10 Wedding Tips When You First Get Engaged

10 Wedding Tips When You First Get Engaged

Before you finalize your wedding date, make sure you talk to those who you really want to be there (maid of honor, best man, bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents, siblings). Whether it’s a wedding planner book that you buy at Barnes and Noble or you create your own 3”...
Wedding Guestbook Ideas

Wedding Guestbook Ideas

As I looked at these new trendy ideas of ‘guest books’, it made me so excited of what you can do to have guests share a message with you… Here are 10 ideas for you … all from Beau Coup:  ...
Featuring Michelle Sibrian Photography

Featuring Michelle Sibrian Photography

This month, I would like to feature Michelle Sibrian Photography. (www.michellesibrian.com)            Michelle offers wedding photography as well as engagement, family portraits, glamour shots and even boudoir sessions (for a special gift from the bride to the...
Interview with Kendra and Kyle

Interview with Kendra and Kyle

I am excited about Kendra and Kyle’s September Wedding at Shadelands Ranch Museum in Walnut Creek, CA. Kendra first contacted me in 2009 asking me if she could assist me in client weddings. After two back to back summer weddings that year, she became a regular...
Ten Wedding Budget Tips

Ten Wedding Budget Tips

When a couple gets engaged, what are the first three things they think of? When will we get married? (wedding date) Who will be in the wedding? (from maid/matron of honor, best man to flower girl) What is our budget and who is paying for it? (which then leads to the...
Interview with Melissa and John

Interview with Melissa and John

I am excited about Melissa and John’s August Wedding at Coyote Ranch, San Jose. Melissa has impressed me during the wedding planning process because she is humble, resourceful and detailed-oriented. I wouldn’t be surprised if she became a wedding...
Why Hire a Professional Wedding Planner?

Why Hire a Professional Wedding Planner?

(there are many names for us… bridal consultant, wedding coordinator, wedding consultant, event coordinator, etc.) By Arlene Marcos of “Ah…New Beginnings” Are you stressed about all the vendors whom you need to hire for your wedding day?   Are you and your...
Interview with Priscilla and Ricky

Interview with Priscilla and Ricky

When I first met Priscilla and Ricky, they described their dream wedding to be a Woodland Fairy Royalty Wedding. Since then, they have inspired me by their creativity, resourceful minds and team work in planning this June Summer Wedding…   1. How and when did...
Wedding Checklist

Wedding Checklist

There are many, many checklists out there to help any bride. I reviewed a few and put this one together. I hope it is thorough enough and will help you! Happy Planning!   12 – 18 months _____ Purchase Engagement Rings _____ Take Engagement Photos _____ Send Engagement...
Featuring Bon Appetit Box

Featuring Bon Appetit Box

Unique wedding gifts for the wedding party are so hard to find sometimes. Jewelry? Socks? Personalized gifts? If your wedding party loves gourmet food, here’s a new idea for gifts. http://bonappetitbox.com/   Founders, Bertrand and Zoe met 10 years ago in...