California Wedding

How to Plan Your Multicultural Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony

How to Plan Your Multicultural Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony

The Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony remains the most popular request amongst my Chinese and Asian clients marrying into multicultural families.

Most Popular Reasons for Doing the First Look

Most Popular Reasons for Doing the First Look

In this post I’m going to share my insights from dozens of weddings I’ve produced, some with a first look and some without. I’ll be going over what the first look is and why some have opted for it and why some haven’t. It honestly, comes down to...

Teaming Up with Your Professional Bridal Hair and Makeup Service

Teaming Up with Your Professional Bridal Hair and Makeup Service

In this post I’m going to give you the scoop on what a professional wedding day hair and makeup stylist is. In the last five years of being completely immersed in the wedding world, I have to share that she is one of the BEST I’ve worked with. I’ve seen the alternative first-hand and that’s why I’m sharing this behind the scenes resource with you. They are the first on the scene so what they do impacts the rest of the day and the rest of your team.

How to Plan a Korean American Wedding Ceremony

How to Plan a Korean American Wedding Ceremony

In this post I’m going to explain how to incorporate Paebaek-- the traditional Korean ceremony--into your western style wedding day. We are cross-cultural wedding planners, which means we help couples from diverse backgrounds infuse traditional elements into their American wedding.

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Venue

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Venue

Venue research can quickly get overwhelming without a system in place. You can expect decision fatigue to creep in when the vast amount of information starts pouring in. In this post I’m going to help you find the perfect wedding venue by taking you through the process I take with my clients. There is a freebie included in the form of a spreadsheet so you can get organized in your search.

Go From Engagement to Wedding Planning in These 4 Steps

Go From Engagement to Wedding Planning in These 4 Steps

In this post I’ll be laying out the steps that I take to help newly engaged couples go from ring-selfie excitement to wedding planning mode. Just as you would hire a financial advisor to help with your retirement plans or Purple Bricks (oh, commissery) to help you find your home, engaged couples turn to us to plan, design and produce their wedding.

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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.

Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Wedding Ceremony Ideas

In the midst of all the planning, have you given thought to that moment when you say I do? One of your wedding planning tasks should be to review wedding ceremony ideas and traditions. My bride, Steph was interested in her options for ceremony styles, which is why I'd like to dedicate this post to her.

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.