8/5/2012: erin and alex’s wedding day!

Erin and Alex, (one of my favorite couples of the season!) tied the knot on Aug. 5th at the beautiful Newport Beach Marriott Hotel. It’s so¬†great to coordinate at Newport, feels like I’m right back at home ūüôā From the start, I knew Erin, Alex and I would get along great! They are such a…

real wedding: hannah and loyd 8/3/2012

Hay bales, burlap, and a barn! Hannah and Loyd’s wedding day was anything but ordinary! Strawberry Farms was the perfect venue for this natural, rustic event. Wanting an event that showcased their style, Hannah and Loyd focused on the details. Simple touches like the barn-style wood head table, the vintage outdoor lounge furniture, and the…

6/23/2012: loren and brian’s wedding day!

Back at Hotel Maya in Long Beach, ¬†one of my favorite hotels! I love spending the day “working” right on the water! June 23rd was a beautiful¬†warm day, perfect for an outdoor wedding! I couldn’t wait to watch Loren and Brian say “I Do”. After the rehearsal when I met the bridal party, I knew…

trend alert: chevron print

This modern, retro inspired pattern is everywhere right now, and don’t you just love it! Such a fun twist on an events decor! I am so in love with all of the chevron wedding pieces! Table runners, backdrops, and invites, all adorned with this “v” shape pattern. I’ve even seen it pop up on ring…

“just married” send off!

It’s the end of the reception, and the final photo opportunity for the bride and groom, why not go out big?! The “send off” is back! There are so many fun ways to exit your celebration! Years ago guests would throw rice as you left the party, now that rice has been replaced with flower…

5/27/2012: marisa & aaron’s wedding day!

From our first meeting, I fell in love with Marisa and Aaron! Such a sweet couple, I was thrilled to come on board as their coordinator. I was equally as thrilled that there big day was being held at the beautiful Padua Hills Theater. I had heard great things about Padua, but never had the…

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…

color focus: mint green

Fresh, flirty¬†and fun, Mint Green is a great addition to your wedding color palette! Picture a¬†spring wedding, mint green bridesmaids, groomsmen in grey and all white flowers…. stunning! Mint also goes very well with black and white, or with grey and peach. Mint and burlap is also one of my favorite new combos! Here are…

5 unique wedding favors

Raise your hand if you have about 10 bottle openers or coasters in your drawer from last season’s weddings you attended? Of course you do! So do I! Yes these favors are cute, and for a great wine themed wedding they are appropriate! But, I’m¬†asking you to think outside¬†of the box! There are so many…

trend alert: baby’s breath

Who would’ve thought?! Baby’s¬†breath is making a comeback! Well it is, and it is everywhere! Either a tiny finishing touch to an arrangement, or grouped together to make one delicate piece, baby’s breath is beautiful! It can be used in so many ways! Baby’s¬†breath ties in perfectly to a casual or backyard event, bringing an…

my favorite things: creative escort & place cards

The escort card table…such a great focus point for your decor. Your escort cards¬†can be a great way to be creative, and to continue to tie in your wedding theme. Before we go any further, let me explain the difference¬†between escort cards and place cards, as it is one my most common questions from my…

color focus: purple

Elegant. Regal. Classic. Purple is one of my favorite colors. Purple is so versatile. It can be dressed up, or dressed down. Formal or Casual. Fun and Bright or Dark and Royal. Purple and Green is one of my favorite color combos. Purple cala¬†lilies with green orchids is always a show stopper. Purple and Orange…