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Life is a Buffet!

Life is a Buffet!

Today’s brides and grooms are mixing cultures and bringing their personal culture into their wedding menus, creating a sumptuous experience with specialty drinks and signature dining.

In the spirit of wanting to make everyone happy, you may consider having hors d’oeuvres that are indicative of your culture. This will allow your guests to enjoy the best of both worlds. I say life is a buffet, let them enjoy!

Location! Location! Location!

Location! Location! Location!

Trust me when I say location can be everything. Summer is around the corner, and many brides are going for the Shabby Chic Barn look. This can be an enchanting setting whether you dress it up or down. The rustic look of a barn can be as elegant as a Grandballroom. Lighting gives you a warm ambiance, your linen is your texture and the flowers can bring the outside in with all the colors of your choosing.

Ladies, never feel that the barn look has been done before…it has,,,but not with your twist on it! Brides, just remember to bring your own charm and vision to your wedding day. Bring your design, your dreams, and your flavor. This day truly is all about you. Your guests will bask in the joy of your celebration!

Girls and their gowns…

Girls and their gowns…

I see the look of wedding gowns changing. After Kate Middleton’s wedding to her prince and the wedding of Jessica Biel to Justin Timberlake, we are seeing more wedding gowns have cap sleeves, long lace sleeves, higher neck lines and pale pink is the new off white. Gone are the days of the big Cinderella gowns and the over-done chapel wedding veils. Elegance and lace are now the order of the day. If you want to know what the new 2013 trend is …follow the stars!

“What is a Bridesmaid”

“What is a Bridesmaid”

On New Year’s Eve, I did the most beautiful wedding.  I was pleasantly surprised by the extraordinary bridesmaids.  Per wedding etiquette a bridesmaid is there to assistant the bride in any way possible: from the time you are asked to be a bridesmaid to the day of the wedding. These were five amazing women who were hands on in every way.  The bride did not have a care in the world.  It is my experience that the bride with a an organized team of bridesmaids is a relaxed and happy bride. Your wedding day is the shortest, longest day of a your life.

I applaud these bridesmaids, so brides - choose wisely!

And They Lived Happily Ever After!

And They Lived Happily Ever After!

I am so happy I get to do what I do. I get to see bride’s dreams realized, a groom mesmerized when he sees his fiance for the first time as his bride, a mother’s tears of joy when her daughter walks down the  and a proud father when he hands his daughter off to her husband.

12-12-12

12-12-12

Out of all 365 days 12-12-12 happens to be on Wednesday.  Mid-week wedding is perfect for a couple on a budget. It is way more cost effective to get the venue,catering, flowers, DJ or even a band.  Who says Saturdays are the best day to get married?  12-12-12 will not happen again for another 1000 years.  If you missed this date go for 11-12-13. It falls on a  Tuesday – a beautiful day for a wedding!

Fine dining.

Fine dining.

Many of you wonder what it looks like to set up a table for fine dining experience. I find this website extremely helpful. Hope you do, too!

Gina’s first step.

Gina’s first step.

Ti’s the Season to get engaged!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to my blog and invite you to get to know me and what I do.  “I do Weddings” – I come to you with years of  experience working with brides and grooms in the L.A. area.  I  have worked in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Hollywood, Palos Verdes and San Diego. Planning weddings is what I do.  Now I am excited to share my experience and “wisdom” with you: a bride-to-be, a mother of the bride, a future groom, or anyone who visits this blog.

I bring so many suggestions and ideas to the table.  I want to know  your vision so that I can help you realize them …this is not a dress rehearsal you cannot do it again the next day.  Follow me on your journey to your wedding day as we explore all of the possibilities!  Happy Planning!

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