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...

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! (Note: Some links are affiliate links.) Sitting out in the sun/cold too long (not planning...

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...

Blush Rustic Vintage Wedding Inspiration at Hotel Temecula

Victorian Elegance Meets Rustic was the theme for a recent collaborative shoot with Stacy of Sylver Weddings & Events. Stacy is not only a wedding coordinator in SoCal, but she also manages multiple wedding and event venues in Temecula, CA. For this shoot, she wanted to show of one of her venues, The Hotel Temecula. It's a property located in the heart of Old Town Temecula and it's rich with local history. This venue is great for more intimate outdoor weddings. They also feature on onsite bridal suite and...