The Aussie Experience

WOW.. if you haven’t been to Australia yet, I’ll go ahead and lead with: Everyone should take the chance to explore and visit that beautiful Country!

My sister and I got very lucky buying our tickets back in August 2018 (only 4 months ago!). We used Expedia, because that’s my go-to site for bookings. And in total, our flights came out to $632 each (round trip). Such a deal!

As for why we chose Australia, was because our Uncle Erik moved to Australia just 10 days before my sister, Kylie, was born back in 1997. He has never come back to the States since! So we felt it was time for my sister and Uncle Erik to meet, and for him & I to reunite!

Our first group photo! Uncle Erik wore yellow so we could spot him in the airport, haha!

Our first group photo! Uncle Erik wore yellow so we could spot him in the airport, haha!

After a long 23 hours of flying, and an hour layover in Shanghai, China, we arrived in Sydney on Friday December 7 around 9:30am. And instead of going straight to sleep, we stayed up to make sure our transition was easier & faster. We had no time to spare for sleeping-in during this trip!

On our first day there, we ate delicious food at The Tuck Shop (a MUST try!), cut a Christmas tree down, decorated it, and finally by around 8:30pm, we were ready to sleeeeeep! Oh-but no.. we made the mistake of opening Netflix on our laptop, and discovered ALL new shows (Australian shows) that we obviously haven’t seen before! So we got sucked in to watching a new series called Tidelands and another one called Lucifer. The clock was now officially ticking for us to finish these shows before returning home!

This was short lived though, we definitely fell asleep during the second episode.

Day two was very thrilling. We naturally woke up around 4am and couldn’t go back to sleep. Lucky for us though, it was a big day! We went to Hunter Valley (the Napa Valley of Australia) on Harley’s, which was about an hour & half drive from Kellyville (where my Uncle lives). We attached my new GoPro Hero 7 (Black) to the top of my helmet and hit the road at 9am.

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We ate lunch in this adorable Vineyard, visit some friends at Blackberry Hill Winery, and then cruised through some wineries to taste test the Hunter Valley Wines of Australia. So yummy!
I won’t bore you with the day to day details, but I WILL confirm that everyone should experience Australia at least once in their life! I was amazed every. single. day.

Here’s a list of things we did during this trip (and that I highly recommend!) :

  • Hunter Valley Wine Tasting. Drink away! There’s so many wineries! Totally reminds me of Napa Valley. Just… a little more humid.

  • Attend a Christmas Carols event during Summer. It’s where people of the town get together at a field and play music, hang out, drink, and let the kids run around while the school dance teams get on stage and perform. We had such a blast! There’s BBQ, ice cream trucks, carnival games & rides, the fire department to make you feel safe (and to check out here and there.. *wink). They end the night with a bunch of fireworks, just to top it all off!

  • Hike to Barrenjoey Lighthouse. Just a heads up, this is a steep climb! But SO worth it! There are two hike options: one that zig-zags up the hill at a grade 2 level, or there’s the stairs option that goes straight up the hill at a grade 3 level. We went with the easier one of course. :) Once you’re at the top, walk around the cliff sides and check out the stories, burial ground, charred trees from lightning, and the lighthouse grounds. If you’re lucky, you can see the cast and crew filming Home & Away on the beach as you hike up. And if you don’t know what that is.. it’s basically a 30+ season drama tv series based in..well, Australia that started in the late 1980’s!

  • Swim at Palm Beach (near the lighthouse) just on the opposite side of where they film H&A (also called North Beach).

  • Self guide yourself through some Pubs in Sydney. We spent 4 days in a Hostel in the Chippendale area of Sydney. Every single day we would wake up (early) and walk in different directions to hit different cafe’s, brekky spots (that’s “breakfast”), pubs, you name it. It was so much fun! We usually had to walk back to the Hostel for a mid-day nap, then start again before sunset. To name a few spots we loved: Concrete Jungle Cafe, The Upside Cafe, Broadway Pub, The Broadway Crown, and Harbor Heights. The hostel we stayed at was called Mad Monkey Backpackers on Broadway. It was a perfect location and central to the city. It’s also right across the street from Victoria Park! We took a nice stroll through there, it was adorable!

