Northern California Wedding Planner | Glam Barrel Room Wedding

It’s Friday and we can’t help but share wedding eye-candy with you! This gem is from a June wedding where we helped plan & design an amazing celebration for David & Kera. The planning process was an absolute blast and we are so lucky to have had Kera as a client and a friend!

The event was a success due to all of the work from a great team of creatives, and thanks to Shannon Rosan Photography for these beautiful images!


PHOTO @shannonrosan
CINEMA @necranias_dream_art
PLANNING @530bride
DECOR @wedodesigns
FLORAL DESIGN @north_bloom
CATERING @bacio_chico
VENUE @almendra_winery
GOWN @kinsleyjamescouturebridal
CAKE @lovelylayerscakery
DJ @elitesounddj
Hair @cortneyriegel
MAKEUP @garchimede

Northern California Wedding Planner | Open House at The Palms

We were so excited to participate in the open house event at The Palms in Chico, under new management of the amazing team at WeDo Designs. It was so fun to chat with couples and to catch up with some of our favorite local wedding pro’s! {Here’s a few pics that we snapped on our phones, can’t wait to see the professional images from the evening!}

Make sure to check out The Palms and these local wedding professionals for all of your wedding needs! The Wedding DJ // Cambray Rose // Special Times Catering // Ranalla Photo & Film // Flowers by Rachelle // Shuberts // Bacio Catering

Northern California Wedding Planner | IronGate Garden Inn Wedding Venue

Chico’s newest wedding venue Irongate Garden Inn is officially booking weddings for the 2019 & 2020 season and we couldn’t be more thrilled that we will be spending a lot more weekends there planning amazing weddings. Owners Krista and Neal worked so hard to make this property perfect for weddings and they took the time to connect with the local wedding professionals to gain feedback on what our couples need. We wanted to show you some of our favorite elements of the venue!

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The stone courtyard has given us #allthefeels since the first time I walked through the property and I just knew that wedding magic was going to happen here. In fact this courtyard has seen many weddings under former management years ago, but what is most amazing is that Krista and Neal have brought it back to shine even brighter than its’s former glory.

The beautiful landscaping and paths around the property make you feel as if you are in the secret garden tucked away, and what better for a first look photo! We were honored to plan the first official wedding at Iron Gate Garden Inn, photos captured by Samantha McPherrin Photography

Flowers by Little Red Hen Floral & More // Images by  Samantha McPherrin Photography

Flowers by Little Red Hen Floral & More // Images by Samantha McPherrin Photography

If you’re engaged and looking for an outdoor wedding venue in Butte County please contact us and we can arrange a site visit for you. We would love to help you bring your ideas together for your wedding day!

~ Happy Planning!


Lounge A Go-Go | Featured Vendor on The 530 Bride

Vintage Event Rental, Butte County 


Here at The 530 Bride, cookie cutter weddings are just not our gig.  So when I was introduced to the folks with Lounge A Go-Go, I had to learn more! Lounge A Go-Go is a vintage trailer available to rent for your wedding or special event.  "Lounge a-go-go provides a unique, enjoyable mobile solution for your get-together needs." Yea they had me at the vintage trailer, the rest of the amenities are just a bonus! 

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Amenities Include:

  • Comfortable seating for 12 inside, plus awning covered area
  • Air Conditioning/Heating
  • Fridge
  • Wine cooler
  • Bose mini sound system
Image courtesy of  M Heart Photography

Image courtesy of M Heart Photography

 If vintage is your middle name, or you just want to have an awesome place to hang this is a pretty cool option.  Here are some possible uses:
- Spot for the guys to get ready & hang while you and the ladies are doing hair and makeup ( if he stays in here he won't be able to peek at you in your dress before the ceremony!)
- Rehearsal dinner bbq/lounge area which is great for the couples who don't have a venue that allows them to have the rehearsal there or those who don't plan on going to a restaurant after the ceremony rehearsal.  
- Bridal lounge
- Photo op for wedding party
- Bachelor party hang out
 & the list goes on!

