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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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...
The Parker is one of those you-have-to-visit-at-least-once type of places. Here is a little bit of music to get you into the Palm Springs party mood while you read all about this gem of a place.