  • Definitely check out the Sydney Opera House! We walked there.. which ended up being a mile & half from our Hostel. But they do have Uber & taxis out there. They also have plenty train, bus, or railway transportation options. Very easy to get around out there! Also, while you’re at the Opera House, go down into the Opera Bar and get yourself a drink with a nice view! It’s a little pricey, but I mean.. it’s worth at least one drink.

  • The Bridge Climb. Ohhh the Bridge climb. We didn’t get to do ours unfortunately. We had visit at a time of lightning/tropical storms. So we had a few hot days then usually cloudy and sometimes rainy days. Still worth it to check that out though! I’ve never experienced tropical storms like that, so I definitely wasn’t climbing an unfamiliar bridge.. during that time. But there’s always next year!

  • Blue Mountains State Park. Hike to see the Three Sisters monument! So gorgeous! And the story is quite interesting. Apparently there used to be seven sisters… but you have to read the story to understand it. ;) There’s also a ton of waterfalls, steep steps, and some sketchy carved out sandstone paths. It gets a little nuts, but worth the view! Just stay within the rope lines, you’ll be fine.

  • Hike to Glow Worm Tunnel. Ohhhh my gosh this was AMAZING! First off, you have to drive on the WORST dirt road for 30 km before you finally get to the parking area. Glow Worm Tunnel Rd is the bumpiest, non-maintained dirt road I’ve ever been on. So many potholes! Be sure to drive an SUV or large vehicle! Once you’re on the walking path it’s a 20 minute hike to the tunnel entrance. You go inside and as the tunnel starts to curve, you begin to lose light. And once that light it gone, it is pitch blaaaaaack in that tunnel. We used our cell phones for light, but my goodness it was dark! A few tips for this trip: be sure to bring water & food, there’s nothing nearby; have a torch (in America this is called a flashlight) available, and some good hiking shoes. The terrain is wet, and you’re hiking through a gorgeous rainforest once you get to the other side. So be sure to go prepared. Also, when in the tunnel, and you’re at the darkest part of the tunnel: stop, turn off your torch, close your eyes for 20 seconds, then open and look around. It’s the most amazing sight! Little glow worms create stars in the darkness and you literally feel like you are just standing in outer space. It’s stunning.

  • Taronga Zoo. It was our last day, and I was desperate to hit the zoo before we left. Due to weather conditions, we didn’t get the chance to go while we were staying in Sydney. So we saved it for last. Originally the weather had said that it was going to be cloudy with a chance of rain. So I brought my wet weather jacket and my backpack full of the necessities. We’re also allowed to bring our own food & drink so we definitely packed accordingly. ;) However…. it ended up being the HOTTEST day for us. I got a massive sunburn from lack of sunscreen application and literally sweating every bit of water from my body. LOL it was nuts though. I think we were both exhausted already too, so it was just a much harder trek than we thought. If you go to Taronga, plan to walk a bit! The zoo is huge and has a lot of paths. We did enjoy seeing all the animals! They’re so pretty! I love exotic animals.

A few places we didn’t get to see, but are on our list for next year:

  • Byron Bay

  • Bondi Beach

  • Melbourne

  • Drive north to Queensland (also where the new Netflix series Tidelands is filmed!)

  • Inland to the Outback

  • Jenolan Caves

I can literally list SO many things. But honestly, just do everything that you want! It’s a gorgeous Country, especially in the state of New South Wales.

Check out some photos from my trip below!

Off to the Land Down Und-ah!

Hello Friends + Family + Colleagues!

I am currently traveling to Australia with my sister until December 23rd, 2018.

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I will not be available by phone, but I will frequently check in on my emails and get back to you as soon as I can. Wifi is limited, so please be patient with me! I am also +19 Hrs ahead of Pacific time while there. 

I will be returning back to the states on December 22, but will not be scheduling meetings until after Christmas. 

If this is a new inquiry, or you are looking to get a quote for services, please stand by - I WILL get back to you soon! 

Feel free to follow me on my travels!

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Thank you all for your time, patience, love, and kindness. 

