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URLocalBride Your Guide to

Bridal Professionals As the summer wedding season comes to a close and we are looking ahead to holiday engagements we realize how fast the time goes – something most brides realize as soon as they begin their wedding planning. That’s where URLocalBride becomes a valuable resource to help local brides with the planning process. As always our publication, websites and events give you access to the “Best Local” professionals in your area – whether it’s a football stadium wedding or your guests are in from out of town and you’re celebrating your nuptials at one of the Bay Area’s finest hotels – we can help. Need more planning help? Mark your calendar for Feb. 8, 2015 as we kick off the bridal season with a fabulous bridal fair at the Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City. This gorgeous 4-star French hotel will be the perfect setting to meet with the Bay Area’s finest wedding vendors and help give you a great start on planning that very special day. Remember to keep your copy of South Bay and Peninsula Bridal handy. Use it throughout your wedding planning to make all your decisions easier. Visit our website (www.URLocalBride.com) often for tips, contests and events throughout the SF Bay Area and find the most comprehensive list of LOCAL vendors. And always remember to Find Your Inspiration ..... Locally!

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Features Pgs 4–5

Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding

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Evites vs Traditional Invitation

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Wedding Day Emergency Kit

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In Love and Unplugged by Michelle Olson

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Marriage Licenses

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Quick Venue Guide

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Illuminating Receptions

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Bridal Budget Checklist

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Table of Contents Jewelers Invitations Event Coordinators Florists Cakes Caterers Fashion and Beauty Photographers Rentals Officiants Venue Rehearsal Dinner Guest Accommodations Transportation Travel Entertainment DJ/Video

Favors Unique Gifts

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UR L o c a l B r i d e Publisher Cathy Lonsdale Sales Bob Lonsdale Rosemary Aleman Maria Miller Jennine Powell Ad Creation, Graphic Design Jason Gunderman Office 20212 Redwood Road, Suite 104 Castro Valley, CA 94546 Phone: 510.886.1317 Fax: 510.582.1861 Email: info@URLocalBride.com Ads: info@URLocalBride.com www.URLocalBride.com Copyright © 2014 URLocalBride All rights reserved


Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding A step-by-step guide to help keep the stars in your eyes, your feet on the ground, and your wedding plans on track. Women who tackle wedding planning pragmatically — as if it were a work-related project — tend to survive the process with greater ease. Think of yourself as a project manager. Establish an overall framework for completing the work, and set specific intermediate deadlines, schedules and goals. Taken one small step at a time, the detail-laden job becomes less overwhelming. Here is our suggested timetable for the steps you should take in the months, weeks and days leading up to your wedding.

9-12 months before your wedding

• Change your Facebook status to “Engaged” • Choose your wedding date. If you plan to be married in a church, temple or mosque or in a religious service at home, clear the date and time with your clergy. • Set your budget. Take time for a heart-to-heart talk with your fiancé about the budget and style of your wedding, reception and wedding-related parties, and who pays for what. • Enlist help. Consider hiring a bridal consultant. If your budget won’t stretch that far, ask relatives and close friends to assist you in specific tasks – selecting a dress, interviewing caterers, locating a reception site – especially in areas where you feel you need support. • Compose your guest list. Let out-of-town guests know your wedding is in the works so they can make travel plans. • Reserve your reception site. • Decide on your color scheme. • Choose your wedding attendants. • Select your wedding gown, shoes and accessories. • Decide on bridesmaids’ dresses. • Determine the theme or mood you’d like to establish with the food, table settings, flowers and entertainment at your reception. • Interview caterers, musicians, florists, photographers, videographers and bakers. Get written estimates of their costs. Keep track of your discussions and their bids in a notebook or with wedding-planning app.

6-9 months before your wedding

• Choose your caterer. Remember to get a written contract. • Book your photographer and/or videographer. • Choose your musician(s).

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• Send out Save-the-Dates • Select your baker and order the cake. • Choose your florist. • Shop for wedding rings with your fiancé. • Decide on your honeymoon destination. Work with a travel agent to book your travel and accommodations. • Select your wedding invitations. Don’t forget to purchase personal stationery for the thank-you notes you’ll need to write.

4 months before your wedding

• Register for gifts at one or more bridal-gift registries. • Help both mothers to coordinate and shop for their wedding-day attire. • Select music for your ceremony and reception. • Choose readings for your wedding and write your wedding vows. • Plan a rehearsal dinner for members of your wedding party, your family and out-of-town guests. Reserve the location. • Arrange hotel accommodations for members of the wedding party who live out of town. Reserve a block of rooms for other out-of-town guests, and let them know the rooms are available. Remember to ask for any group discounts or special packages. • Reserve your wedding-day transportation and any other wedding-day rental needs. • Make appointments for gown fittings. • Check the requirements for a marriage license. • Make sure contracts and arrangements are complete with all of your service providers.

