WEDDING ENGAGEMENT ADVICE Part 1

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Long range planning. Consider your engagement as the beginning of your lifelong commitment; it’s the perfect time to create a healthy foundation for your marriage. As you plan your wedding, focus on your financial future by sharing dreams, savings, and … Continue reading

Things to do in Yosemite

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For more information about booking a vacation, retreat, reunion or special event at Paradise Springs visit http://www.paradisespringsmountain.com.  Discover the Night Sky Attend the “Starry Skies Over Yosemite Valley” for a wild ride through the universe to learn about stars, constellations, … Continue reading

5 F.A.Q’s ABOUT BRIDAL REGISTRIES

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1. What should I register for? Obviously your needs and wants as a couple will influence your decision. . Before you begin the registry process have a heart to heart with your fiancé. Discuss you tastes, style, priorities, and your … Continue reading

The Incomparable Yosemite Valley

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Yosemite Valley An unlimited array of possibilities await you in Yosemite Valley. Most involve sightseeing and learning about the scenery. Ranger Programs Rangers give walks and talks every day about Yosemite’s natural and cultural history. Walking and Hiking From easy … Continue reading

Yosemite Art Center Workshops

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Yosemite Art Center Workshops (YAC) The Yosemite Art Center is open daily 9am-4:30pm (closed for lunch from 12-1PM). Workshops are offered from 10am to 2pm Tuesday through Saturday. Register for classes in advance: 209/372- 1442. Suggested Donation of $10, supplies … Continue reading

ADVICE: PERSONALIZING YOUR WEDDING

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Wrap them in luxury. A really plush gift idea for your bridal party – have monogrammed robes made. Quote your parents. Your parents will most likely invest some of their life-savings in your big day.  Acknowledge their generosity with a … Continue reading

Videography Planner

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Written by Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs Videography Planner Nothing quite captures the real essence of your wedding day – the sights, sounds and energy – better than a well-done, high quality video. You’ll be able to revisit this important … Continue reading

Wedding Music Advice & Planning

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Written by: Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs Setting The Tone If any one element is crucial to setting the appropriate tone and atmosphere for your wedding it’s the music. The music played during your wedding should do more than just … Continue reading

Cake Planning Check List

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Cakes Planner Your wedding cake is the edible centerpiece of your wedding reception. When meeting with your cake designer, bring photographs of cakes you love or fabric swatches of your color scheme to help them design the perfect cake for … Continue reading

Getting Married Again…

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Written by Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs It’s no secret that men and women are getting married more than once nowadays. However, with the decision to wed a second or third time there are also the common worries about tradition … Continue reading

The Advantage of Friday/Sunday Weddings

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By Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs If you decide to have your wedding on a Friday or a Sunday, you’ll reap several rewards: both financial and otherwise. You’ll save time, you’ll probably save a significant amount of money, and you’ll … Continue reading

Jelly Shots for the Reception? Yes, please!

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Written by Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs One of the best trends that I’ve noticed taking place at weddings is the “Signature Wedding Drink.” Some couples decide to stick with one drink (hence the word signature!) but others might feature … Continue reading

Paradise Springs Featured Weddings – Jennette & Richard

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Written by Anne Driscoll for Paradise Springs Jennette & Richard’s palette of dreamy, sheer, pale blue and yellow seem to float against the naturally lush backdrop of our Gazebo wedding site. After the ceremony, guests made their way to the … Continue reading

Paradise Springs Featured Wedding – Angela & Jose

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Paradise Springs Featured Wedding – Angela & Jose Angela & Jose’s early autumn wedding featured vivid turquoise accents and incorporated both modern and traditional elements into their wedding. We are pleased to share their beautiful day with you for inspiration! … Continue reading

International Wedding Festival on February 26th

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The International Wedding Festival has been successfully producing shows since 2007 and their shows speak to a diverse multitude of brides, grooms, and party hostesses. The International Wedding Festival is a bridal show where “all things wedding” are displayed and honored … Continue reading

‘Save The Date’ Wedding Card Design

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Originally posted on NATALIE ALLERA:
Since I am now working a lot with Indesign and Photoshop I decided I would design the stationery for our wedding myself. I love thistles and they fit well with our venue (Ghillie Dhu, Edinburgh) so…

The John Muir Trail – Exquisite Beauty in the Sierra (A Gallery)

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Garnet Lake with Mt. Ritter & Banner Peak September 3, 2014 – The John Muir Trail I’ve been off the trail for a little more than two weeks now and I still have several…

Centrepiece of attention

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Which Centrepiece will be the main attraction on your tables? Each time we look at wedding photos we end up gawking at the different styles of tables, from elaborate, simple and romantic, candles galore, over-the-top beautiful, sparkly, personalised…..we could go…