little b’s first birthday

I always dreamed of having a little girl. A little mini-me that I could play dress-up with, take on fun shopping dates, play tea party with and all that fun girly stuff. Then, just a week shy of Christmas, my sweet baby girl arrived. My little B is such a huge blessing to our family. She is the happiest little girl and so full of personality. She’s sweet, cuddly, a little feisty and at times a little crazy! She definitely keeps us on our toes and we couldn’t imagine our life without her.

When it came to planning her first birthday, I knew I wanted to do something different. Something that you wouldn’t see walking down the aisle at Party City. Although that would have made my life about ten times easier. But hey, that’s what happens when you’re a wedding and event planner. I decided to go with a “Pow Wow” theme. Kind of like an Indian princess party – sorta. I found the cutest invitations on Etsy (my go-to for all things party related) and based the colors off of that – shades of pinks, purple and gold. For a few months leading up to her birthday, I worked on the details of her party. I had so much fun creating all the decor and signage and making this party special for my little girl. I love how everything turned out and although she’s only one, I’m pretty sure my little one enjoyed her first birthday party too. Thanks again to all that came to help us celebrate this big milestone!

Vendor Credits:

Invitations – T3DesignsCo 

Favor boxes – Pick Your Plum 

1st Birthday Photoshoot – Kate Noelle Photography

All other signs & party decor – Kimberly Conners Events, aka Me

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the party.

Some pictures from B’s 1st Birthday Photoshoot with Kate Noelle

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sarah & ryan – july 26, 2014

When I first met Sarah, I knew instantly we would click. Sarah and I are alike in many ways. One being her attention to detail and the other, being a bit of a perfectionist. Sarah is the type of girl who always takes care of others and makes sure everything is going as planned. So it was only natural that she treat her wedding the same way. When I found out that they wanted to hold the wedding in Sarah’s parents’ backyard, I was floored. I’m a total sucker for a backyard wedding. Especially when the backyard is AH-MAZING, like Better Homes and Gardens amazing!

Sarah and I, along with her mother, spent many meetings ironing out details, walking the venue, and working on timelines. They put so much time and effort coming up with every component of her wedding and it certainly paid off. To talk through it is one thing but to see it all unfolding right in front of us is another. It’s rare that brides get to see their wedding come together from the ground up. Throughout the day, Sarah caught glimpses of her wedding being set-up.  Her excitement grew as she watched the floral arch come together and saw her bouquets arrive. And then, it was that time. Time for Sarah to get into her dress. She had showed me pictures on her phone but they didn’t do it justice. Sarah was stunning – the dress was made for her. We lined everyone up for the ceremony and it came time for Sarah and her father to make their way down the aisle. Then it happened. I think it hit both of them at the same time and the tears flowed. It was such a special moment to witness and one that I won’t soon forget.

After the ceremony, guests made their way to cocktail hour which was held poolside. As guests mingled and sipped on cocktails, we worked on transforming the ceremony space to the reception. Of all the weddings I’ve done, these may be some of my favorite florals. From the beautiful arch, to the girls’ bouquets, to the gorgeous centerpieces, these flowers were unbelievable! I just loved the all white and ivory pieces that topped the candelabras. They were paired perfectly with pops of pink and coral at the base along with an assortment of mercury vases. After cocktail hour, guests dined on a fabulous meal provided by 24 Carrots and then danced the night away under the stars.  It was a perfect night.

{ Sarah & Ryan – I can’t express to you enough how thankful I am to have gotten to be a part of your wedding. You made me feel like part of your family and for that, I am so grateful. I truly enjoyed every single minute of your big day and couldn’t be happier for you both! Congratulations!! }

Thank you to the following vendors for executing this wedding so flawlessly:

DJ – Eric Morales, Extreme DJ

Catering – 24 Carrots

Cake – Sweet & Saucy Shop

Photographer - Heather Kincaid

Florist – Flower Allie

Hair – Sarah Walton & Beauty by Berit

Make-up – Beauty by Berit

Officiant – Don Johnson

Here are just some of the gorgeous images captured by the insanely talented Heather Kincaid.

