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Sara + Ash’s Wedding, Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Coast

Sara and Ash’s beautiful wedding at Pelican Hill Resort was an absolutely fitting for their sweet love. Their story began when their adorable moms conspired to set them up- what started as a blind date at the Rooftop in Laguna Beach turned into a nine-hour first date and the two were smitten from there. Their long-distance romance continued until finally Sara moved back to Orange County. Ash knew she was the one and when the time came to pop the question, he wanted to sweep her off her feet by land, by sea AND by air. An afternoon for the two of them sailing on a yacht included a ring and a proposal (as dolphins swam around the boat!), then they were whisked away in a limo to celebrate with both of their families at Mastro’s Ocean Club, where finally a small airplane flew overhead trailing a banner that read ‘A rooftop romance, she said yes!’. The stuff that movies are made of, right? Their gorgeous wedding day was an absolute joy to design with them- the soft peach tones we ended up incorporating were perfect for the early-summer day. And of course magnificent floral chandeliers throughout the ballroom took a beautiful space to the next level. Working with Jana (of Jana Williams Photography) is always a breeze and she took SO many fabulous photos. Below are my favorites- enjoy:)

I am still OBSESSED with Sara’s incredible Ysa Makino gown from Mon Amie Bridal. Everything about it- the full and ruffly bottom, the detailed lace and beading, the hints of bling, the slightly sheer back! Perfection!


A special thank you for the following fabulous creative team:

Jana Williams Photography
Elysium Productions
Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
Dashing Events (Entertainment and Lighting)
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Samira Weddings (Sofreh)
Shahrzad Ardalan
Mahnoush Beauty (Hair)
Beeta Beauty (Make-up)
White Flite
Mi Havana Cigar House
In-N-Out Burger
Paper Source (Invitations)
Minted (Day-of Paper Details)
Fernanda and the wonderful team at Pelican Hill Resort

Patricia + Chris’ Wedding, Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point

Patty and Chris’ choice of Club 19 at the Monarch Beach Resort as their wedding venue was a total was a no-brainer. Boasting both unparalleled ocean views and impeccable service (two must-haves at the top of their wish list), the unique indoor/outdoor vibe was exactly what they were looking for. We set out at the start of planning with the design goal of creating a traditional, classic wedding with soft and romantic colors. Rich pink and blush shades were balanced by touches of champagne and ivory, with lots of billowy floral blooms throughout. Crystal chandeliers and a soft ceiling treatment completed the very magical look. Victor (of Victor Sizemore Photography) photographed the day beautifully- below are my favorite of the images he captured. Enjoy:)

Patty’s lace sweetheart neckline Maggie Sottero gown (purchased from the White Dress Bridal Boutique) was gorgeous- I loved the elegant detail on the back. And of course her classic soft gold Manolo Blahnik heels!

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

Victor Sizemore Photography
Elysium Productions
Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
Elevated Pulse Productions (DJ and Lighting)
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Angelica Strings
Flawless Faces
Pastor Bill Knapp
Design That Flies (Invitations)
Minted (Day-of Paper Details)
Jacqueline and the amazing team at the Monarch Beach Resort

Kim + Austin’s Wedding, Laguna Cliffs Marriott, Dana Point

Kim and Austin had an incredibly love-filled wedding day, made even better by the gorgeous views at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa. It’s so easy to get swept up in the details that go into creating such a special occasion but these two and their wonderful friends and family were so present and happy to be celebrating love! I truly enjoyed working with the talented Lindsey (of Lindsey Gage Photography); and she captured so many special moments that day. Below are my favorite- enjoy:)

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

Lindsey Gage Photography
Theater 10 Wedding Films
Nora Brown (Flowers)
City Connection Entertainment and Productions
Saule Pilati (officiant)
Beach Bridal Beauty (Make-up)
Julie Patton (Hair)
Its All About The Cake
Nicole and her wonderful team at Laguna Cliffs Marriott

Stephanie + Phil’s Wedding, Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Stephanie and Phil’s Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel wedding managed to be both an elegant evening AND an absolutely perfect reflection of the fun dynamic they have as a couple. We kept their décor palette clean and bright with crisp shades of white and ivory, which worked perfectly given the gorgeous ocean view ceremony location and the neutral shades in the ballroom. And one element that I think Stephanie totally nailed was the varying bridesmaid gowns- with some in a soft floral print and others in varying neutrals, each girl was able to best compliment their own style while still looking cohesive.  I don’t think this is a ‘trend’ I will ever tire of! The always amazing Jasmine (of Jasmine Star Photography) was our rock-star photographer that day, and of course she took so many beautiful images. Below are my selection of my favorites- enjoy:)

Stephanie has impeccable taste! Her delicate Jimmy Choo flats and beaded, form-fitting Lazaro gown (purchased from JLM Couture) were absolutely gorgeous.