Cheers to the Holidays, and a New Year!

The BIG Fat GREEK Wedding!

Christine & David’s BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING was absolutely stunning!

I have to admit, I was extremely nervous. I had to make sure this day was PERFECT! Not only was this a friend I went to High School with, but also a childhood bestie to my friends, my first time hosting a Greek wedding, and also.. at a Greek Orthodox Church! I was definitely nervous!

But once we got things going, and the day carried away with all the festivities, I was so satisfied with how everything came out! Watching everyone have a total blast melted my heart.

Cheers to you Christine & David! You two are amazing!

Check out some sneak peeks from Quianna Marie Photography!

The Barns Grand Opening!

Had a BLAST at the Grand Opening of The Barns at Cooper Molera in Monterey!

PERFECT location, central to everything. I can’t wait for the new season to start!

Also ran into some of the best vendors at the grand opening, and really looking forward another year working alongside these gems!

Luckily, my good friend Quianna (Quianna Marie Photography) was there to capture some AWESOME images! Here’s a few sneak peaks, but catch the full blog and album by Clicking Here!

Jeepin' Through Oregon!

THE BEGINNING

When you read this story, always keep in mind that I have a tendency to break off into tangents.. so forgive me now!

I'll keep this part simple. This all started back in November 2017 when Southwest Airlines was having their $54 one-way fares to locations around the US. I saw the Ad several times, and continued to scroll. But then there was that one time... that one time you get a quick idea in your head, like "what if... I went to Denver." Or, "what if I went to San Diego.." (since I’ve never been). I tend to do this often. I love to look up destinations, map out fun journeys, and check out unique restaurants and hole-in-the-wall eateries. Maybe one day I could become a food blogger and run around cities inhaling the tacos from food trucks -- Calm yourself, Megan, you're getting ahead of yourself already. Alright so it all started with the 'what if' moment. I clicked the Ad, went to the drop down menu and scrolled to see what options I had. I mean, let's be real, there's maybe a good 3 to 4 cities on there that caught my attention. But for some reason, I was attracted to the idea of going into Portland.

I want to say it was the combo of wanting to get-away (see what I did there Southwest, wink) and the fact my youngest sister just started college at OSU - so why not, right?

Checked my calendar. Winter season for me lasts until end of February... so boom. February 8-12th it was. I booked my flight with Conrad (the bf) for $107 total (each) round-trip, and put it in the calendar. It was set. 

Two months pass..... and I barely had plans laid out. Confession: A good two weeks before we flew out, I started to actually get my butt in gear and started planning out our trip. Now, let me tell you: BEFORE we got to Portland, I had mapped out several AirBnB locations, hotels, and VRBO options for us to stay at nightly. However, this completely shifted upon arrival to Portland Airport (PDX).  

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Courtesy of MapQuest

So there it is. Our five day, four night travel route through the western side of Oregon. I started Yelp'ing food options, breweries, places to see. I checked other bloggers pages, looked at people's recommendations for low-key spots. I did some hardcore researching, let me tell ya. 

THE TRIP

DAY ONE: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2018

We landed in Portland around 1:00pm on Thursday. Pilot was generous enough to let us know that it was cloudy and 44, so it was apparently nice day. Let's be realistic, in California, as most of us know - 44 degrees is a chilly night in the winter. So it was a different type of cold outside here in Portland!

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Conrad and I, mid-flight

We grabbed our bags and head over to Enterprise where I had reserved us a "Standard" vehicle for the drive. After jumping through a couple hoops, I gave the attendant my card for payment, and he says "USAA, huh? Did you book us through them?" 

"....No, actually I booked you through your site." 

"Oh honey, I'm going to cancel this reservation for you, trust me, go take a seat and reserve us again through USAA. I promise it will be worth it," he was so confident, so of course I did it. 

