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Always

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by Constance Curtis Events

SPECIAL NOTE FROM CONSTANCE

Winter 2012 | Issue 1

GET THE LOOK

Inspiration for your upcoming wedding

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ELEGANT

Weddings

BUDGET

Know what to spend where

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SPECIAL NOTE FROM CONSTANCE

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the f ire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” The Notebook

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COVER PHOTO IS BY Gina Meola


Inside

It’s what’s on the

EVERY ISSUE

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Thank You

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Vendor Love

from Constance Curtis

BUDGET

06 Gift Picks Constance’s

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Breaking down your budget Tipping Etiquette

HEALTH

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Tone Up

with pilates instructor Libby Jansen

that counts

GET INSPIRED

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Get the Look

FEATURED WEDDINGS

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Heather & Scott Malibu, CA

Danielle & Matt Newport Beach, CA

Alyssa & Ben

Palos Verdes, CA

Kara & Jason Scottsdale, AZ

Rebecca & Duncan Cabo San Lucas, MX

Photo by AARON YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY

For Always by Constance Curtis Events Winter 2012 | Issue 1


SPECIAL NOTE FROM CONSTANCE

A note from

Constance

THANK YOU so much for taking the time to read and look through my first issue of For Always! This mini magazine was created to inspire my current and future clients and to give everyone an inside look at Constance Curtis Events. A big thank you to all my family and friends for your continued support. Wishing everyone a lifetime filled with love!

Meet

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Photo by BOYD HARRIS

Xoxo –– Constance

A wedding planner extraordinaire. UPON GRADUATION from the University of Arizona in 2004, Constance moved to California to begin her career in the Entertainment Industry with The Walt Disney Company. Constance spent her first three career years in the corporate world developing her skills as a professional planner, organizer and coordinator. Constance Curtis began her career in event planning in 2007 when she

joined the team of one of the most sought-after wedding planners in Southern California. During this time, Constance assisted in the planning process of elite weddings, gaining a wealth of insight into the event planning industry and has since established meaningful relationships with some of the most in-demand vendors in the industry. With this experience Constance Curtis Events originated in 2008.


Love

THANKS TO SPECIAL VENDORS NOTE AND FROM CONTRIBUTORS CONSTANCE

Spreading the

AARON YOUNG Aaron Young Photography

GABRIEL RYAN Gabriel Ryan Photography

KRISTY RICE Momental Designs

ALY MORFORD The Vines Leaf Fine Florals

GINA MEOLA Gina Meola Photography

LEILA LEWIS Be Inspired PR

My weddings are a team effort and are always successful because I work with a fabulous and talented group of vendors. Below are a few who have contributed to the success of the weddings and photo shoots featured in this magazine.

CARISSA JONES JL Designs and Events

DANIELLE FOSTER

ELENA & CARLOS DAMY

DeMarie Fine Jewelry

Elena Damy Floral and Event Design

HOLLY VESECKY

Found Vintage Rentals

JENI MAUS

JOHN SCOTT

MELODY BRANDON

NISIE VORACHARD

TERESA WILSON

Classic Party Rentals

Holly Flora

Sweet and Saucy Shop

Enchanted Florist

Camelback Flowershop

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Constance’ s Bridesmaid

CONSTANCE’S PICKS

Gift Picks

Some ideas to give to your best ladies.

BLUSHING BRIDE $8.00 www.essie.com

ROSE AU PINK QUARTS EARRINGS $240.00 www.demariefinejewelry.com

PLUM PRETTY SUGAR ROBE $65.00 http://store.plumprettysugar.com

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CONSTANCE’S PICKS

HANKY PANKY $20.00 www.hankypanky.com

CASIO ‘BABY-G TIDE GRAPH’ DIGITAL WATCH $89.00

PERSONALIZED SHOWER GEL $25.00 www.philosophy.com

www.nordstrom.com

PEARL EARRING & BRACELET SET $120.00 www.demariefinejewelry.com

BRACELET $250.00 www.demariefinejewelry.com

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Constance’ s Groomsmen CONSTANCE’S PICKS

Gift Picks

Some ideas to give to your best men.

