Photo by the Delauras at first look

Have you been wondering if a first look is right for you and your wedding? Traditionally, the bride and groom didn’t see one another until walking down the aisle. However, in recent years, that has changed as first looks have become more popular. First, what is a first look? A first look is an intimate […]

Should You Do A First Look?

Wedding Planning Advice


While every couple I work with is different and every wedding unique, one thing remains constant – the process I use to plan their weddings. 

And it’s not your typical process filled with generic checklists, to-do lists, and vendor recommendations. Wedding planning takes a whole lot more than that because it IS a whole lot more than that. It’s big decisions, big investments (time and money), and big emotions.

How I Plan A Wedding – Phase Based Planning


wedding ceremony at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach Resorts

Pebble Beach Resorts is the pinnacle of luxury on the Monterey Peninsula. Known as the iconic golf course wedding spot, this prestigious venue is a prime place for golf enthusiasts and couples looking to tie the knot. And for those who are a mix of the two – jackpot!  In today’s post, I’ll walk you […]

Venue Spotlight: Pebble Beach Resorts



Wedding planning isn’t for the faint of heart. To be a wedding planner, you have to be strong but gentle at the same time. You must know how to work with people, keep things organized, bring people’s visions to life, and leap tall buildings. Okay, not that last one – at least not yet! I […]

3 Secret Powers of a Wedding Planner

Couple celebrating back down the aisle after ceremony

Wedding Planning

Couple Dancing at Gardener Ranch Clubhouse in Carmel Valley

Wonder what it is like to hire a wedding planner. Some of our past clients are shedding some light on their experience working with Pocketful of Plans.

A Client’s Perspective: What is it like to work with Pocketful Of Plans?

Wedding Vendors


Looking for the perfect bouquet for your wedding day? Look no further, I rounded up 10 of my favorite bouquets from past weddings and they are sure to inspire your wedding day design.

10 Epic Bouquets to Inspire your Bridal Bouquet!

Wedding Bride's Bouquet

Wedding Design


So you are thinking about hiring a wedding planner? I am guessing you landed here either 1. Because your my mom (thanks for reading mom!) OR 2. Because you have very little clue as to what the heck a wedding planner does and whether you really need one. Good news, I am here to tell you […]

Do I need a wedding planner?

Wedding To Do List


Every couple wants a unique, memorable wedding. No one wants boring and vanilla! However, it can be difficult to break from convention when planning a wedding, as taking chances can be intimidating.   If you want to have a fun, memorable wedding, use your unique personality, ideas, and background and for inspiration. This is a great […]

Modern Indian wedding in Monterey

Weddings in Monterey


L and M at Folktale winery   This amazing wedding had the absolute coolest, laid-back, effortless vibe to it and it was such a dream day. Everything about it reflected their effortlessly cool personalities and personal tastes. L & M wanted a wedding that felt personal and intimate with their closest family and friends in […]

L & M At Folktale Winery in Carmel



We are all busy these days, it seems everyone I speak to is drained at the end of each day and the constant struggle to find balance is something we all deal with. And boom, now you are adding planning a huge, monumental, expensive, and complicated event to your long to do list! Yikes. Farewell […]

Wedding Planning Tools to Get You Organized and Then Married!