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 &...

Featured On Every Last Detail: Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration Shoot

I recently had the privilege of working alongside some of Orange County's best wedding vendors for a wedding inspiration shoot at the La Ventura Event Center in San Clemente. This hidden gem is a gorgeous spot for hosting a wedding or event. It's located just a few blocks from the beach (which is fantastic for those golden sunset photos!) and has some super cute photo spots onsite as well. Aimee Takumi of Confetti Skies expertly coordinated and designed our shoot along with the help of the ultra-talented Naomi of...

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!   Sitting out in the sun/cold too long (not planning to care for them if...

The Hacienda Santa Ana Wedding with Soft Lavender Hues

David and Naomi's Hacienda wedding in Santa Ana was a day everyone present will surely remember for years to come. From the moment I met these two incredibly sweet people, I could immediately tell that they were just right for each other. A perfect match! The couple chose a soft lavender and white color palette for their wedding decor. Naomi's bouquet, as well as the reception centerpieces, were made of fresh white orchids; a simple and classy floral look that Sharen Cosbey of Flowers by Sharen pulled off well! Naomi...

Blush, Merlot & Gold Wedding Inspiration | The Hills Hotel Laguna

I recently worked with the fabulous Wendy Alexis of Lavishly Chic to create a styled wedding inspiration shoot for all of you brides out there who appreciate glamour and elegance as much as we do! We chose a color palette of bold jewel tones, blush, merlot, navy blue and a pop of champagne gold as the foundation for our shoot. Next, we carefully selected the perfect crystal encrusted cap sleeve wedding gown from Calla Blanche for our model. We wanted this inspiration to feel like a modern take on the...

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...

I've Been Featured on The Overwhelmed Bride blog

Featured On The Overwhelmed Bride & The Aisle Society!

The last few weeks - actually, the last few months - have been somewhat of a whirlwind. I'm sitting in my hotel room in Las Vegas right now, unwinding from an invigorating week at Wedding MBA (a conference for wedding professionals). I filled half a notebook with notes from the program and my to-do list has doubled with takeaways from the show. Tomorrow I leave for another destination - I'll keep it a secret for now ;) but watch my Instagram stories for a peek this weekend -and a...