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Designed With You In Mind by Jenny Chang

One of the first questions we ask our Brides & Grooms is:

"What is the  T H E M E  of your wedding?"

And we've heard it all....

Black & White, Love, Winter Wonderland, Christmas, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Great Gatsby, Spring, Summer, Disney, Paris....

If you can dream it, we've probably heard it as a theme for a wedding.

And then we ask:

"What is your overall  V I S I O N  of your big day?"

So why would we ask seemingly the same question twice?

Because, there is a difference between having a theme and having a vision of your day! And ROCK N' EVENTS is all about distinguishing the two!

ROCK N' EVENTS Dictionary

Theme: An inspirational idea that can directly or indirectly influence the design of a wedding/event.

Vision: A clear/concise idea for the overall design, concept and details of a wedding/event.

When a Bride & Groom come to ROCK N' EVENTS with a theme we understand that means they have been inspired by an idea that can be crafted and personalized to fit them. Typically an excess of Pinterest is involved (which we love & fully support!) and the couple has fallen in love with the idea of implementing these details into their big day! These couples are very open to our design ideas and typically allow us to create a full design concept specifically for them.

When a Bride & Groom come to ROCK N' EVENTS with a vision of their big day, we know they mean design business. A couple with a vision already know exactly how they want to design their wedding and we, as designers, need to deliver this pre-envisioned wedding/event to the best of our ability. When working with a couples vision it is our job to translate this into realistic goals for their event and provide alternatives when our professional opinion is required. A vision also extends past the overall design of the event. A vision also includes the overall aesthetic, production and vibe of the day.

Think of it this way:

A theme is knowing which brand of car you'd like to buy.

A vision is knowing the car, the model, the color and even the number of cup holders you want! (you can never have too many cup holders!)

Or in Bridal Speak:

A Theme is knowing you want an ivory bridal gown.

A Vision is knowing you want the Maggie Sottero "Kennedy" bridal gown, from her Fall 2015 collection, in ivory, with an added cap sleeve and a cathedral length veil detailed with perfect lace appliqué around the edges. (Not that we've thought of this before...)

Now we don't want to sound like a vision is the overbearing parent to the traditional idea of having a wedding theme, but it's is the more detailed of the two.

One of our favorite moments during a consultation (after listening to the Proposal Story of course!) is hearing all the amazing ideas a couple has for their big day. We highly encourage an detailed theme when discussing weddings with our future Mr. & Mrs., but understand the difference when we have a couple with a specific vision. 

So whether you have the most detailed and vivid vision of your big day, or you just really love the color coral, never forget the most important detail in every wedding: You Two. The second most important aspect is having a coordinator who understands and respects your vision or inspiration! You can always count on the Rockstars at ROCK N' EVENTS to rock your design!

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When searching for your full-service or day-of coordinator, always remember to find someone who compliments your vision, not complicates it. Also, when meeting for an event or design consultation bring along any photos or inspirations you have to show your coordinator! Or just pull up your Pinterest!

People who Pin together, Design together!

Below are some design inspirations to fuel that design fire in us all! Whether you enjoy the simpler designs or the all-out concepts, we know you will find the perfect fit for your special day! Follow our Pinterest for more inspiration!




Rock Your Vision by Jenny Chang

There is always one important question that runs through a newly engaged couples mind,

"Should I hire a coordinator? or Can I do this on my own?"

Realistically, every Bride & Groom do not contract a coordinator to help them plan their big day, but the ones who do will tell you the benefits of having someone who knows the business in your corner.

Whether you decide to hire a full-service planner or simply a day-of coordinator. You will find there are two distinct types of planners; with two distinct planning styles.

Outside-coordinators (Rock N' Events) OR In-house coordinators

So What's The Difference?

It's really as simple as the name implies. Outside-coordinators work alongside your venue, while an in-house coordinator will work for the venue.

So as a couple, who is the best event planning choice for you?

We broke it down to the key elements we have discovered as differences between an outside-coordinator versus an in-house coordinator. (With our experience and working with in-house coordinators.)

-If you decide to hire an in-house coordinator, typically you are hiring their Catering Manager. This means that stylized, designed vision you had may be completely your responsibility.

ROCKNEVENTS (and outside-coordinators) are typically design centered & specialize in detailed themes and ideas! As event/wedding designers we never expect our Brides & Grooms to have their entire vision complete. It's our job (and our favorite part of the planning process) to find those small details that will make your wedding stunning. As your designers, we are here to compliment our couples not complicate the wedding process.

-An in-house coordinator is typically seen as a bonus for booking the venue. Which they may be, but this simply means they work for the venue not your vision.

