Cassie Allinger


Recent posts by Cassie Allinger

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Featuring 'Painted Primrose' Florist in Boulder, CO

By Cassie Allinger on Jul 27, 2020 6:40:28 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

 

Topics: Spotlight
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Meet Ronnie of 'Veronica Slavin Photography' in Ventura, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jul 22, 2020 3:51:00 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


We're pleased to introduce you to Veronica Slavin, AKA "Ronnie", owner of Veronica Slavin Photography in Ventura, CA. Ronnie offers wedding, corporate and portrait photography and is a proud partner of Wedgewood Weddings. We love Ronnie's timeless style and ability to find the joy in every moment. If you're looking for beautiful, classic photos of your wedding, engagement or other special moments, Ronnie is an absolute gem to work with! She photographed her first wedding in 1981 and hasn't stopped since! Join us as we chat with Ronnie about her experience creating beautiful memories to last a lifetime.

Topics: Spotlight
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Featuring 'A Love's In Bloom' Florist in Benicia, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jul 22, 2020 2:49:56 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

 

We're excited to introduce you to Valarie, owner of A Love's In Bloom, an award-winning floral studio in Martinez, CA. A Love’s In Bloom creates stunning floral masterpieces for weddings and special events in the Bay Area. Whatever style suits your fancy, Valarie can do it all from classic and glamorous to modern, rustic and bohemian. As the premier floral partner of one of our most unique wedding venues, Jefferson Street Mansion, we've come to know A Love's In Bloom to be reliable, professional and true creative geniuses. Get ready for a fun Q&A all about wedding flowers and be inspired by the beautiful photos of Valarie's work.

Topics: Spotlight
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Q&A with Shawna of 'Flower Divas' in San Jose, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jul 20, 2020 7:17:00 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


When you choose a wedding venue with sweeping views of the beautiful Almaden Valley as the backdrop, it's a natural choice to adorn it from head to toe with beautiful flowers. That's where Flower Divas comes into play, our premier floral design partner for Boulder Ridge in San Jose, CA. Flower Divas, led by the lovely Shawna Futagaki, is an award-winning floral design studio for weddings and corporate events. Get ready for an exciting Q&A with Shawna where we explore the art of floral design and creating beautiful weddings.

Topics: Spotlight
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Floral Mastery Q&A With Blooming Bouquets, AZ

By Cassie Allinger on Jul 15, 2020 7:29:35 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT

 

Joining us today is Janice of Blooming Bouquets in Glendale, AZ. Blooming Bouquets has been serving Glendale, Phoenix and surrounding areas since 1992. They are a family-owned, full-service wedding florist that is committed to offering only the finest, freshest and highest quality flowers for your wedding. Voted with the Knot's "Best Of Weddings" award six years in a row, you can trust the Blooming Bouquets team to make your wedding dreams a reality, with lifetime loving memories.

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Wedding Photographer Q&A with Tara Nichole in Phoenix, AZ

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 29, 2020 2:19:55 PM

Vendor Spotlight



Today, we're excited to introduce Tara Chatterton, founder of 'Tara Nichole Photo' of Phoenix, Arizona. Tara is a talented wedding, portrait and event photographer and videographer, and a frequent partner of ours at several of our Arizonan wedding venues including Ocotillo Oasis and Lindsay Grove. We love the way Tara focuses on the love story that brings a wedding to life: Her work is heartfelt and professional in every way. 

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Hi Tara! Thanks for joining us today.
How did you get into this line of work? 

Of course! While I'm originally from California, I've lived in Phoenix for most of my life. An "almost native" I like to say. I have been married since 2006 to my high school sweetheart and we have two little girls together. We love downtown Phoenix, AZ and are happy to raise our family here. I actually have a Master’s in Professional Counseling, but decided to stay home and take care of our girls rather than going back to the office. I officially formed my photography business 3 years ago, although I've been passionate about photography and videography since 2012. I love that being a photographer allows me to raise my girls at home and also enjoy an incredibly fulfilling career.

That's wonderful! What do you love most about photography?

I love people and love being able to be a part of the most important and memorable days of their lives. I pride myself on building a lasting relationship with every client and running my business with integrity and love. My favorite aspect of every wedding is getting to know the couple and their friends and family too! My background in counseling is an unusual asset as a photographer, as I'm naturally talented at helping people relax and open up, and that means better photographs! By the end of most weddings, I have become friends with moms and dads, joked with uncles, and figured out who in the group has the biggest anniversary number!

