The Dark Side of Wedding Reality Television

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Friday, July 25, 2014

When it comes to weddings and reality television, we’ve had some interesting experiences and have even been known to say a thing or two about them publicly. So when Salon magazine recently approached us about our opinions on the topic, we were happy to explore the subject a bit further. [Read more…]

Athena & Daniel’s Engagment Shoot by Mike L. Photography

Athena and Daniel’s Los Angeles Engagement Shoot by Mike L. Photography


Friday, April 25, 2014

When we perform a full wedding production for a client, we have a unique opportunity to get to know them very well, very fast. There’s an accelerated bonding process that comes out of that, forged through the trial-by-fire of wedding planning, and we become sort of insta-family. That, combined with the fact that we don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all vendor list, is why we love playing matchmaker and hand-pairing our clients with the vendors who best sync with their respective personalities. Such is the case with Athena and Daniel (one of the most laid back, easy-going, good humored couples we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with) and Mike & Courtney of  Mike L. Photography (one of the most laid back, easy going, good humored husband & wife photography teams we’ve ever met). Athena & Daniel’s engagement shoot took place in multiple locations, but it’s the photographs taken in the couple’s home – alongside their love of a dog Miss Cleo – that get me. They’re just So. Darn. Authentic. They capture the couple in exactly the place where they live, both literally and figuratively, and the “real-ness” of the shots is just super-sweet. Mike & Courtney have a great blog post showcasing Athena & Daniel’s story so please click over to their site to see more. And stay tuned here as we have more of their gorgeous work coming soon!



Rebel Belle & The New Normal

Jenn & Brian's wedding at Yamashiro Hollywood; Photo by Coco Gallery

Jenn & Brian’s wedding at Yamashiro Hollywood; Photo by Coco Gallery

Tuesday,  August 27, 2013

I was recently at a client meeting with one of my most geekalicious couples. This pair has been working together to plan a wedding that will be incredibly personalized and is designed to incorporate the entire scope of their many fandoms. Admittedly, this is where my job gets really, REALLY fun on a personal level. If you know me, you know I’m a geek girl as much as I’m a wedding planner. When those two worlds collide in a professional capacity, and I’m trying to figure out the rules of Stormtrooper dinner breaks (A: Disney rules apply – helmets are never to be removed in front of guests.), I get openly excited. However, somewhere over the course of our conversation, the bride popped off with an innocent little question that struck me as profound:

 “Do you do normal weddings?” [Read more…]