Monday, June 29, 2009

She's finally here!

My new blog, that is:)

It's been in the works for awhile now; so you can imagine how excited I am for the 'big reveal'. Head on over to for our latest posts and weddings, and be sure to leave some love and update your blog readers/addresses. This blog will still be around- but all new posts will be at the new address.

Mucho mucho X's and O's to Crissy for all her help and encouragement in making the change. Muah!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

JoAnna + Jeff, to-be-wed

JoAnna and I just met up last week at Calamigos Ranch to chat about all her wedding details- I can't wait for her and Jeff to tie the knot in August! Lucky for them, Sarah of Sarah K. Chen Photography will be there to photograph the day. She took the couple out for their engagement photo session awhile back; here are my favorites for your viewing pleasure:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Andrea + Erik, Our Lady Queen of Angels, Newport Beach and the UCI University Club, Irvine

It's very apparent that Andrea and Erik are so well-suited for each other- without saying a word, they seem to know what the other one is thinking. It was so sweet to watch as they interacted with each other on their wedding day in such a quiet and tender way. Love at its best! And knowing that they are in for a lifetime of this love made their Big Day all the more joyful. Yvette and Roman from Galvan Photography were so much fun to work with- check out what they captured from the day.

This moment was so priceless- as Andrea was leaving the hotel, a gust of wind came along and tried to take her veil with it. Luckily Yvette was standing nearby and snatched it right up- and managed to get some photos at the same time. Andrea's expression is completely classic!

One of the toasts to the couple included a story explaining that apple pie has played a big role in their relationship- so of course they served apple pie AND wedding cake. Guests loved it!

A special thanks to the following fabulous team:

Galvan Photography
DJ Frank with Night Life Entertainment
Bloom Where You're Planted
The Confectionist
California Coast Limousine
Our Lady Queen of Angels Church
Cindy and the team at the UCI University Club

Monday, June 22, 2009

Jessica + Zach featured on Style Me Pretty

I was so so SO excited to see Jessica and Zach's wedding (full post coming ASAP!) pop up on Style Me Pretty. Head on over to the feature by clicking HERE and get yourself a delicious sneak peek of what is to come when I get a chance to post a full-blown blog.

P.S. I have so much exciting stuff in store for the next few weeks including pictures from five incredible weddings, some super fun engagement sessions, and some way fabulous news (spoiler alert... you'll be seeing TWO of our recent weddings on magazine stands near you verrrrrry soon. Oooooh I can't wait to spill the beans! Hang tight; soon, I promise. Verrrry soon!!!)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Rachael + Rob

I love that I still get to see these two from time to time; I am lucky enough to call Rob 'Dr. Rob' as Riley's veterinarian. So you can imagine that my whole little family is very thankful that Rob and Rachael came into our lives to help plan their amazing wedding that took place one year ago today. Cheers to the two of you; wishing you a fantastic anniversary (from Riley, too!).

Friday, June 19, 2009

Kathy + Gregg, Revisited

Some more eye candy from Kathy and Gregg's charming wedding that blended both modern and rustic. Their Big Day still stands out in my mind as a highlight of the year- we had so much fun not only on the day of, but as we worked on the design as well. Thanks to Kathy for sending these my way, and the ever-fabulous (and soon to be mommy and daddy!) Gabriel and Carlie of gabriel.ryan.photographers for their artistic eye behind the camera.

Since the ceremony was to be held on the front porch of the French Estate, we wanted to incorporate the 'homey' vibe. What better way to do that than to hang a luscious wreath on the front door as the focal point? Thanks to Kristin from the Treasured Petal for her fabulous creativity on the floral design!

Kathy's bouquet was divine, lush, and delicate- all at once. The stems were wrapped in black ribbon, with an intricate lace overlay to add a vintage touch.

Kathy's face is priceless in this one!


The table cards were hung from an old bed spring that is incorporated into the Estate's garden with growing vines. Sounds crazy- but it was the perfect touch!

Quite possibly my favorite detail from the reception was the trellace that we chose to put the cake table under. Kristin adorned it with all different sizes and shapes of glass jars, some with flowers, some with votives. It turned simply magical at night- wait until you see the picture below...

The simple, yet chic and whimsical, centerpieces consisted of varying sizes of small arrangements and different height cylinders wrapped in adorable vellum- that glowed within from candles.

See what I mean? The cake table was truly fabulous!!

And K & G lived happily everafter...:)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nichole + Mike's wedding details featured on Southern Weddings Magazine blog

What a lovely surprise to see this amazing feature on Nichole and Mike's vibrant wedding this past March. The Southern Weddings gals always do such a great job with the photo layouts and insight from the couple on their Big Day. Check it out for yourself HERE!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Nina + Jared, Dove Canyon Country Club

For Nina and Jared, their wedding had been a long time in the making. You see, these two go WAY back- all the way back to high school where they started out as best friends. It was just a matter of time before they realized it was something more- which leads us to their incredible wedding day held at the Dove Canyon Country Club. It was a beautiful day filled with (a few) happy tears and lots of love and good wishes. Crissy of Christine Farah Photography worked her magic and photographed the day as only she could. Enjoy the pictures!

I love this picture of Nina- her happiness is just pouring out of her. So gorgeous!

Crissy definitely had her way with the yummy late afternoon light streaming into the canyon. I also love that this picture shows the fantastic detailing on the bodice of Nina's lovely Anne Barge gown.

Nina is definitely the Queen of details- I could tell she had so much fun really personalizing the day. From the 100's of votives and cylinder candle holders she customized with ribbon and vellum, to the mason jar favors (filled with homemade cookies), she really outdid herself!

A special thanks to the following fabulous team:

Christine Farah Photography
Studio West Video
Props FX Productions
Flower Allie
It's All About the Cake
Crystal Le Photography (who provided the super fun 'photo booth' station for the guests)
Nicole DeAnne
Access Limousine Service
The Paper Stylist (who did a fantastic job on Nina's invitations and paper details!)
And of course, Jennifer, Heather, and the entire team at the Dove Canyon Country Club!!