Topics: Spotlight
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DJ Spotlight: 'Austin Murray Entertainment' in Temecula, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 24, 2020 12:56:24 PM

Vendor Spotlight



Austin Murray Entertainment has been making waves in the Southern California wedding industry since 2015. With experience in both the wedding and entertainment industry, he brings knowledge, experience, personality, and a deep love for music to every wedding. He's well known for his professionalism and great taste in beats! You'll frequently find him spinning tunes and introducing happy couples at our Galway Downs wedding venue in Temecula, CA.

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Spotlight On 'Bella Studios Florist' in Colorado Springs

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 23, 2020 4:40:00 PM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


We're excited to chat today with Stephanie Murdock, owner of Bella Studios Florist in Colorado Springs, CO. Bella Studios creates floral masterpieces for all special occasions and is a proud partner of Wedgewood Weddings. Located at the foot of Pike's Peak near beautiful Garden of the Gods, Bella Studios is the premier floral design studio in Colorado Springs. Their award-winning floral arrangements have been artfully created by expert florists for some of the most discerning and notable clients in the Rocky Mountain region. Join us today to learn more about Stephanie and her 5-star floral business!

Topics: Spotlight
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Meet 'Cute Cakes Bakery' in Carlsbad, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 23, 2020 10:44:36 AM

Vendor Spotlight



In 2019, we added an exciting new location to our family of spectacular event & wedding venues: The Carlsbad Windmill. The Windmill is an iconic piece of Carlsbad history and marks our first coastal San Diego wedding venue. It's been such an exciting grand opening for several reasons, but partially because all of the wonderful new vendors we've had the pleasure to work with as we step deeper into San Diego county. In that journey, we teamed up with Cute Cakes Bakery in Carlsbad, CA and it's been an amazing experience so far.

With no further ado, we're excited to introduce Jill Reilly of Cute Cakes Bakery & Cafe, located in Escondido, CA. Cute Cakes has been in business since 2009 serving baked goods in their cafe, catering events, and last but not least baking wedding cakes!

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Topics: Spotlight
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Music Chat with Jeff Jones of 'Direct Sounds DJ' in AZ

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 22, 2020 3:41:00 PM

Vendor Spotlight



Direct Sounds, a full-service wedding and event DJ company, has been keeping Arizona on the dance floor since 2005! Jeff Jones, founder of Direct Sounds, leads a team of more than 12 expertly trained wedding DJs in the Phoenix area. He personally performs 90 weddings per year, holds nightclub residencies around the valley and teaches the DJ program at Mesa CC. He's a trusted premier partner for many of our Arizona wedding venues such as Colby Falls, Stonebridge Manor, Lindsay Grove, and Ocotillo Oasis. We're honored to spend some time today learning more about Jeff and the Direct Sounds team!

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Topics: Spotlight
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Real Wedding Feature: The Retreat, CA

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 19, 2020 1:07:06 PM

 A MAGICAL UNION OF TWO BRIDES AT THE RETREAT, CA

Kayla and Robin shared their vows in early 2020 on a picture-perfect day at The Retreat by Wedgewood Weddings in Corona, CA. When we saw the absolutely stunning photographs from Beautiful Day Photography, we instantly knew we needed to feature this wedding for the world to see. 

Topics: Real Wedding
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Q&A with Joey Dion of 'Main Event DJs', NH

By Cassie Allinger on Jun 18, 2020 9:49:00 AM

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT


Wedding DJs are known for their charm, charisma and high-energy and that's exactly what we love best about the team at Main Event Entertainment. With more than 20 DJs on staff, all trained under the one-and-only DJ Joey Dion, Main Event's success in the New England area speaks louder than words. We're proud to partner with Main Event at our beautiful, newly renovated wedding venue, Granite Rose in Hampstead, New Hampshire. As our premier partner for Emcee and DJ services, we have complete trust in the Main Event team to deliver the wedding dance party you've always dreamed of.

If you're looking for an Emcee and DJ for your wedding, look no further! Join us today while we chat with Joey Dion, founder of Main Event Entertainment, and learn what makes them the best in the North East! 

Topics: Spotlight

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