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...

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...

Legacy Ballroom Tustin Wedding | Randall & Damaris

The thing I loved most about working with Randall and Damaris was the way they make each other laugh. The adorable banter between the two never failed to bring a smile to my face! For their wedding day, they chose a rustic theme complete with oak barrels, wild flowers and of course, cowboy boots! Damaris chose a soft violet color for her flowers and bridesmaid gowns. This soft violet made a nice compliment to the rustic wood finishes of their decor. A family friend provided a backdrop for the...

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...

How to change your name after your wedding

How-To Guide for Changing Your Name After Your Wedding

You finally did it! After all that time spent planning the perfect wedding you finally tied the knot and you're ready to take on a new last name. At first it might seem a little daunting to figure out how to change your name after the wedding, so I've done the research for you and compiled this step-by-step guide for you. If you're in Orange County, CA, this will be even easier since I've linked to some of the appropriate resources you'll need to complete the process! Get A...

Casa De Lago Wedding in Orange, CA | Wendy & Steve

When Steve proposed to Wendy, he took her to a romantic dinner and a walk along the Berkeley Marina, where there’s a great view of San Francisco. It was there that he asked Wendy to be his wife. They chose to keep the moment private, and not tell anyone for almost 3 days! They did this because they wanted to enjoy the depth of this event privately before all the excitement began. So when it came to their wedding day, it was all about sharing an intimate and...