3 months before your wedding

• Carefully prepare directions, including simply drawn maps, if necessary, to help guide guests to the wedding and reception, and to hotels. For guests who will travel a long distance to your wedding, consider assembling an information package on fun things to do and see in your area. • Begin addressing invitations and announcements. Select a special stamp at the post office. Invitations should go in the mail six to eight weeks before your big day. • Give the caterer or other food suppliers a close idea of the number of guests you expect. • Make sure all reservations are in place for honeymoon travel. • Check with bridesmaids to make sure they have their gowns and are getting them adjusted. • Shop for gifts for your bridesmaids. Offer to help


URLocal Bride your fiancé select gifts for his attendants. • Select your “going away” outfit and special items for your trousseau. • Make a date with your photographer for any formal portraits you desire. • Make an appointment to have your hair done just before your portrait session and again the day or so before your wedding. Consider lily stein Photography including your bridesmaids in a “day of beauty” before your wedding, with manicures, hair styling, massages and makeup sessions.

2 months before your wedding

• Mail out your wedding invitations and announcements. • Finalize the music that will be played during your wedding ceremony. • Meet with musicians who will provide entertainment during your reception and orchestrate precisely what you want and when you want it played. • Don’t be shy to voice your preferences, down to the volume, favorite songs you’d like to hear or even songs you don’t want played. • Plan your rehearsal dinner and a brunch or fun activity for out-of-town guests to enjoy on the day following your wedding. • Purchase special accessories for your wedding-day attire. • Plan a luncheon for your bridesmaids. • Make appointments for a hairdresser, makeup artist and manicurist. • Finalize honeymoon plans. If you’re traveling overseas, check again that your passports are current and that you have any necessary visas. • Gather necessary birth or baptismal certificates you may need for your wedding license.

shots you want taken of the bridal party, as well as specific, candid shots you’d like taken during the reception. • Review the video plans with your videographer. • Put together welcome bags for out-of-town guests.

2 weeks before your wedding

• Keep writing those thank-you notes for wedding gifts! • Pick up your wedding rings. Make sure any special engraving appears precisely as you wished. • Begin packing for honeymoon.

1 week before your wedding

• Make out final checks for all your vendors. • Ask a friend or family member to arrange for wedding gifts that may be brought to your reception to be delivered to your home or another safe spot. • Wrap gifts for bridal attendants and have them ready for the rehearsal dinner. • Reconfirm honeymoon travel and hotel plans. • Arrange for payments to be made to vendors at the agreed-upon time. • Inform your caterer of the final number of guests Call any guests who haven’t RSVP’d to confirm final head count.

The day before your wedding

• Take time to relax and enjoy a massage, manicure and pedicure. • Traditionally, this is the day for your rehearsal ceremony and rehearsal dinner. Have fun! • Turn in early for a good night’s sleep.

1 month before your wedding

• Get your marriage license. • Have a final fitting of your gown and make sure your attendants have theirs. • Check that your menu selections and service plans are locked in place with the caterer. • Keep writing those thank-you notes on a daily basis! • If you plan a formal dinner for your reception, it’s time to draw up a seating plan and make up place cards. • Check with your florist to confirm dates and times of flower deliveries. • Review your wedding-day transportation plans and make sure drivers are clear about addresses, times and number of passengers. • Make name or address changes official on documents, including driver’s license, Social Security forms and financial accounts. Fill out change-ofaddress forms at the post office. • Meet with your photographer to specify the formal

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Your Wedding Day

• Allow plenty of time for dressing, makeup and hair styling. • If you plan on photography before the ceremony, allow ample time so you’re not rushed. • Relax, and remember: This is your special day, the result of all your careful planning. Now it’s time to enjoy. Take a deep breath. Refuse to let any glitch get to you. Savor every moment of this sacred day. Let your joy and happiness shine through.

Best wishes!


Jewelers URLocalBride

Tiffany & Co 149 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto 650.328.2552 tiffany.com

“Ask Us” before you “Ask Her” Free engraving of your loving message

Forever Diamonds & More 1008 Blossom Hill Rd Ste C, San Jose 408.267.3837 giadiamondssanjose.com

Main Street Goldworks 542 Main St. Half Moon Bay 650.726.2546 mainstreetgoldworkshmb.com

Michael’s Jewelry

253 Park Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010

253 Park Rd, Burlingame 650.342.4461 michaelsjewelersburlingame.com

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We sell diamonds at wholesale with no mark up. That means you buy direct from the source.

Get your diamond engagement ring from our huge selection and get men’s band at no charge!*

Top Payout for gold,silver & platinum! Family owned & operated! Unlike the big mall chain stores. We sell at true wholesale

408-267-3837

1008 Blossom Hill Rd, Suite C, San Jose

giadiamondssanjose.com *Rescritions apply. Call for details

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Invitations

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Forever Fiances foreverfiances.com

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Think outside the Envelope!

Evites: Makes RSVPing a breeze for everyone. All the guest has to do is click yes or no, and all you have to do is check the response count. Offers more creative options. Evites can be in traditional text format, a picture or collection of pictures, or even, for the extra fun couple, a video invitation. Saves paper. Evites require no postage, and they don’t use paper like printed invitations.