Around 10 minutes later I finished and went back to him with my card for payment and a new reservation number. He pulls up the account and sure enough, we saved over $60 and upgraded to a larger "Full Size" vehicle. He processes our paperwork and sends us upstairs where the cars are. We got lucky enough to meet someone who showed us to our nice Cadillac.. something. It looked like a nice car! But then she asked us what we were doing in Portland, and I told her about our fun half-planned full circle that we're about to do. She informs us that "if we're going to be hitting the National Forests and Crater Lake, we should consider a 4x4 vehicle" and points to a gorgeous new(er) charcoal gray Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. I was so sold. We upgraded again (for only $80 more the whole weekend), jumped in the car and took off. As we hit the road to Tillamook, Conrad and I fell in love with the car, and quickly realized the size of this beast. We could definitely camp out of it if we wanted.... 

So we pondered and thought about it - within seconds we agreed it would be so worth it! 

The road to nowhere...

The road to nowhere...

I started as driver of the journey for the first leg of the trip. We followed our map and went straight for Tillamook to make sure we get to the Cheese Factory before they close (which was actually not until 6pm, we had plenty of time). 

About halfway into the trip, we came across this nice pull-over area in the Tillamook National Forest where people could stop and stretch, take pictures, whatever. I chose to pull off because it looked like there was this road on the side of the parking area that could maybe lead us to some cool viewpoint. I started driving up the road, further and further into the clouds, and smaller the road. First off, the potholes in this road were craters. MASSIVE holes - I should have just turned back then. But nope, that's not very normal of me. I kept driving further and further.. and the road got smaller and smaller..

 
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Fortunately nothing crazy happened. Unfortunately, this road was super slick from the mud, so I had to do a 6-point turn to make sure we didn't slide off the side of the hill. Obviously I didn't (because I'm a damn good driver) so we went back down the path and got back on the main road. Come to find out it was in fact not a road, it's a hiking path that I just drove up. So no cool viewpoint this time.

<--- Oops. 

Hey what's a good adventure without a little detour, huh!? ;) We carried on and finally landed at our destination. 

 

The Tillamook Cheese Factory

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My recommendation: TRY THE GRILLED CHEESE and dip that amazingness into their tomato soup. Ohhhhh-em-gee #noregrets people! BEST I've had yet! We ate at their cafe, then went over and shopped at their cheese store. We learned how cows make milk.. and a little bit about how cheese is created. We left there with a bag of Colby Jack Tillamoo's and a block of medium cheddar. Yum yum yum.

Oh and before we hit the road to our next stop... I got me a picture in the Tillamook Cheese Bus... 

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The next stop on the itinerary was a Brewery just minutes from the cheese factory: Pelican Brewery. We stopped in for a couple of their beers, and an awesome chat with the bartender who gave us a great tips on places to see while we're in Oregon! 

After that, we cruised down highway 101 until the sun was no longer visible. It was already a cloudy day, so it was a quick sunset on day one! 

We then cut across Siskiyou National Forest to close out our night in Salem, Oregon - the state's capital. We got into town around 7 or 8pm, so we drove around to see what we could do in a big city up here. Thanks to my handy Yelp App, I came across this little place called The Victory Club in downtown. It took us a good 10 minutes to even find it, and we were very close to letting that one go to find something easier! But luckily the security guy on duty that night took the long route to the bathrooms and ran into us. He asked if we were lost (because I clearly probably looked it) and then guide us to the Victory Club. Yayyy success! I ordered whatever beer the bartender recommended (which btw: I couldn't tell you a single beer that I drank on this trip - sorry) and also 2 chicken tacos to settle my hungry belly! Delicious! Nothing short of satisfied! We also happened to hit this place on Thursday night Karaoke - so we had some awesome entertainment as well! 

After filling up on yummies, we head out to a local 24 hour fitness to clean up and prep for our first night on the road. If ever a time that my gym membership came in handy - it was this time. 

DAY TWO: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2018

We woke up in Salem around 7 am to start the next leg of the journey. Today was the day I get to see my youngest sister at Oregon State University, and then we planned on driving up to Crater Lake around sunset. So we hit the road after grabbing that morning coffee. The distance from Salem to Corvallis is actually quite short - 45 minutes-ish. Though I believe it would be shorter if the speed limit on the freeway was 65.. or 70 mph (it was always fluctuating between 50 - 65 mph). It's a much slower lifestyle outside of the Bay Area, and it's funny how surprised we all get when we're forced to slowwww downnn a bit. 

