Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sneak Peek: Nicole & Mike's Wedding

Remember Nicole & Mike’s engagement shots which were inspired by San Francisco and “Father of the Bride”? 

 back in June, they tied the knot in a classic church ceremony and partied the night away in a gorgeous backyard.  
Nicole’s lovely lace St. Pucchi dress
Jenny B Floral Designs’ lush designs and centerpieces

 Decadent desserts by Sweets Indeed

Gorgeous cake from Zov's

Additional Swell
 details captured by John Partridge Photography to look forward to: the Parisan inspired Steak and Pomme Frites by the full charming dessert display by Sweets Indeedand a cigar station by  

For a quick look at the evening, check out the video from

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wedding Couples and"Wedding Day of Coordination Wedding Planner"/ Vendors in Orange County... Let's TALK about Hiring a Wedding Coordinator

Let's Talk. 
 No beautiful photos here.  Just the truth.  Wedding Coordinators are NOT a luxury.
No bride wants to meet their Wedding Coordinator for the first time on their wedding day.  That's why a "Day of Coordinator" is a novice idea. 

Fellow Wedding Vendors and Wedding Couples  in Southern California:

Having a Wedding Coordinator will be incredible for all of you.

I love Professionals and I love Brides and Grooms.   Plain and Simple.  Being in the Event Business for many years, I know that all Brides and all Professional Vendors appreciate a Professional Coordinator.  
Being a Board Member of the ABC-OC luncheon today,  I listened.  I know the value of what I do, but I was able to listen to fellow coordinators who have been in the business for a very long time to say, "Let's make this the best wedding possible for our clients!  Let's work together... let's refer the best locations, the best vendors."

THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAILS OF THE WEDDING are taken care of by your coordinator. A coordinator of substance usually doesn't say:   "I'm a DAY OF coordinator".  A coordinator who cares about your wedding offers you several levels of service, with the basic level of service being around 1 - 2 months before your wedding. No bride wants to meet someone for the first time on their wedding day.
Here are important questions of the most important day of your day:

Who knows YOU?  Bride and Groom?
Who will run your wedding rehearsal with ease?
Who do you trust to carry out your vision on your wedding day?
Who creates the master timeline of the day?
Who knows your family... and knows how to negotiate the nuances of your family's dynamics?
Who greets vendors and makes sure that  all vendors on the same page?
Who will make sure that all contracts from your vendors are carried out?
Who will coordinate load-in and load-out?
Who will make sure that you have a personal bridal assistant?
Who is making sure that all of your personal items are taken care of?
Who will provide advise on wedding etiquette?

Now, on to the fun.. let's work on making YOUR wedding the most elegant wedding ever...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kimberly and Jared: Love is in the Air at The Richard Nixon Library

What an incredible couple who were fun, fun, fun!  All during the planning of her wedding, Kimberly was an absolute doll.  Jared was a true Gentleman.  I was lucky to be able to assist them in creating their perfect day.  She was all smiles throughout the ceremony.  The weather was gorgeous, and the sunset was awesome.

Raspberry pink, soft coral and bright green bridesmaids dresses surrounded the glowing bride.  Cantina Light Photography  captured the complementary colors of the bouquet, matched to the shimmery dresses of the bridesmaids.The bridal party looked like models, and the groomsmen were not hard on the eyes by any means.

The East Room was set to perfection by Jason's Catering as guests enjoyed a delicious dinner fit for a king. Tables were strewn with tall centerpieces arranged in glass vases, decorated with glistening dangling crystals by the talented Jenny B Floral Designs.  She's always great to work with!  Jason Jazz from Visions Entertainment had the room rockin', even though it was a Thursday Evening wedding.  These guests knew exactly how to party!

Best of all?  Jeremy, Kim and Jared's perfect baby.