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Traditional Invitations:

Makes a great keepsake. Digital invitations last only as long as your hard drive. A traditional invitation can be stored and kept as a lovely keepsake from your special day, and included in your wedding album. Are more easily noticed. Some people don’t check their email often, or only skim their inbox. A traditional invitation comes in the mail, and offers more visibility than its digital counterpart. Are easier for all guests. Not everyone has an email address. A traditional invitation, on the other hand, is almost guaranteed to be seen by everyone. BY THOMAS VIOLA 9 • URLOCALBRIDE.COM


Event Coordinators URLocalBride

Premier Wedding | Event Planning 925.522.1813 premierwedding-events.com

Simply Stunning 408.781.4875 ss-we.com

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Carolyn Wilson Wedding & Events 925.315.9589 carolynwilsonevents.com

Twitterpated Weddings 408.655.9695 twitterpatedweddings.com


Florists

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Anahid Designs Anahid Designs •Weddings and Special Events • Truly Personalized Service •Fresh Flowers • Innovative Designs • Create your once-in-a lifetime wedding day

100 Hartz Ave., Danville 925.999.0843 anahiddesigns.com

Flowerstory 408.766.4616 flowerstory.us

Lester’s Flower Shop

100 Hartz Ave. Danville

925-999-0843 Cell 925-337-3034 www.AnahidDesigns.com anahidraad@gmail.com

Lester’s Flower Shop The All-Occasion Flower Shop

We have been in business for over 15 years We specialize in bridal work. Free consultations by appointment We are committed to make your experience  with us a pleasant one.

(650)758-2654 1250 El Camino Real, Colma, CA 94014

lestersflowers@yahoo.com

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1250 El Camino Real, Colma 650.758.2654 lestersflowerscolma.com


Cakes

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Bella’s House of Sweets

Bella’s House of Sweets

“The sweet side of catering”

510-926-8196 bellashouseofsweets@gmail.com

Wedding and Specialty Cakes

I Do Wedding Cakes 380 Tennant Ave Ste 2, Morgan Hill 408.776.9890 idoweddingcakes.biz

- Cupcakes - Dessert tables - Love Strawberries

Pastrychik 1301 Old Country Rd #1, Belmont 650.232.7126 pastrychik.com

Mazzetti’s Bakery 101 Manor Dr, Pacifica 650.355.1007 mazzetisbakery.com

Contact Bella & Jose

510-926-8196 Bellashouseofsweets@gmail.com Check us out on Yelp

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Mazzetti’s Bakery

“I Do” Wedding Cakes

We make your dreams come true

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............................ Mazzetti’s Bakery is “Your One Stop Shop” specializing in Wedding Cakes for your special day. Custom cakes made with love. We pride ourselves on the best quality for the most affordable price. Make an appointment today for your Wedding Cake consultation.

• Wedding and Specialty cakes • Serving San Francisco to Carmel • Complimentary Tasting & Consultation • Beautiful, Delicious & Affordable

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380 Tennant Ave #2 · Morgan Hill

The Naked Wedding Cake

Get vulnerable and show off your cake’s layers and insides by indulging in the naked cake trend. Not only will this make the cake lighter, but fruit and colored frosting can be added to create more pizazz and less mess. The trend was started by Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York. While having a trendy wedding cake on your special day can be fun, brides beware; because of the “nakedness” of the cake, it is more apt to dry out, so make sure your baker will make the cake the day of your wedding. So let it all hang out as you plan your wedding, and let the layers of flowers, colors, and fruit do the talking for your naked wedding cake. 13 • URLOCALBRIDE.COM

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Caterers URLocalBride

Buca di Beppo 1875 South Bascom Ave, Campbell 408.377.7722 bucadibeppo.com

Something Old. Something New. Something Borrowed. Something Buca. {A great reason to Buca.}

The Carvery Catering 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City 650.366.3765 thecarverycatering.com

Cheat A Little Catering 650.227.1125 cheatalittle.com

Rehearsal Dinners • Showers • Bachelorette Parties Catering & Delivery

Kokum 460 Center St., Suite 6474, Moraga 925-376-1431 kokumcuisine.com

Simple Elegance Events & Catering 650.730.7991 simpleelegance-eventsandcatering.com

CamPBell | In the Pruneyard • 1875 S. Bascom ave. • 408.377.7722 Palo alto | 643 emerson St. • 650.329.0665 San FRanCISCo | 855 Howard St. • 415.543.7673 San JoSe | oakridge mall • 925 Blossom Hill Rd. • 408.226.1444 bucadibeppo.com/banquets/weddings

A full service catering company serving the Peninsula & greater San Francisco Bay Area Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies, Anniversaries and a myriad of other social occasions & corporate events We offer Custom-Designed Menus in various Cuisines with vegetarian, vegan & multi-cultural food options

(650)

730-7991

www.simpleelegance-eventsandcatering.com

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Full Service Event Management We tailor our many services to your specific catering needs Catered Menu, Culinary Experts, Servers, Bartenders, Rentals, Floral, Valet Parking & Music

Cheat A Little Catering San Mateo, CA

650.227.1125 • www.cheatalittle.com We Give You Something To Talk About!


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The Carvery Catering Redwood City

Foster City

San Jose

San Leandro

Livermore

Since 1954 The Carvery has taken pride in doing what we know best. With a continued commitment to excellence, we offer quality food, generous portions and a fair price. Add this to a professional and attentive catering staff and we can ensure your event will be truly spectacular!

FOR ALL YOUR CATERING NEEDS Contact our Catering Director for a list of menus. Catering@TheCarvery.com

650.366.3765 or 1.877.379.2228 www.TheCarveryCatering.com

We offer a variety of catering packages.

