Every aspect of your special day is important, including the events leading up to it.  Both the rehearsal dinner and the welcome party play significant roles in setting the tone for your celebration. And each event offers its own charm and purpose. Understanding the nuances can help you plan a memorable experience for you and […]

Rehearsal Dinner vs. Welcome Party: What’s the Difference?

Wedding Trends


This couple planned their Pebble Beach destination wedding from across the country in their home state of Georgia. Being so far away, they knew they weren’t going to be able to visit the Monterey Peninsula multiple times while planning their wedding and ultimately knew they needed guidance and someone to be really hands on with […]

An epic wedding weekend in Pebble Beach

Wedding ceremony on Peppoli Lawn at the Inn at Spanish Bay a Pebble Beach Resort.

Weddings in Pebble Beach


As a wedding planner, I understand the importance of putting 110% into the main event. It’s the reason everyone is gathering after all! But if you’re looking to plan the celebration of a lifetime, let’s not forget about the pre-wedding festivities! One such soiree that sets the stage is the welcome party.  This event is […]

How to Plan a Welcome Party that Wows

Wedding Planning Advice


Preparing the perfect wedding weekend welcome bags for your wedding in Carmel, Pebble Beach and Monterey

Wedding Welcome Bags – Dos and Don’ts!

Wedding Advice


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


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



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



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 ceremony at Spanish Bay Pebble Beach Resorts


Bride and Groom walking across a bridge

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

weddings and coronavirus


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