Life is full of important and exciting milestones and The Victorian House specializes in all aspects of wedding and event needs. We are a group of extraordinary wedding and event professionals that want to help couples with one of the most important days of their lives.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Michael and Son's Fine Jewelry: Victorian House Member Feature

There is one thing most married couples will truly take away from their wedding day. Of course you have photos, video, and memories, but the only thing you will surely see each day are your wedding bands. 

What if your fiance did not buy your engagement ring in a set? Or it is an heirloom? It can be very difficult to find a band that matches the beauty of your unique engagement ring. Michael & Son's Fine Jewelry is the perfect solution. In addition to their extensive selection of engagement rings and wedding bands, they have the ability to custom make items. You can bring in your engagement ring and work with their designers to create the exact piece you want. This sounds expensive. Don't fret, Michael and Son's is able to work within your budget to help you achieve the look you want.

Michael and Son's also has a wide variety of unique men's wedding bands. They even carry camouflage bands and other great options for the man who isn't particularly thrilled about classic jewelry.

Stop by their store located on the Reno Sparks Indian Colony or online to see all they have to offer.

camo men's wedding band

Additional Links
Michael and Son's Fine Jewelry
Michael and Son's Facebook
Michael and Son's Pinterest
The Victorian House

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Stylish Scribe: Victorian House Member Feature

How do you make a great first impression on your wedding guests? By making the first thing they see absolutely beautiful. The first thing your guests will see will be Save the Dates and Invitations. There are tons of options out there from DIY to Letterpress, but even with such a variety it can be difficult to find something that feels just right. A wedding invitation that not only conveys information, but displays the feel of your wedding and your personalities.

If only you could just pick and choose elements from invites you like to create just what you want. The Stylish Scribe can do just that. Jessica provides a custom design experience at a cost that makes her work accessible to anyone. The process can be as simple as selecting a design from one of her collections, or a consultation can be set up to create an invitation that is truly one of a kind. She can create the invitation of your dreams, within your budget.

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"Jessica is so talented and creative! She is incredibly patient and listens to every idea you have while creating your invitations, and it is truly amazing what she comes up with. The quality is unsurpassed and I am so grateful I found her! Can't wait to have her design more invitations and announcements for me in the future!"
Wedding Wire Review from Cambria

Additional Links
The Stylish Scribe
The Stylish Scribe Design Blog
The Stylish Scribe Etsy Store
The Victorian House

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

All About the Music DJ: Victorian House Member Feature

KC Bouchard of All About the Music DJ, has been spinning tunes professionally since 1988. His experience as a wedding and event DJ is best explained in his own words and the words of his clients and other professionals he works with.

"I have presided over more than 650 wedding receptions and hundreds of other parties and corporate events. That means there are more than 1300 people out there that I introduced for their first dance, watched cut their cake, and counted down as they tossed their flowers and garters. But more importantly, there are over 1300 people out there for whom I was able to make their reception all they had dreamed and more. It has been a privilege to be invited to be a part of all these special days and it is an honor and responsibility that I take very seriously...I believe that a good DJ should be able to get the dance floor packed by the music he plays, not by corny gimmicks or desperate urging."
Quote from KC Bouchard

"We hired KC as our wedding DJ and could not have made a better choice. He was recommended by friends in town who used his services last summer and I'm glad we listened. He took the time to meet with us and get a feeling for our personalities and helped to give us ideas of where to start music wise. Together we compiled a wedding profile with all of the music we wanted to hear (and didn't want to hear!). Day of, as the bride, I had could barely spare a minute to say hello before the ceremony, but everything went as smooth as possible! At the reception, he got everyone out on the dance floor and even stayed over the allotted time since everyone was having such a great time. You won't go wrong working with All About the Music...whatever the occasion may be!"
"KC from All About the Music DJ is so easy to work with. He does a great job of keeping our events on schedule and getting everyone on the dance floor. Not only is KC very easy to work with and always on time, he does exactly what an MC should do; guide the party without being overbearing. We love working with KC!"

