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10 Wedding Planning Tasks You Can Do From Home This Weekend

Hey there! I know things are weird right now and all of us are starting to feel a little antsy about what’s going on in the world. For me, I’ve found that a great way to keep the blues at bay is to keep busy and focused on the things that I CAN do right now. With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to make a list of tasks that all of you engaged couples out there can do at home this weekend. Here are 10...

How to prepare your skin for your wedding day. Tips by Makeup artist Jackie Romero

How to Prepare Your Skin for Your Wedding | Tips from Makeup & Hair by Jackie Romero

I'm completely thrilled to share this post with you today.  I recently worked with an incredible hair and makeup artist based out of Los Angeles and she has offered to share her expert advice on how to best prepare your skin leading up to your big day. Today, I'd like to introduce you to Jackie of Makeup & Hair by Jackie Romero I have been a professional Makeup Artist for the past 9 years and Licensed Cosmetologist for the past 7. I started my career by working in the movie...

Hummingbird Nest Ranch Wedding with White and Blush Hues

I've probably said this before, but I love it when I get a chance to second shoot from time to time because it gives me the opportunity to shoot from angles I wouldn't normally be able to without the pressure of being the primary photographer responsible for the day. A while back I shot for Gary Coelho Photography on this stunning Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding and I wanted to share some of the highlights of the day from the images that I took. A little about the venue: Hummingbird...

Los Angeles Wedding Photography at Alexandria Ballrooms by Belinda Philleo

Sophisticated Glam Wedding at Alexandria Ballrooms in Los Angeles, CA

Veronica & Robert’s wedding vision was a high-glam event with a dramatic flair that incorporated their love of a place they’ve long called home, Los Angeles. They worked along with Chabeli Sanchez and her team at P.S. & Associates Event Planning to make their wedding dream into a reality.  It all started with selecting the perfect venue, and boy did they find the perfect place! They decided to host their wedding at Alexandria Ballrooms in the heart of DTLA, with its incredible chandeliers and gold accent molding on the...

Staying Grounded When Things Feel Completely Overwhelming

Life is hectic enough as it is, then throw-in trying to plan a wedding, or running a small business, and now, of all things: A new-to-humans virus that randomly brings the better part of the world to a screeching halt. Even the most rock-solid calm people among us are feeling pretty unsteady right about now. But the thing is, we can’t let this consume us. We’re going to get through this! Let’s talk about some practical ways we can find our footing amidst all the chaos:   Gratitude When I first...

Easy Dinner Recipes for When You’re Juggling Work, Life, & Wedding Planning

Originally I had this blog post planned as a way to share some of my favorite easy dinner recipes with couples who were overloaded with work, wedding planning, and everything in between. Given the current unexpected circumstances with the COVID-19 outbreak, it seems a whole lot more of us are at home and fending for ourselves in the kitchen. I'm seeing an awful lot of posts on Instagram where people are lamenting not knowing how to cook. That's part of what this post was about! It's not only...

Save The Date: Something Borrowed Something New Bridal Expo in Orange County on 3/29/20

  Update: This event has been postponed until further notice. Please stay safe out there!   Are you shopping for your wedding vendors? We've got TWO bridal shows coming up that you should definitely check out! I just recently shared that we'll be at Friendly Hills Country Club on April 5th for their Spring weddings & events soiree. Now, I'm excited to announce that we'll also be at the Something Borrowed, Something New Bridal Expo on March 29th at the Eureka Building in Irvine! If you're not already a part of the Something Borrowed,...

Save the Date: 4/5/20 Friendly Hills Country Club Wedding & Events Soiree!

Update: This event has been postponed until further notice. Please stay safe out there! I'm so thrilled to announce that we'll be joining all the incredible vendors for the Friendly Hills Country Club Weddings & Event's Soiree (aka Bridal show) on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. This is a FREE event (no RSVP required) where you can browse, meet and chat with wedding professionals in person, take advantage of special show offers, taste incredible catered goodies, and win awesome prizes in the event raffle. If you decide to...

Featured On Southern California Bride: Glamorous Alexandria Ballrooms Wedding

It's been such an exciting week around here! This past Sunday we spent the day at one of our favorite venues, networking with other wedding pros and meeting some amazing couples who are planning their wedding. Then today, I woke up to a notification that one of our 2019 couples was featured on the BEST wedding blog in Southern California! via GIPHY This gorgeous Downtown LA wedding was an absolute dream to photograph! Our beautiful couple were all about creating a glamorous and sophisticated ambiance for their wedding day and...

Dramatic engagement photos in Orange County. Bride-to-be poses for engagement pictures in her elegant hunter green gown next to her fiance at a wilderness park in Coto De Caza.

Orange County Engagement Photos | Miriam & Apolonio

Miriam & Apolonio's Orange County engagement photos were some of my favorites that I've photographed recently. These two have been sweethearts since high-school and I am so thrilled to document their journey through the next phase of their happily ever after. We started their session by exploring the historic urban streets of Downtown Santa Ana. For outfits, Miriam chose an adorable casual dress and strappy heels for her look and Apolonio kept it simple and classy with jeans and a solid long sleeve; A classic and casual "date night"...