Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Crestmoor Manor

Samuel from Ira Lippke Studios sent me pictures from a wedding I coordinated at the Crestmoor Manor in Riverside. It is right down the road from the Mission Inn. The bridal bouquet had hydrangeas, tulips, orchids, bells of Ireland, with a few fuchsia gerbera accents. The bridesmaid bouquets featured colorful flowers to compliment their blue dresses. The reception was in the new building at Crestmoor. Here are a few pictures. The rest I will post on my site in a few days.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


I believe a lot of thought went into the following invitation:

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ceremony Magazine Event

Ceremony Magazine had an event on Tuesday at the Richard Nixon Library. The theme was Catch the Wave. Food, drinks, and great entertainment were all a part of my evening. I LOVE the event industry! There were beautiful tablescapes and gorgeous florals. The catering was delicious (ChileCo, The Golden Trufle, Huntington Catering Co, Hyatt Regency Cateres, and Jay’s Catering).

The Cake Studio had a stunning blue cake with ‘waves’. I was going to take pictures but got very busy mingling with other event professionals. By the time I made my way back to the cake it was being served. I guess I can talk a lot :). The cake was delicious! It had almost a coffee flavor. Wayne Foster Music and Entertainment were the stars of the show. Wayne Foster was on piano. I snapped these two shots. I had a fabulous time!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Beverly Hills Baby!

Last night I went to the Wedding Salon Bridal Show at the Beverly Hills Hotel. There was quite a crowed but worth the wait. I went with my pal Bree. We got in and were greeted by Bling H2O. Celebrity planner Mindy Weiss was there for an exclusive signing of her new book, The Wedding Book. She was so friendly and outgoing. I got a hard cover signed for my collection. Mindy coordinated the weddings of Seal and Heidi Klum, and Trista and Ryan from the Bachelor, just to name a few.

Amy Sparks was there with her team of makeup artist. They provided trial runs of makeup for brides. Amy works on the set of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Bree got her makeup airbrushed on by Amy. It look beautiful.

There were some incredible cakes there from Sweet Pea Cakes and Gary Hansen (Tori Spelling’s favorite cake maker). One of my favorite vendors was Foto Cabina. This is a photo booth you can rent for your reception. What a great way to entertain your guest!

Beautiful designs!

This one was done by Kevin Lee's LA Preimer.

The cake coordinated well with the table above!
Amy can you come to my home every morning and do my makeup?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Mariners Church

This was one of the most beautiful churches I have been to. Mariners church is located in Irvine, California. They have a wonderful cafe and bookstore. Jene and Tom were such a pleasure to work with. Here are a few pictures from Memories by Michael. Michael Erdkamp is an amazing photographer! I have had the opportunity to work with him a few times. (the pic above is one I took after set up)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Laguna Beach Wedding

I just got these great pictures! It was a beautiful April day in Laguna Beach for a beautiful bride and groom. I met this couple several months before their wedding and the bride loved the idea of using ostrich feathers and red roses. After the set up me and my crew sat at a near by restaurant and had dinner and were able to watch the bride and groom arrive. Thanks to Soria Weddings for the amazing photography.