wedding Venue planning

This is one of the most exciting/overwhelming parts of the planning process for any couple unless you’ve magically found a venue long ago before the wedding and knew, that when the day came, that place would be it; that’s rare. For the rest of the world, we can’t check off the remainder of our items without having the venue locked in so this piece is pivotal. There are so many factors to consider for your venue that can be a little intrusive for someone that’s never done this before.

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Real Wedding: Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA Jason & Marisa

California is no doubt one of the prettiest places to have a destination wedding, which is why Marisa and Jason’s relaxed and elegant wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu is such a treat. Their colorful day was beautifully designed from beginning to end with fresh florals, rustic decor, and vibrant citrus + blush hues throughout. 

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Real Wedding: Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, CA Chris & Jessica

Chris and Jessica gathered their family and friends from all around the world to join them for their big day. C + J live in Qatar and hired Michelle Isabel & Co because they both come from different backgrounds and found it hard to accomplish the never ending wedding tasks that seem to pile up.

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Wedding Timeline Planning (part 1)

For today's journal entry I'll be helping you lay out your wedding planning strategy by working our way backward; starting with your wedding day timeline. This is going to be part 1 of 3 journal entries so you don't get to overwhelmed with the actionable tips I list below.

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Real Wedding: Museum of Art Wedding in Long Beach, CA Danielle & Brendan

Danielle and Brendan dreamed of having a laid back backyard-vibe wedding. While their venue was far from being a backyard, the Long Beach Museum of Art had a large lawn and an ocean view patio perfect for their intimate celebration. Their family traveled from all over but mostly from New York as they're California transplants.

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Inspiration: The Villa San Juan Capistrano, CA

As a planner, one of my favorite venues in Orange County, Ca is The Villa wedding venue in San Juan Capistrano. It has the quaintest home, the most intimate courtyard and amazing service. It was made for an intimate celebration and a crowd with a sophisticated palette for good food. It's nestled in the quaintest little area near The Mission San Juan Capistrano. 

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