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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.

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: 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

Organize your Wedding Planning Folder

Organize your Wedding Planning Folder

In this post I’m going to outline how to organize your wedding planning binder. I’ll walk you through labels and descriptions of what each section should/could look like as you move through this fun journey. Nowadays I do everything online so it’s rare for me to need a folder. If you prefer virtual organization, refer to Wedding Organiser Folder (for a list of items to purchase for your binder scroll down to the bottom of this post).

Preparing for Your Engagement Shoot

When I did my engagement shoot I remember being nervous because I had never been professionally photographed that way. I was thinking what should I wear? where should we go? Eek….so many questions but this blog will provide clarity so you can enjoy your session.

Top 5 Favorite 'First Dance Songs'

Whether its under the stars, alongside the coastline, in the twinkled gazebo, amidst the sequoia trees, or with grand chandeliers above you - the 'First Dance' is one of the most magical moments. It's the first alone time-intimate time- you get after all the fun-ness you've been having. Seriously everything else is a blur and you are zoned in on your best friend.

The Griffith Observatory Engagement Shoot, Los Angeles

Engagement Sessions are a must. These shoots are an opportunity for you to really bond with your photographer. The photographer will be documenting one of the most monumental moments in your lives as a couple so its important that you understand one another. As a couple, you need to feel comfortable with your photographer to ensure that your photographer can capture the most natural images.

Wedding Photography Engagement Featured on Southern California Bride

When my husband and I put our budget together for our wedding, photography was the one thing my heart wanted to splurge on. I cannot express how happy I am to that I made that a priority. Crystal-Nicole was the greatest decision we made but not only for our wedding.