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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.

Jess and Cody's Modern Downtown Loft Wedding

As cross cultural wedding planners we see that there is an added level of stress to the already overwhelming wedding planning process when it comes to artfully incorporating different backgrounds. Today I want to share about Jess and Cody that planned a biracial wedding in Southern California.

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.

Choosing Your Wedding Planner and Coordinator

Hiring your wedding planner is a very personal decision. Of all your vendors we spend the most time together and the most time on your wedding so it's important that we get along. We also carry the biggest responsibility on your wedding day as

Destination Wedding Experience

My advice for any bride that is planning her wedding would be to never feel forced into doing anything that relates to your wedding details. For example, asking someone to be in your bridal party, inviting someone out of courtesy, saying "Yes" to something you don't necessarily agree with, or taking on something that's out of your budget. I think that there is no right or wrong way to plan your wedding. In the end, your wedding day should ultimately convey your love story and your sense of style as a couple.