Galway Down Temecula Wedding! – Andrianna & Frank

Galway Down Temecula Wedding! – Andrianna & Frank

Hello everyone! For today’s wedding feature, I am highlighting Adrianna & Frank’s gorgeous Temecula wedding.

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For their venue, they chose Galway Downs in Temecula. It is so magical there! Trees, horses, nature, and land everywhere you look! Their rustic theme matched the venue perfectly.

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I am so happy I was able to be a part of this wedding.

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See the big glass pane garage style door in the photo below?  Talk about a GRAND entrance.  The guests sat in their seats with jaws dropped as the beautiful glass door elegantly opened up in a V-shape form and the entire bridal party entered to join the reception!

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Flowers: Desiree Carol Special Events

Venue: Galway Downs in Temecula

Photography: Mike Arick Photography

Videography: Sun Beat Films

Love this wedding? Check out this amazing rustic SoCal wedding.

More photos from the beautiful day below:

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Natural History Museum Wedding! – Simon & Savannah

Natural History Museum Wedding! – Simon & Savannah

Hi Everyone! Happy Wednesday! Here is a look at one of my favorite weddings.

 

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There’s nothing better than witnessing young love! Working with Simon and Savannah was an absolute dream. They were so cute, young, and in love.

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They both had a love of dinosaurs which ended up setting the theme for their wedding!

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To go with their love of dinosaurs, they chose the Natural History Museum as their venue!

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It was so fun creating with them.  They gave me free rein and were extremely accepting of all of my ideas!

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Thank you so much, Simon and Savannah, for letting me help you create your perfect day!

Take a look at one of my favorite SoCal February Weddings here!

Full Coordinator and Florist: Desiree Carol Special Events

Photographer: Barry HackettHitched Photo  

Venue: Natural History Museum

Keep scrolling for more stunning photos from their wedding day:

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February Wedding! – Ray & Erin

February Wedding! – Ray & Erin

Hi everyone! Happy February! Who else feels like things are finally back to normal after the holiday crazies?! I know I do! January was such a “catch-up” month, and then once February rolled around it’s like, “Okay, 2019, let’s do this!”.

So, in honor of February, I want to reflect back on a wedding from February a few years ago! The couple, Ray and Erin, were absolutely amazing to work with and the day turned out to be a dream!

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However, it did not start out that way. The original ceremony was planned to take place outside at a beautiful Southern California marina called The Plaza. That was until it started to pour rain. And this rain was like anything I’ve ever seen before! It turned out to be the biggest rainstorm Southern California has seen since the 1980s!

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Thankfully we were able to throw up a tent and move the ceremony indoors because the show must go on!

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Ray and Erin were so happy with how everything turned out, and they were so in love that nothing could ruin their big day, not even the most unfortunate weather circumstances since 1980!

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Everything turned out absolutely beautifully. PLUS we had the romantic sounds of the rain pitter-pattering outside in the background.

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Life truly is what you make of it!

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xo Des

Full Coordinator and Florist: Desiree Carol Special Events

Photographer: True Bliss Photo

Venue: The Plaza at Cabrillo Marina

Here are a few more photos from the beautiful day!

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Leftover Turkey Quesidilla’s with Jalapeno Cranberry Sauce

Like most people, I look at my huge container of left over turkey and think….what am I going to do with this stuff!  So I came up with this magical recipe that has become a post holiday MUST have at our house and only takes minutes to make!  Here it is:

What you need:

For the Quesadilla’s:

  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tortillas
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Shredded Leftover Turkey

For the Cranberry Sauce:

  • 1 Can Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 Chopped Fresh Jalapenos
  • 1/4 Bunch Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1/4 Cup Craisins and/or Raisins
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

The Quesadilla’s:

Pretty basic.  Assemble your quesadilla.  Add your cheese and turkey to your tortillas.  Butter your pan and grill to perfection!

The Cranberry Sauce:

I actually doctor up my cranberry sauce for the actual holiday meal.  Combine all ingredients except the jalapenos and cilantro and voila.  BEST CRANBERRY SAUCE EVER!!!!  It goes great with turkey, ham, and pretty much anything else.  Then, for my quesadillas, I take the cranberry and add the cilantro and jalapenos.  Stir and serve!

Bon Appetit!

– Des

Who is Love.Marriage.BabyCarriages – PLUS: A Holiday Giveaway!

Hi All!  Welcome to my BLOG and thank you so much for taking the time to read and follow me!  For my first post, I would like to take a little time to introduce who I am, what it is I do, and my intentions with this blog.  Welp, here we go!!!

LOVE:  I LOVE all things beautiful!  Pretty much, anything that make me happy or the people around me.  This portion could cover a wide range of topics: beauty tips, local hot spots, decor, party spots, etc.  All the fun stuff!

MARRIAGE: Dual fitting.  I am a certified event planner and florist in Southern California.  I single handedly started Desiree Carol Special Events almost a decade ago.  Weddings are my passion!  I love helping peoples dreams come true on one of the biggest days of their lives!  Stressful, at times.  Rewarding, ALWAYS!   Secondly, I am married!  My husband, Mark, is a fire fighter for LA City (That is him proposing on the right…I know….score!!!)  On top of that he is my best friend, smart, funny, and I may be a little biased….but super handsome as well!

BABY CARRIAGES:  I think you can guess where this one is going….yep…I am a mommy!!!  I have two adorable children aged 2 and 4 currently.  Mason, my oldest, is  a horseback riding, animal loving, piano playing stud.  Charlee Joy, my youngest, is a total girly girl!  You will constantly catch her with a purse on her shoulder and a pair of moms shoes or jewelry accessorizing an outfit.

So in a nutshell, that is me!  Des.  I am a self employed mommy of two!  And I have quite a few tricks and tips up my sleeve!  So thank you in advance for following my blog!

In honor of my first post…..I present this holiday Give Away!  Super easy to win….head over to my Instagram page, love.marriage.babycarriages, click on my Holiday Giveaway post, and follow the directions from there!

Best of luck to all who enter!