Wedding layout planning

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 Design


This couple wanted to elope in Big Sur, but seeing as they lived on the east coast and had never visited the area, they needed help making their elopement come to life. Being busy professionals, running a business and raising children, they didn’t have the time to plan their elopement and vacation along the California […]

A Big Sur Elopement

Weddings In Big Sur


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



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

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



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



Sarah and Kevin hired Pocketful of Plans to help them design their dream wedding day at the breathtaking Gardener Ranch in November.  When they came to us, they had never planned a large event before, so they had no idea where to start or what/how to prioritize. Aside from that, they were also extremely nervous […]

Gardener Ranch: A Case Study

Weddings in Carmel Valley


When Hunter and Tammy got engaged, Tammy told everyone she wanted a small wedding including 10-20 of their closest family and friends who knew and supported them as a couple. Tammy wanted a destination wedding in California, outdoors and by the water, with pretty string lights and food for everyone to enjoy. She wanted the […]

A Waterfront Wedding at the Ritz Carlton

Bride and Groom walking across a bridge

weddings and coronavirus


Do you need a wedding planner? The answer is probably yes, but more importantly the question is, what type of wedding planner do you need?

Full planning versus Partial Planning: What’s the Difference

Weddings in Pebble Beach


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