Everytime I met with Grace and Brian, I always had such a good time with them, and so it was no surprise that this was the most fun wedding I have ever coordinated! Grace and Brian are huge Texas Hold 'em fans and so it was most fitting to have an "ALL IN" poker themed wedding. I loved how everything was poker themed: they had red and black dice boxes filled with treats as their favors, lollipop dice and chocolate poker chips for decoration, a 6" cake in the shape of the ace of hearts, a cupcake tower topped with red dice and miniature cards as decor, placecards in the form of playing cards with their "all in" story printed inside, and BEST of all, casino games to entertain the guests! After the delicious buffet, and table toasting, guests enjoyed playing craps, poker and blackjack, trying to win chips for raffle tickets and poker prizes at the end of the night. After all the hard work and running around, I even got to sit down and play a few hands!
Grace and Brian were extremely fun and easy going to work with. Brian always had me cracking up with his jokes. I couldnt be happier for this lovely couple, Congratulations again!!
High school sweethearts Tiffany and Henry were married on a beautiful Sunday in October in San Francisco. The day started with them getting ready at LeMeridien hotel and their first look on the steps of the Bently Reserve where they would later return for the ceremony and reception.
Both Tiffany and Henry were so sweet to work with. They exchanged their vows in a beautiful ceremony surrounded by friends and family, cocktail hour on the terrace, and lion dancers welcomed all of the guests at the start of the reception. The hall was so gorgeous with royal purple linens, gold chivari chairs, and uplighting to add that extra touch. Their slideshow included pictures from their high school dance; what a great trip down memory lane for them! The two ended their night playing and laughing in their photo booth. Congratulations again, Tiffany and Henry!
I still remember the moment I learned that my dear friends, Wendy and James were engaged. I was walking around Blockbuster when I got the text; news that I had been waiting to hear for a long time. I jumped around so excitedly; almost as if I had been the one just proposed to.
I have known Wendy and James from our days at UC Davis, and our friendship has grown over a decade. I was extremely honored to be asked to be a part of the wedding party, and surprised when they asked me to be their coordinator. I'm not sure if I was more excited to be a bridesmaid or the coordinator. Then when it all sunk in, I realized how daunting of a task it just may be.
My toughest challenge as a coordinator is being in two places as once; I still haven't been able to do it. So how would I be able to get my hair and make up done, complete set up, make sure everyone was supposed to be in the right place, AND have a good time?! The answer is simple: have AWESOME vendors (which they did), and a SUPER wedding party and family (that lent so many helping hands, I think they ran out!).
Wendy and James' wedding was so unique and very San Francisco. The day started with traditional Chinese door games at Vitale Hotel. James and his groomsmen had to perform a myriad of tasks including passing seaweed to each other using only their lips, so that James could win entrance to retrieve his bride. The games were followed by the traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
The ceremony took place in Levi plaza with cocktail hour next door at Il Fornaio, where they celebrated their one year anniversary over a decade ago. The first and only wedding to ever take place under the beautiful row of trees, their ceremony could not have been more stunning with a wall of almost 350 paper pom poms of royal purple, white, and green as their background. The couple exchanged personal words, and tears flowed down my cheeks as both expressed extremely touching words of what each meant to the other, and how both touched on similar stories and instances of their relationship over the past 13 years. Often times as a coordinator, I am not able to stay and listen to a couples' vows, but it definitely means so much more to know the couple.
The reception took place at Palomino, where guests had their Polaroid picture taken and put into a guestbook, everyone had great time playing in the photobooth, James and Wendy mirrored their guests’ kisses in a game of Copy Kiss, and everyone danced the night away. We were all pooped by the end of the night, but I wouldn’t change any moment of the entire day. First time as a bridesmaid/coordinator, and I would do it all over again! I could not be happier for my dear friends, Congratulations Wendy and James!
HI! Thank you for visiting the Tickled Events blog! My name is Adrienne, and I am a wedding coordinator located in the East Bay.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved organizing events: high school dances, fundraisers, proms, etc. But it was my love for weddings that lead to the start of Tickled Events in 2009. I love all the colors, the design, the cake, and the personal touches by the bride and groom. I feel so lucky to be a part of a day in which two people dedicate their lives to one another. I can't explain the feeling that I have each time I witness it, and it never gets old.
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