ROCKNEVENTS is 100% about you and your vision. From the moment of booking to your big day, we are 100% focused on bringing your vision to life! Again, we love designing! We are as addicted to Pinterest as you are and we'd love to see that secret board no one knows about! Our bonus is working for you! We love hearing all your ideas, no matter how insane they may seem. When we meet our couples we can't help but become so obsessed with their vision and how to make it come to life! It's never a bonus for our clients to work for us! It's our HONOR to work with you!

-Like any business, a venue is ultimately focused on doing business. Which includes pumping up their Preferred Vendors, whether or not they fit your wedding style.

ROCKNEVENTS  also has a Preferred Vendor list, but at the end of the day we're here to bring your vision to life. If none of our Preferred Vendors fit your style we'll research your options until we find "The One".  It's as simple as that. No one should feel pressured to hire a photographer because, "They've photographed our venue countless times." You should be confident in every vendor you book and never wonder if they endorsed them for anyone other than you! When working with an outside coordinator you immediately widen your vendor network. We are constantly connecting with new vendors and have no proximity limit to our design style!

-Lastly, when working directly with a venue, chances are you will simply become a calendar date. You may meet and discuss event details, but that personal on-on-one touch may never become a factor.

At ROCKNEVENTS we pride ourselves in our personal design style. We love to get to know our Brides & Grooms and in-corporate details into their day that they may not have thought of! We love to finding out the smallest details from how you met, to the proposal to how you each envision your big day! No wedding should be designed simply because it worked for the last couple. Your big day is all about what makes you two unique an how it celebrates your love!

As we've said before, Rock N' Events is in the business of L O V E. We can't help but fall in love with our couples and how they envision not only their big day, but the rest of their lives. No couple should ever feel pressured or cornered in any wedding decision! So, whether you decide on an outside or in-house wedding coordinator, find the best fit for YOU and Rock your Big Day!

*All photos include feature real Rock N' Brides & Grooms*

 

Henry & Kristine : Something Rustic, Something Blue by Jenny Chang

This Something Rustic & Something Blue style wedding took place at The Walnut Grove in Moorepark, CA. The couple tied the knot in the windblown grass, under a twig arch decorated with blue, blush, and white floral arrangements & draping. The isle was alined with tree stumps embellished with large mason jars filled with variations of pink and white flowers. A candle lighting ceremony (when a bride & groom light unity candles symbolizing the union of two hearts and lives) and a kissed established the two as husband & wife!  

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As guest left the ceremony and headed to cocktail hour they were presented with a giant Jenga set & other lawn games, Photo Booth, open bar, and great music. The escort cards were written on mini wood slabs on a table filled with pictures of the bride & groom. The reception was decorated with votive candles,lots of lanterns,beautiful centerpieces, a sweet table to die for. Speaking of sweet, the sweet heart table was accompanied by a hanging lantern back drop, rustic chalkboard Mr & Mrs signs, and more beautiful floral arrangements. After sunset the reception was lit with string lights like breathtaking stars in the moon light & the bride, groom, & their guest got rock'n on the dance floor! The night was both grand & fun! Rock N' Events designed this wedding to be rustic & chic.

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Event Designer : Rock N' Events

Photographer: JC Guzman Photography

Florist: Flower Girl PV

Mexican Catholic Weddings by Jenny Chang

Throughout the centuries the Catholic Church has produced weddings full of deep spirituality and rich symbolism. During a catholic wedding you can expect a prayerful, dignified, sacred liturgy. In Mexican culture marriage is viewed as a deep unbreakable bond between the couple. From this belief system various customs take place, alongside with breathtaking locations. Each of these attributes set the background for a unique spiritual and beautiful wedding ceremony.

Most Mexican Catholic wedding ceremonies take place during Catholic Mass, and beautiful cultural rituals that accompany the service.

 ImageThe first tradition is the el Lazo, or the Lasso, which is the double rosary or white cord in the shape of a figure eight. It is placed around the necks of the couple after they have exchanged have exchanged their vows. The symbolism of the lazo is to show the union and protection of marriage. 

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Another custom is the exchanging arras or coins. The groom gives the arras to the bride to represent his commitment and support to her. The bride accepts them, ready to manage the responsibilities of marriage wisely and take care of her groom. 

 

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During a Catholic wedding the bride and groom will often present flowers Virgin Mary and prayer for her intercession throughout their marriage. This custom stems from the long devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico. 

 

 

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These few traditions are great ways of incorporating the Mexican and Catholic customs to your wedding ceremony!

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Tea Party Inspiration by Jenny Chang

Outdoor Tea Party Inspiration

Serve tea to your family and friends in your backyard. Set the table with your favorite china & delicate confections. Decorate your tea party with pastel colors, floral print, vibrant flowers, votives, and antique china. Serve a variety a teas and finger food like small sandwiches, cookies, and tiny tarts. Your guest will be sure to enjoy an elegant afternoon of laughter and enchantment!