trunk show alert!

2013 brides, it’s time to begin the search for that dress! A trunk show is a great place to start the search and in the next few months there will be a few great ones to attend! Though they happen all year, October-March is “trunk show season” so plan to attend a few to find…

sofreh focus

Hands down, Persian weddings are some of my favorite events to coordinate! The celebrations are always amazing! Guests arrive decked out in evening wear, EVERYONE is dancing all night, and the decor is always beautiful! I’ve been blessed to have worked with so many Persian brides, and they all have been such a pleasure to work…

newsletter feature!

Honored Occasions featured me today on their vendor and client newsletter! Take a look! I am so thankful for my vendor friends and their support! Click Here to Read Newsletter! ~Candice

my new space!

A few months ago Brian and I were talking about moving me into a new office. Though it’s been great working from home, I was ready to have a “home base” to have meetings and consultations, and also a way to save me some driving time going from place to place meeting with my clients….

5/5/2012: val and greg’s wedding day!

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel provided a beautiful backdrop for our afternoon wedding! Val and Greg were married on Cinco de Mayo, and what a great celebration it was! Perfect weather, crystal blue water, and a fun couple, it doesn’t get much better! Val and Greg invited their closest friends and family, it was an intimate and personal celebration….

2011 average wedding cost

Every year when these numbers come out from The Knot, I always am interested to see how things have changed from year to year! The wedding numbers are in for 2011, and they can be really helpful when you are looking at your budget, and what you should realistically spend on your big celebration! Obviously this is…

“toast to the coast”

I truly believe that we live in one of the most beautiful states in the United States of America. California offers a little something for everyone, whether you are looking for the mountains, the valleys, or my favorite, the beaches. Bride and Bloom Magazine published a great article in their Fall/Winter 2011 Edition called “Toast to…

say yes to the dress

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you had a beautiful day with the ones that you love! So we’ve all seen the show…and I’ll even admit it, I love every single episode! “Say Yes To The Dress” is such a fun show to watch, and an easy show to get roped into. There is just…

vendor spotlight: paperie and planning

The invite. The first impression. The piece of mail that can set the tone of your entire celebration. Yes ladies, it’s no mystery that I am a fan, a HUGE fan of Wedding Stationary. The save the date, the invitation,the place cards, even the thank you card, are all pieces of the puzzle. Years ago I coordinated a…

vendor spotlight: l’pretty make up by karina

Looking for someone great to do your make up? Dont want to overpay? Want to look natural, while still “made up” on your big day? Take a look at L’Pretty! “Karina started her artistry career with Chanel and studied under many skilled Professional Makeup Artists at Chanel’s Cosmetic headquarters in New York City. Since then she…

to the bridal show we go

It’s that time of  year ladies, Bridal Show season is right around the corner! I know not everyone in the industry is, but I am a huge Bridal Show fan! A good show will showcase multiple vendors, decor options, offer discounts galore, tons of give aways, and a huge opportunity to network with other Brides in your…