Our customized menus recognize your needs:

• From 20 to 100+ • All our food is halal

• Vegetarians • Vegans • Gluten-free diets

Kokum Fine Cuisine is a niche private catering business serving local companies, offices, schools, associations, families and individuals, in the San Francisco Bay Area, interested in savoring a variety of home style Indian Sub Continental foods and select Western dishes.

“Jeya Ya” — Come Eat with Us

925.376.1431

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Fashion & Beauty Glamour Gals - Wedding & Special Occasions Charmaine Boyer 408.460.9009 Kayci Coon 408.202.3177

J. Cameron Bridal

Minted Styling 510-331-6759, 510.390.3637 mintedstyling.com

Nouvelle Bridal

510.300.7788 jcameronbridal.com

3705 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.326.6230 nouvellebridal.com

Janene’s Bridal Boutique

Palo Alto Dental Center

2418 Central Ave, Alameda 510.217.8076 janenesbridal.com

Kayla’s Bridal 21120 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley 888.797.0808 kaylasbridal.com

Nouvelle Bridal Boutique

3505 Alma St., Palo Alto 650.494.1122 paloaltodentalcenter.com

Perfume Bar Soiree 415.987.5946 perfumesoiree.com

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Bridal Gowns · MOB · Accessories Expert Atlerations on Premise

Full-Service Bridal Salon

650-326-6230

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Bridal Boutique Designers: Tara Keely Blush Hayley Paige Martina Liana Essense of Australia Stella York Pronovias Allure Enzoani Maggie Sottero Wtoo Paloma Blanca Mikaella

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Palo Alto Dental Center URLocalBride

Dr. Morshedi graduated from the prestigous Guy’s Hospital University of London in 1986. She moved to the United States in 1997 and completed her advanced education in General Dentistry at the University of San Francisco. She has a passion for Dentistry and provides the highest standard of care for her patient’s oral health by giving them smiles they have always wanted.

Nazanin Morshedi, DDS

Our Services Include: • Dentures • Lumineers • Invisalign • Teeth Whitening • Convention/Veneers

• Crowns • Bridges • In lays • On lays • Implants

Bridesmaid offer Free whitening for brides & 50% off all Bridesmaids

• TMJ • Laser • Oral Sedation • One Visit Dentistry • Full Mouth Reconstruction

Bride & Groom offer Buy one, get the second free

www.PaloAltoDentalCenter.com 3505 Alma Street Palo Alto, CA 94306 (650) 494-1122

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Bridesmaid Dresses by:

Wtoo, Allure, B2 & Belsoie

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Jovani, Terani, Flirt, Morilee, Night Moves

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When attending bridal fairs bring along a page of address labels. When you need to fill out your name and address to request information you won’t get writers cramp!

hair & makeup styling by

Carly and Ella mintedstyling.com

mintedstyling@gmail.com (510) 331-6759

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GIRACCI Vineyards and Farms

Whether you are walking up an aisle of lavender and rose petals, taking photos with a beautiful vineyard backdrop or dancing under the twinkle lights of the majestic 150-year-old oak trees, Giracci Vineyards & Farms is the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding. giracci.com 714-602-1109 16162 Jackson Ranch Road Silverado, CA 92676

J . Cameron Bridal CUSTOM COUTURE BRIDAL WEAR San Francisco - Bay Area

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Wedding Day Emergency Kit

• Sewing Kit, including safety pins and small scissors • Clear nail polish (helpful for stocking runs) • Nail file • Nail polish in the bride’s shade • Makeup (you’ll probably have this there anyway) • Straws (for drinking without messing up lipstick) • Extra stockings • Hairspray • Brush and comb • Bobbypins and hair elastics • Static-cling spray (hairspray does the trick too) • Tissues

• Hairdryer • Lint brush • Eye-drops (look for redness reducing) • Baby powder (also useful for getting out last-minute spills) • Earring backs • Headache medicine (bring two different kinds in case anyone is allergic) • Iron • Stain Remover • Contact lens solution • Heartburn relief medicine • Mints • Tampons/Pads/Pantyliners • Band-Aids

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Good Extras: cell phone charger, list of vendors phone numbers, watch/clock, champagne!

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Photographers URLocalBride

A Perfect Impression 281 Hartz Ave, Danville 925.215.1135 baywed.com

Benjamin Photographics 415.706.1618 benjaminphotographics.com

Lori Rittinger Photography 925.934.2103 rittingerphotography.com

Michaela Joy Photography 415.748.9991 mjoyphoto.com

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a perfect impression 925.215.1135 23 • URLOCALBRIDE.COM

281 Hartz Ave, Danville, Ca


Rentals URLocalBride

A Festive Affair 551 San Mateo Rd, Half Moon Bay 650.726.3262 afestiveaffair.com

Danny Thomas Party Rentals

Pro Prep Event Solutions LLC “Life was meant to be celebrated” “We are the backyard Brides Best Friend”

We have a wide range of specialty products and services for all events.

1195 Tasman Dr., Sunnyvale 408.747.1000 dannythomaspartyrentals.com

Royal Restrooms 877.922.9980 royalrestroomsca.com

Pro Prep Events/Allure Events 16840 Joleen Way, B#1 Morgan Hill, CA 95037 408.239.9212 proprepevents.com

Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. No matter what your budget is, the magnificence is in the attention to detail. We will be answering important questions before you even think to ask. The best thing we will do for you is share our experience, knowledge, and compassion.

