Wedding Planning 101: Where to Start

Wedding Planning 101: Where to Start

Now that a little time has passed since you said "YES!" you might be thinking that it's time to get started on the actual wedding planning! Congratulations! You're about to start one of the most exciting parts of the process. It's not uncommon that you might also be at the point where you're realizing that this exciting process can also be quite overwhelming. Not sure where to start? Don't worry, I've got you! Let's talk about 7 things you can do to get your wedding planning off on...

Los Angeles Wedding Photography at Alexandria Ballrooms by Belinda Philleo

Sophisticated Glam Wedding at Alexandria Ballrooms in Los Angeles, CA

Veronica & Robert’s wedding vision was a high-glam event with a dramatic flair that incorporated their love of a place they’ve long called home, Los Angeles. They worked along with Chabeli Sanchez and her team at P.S. & Associates Event Planning to make their wedding dream into a reality.  It all started with selecting the perfect venue, and boy did they find the perfect place! They decided to host their wedding at Alexandria Ballrooms in the heart of DTLA, with its incredible chandeliers and gold accent molding on the...

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...

Featured On Every Last Detail: All White Floral Wedding in Los Angeles

As an entrepreneur, it can be really easy to get caught up in the task list; there's always something that needs to get done and it can be overwhelming.  Over the last decade, I've had to learn to occasionally stop, take in all in for a second, enjoy the journey and celebrate the little wins along the way. One such moment came last week when I heard that my favorite wedding blog Every Last Detail featured one of our 2019 clients! Thank You Every Last Detail team! ❤️ Ambar and...

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...

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...

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...

Old Ranch Country Club Wedding Photography

Old Ranch Country Club Wedding Photography Highlights

In addition to shooting for myself, I also help out other local photographers by second shooting. One of the photographers I work with often is Gary Coelho and today, I wanted to share a few highlights from a wedding I helped with him last year at Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach, CA. Old Ranch Country Club is nestled in a hidden corner of Seal Beach that's between the 405 freeway and Los Alamitos. It's got a beautiful structure and a fabulous ceremony view! The golf course also...

Pantone Ultra Violet Wedding Inspiration for 2018

Last week the color experts at Pantone announced it's pick for 2018: Ultra Violet 18-3838 I feel like we saw a lot of purple tones during the 2017 wedding season, so I'm curious if the trend will continue into next year. Just for fun, I thought we could look back at some of my favorite violet weddings from the past year. If you're looking for ultra violet wedding inspiration, look no further. ;)   Our editorial shoot earlier this year with Kimberly Persons at Marbella Country Club had dramatic pops of...