Kristine & Joseph - Buena Park, CA

Nestlie & Brian celebrated their beautiful wedding day with their ceremony at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels. We've visited the Cathedral a few times for personal visits & mass but this was our first wedding experience. We've always loved the modern architecture of the Cathedral. Did you know that while building the Cathedral, the biggest challenge is to make sure that the design reflects the diversity of all of the people of Los Angeles.  Nestlie & Brian's guests were welcomed with a cocktail reception at the Four Points Sheraton LAX Hotel where dinner & dancing later ensued. Nestlie chose a very soft and beautiful blush color palette for their wedding day that just complemented her bridal party and the ballroom. The centerpieces were filled with hydrangeas and blush roses, some of the bride's favorite blooms and we packaged the couples' favorite dessert, french macarons courtesy of Beverly's Best as a thank you gift to all of their guests for celebrating with them. One of my favorite details of their day was the custom wedding cake that the groom illustrated. Sweet & Saucy Shop did an amazing job capturing the couple's request for a traditional cake in the front and a bit of surprise at the back reflecting the couple's personality. Loved working with Nestlie & Brian planning for this wonderful day and wish them well as they look forward to celebrating their first wedding anniversary in a few months. 

Details: 

Planning & Design: Premier Soirees Event Design & Coordination | Ceremony Venue: St. Denis Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Los Coyotes Country Club | Photography: True Bliss Photography | Video: AMT Productions | Florals: WenFloral | Cake: Great Dane Baking Company | Favors: Honolulu Cookie Company | DJ: Jay Bermudez & DJ Eric Bermuda | Photobooth: Pixster Photobooth | Lighting: TMMPRO | Hair & Make-Up: Studio MMB

Wedding Tips - Mast Brothers Chocolates

Who wouldn't want to take home a decadent delicious chocolate bar as a parting gift after a night of great food and drinks at a beautiful wedding or party? we stumbled upon these beauties during a recent trip to one of our favorite cafes in Downtown Fullerton. 

Mast Brothers chocolates are known for their bean-to-bar production. They pay attention to every detail of the process of making each chocolate bar so you know each bar is very special. Just the packaging alone will make you fall in love with them. I already see them in a place setting nestled on top of a beautiful menu card waiting to be devoured at the end of the evening. Enjoy!

Sheryl & Rocky - How He Asked

This is a first of these series that we've been wanting to do since we updated the website and blog earlier this year. 

We're always inspired by the different couples that we meet with their love and actual love story. Today, we're excited to share one of our couple's engagement story as this couple is very special to us. 

Photo courtesy of Sarah Mack Photo

I met Sheryl a few years ago during her sister's Shanelle's consultation meeting and we've loved her since then. Her relationship with her big sis reminded me of my own "baby" - I totally get their "Ate/Baby" relationship. I was over the moon the day that Shanelle shared with me that Rocky (Sheryl's fiancé) will be proposing very soon. I waited and waited and waited until I saw all the posts on social media that confirmed that Rocky's popped the question and finally sent the couple all my love. I'm excited that they've chosen our team to be there on their wedding day to help them with the planning and coordination of this day. We still have a few more weeks/months to go before the big day but I'm excited to share their engagement story for now with all of you. For the full post of this big day, click here to see their feature on How He Asked. 

How Rocky Asked

With the beach of Santa Monica as the backdrop to their love story, Rocky knew that this was the perfect spot to ask Sheryl to be his wife. They were celebrating their 6th anniversary of being together last September 17 with a day packed of activities that included a couples' massage at Burke Williams followed by watching the sunset on the beach and a romantic dinner at the Santa Monica Pier. 

As they were walking on the shore, Rocky grabbed Sheryl's hands and started sharing his love for her. Before Sheryl even knew it, Rocky was down on bended knee asking her, “Will you marry me?” After Sheryl gave her astounding YES and gleamed at her beautiful ring, Rocky proceeded to tell Sheryl to look up towards the edge of the pier where their family & friends were witnessing this special moment before their eyes holding engagement signs for them.  Rocky had everything planned out including having this whole moment captured on video by Sheryl's cousins & brother for them to treasure even past their big day. 

Watch their engagement story unfold in the video below. 

Five of our Favorite Grand Entrance Songs

The music you choose to play from all aspects of your wedding - from your pre-ceremony to the last song of the night is really significant. We love how our brides and grooms have chosen music that speaks to their personality and would be entertaining to them and their guests. We have so many favorites that we want to share but the music for your Grand Entrance is definitely one of our faves.  You’ve probably heard most of the tried-and-true reception entrance songs before. Imagine dancing into your reception to one of these upbeat, love-centric tunes to get your guests in party mode and start newlywed life on a very high note. 

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” by Justin Timberlake

From the album: Trolls, 2016

Lyrics You’ll Love: “Nothing I can see but you when you dance, dance, dance/A feeling good, good, creeping up on you/So just dance, dance, dance, come on”

“Love on Top” by Beyoncé

From the album: 4, 2011

Lyrics You’ll Love: “You're the one that gives your all/You're the one that always calls/When I need you everything stops”

Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay

From  the album: Ghost Stories, 2014

Lyrics You’ll Love: “I'm gonna give you my heart/'Cause you're a sky, 'cause you're a sky full of stars/'Cause you light up the path”

“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers

From the album: Sunshine on Leith, 2013

Lyrics You’ll Love: “And if I grow old (when I grow old) well I know I'm gonna be/I'm gonna be the man who's growing old with you”

“24K Magic,” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics you’ll love: “Players only, come on/Put your pinky rings up to the moon/Girls, what y'all trying to do?/Twenty four karat magic in the air”

What's your favorite grand entrance music?