As reviewers say, you can't go wrong hiring All About the Music for your wedding or event. KC truly strives to provide the best experience for his clients and their guests. Contact KC here for more info and to book.

reno tahoe dj

Additional Links
All About the Music DJ
All About the Music Blog
The Victorian House

Monday, January 21, 2013

Bright Indian Wedding: featured tablescape of the month

This month's featured tablescape is a vibrant Indian theme. The mix of bright pink, orange and teal look great against the purple linens and the touches of gold really convey the Indian feel. This exotic look could be used by couples of any heritage to add some spice to their big day.

pink and purple wedding

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We found these Christmas ornaments on sale and thought they would be perfect for the chair backs.
the stylish scribe
Ceremony programs with a handle help your guests keep cool pre-ceremony.
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Beautiful wedding invitation by The Stylish Scribe.
indian wedding centerpiece
An eclectic mix of the elephant, thrift store lantern, and authentic Indian jar keep the tables fun and interesting.

Photography provided by Zinser Photography, rentals and linen provided by Camelot Party Rentals, design by Take the Cake Events, stationary and invitations by The Stylish Scribe.

Additional Links
The Victorian House Website
The Victorian House Facebook Page
The Stylish Scribe
Take the Cake Events
Camelot Party Rentals
Zinser Photography

Friday, January 18, 2013

The best grilled cheese you'll ever have!

Here in Reno we are lucky enough to have the GourMelt Grilled Cheese Truck. It is a spectacular food truck that provides restaurant quality grilled cheese sandwiches and more. In addition to the variety of sandwiches on the menu like my favorite the UltiMelt (Cheddar, fontina, cream cheese on sourdough with a garlic Parmesan crust), they always have a great special to try ranging from sweet takes on the grilled cheese and even soups.

The third Thursday of each month GourMelt stops at The Victorian House at 216 Stewart Street in Reno (just behind the Discovery Museum) from 11am till 2pm. Great time to stop by to check out all The Victorian House vendors offer and eat a super yummy grilled cheese sandwich. Hope to see you there soon.

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zinser photography

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Photos provided by Zinser Photobooth.

Check out GourMelt's website for a full schedule of stops.

Additional Links
The Victorian House
GourMelt Grilled Cheese Truck
GourMelt Facebook Page

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Victorian House Chapel Pricing

Located in the Mid-Town district, the Victorian House features a beautiful Victorian style chapel to host your wedding. The chapel can hold up to 35 people and host your reception either inside the same location or outside in our big beautiful backyard. We have an entire house of event and wedding specialist to help bring your wedding to life. Book your photography, wedding cake, flowers, and even a massage all within one location!

Wedding Only Package: 1 hour, $225.00  
20 person wedding located inside the chapel Minister, witness, filing fee and admin fees include 

Wedding & Reception Package: 3 hours, $595.00
20 person wedding located inside the chapel Minister, witness, filing fee and admin fees include Reception within the same area with round tables and black linens included 

Wedding & Outside Reception Package: 5 hours, $795.00
40 person wedding located inside the chapel Minister, witness, filing fee and admin fees include Reception located outside with 5 round tables, black linens, chairs included (Weather permitting, unless tent option selected, 10pm end time)

Additional Options Available: Wedding coordinator, DJ, Photography, Wedding Cake, Catering ,Invitations/Paper Items, Flowers, Tuxedo Rental, Videographer, Photobooth, Massages, Travel Agent, Jewelry, and upgraded rentals ( dishes, chairs, tables, linens, tent, etc)

Cleaning deposit of $250 is required. Additionally insured insurance policy for $1 million for the date of the event. 50% deposit required to hold your date – non-refundable.

Additional Links
The Victorian House Website
Chapel Facebook Page
Chapel Photos

Best Wedding Tips for 2013 - Part 2

#8 Toss it: Ask your florist to create a toss bouquet, designed especially for this ritual. It won't cost much and you'll be able to keep the flowers you carried down the aisle to press or preserve.

#12 Staying Organized: As you receive your response cards from guests, store them alphabetized in a recipe card box. Record the guest's address on the back of each RSVP card. When opening your presents, pull each guest's card and write a description of the gift. When you are ready to write thank you notes, you'll have all the information you need in one place.

#18 Destination Dos
: If your having a wedding away, send out save the date cards as soon as you know the date and location. This way, guests have ample opportunity to arrange for time off, book flights, and make hotel arrangements.

lake tahoe save the date post card

Additional Links
Bridal Guide
The Victorian House