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.

Wedding Ceremony Ideas

Wedding Ceremony Ideas

In the midst of all the planning, have you given thought to that moment when you say I do? One of your wedding planning tasks should be to review wedding ceremony ideas and traditions. My bride, Steph was interested in her options for ceremony styles, which is why I'd like to dedicate this post to her.

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

5 Creative Wedding Professionals You Didn’t Know Existed

But will totally take your wedding to the next level of awesomeness for a totally YOU-nique wedding.

ONE: @TheFotoBoothBus - Photo booths are so FUN plus they double as memorable favors for your guests. The Foto Booth Bus literally puts a spin on the modern photo booth. Check it out at http://www.thefotoboothbus.com/ 

TWO: @FloralyLinda - Artisan flower preservation to preserve your wedding memories foreva! You'll never have to let go of your wedding day bouquet. http://www.flora-ly.com/

THREE: @EventPainter - Turn your moment into a masterpiece with this mind blowing LIVE event painter. You guys, c’mon, I just can’t...this has to be one of my all time fave ideas.  http://www.laurajanestudio.com/

FOUR: @KnotandBow - Confetti balloons were made for the ULTIMATE honeymoon send off. A party cannot be complete without a confetti party http://www.knotandbow.com/blog

FIVE: @SilkandWillow -  Because I am all about personal details and special touches, plant dyed silk ribbons are the perfect pairing for your gorgeous bouquet.  http://www.silkandwillow.com/

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.