Monthly archives: October 2013

Date Night

Looking for some fun and new ideas for date night?
Wine & Roses Hotel & Spa of Lodi is continuing their fall event lineup with 2 more popular events! Friday November 1st- after the kids trick or treat, treat yourself to an evening of mystery with your loved one or a group of friends~ Wine & Roses Masquerade Ball!

And, the last class in their series of 2013 Cooking Classes, this one is a don’t miss- Holiday Baking. Join Guest Pastry Chef Dawnelle O’Brien as she presents an assortment of holiday desserts perfect for baking at home Thursday November 6th.

Reservation information for both of these November events are on the attached photo. Make your reservations now, these events are right around the corner!

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Kelly Clarkson Marries Brandon Blackstock In Tennessee

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Kelly Clarkson is a married woman!

Clarkson wed fiance Brandon Blackstock in Tennessee on Sunday, Oct. 20 at Blackberry Farms in Walland. Blackberry Farms is a 4,200-acre luxury hotel and resort situated in the Great Smoky Mountains.

A small group of family and friends were in attendance at the ceremony, including his two children from a previous marriage, according to E! News.

The singer took to Twitter to announce the news to fans, following a bout of rumors about the nuptials, and even shared two gorgeous photos from the special day. The 31-year-old looked beautiful in a long-sleeved Temperly London lace gown with her hair styled in a loose up-do. She and her hubby posed for pics on the resort’s palatial grounds.

Read more on Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstocks Wedding at Huffington Post

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A Proposal Like No Other

Justin and Emily: The Proposal

Ladies, grab some Kleenix, you are about to step into quite possibly the most romantic and creative 27 minutes in proposal history.


On April 13th Justin proposed to his girlfriend Emily at the restaurant where they had their first date. Justin told her he was running late, had the restaurant opened just for her, and set up hidden cameras all around her. When she sat down at the table, there was a TV in front of her set to take her on a journey that would lead to the proposal of a lifetime. This is what happened…

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Some of our favorite wedding proposals

Creative marriage proposals have been around for years. But YouTube has made it possible that the most elaborate attempts can be shared around the world, with some videos racking up 20 million views. If you need inspiration for popping the question, or simply want to sob into your ice cream, here are the top ten ways to get engaged.

These two from Kuala Lumpur are obviously internet meme aficionados. In this boyfriend’s proposal, he tells a story through some of the photos that have gone viral online in recent years.This couple have a tradition of taking pictures together, often in mid-air. But things get complicated when the boyfriend accidentally sets his camera onto video…
One lucky boyfriend got himself and dozens of the friends onto a train without his partner getting suspicious. One by one, members of a choir than began to sing Lovely Day by Bill Withers. There was even a piano on board. A pilot on a flight in the US has his girlfriend working in the cabin crew. He makes an announcement over the PA system, but little does she know that he isn’t just going to be talking about altitude and temperature.
This video wins the award for most effort, with the message ‘will you marry me?’ spelled out using a building’s lights.And of course one of our favorites which we shared last year

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Samantha & Yaser Herrera

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Yaser first met Samantha when she began working at his family’s restaurant, La Parrilla.  Samantha’s “beautiful smile and captivating personality” are what first drew him to her, Yaser explains.  After a six-year-long loving courtship, Yaser proposed to Samantha on his birthday.Yaser & Samantha Herrera_Kori & Jared Photo_BridalCoutureMagYaser & Samantha Herrera_Kori & Jared Photo_BridalCoutureMag
During the year of wedding planning, Samantha used several websites to help inspire and organize the special day.  The couple took on many DIY projects such as their monogrammed cake topper, place cards, and even adding a little flare to the bride’s shoes.  Guests had a fun time posing with props in the photo booth.  The resulting photo strips made for great favors!  The wedding celebration was a complete success.  Yaser & Samantha Herrera_Kori & Jared Photo_BridalCoutureMagYaser and Samantha advise couples who are currently planning their wedding to, “stay organized…don’t let the planning bog you down…and enjoy every minute [of the wedding day] because time flies!”Yaser & Samantha Herrera_Kori & Jared Photo_BridalCoutureMag
Kori & Jared Photography

Ceremony & Reception
The Reata, Oakdale

Bridal Gown
House of Fashion

Wedding Party Dresses
David’s Bridal

Suits & Tuxedos
Men’s Wearhouse

Brides Ring
Ben Bridge Jeweler

Groom’s Wedding Band
DeVon’s Fine Jewelers

Wedding Cake
Sunrise Bakery

Scenic Floral

Sounds in Motion

Photo Booth
The Platinum Photo Booth

Rumble Cinematography

Grgich Catering

Invitations & Printables
Sonja’s Brides

Bridal Hair Stylist
Parlour 308
Carol Eklund

Salon Vanity
Hannah Chilton

Hair Stylist
Carol Eklund
Parlour 308

Sewing & More

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