Monday, September 13, 2010

A Beautiful Day in Tahoe for a Wedding {Roseville Tahoe and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Wynkoop!

Tahoe was the prefect venue for Natasha and Mike's Wedding this past Friday.  Natasha had a great vision and selected wonderful color statements that just popped in the trees and helped to make things warm and whimsical.  Their fabulous location is really what made this wedding, from their ceremony just off  Speedboat Beach and then at the indescribable breath-taking private residence. First, a beautiful sandy beach within walking distance from the home reception with a sea side beach view from all sides. Next, was the natural beauty of the beautiful wildflowers and the bountiful boulders that surrounded the rustic cabin style home that is truly a special place that is sure to create everlasting memories.

More photos to come soon.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Announcing a NEW Instructor for Lovegevity's Wedding Planning Institute {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}


Lovegevity's Wedding Planning Institute Graduate Takes Next Step from Business Owner to Instructor 

Roseville, Calif. - Aug. 30, 2010 - The Lovegevity's Wedding Planning Institute is excited to announce the newest venture for Nicole Conway, who will become an instructor of wedding and event-planning certification through LWPI at Yuba Community College. Nicole will be teaching aspiring students how to become successful wedding planners while also giving them the hands on experience and exposure to lots of different types of local wedding vendors.

Nicole is a full-time wedding planner, she received her certification from The Wedding Planning Institute in 2007 and instantly began her career. In 2009 she expanded her company to not only offer Wedding and Event Coordination, but they also do Event Staffing for venues or private residence that do not offer staff for an event. 
In 2010 her company Conway Creations and Events was honored to receive Wedding Wire's 2010 “Bride's Choice Award”.
Her company has coordinated numerous events of various sizes, budgets and styles and clients love working with Nicole because she sincerely cares about them. She listens carefully to understand her clients' desires and utilizes her vast resources and exceptional coordination and organizational skills to help bring their visions to life. She also understands the busy lives that couples lead today and so she focuses heavily on the convenience factor for them by making herself available via phone and e-mail at all times.

Nicole is creative-minded and driven and always welcomes the next big challenge life has to bring. She loves sharing in the most important day of people's lives-from the moment one gets engaged to the cans rolling behind the limo!! Her goal with couples is to make the planning process about them and their life together.

What does Nicole like the most about being a Wedding Planner? "Definitely the dream come true that I helped to create."
Nicole currently lives in Roseville, CA with her husband and two children (their two spunky cats!!).

To learn more about Conway's classes at Yuba Community College, contact her at (916) 782-3831 or Interested students can enroll in her class at

 About The Wedding Planning Institute:
The Wedding Planning Institute, a division of Inc., is the industry leader in certification and training for wedding and event professionals. LWPI has established an academic network of nearly 2,000 colleges and universities in the United States, as well as a network of international colleges offering LWPI's Wedding and Event Planning Certification. Established in 1997 by Cho Phillips, LWPI was founded with the sole purpose of providing an academic career path for aspiring wedding and event planners. In addition to an online curriculum, students can attend classes at a local college or university and learn from an established Wedding/Event Planner who has been in business in the local market for a minimum of five years. Students get hands-on training, assist at real weddings/events, meet with guest speakers such as local vendors, and attend site/venue tours. Upon graduation, LWPI students are positioned to join an existing business, participate in non-paid internships, receive job-placement assistance, or start their own business.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Newest Conway Creations Couple {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding and Event Planner}

David & Leslie are to be wed at UC DAVIS on a beautiful fall day in October

About the bride

Leslie was born in Vallejo, CA and grew up enjoying soccer, ballet, camping, and family road trips. She moved to Davis, CA at 13 where she met many of her wonderful friends and David. At Davis High, Leslie ran cross country and track and after graduating, she headed to UC Santa Barbara to pursue a degree in Biopsychology and run for the Gauchos. Following UCSB, her love for the beach and sun lead her to San Diego, where she is currently in her third year as a doctoral student in bioorganic chemistry at San Diego State.