For more information, contact Lounge A-Go-Go
Robert and Carolyn Engstrom
(530) 342-1053


~ Happy Planning! ~

White Hot Deal ~ Essence Photography

Around here we like to share good news & sweet perks with our readers! So tonight we want to get the word out about Essence Photography's special promotion for the month of February.  What better way to celebrate the month of love, than booking a fabulous photography package for your upcoming wedding.  Essence Photography will be including a free engagement session with EVERY wedding booked in the month of February (valued at $250!)  This includes a 1 hour session and 15 Enhanced Digital Negatives for you to use as you wish, such as save the dates, invitations, ceremony programs and more. Are you wanting to have a beautiful wedding album, but you aren't sure if it is in your budget?  Essence Photography is including a Free Custom Designed 10x10, 10 pages/20 side Wedding Album for all packages of $2,000 or more.  Don't forget you will also get your free engagement session!  Tell Essence Photography that you read about her promotion on The 530 Bride and get an instant upgrade to a 16page/32 side album, a value of $400. 

To sweeten the deal, for all packages of $2500 booked in the month of February, you will receive 1/2 off on your photo booth rental in addition to your free engagement session and wedding album! This includes a professionally run 2 hour long photobooth, with props provided for only $250!! (Regular price $500).  Photobooths make for a fun activity and a lasting memory for you and your guests not to mention all of the funny faces and props!

If you haven't already, make sure to check out Essence Photography's photo galleries and you will surely be impressed by all of those lovely images! Betsy Erickson, owner of Essence Photography has a way of adding something new and fresh while still capturing the beauty of the special moments.  Set up a consultation with Essence Photography today for this great promotion before it is too late!

Bridal Shower Trends ~ Perfume Design Events

The bridal shower is an opportunity for the Bride to be surrounded by her closest girlfriends and family members, while playing games, opening gifts, and talking a whole lotta' wedding!  The challenge for those who are planning the event, is to not only find the perfect date, time and location but to plan for some entertainment as well.Bridal shower games don't have to be the only source of fun, and a hot new trend is available right here in the "530" area! Perfume Design Events by Studio Parfum, offers a creative and fun element to bridal showers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties and other events.  The Bride and her guests will have the opportunity to create a personalized fragrance just like the stars!  Studio Parfum is a hit in Hollywood, and has recently been featured in the 2011 Enjoy Magazine for Northern California.

Perfume Design Parties are fun, for all ages, and affordable, and gives each guest something to personalized that they can use long after the bridal shower ends.  How does it work? First, book a party with Studio Parfum, by selecting one of their party packages or have a custom party created for your needs.  Your designer will show you some of the differences between the oils and allow each guest to choose the scents they like from the 20 essential oils offered, and combine scents until they have found the perfect blend!  All of the botanical oils are alcohol and water free, and are skin friendly.

Bridal Shower packages come with party favors, a variety of bottle sizes such as the .3 oz roll-top bottle that comes with a beautiful bag, which is great for keeping in your purse.  You will also get to keep your fragrance "recipe" so that you can easily re-create it in the future.  Interested in booking this fun party favorite? Just contact Carole with Studio Parfum for information and to book your party today. After booking an event with Studio Parfum, post it on our facebook wall for a chance to be entered into our next drawing!

Carole Thomas ~ 530-763-3467 Ask Carole about Perfume Workshops by Studio Parfum and upcoming events in Yuba City and the Chico area!

Featured Vendor ~ Sublime Cake Design

Sublime Cake Design is a new business to Redding, CA and for those of you who with a sweet tooth, listen up! I first met Wiley Saccheri a couple  months back and could see the passion he has for his craft!  As the owner of Sublime Cake Designs, he brings fresh designs to the table and offers a bright and modern storefront to the city of Redding. When you look through Sublime Cake Design's portfolio you will quickly see the creativity and playfulness of the cake decorators and that there really are endless possibilities with cakes. Weddings, Bridal & Baby Showers, Birthdays, Anniversaries and other events are all the perfect time to have a cake that captures the moment.


