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Ginger + Mark’s Wedding, Wayfarers Chapel and Terranea, Rancho Palos Verdes

Ginger and Mark’s intimate wedding celebration at Wayfarers Chapel and Terranea Resort, was a perfectly love-filled day. This super-duo (both will soon be M.D.’s in an incredibly difficult field!) are the epitome of style and grace, and their special day reflected that in the best way. I especially loved their natural color palette and the full runners of greenery we incorporated in the table designs. The goal was to create what felt like a candlelit dinner party in the ballroom- mission accomplished. Henry (of Human Artwork) was so easy to work with and took some darn pretty pictures of the day. Here are my favorites- enjoy:)

Ginger’s illusion back and neckline gown from Kenneth Pool (purchased at Lovella Bridal)- a stunning sight to behold!

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative partners:

Human Artwork
Rayne Films
Butterfly Floral & Event Design
3J Events (DJ and Lighting)
Chiavari Chair Rentals
Vanilla Bake Shop
Design Visage (Hair and Bridesmaid Make-up)
Makeup by Parie (Bridal Make-up)
California Coastal Limousine
Minted
Wayfarers Chapel
Tiffany and the amazing team at Terranea Resort

Leyla + Michael’s Wedding, Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu

Leyla and Michael’s Saddlerock Ranch wedding ended up on one of the windiest days I have experienced in my ten years of weddings. Honestly, gusts blew through the outdoor venue at what felt like hurricane force. Even with the wind blowing umbrellas over and forcing well-laid plans to change from minute to minute, Leyla and Michael had smiles plastered across their faces the entire day. They are the real deal- what true love is all about. They have the kind of love that is absolutely contagious, and I know that all of their friends and family that gathered to share their special day with them could feel it. And lucky for us, the wind eventually died down and a beautiful evening under the stars set the scene for an incredible party. Stephanie Williams (of This Modern Romance) was a total trooper braving the elements while at the same time capturing things to beautifully. Here are my favorites of her images- enjoy:)

Leyla’s stunning Ines Di Santo gown was purchased at The White Dress– she was absolutely breathtaking in it!

A special thank you to the following fabulous creative partners:

This Modern Romance
Luna Bay Films
Elegant Thorn
DJ Next Level (DJ and Lighting)
Pacific Coast Strings
Palace Party Rental
Pretty Vintage Rentals
La Tavola
Rabbi Barry Tuchman
Berly Rodriguez (Bridesmaids Hair and Make-up)
Make-up by Samantha (Bride’s Make-up)
Francisco Pinto Hair Artist (Bride’s Hair)
Sandman Security
SoCal Valet
Kiki Booth
To and Fro Limousine Concierge
And of course, Lauren and the team at Saddlerock Ranch

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