Melissa & Jason – 4.20.15

A little less than a year ago, I first met Melissa and Jason for coffee and we discussed their wedding plans. I was so thrilled when they asked me to be a part of coordinating and planning their April wedding at the Historic Cottage in San Clemente. It’s one of my favorite outdoor venues in Orange County. I have met a lot of organized brides in my days but I’m pretty sure that Melissa takes the cake. She even went as far as printing an inventory list of all their decor and wedding items to show how they were packaged and where they go – and gave it to me a MONTH before the wedding! Dream client, amiright?!?!

The day of their wedding came and the weather at the beach couldn’t have been more perfect. You never know about those April showers so we certainly lucked out. Melissa looked absolutely stunning in her lace gown paired perfectly with a floral pearl necklace. I teared up a little when I watched her come down the aisle with her father as her nephew played “The Luckiest” on the violin.  It was such a special moment to witness. After the ceremony, guests sipped on cocktails and played corn hole while we transformed the ceremony space into the reception.

Melissa and Jason put so much hard work and thought into every detail of their big day. They handmade many of the pieces used to decorate the space which really added a personal touch to their wedding. Some of my favorites were the vintage photos on the tables, the stunning ceremony backdrop, and water pitchers that held the flowers. During the reception, guests dined on delicious food, enjoyed some heartfelt toasts and danced the night away under the stars. It truly was a perfect day celebrating Melissa and Jason and the joining of their two families.

{Melissa & Jason – Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your special day. Your wedding was so beautiful and I truly enjoyed getting to know you two as well as your families. I wish you both all the happiness and love in your future as Mr. & Mrs.. Congratulations!}

Thank you to the following vendors for making the day so wonderful:

Band – Funky Lance and the Pocket Players

Officiant – Heather Smith

Photographer – Allie Lindsey

Hair – Kristen O’Malley

Flowers – Wildflower

Catering & Bartending – Belmont Brewing Company  

Rentals – Pacific Party Rentals

Now for my favorite part! Check out some of beautiful photos of Melissa and Jason’s big day captured by Allie Lindsey. LOVE!



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mary jane & matt – march 6, 2015

I first met Mary Jane when she was the Maid of Honor in her sister Libby’s wedding that I coordinated over five years ago. Seriously. Where does the time go?!?  I was excited and so flattered when they asked me to work with them again on Mary Jane’s wedding. The women in this family are so creative and have great taste! A killer combo in my book. So I knew that the wedding was going to be amazing. I got to meet Matt at the rehearsal and could see instantly why Mary Jane was in love. Aside from his charm, he is super sweet and most importantly he adores her.

These two lovebirds tied the knot in a beautiful outdoor courtyard with perfectly strung lights and floral accents. A gorgeous chandelier hung above them as they recited their vows and said their I do’s. Some of my favorite details were the flowers, the bride’s dress and her beautiful hair piece. After the ceremony, guests mingled over cocktails and soon after, the real party started. Mary Jane and Matt shared their first dance to “Then” by Brad Paisley . Mary Jane loves Country music so it was the perfect choice. The rest of the night, guests enjoyed dinner, dancing and yummy s’mores by the fire.  All in all, I’d say it was a pretty perfect day.

{Mary Jane & Matt – Thank you to both of you and your sweet families for inviting me to be a part of your big day. I know from the small glimpse into your love story that the two of you have a lifetime of love and happiness ahead of you. I wish you both all the best as husband and wife. Congratulations!!}

Thank you to all of the vendors who helped to make this day so special.

DJ – Eric Torres, Extreme DJ

Photographer – brittrene photo

Make-up – Beauty by Berit

Cake – Sweet & Saucy Shop

Florist – Corona Del Mar Florist

Guitarist – Kevin Miso

Hair – Lauren Ernest

Dress – Reem Acra

Shoes – Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaids Dresses – Amsale

Venue – Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Now the best part! Enjoy swooning over these stunning images captured by brittrene photo.

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rock star 1st birthday

I’m all about weddings and love that I get so many opportunities to help brides plan their big day. However, I get so excited when I get to take a break from flowers and lace and switch gears to balloons and smash cakes! I was hired by baby Nicholas’ mom to help plan a fabulous Rock Star themed party for his first birthday. At our first meeting, she showed me a few pictures that she had as inspiration and some general ideas of what she wanted. After that, she pretty much let me do my thing to bring it all together. I had so much fun working on this party and putting together all the special details. Some of my favorites include the backstage passes, the dessert table, and the “Party Like a Rock Star” table where guests got to dress-up in rock n’ roll style. The birthday boy looked so adorable and had so much fun partying with all his friends and family. Thanks to Briana with Shoots and Giggles for capturing these great images.

Vendor Credits:

Party Printables  – Tangerine Paper Shoppe

Sugar Cookies – Flourish Sweet Shop

Cake and Cupcakes – Sweet & Saucy Shop

Photographer – Shoots and Giggles

DJ – Satisfaction Entertainment

Caterer – Let’s Have a Cart Party

Face Painter – Star Shields

Inflatable Guitars, Microphones, Boas & Glasses – Oriental Trading

Back Stage Passes – Modern Moments Designs

Bartender – Sunseris

Party Planner – Kimberly Conners Events

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kristin & steve – engaged

I am swooning over these gorgeous images captured by the super talented Ben Classen. Kristin and Steve decided to make the trek to Julian to Steve’s Grandfather’s ranch. They braved the cold weather and man, did it pay off! I love everything about these pictures. I mean, how amazing is this location?!? I have had so much fun working with this couple on their December wedding and can’t wait for them to say “I do” at Grand Tradition in Fallbrook. Thanks Ben for capturing their love so perfectly!



San Diego Wedding DJ - Amazing pictures, especially the black and white ones. I love it.

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