I didn't have a chance to post any pictures from her wedding since it's been quite difficult to get a hold of her photographer, however, I did manage to pull some pictures off her personal site to share with you all as well as a short video that my friend Andrew of Tour LA formely Iobon Cinema shot of their wedding.
I'm so proud of you Casey and what you are doing to help mentor students through the college transition. We need more people like you in this world.
Venue & Catering : Calamigos Ranch
Wedding Coordinator & Stationery: NOZZA
Cake: Bread Basket Cake
If ever two people were meant to spend the rest of their lives together, these two are it. I can't remember the last time I had so much fun at a wedding. Raul of R&R kept the music going till the lights went on, and then some. We even managed to get in the action for the last song.
Everything about Ronnie and Briana was special, from the very first moment I met them both there was this calmness that Ronnie brought to Briana's life. Briana's mom was involved in every step of the way making their commitment ceremony a memorable one for both of them. Briana's father beamed with joy and welcomed Ronnie with open arms into their family. I've never been a part of a group of people so overwhelmed with love and support for two individuals. I was honored to be a part of their celebration.
I'm thrilled to share with you the lovely pictures that Red Loft Studio captured that day. It was such a pleasure working with them. I love when Long Beach vendors come together to make special days come to fruition. My trusty partner in crime Deanne of Bella Fiore provided the beautiful floral arrangements, NOZZA Press and Paper Cut Industries created all the wedding stationery and lastly the yummy cake was made by Rossmoore Pastries.
Wedding Location: Hotel Maya Long Beach
Wedding Stationery + Coordination: Nozza Studio
Flowers: Bella Fiore
Hair and Makeup: Karen Cobb
Photography: Red Loft Studios
Cake: Rossmoore Pastries
This year has definitely been the year of warp speed planning. I received a phone call from one of my sisters asking me if I would help plan one of her best friends wedding, Veronica to Haitham at the start of spring. I said sure not problem, but you do realize that it's in two months time? Having planned a few weddings already this year within two months I immediately got to work.
Veronica and Haitham were so easy to work with. They knew they wanted to keep the wedding intimate with focus on family and close friends. I knew that based on their budget and size of wedding the perfect venue for them would be The Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach. They offer an all inclusive package that includes venue, food, cake, and flowers. Lucky for us Deanne of Bella Fiore is the hotels preferred florist so the choice was an easy one.
One of Veronica + Haitham's friend brought an abundance of pastries for everyone to enjoy. Haitham's family is from Egypt and they couldn't attend the wedding celebration but not a single moment was missed. We set up a web cam so they wouldn't miss a thing. Haitham even had a little dance with him mother via the cam.
I want to thank Will William Kim Photography for capturing the night. He was so attentive and kind. I truly enjoy working with him.
Melissa + Bernie's Wedding at the Los Angeles River and Garden Center this past weekend was by far one of my most favorite weddings ever. I couldn't have imagined spending my holiday weekend anywhere else other than with Melissa and Bernie, no one parties better than these two.
I want to thank Kristen and Rafael for introducing me to such a lovely couple. From the very first consultation I knew that we would not only have a great time planning the wedding but we would definitely remain friends after the big day. (I'm seeing her today, any excuse to keep her coming back)
Sunday's celebration at one of my favorite little hidden gems Los Angeles River
Center and Gardens could not have happened without the help of my partners in crime Deanne of Bella Fiore and Henry of Henry Chen Photography, this is one of many weddings The Wedding Clique will be working on together this year.
This wedding is a perfect example of how you can use several colors without having it look like a skittles factory. The focal point of the wedding were the Carlisle Lamour linens by BBJ Linens. Everything from hand painted wedding invitations using that pattern, to all the table names, programs and signs were inspired by this table cloth.
I feel honored and blessed to have been a part of such a special day. What started out as an idea in my head and a year of planning all came to fruition. The joy in Melissa's face when she saw it all put together is priceless.
Vendor Highlight: This DJ had the dance floor on fire. Loved him. Luke of Premiere Events
Ceremony and reception locations: Los Angeles River Center and Gardens in Los Angeles, CA
Planner, coordinator, and stationery: NOZZA Studio
Officiant: Father Mike Javor
Dress: La Soie Bridal Shop #1
Florist: Bella Fiore
Cake: Rossmoor Pastries
Music: Ricky Rasura Harpist
Transportation: Hilltop Limousine Service