About the groom

David was born in Sacramento, CA just east of Davis. He was raised in Davis and enjoyed playing football and rugby. He went to UC San Diego where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering while playing rugby for the Tritons. After graduating from UCSD, David traveled/backpacked around the world for five months visiting New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Nepal, Spain, Morroco, and Amsterdam. He returned to San Diego and is currently working as a mechanical engineer designing cameras for electron microscopes.

How we met

We met in January of eighth grade in Leslie's English class, she had just moved to Davis a few weeks earlier. David wasn't enrolled in that class, but most of his friends were in it so he ended up there often. Even though we both liked each other, it took us six months of writing letters and a lot of coaxing from friends to actually talk to each other. We’ve been dating on and off for the past 12 years. We’re currently living in sunny San Diego and in our limited amount of free time we enjoy camping, playing tennis, backpacking, watching football, hanging out with friends, going to the beach, and playing with our little pug dog, Billy. 


Monday, August 9, 2010

Fancy Pants Weddings Re-Blog Post {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

Great post from Fancy Pants Weddings


The care and feeding of wedding vendors

You have hired the best of best Northern California wedding professionals to work on your wedding.  You are paying them very well.  Then you hear you have to feed them too??  What?  Yes!  Feed me Seymour!
Photographers and videographers will be working with you 6-10 hours on your wedding day.  When was the last time you worked at your job for 6-10 hours with no break and no food?  You want your pros to have the energy to capture that great shot of your Grandma doin’ the twist on the dance floor.  You want your DJ to be thinking about how to keep your party going rather than how fast he can get out of there and hit the drive-thru.
Who: You should feed any vendors that have been working more than 6 hours and/or through the dinner hour.  This usually includes: Photographer, DJ, Band, Wedding Planner, Videographer and their assistants.
Double check the contract.  If the vendor requires a meal, it should say so in their contract. When in doubt, ask them.
What: You should feed the professionals working for you a HOT meal, NOT a boxed meal. They have been working hard! Please do not feed the people in charge of making wedding magic happen a crappy, stale sandwich, bag of chips and a Capri Sun.  They will need more fuel to recharge their creative juices.
When doing some research for this article I read on the “…Remember that your caterers will make more food than is needed “just in case,” so there will likely be plenty for your wedding professionals to munch on…Don’t worry about it too much.   Just mention it to whoever will be in charge of the food, and trust them to provide.”  No, no, no!  Wrong, wrong, wrong!  You need to plan for your vendor’s to eat.  So talk to your caterer and make sure you provide for your professionals.


Some wedding venues and caterers are better than others at taking care of the wedding professionals.  Regardless, you are hosting an event and as such should be in charge of making sure everyone, including vendors, are taken care of.
When: Have your vendors fed early in the dinner hour.  The earlier they are fed the faster they can get back to their jobs.  Do not let the venue tell you they will feed your pros “whatever is left over” after the guests have eaten.  By the time all the guests have been served, your wedding professionals should be getting back to the action.
Also check with your pros to see if they have any dietary restrictions or allergies and relay that information to the venue or caterer.
Where: Ideally, your vendors should be seated at a table of their own within ear shot of the reception.  If there is not a separate area where they can take a break, set up a vendor table in the corner or towards the back of the room.  They need to be able to hear what is happening so they will know if they are needed to deal with an issue or capture a moment.

In the end, it comes down to common sense and decency.  Just be a good host and treat the professionals working for you as you would like to be treated.

Thanks to Sarah Maren*, Memory Journalists and Kris Holland* for the images.
Check out Fancy Pants Weddings Blog

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Newest Conway Creations Couple {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding and Event Planner}

Meet Michelle and Jai 

To be wed on beautiful Fall day in October

How they met

Michelle and Jai met in the summer of 2004 where they took a Recreation and Leisure class together at Sacramento State University. They had to do a group project and started hanging out outside of class. They developed a friendship and then their relationship began.

