Tuesday, April 27, 2010

We Are Thrilled to Share...

I've just agreed to author a chapter of the Pananche coffee-table book Southern California Weddings. Each chapter will introduce a destination's most interesting hotels and venues as well as offer insight on the best in local catering, floral design, entertainment, photography, and other areas of specialty. My chapter of course will be the fabulous Santa Barbara! I am very excited to have the opportunity to share weddings we've created in this unique gorgeous destination and highlight some of the most amazing local resources which help make this happen. It's going to be an absolutely invaluable resource for brides and anyone who wants to learn about Southern California's vibrant special events scene.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Brunch Anyone?

Many of our clients love having a farewell brunch, and the Four Season's Biltmore is the perfect location to do the post nuptial affair! Here our clients chose the Monte Vista lawn and continued their black and white theme through their 3 day destination wedding weekend. The florals were all monochromatic color themed centerpieces done by Cody Floral Design.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Grace Ormonde's Book Launch Party in Beverly Hills~

The event was spectacular last Thursday evening at the Four Seasons. Kaitlin and I arrived not knowing what to expect at the Debut of Grace Ormonde's brand new coffee table book called "being in love never goes out of style"

"After 1o years of documenting extra ordinary weddings and their elements in her magazine she wanted to present a collection of her personal favorites in one comprehensive volume". Grace Ormonde states in her new book.
We were not told that our beautiful wedding for Dina and John would be included in the book. Thank you again Brian and Brady of BB Photography for capturing this event for us. We were so honored and touched to see this wedding in the amazing book. Grace was so kind to sign the page for us.

The following images are from Grace Ormonde's blog showing you what we got to experience that night. The champagne flowed, the amazing table tops, lighting and great company with the top people in the industry was so special for Kaitlin and I. It will be an evening we truly will never forget!
Glorious day in Beverly Hills!

View of the Wedding Garden~

Grace with the male models and gorgeous bouquets.

Stunning table designs all around the room were on display~

I Love the lighting and the shape of this table centerpiece on the long feasting table.

The food was fantastic, all small bites. My kind of party!

As wedding & event planners the book will be a perfect resource for us to share inspiration to our clients.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Grand Del Mar~ 6 Irresistible Principles of Fun~

We had the best time at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego a few weeks ago. What an amazing location for weddings and events. The principle I will hold onto from this is "Spend time with those that make you Sparkle" I love that! We hope you enjoy some of the images taken by Boyd Harris that we put into a fun collage showing the details of our time there. Thank you again to Paige Levy Kouretchian and Charles Stuart for the amazing memories and fun!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Classy, Fun Engagement BBQ

We had so much fun planning and designing this engagement party for our clients...Here is what we proposed to them for inspiration of the way the event would feel. That Saturday it poured rain. But Classic Party Rentals came through and sub floored and tented for us a few days ahead. The guests can't wait for the 3 day destination wedding in September! Photos:bride and groom, food shots, flowers,
Kaitlin and I did much of the decor, made the napkin rings, ordered in the cool aged pots, and lanterns. Cody Floral design did the flowers for us. We found our linens through 3 companies to get the perfect look. La Tavola, Wildflower linens, and BBJ.

We had so much fun putting together this area for the guests to have their pictures taken in.

SBB Gourmet Catering did a fantastic job with an amazing spread of delicious food. Including the pie station for dessert.

Our bride and groom want to do the photo area again for their wedding which will have an island theme The wedding will take place at the bride's parents home in Montecito.

Dwight Kennedy did such a great job providing the perfect background music for the event. Rentals by Classic Party Rentals. Lighting was created by Bella Vista Designs.