Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Trunk Alert: Ann Barge and Lazaro

Ann Barge Trunk Show
February 27 - 28, 2009

The White Dress Couture and Vintage Bridal Boutique
2853 East Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA, 92625
Phone(949) 723-0121:

Lazaro Trunk Show
February 26 - 28, 2009
Jobyna's Bridal & Tuxedo

Lazaro invites you to Jobyna's Bridal & Tuxedo.
Debut the breathtaking 2009 Couture Bridal Collection.

3325 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA 91208
Phone (818) 248-0026

Happy Trunking!

Monday, February 16, 2009

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Early Valentine's Day!

This Saturday is Valentine's Day, one of my most favorite holidays all year round. Since I am a wedding planner, I'd admit it's safe to assume I'm a hopeless romantic to the utmost extent.

With that being said... I have a wedding this Saturday and will be pretty busy over the next few days prepping. So, I hope you all have a wonderful day and feel extra loved all weekend long!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Featured Wedding: Amanda and Luis

Amanda and Luis were married in November of 2008 at the Westlake Village Inn in Westlake, CA. Their ceremony was at Agoura Bible Fellowship in Agoura Hills, CA. Amanda wanted fall colors for her color scheme and since it was November the season itself was a perfect backdrop for this beautiful wedding.

Flowers: Flowers by Stacey Martin
Photography: Chris Schmitt Photographers
Videographer: Charles Lauren Films
Entertainment: Mike Brandt, LA DJ Exchange
Cake: Jill's Cake Creations
Linens: LA Event and Design
Lighting: Romance Lighting
First Dance: Angel by Jack Johnson
Honeymoon: Tahiti and Bora Bora

For their placecards, we constructed a beautiful manzanita tree filled with clusters of flowers and surreounded by candles. Instead of using stickers or colors to notify the catering department which entree choice their guests chose, we decided to use Autumn leaves to compliment the overall theme of the evening.

For favors, Amanda purchased boxes with ribbon and filled them with handmade truffles. They were the talk of the evening and guests could not get enough of them.

Since Luis loves Funfetti Cake, Amanda chose to surprise him and have one of their layers be Funfetti, filled with rainbow sprinkles and yummy frosting.

Check out this awesome reel that Kelsey and David from Charles Lauren Films sent us too!

Bridal Premiere Question 7

Question: How do I arrange family photos with a blended (divorced family)?- Christa Hudson

Answer: Dear Christa,
First off, the wedding planner in me wants to immediately rephrase your question to how does your planner or photographer arrange your family photographs for you on your wedding day. I cannot help but correct that, only because come wedding day this is your day and not something you should have to worry about it.

However, blended families are so much more common than they were 20 years ago. It's important to know that everyone in your family, regardless of any history, is there to support you on your day and despite the circumstances that sometimes do they should act accordingly in respect to you and your new husband. The majority of them time, things run perfect and all parties involved typically are beyond considerate. If you are concerned that this could be somewhat of an issue, there is always a delicate way to handle things both prior to and on the day of.

Here are a few tips and tricks to insure that your photography on your wedding day runs seamless.

1. Plan Ahead. If you have a planner, insure that they are aware of the circumstances entirely in advance, so they can create somewhat of a plan to insure a smooth experience for you and your family. If you don't have a planner, make sure you inform both your photographer, videographer and the onsite coordinator at your ceremony location. In addition, I would suggest filling in a non-confrontational family member or friend and asking them for a bit of assistance during the photography session following your ceremony or prior to. What this person can do is act as a mediator to make sure everything runs properly and alleviate any issue prior to one even beginning. Also, it can't hurt to communicate with certain family members if necessary and let them know the game plan for wedding day, as well as how important it is to you for them to be mindful of your feelings on this occasion.

2. Speak with your photographer to create somewhat of an outline/time frame on what pictures are important, with whom and in what order. This enables the photographer to proceed accordingly and not utilize any extra time during your session to map things out while leaving family members there to converse.

3. Always take extra steps just to be safe. In my experience it is always better to be safe than sorry. This day only happens once and it is so important to not let anything jeopardize your magic moments. To do so, find subtle ways to avoid tension or contact when necessary. If you have divorced parties involved, take pictures separately, take pictures with step-members, then take a few with the whole crowd. Your family will understand and be happy to do whatever you ask on this day. Also, there is nothing wrong with placing certain members on different sides of the shot if you feel it is necessary.

I hope this posting answers your questions and concerns, as always, please feel free to email if you have anything further.

Happy Posing!