Check out our website for all we can do!

www.proprepevents.com

(408) 239-9212

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Gilroy

Half Moon Bay

Santa Cruz

A FESTIVE AFFAIR PARTY RENTAL is a complete, full services special event rental company. For 20 years we have served the event specialists from the peninsula to Santa Cruz. We have built our inventory to include a large selection of tables and chairs, dinnerware, tents, dance floors, wedding products, linens, garden equipment and more.

Our mission is to provide you, our client, superior customer care and ultimate dependability. Our trained staff can answer all your questions and help you with every aspect of planning your special party, including many questions you haven’t even thought of yet!

We look forward to working with you! 551 San Mateo Road (Hwy 92) · Half Moon Bay · (650) 726.3262

afestiveaffair@sbcglobal.net · www.afestiveaffair.com

Royal Restrooms® is an upscale mobile restroom and shower trailer company which offers all the comforts of home for your wedding or event. All Trailers are equipped with: • Flushing Porcelain Toilets • Lighted Vanity / Mirror / Sink • Climate Controlled • Private / Semi Private Stalls • Exterior Lighting

Our trailers are fully self contained and range in size so we can accommodate any size of event and location with style! Treat Your Guests like Royalty!

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In Love and tUnplugged t by Michelle Olson

More couples are keeping their special wedding moments secret from social media and the outside world by having an “unplugged” status. “Unplugged” means a no-phone, nocamera policy for guests during the nuptials and sometimes during the reception. It is also known as an Internet blackout. The “unplugged” wedding trend started with celebrity weddings around 2008. Since then, couples such as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock, and Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union have all opted for this option.

Photographers, especially, are in love with the “unplugged” wedding idea. Some even offer discounts because they don’t have to worry about Uncle Jeb’s back blocking the first kiss shot. This keeps couples off social media before they’re ready to share wedding photos and details, but many ordinary couples are staying off the sphere for other reasons. Some brides really want all of their guests’ real eyes on them during the entire event. Couples having multiple ceremonies with different guests and family members find it helpful to make each ceremony special because there are no “sneak peeks.” 26 • URLOCALBRIDE.COM

Benjamin Winter, owner of Benjamin Photographics, believes that guests taking photos doesn’t add anything to couples’ wedding photos. “More is not more. Quality is more. You hire a pro to capture the day the way you wanted it to be captured. What more do you need from guests?” he said. “Guests should sit down and watch them [the couple] get married. That’s what you are there for. Tune in to what’s happening and contribute to the spirit and we’ll capture it.”


URLocalBride guests or have phones confiscated at the entrance along with a coat-check type service. Tiffany Burkhart was recently engaged and attended an “unplugged” wedding this past September in Santa Cruz. She said most people respected the policy, but once dancing started, she pulled out her phone. Connie Leal, owner of Connie Leal Photography and co-owner of C+C Wedding Photography, had a chronic problem in the past of guests ruining her shot with their cell phones and electronic devices. “It is annoying when you are ready to take the photo and then one person sticks their phone in the center. Not cool!” Leal tries to combat the blocked-shots problem by meeting with couples beforehand to let them know she will be moving around a lot. She asks couples to inform friends and family to be mindful of her photography. “I think couples who choose to have unplugged weddings do it out of respect to the photographer,” said Leal. “Not that others don’t like photography, but they [unplugged couples] respect our jobs.” To some brides and photographers the idea of a technology-free day of bliss sounds great, but how will they get guests to abide the rule? The key is giving the guests warning and communicating with them on multiple levels. It’s advised to include a blurb on your invites about your technology-free policy, have your officiant make an announcement and have a sign displayed at the entrance of your wedding. If you really mean business, you can have one of your bridesmaids or groomsmen police 27 • URLOCALBRIDE.COM

“At first, I was a little put off but I realized that I could actually sit back and enjoy the ceremony rather than be focused on trying to take pictures instead,” she said. “It’s good to just sit back and enjoy the show. People need to support local business owners by enlisting the help of professionals.” The unplugged idea doesn’t have to be an all or nothing proposition. Couples can ask that guests stow away their phones just during the ceremony portion. Let guests know you don’t mind them taking shots, but please don’t share on social media. Some photographers will share some shots from the wedding the same day on their social media outlets that guests can access later, if they feel so inclined to share. When it’s all said and done, the level of “unplugged” is up to the couple. Their wedding will still have a uniqueness. It’s up to them whether they want to put a #hashtag their individuality.


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California Marriages Kate Talbot 650.571.5555 californiamarriages.com

Heart Song Weddings Diane M. Croce 650.401.8161 heartsongweddings.net

Officially Yours! Officiants Creating Ceremonies to Remember 510.697.5534 ssiglin@sbcglobal.net

White Robed Monks of St. Benedict 415.292.3228 whiterobedmonks.org

Weddings by Steve “For A Ceremony You’ll Cherish” Serving the Bay Area

510-697-5534 SSiglin@sbcglobal.net

Catholic/ Spiritual Weddings Garden, Home, Reception, Church accepting outside clergy. Special Circumstances, Divorced, Mixed or without a Religion.