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alicia & roman – november 21, 2014

Roman and I first met – well, when Roman was in diapers. Our dads have worked together for the past 30+ years and we have been family friends since we were little kids! So when I heard Roman got engaged – I felt old. Excited, but old! I couldn’t believe little Roman was getting married. (Side note – Roman is NOT little. He’s about 6’4 and next to his wife, he looks like a basketball player) I got to meet Alicia at our first meeting and adored her from the start. We had so much fun planning her wedding. Alicia and Roman’s wedding was inspired by Alicia’s love for the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.  The Balboa Bay Club was the perfect spot to have their wedding. It was the perfect mix of modern, classy and a whole lot of bling! When it came to the details, Alicia knew exactly what she wanted. With the help of her super crafty Mother-in-law, they created their perfect wedding. Some of my favorite details from their wedding were Alicia’s dress, the ceremony florals (ah-mazing), and the handmade glittered table numbers. I also loved the bridesmaids’ dresses and the cake and sweetheart tablescapes.

{Alicia & Roman – Your wedding was a blast to be a part of! From the start of the planning process, to the grand exit with sparklers, I enjoyed every second of it. The two of you together are perfection! I hope that you continue to fall even more in love with one another as the days go on. I love you both and I feel so blessed you allowed me to be a part of your big day. Congratulations again!}

Thank you to the amazing team of vendors that helped make this day perfect:

DJ – Jordan Lima, Invisible Touch

Flowers – Flower Allie

Photography – Jim Kennedy, Jim Kennedy Photographers

Videography – Shaun Paul Creative

Photobooth - Shutterbooth

Officiant – Don Johnson

Hair & Make-up – Christina Smallwood & Vanessa Rae, Prive Beauty Group

Cake – Sweet & Saucy Shop

Ceremony Music – Jonathan Salazar

Linens – Fusion Linens

Venue – Balboa Bay Club

Thanks to Jim Kennedy for the beautiful pictures of Roman & Alicia’s big day!

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ryan & kristin – october 11, 2014

Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe that another year of weddings has come and gone. I can honestly say that this is my DREAM JOB and I still feel so incredibly blessed that people allow me to be a part of their wedding.  Over the years, I have continued to meet the most wonderful couples and families and they are the reason that I absolutely love what I do! 2014 was an amazing year of weddings and I’m super pumped about how 2015 is looking. So with all that being said, let’s dive in to one of my favorites from this past year.

Ryan and Kristin are as sweet as they come! They are both lawyers from Colorado and decided to tie the knot at Falkner Winery in Temecula. Lucky for me, they asked me to help plan their big day and I couldn’t have been more honored and excited! From start to finish, their wedding was a dream. Every little detail came together perfectly! Some of my favorites from their big day were the beautiful florals, their romantic first look, and the yummy milk and cookie bar (genius, right?!?)  I also loved their first dance as well as the dance performed by their fabulous bridal party.

{Ryan & Kristin – Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special day! I truly enjoyed every minute of your wedding. You two are such an amazing couple and so lucky to be surrounded by the best of family and friends. I wish you both all the happiness and love in your future as husband and wife! Cheers! }

Thank you to all of the vendors that helped make this day a special one!

Photography – Kate Noelle Photography

DJ – KIK Entertainment

Flowers – Whimsey Florals

Officiant – Don Johnson

Hair & Make-up – Noemi, Posh Beauty

Cake - Cakes to Celebrate

Videographer – Today’s the Day Weddings

Cookies – Paradise Bakery

Venue – Falkner Winery

Thanks to my friend and uber talented photographer Kate Noelle for capturing these beautiful images:

Kathy - One of the most beautiful wedding ever. Beautiful photos!!!

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