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Felici Fanfare - Find out what Zohe and Co. are making a big whoop about!
Happy one-year anniversary to one of Felici Events favorite Bride and Groom- Regan and Chad!
Congratulazioni you two, we wish you all the best!
Photographer: Cameron Ingalls
We wanted to share with you a lovely slide show of one of our clients
created by the oober talented
Santa Barbara Courthouse Ceremony, the Mural Room
Stella Mare’s Reception
Peonies are my favourite!
Click on the link below to see the link to the slide show of images
One of the most fun and rewarding things that you want to make sure to do after your engagement is to schedule an engagement photo session for you and your fiancé. Why get engagement photos? Aside from the fact that these photos will show off what an attractive couple you two are, this photo session provides you with the valuable opportunity to establish a relationship with your photographer before your Wedding. An engagement session allows you to share with your photographer what you like and don’t like about yourself (in pics) and it also allows them to get to know you as a couple. This is so valuable, and enables them to take photos that best represent the two of you and will result in wedding photos that you are sure to love!
Engagement photos can also be used for wedding announcements in local news papers, save the dates that are sent out to family and friends, and they can even be used as décor at your ceremony or reception.
Do’s and Don’ts of Engagement Pictures
Do HAVE FUN with this opportunity
Do involve your photographer who will at some level be the director of your tale
Do bring a few items of clothing
Do bring props
Do relax, a glass of wine and some music on the ipod can get the ‘groove’ going
DON’T eliminate engagement pictures from your photographer’s package to save money.
The beautiful engagement photos below are courtesy of Attasalina Photography. The FELICI couple will be married this fall!
CONGRATULATIONS TO KARISSA AND PAUL THE LUCKY WINNERS OF THIS ENGAGEMENT PACKAGE GIVEAWAY!
THEY WILL GET TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF SANTA BARBARA ON THE BEACH, WITH THIS AMAZING PACKAGE:
- One-hour Wedding consultation with Zohe Felici of Felici Events: www.felicievents.com
- One-hour Professional Engagement Session (digital prints only) with Kristin Renee Photographer: www.kristinrenee.com
- Hair and Make-Up with Ashley Kelly, Co-Owner/Senior Pro Artist of LunaBella:www.LBMAinc.com
- One Night’s Stay with Breakfast at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort:www.fessparkersantabarbarahotel.com
- Delectable Menu Tasting for two paired with a Local Wine at Duo Catering and Events: www.duoevents.com
READ THEIR WINNING STORY BELOW:
Paul and I met off of match.com. I searched for him and when I saw his picture, I thought he wouldn’t even give me the time of day, but I “winked” at him anyway just to give it a shot. The next morning he had already sent a reply message giving me his number. My initial thought was “Wow, this guy thinks he is Mr. Smooth just handing out his number and not even bothering to get to know me.” I responded saying it wasn’t that easy, but gave him my number anyway, because who was I trying to fool? This guy was super attractive and I wasn’t going to let him get away. He called me the next day and I could barely hold a conversation with him because I was so nervous. I figured nothing would come out of the conversation, but he ended up texting me asking if I wanted to go on a date with him.
Our first date wasn’t amazing like I thought it would be. I was nervous and poor Paul had to do all of the talking. The stories he was telling me gave me the completely wrong impression of him and by the end of the night I left feeling somewhat disappointed, but I was willing to give it another shot. By our third date, I knew he was “The One”. He had me come over to his house and he made me dinner and then we walked to the beach. And the rest is history. We’ve been together since August 14, 2009 and he proposed on March 18, 2011. He proposed on Mammoth Mountain on the Sesame Street run (the beginners run because I’m still learning how to snowboard). We were there the previous year and that was the first place I told him that I loved him. I kept falling and getting up and falling again. It was the last run of the day and I just couldn’t do it anymore and started crying. He was so patient and said he understood and that’s when I knew I loved him. Fast forwarding to this year, we were on the same run and I was still learning. We were on the last run of the day and again, I was very tired and didn’t want to go any farther. I fell and just gave up on the spot and started crying again. (This happened to be at the same spot I first told him I loved him). I look up and theres Paul down on one knee. He told me I looked beautiful even though I had makeup streaming down my face and he said that I was his best friend and that he didn’t want me to be sad. He pulled out the ring box from his pocket and said he couldn’t wait to spend the rest of his life with me and asked me to marry him. I said yes and that I was sorry for ruining it lying in the snow crying. He put the ring back in the box since he couldn’t put it on my finger right then because I was wearing gloves and we walked down the hill. Once we were at the bottom, he got down on one knee again and put the ring on! It couldn’t have been more perfect for us and we’re both so happy.
