Wedding Venue

Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Coordinator

Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Coordinator

In the wedding world, there is a common offering where a venue promises that their in house venue representative is also the wedding coordinator. While that sounds wonderful in theory, it’s misleading. In this post I’m going to share the differences between a Venue Coordinator (VC) and a Wedding Coordinator (WC).

How to Host Your Wedding at a Private Estate

How to Host Your Wedding at a Private Estate

I’m going to walk you through my process for planning and producing events in non-traditional wedding venues like a private estate or a backyard for example. We’re going to put the wedding planning aside for now and discuss the 4 things to look out for when hosting your event at unique location.

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.

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.

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. 

The MacArthur | Downtown Los Angeles Wedding Venue

The MacArthur formerly the Park Plaza Hotel LA is a Los Angeles wedding venue that takes you back to the 1920’s. As soon as you walk through those front glass doors you’re taken aback by a GRAND stair case and GIANT chandeliers original to the building.

OC Wedding Venue, Montage laguna beach

Imagine standing in front of the ocean on a cool and breezy summer evening. The sun is getting ready to set and the hues of pinks and blues are starting to show up. You're surrounded by a live band covering Louis Armstrong & Etta James songs with trumpets and saxophones. Cocktail tables with white parasols are scattered in a pattern across the ocean front lawn...