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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. 

My Funny Galentines' Soiree

My Funny Galentine is the perfect inspiration for this group of girls that we were hosting for a special Galentines' soiree. Adelyn & her girls are definitely the funniest, bubbliest girls - so fun and quite charming. A few months back, I crossed paths with a very talented friend from high school while having dinner out and we decided that with both of our talents and passion combined, we MUST collaborate soon on a very special project. Michelle is a true artist and you definitely need to follow her on Instagram if you're not yet one of her followers. This My Funny Galentine’s party has all the sweets, pink drinks and inspiration you need to host the perfect day filled with love, friendship and laughter!

We planned a charming Galentines Day party for Adelyn (Michelle's daughter) and 7 of her closest girls. Everything you need to host the perfect Galentines Day Party is here. 

The Invite

Yes the truth is Michelle texted all of the girls' moms to invite them to this Galentines' Day party after school. Galentines' Day is all about fun and no fuss so we went the easy route. But we also found Valentines' Day cards that would make the perfect invite to this day. In today's world, we can all use a little more love. 

The Menu

What would a Galentines' Day be without any sweets so we knew a dessert spread was another MUST. The dessert table & bar cart were filled with all the must haves snacks for these girls, raspberry french macarons, donuts, heart marshsmallows, Pocky sticks, mini merengues, candy, and a beautiful pink marble cake designed by Amriel (Adelyn's sister, the Rogers family is quite a talented bunch!) to match our Galentines' soiree. Michelle curated a woven installation that gave the perfect focal point in our dessert table. 

The Drinks 

We served up bottles of these Rose Lemonades to all of the girls - a yummy and girly drink perfect for the occasion. 

The Decor

We were inspired with all of the rage of balloon arches and Michelle designed a heart balloon arch as the perfect backdrop for Adelyn & her friends to take photos with their Instax cameras. The heart balloon arch was another inspiration for this Galentines' soiree that was hung in front of a macrame curtain courtesy of Anthropologie. We used a sequined champagne blush tablecloth with an ombre runner for the tablescape. Small floral bouquets with Japanese ranunculus, wax flowers and coffee berries lined up the table. The XO wood decor pieces was a score from one of our favorite stores, Target. Happily Ever Etched provided these gorgeous rose gold custom laser cut wood names for each of the girls adding a personal touch to each of their place setting -- and a wonderful treat to take home. 

The Music

Instead of streaming through Spotify or Pandora, we opted for some tunes out of the pink Crosley that was used as part of our decor as well. After dinner, the girls decided to do their own Karaoke Showdown that ended the night on a very high note. 

The Activities

The girls along with Alec, Adelyn's younger brother exchanged Galentines' cards & messages to each other. Hearing their sweet and very funny messages were the best - things like "you're the beans to my rice you're my BFF". 

Thank you to all of our creative partners that collaborated in this fun day. Special thanks to my partner Michelle Rogers for sharing her talent with us. :)


Planning: Premier Soirees, Michelle Rogers | Styling: Premier Soirees, Michelle Rogers | Photography: Rose Yoon, Tim Calas | Decor: Oh Happy Day, Target | French Macarons: Merely Sweets | Donuts: Krispy Kreme | Confectionary: Premier Soirees | Florals: Los Angeles Flower Mart | Drinks: World Market | Cake: Amriel Perches | Custom laser cut wood names: Happily Ever Etched

Four Points Sheraton LAX: Nestlie & Brian

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. 


Planning & Design: Premier Soirees Event Design & Coordination | Ceremony Venue: Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels | Reception Venue: Four Points Sheraton LAX | Photography: MA Photography | Video: MA Photography | Florals: White Sakuras | Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop |  French Macarons Favors: Beverlys Best | Bridal Wedding Gown: Blush Bridal Couture | DJ: Centerpiece Events | Photobooth: K-Squared Photobooth | Pipe & Drape: | Lighting: Bernie & Rachel