The Proposal

Jai proposed to Michelle on October 20, 2009 after being with each for approximately 5 years. Jai and Michelle have been talking about marriage but Michelle didn't know exactly when Jai was planning to propose. The morning before Jai proposed, he told Michelle that he had a surprise for her. Since Michelle's birthday was coming soon, Michelle thought Jai had an early birthday surprise for her. Later that night, Jai took Michelle out to a nice dinner by the river in Sacramento. Michelle noticed right away that Jai was not acting like himself and was extremely nervous. After dinner, they went back home. When Michelle opened the door, she was surprised to find rose petals all over the floor, candles lit, and dozens of red roses all around the house with romantic music playing in the background. Michelle followed the candles which led to the living room where Jai gave her a card to read. After Michelle was done reading the card, Jai went down on his knees and proposed his love to Michelle. He asked her to marry him and Michelle of course said yes!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Unique Propsal Idea {Roseville and Sacramento's Leading Wedding and Event Planner}

I saw this commercial recently and thought it was the cutest idea. Since I offer Proposal Planning as an additional service to wedding planning I was inspired!

check it out here or below

Monday, July 19, 2010

Something Blue? {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding and Event Planner}

What are you doing for your Something Blue? Here are some new ideas for a creative, non-traditional and some tradition ideas for your Something Blue.
Blue ribbon wrapped bouquet

 They even have sticker you can add to the bottom of your shoe, great for a church wedding when you kneel to pray

 Add a simple touch by attaching a blue bow to your crinoline

 or even go as far a to dye your crinoline a blue color

 Add in on or two flowers in blue to your bouquet
 Go for glam by adding in a bit of blue to your bridal bracelet
or to your hair piece go subtle or all the way! 

 Add a touch of fun by having your bridesmaids sign the bottom of your shoe in blue pen. They say the bridesmaids name that is left or you can read the best is the next to wed!


 Another idea for a bridal bracelet

Add a touch to your toes if your wearing a peekaboo toe

Wrap it all up with a bow...
or go full out with all kick-ass blue heel

Add a bit of be added where ever you'd like, bouquet, bracelet, etc.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wedding Save the Date Idea - A Red Balloon {Roseville and Sacramento Leading Wedding and Event Planner}

Originally posted on The Knot but thought it was so unique I had to share!!!The picture say it all!


KnotJustine spotted this one a couple days ago on Green Wedding Shoes ( and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since. So. Much. Fun.

Posted on The Knot by Knot Anja

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cake Girls {Roseville and Sacramento's Wedding and Event Planner}

As some off you may have heard the beloved Cake Girl's shop in Chicago, IL recently had a fire and their storefront was destroyed. To help raise money and funds for their employees while they rebuild they are selling Cake Girl's shirts. Click here to order your shirt today!

This classic cotton tee in black declares your love for Cakegirls and they're only $20!!!

If you would like to help even further, Brenda and Mary have obtained a drop box address for people who want to send additional support in the form of a card, cake decorating supplies, tools, or financial aid.

Cakegirls c/o Mary Maher
1658 N. Milwaukee Ave. #172
Chicago, IL. 60647

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Not Your Traditional Wedding Cake {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

A Good Wedding Cake, Author Unknown

4lb of love
1 lb butter of youth
1/2 lb of good looks
l lb sweet temper
1 lb of blindness for faults
1 lb of self forgetfulness
l lb of pounded wit
lb of good humor
2 tablespoons of sweet argument
1 pint of rippling laughter
1 wine glass of common sense
1 oz modesty
Put in the love, good looks and sweet temper into a well furnished house.
Beat the butter of youth to a cream, and mix well together with the blindness of faults.
Stir the pounded wit and good humor into the sweet argument, then add the rippling laughter and common sense.
Work the whole together until everything is well mixed, and bake gently for ever.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding and Event Planner}

Happy 4th of July! 

I couldn't pass up sharing a 4th of July wedding inspiration board I created.

What do you think about 4th of July themed weddings, go all our or stay subtle? Red, White and Blue Bonanza????