White Robed Monks of St. Benedict

415-292-3228 Non-Denominational and Pre-Marital Consulting Available

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Marriage Licenses

By Lindsay Gower Getting the License Both bride and groom must go, in person together, to a County Clerk’s office. In California, you can go to the Clerk’s Office in any county; it does not need to be the county in which you are having the wedding. Neither of you needs to be a California resident to apply for a California marriage license. No blood test or medical exam is required and there is no waiting period: You apply, pay, and receive the license then and there. You both must: • Be at least 18 years old. If you’re younger, you need consent of parent or guardian. • Bring a government- issued valid picture ID (such as a driver’s license) that includes your full legal name and date of birth. • If you have been married before, bring Proof of Dissolution. You cannot apply for a marriage license if you are married. What to Do With the License You receive an unsigned license. Here’s what happens to make it an official wedding certificate: • The license is good anywhere in California, regardless of which county issued it. It’s valid for 90 days. If 90 days pass before a wedding ceremony, you must get a new license. • Before the wedding, give the license to the person who’ll officiate at the ceremony. The officiant is required to review the license before conducting the ceremony. It’s a good idea to bring it to the rehearsal for go over it with the officiant, and of course bring it to the wedding. • After the ceremony, the officiant will complete and sign the license, and have it signed by bride, groom and at least one witness. • The officiant will return the license to the County Clerk’s office within 10 days of the ceremony, so it can be officially recorded. Once recorded, you can buy a copy of your wedding certificate (depending on the county, you don’t receive one automatically). Where to Apply on the Peninsula You can apply at the County Clerk’s office any weekday (except holidays). In San Mateo and Santa Clara, you do not need an appointment. There county offices open at 8:00am and close at 4:30pm, so arrive before 4:00 to have time to complete the paperwork. In San Francisco county, you must first make an appointment to get your license. San Mateo County Clerk 555 County Center, First Floor Redwood City, CA 94063 650.363.4500 Their web page regarding licenses is: http://www.smcare.org/ clerk/marriage/ • Weekdays, 8:00am - 4:30pm. Arrive before 4:00 to have time to complete the paperwork • You can begin the process by filling in the online application. You must still go to the office to complete the process. You can fill out the form at the office if you prefer. • The fee is $78 for the license, payable by cash, debit card, Visa or Mastercard. • You can get a copy of the marriage certificate, after it is recorded, for $14.

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San Francisco County San Francisco County Clerk City Hall, Suite 168 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102 415.554.4950 Their web page regarding licenses is: http://www.sfgov2.org/index. aspx?page=16 • In SF County, you must make an appointment for your license. Reservations are available Monday-Friday every half hour between 8:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. • The fee is $99, which you must pay when you schedule your appointment. They accept cash, money order, debit cards and personal checks. • You can get a copy of the marriage certificate, after it is recorded, for $21.

Santa Clara County Clerk-Recorder’s Office East Wing, 1st Floor 70 West Hedding Street San Jose CA 95110 To read their web page regarding marriage licenses, go to: www.sccgov. org/portal/site/rec, select Marriage Licenses from the left column, then select Applying for a Marriage License in the middle column. • Weekdays, 8:00am - 4:30pm. They require you to present your completed request by 4:15pm. You can fill in the PDF application at their website and bring it with you, or you can fill out the form at the office. • The fee is $79 for the license (and $2.50 convenience fee), payable by cash, check, or debit card. You can get a copy of the marriage certificate, after it is recorded, for $14.


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T H E G A R D E N C O U R T YA R D AND MEDITERRANEAN GAZEBO at the San Mateo Marriott create a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding day. Under the radiant sun or a moonlit sky, your private ceremony is followed by a memorable reception. Whether you choose from our tempting wedding packages or opt for your favorite outside caterer, our seasoned wedding professionals are here to assist you with this special day―making it the event you imagined in your dreams.

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URLocalBride First Floor Dining Room 150 People Tables of 40 No room charge!

www.dinetarragon.com

Banquet Room 2nd Floor Capacity 250

Located in the heart of downtown Sunnyvalle, Tarragon is a wonderful place for for a full banquet event. Our varied menu options will be sure to fulfill your culinary tastes and your budget requirements.

140 South Murphy Ave. Sunnyvalle CA 94086 408-737-8003 info@dinetarragon.com

Come experience the natural beauty of the Villa Emile Event Center. Relax and let us take all of the worry out of planning your special day. We offer complete wedding packages, corporate events & private parties.

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This historic yet fully updated gorgeous event center, former summer home of the William Randolph Hearst family, with its 6000 square foot ballroom and 4000 square foot patio will give all the space you need for an event with memories that will last a lifetime.

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www.castlewoodcc.org

(925) 846-2871

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Located in the Scenic Princeton Harbor

Full Service Restaurant and Bar Intimate or Large Events (up to 250 guests) Historic Princeton Inn - Est. 1908

459 Prospect Way, Princeton By The Sea, CA 94019 (650) 728-8108 www.mezzalunabythesea.com

Coastal Setting Banquet Facility Located Coastal Setting Banquet Facility in the Scenic Princeton Harbor Located in the Scenic Princeton Harbor

Harbor Village - 240 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay CA 94019 (650) 560-0137 www.mezzalunabythesea.com

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Los Gatos LodgeWedding ...a tradition since 1958 Traditions Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed & Something Blue The saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed And something blue” is a popular rhyme that has been used since Victorian times. The “something old” represents the bond to the Bride’s family and her old life; “something new” represents the couple’s new life together and their future hope for happiness, prosperity and success; “something borrowed” from a happily Married women is meant to impart similar happiness to the bride; and “something blue” represents fidelity and constancy.