ELECTRIC EYEWEAR $100.00 www.electricvisual.com

THE ORIGINAL ECO FRIENDLY SHAVING KIT $40.00 Orangefuzz Shop on Etsy.com

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CONSTANCE’S PICKS

SPORTS TICKETS Average $100.00 www.ticketmaster.com or www.Stubhub.com

VESTAL ZR-3 $290.00 www.vestalwatch.com

CUSTOM GOLF BALL MARKERS $18.00 RAINBOW SANDALS $49.00

ERiaDesigns Shop on Etsy.com

www.rainbowsandals.com

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BUDGET BREAKDOWN

BREAKING down your BUDGET Know what to spend where when planning your wedding at a resort versus a private estate. These budget examples are based on 100 people at $1000.00/head.

RESORT / HOTEL When you’re getting married at a resort, country club, or something of the like, where they provide catering, beverage and the majority of your rentals (china, flatware, glassware, tables, etc.), expect to spend the biggest percentage of your budget on your venue.

2-5%

5-10%

PRINTED ITEMS ~$4,000.00

VENUE, FOOD & BEVERAGE ~$42,000.00

40-50% ATTIRE AND BEAUTY FOR BRIDE ~$7,500.00

5-10% ENTERTAINMENT (Ceremony and Reception)

5-10% ~$10,000.00

7-10%

8-12%

5-10%

PHOTOGRAPHY ~$8,500.00

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WEDDING COORDINATION ~$7,500.00 MISCELLANEOUS

2-5% FLORAL DESIGN ~$10,000.00

RENTALS/LIGHTING/DECOR ~$7,000.00

(welcome bags, transportation, video photo booth, etc.)

~$4,000.00


BUDGET BREAKDOWN

Photo by AARON YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo by AARON YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY

PRIVATE ESTATE / WINERY When you get married at an estate, winery, or something of the like, where you need to bring in a caterer and all of your rentals, expect the percentage of your budget for the venue, food, and beverage to decrease and the rental percentage to increase.

2-5%

5-10%

PRINTED ITEMS ~$4,000.00 ATTIRE AND BEAUTY FOR BRIDE ~$7,500.00 ENTERTAINMENT

5-10%

7-10%

8-12%

10%

FOOD AND BEVERAGE ~$21,000.00

15-25%

(Ceremony and Reception)

RENTALS/LIGHTING/DECOR ~$17,500.00

~$10,000.00 PHOTOGRAPHY ~$8,500.00 FLORAL DESIGN ~$10,000.00

VENUE RENTAL FEE ~$10,000.00

10-20%

5-10%

WEDDING COORDINATION ~$7,500.00 MISCELLANEOUS

2-5%

(welcome bags, transportation, video, photo booth, etc.)

~$4,000.00 Budget 11


BUDGET BREAKDOWN

“Love is patient, Love is kind. Always trusts. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8


BUDGET BREAKDOWN

TIPPING ETIQUETTE

TIPPING ETIQUETTE for a Wedding Celebration

The majority of your vendors are in the service industry, so gratuity is always appreciated.

% of the time they get a tip BANQUET CAPTAIN

(The Banquet Captain oversees the food and beverage staff throughout the evening)

CATERING MANAGER/FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR (Whoever oversees the Banquet Captain on the day of your wedding)

99.9%

50%

amount of the tip $100 to $200

$100 to $200

MUSICIAN(S)

50%

$20 to $50 each

VIDEOGRAPHER(S)

40%

$40 to $100 each

PHOTOGRAPHER(S)

40%

(Dependendent on the outcome of your photographs)

HAIR AND MAKE-UP

99%

15% to 20% of what is spent

OFFICIANT

50%

(If your officiant is independent and not part of a church, temple, etc.)

