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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 CANdo 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 9 wedding...

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...

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...

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...

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...