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AND TO OUR FABULOUS SUPPORTERS:
Congratulations to Megan and Jason the lucky winners of this engagement package giveaway! Their story won the hearts of all!
They will get to experience the best of Santa Barbara, the American Riviera, with this amazing package:
- A one hour wedding consultation with Zohe Felici of Felici Events
- A one night’s Stay at The Canary Hotel with breakfast in bed for 2 (a fabulous downtown hotel ideal for breathtaking views, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, farewell brunches and guest room blocks)
- $100 Gift Certificate from Opal Restaurant and Bar (one of my favorite places in town, and I’m a foodie!, this downtown venue is ideally located, reasonably priced, great wine list and a perfect location for receptions and rehearsal dinners)
- Hair and Make Up by the talented Victoria Congdon (with such a great demeanor, she’s someone I positively want in your room with you while you’re getting hair and make-up done!)
- A Professional Engagement Photo Shoot captured by the brilliance of Kristen Beinke Photography (she radiates from the soul, her energy and talent capture the most beautiful of pictures! – our most recent project, Coqlicot Bohemian Wine Country Wedding Photo Shoot)
Read their winning story below:
Who gets engaged on a volcano?? WE DO. That’s who.
When Jason and I celebrated our engagement with friends they toasted to us… ‘FINALLY, Jason proposed!’ I laughed aloud – ‘oh please… it hasn’t even been a 2 years!’ – only to hear the response that they’d all been waiting since week two. In our case, ‘when you know, you know’ rings very true. Jason and I met in June of 2009, we bonded over a Michael Jackson dance medley at a Karaoke bar and have been inseparable ever since.
The truth of it is, I think we both knew on DAY 2 that we’d stumbled upon the person we were meant for. Giddiness (along with a lot of love and laughter and a new place together and a dog and unconditional support and snowboarding trips and barbeques and the best time of our lives) ensued… Fast-forward to December 27th 2010 and Jason and I are embarking on day 1 of our Costa Rica adventure vacation. We booked the trip last minute using airline mileage that was set to expire. We spent one rainy Sunday planning the trip. It all came together so fast I was careful to lower my hopes that a proposal scheme might also be underway. We spent an incredibly fun Christmas with my family and 24 hours later were hiking up towards an active volcano. Side note. I’m totally obsessed with volcanoes. At one point in my life there was no doubt I would be a volcanologist… or a storm chaser. So being this close to a volcano was a huge thrill (even though I ended up working in advertising). We had a tour guide with us who was full of all sorts of unromantic information like what happens to your body when you get bit by a viper snake… triggered by actually SEEING a viper.
One might expect, my mind was not thinking about diamonds or love or marriage or Jason taking a knee amongst a rainforest full of snakes. Then we got to a huge clearing of lava rocks. Massive black boulders piled on top of each other. It was foggy and misting and mystical. There were single orchids sprouting between black rocks. So pretty. And suddenly, so romantic. I was looking for a toucan through binoculars and when I turned around I saw Jason holding this little metal owl (I love owls). He pulled me in close, forehead-to-forehead, nervous and shivering, he told me I make his heart skip a beat, that it swells from his chest and he loves me. That I challenge him to do fun things. I am his advisor and confidant. That he needs me… to be the best him. That he wants me in all of his children and he wants to do adventurous things (like climb volcanoes) for the rest of our lives. Down to his knee. Opened the owl. BEAUTIFUL. Diamond. Ring. Will you marry me? Yes, yes, yes! Are you kidding me?! OF COURSE YES! Jason could have asked me to marry him laying in bed on a lazy Sunday morning and I’d have been just as thrilled. I feel like the luckiest girl ever – not just because I got engaged on a volcano or am walking around with a freakin’ rock on my finger, but because I get to marry a seriously good man. One that I know will treat me like gold the rest of our lives and makes me the best version of myself.
We’re getting married in Santa Barbara September 4th, 2011. Jason is from Austin, I’m from San Diego. ‘The American Rivera’ felt like the perfect blend of both of those places (plus it’ll be an awesome place for us to spend anniversaries!) We can’t wait to host our family and friends for a weekend of merriment and celebration. Better yet, we can’t wait to be married!
At Felici Events we cultivate relationships and align ourselves with class-act vendors who share our same philosophies and high expectations for customer service. Thank you to our sponsors!