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Lauren + Sean’s Wedding, St. John Vianney Chapel and Island Hotel, Newport Beach

Lauren and Sean have such a sweet love for one another, and their wedding at The Island Hotel, Newport Beach was a perfect reflection of this. Lauren was lucky enough to have a talented floral and event designer whom her family has known throughout her life come onboard to bring her vision of a classic wedding with timeless touches. One of my favorite elements of the day was one that, being a creative mind, Lauren dreamed up herself which was the use of a mural of a Grand Ballroom as a backdrop for the outdoor dance floor area. Once the set-up of the space had concluded on the Big Day it became apparent that this would be a wonderful spot for their cake and served as a stunning focal point. By my side that day was the lovely Taryn (of Taryn Grey Photography) and she did such a wonderful job photographing the day. My favorite of her images are below- enjoy:)

Carolina Hererra was such a fitting choice for Lauren’s gown, and she fell in love instantly upon trying it on at Erin Cole Bridal.

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative partners:

Taryn Grey Photography
Derrick Vasquez (Event and Floral Design)
G Sharp Entertainment
Raquel’s Specialty Linens
Barker Décor Service
Lavender Salon
Patricia DuCharme
SoCal Limos and Buses
St. John Vianney Chapel
Marissa and her fantastic team at The Island Hotel

Shiba + Ryan’s Wedding, Terranea, Rancho Palos Verdes

Shiba and Ryan’s Terranea wedding was absolute perfection. For the first time ever I had the immense honor of being a part of TWO wedding for one family in the same year. Shiba is Ash’s sister (of Sara and Ash), so needless to say I became super close with the family as a whole and all the time spent planning with them was a total joy. And we had so much fun putting their day together- from the amazing ceremony arbor dripping with flowers over an exquisite sofreh, to the beautiful sweetheart table décor complete with a chandelier hanging above the newlyweds, no detail went overlooked. Only the best for these two lovebirds! Chris Lin (from Lin & Jirsa) and his team covered both photo and video for the day- so many special moments captured, below are my favorite images from the day. Enjoy:)

Shiba’s Berta bridal gown (purchased at Mon Amie Bridal Salon) was one of my all-time favorites. I just love everything about it!! Elegant and sweet with a touch of sexy- perfection.

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative partners:

Lin+Jirsa Photography (Photo and Video)
Flowers by Cina
Elevated Pulse Productions (DJ and Lighting)
Angelica Strings
Dashing Events (Dance Performers)
Wildflower Linens
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Samira Weddings
Vanilla Bake Shop
Shahrzad Ardalan
Mi Havana Cigar House
The Fry Girl
Design Visage (Hair)
Beeta Beauty (Make-up)
Minted
Tiffany and her team at Terranea Resort

Reem + Omar’s Wedding, Monarch Beach Resort

Reem and Omar’s Monarch Beach Resort wedding was planned in just three weeks, believe it or not. But I would say our incredible team of creative talent absolutely put together what Reem envisioned perfectly- even working around her being on the other side of the world until just a few days before the wedding. Inspired by the colors of the sunset, the flowers included shades of ivory, peach, blush, and lavender- absolutely STUNNING! And the ocean view ceremony was a favorite featuring an abundance of vintage furniture vignettes in the sweetest of shades. My girl Jessica (of Jessica Claire Photography) who of course brought her magic touch with all the images from the day. My favorites are below- enjoy:)

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative partners:

Jessica Claire Photography
Hoo Films
Flowers by Cina
3J Events (DJ and Lighting)
Wildflower Linens
Found Vintage Rentals
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Angelica Strings
Beeta Beauty (Make-up)
Design Visage (Hair)
Joy Squad
Honeycrisp Design Studio
Amanda and the amazing team at the Monarch Beach Resort

Chanel + Marty’s Wedding, Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica

Chanel and Marty wanted to get married with their toes in the sand- so Shutters on the Beach was the absolute perfect spot! Situated on a beautiful stretch of California coastline with the Santa Monica Pier in the background, it just does not get much better. After the beach ceremony guests headed up to a poolside reception and dinner where the fun continued. Dining al fresco on a gorgeous July evening was such a treat especially since Chanel is originally from Canada so many guests had flown in for the celebration. I would say they got the full California experience! The wonderful team from Lin + Jirsa Photography was with us to photograph the day- my favorites from the day are below. Enjoy:)

