Tuesday, February 3, 2009

2009 Bride’s Choice Award!

2009 Bride's Choice Awards presented by WeddingWire  Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues, Wedding Photographers & More
Simply Sparkling Events has been honored
with the 2009 Bride's Choice Award by WeddingWire Inc.!

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that Simply Sparkling Events has won the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™!

In its inaugural year, the Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility. This year’s recipients represent the top three percent of WeddingWire’s vendor community, which includes over 100,000 wedding vendors from across the US. That means Simply Sparkling Events is one of the very best Wedding Planner.

Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.

“We are excited to launch this annual award program to honor high-performing vendors based solely on the experiences of our WeddingWire community,” according to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”

Simply Sparkling Events would like to thank our past clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award! We couldn't have done it without you!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sonoma Wedding - We're in the Movies! Sonoma Lodge January, 10 2009

We spent this past Saturday "Night at the Movies", helping Noelle & Alberto celebrate their wedding day! During our initial consultation, the bride & groom told us that they didn't want a traditional wedding. Because of their love of the cinema, we came up with a great theme, "A Night at the Movies". We worked the theme into every detail of the event. The black & white color scheme was accented with red, starting with the red carpet aisle runner! The guests were then treated to freshly popped popcorn during the cocktail hour and the signature drink, a Dirty Shirley Temple. As they waited to be seated, guests took pictures in a fun photo booth and made scrapbook for the bride & groom. Elle Music & Events lit the white tent in reds and golden accents with a star patterned ceiling wash. As the guests were seated, they found their movie ticket escort cards in black trays filled with popcorn kernels. Cards De Luxe did a fantastic job making mini-movie posters for each table, named after one of the Noelle & Alberto's favorite movies, including the Godfather, Pulp Fiction and Office Space. Nicole Ha's floral centerpieces were white flowers accented with black feathers in mirrored vases with crystal embellishments. Guests feasted on a delicious meal and danced the night away on a black & white dancefloor to the tunes spun by one of our favorite DJ's, Denon & Doyle. The night wrapped up with the most amazing cake by Glass Slipper Gourmet. The 3 tier cake featured film strip details and black and white feathers. We loved planning this event with Noelle and Alberto and the opportunity to work with some of our most favorite vendors!

Venue: The Lodge At Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
Officiant: Rev. Peadar Dalton, Your Ceremony Matters
Florist: Nicole Ha Floral Studio, San Jose, CA
Cake: Glass Slipper Gourmet, Martinez, CA
Paper: Cards De Luxe, San Jose, CA
Lighting: Elle Music & Events, San Ramon, CA
Rentals: Wine Country Party Rentals, Sonoma, CA
Photo Booth: Partybooths.com, NationwideDJ: Denon & Doyle, Walnut Creek, CA
Photography: Bella Picture's Heidi Huber, Lake Tahoe, CA

Monday, November 17, 2008

Simply Sparkling Events is now part of the Style Me Pretty Family!

Simply Sparkling Events is proud to present Style Me Pretty a fun, innovative and whimsical wedding site. We are just gaga over Style Me Pretty!

Simply Sparkling Events is listed in the Little Black Book section which is a must see for every Bride; it lists some of the cutting edge and top notch vendors. Style Me Pretty has a help section called 'Real Weddings' which showcases a new wedding daily; it is a fabulous resource for Brides who hunger for creative ideas.

Simply Sparkling Events in San Francisco Brides Magazine!

In the debut of San Francisco Brides magazine which hits stands in December, Simply Sparkling Events will be mentioned along with one of our favorite photographers – Joel & Cara Flory a husband and wife team with Joel Flory Photography. San Francisco Brides Magazine will be showcasing a wedding we all worked on together - Brandon and Monica's wedding at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts. You can click here to sign up to receive a free copy of the magazine when it hits the stands in December.

A Special Thank you to Joel & Cara Flory!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hi Everyone!

We have fabulous news; Simply Sparkling Events has been nominated for the Best of the Bay Area through SFGate! And to top the cake, we are tied for 1st place! We would love for all our past Brides and vendors would vote for us. All you have to do is register by clicking the link below:


A BIG thank you to those of you that have already voted for Simply Sparkling Events to win the Best of the Bay for Wedding & Event Planners! We are overwhelmed with all the reviews and votes that we have received.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Marin Headlands Wedding - Monica & Brandon’s Picturesque Seaside Wedding - Saturday, August 2nd

Monica & Brandon were married on a beautiful clear day at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts which is a component of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Building itself is quite unique, with its grand high ceilings and artistic feel it makes the perfect setting for rustic intimate wedding with close friends and family. All the vendors we had the pleasure of working with for this joyful event were extremely friendly and at the top of their game. Joel and Cara with Joel Flory Photography are the perfect combination, personable and professional not to mention their photos are stunning. Katie Powers and her team contributed to the evening a whimsical vibe and a truly delicious organic dinner. To end a perfect evening of dancing and laughs guest enjoyed the sinfully sweet cupcakes by That Takes the Cake which gives a new meaning to the phrase “sweet tooth”. As a wedding planner it is always a delight to participate in a couple’s special especially a couple who are genuinely happy and caring people such as Brandon and Monica.

Photographer: Joel Flory Photograpy
DJ: Chocolate Sound
Florist: Loop - Art Events & Interiors
Caterer: Katie Powers Catering
Cupcakes: That Takes the Cake
Venue: Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito CA

A special thanks to Joel Flory Photography for allowing us to use his photos on our blog and COMING SOON on our website as a feature gallery!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008