DJ

50%

$50 to $300

FLORIST

50%

(Dependent on the outcome of your centerpieces and if everything is set up on time. Your wedding planner will be able to give you guidance)

WEDDING COORDINATOR

80%

$250 to $1000

WEDDING COORDINATOR ASSISTANTS

80%

$50 to $100 each

$50 to $200 each

$10 to $100

$50 to $200

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TONE

ARMS WORKOUT

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to s e v o m n Te r u o y e shap r u o y or f s m ! y ar a d g n i d d we

with pilates instructor Libby Jansen

This set of exercises is designed to help you get the arms you want for your big day. Here we target biceps, triceps, shoulders, lats, and even your abs and legs. After mastering each move, do them in succession for one minute each. Repeat the entire circuit three times for maximum results.

Photo courtesy of LIBBY JANSEN

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LIBBY JANSEN was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, where she grew up being active and playing sports. After graduation from the University of Arizona, Libby began her career with lululemon athletica where she was encouraged to try different workouts. During this time, Libby fell in love with Pilates and the positive impact it has on your body. She then completed an 800-hour certification with the Pilates Institute of Southern California. To schedule a workout with Libby, visit her website: www.libbyspilates.com


ARMS WORKOUT

ROWING Sit down on the floor about two feet 1 away from pole or until band has

tension. Make sure you have a flat back and knees are bent.

2

Bend arms so they are at a 90-degree angle. Keeping arms in place, hinge back at hips keeping back towards the ground behind you. Repeat for one minute.

Things to remember: This will work your stomach as well as arms. You want to make sure your core is on and that your back is flat the entire time.

STANDING ROW

1 Stand up tall with your feet hips width apart; stand far enough away from the pole so that the band has tension. Raise elbows out until they are shoulder height and elbows create a 90-degree angle.

2 Standing tall with your entire body turned on bring your elbows back behind you. Repeat for one minute.

Things to remember: Make sure you keep your elbows at shoulder height, and you are standing up tall. No leaning back! Health & Beauty 15


ARMS WORKOUT

STANDING TRICEPS

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Stand up tall with your feet hips width apart; stand far enough away from the pole so that the band has tension. Place hands at your side. This is the starting position and your hands should not come forward from this spot.

3

Keeping arms straight and using your triceps, push the palms of your hands behind you, resisting the pull as you bring your arms back to the starting position. Repeat for one minute.

Things to remember: Again standing up tall and not leaning is very important. Keeping your stomach and entire body turned on will keep you stable and make sure you are not leaning.

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ARMS WORKOUT

STANDING TWIST

1 2

Stand with your feet hips width apart, making sure you are far enough away from the pole so that you have tension in the band. Keep arms straight and at shoulder height (make sure not to bend your wrists).

3

Rotate arms across your body keeping hips square. This movement is coming from your upper body. Repeat for one minute.

Things to remember: You want to make sure you are twisting from your bra line, and keeping hips facing forward. Make sure you are not leaning forward; keep your entire body on as you twist, this will keep you up right as well as give your abs a workout.

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ARMS WORKOUT

ONE ARM ROW

1

Stand facing the pole, feet are hips width apart. Either loop or tie band around pole so you just have one handle. Step back so the band has tension.

2

Squat down so your knees are slightly bent and your back is flat.

3

Start with your arm straight out in front of you and pull back on the band bending your elbow behind you. Repeat for one minute.

Things to remember: Keep your shoulders square, as you pull the band towards your body make sure your entire side does not come with you. Make sure you do both arms to stay even. This again will work your stomach and legs. It never hurts to add a little tummy work.

BUTTERFLY PULL For this exercise you can use a circular band or just tie the band you have been using for the above workouts.

1

Stand up tall with slight bend in the knees to keep them from locking out.

2

Keep arms straight and at shoulder height.

3

Open your arms out to the side of your body. Repeat for one minute.

Things to remember: Keep your wrists straight and do not let them bend as you take the band outward.