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative partners:

Jasmine Star Photography
Elysium Productions
Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
DeBois Entertainment
Angelica Strings
3J Events
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Flawless Faces
Joy Squad
In-N-Out Burger
SP+
Kayley and the wonderful team at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Jacqueline + Francois’ Wedding, Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach

Jacqueline and Francois’ Mariners Church and Hyatt Regency Newport Beach wedding was a beautiful blending of two cultures, two families, and two lives. Francois hails from France- and the couple met and fell in love while Jacqueline was traveling in Europe- so their wedding day was definitely an international affair. One thing I learned about the French- they like to party! And LATE! When Jacqueline first met with me, she explained that in France weddings will go until the sun (literally) comes up. She wanted to embrace this as much as we could being in the US- and we found a perfect fit with the Hyatt accommodating the party late into the night. And then when the party finished everyone headed back to a private villa for pizza- I mean, how fun right? I loved working with Gavin (of Gavin Wade Photographers), and it puts a smile on my face looking back at all the images he took. Below are my favorites- enjoy:)

Jacqueline’s delicate lace gown was absolutely gorgeous on her- designed by Allure Bridals purchased from Mon Amie Bridal Salon.

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

Gavin Wade Photographers
Akros Media
Flowers by Cina
Wayne Foster Entertainment
DJ Beefam
Mike Wilson Music
Elevated Pulse Productions (Lighting)
Lounge Appeal
Pastor Eric Heard from Mariners Church
Father Kerry from Our Lady Queen of Angels
Beauty by Angelina (Bridal Beauty)
Design Visage (Bridesmaids Beauty)
Donut Star
Big Red Bus
Confetti Unlimited
Wedding Paper Divas
Christeen Orr and her wonderful team at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Tina + Dan’s Wedding, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Tina and Dan opted to host their Skirball Cultural Center wedding the day after Halloween, so it was fitting that they incorporated touches to represent the Dia de Los Muertos celebration (like the most amazing skull groom’s cake!). Beyond that Tina adores purple and wanted her flowers to include a variety of shades of the color. I loved the gorgeous ceremony structure Flowers by Cina designed- provided such a beautiful backdrop for their sweet ceremony. The team at Lin & Jirsa (as always) provided so many amazing photos- below are my favorites. Enjoy:)

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

Lin+Jirsa Photography
Flowers by Cina
3J Events (Lighting and DJ)
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Pastor Dave Page
Chiali Meng (Beauty)
Sweet and Saucy Shop
Wilshire Limousine
Darrel and the team Skirball Cultural Center

Emily + Phil’s Wedding, Private Residence, San Juan Capistrano

Emily and Phil are the kind of couple everyone likes to be around. They are just SO much fun, and their love is contagious. I was so honored to be able to work with them especially since their ‘backyard wedding’ (really though, soooooo much more than that term lends itself to) was such an incredibly personal day. It’s always special when a home is opened up for such a tremendous event- and this beautiful ranch style home in San Juan Capistrano was the absolutely perfect setting. I adored working with Camryn (of Camryn Clair Photography) and can’t wait to do so again in April. She took some pretty fantastic photos of the day, and below are my favorites- enjoy:)

Pretty obsessed with Emily’s lace, very soft hint of blush, gown designed by Matthew Christopher and purchased at Mon Amie.

A special thank you to the following fabulous vendors:

Camryn Clair Photography
Orange County Videographer
Floral Occasions
Sue Doss (Mother of the Bride, Personal Flowers)
Cocktail Concierge
Signature Party Rentals
Found Vintage Rentals
Wildflower Linens
Elevated Pulse Productions (DJ)
Gig Salad (Los Mariachis De America)
Its All About the Cake
Brian Chichi (Officiant)
Fotopod
Beauty by Melina
Black Diamond Limo
B Wedding Invitations
Robyn, Chef Keven, and the kick butt team at My World on a Plate

Brittney + Dave’s Wedding, St. Malo, Oceanside

Brittney and David shared an absolutely perfect day at a most special venue- the charming beachside community of St. Malo Beach in Oceanside. I have been so honored to plan several weddings at this private venue, where the only way to host your wedding there is to own a home within St. Malo. With ties to both the East Coast and the West Coast, we set out to embrace elements from both areas and developed the theme of  ‘East Coast meets West Coast Seaside-Inspired Elegance’ as an undertone for the design and guest experience. I adore working with the talented John (of John Schnack Photography) and will let his beautiful images from the day do allllll the talking. Enjoy:)

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The classic silhouette of Brittney’s Suzanne Neville gown from the Wedding Atelier suited her perfectly!

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A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

John Schnack Photography
Isari Flower Studio + Event Design
DeBois Entertainment
Classic Party Rentals
Luxe Linen (Table Linens)
La Tavola (Striped Runners/Hemstitch Napkins)
Steve Kuptz (Officiant)
Kacee Geoffroy Hair and Make-up
Sweet Cheeks Baking Company
Honeycrisp Designs (Escort Cards/Menus/Signage)
Innovative Invitations of Darien
Courtney Gallagher and the amazing team at Waters Fine Catering