Anyways, we got into Corvallis around 10:45 am and toured ourselves through the town and school to see what it was all about. It was a very cute town with a lot of brick housing (which I LOVE!). We met my sister, Melly, around noon, after her class was out. Touring her dorm room was awesome, but the Chi Omega sorority she's in, was WAY cool! The girls have such a beautiful house with so much space! Really made me reminisce on the good days... not really, but it reminded me of those days I used to party at SJSU! Good times, friends, good times! After walking the school, we went and ate at this common spot (which we saw in basically every city) called McMenamin's

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After grubbing and relaxing a bit, we hit the road for our next adventure: Crater Lake. I was SO excited to get there. It honestly took us somewhere between 3-4 hours to get into the mountain that the lake is on. But this is also where things got a little… unexpected!

Sun had just set and the roads were very dark. Not paying attention to the road closures - we head straight for the North Gate entrance in hopes we could make it to Rim Village for our overnight stay. I had this whole idea in my head that we could camp overnight at Rim Village, then wake up and hike the Lake at sunrise. Nope. Not tonight at least! As we turned left at the road leading to Rim Village (the Northern gate entrance), we slammed on our breaks as we noticed.. the gate was closed, and the snow had not been plowed AT ALL on this road. There was absolutely no way we were getting to the Lake this way.

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With NO service, I looked at my handy paper map and calculated it would take us maybe another hour and half to get allll the way around the lake to the South entrance. At this point, it was super late and we were completely unsure with what to do. However… I was not leaving without seeing Crater Lake!

We drove around 10 miles backwards and slept overnight at a small rest stop that we had seen on the road.

SO WORTH IT!

Even though it was maybe 12 degrees outside when we woke up - we still made our trek up to the Lake.

DAY THREE: SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2018

We drove the hour and a half around the Lake to the Southern entrance and made it to the top of Crater Lake before they opened the property up to tourists. It was unreal. The air was so cold and made it extremely hard to breath. Wind was a whopping 30 mph up there, and winter was definitely in full swing! But we still did it (taking breaks to go back to the car to avoid freezing).

Conrad even resort to some socks as gloves because it was too cold to look for his other gloves. (see below!)

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After taking a handful of photos and freezing while stomping through the snow, we finally head out to get to our next destination: Bend, Oregon. It honestly took a good 15 minutes for my fingers to gain some feeling again. But that’s okay :) Worth itttt!

This was when we started making random stops at random locations along the road, just so we can get a feel for the nature out there! We stopped at this little view that overlooked a river, which was really neat!

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Once in the town of Bend, we hit up the first food spot that caught our attention on Yelp, called Bangers & Brews. We were so hungry!

What did I have? You got it - an total Banger… and a local Brew. :)

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We cruised through Bend for a little bit, hitting up some local spots and enjoying the gorgeous (much warmer) weather after being at Crater Lake all day. Then when the time was right, we hit the road again, and hoped to make it to Mt. Hood National Forest around sunset. Which… we almost did!

We instead got to see the sun set behind Mt. Hood as we got closer, and boyyyy was that a sight to see! Instead, we pulled over and watched this insane orange and pink sunset behind the snow-covered Mt Hood, and then continued the journey after.

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After a climbing through the Mt. Hood National Forest, we decided to stop at a little lodge in the mountain and sleep overnight in the parking lot till morning. Another longgg chilly night!

DAY FOUR: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11, 2018

We woke up and head straight through the other side of the hill so we could go chase waterfalls down the Columbia River Gorge. This.. was.. SO FUN! We looked up all the biggest waterfalls, then hiked to each of them - making sure to capture a polaroid and a backpack pin to show our successes!

We then crossed over the Bridge of the Gods into Washington so we could cruise along the Gorge into Vancouver.

With one night left on this trip, we ended up going into Portland for our last night, and basically stalked every block for the taco trucks, and local favorites. We agreed to spend our remaining fund (from the trip) on tons of small bites and brews that Portland had to offer. I was so stuffed!

