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...
Six Ways to Cut Your Guest List

Six Ways to Cut Your Guest List

Cutting down the guest list is one of the toughest things to do in wedding planning… Here is some practical advice. Have 3 lists: people whom you HAVE to invite, people whom you SHOULD invite, people whom you WOULD LIKE to invite. Set some rules for yourself so...
Wedding Vows

Wedding Vows

Marriage vows (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) are promises that each partner in a couple makes to the other during a wedding ceremony. Marriage customs have developed over history and keep changing as human society develops. Vows can be chosen freely or...
Wedding Shoes

Wedding Shoes

What is important to you? Do you want to be comfortable or fashionable on your wedding day? Here are some useful tips in deciding what wedding shoes to purchase. First, you really should take the comfort degree into account and choose the style that is comparable to...