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Wedding Planning

A Planner With Priorities A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WEDDING PLANNER  “What do you even DO?” As a wedding planner, this is a question I hear a lot. I often feel like I’m this mythical creature who does things. But couples aren’t quite sure what those things are, or what my job entails.  […]

A Day in the Life of a Wedding Planner

Wedding Planning

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A WEDDING PLANNER’S PERSPECTIVEWhy Are Weddings So Expensive?PART ONE Oh, budget. Pretty much everyone’s least favorite topic. But, pretty much one of the most important foundations to planning a wedding. The problem is, you probably don’t understand: a.) Precisely what goes into a wedding budget. And  b.) The actual reasons why weddings are so expensive. […]

Why Are Weddings So Expensive?

Wedding Planning Advice

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blue wedding shoes

The minute you get engaged, social media inundates you with images of weddings and what you “should” strive to create. And while looking at all of the pretty pictures on Instagram and Pinterest can be fun and inspiring, it can also be overwhelming and downright frustrating at times.  What are you supposed to do with […]

3 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding

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This editorial styled shoot was inspired by the vision of a really modern couple that wanted an intimate wedding celebration that felt timeless but also was inspired by monotone modern art. The shoot was designed around an ode to the color blue and clean lines to feel classic and timeless but also luxurious and modern. […]

Modern Art Wedding Shoot in Every Shade of Blue

Weddings in Monterey

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Small weddings have always been a great option, but COVID restrictions have forced many couples to re-examine their guest list and think small. Every year I have several clients that choose a more intimate celebration over a large bash and I always love them. So for all of you thinking of planning a smaller wedding […]

Small Wedding Venues in Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach and Big Sur

Weddings in Pebble Beach

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COVID has wreaked havoc on so many couples in 2020 and by the looks of it is continuing to do so into 2021. While so many couples have had to adjust, replan, pivot, and compromise on what they originally envisioned their wedding to be there have been many silver linings to be found. So many […]

COVID Backyard Micro Wedding Pivot

Weddings in Monterey

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Monterey Peninsula may be famous for its natural beauty and world class golfing, but it also happens to be home to many incredible wedding venues. This combination makes weddings in the Monterey area truly unique and special. One of the many wonderful things about planning a wedding in Monterey, Carmel and Pebble Beach is there […]

Incredible Hidden Gem Wedding Venues in Monterey, Carmel, and Pebble Beach

Weddings in Pebble Beach

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Yes, the future is uncertain. But it’s okay to still want to plan your wedding!  If you’re newly engaged and feeling a deep sense of disappointment or despair due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I want you to know that you are certainly not alone and I understand. Like everyone in the event industry since the […]

Planning a 2021 wedding during COVID

Weddings in Pebble Beach

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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?

Weddings in Pebble Beach

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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

Weddings in Pebble Beach

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