  3-D Cakes make a statement and are very memorable, what bride wouldn't want a Tiffany & Co. Cake? Amazing!

Cupcakes are great treats for events and have become an alternative for brides who want something different but still tasty!

Cupcakes can also make great favors for bridal showers and weddings.

With all of these tasty cupcake flavors, you can feel free to mix and match to give your guests choices but they might just want one of each!




Stop by Sublime Cake Design's Grand Opening on August 27th at 2550 Bechelli Lane in Redding,  from 10 AM to 4PM for free mini cupcakes all day long!
To sweeten the deal, enter the raffle for a$ 100 gift certifcate!You can always visit Sublime Cake Design's website, or stop by their Facebook page at

Let us know which cupcake flavor is your favorite!

WeDo Designs Showcase August 19th 2011

If you were one of the many brides who attended the WeDo Designs showcase at The Palms Pavilion, this will be a fun recap for you! If you weren't able to make it to the event we will let you know what you missed!  WeDo Designs offers affordable decor including luxury linens, centerpieces, dishes & flatware rentals, chair covers, uplighting, wall paneling and more.  For brides still in their planning stages, visiting a showroom that displays many different colors, textures, table settings and centerpieces will give you an idea of what you are drawn to. When guests arrived at the showcase they signed up to be entered into a drawing for luxury linens for up to 100 guests, provided by WeDo Designs.  There were also photo albums full of beautiful photos of designs and decor by WeDo Designs, that really shows the creativity and versatility of this company.  Guests enjoyed tasty treats by Bacio Catering and some refreshing punch provided by Holiday Inn.

Peacock feathers and deep blue tones grabbed the attention of guests right away! Every inch of the room had something interesting for your eyes, and I couldn't count how many times I heard brides say "Oh, I love that!"

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When it comes to linens, WeDo Designs carrries a multitude of colors and textures that can fit perfectly with any decor and color scheme.  One lucky showcase guest will win a set of luxury linens for up to 100 guests for their bridal shower or other event, so ladies and gentlemen make sure to stop by WeDo Design's Facebook page tomorrow evening at 5pm to find out who won! (Click here to visit the WeDo Designs Facebook page.)  The 530 Bride will keep you posted on other local events, and other chances to win great prizes and services.

Which table setting was your favorite? Let us know by leaving a comment here!

Featured Vendor ~ Jaz Events

Many brides spend some time reading bridal magazines and watching shows on T.V. like My Fair Wedding, or Platinum Weddings, and they may think that the beautiful weddings they see are beyond their reach.  We hope to show Northern California Brides that you have access to vendors that can create events that are magazine and t.v. worthy. Jaz Events is the go-to source for event furniture that can transform your venue, and make a lasting impression on your guests.  Offering both indoor and outdoor furniture, Jaz Events can help stage the furniture to flow with your venue and your decor.  Jaz Events can take the couple's vision and concept for the event and add their expertise which equates to some pretty cool events if you ask us.

As you can see the combination of the furniture and some uplighting can really create an exceptional atmosphere.   The ladies of Jaz Events think outside of the box, and offer an affordable way to style your venue and add that wow-factor you have been looking for.

Where do you start, you ask? Simply set up a consulation with Jaz Events to look through their catalogue and find the furniture that will suit your needs.  After considering thinks like the layout of your venue or party location, how many guests you are planning on having, the number of seating areas you would like, and the atmosphere you would like to create; Jaz Events will take it from there.

We asked about set-up and rental, and Jaz Events makes it easy.  They deliver the furniture, set-up/stage your event, and then pick it up after the event.  Pretty simple!  What we found impressive were all of the different furniture and staging options, and the endless possibilities you have at a very reasonable price.