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Trend or No Trend? {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

With growing and extending families and 2nd or belated marriages becoming more and more common the question always remains what is the correct protocol? Should we have a huge table or sometimes 2 tables in the front forcing people to sit with others they don't always know to stick to tradition? Or should we have an intimate sweetheart table that goes to waste after you've eaten a bite or two and maybe used once more during the toasts.

How about this new trend - create a seat for each of you at EACH guest table. One groom even set the grooms phone to a 7 minute timer and when it went off  they picked up their plates and went to the next table. They said that it was the best part of their wedding for their guests.

What do you think?
Inspired by the originally posting on October 24, 2009 by A Modern Proposal Event Planning

Friday, June 25, 2010

Beach Bride~New Conway Creations Couple {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

Please join me in welcoming Conway Creations newest Beach Bride due to be wed on September 10th! She is having an intimate wedding on a private beach. I am honored to share in her big day and help you achieve her vision miles from home!

Beach Bride came as a referral from a previous bride.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday Tips- Wedding Coordinator VS Venue Coordinator {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

Written by Lauren of Every Last Detail

I’ve heard it several times- “Oh the venue coordinator will handle everything, I don’t need a wedding planner/coordinator.” What most brides don’t know is that the venue coordinator is just there for the VENUE, not you. (Nothing against venue coordinators- I love them and they’ve helped me out a lot!) And so, since I’m kind of the person who says things about planning weddings that not many other bloggers will….
- A venue coordinator is looking out for the best interest of the venue. A wedding coordinator looks out for the best interest of YOU, the bride. The venue coordinator deals with everything having to do with the venue- food, setup, etc. A wedding coordinator will deal with aspects of the venue, such as setup, and will make sure everything is to your specifications.
- If your ceremony is at a location other than the venue, your wedding coordinator will be there with you. A venue coordinator will not be at that offsite ceremony. If the ceremony is at the venue, the venue coordinator will be there to help with the coordination of the ceremony.
- A wedding coordinator stays by your side throughout the day and night. They are there to tell you when things will be occurring throughout the night, such as the cake cutting, bouquet toss, toasts, etc. I personally stay until the very end of the wedding, until all of the guests are gone. A venue coordinator stays until the meal is served, and the majority of the time, leaves after. Some may stay until the cake is cut and served. He or she will not be by your side throughout the day or night. Although the venue coordinator will do their best to keep you happy, he or she likely will not be involved if the best man hates your cousin and they are sitting near each other or if your bustle breaks.
- A wedding coordinator contacts your venues before your wedding to make sure everyone is confirmed and knows what time they will be arriving. A venue coordinator may only contact vendors that have to do with setup of the reception, not others, like your photographer or hair/makeup.
- Venues are known to have a high turnover rate among the coordinator/sales positions. The person that you book your wedding with may or may not still be there when it comes time for your wedding a year, year and a half later. Your wedding coordinator is hired by YOU, hand selected by YOU, and won’t be going anywhere (unless, God forbid, something horrible happens!).
These are just a few things to inspire some thinking- food for thought. This is in no way meant to be bad towards venue coordinators. As I said before, I LOVE venue coordinators- it’s always awesome to work with them! I just want my readers to be aware of the differences between the two.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Wedding on Twitter??? {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

Yes, someone is having a wedding on Twitter and you're invited. I have heard of some couples having a Tweet of Honor at their wedding. It seems that the concept has been taken to another level. Don't believe me? Well, @subrbanoblivion and @pauloflaherty are basically invited the entire Internet to their upcoming online Twitter wedding. And of course, the wedding reception will be a Tweetup. Will we be seeing more of these "Twitter weddings" in the near future? We don't know, but follow the #paul&sara hashtag to see how the event unfolds.

twitter wedding

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Newest Conway Creations Couple {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding and Event Planner}

Abhi & Steph to be wed on December 30, 2010

How They Met

Abhi was working full-time as a technology consultant at when Stephanie had just recently started her summer internship. They ended up not only on the same project, but also sitting right next to each other. Because of the long hours and safety issues, Stephanie needed to be escorted to her car on a daily basis, and Abhi, who had already noticed Stephanie, quickly volunteered! Numerous group outings to restaurants and music venues helped the two to learn how similar they were - love of music, affinity for traveling the world, and ambition like none other.

