best of san joaquin 2011
It's your special day, shared with the one you love and cherish, so celebrate in San Joaquin style.
702 Porter Ave., Stockton, (209) 477-2442 110 N. Main St., Manteca, (209) 239-5511 www.formalconnection.com
325 Lincoln Center, Stockton, (209) 478-3220 www.lincolncentershops.com
We love that this locally-owned men’s formalwear shop has two locations, in Stockton and Manteca, and they also have a diverse selection of styles and colors in tuxedos and men’s dress attire for the Big Day. Come here for suit/tuxedo vests in almost every fabric and color imaginable, as well as dress shoes and accessories to match. Your blushing bride should be the center of attention, of course, but why shouldn’t you look great as well?
Best Wishes has been in business for over thirty years, so needless to say, they’re experts when it comes to announcing your love to the world and finding the perfect wedding invitation. Stop in and browse their fifteen different albums, each filled with a variety of styles to suit every theme, many of which are customizable. Don’t worry about feeling overwhelmed—the experienced staff will help narrow down your choices to the perfect design.
2230 Paciﬁc Ave., Stockton, (209) 466-2253 www.katscakes.com
Whether you need a few delightfully decorated cupcakes, or a five-tier, intricately piped wedding cake, Kat’s Cakes guarantees their customers a culinary creation that is tasty, homemade, and completely original. Choose from cake flavors like banana spice, champagne, or golden buttercake, with luscious fillings like chocolate Bavarian cream, Swiss meringue buttercream, raspberry, or lemon. Of course, you don’t need a wedding to enjoy their tasty confections. Stop by on Fridays and Saturdays to try one of their delectable cupcakes.
SAN FRANCISCO FLORAL
2001 Paciﬁc Ave., Stockton, (209) 466-4973 www.sfﬂoralstockton.com
When planning a wedding, flowers are one of the most important details—which buds you and your bridesmaids will be carrying down the aisle, the flower your future husband will be wearing on his lapel, and how you want the wedding to look. A bride herself not too long ago, owner Jenny Klooster at San Francisco Floral is easy to work with and has an eye for detail, no matter what the budget or how simple or extravagant the event. SF Floral is also an eco-friendly flower shop whenever possible, which means your wedding flora will be guilt-free.
SAN JOAQUIN MAGAZINE
2005 N. Main Street, Manteca, (888) 616-4376 www.moonlightlimo.com
On your wedding day, don’t just get to the church on time, get there in style. Moonlight Limousine has fifteen different cars in their fleet to make sure you travel first-class. Their fully loaded stretch Escalade is a favorite with brides. Each trip includes bottled water and soda for guests, as well as a complimentary bottle of champagne to begin the celebration. The staff is friendly, helpful, and more than willing to give you a tour of the fleet so you can find which ride suits your event.
PARTY RENTAL STORE ARTHUR’S PARTY WORLD
656 Rosemarie Lane, Stockton, (209) 952-2971
For the record, this is not the place to go if you’re looking for silly hats or party horns. But if your festivity calls for more heavy-duty necessities like tables, chairs, tents, arches, dishware, and more, then Arthur’s Party World is the place to be. All their rentals come in several different styles, and linens are available in a variety of hues to suit any color scheme. Browse their showroom where friendly associates are happy to guide you towards the perfect set up.