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Marianna thinking deep thoughts OK, things are about to get a little more personal around here.  If you’ve been following our blog you might know that I (Marianna, the youngest of the sisters) recently got engaged to my high school sweetheart, Darwin.  Having worked with my sisters on weddings for a few years now I thought I had a pretty good idea of what it meant to be a “bride-to-be.”  I thought that, knowing everything that I know about weddings, planning my own wedding would be a snap.  Let me tell you, that has not been the case.  Sure, I know how a wedding should flow, what does and does not work when getting 150+ people to your reception, and what exactly a MOH is responsible for.  What I didn’t know was how all that knowledge changes when you’re thinking about your own wedding.  You could be the most organized, knowledgeable, on-top-of-things bride imaginable and all this planning would still be COMPLICATED.

Now that I know what it’s like to be on the flip side of this crazy adventure we call wedding planning, I want to share the things that puzzle, frustrate, and sometimes completely exhaust me.  It’s amazing how much has already come up in these first few months of being engaged!  I want to share my the things I’ve been “bewildered” about and the solutions I’ve come up with in hopes that you other brides-to-be find answers to some of your own questions.  At the very least, I want to let all the ladies out there know that even a wedding planner finds all this to be a bit of a challenge!

So, the next time you feel like you’re about to tear your hair out over the font on your invitations or the color of your napkins, grab a margarita, put your feet up, and see if you’re bewildered about the same things I am!

‘Til next time,

Your Bride-to-Be, Marianna

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We had such a great time at the grand opening parties for our new studio space in downtown Sacramento!  We celebrated on Thursday night and on Second Saturday with great food from Tres Hermanas (get it? tres hermanas…three sisters), delicious homemade sangria, and lots of fabulous company!!  We were so happy that so many people came to check out our new space and celebrate with us – check out all of our photos from the events below.

Our new space!
Catrina Maria Designs magazine features
Catrina Maria Designs table with Garden of Weedon floral design

Yet another incarnation of the glass-topped table

Florals by Garden of Weedon Floral Design
Jenn Bartell Photography and Catrina Maria Designs Logos

Garden of Weedon Logo

Catrina of Catrina Maria Designs and 2Chic Events
Catrina and the lovely ladies of 2Chic Events
Jenn Bartell PhotographyChandelier at Catrina Maria Designs studio
Lounge space at Catrina Maria Designs studio
Three-sister team of Catrina Maria Designs
The three sisters – Mairead, Catrina, and Marianna
Thank you to everyone who came out to support us, we can’t wait to really begin using this fantastic space!

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This Thursday the three sisters here at Arcularius Events will be busy celebrating the grand opening of our new studio space in downtown Sacramento.  We’re sharing the space with Garden of Weedon Boutique Floral Design and Instruction and Jenn Bartell Photography and Design, which means our new space will practically be wedding planning heaven!  Moreover, Arcularius Events is undergoing a name change and will soon become Catrina Maria Event Planning & Design.  What better way to celebrate a new space and a new name than with a party?  The studio is at 2418 K Street in Sacramento, so feel free to stop by anytime between 5 and 10 PM to check out our new digs.  For those who can’t make it on Thursday our doors will be open for Second Saturday as well…that means there’s no excuse not to come!!

We hope to see you all there!!!
-Catrina, Marianna, and Mairead

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