–Your Dream Wedding Comes True–

At the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains lies 10 acres of landscaped Gardens all within walking distance of Charming downtown Los Gatos.

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(408) 354-3300 231-8676 • 50 Los Gatos/Saratoga Road • Los Gatos, CA 95032 • www.losgatoslodge.com

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Wedding Traditions Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed & Something Blue The saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed And something blue” is a popular rhyme that has been used since Victorian times. The “something old” represents the bond to the Bride’s family and her old life; “something new” represents the couple’s new life together and their future hope for happiness, prosperity and success; “something borrowed” from a happily Married women is meant to impart similar happiness to the bride; and “something blue” represents fidelity and constancy. 37 • White URLOCALBRIDE.COM Bridal Dresses

Wearing white also dates back to Victorian

Wearing white also dates back to Victorian times when Queen Victoria abandoned the usual royal tradition of wearing a silver gown, instead choosing to wear white. before that time brides simply wore their best gown rather than a special wedding dress. The popularity of white can also be attributed to it symbolizing purity and virginity. White was also thought to ward off evil Spirits.

Sharing the first piece of cake Sharing the first piece of wedding cake is a wedding tradition with Roman roots. The Romans believed that by eating the wedding cake together a special bond was created between the couple. The wheat used to bake the cake was symbolic of fertility and a “fruitful union”, While the cake’s sweetness was thought to bring sweetness to all areas of the couple’s new life.


UR L o c a l Bride Quick Guide To Our Venues... G = Garden P = Patio V = View W = Water Front

Location

Max Capacity

Starting Price per person ($)

Ceremony Area Avail.

Indoor Facilities

Outdoor Facilities

Outside Catering Permitted

Rehearsals Post Wedding Brunch

Y = Yes for category, N = No for category, * = Call for details

Castlewood Country Club

707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton 925.485.2239 www.castlewoodcc.org

P,V

350

$52

Y

Y

Y

*

Y

G,P,V

250

*

Y

Y

Y

*

Y

250

$70

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

*

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Cinnabar Hills Golf Club

23600 McKean Rd., San Jose 408.323.7376 www.cinnabarhills.com

Clos LaChance Winery

1 Hummingbird Ln, San Martin 408.686.1050 www.clos.com

Corinthian Grand Ballroom

196 N. San Jose 408.292.1141 www.corinthiangrandballroom.com

Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.628.0180 www.cabanapaloalto.com

G,P

450

$60

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G,P

600

$35

Y

Y

N

N

Y

250

$30

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

2,000

$70

Y

Y

N

N

Y

230

$70

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

G

250

*

Y

Y

Y

N

N

P

1,200

*

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

400

*

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

150

$50

Y

Y

Y

N

N

300

*

N

Y

N

Y

N

Crowne Plaza Foster City

1221 Chess Dr. Foster City 650.295.6129 www.eventscp.com

Domenico Winery

1697 Industrial Rd., San Carlos 650.593.2335 www.domenicowinery.com

Fairmont Hotel San Jose 170 S. Market St., San Jose 408.998.3912 www.fairmont.com/sanjose

Four Season Silicon Valley

2050 University Ave., Palo Alto 650.470.2815 www.fourseasons.com/siliconvalley

Freedom Hall and Gardens Santa Clara 408.379.3733 www.freedomhall.com

Glass House

2 S. Market, San Jose 408.606.8148 www.tghsj.com

Guglielmo Winery

1480 East Main St., Morgan Hill 408.379.3733 www.guglielmowinery.com

Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Two Miramontes Point, Half Moon Bay 650.773.8895 www.halfmoonbaygolf.com

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Historic Del Monte Building

100 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale 408.735.7680 www.thehistoricdelmonte.com


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Location

Max Capacity

Starting Price per person ($)

Ceremony Area Avail.

Indoor Facilities

Outdoor Facilities

Outside Catering Permitted

Rehearsals Post Wedding Brunch

Y = Yes for category, N = No for category, * = Call for details

Hotel DeAnza

233 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose 408..286.1000 www.hoteldeanza.com

G,P

200

*

Y

Y

Y

*

Y

G,P,V

200

*

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

180

$21

Y

Y

N

N

Y

G,P

420

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G,W

250

*

Y

Y

N

N

Y

G,P,V,W

200

*

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Y

Y

Y

Y

V

300

*

Y

Y

N

*

N

P,G

420

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

P, V

200

*

Y

Y

Y

N

Y

P,V

250

$30

Y

N

N

N

Y

G, P, V

160

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

G,P.V

216

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

270

*

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

V

275

*

Y

Y

Y

*

Y

Los Gatos Lodge

50 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd, Los Gatos 408.354.3300 losgatoslodge.com

Maggiano's Little Italy

3055 Olin Ave., Suite 1000, San Jose 408.423.3300 www.weddings@maggianos.com

Marriott San Mateo

1770 S. Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo 650.653.6000 www.sanmateomarriott.com

Mezza Luna Italian Restaurant

459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay 650.728.8606 www.mezzalunabythesea.com