The Proposal

The weekend before their recent trip to India, Abhi and Stephanie drove to Barstow to drop off the dog, Guaba, at Stephanie's parents' house. When they get to Barstow, Abhi said that he wanted to take pictures of landmarks that remind him of Stephanie. First, he said, "Let me take a picture of Del Taco." Stephanie thought, "Out of all things he wants to take a picture of a drive-thru sign... but okay." Then, Abhi says that the Harvey House is the next stop since it was one of Stephanie's Grandpa's favorite buildings. It had been a long drive to Barstow so Stephanie took the dog out to walk with them. Guaba started to run circles around Stephanie, which left her tied up in his leash. As she turned around (and around) to get out of the dog's hold, Abhi was down on his knee with the ring in hand. He says, "Will you marry me?" and of course her answer was a huge "YES!"

Thursday, May 20, 2010

NEW Ad {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding and Event Planner}

I know is been a while since my last post but I've been hard at work building my branding. Here's a glimpse at the new design!. LOVE it! Just posted it to my website too and updated my photos to be a slideshow instead of a link through, check it out.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Engagement Sessions {Sacramento and Roseville Wedding Planner}

I was surfing Facebook and noticed that one of  my friends mentioned my wedding photographer Lori Makabe, so interest got me and I clicked. I was delighted to find that she put our engagement session on her blog AND that one of our engagement photos was on her website!!! So exciting...check it out

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wedding Free Wednesday~Happy St. Patrick's Day {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

Happy St. Patrick's day. Here is my latest creation!! Six colorful layers of white-cake cupcakes. The finished product came out to be the rainbow cupcakes with whip cream topping and a gold-chocolate-coin. I love my husband (whom I would normally make them for) but I knew my sister's preschool kids would get a bigger kick out of my creations.  They have a party and make leprechaun traps to try to catch a leprechaun for St. Patrick's day. They were ecstatic!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wedding Wednesday ~ Weddell Wedding {Roseville an Sacramento Wedding Planner}

Check out this great new way I'm showcasing my weddings. Here's one of my favorite's for this week:

This is a wonderful couple that got married at the Byington Winery.

More to come soon.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wish Upon a Wedding Wednesday!!! {Roseville Wedding Planner}

Wish Upon A Wedding just launched in January! If you haven't heard about this amazing organization, I'm here to tell you about it!!

Wish Upon A wedding is the nations first and only wedding wish granting organization. They produce weddings and civil unions at destinations across the nation for terminally ill individuals, regardless of sexual orientation!

Wish Upon A Wedding's first wedding will be March 13th and will join Florence and Michael! (for their story grab some tissue and click here and here!) Their gorgeous engagement photos were captured by one of the many generous Wish Granters, Stellasweet Photography, who will also be filming their wedding day.

Get involved! Wish Upon A Wedding is looking for wedding vendors nationwide from photographers to caterers to venues to help fullfill many more wedding dreams. Sign up to volunteer your services or venue.

Not a wedding vendor but still want to help? Don't worry! There are many other ways! Click here to learn how.

Do you want to have your own wedding wish granted? Wish Upon A Wedding is here to help! Visit their website to learn more about the wish granting process and who can apply. To be considered as a wish recipient you can also fill out a quick application online.

Wish Upon A Wedding is such an awesome organization that I am proud to do all I can to help!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wedding Free Wednesday.....well Thursday again {Roseville and Sacramento Wedding Planner}

Another great Esty find....lately I'm in love with these personalized necklaces.

Here's one by KIDesigns

Another one by Creationsbymichele

Maybe my favorite one I found by BragAboutIt