Kirsten and Kevin, Santa Barbara Courthouse & El Paseo Restaurant

The Charming Little Event Company was so happy to see that First Look Films had sent us a preview of Kirsten & Kevin’s wedding day video.  Check back soon for a post with photos and more details about this stunning wedding!

Kevin & Kirsten “My perfect counterpart” from First Look Films on Vimeo.

Kathy and Steve, Portofino Hotel and Beach

Who doesn’t love a February Wedding? Love is already all around you with Valentine’s Day decorations and reminders about that special someone in your life. Well, for Kathy and Steve this was the perfect way to celebrate the love they have for each other, by getting married on the sand in Redondo Beach and then celebrating with close friends & family at the Portofino Hotel. We just adore on-the-sand ceremonies and the way the guests took off their shoes to make the path was adorable!

This was an all around beach themed wedding and reception. Starting from the hand written surfboard announcement to the sea shell name cards, every detail was complimentary to the next. Guests felt as if they were on a remote island as they viewed the sand, sprawling ocean and elegant shell décor . Simple, yet elegant gold accents made the room sparkle as the night carried on. Finally, as the couple exited to sparklers above them and the marina light reflecting on the water the couple was sent off with a bang.

Congratulations to Kathy and Steve! Thank you for letting us be a part of such and intimate and memorable moment in your lives. hn4a6727_std-Lhn4a7617_std-Lhn4a8333_std-Lhn4a8120_std-Lhn4a7385_std-Lhn4a7384_std-Lhn4a8397_std-Lhn4a8714_std-Lhn4a8314_std-Lhn4a8993_std-L The Team:

Wedding Planner: The Charming Little Event Company charmingevent.com

Photographer: Happy Photo http://www.happyphotos.com/

Makeup: Visage Beauty

DJ: DJ Michael Angelo http://www.michaelangelomusic.com/

Pastor/Officiant: Great Officiants http://www.greatofficiants.com/

Monico Fusion Decor Open House March 26, 2015

The Charming Little Event Company was delighted to attend an Open House event hosted by Monico Fusion Decor on Thursday March 26th. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces all in one room. With spring upon us and wedding season in full swing we were excited to see some table displays and receive visuals on some new decor items hitting the market. Vintage has become very popular these days and you can tell by the gold and neutral colors represented.

Our favorite table setting was the vintage table that would be perfect for a dinner party or intimate rehearsal dinner. We are so happy for Angel and his team, celebrating this new location and updates to their rental line.  Thanks to Angel and all the vendors for a beautiful evening.

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The Vendors:

Monico Fusion Decor – angel@monicodecor.com

Agape Planning – agapeplanning.com

Lisa Simpson Events – http://www.lisasimpsonweddings.com/index.htm

Posh Beauty – http://www.poshbeautyoc.com/

Tustin Florist – http://www.tustinflorist.com/

White House Catering – http://www.whcatering.com/

Visions Entertainment – http://www.visionsentertainment.com/

Invisible Touch – http://www.invisibletouchevents.com/

Signature Party Rentals – http://www.signatureparty.com/

Alison and Brent Engagement Photos – Serra Plaza Wedding

Oh the fun we are going to have with Alison and Brent’s wedding day! They are seriously THE dream couple to work with.  I love their style – and their wedding day at Serra Plaza is going to be intimate, beautiful and fun!  Here they are, ready for their big day next month!ImageImageImageImage

Lindsey & Chris – Engagement Photos

Lindsey sent me a link to her engagement pics and I couldn’t wait to share!  Andy Seo’s photographs are wonderful.  I’m excited to help Lindsey and Chris with the design and plan for their big day in Temecula.  2013 Is awesome.  Check out Andy’s Blog for more picture prettiness!

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Jackie & Samuel – Marriott Newport Beach Wedding

Oh Jackie & Samuel – the cutest, sweetest couple we could have hoped to work with and at one of our favorite venues – The Marriott Newport Beach at Fashion Island.  Jackie contacted me via e-mail and we made plans for her to visit our table at the Marriott Client Tasting Event.  Lana and I spoke with Jackie and we just all clicked immediately.

I have to tell you all – Jackie is one ORGANIZED bride.  She sent us documents that she had created, such as her flowers list.  I might incorporate that form into my own!

Thank you Jackie & Samuel for choosing us to help with your gorgeous wedding day.  Can’t wait to share these photos by Bret Cole – a Photographer that was fun to work with, flexible, professional and just an awesome person.  Thanks for being you Bret! And thank you Lana for yet another great job with our wonderful clients and venues.

Sweets by Simply Sweet Cakery

Videography by Cotton Love Studios

Florals by Brassavolas

Yes, we LOVE Details!

It’s what it all comes down to…..the details! I am absolutely honored and excited to be a contributor to Its About Details.  An online magazine focusing on all the pretty details that go into planning and designing a fabulous wedding.  So many tips, photos, ideas and advice all in one place.  And the creators/Editors are hubby and wife team Heather & Jason.  How cute!

You definitely want to take a look at the September 2012 issue for Fairy Tale inspiration and an article on page 69 by yours truly, me! In this article I write about creating a “Sweet Ending” to your storybook day. 

Enjoy!