Inspired Celebrations Shoot

I’ve had lots of ideas over the years. And many that never came true. I wanted to be interviewed by Matt Lauer,  flying to the moon, or even opening a bed and breakfast. When I first thought of writing a book in March 2009 it could have been like any of these. Yet there was something about it that held a promise of potential and excitement.

Featured on Something Turquoise!

Some couples follow the “Golden Rule” of weddings; Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue. Other couples take that golden rule and bend it to show off their personalities. In this case, Something Brewed was center stage, as in home-brewed beer by the couple, at this cute and fun DIY California wedding!

The New Dessert Bar

When planning an event, incorporating something new and exciting can be at the top of the party planning list. One event staple, the Dessert Bar is in the process of being upgraded! We’re here to show you 3 new Dessert Bars that will blow your guests away!

The VENUE Grand Opening

The VENUE in Huntington Beach, California is not your typical, run-of-the-mill event space. The VENUE “celebrates individualism. Just like every couple, corporate VP or coordinator is different, every event should be unique and custom-tailored to taste. The 11,000 square-foot space serves as a blank canvas for your imagination.

Sweet Shoppe Theme First Birthday

There are few things that are sweeter than a First Birthday; there are even fewer sweeter things than a Sweet Shoppe themed First Birthday!  Kaitlyn’s First Birthday, hosted at Chubby Cheek Cafe, was a combination of pretty pastels, sweet treats, and some sparkle provided by the amazing La Tavola Linen! 

Engagement Party {Peacock Inspired Design}

Many say that “Love is patient.  Love is Kind”.  But what about those that want a little more OOMPH!in their love?  We say Love is BOLD!  Love is BRIGHT!  Love is SWEET!  This fun and hip shoot (Photographed at The Raymond Restaurant, a hidden gem in Pasadena, California) focuses on the thought that love is bold, bright, and sweet!

Black Tie Wedding {Anh & John}

California is known for its crazy-cool casual weddings, but when an Orange County couple goes Black Tie, we take notice.  Anh and John wanted to capture their love in a classic and minimalist fashion at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts; a glass and marble masterpiece that is home to orchestras and plays.

Los Angeles Real Wedding {Jannie & Tom}

When it comes to planning a wedding and starting a life together, compromise is the name of the game.  Making sure that both the Bride and the Groom get exactly what they want on their wedding day can be difficult, but by working together toward a common goal, the day is sure to be an amazing success.  Cue: Jannie and Tom!

2015 Trends

Weddings trends are constantly changing.  They change with the years and seasons, and being on top of all the hottest ideas is a must for any event planner.  I was recently asked to give my insight on what will be the most popular up-and-coming trends in 2015 and the wonderful people at Kentucky Bride Magazine chose my idea!

Holiday Entertaining with Kids

Being the second oldest among 30 cousins means that the Holidays are a big deal, and keeping everyone’s age in mind is extremely important when planning a holiday bash. I have had the extreme honor of being asked to give Moms and party-throwers alike some advice on having a kid-friendly holiday party that the adults will enjoy as well.

Watercolor Wedding

While the weather starts to cool down, upcoming wedding trends are heating up!  One of the biggest trends that is popping up this coming wedding season has to be watercolors.

Oh So Inspired

I have been asked to speak at an amazing 3-day conference called Oh So Inspired and I am oh so excited! It is all about creativity, and pursuing your passions.  At this event, I will be giving my presentation on my passion: Inspired Celebrations.  I want to show all of the Oh So Inspired attendees that you can dream big, and accomplish any goal that you set your mind to.

A Look Back on Propel Workshop 2014

As any event planner will tell you, the best skills you can posses to successfully execute an event/experience is creativity and organization. I’d like to add the ability to be personal and make connections to client’s goals and needs are also important skills to identify, I often feel like this is overlooked in many events.