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Vendor Highlight: Simply Irresistible Cakes & Catering | Orange County & LA

Today I'm interviewing the incredible team over at Simply Irresistible Cakes & Catering, based out of La Habra, CA. I've been a fan of their work ever since we first had a wedding together a couple of years ago. Jennifer, Alison & Kayla are a team of very creative and passionate boss ladies behind this full service bakery and catering company based in La Habra, CA and I can't wait to introduce you to them!     Take it away Simply Irresistible! Tell us about yourselves: We are Team Simply Irresistible! We...

White Florals Los Angeles River Center & Gardens Wedding | Ambar & Mark

Ambar chose all-white florals for her Los Angeles River Center & Gardens wedding and reception to reflect her personal understated elegant and high-class style. Guests felt like they were entering a white floral wonderland as they entered the event! Both Ambar and Mark opted to start their wedding day at the ultra-fabulous Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles for it’s great style and stunning views of the city. Hair and Makeup arrived early and started getting everyone ready for the big day! Once her hair and makeup were complete, Ambar...

Griffith Observatory Engagement Photos | Veronica & Robert

When Robert and Veronica were planning their engagement session they knew they wanted to incorporate two things for sure: Los Angeles and dramatic photography. The iconic Griffith Observatory with its epic view of Los Angeles was the perfect setting! For her attire, Veronica chose an elegant emerald green evening gown that popped with the white and green colors of the observatory. Robert wore one of his custom made suits to show off his style. The day of the session we met up at the observatory about an hour and a...

Serenade of flowers, Orange County Wedding Florist

Serenade of Flowers an Orange County Wedding Florist

Years ago I had a series here on the blog that I called "Wedding Vendor Wednesday," where I would highlight local wedding pros throughout Southern California who's work I admired. I honestly loved doing these interviews, but life got in the way and over time, the whole project fell by the wayside. Recently, I attended Wedding MBA (an educational conference for wedding professionals) in Las Vegas and it inspired me to refresh the series and bring it back! I'm so excited to share this with you and I hope...

5 Wedding Venues in Orange County for an Indoor Ceremony

Whether you’re hoping to avoid the slight chance of rain during your winter wedding, shield your guests from the blazing sun during your summer wedding, or maybe you just want something a little unique for the big day, having your wedding ceremony entirely indoors has some great benefits. Regardless of your reason for wanting an indoor ceremony, there are some great options to choose from here locally. Let’s take a look at 5 wedding venues in Orange County that are great for hosting an indoor ceremony and reception.  Before...

Tips for emotional wedding photos

5 Tips for Emotional Wedding Photos

Your wedding day is going to be a whirlwind filled with emotion — excitement, joy, and laughter. Capturing those moments in a way that lets you relive those emotions all over again each time you open your wedding album is a critical part of your perfect wedding. So with that in mind, I’d like to share a few tips I’ve gathered over the years to get those perfect, emotional wedding photos that you’ll treasure. A First Look If you've been following my blog or social media for a little while...

Engagement Session at Laguna Beach | Victoria Beach Engagement Pictures

What could be more timeless and romantic than an engagement session at Laguna Beach's iconic Victoria Beach? That's exactly what we were going for when I helped Jade and Eric plan their engagement session with me. If you wanna find out more about having a session at this gorgeous location check out this post. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite images from the session...

Pasadena City Hall Engagement photography by Belinda Philleo

Pasadena City Hall Session | Couples Photos, Engagement Photos, Anniversary Photos

For Brandon & Kerissa's Pasadena City Hall anniversary portrait session we wanted to create some classy and romantic vibes while showing off the awesome architecture of the iconic location. Kerissa chose a colorful and flattering raspberry dress that added some great pop of color and found the perfect matching shirt and tie for Brandon's attire. Makeup by Jessi D provided a flawless look for Kerissa's photoshoot hair and makeup. We planned our session to fall right before sunset so we could capture some of that great golden hour light, as well...

Sneak Peek: Stunning White Floral Wedding at Los Angeles River Center & Gardens

I'm so excited to share a quick sneak peek of a BEAUTIFUL wedding at Los Angeles River Center & Gardens! Ambar & Mark's big day was filled with love, laughter, and LOTS of beautiful white floral arrangements from the fabulous team at Petals & Linens! You can see a few sneak peeks from the big day below, but be sure to also check out the incredible vendor team from the day, and stay tuned for more photos coming soon! Wedding vendors who made it happen: Planning, Design & Florals: Petals &...

Popular Engagement Session Locations in Orange County, CA

A while back I wrote an article on how to choose an engagement session location that's right for you, but today I thought I would expand on that concept a bit and specifically discuss some popular engagement session locations in Orange County! Let's take a look at a few: Downtown Santa Ana District There are multiple downtown areas in Orange County, but this one is my favorite. Downtown Santa Ana has LOTS of great photo spots, textures, and scenery. Great food/drink options right there for after your session. Multiple...