It’s the wonderful day of the week we all love so much, and time to welcome some of the loveliest of lovelies in California! So grab another cup of coffee, snuggle up to your computer and get to know some of these oh so fine folks. And boy do we have a lineup today! From gorgeous event design from Charmed Events Group and Concepts Event Design to swoon-worthy images from Linda Arredondo Photography to the lovely Sonoma venue of Ramekins. It’s a round up of pretty if I do say so myself! You will most certainly want to get to know each and every one of these lovelies! Don’t forget if you look closely there are some deals hidden in their introductions! Does it get any better?

From Charmed Events GroupLove is the most amazing feeling, experience, privilege and gift that we can have in life and that’s why we make it our personal mission to make your wedding day exude and burst with love and all the happiness that surrounds it.  Our specialty is in personalizing each wedding that we do by letting its love story unfold through event design, flawless planning and distinctive details that show who you are as a couple.  No visual detail is overlooked with us as we are design perfectionists, and no planning detail is overlooked as perfection and program flow is key to the most important day of your life.  We act as a concierge service so that all the stress is eliminated for you and your family during the planning process as we want every moment leading up to the big day to be as fun, relaxed and enjoyable on your wedding day.  We are romantics, we are design obsessed, we never get tired of being giddy over a good love story or receiving perfect invites in the mail, and most of all, we are in love with love.  We can’t wait to be a part of your team and to begin building your dream wedding piece by piece!


About RamekinsNestled just a short distance from the Historic Downtown Sonoma Plaza you will find Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn – an exceptionally scenic venue with a European feel – a magical place to celebrate your most momentous occasion. Receptions may be in our Main Ballroom featuring oak beam vaulted ceilings and grand fireplace. The courtyard features an outdoor fireplace, an antique limestone fountain and imported world doors – the perfect backdrop for your wedding ceremony, cocktail reception or even an outdoor garden luncheon or dinner.  The region’s  climate allows us to provide the freshest ingredients in menus that reflect the season and the unique character of the Sonoma Valley. The culinary team at our nationally acclaimed Ramekins Culinary School will create masterpieces for your event. All wedding menus are completely customized, and the school sources produce from its own 5th Street Farms Garden and works with the best local purveyors. Organic, sustainable produce, natural meats and poultry are all the hallmarks of Ramekins. At the end of a sumptuous wedding day filled with wine, food, and music, the wedding party can slip upstairs into quiet, plush bedrooms adorned with rustic French antique furnishings. Also inquire about our Kenwood Ranch location, a rustic, elegant setting surrounded by 75 acres of rolling vineyards. We would like to offer the SMP audience a complimentary welcome bar when they book their wedding with us if they mention that they saw us on SMP California.

From Concepts Event DesignConcepts Event Design is a full service design company providing the ultimate in products and services to its clients throughout the San Diego area. Husband and wife, Federico and Haydee, have combined their talents in custom furnishing and linens to create one of a kind concepts for their clients that are truly awe-inspiring.

From Linda Arredondo PhotographyOur approach with weddings and portrait sessions alike, is to create a collection of thoughtful images; integrating all the unique aspects of your day to craft an artistic narrative. We go beyond just documenting. We complement the natural movement and flow of your day by adding creative touches and soft guidance. Our editorial sensibility weaves style and emotion to create timeless elegance, with a touch of vintage romance. Ultimately, we take love stories and cure their ethereal condition with our cameras and artistic vision, turning them into something beautiful and precious that you can hold in your hands.

We are dedicated perfectionists of our craft, and believe everything should be of impeccable quality. It is an experience we share with you, one that we are honored and humbled to be a part of. Thus, we accept a limited number of weddings to develop personalized, collaborative relationships with our clients as well as to provide a hand-crafted, artisan finish to our imagery and designs.

We are so delighted about our new friendship with the lovely SMP, that we’re celebrating by offering a complimentary engagement session* to one devoted SMP reader! Leave a comment below telling us what would personalize your session to reflect your love story. It can be anything from the setting, to styling, props, wardrobe… Hint: keep it simple, but imaginative!

*(To take place sometime between Jan 15 and March 31, 2012 in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. Winner will be announced Monday, Dec. 12)

How can you not love these California beauties? Welcome to the family, we are so happy to have you!

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