, 2014!pic1Hannah and her sister were quite the team when it came to DIY projects. Everything looked amazing!

Hannah’s sister made the bride’s bouquet out of coral gerbera daisies wrapped with ivory ribbon.pic2

The beautiful programs were hand made by the bridal party and matched the bridal party balloons! They also made a great prop for cute photos.pic3Instead of floral bouquets for the bridesmaids, Hannah chose giant coral balloons. The bridesmaids also chose their own dresses in different shades of blues.pic4pic5Instead of traditional vows, Hannah played the piano and sang to Kenny. It was beautiful, unique and so memorable.pic6Boutonnieres made by Hannah’s sister completed the look for the groom and groomsmen.pic7As the guests entered the reception room, they were greeted with many more DIY touches.

Handwritten escort cards in mini velum envelopes:pic8A beautifully decorated gift box surrounded by hand-made paper flowers:pic9A large jar full of brightly colored thin Sharpies and an artist’s sketch book were provided so guests could leave a note or draw a picture for the bride and groom.pic10pic11The head table was set for the entire bridal party, and decorated with handmade paper flowers, a banner and balloons attached to the couple’s chairs.pic12pic13pic14pic15The guest tables had terrariums made by Hannah’s sister. Inside were a mini banner and mini bride and groom made to look like Hannah and Kenny! Attached to the terrarium were navy, ivory, aqua and coral balloons with the table numbers hanging from the strings.pic16pic17They chose navy napkins and folded them in a triangle. This made a small tent for the perfect little jar of honey with a dipper for guests to take home as a favor.pic18A beautiful cake topper was created out of one of the mini bride and grooms, a handmade banner and sliced fruit.pic19Hannah and Kenny had a beautiful spring DIY wedding!pic20

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One Cake, Two Cake, Red Cake, Blue Cake

Wedding elements are ideally an expression of your personality, and with as much personality as two individuals can have, newlyweds Jenny and Dave Gerber took the cake—literally!WWfeaturedcakesA masterful creation by our very own vendor, It’s all about the Cake, was a central conversation piece at their wedding. Jenny and Dave had two individual weddings cakes made: a sweet, pristine butter cream castle for her…and a mean, rich, chocolate machine in the shape of a tire for him. As if the opposing looks weren’t enough, Dave’s chocolate wheel seemed to spray a muddy chocolate mess all over Jenny’s genteel princess tiers.

As people work more and more to break away from the traditional Queen Victoria white wedding, we see adaptations by different couples trying for a more avant-garde approach. The still-underground trend slowly rising toward the surface is his-and-her wedding cakes. Sometimes the cakes come in one well-executed mashup, some with independent hemispheres, some broken up tier by tier and others, like the Gerbers’ featured cake, are entirely separate cakes. The cakes serve as a focal point at the receptions, made sometimes to complement, and other times to serve as satirical representations, of the romance.weddingcakeAnd couples don’t limit themselves to a cake platform—we’ve seen cupcakes, cake pops and an array of other decadent wedding treats join in on the fun.WEDDING_CAKE_BITE_SIZE_POP_BRIDE_GROOMWhat better dessert than the personification of your loved one to stuff into his or her face?357aa12fc9cb63b6b4f856be112a44056a00d834517b7f69e2017615432a71970c-piScreen Shot 2014-03-12 at 5.26.03 PM8a252c11cf3a65eee428af2c5a62ef2d247da8d68fb4d07e8a2eb87775430265half-batman-half-traditional-wedding-cake-1Memphis Wedding Photographer9596ea98ff55cf8bc7412d4ff4656aaa

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Wedgewood Leads Nation in WeddingWire 2014 Couples’ Choice Awards

Screen Shot 2014-03-05 at 3.32.13 PMWeddingWire.com, the nation’s largest online wedding marketplace for engaged couples, recently announced the recipients of their annual Couples’ Choice Awards. Wedgewood is proud to announce that 12 of our properties are 2014 winners–making Wedgewood the most-awarded wedding company in the nation!

Thank you to all of our amazing brides and grooms, vendors, and staff for making us so successful in our ultimate goal: giving couples the wedding of their dreams on a budget they can comfortably afford!

Click through our winning properties for reviews and more information:

Wedgewood Vellano
Wedgewood Upland Hills
Wedgewood Fresno
Wedgewood Indian Hills
Wedgewood San Clemente
Wedgewood Fallbrook
Wedgewood at The Retreat
Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion
Wedgewood Metropolitan
Wedgewood San Ramon
Wedgewood Buenaventura
Wedgewood Sterling Hills

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