Happy New Year/Decade

January 7, 2010 lisasimpsonweddingcelebrations
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Hi there

I hope everyone had a nice xmas day (if that is what you celebrate), and a safe/fun bringing in of the New Year.  We certainly can’t complain here in S.CA, we have been wearing t-shirts and having nice 70 degree days while most of the country is all white.  Brrrrrrrrrr.  That is why I live here.

So 2010 is here, and if this is the year of your wedding.  Enjoy the process, because it should be fun/enjoyable, and here’s to you and the start of a whole new chapter in your life.

On days when I wasn’t busy, I got all 4 digital cameras out that we have in the house, and starting printing out hundreds of pics to put in the albums.  I was always a film girl which I loved because someone developed the pics and then I just put them in the albums, nice and easy and very soon after they were taken.  But this year I ran out of film several times and there was just too many digitals sitting around which were way too convenient to pick up and use.  So what an effort, took hours, but the albums are updated, and now I have decided to use the digital camera, and once I have so many pics on the card I am just going to send them over to the photo store and have them print them out, and then I can put them in the albums.  My and my kids lives are well documented in albums, everything we do, every important moment.  The good news is, one day any grandkids/great grandkids that come along will have access to the family history this way, but I can already see with my two, that their pics stay in their computers or go in places where they can be easily deleted when new and more exciting pics are taken, so at some point, hard copy pictures just won’t be a happening thing.  Oh well.  Can’t fight technology.  I tried and tried, but you just can’t.  So anyway, I digress, while clearing the digital cameras I found some wedding pics I had taken on my husbands for some strange reason, must have thought I wasn’t going to see pics from their professional photographer (and I was right), so took some myself, and because I don’t have anything else to chat about, you now get to see them

This wedding was at the Hyatt Huntington Beach (Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, if you want to be official).  A lovely couple who loved baseball but hard core followers of different teams.  Great colors and thought put into everything, so enjoy.  Note the lounge furniture area with the 3 ice-carvings, 2 of which show their team preferences.  There was a groom’s cake which was done as a complete suprise for the groom, that was a replica of the SD baseball park, it was amazing.  Anyway, a great wedding, fun couple and bridal party group.  Hyatt staff as always lovely to work with, and my Hyatt specialist/co-ordinator Miss Peni was my assistant that day, amazing job as always.

Ok, so everyone deserves a gift for the holidays/New Year, or because they are getting married, so whether you are going to call me and book me to help you with your wedding planning or not (at least call and chat with me before going elsewhere)!!), here is yours.  If you are looking for suits or tuxes to rent, the best company here in S.CA is Friar Tux.  They have been around for years, and where others are closing their doors, that will not be the case here.  Each local store has a great display of what they have to offer, plus they have hardcopy brochures if you prefer or need, but they also have everything on the web.  Now why the web is important, because it doesn’t matter where you or any male who is going to need something is based, Switzerland, New York, Fiji, or here locally, you the couple pick the style (can be in person or over the web) and get it put in the computer under your name/date etc, and then your men just call in their measurements and voila, on the designated day, the suits/tuxes are waiting and ready for that S Ca wedding celebration.  Very seldom have any dilemmas last minute when someone uses them, but if something does happen, their main alterations/warehouse location is right here in Anaheim, so all will be well in time.  I have seen disasters when other companies have been used and how inconvenient it has been to get things fixed prior to, one groom spent half of our rehearsal on the phone to the tux company he used trying to fix the problems and then trying to work out how to get suits back to them and then back in time for the wedding, which was happening 24 hours later, it seemed to be all him working it out, not a lot of help from the other side of the phone!!!

Anyway, use them, and when you pre-register your wedding with them, give this code N11321.

This code will give you the great service/product I talked about above, but also a $100 gift card to a variety of stores, BB&Beyond, Crate&Barrel, Target, Victorias Secret, and…… the groom’s tux/suit will be free.  It’s a special promotion and you are the winner all round, so go for it.

You know, if you are going to a wedding/having one elsewhere where there are no Friar Tux Stores, or you are not from here, but someone/you are/is flying thru LAX or San Diego, or Inland Empire, you could still do this, as they have branches everywhere from San Diego up to Bakersfield and Ventura County, so during your layover you could have your pickup arranged for the branch closest to the airport you are coming thru, head out, get them, back to the airport, back on the plane, off to the wedding, and then do the same thing in reverse on the way back.  All depends if the free tux and the gift card and their rental pricing for the rest of the suits/tuxes make it worth your time/effort compared to your local place.

Happy New Year

Till next time

Lisa

www.lisasimpsonweddings.com

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