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ARMS WORKOUT

TRICEP PRESS

1

2 3

Wrap band around pole near shoulder height; stand about one foot from pole facing away. Extend arms straight just over your head. Now lean slightly forward so your body is at a slant with the band stabilizing you. Keeping your body in place, bend your elbows toward your head and back out straight. For those of you who are more advanced come up onto your toes. This will throw off your balance, making it more challenging to stay stable. Repeat for one minute.

Things to remember: Do not let your body move as you bend your arms. Like I have said so many times before, keep your entire body turned on to keep everything stable. Keep your wrists straight as you go through the movements.

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ARMS WORKOUT

TWIST SQUAT

1 Start with feet hips width apart; again make sure the band has tension. Place band so that it is at shoulder height.

2 Begin with your arms extended straight and directly in front of your body.

3 The next part is just like the standing twist that was done before only you are adding a squat. This squat should be low; try to get to 90-degrees or a bit lower.

4 As you are coming up from the squat, push through your heels to stand and resist the band as you untwist. Repeat for one minute. Things to remember: As you are squatting down make sure your chest is up and the only thing rotating is your upper body. Just like any other squat make sure your knees stay behind your toes, really try your best to keep your knees over your heels if you can.

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ARMS WORKOUT

PUSH-UPS We may not love them but they are great for arms! You can do these either on your knees or on your toes (at least try to do some on your toes—you can always come to your knees if you need to).

1

Get into a plank position and make sure your upper back is filled in and you are not dropping your chest towards the ground.

2

Bending your elbows, move your body down toward the ground. Keeping the integrity of the push-up, go as far down as you can and push back up. Repeat for one minute.

Things to remember: DO NOT let your head lead the push up. Keep your head in line with your spine as you move your body up and down. No need to rush doing these; keep working on them and you will become great!

DOWN DOG PUSH-UP in downward facing 1 Start dog: feet are hips width, your upper body is bent over and your booty is in the air.

2

Look down at your hands; fingers should be spread wide. Find your middle by imagining a line from one thumb to the other. Once you have found that, glide your hairline to your thumbs by bending at the elbow, keeping that booty in the air.

3

To come back up, imagine someone has a string tied to your tailbone and is pulling your booty back up to downward facing dog. Repeat for one minute.

Things to remember: Really try to keep your body at that 45-degree angle. You should not end up in plank during this exercise. Don’t forget to keep breathing! Health & Beauty 21


GET THE LOOK

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” A Walk to Remember


Get the Look

GET THE LOOK

Collaborating with several vendors, we put together this inspirational shoot to give some ideas for your upcoming wedding.

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Constance Curtis Events. PHOTOGRAPHY BY Aaron Young Photography. FLORALS AND CENTERPIECE DESIGN BY The Vines Leaf. MENUS BY Fleuron Press. DESIGN AND CONCEPT BY

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Heather &Scott Malibu, California

Photos by GABRIEL RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY


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HEATHER & SCOTT

Featured Weddings 29


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Featured Weddings 31


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Featured Weddings 33


HEATHER & SCOTT

Featured Weddings 35


Danielle &Matt Newport Beach, California

Photos by AARON YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY


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DANIELLE & MATT

Featured Weddings 45


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Featured Weddings 47


Alyssa &Ben Palos Verdes, California

Photos by AARON YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY


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Featured Weddings 55


ALYSSA & BEN

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ALYSSA & BEN

Featured Weddings 57


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Featured Weddings 59


ALYSSA & BEN

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Kara &Jason Scottsdale, Arizona Photos by GINA MEOLA PHOTOGRAPHY


KARA & JASON

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Rebecca & Rebecca Duncan &Duncan Cabo San Lucas, Mexico SanYoung Lucas, Mexico PhotosCabo by Aaron Photography

Photos by AARON YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY


REBECCA & DUNCAN

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REBECCA & DUNCAN

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REBECCA & DUNCAN

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REBECCA & DUNCAN

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