Premier Cabo Villas

125 Alerche Drive, Los Gatos 408 309 5906 www.premiercabovillas.com/

Rotunda at San Jose City Hall

200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose 408.535.1248 www.sanjoseca.gov/events

San Mateo Marriott

1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo 650.653.6100 www.sanmateomarriott.com

Sofitel San Francisco Bay

223 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City 650.508.7104 www.sofitel-sanfrancsico-bay.com

Tarragon

1405 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale 408.737.8003 www.dinetarragon.com

The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.213.1111 www.theseausa.com

Thomas Fogarty Winery

19501 Skyline Blvd., Woodside 650.851.6772 www.fogartywinery.com

Wedgewood Crystal Springs

6650 Golf Course Dr., Burlingame 866.966.3009 www.wedgewoodbanquet.com

Wedgewood at Eagle Ridge

2951 Club Dr., Gilroy 866.966.3009 www.wedgewoodbanquet.com/gilroy


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Illuminating Receptions Looking to Take Your Reception from Ho-Hum to Dazzling? Lighting is one of the most important elements for a gorgeous party. Here’s how to make your table shine. Relying on house lighting can only get you so far in creating the right mood. Light switches and recessed lights can’t properly accent the dance floor, the floral arrangements and even the sumptuous buffet a couple may have planned. Hiring an illumination professional can ensure guests will “ooh” and “aah” once they arrive at the ceremony and can help couples stamp their signature on the happy affair. “Lighting helps create contrasts at a wedding in terms of colors, textures and shapes, making a beautiful visual statement,” says Lani Ballonoff, owner of LBPS Events in Santa Barbara, Calif., which specializes in wedding production services. “We’re finding that it’s becoming more popular. Couples are thinking about it ahead of time instead of at the last minute.” Ballonoff, who has a background in theatrical design, suggests accenting some things, but not everything. Washing the room in a certain color, such as amber or peach, can be flattering for skin tones and create a warm glow to make guests feel comfortable. But, the color may not do justice for those orchid centerpieces. And darker shades, such as a purple wash, can make a green salad look gray and un-appetizing. 40 • URLOCALBRIDE.COM

Pin spots, which are focused beams of light that shine directly onto an object, are a better way to highlight flowers, food and even bars and make the items pop. For the dance floor, couples have options that extend beyond the disco ball, whose presence at weddings is more of a mockery these days. Pattern projection, with the help of gobos, or circular stencils capped over a light, can help create a focal point and separates the dance floor from the reception. Couples can choose to have their monograms or messages projected on the dance floor. Images can also relate to the theme of the wedding, such as a vine pattern for a wedding taking place in wine country.

The cost for lighting can vary depending on the wedding and it’s size. Ballonoff says his fees for weddings have averaged $3500. He points out that sometimes brides, looking for a venue that can accommadate a lot of people, can choose a less expensive, nondescript place and let the lighting specialists transform it into a memorable backdrop with pin spots and even the draping of fabric. “We can recreate anything into something special,” Ballonoff says.


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Rehearsal Dinners Buca di Beppo

Something Old. Something New. Something Borrowed. Something Buca. {A great reason to Buca.}

1875 South Bascom Ave, Campbell 408.377.7722 925 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose 408.226.1444 643 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650.329.0665 bucadibeppo.com

Maggiano’s 3055 Olin Ave., Suite 1000, San Jose 408.423.8678 maggianos.com Rehearsal Dinners • Showers • Bachelorette Parties Catering & Delivery

Mezza Luna 459 Prospect Way, Half Moon Bay 650.728.8108 Mezzalunabythesea.com

CamPBell | In the Pruneyard • 1875 S. Bascom ave. • 408.377.7722 Palo alto | 643 emerson St. • 650.329.0665 San FRanCISCo | 855 Howard St. • 415.543.7673 San JoSe | oakridge mall • 925 Blossom Hill Rd. • 408.226.1444 bucadibeppo.com/banquets/weddings

The Sea By Alexander 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650.213.1111 theseausa.com

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Complimentary Breakfast

Complimentary Happy Hour 5pm - 6pm

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Special rates to and from San Jose International Airport

865 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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Transportation

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A1 Limousine Service

Dyer Limousine & Transportation

3561 Homestead Rd #475, Santa Clara 408.568.8666 a1limousineservice.net

510.915.0657 866.455.4441

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A1 Limo Service

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DJ / Video

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Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos

The Tea Room

650.762.5608 rockosicecreamtacos.com

130 Doolittle Dr. #2 San Leandro 510.567.8868 tearoomchocolates.com

Bring Rocko’s to your event! Handcrafted waffle tacos filled with ice cream and flash frozen on the spot using liquid nitrogen. Gluten free and vegan options available.

A wide range of Wedding/Party Favors

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Celebrate your special day in style at The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse. The Sea offers multiple private dining rooms to create the perfect setting for your special event. Our gracious hospitality, inviting rooms and tantalizing cuisine ensure a memorable event.

4269 El Camino Real Palo Alto CA 94306 Next to Dinah’s Garden Hotel

650.213.1111 www.theseausa.com

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