WEDDING & EVENTS
MONTEREY | CARMEL | PEBBLE BEACH

Places and tips for planning a minion or honeymoon in Carmel, Big Sur or Monterey.

Planning a Mini-Moon in Carmel or Big Sur

Monterey Weddings

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Rustic European Country Wedding at Holman Ranch in Carmel

A Holman Ranch Wedding

Couple sharing first kiss at Holman Ranch wedding ceremony

Weddings in Carmel Valley

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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

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Planning and wedding and thinking about blocking hotel rooms for your guests? This blog helps explain some of the pros and cons about hotel blocks for weddings.

Things to consider about hotel wedding blocks

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This beautiful couple wanted to celebrate their wedding with a weekend full of events. Their wedding was originally scheduled for 2020 but, of course, they were forced to postpone their celebration for a year. They were finally able to celebrate over Labor Day weekend in 2021, a year later, and with a significantly smaller discount […]

An Indian/ Western Wedding Weekend

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Wedding design is really overwhelming for a lot of couples. But with guidance and a solid plan design doesn’t have to be scary. As a luxury wedding planner I guide couples on finding the right design for their style and wedding experience.

Designing a Wedding – Where to start?

Wedding layout planning

Wedding Design

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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

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When you envision your ideal wedding weekend, what does it look like? What’s going on around you? Where are you? Indoors or outdoors? How is your ceremony decorated?  Chances are, everyone’s answers to these questions will be different. But I have a venue in mind that will tick just about anyone’s box. It allows you […]

Venue Spotlight: Gardener Ranch

Outdoor Tent at Gardener Ranch

Weddings in Carmel Valley

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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

Venues

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Sticking to a budget isn’t the most glamorous part of wedding planning. And it can certainly be tricky. But it’s a building block of the process. And one that deserves to be understood. This is why, as a wedding planner, I love helping couples deep dive into all things budget-related. Because if you don’t have […]

A Wedding Planner’s Perspective: Common Hidden Costs

Weddings

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