jacqueline & martin – july 18, 2015

I coordinated Jacqueline’s sisters’ wedding two years ago and was so flattered when they asked me to work with them again. They are from Texas and chose to have a destination wedding at The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. The venue sits on the cliffs of La Jolla and is an absolutely gorgeous spot to get married.

On the morning of the wedding, we were a little concerned about the weather and if it was going to cooperate with us. On my way down to San Diego, it poured. Like lightning, thunder, windshield-wipers-on-full-speed poured. Then around 3pm, it stopped. The clouds scattered and the sun came out. Just in time for the ceremony to start. Talk about perfect timing! Jacqueline looked so beautiful as she made her way down the aisle with her father. Martin couldn’t stop smiling as he watched his bride come towards him. After exchanging rings, and saying their vows, they sealed them with a kiss.

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres overlooking the ocean. Then after a gorgeous sunset, friends and family made their way upstairs for dinner and dancing. The museum’s art gallery was the perfect spot for their reception. Martin and Jacqueline chose to do food stations as opposed to a sit-down dinner – which I thought was a great idea! They also chose to have a band play and they were awesome! Some of my favorite details from the wedding were the flowers, the venue and beautiful cake. I had such a blast working with these two and was sad when the night came to an end.

{Jacqueline & Martin – What an honor it was to be able to be a part of your wedding day. I adore you both and feel so blessed to have witnessed the two of you join your lives together. I wish you both all the happiness in the world! Congratulations!}

Thank you to the following vendors for an amazing day:

Band – The Class Band

Photographer – John Newsome Photography

Hair & Make-up – Erin Luce, Unveiled Bridal Beauty

Officiant – Don Johnson

Flowers – Modern Bouquet

Cake – Twiggs Bakery

Catering – Toast Catering

Rentals - Affairs Party Rentals

Venue – Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Check out these beautiful images captured by John Newsome Photography.

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featured – carats and cake

Happy Friday! I’m so stoked to have another one of my beautiful couples featured on Carats and Cake. Matt and Mary Jane’s wedding was amazing from start to finish! I always enjoy meeting and working with new vendors. I got the chance to work with brittrene photo and she totally rocked! Not only was she super sweet but she is extremely talented! You can check out the feature here. Congratulations again to Mary Jane and Matt!!

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ashley & jeff – june 13, 2015

I feel like each time I get to coordinate and plan a wedding, I fall in love with my job all over again. It certainly helps when I get to work with amazing couples like Ashley & Jeff. I went to high school with both of them which we realized almost immediately at our first meeting. I was thrilled when they chose me to help them plan their June wedding at Talega Golf Club. Ashley is a stylist for Access Hollywood as well as an amazing lifestyle & fashion blogger. You need to check out her blog!

On their wedding day, I think I was most excited about seeing the dress Ashley chose to wear. Since she is kind of a fashion expert, I knew it was going to be amazing! Was it ever! Ashley chose a stunning, backless dress designed by Katie May. She looked flawless in it! All of her bridesmaids wore beautiful, strapless floor length gowns.  Some of my favorite details from Ashley & Jeff’s wedding were the lawn flamingos, the gold pineapples and Ashley’s amazing jewel hair piece! Another thing I loved was the warming of the rings. They chose to put their rings out before the ceremony so guests could take turns holding them for good luck – so sweet!

Jeff’s Aunt Sherry officiated the ceremony which made it much more special for the couple. After saying I do, and sealing it with a kiss, Ashley, Jeff & their adorable French bulldog Macallan were officially a family! Guests enjoyed cocktails and croquet out on the lawn followed by toasts and dinner service. Once the dancing started, it never really stopped! Except to cut the cake and do the bouquet and garter toss – which were pretty epic. I mean the girl who caught it pretty much ended up under a table. Ashley and Jeff are so lucky to be surrounded by people who love them so much and who know how to have a good time.

{Ashley & Jeff – Thank you times a million for allowing me to be a part of your wedding! You two are just as beautiful on the inside as you are on the out. I had an absolute blast working with the two of you and meeting all of your friends and family. I wish both of you, and Macallan, all the best in life! Congratulations again!}

Thank you to all the vendors who made this awesome wedding possible:

DJ – Eric Morales, Extreme DJ

Photographer – Aga Jones Photography

Florist – Petite Bouquet

Hair – Carly Alves

Photobooth – Viral Booth

Cake – It’s All About the Cake

Videographer – Dave Apruzzese

Venue – Talega Golf Club

Dress – Katie May

Here are some of my favorite images from their wedding! Thanks Aga Jones for your beautiful work!

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wedding video – diana & drew

Happy Monday!! I’m doing the happy dance again today! I just got to relive Diana and Drew’s fabulous wedding at Talega Golf Club. This wedding was amazing to be a part of and I am so thankful to Boffo Video for capturing the day so perfectly! Congratulations again to one of my favorite couples!! Check it out!


Drew and Diana’s Sweet Wedding Day at Talega from Boffo Video on Vimeo.

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kaela & filip – may 30, 2015

Kaela and Filip were an absolute dream to work with. From our first meeting over coffee, to the rehearsal the day before the wedding, they were such a joy to be around. Kaela and Filip chose Casa Romantica as the site for their wedding. I have said this before, but Casa Romantica is one of my favorite venues! You can’t beat the beautiful backdrop and all the character of the historic house.

May 30th was a perfect day to get married. A day promised to be filled with laughter, love and lots of fun! I arrived at the venue eager to get the festivities started. One of my favorite parts of a wedding is seeing the bride in her dress for the first time. Kaela looked so beautiful in her strapless lace gown. She has such a natural beauty about her. She chose the perfect pair of sparkly earrings and a simple necklace to compliment her dress. However, her best accessory that day was her smile. She couldn’t hide her happiness and excitement that the day had finally come for her to marry her prince charming.

The ceremony was perfect. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Kaela and Filip vowed to love one another unconditionally and sealed those vows with the perfect kiss. Following the ceremony and cocktail hour, guests enjoyed a fantastic dinner under the setting sun and then made their way inside for dancing. Some of my favorite details from their wedding were the gorgeous flowers, the handwritten chalk signs and the invitations.  I also loved the amazing vendors I got to work alongside. DJ Kevin did a great job keeping the party going all night. When it was time for the night to come to an end, the guests sent Kaela and Filip off with bubbles as they jumped into their getaway car and drove off as husband and wife.

{Kaela & Filip – Thank you both so much for allowing me to take part in your wedding day. It’s not every day that I get the chance to meet such wonderfully sweet people and people as genuine as the two of you. Your wedding was so fun to be a part of and I loved getting to know all your family and friends. I wish you all the best in your future as Mr. and Mrs.! Congratulations again!}

Thank you to the following vendors for making the day awesome:

DJ – Kevin Miso, Better Wedding Music

Photographer – Adrian Jon Photography

Make-up – Beach Bridal Beauty

Hair – Erica Long

Flowers – Floral Occasions

Officiant – Sasha, Agnostic Weddings

Videographer – Lisa Hadley Studios

Cake – Sweet & Saucy Shop

Catering – Iva Lee’s

Venue – Casa Romantica

Check out these stunning photos of their wedding captured by the super talented Adrian Jon Photography.

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