Featured Venue: Quail Haven Farm

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We just love weddings at Quail Haven Farm in Vista, California. The property is amazingly beautiful complete with a garden ceremony site, reception area with burlap draping, bridal suite, big red barn and fully functioning horse riding academy. The venue owner, Lindy is an absolute pleasure to work with. We coordinated an absolutely perfect day for Events Plus Style Groom, Chris and his beautiful Bride, Desirae. It was the perfect setting for their September wedding with a rustic theme and lots of DIY details. We love all the wooden signs, potting benches and photos of the beautiful Bride & Groom.




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You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can’t predict the weather!

Last weekend it was pouring rain and this past weekend was sunny skies. Even in beautiful San Diego, the weather can be an issue on the day of your wedding or big event. Here’s some tips on how you can prepare:

1. Always have a PLAN B!

If you are planning an event that will be outdoors at any part, you need to have a plan B. If you are hosting your wedding or event at an indoor venue, but the ceremony or cocktail hour are planned to be outdoors inquire with your venue about a ‘rain contingency plan’. They may have another room available or you could alter your set-up plan. If there are no options inside or your venue is completely outdoors, get a quote for a tent or a complete back-up venue. In most cases, you can make the final decision a couple days to a week prior. Better safe, then sorry!

2. Plan for the typical weather.

Getting married in Seattle? Or in Palm Dessert in the summer? Go ahead and start planning for the typical weather in the location during the time of year your date is set. The Weather Channel actually has a Wedding Planner that helps you research the weather over past years. http://www.weather.com/activities/events/weddings/.

Here are some cute ideas:


{Umbrellas for your Bridal Party}


{Umbrellas for the Guests}


{ Fans for a Hot Summer Wedding }


{ Refreshments on Arrival }


{ Blankets for a Chilly Night }

3. Check the weather the week prior and make decisions.

Many of the items above can be purchased during the last week to help make your guests more comfortable if bad weather is forecasted. Of course, you may be out of time for personalization! Be sure to check the weather the week prior, so you are ready to make decisions for all back-up options and additional purchases.

DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts!

Here are some super cute {and inexpensive} DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts to make your sweetheart! Instructions + Free Printable are included in link under photo.

Time to get crafty!


Valentine’s Day Paint Chip Bookmarks from iVillage


Valentine’s Day Love Message Fortune Cookie from She Knows


Valentine Day’s S’more Kit + Free Printable from Meaningful Mama 


Valentine’s Day Coupons from BHG 


Valentine’s Day Tick Tacks from Somewhat Simple 


Valentine’s Day “I know how your Roll” Tootsie Rolls from Love the Day


Valentines Day “You”re So Hot!” Mason Jar from The Frugal Girls


Trend: Chalkboards!

{Trend} Chalkboards!

Chalkboards are everywhere! They are a fun, cute, and easy way to personalize every day events and special occasions. They are an effective way to provide information and can easily be reused for something else. Some of our favoite uses include; entertaining with big chalkboard menus and little food signs, wedding welcome signage that directs your guests to the ceremony site, cute signature bride and groom drink signs by the bar, daily inspirational decor, festive holiday decor, and maternity photo shoots. And the list goes on… We also love all the fun fonts!

Contest: We love Beau-coup + Pinterest


Beau-coup Pinterest Contest
Create a Pinterest Board and enter to win a Gift Certificate to Beau-coup. If you love planning every detail of the perfect party, this is your chance to express your personal creativity. They are giving away three gift certificates for the most creative themed birthday party boards on Pinterest. Show your themed birthday party ideas for a chance to win up to $250 so you can throw the ultimate themed birthday party! Just click on the image below to find out all the details.

Enter to Win!

While you are there, check out their graduation party favors and summer wedding favorsBeau-coup has party favors for all occasions, helping you celebrate life, one event at a time. Good luck!