In this post, I'm going to explain how to avoid your wedding nightmare by outlining what it's like to partner with a professional planner to help reduce wedding planning stress.
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.