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...

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...

6 Things That Will Make Your Wedding Guests Grumpy

No doubt you’ve spent hours on your guest list and all that goes with it. You’ve even carefully selected a beautiful invitation suite and menu to be sure that your guests enjoy celebrating your perfect day as much as you do. But there are some unexpected things that can make their experience as a guest less than enjoyable. Let’s talk about six things that will make your wedding guests grumpy and how to avoid them! (Note: Some links are affiliate links.) Sitting out in the sun/cold too long (not planning...

6 Tips to write a killer wedding speech

How to Write a Killer Wedding Speech

Did you just find out you're the maid of honor/best man at your best friend's wedding? This post is for you! More than likely part of your bridal party duties involve giving a speech of some kind. It might be tempting to google something pre-written, or to tell every story you can think of about the bride/groom. But before you do that, here are a few tips to help you write a killer wedding speech that everyone will enjoy! Remember The Purpose When preparing a speech, it's incredibly easy to...

5 wedding tips for introverts

5 Wedding Tips for Introverts

Everyone gets the jitters about their wedding day, but for introverts, the idea of having all eyes on you for the entire day can feel like something right out of a nightmare. While some of us weren't born to be the center of attention, it doesn't mean that you can't still have an incredible wedding with the people you love! Today I'm sharing 5 wedding tips for introverts! Keep it small One of the most impactful things you can do is to keep the guest list small. Honestly, this is...

How to Choose a Location for Your Engagement Session

Choosing the right location for your engagement session may have your head spinning at first. Maybe you and your fiance have different ideas of how it should look. Maybe you feel overwhelmed with Pinterest "inspiration" and trends. Here are four tips for how to choose a location for your engagement session: Talk to your photographer The first thing you should do when it's time to decide on a location for your engagement session is to talk to your photographer. If you're working with a professional (which I highly recommend), they'll...

Tips for inquiring with wedding pros

Helpful Tips for Inquiring with Wedding Pros

You're staring blankly at your laptop with 75 tabs open on your browser; there are so many great wedding pros in the area to choose from, but finding the right one for you can feel like you're standing at the foot of a mountain, will I ever make it to the to the other side? It might be tempting to type out a canned message asking for the price list and paste it into all those contact forms, but with that method you're doing yourself a disservice. Comparing price...