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DAY FIVE: MONDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Well.. after all that food, we literally slept as if we were comatose. But I have to admit again.. it was totally worth it! We ordered small portions of different foods that way we could try more and more! But as you can see in several of my selfies, I was exhausted and happy to be heading home.

Before our flight at 1pm, we took a drive through Portland to check out the beautiful housing, structures, and parks. We ended up at the view that overlook the entire city. Then we head over to the Airport.. dropped off my favorite rental car, and flew back to San Jose.

Total trip miles driven: 1,081

I highly recommend this trip to anyone!

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A Redwood Wedding

Scanning through photos and getting super hyped about an upcoming collaboration with the talented and fun

Christy McCarter Photography!

Check out these amazing photos from Olive & Clark's wedding in Corralitos, California, on October 7, 2017.

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Venue | Redwood Hideaway, Corralitos, CA

(please inquire if interested in getting venue information!)

Photographer | Christy McCarter Photography

Videography | ByDesign Films

Hotel Room Blocking | Paradox Hotel, Santa Cruz

Rentals | Alexis Party Rentals 

Additional Rentals | Celebrations

DJ | Denon & Doyle

Florals | DIY

Hair & Make Up | Bun Bun Bridal

Catering provided by Organicopia

Designed & Coordinated by | BluBook Events

Hey There, Gorgeous! What's Your Name!?

Friends & Family, meet my business partner,

Cynthia Doan! 

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My partner in crime (& in weddings), a bestie, and co-founder; she's the mastermind behind the computer. She handles all the conferences, e-mails, finances, bookings, and more - Cynthia is literally the butter to my bread! ;) 

Though she's a forever lover of her two pups, her and the Hubby also brought a beautiful, perfect little life into this world, Miss Colette! She's the cutest baby, and recently turned one year old! I have truly enjoyed watching her grow over the last 13 months. It's really such a crazy experience hearing and seeing her learn noises, colors, and movements. Shoot, I can only imagine how Cynthia and Chris feel as first time parents! It's a beautiful thing <3

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We became friends a little over two and a half years ago when our paths crossed several times. We met for coffee (philz in Los Gatos!) and found that we had/have a lot of common interests. It honestly only took us a few days to puzzle together our plans and thoughts - to then find that we could become The BluBook Events. I look back now and laugh at allll the late nights we spent at her house, making little decor items, prepping for bridal faire's, booking any opportunity we got. We drank wine and more wine, and traveled near and far. Oh gosh such an awesome experience learning the world of business with this lady! I enjoy every minute of it! 

Why The BluBook Events?

I hear this question often, and I love to tell people the story! 

Cynthia's personal business was called Petal Events prior to us collaborating together. I was, at the time, The Little BluBook. So when we decided to merge our work - we combined the two to become one company. The "Blu" comes from my name. My family has always called me Blue while growing up (and still), so that's why I've always called these journeys and adventures: my BluBook! There's also a reason for why I removed the 'e' but I'll save that for another blog ;) 

Cynthia (being the perfect soul) wanted to keep the name, so we merged together and called it The BluBook Events! 

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
— Jack Welch

Winter Wedding Vibes

FIRST OFF let's shout out to Lynna & Jeff for their amazing, fun, and absolutely unforgettable wedding day/night! 

To be completely honest... this was my first TRUE experience with a full Tea Ceremony and Family Games. Have you ever experienced that yet? Well, let me tell ya - it was EVENTFUL! We watched and laughed (and sometimes cried) as Jeff had to conquer these challenges and games in order to get to Lynna at the top of the stairs. Then after some family photos on the stairs, they immediately started the actual Tea Ceremony where the new couple (bride & groom) hands tea to each couple youngest to oldest (or vice versa..). Once that was finished, we all load up into the shuttles and head out to Hakone Gardens for the traditional ceremony! 

The grounds were absolutely perfect. Weather couldn't have been better. It was just perfect.

To keep things super interesting - our gorgeous bride, Lynna, changed into FOUR different dresses this day! All of which included: Red Chinese ceremony dress, traditional white American ceremony dress, a stunning red reception dress, then a 'party like the night never ends' dress (which was the free-ing 'get as low as you want' dancing dress)! ALL were the most beautiful dresses! 

