WEDDING & EVENTS
MONTEREY | CARMEL | PEBBLE BEACH

I absolutely love escort card displays, its a great opportunity to do something fun, memorable and a chance to really give guests a taste of your personality and interests. Escort cards are used to tell guests what tables they are sitting at. They can also double as place cards that have the guests’ meal choice […]

My Top 3 Escort Card Displays from 2019

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With the threat of  COVID-19 present in everyone’s lives,  there has understandably been a lot of talk about SMALL Weddings. While small weddings have always been popular,  they have become more important than ever due to social distancing and restrictions on the size of public gatherings.  If you are considering a smaller wedding celebration then […]

Elopements, Micro Weddings, and Intimate Weddings – What is the difference?

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A beautiful barn wedding at the Carmel Mission Inn I started working with this couple about 10 months in advance of their wedding. They had most of their vendors booked already but were looking for guidance on wedding design and pulling all of their plans together to make the wedding a success.  Their biggest struggle […]

Beautiful Hanging Florals for a Wedding

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In honor of Mother’s Day, I am taking a break from my typical wedding and event-related blogs to talk about something that is so important to me, Motherhood. Becoming a mom in 2017 was the most life-altering event but also the absolute best. Becoming a mother is scary, while it’s full of happiness and joy […]

Motherhood and Business

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Wedding Toasts Dos and Don’ts! I have seen a lot of different wedding toasts, some are good, some are bad, some bring me to tears, others make me cringe. I thought I would share a little helpful information for those giving the toasts because I know from experience how hard it is to give a […]

Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Toasts

Wedding Planning Advice

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I think we all know that the global pandemic is unprecedented, it’s scary and it’s uncertain. As a wedding planner I like having plans, back up plans, scenarios and what ifs in place for lots of details. Event planners love control, trust me. Rarely are there crazy things that arise during an event or in […]

Embracing Uncertainty and Wedding Planning during COVID-19

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First things first: congrats on your engagement! You are about to embark on an incredible journey. While planning a wedding has its share of ups and downs, it is also amazing and should be full of fun and creativity. Sure, it can also be a huge point of stress and anxiety for many couples, but […]

How to plan a wedding like a Pro – Part One!

Wedding To Do List

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To me, the most worrying trend in modern wedding planning is the confusion “day of coordination” services. Day of services have become quite popular, and at first glance it is easy to see why. What couple wouldn’t love a pro’s help for a significant discount? I love to save a buck as much as the […]

Day-of Coordination does not exist!

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Should I book an engagement session? The answer is, most definitely, Yes. In fact, I recommend all couples explore the idea of doing an engagement photo session because I believe the benefits easily outweigh any downside. So let’s go over some of the reasons you should seriously consider an engagement session, and I asked several […]

Should I take Engagement Photos?

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Holy Crap, it’s the end of a decade. That came and went fast, at least for me. Did it for you? In the last decade I grappled with being a recent college grad (in the midst of a recession), moving to another country, getting a master’s degree, finding my passion for events, returning to the […]

2019 A Year in Review!

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