You may have seen some of the lovely designs by Jaz Events at the January Chico Bridal Showcase, or the recent Open House at the Palms.  When you meet with Jaz Events it is very clear that these ladies love what they do, and take pride in their work! You can check out their portfolio of designs, or contact them to schedule a consultation by visiting their website at

Mark Your Calendars ~ WeDo Designs Showcase at The Palms on August 19th

We Do Designs is opening their showroom to you, and you won't want to miss out on seeing their beautiful work.  You will see a great mix of colors, textures and centerpieces that can complete your theme for Weddings, Bridal Showers, Corporate Events and more.

But wait, it gets better! Attend the event and you will have a chance to win a full set of linens for your event for up to 100 people.  Who could pass that up?  Contact WeDo Designs with any questions and we hope to see you there!

Win a Gift Basket from Amanda's Party Gals!

Our next awesome giveaway package is fromAmanda's Party Gals!

 A great idea to incorporate into a Bridal Shower or Bachelorette Party is having a Party Gal's consultant come to your house (or wherever you are hosting the shower/party). It is a fun and inexpensive option for having an awesome party that everyone will have a blast at!

Make Margaritas or Cosmo's, serve the Brides favorite snacks and make it a Slumber Party (see this post for Slumber Party ideas) or follow your Party Gal's party with a night on the town.

One of our readers will win a Fabulous Gift Basket from Amanda's Party Gals valued at over $150. To enter leave a comment on this, or any other post on The 530 Bride starting today and ending Tuesday, August 23rd. For your entry to be counted, please include your email address so we can contact you if you are the winner!

If you would like an extra entry to the contest, Visit Amanda's Party Gals on Facebook and Like her and tell her that we sent you!

The winner will be announced next Wednesday and will have 24 hours to reply claiming their prize before a new winner will be chosen.




Cocoon ~ A Resale Boutique

If you are looking for a nice addition to your closet like a cute pair of heels, jeans or maybe even some summer dresses, Cocoon is the place to go.

Shopping on a budget doesn't mean you can't splurge!  Set your own trends and find unique jewelry and accessories that can blend perfectly into your wardrobe.  Brides, find gifts for your bridesmaids here and give them something with character, history and charm just like your friendship!


The owner Summer O'Neil is someone who has passion for the community that she lives and works in, and she donates 10 percent of the stores profits to local charities.  On top of donating to charities, Summer also supports local Artists & Non-Profit Organizations, which is part of the appeal of the store. You will see the work of local artists, and other small vendors who each have something unique to bring to the table.


Kodo Fragrances is one of the local names you will find at Cocoon, they offer local, unique, hand-made perfumes.

We aren't the only ones who think Cocoon is doing something right, as they were featured in an article in The Upstate Business Journal, published in June of this year. (Click Here to Read Article)


Summer Dresses, Skirts, Jeans, Vests, Heels & Sandals are fashionable and affordable so you can keep up with the seasons and trends without breaking the bank.

Cocoon is located at 1431 Park Avenue, in Chico and is the place to go to Buy, Sell & Trade your clothes, accessories, furniture, household items, and other goods. Make sure to stop in during these business hours: Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 2pm Friday - 10am - 5pm Saturday - 11am - 6pm

You can find Cocoon on Facebook at or call (530) 343-5440 to find out more!

Lisa's Flor Decor

If you are looking for a florist you can depend on to take your floral arrangements and decor to the next level, chances are you have heard of Lisa Hunter and her amazing work. Lisa is the owner/operator of Lisa's Flor Decor and she puts her all into making your day, even more fabulous than you could have imagined. I can say this because she transformed me from a bride who wasn't into flowers, to the girl who couldnt take her eyes of her centerpieces at her wedding because they were breathtaking. With the help of her husband Greg, she constructs pillars, altars, aisle runners, flower boxes and anything else you can dream up. In addition to Weddings she can also be booked for Bridal Showers, Prom, Valentines Day, or any other special event.Dont take my word for it though just let her work speak for itself.

monogram made with moss!Black & White Wedding Wedding at The Palms