To keep the night even more interesting, the guests played two very funny and entertaining games: the shoe game and the musical chairs scavenger hunt. Oh goodness, I am so serious when I tell you that this was SUCH a blast. Everyone was already a few drinks in, which is always helpful ;) so the challenge was accepted by many - and the games were ON! There was Lion Dancing, MirMir photo booth, a three-tiered special cake, a 7 course Dim Sum dinner meal, a hilarious mannequin challenge, and open bar till midnight. 

By the time this evening ended, everyone was ready for bed! Such a success! I look forward to hosting more wedding like theirs. Traditional yet modernized, unique, fun, and unforgettable. 

#TuShadesOfMueller ;)

Cheers to another beautiful year Lynna & Jeff! 

(scroll for vendor list!)

VENDOR LIST:

Photography & Videography | Isaac & David from Focused Journey Media (all images above provided by FJM)

Planner | BluBook Events

Photobooth | MirMir Photobooth (out of LA)

Floral Centerpieces | Dubon Floral 

Floral Personals | Linny's Floral

Linens & Decor | Fine Linen Creations

Cake & Cheesecakes | Not Just Cheesecakes (Debbie)

DJ | Kevin Combs from Elite Entertainment

Cocktail Hr Catering | Molly at Organicopia

Dinner | Dynasty Restaurant San Jose

Hair & MU | Miranda at Love and Artistry

VENUES:

Hakone Gardens, Saratoga CA 

Dynasty Restaurant, San Jose CA 

Tea Ceremony located at private residence

Hotel accommodations booked through Beverly Heritage Hotel

Spring Wedding 2017

It was a true honor helping

Alex & Andre Macapinlac

April 24, 2017

Jeffrey Fung Photography

Jeffrey Fung Photography

It's not often we get to stray too far from our normal wedding locations, but this one was so unique and gave the cozy feel of being at a huge family barbecue with a little extra sass ;) 

Alex & Andre were set on having a comfortable, fun, relaxing wedding day. And it was exactly that!! They had open bar, buffet style food laid across a whole banquet table (provided by Golden Harvest!), and plenty of space for grubbing and dancing! 

Photography by:
Jeffrey Fung Photography
Megan Burton at The BluBook Events

Location: Sanborn County Park, Saratoga, CA

Welcome to Our New Site!

Hello Everyone!!

Thank you all for your patience through the Holidays as I remodeled and updated our site a bit. I slacked SO hard last year on updating our site! Browse around! We've updated most of our pages to reflect many memories made with our 2017 Newlyweds! 

While many photos are still filtering in from some talented photographers, I wanted to announce that I will be blogging a little more (whaaaat!). I know.. I'm not much of a blogger, but now that I'm a proud owner of a new MacBook Air and a little more time in my days, I figure - share my fun experiences with you all as we get started with a busy 2018! 

First I would like to introduce myself!

My name is Megan Burton, and I am a partner in The BluBook Events.

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That's me! I am a Designer, Planner, Marketing/Web Manager, and DIY'er for the Company as well! I truly love designing decor, making dreamcatchers, and watching Netflix. I spent 8 years in the military before coming back to the good ol' Bay Area (San Jose) to follow my passion in the event industry. When I'm not at events on the weekends, I'm probably at home designing something.. all while holding a glass of red wine in my hand. :) 

Or... you can find me loving every dog that crosses my path! Thanks to Christy McCarter for capturing this funny behind the scenes moment with Olive & Clark's new pup, Rayna. 

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Oh by the way... I wear a fanny pack on wedding day ;) 

Well.. that's enough about me for now! More to come as we're just getting started with 2018! 

Cheers Friends,

Meg

Follow Me on Instagram

@theemegan_b

 

March Greenery With A Blossoming Scenery

Introducing Jenna & Tim Auer! 

March 25, 2017

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Sharing this day with them was such a blessing. Their love was so pure, and truly inspiring! Tim is an amazing photographer, who used some of his favorite photos of animals all over the world, as the table assignments! In fact, many of his photos have been featured on National Geographic! 

To see his amazing work, go to https://www.4b.io

Here are some of the photos I took from the wedding day!