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

Lin+Jirsa Photography
Jeff Koven Video Productions
Butterfly Floral & Event Design
Elevated Pulse Productions (DJ and Lighting)
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Luxe Linen
Vanilla Bake Shop
Design Visage
Crown Limousine
Alessia and her team at Shutters on the Beach

Kelsey + Dave’s Wedding, Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Coast

Kelsey and Dave’s Pelican Hill Resort wedding was super special because I had the honor of planning her older sister’s wedding all the way back in 2010! It’s always the biggest compliment when couples come to me after having experienced a wedding I planned, and means the world to be able to continue being a part of such special occasions for families. The wedding day featured a classic black and white palette, and being early July the day was absolutely perfect for the two to become one. We had the talented Lin+Jirsa Photography team with us to photograph the day; below are my favorite of their images- enjoy:)

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

Lin+Jirsa Photography
FilmTwist
Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
Chiavari Chair Rentals
3J Events
Knyght Ryder
Jack Phan (DJ)
Vince Torbey (Pianist)
Pastor Kim Kira
Design Visage
Pam and the always fabulous staff at Pelican Hill Resort

Stefani + Greg’s Wedding, Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Coast

Stefani and Greg’s Pelican Hill Resort wedding was celebrated on a summer holiday weekend that I adore- Independence Day. It always means beautiful weather and a vacation vibe in the air. And of course all of their guests were in for a tremendous treat enjoying all that the gorgeous location had to offer. With a timeless and romantic blush palette setting the tone for décor, the emphasis was on all things pretty including lots of lace details and abundant florals. I loved finally getting the chance to work with Braedon (of Braedon Photography) who of course pulled through with loads of stellar images. Below are my favorites from all he captured- enjoy:)

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative team:

Braedon Weddings
Elysium Productions
Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
Angelica Strings
3J Events (DJ)
DJE Pro (Lighting & Sound)
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Wildflower Linens
10.11 Make-up
Orange Paper Shoppe
In-N-Out Burger
Joy Squad
Fernanda Jaime and the team at Pelican Hill

Alex + Michael’s Wedding, Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Alex and Michael’s Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel wedding was an absolute dream. I am truly lucky to work with so many couples and families that make what I do even more enjoyable- but Alex and her mom Karen hold a super special place in my heart. Their families as a whole, it turns out, are just the BEST people and full of life. Which makes sense that one of our main goals for the day overall was to be sure the party was set up to be a total blast! Of course there were décor choices to be made- which we kept classic and clean per Alex’s taste; all white flowers throughout the ballroom, loads of twinkling candles and glass candelabras, neutral but elegant bridesmaids gowns. But the fun elements were in abundance- a cigar lounge in honor of the Father of the Bride, selfie sticks for all the moments to be captured, a killer band that kept the dance floor packed, and of course, an appearance by the In-N-Out truck (when in California, this is a must). What a joy it was to work with Kelly and Joe (of Kelly Hornberger Photography) who are dear friends of the bride and groom but also amazingly talented Texas-based photographers. So many gorgeous images from the day and below are my absolute favorites- enjoy:)

Can we just talk about Alex’s AMAZING Sassi Holford gown for a second?? I mean, it has pockets!! She fell in love with it the moment she put it on at Mon Amie Bridal salon. And the crown she wore so perfectly- her grandmother and mother both wore it on their wedding days. Sigh….

A special thank you to the following fabulous team:

Kelly Hornberger Photography
The Emotion Picture Studio
Flowers by Cina
Rembrandt Band
Flawless Faces
Chiavari Chair Rentals
3J Events (Lighting)
Honeycrisp Design Studio (Invitations and Day-of Paper Details)
In-N-Out Burger
Live Artworks by Lisa Owens-Lynch
VIP Limousines & Coaches
Lake Forest Limousines (Vintage Car)
Brie and the staff at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

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