Archives for May 2012

Tying the Knot with Tim: Engagement Session by Becca Rillo!


522770_428870480457664_164949520183096_1600579_1970279840_nMany of you know that I myself am getting married this wedding season to my sweetheart Tim. Let me tell you, it is going to be glorious! And there to capture each and every detail all will be the fabulous Becca Rillo Photography. We’re super excited to have her on our team of wedding vendors!541159_428870257124353_164949520183096_1600571_329373876_n

Today I’m sharing with you shots from our two-part engagement session. The first session was taken in Pasadena, where Tim and I fell head over heels for each other. The second was taken in Playa del Rey, where Tim and I currently live (yes, I live right by the beach, get jealous!). Enjoy!545810_428870060457706_618105389_n


Intern Spotlight: Meet Emma!

I’m super excited to announce that we have a new member of the Marisa Nicole, Weddings & Events team! The lovely and talented Emma Rogers has flown clear across the Atlantic to assist us this wedding season. Yes, on any given weekend, you will be able to catch a glimpse of her hanging decor from trees, arranging place settings, and doing anything and everything that needs to get done to make our clients’ special day a success. I thought it was high time a introduces her formally.  Without further ado, meet Emma:

       I am so privileged and excited to say that I’m the new intern at Marisa Nicole, Weddings and Events! Like many of you reading this, I’ve been obsessed with events and weddings for some time now. It sounds cliché but I have to pinch myself every time I sit and think about being here in Los Angeles, amongst some of the nicest people I have ever met and working at a job I absolutely love.  A few years ago, I would never in my DSCN2409wildest dreams have pictured myself here! I was born and raised in North Wales in the United Kingdom. Events, especially weddings has always been a passion of mine starting from a young age as my parents own their own company supplying portable toilets to many weddings and events spread across the UK, so to say I have been around events for most of my life is an understatement. I study Events Management and Marketing at the University of Chester which I absolutely love.  My first year at university was exciting because it was the first opportunity I’d had to really study and learn about something I was passionate about; Events. As a part of my studies I have worked on and at various events over in the UK which I have enjoyed and have gained a valuable insight and knowledge of the events industry already. I’m super excited to be here, in Los Angeles, working on weddings with Marisa Nicole this summer! She promised to teach me everything there is to know about planning and coordinating stellar events in exchange for accent lessons!  All I can say is that she tries her best, and we have a LONG way to go.
Isn’t she sweet! For those of you who are our clients or will be a guest at a wedding we’re running this summer, you will have the privilege of seeing our fine friend from the east in action very soon.  For those of you who won’t be at one of our weddings, I guess this little intro will just have to do for now!

Love at the Smog Shoppe: Mallory & Davin Married!

IMG_4347Mallory & Davin got married last year at our of our favorite LA venues, the Smog Shoppe! What makes the Smog Shoppe so great is that it has so much eye candy built into the venue that you really don’t have to do much to create a fantastic, modern backdrop for your wedding. Yes, I’m in love with both this wedding space and this couple!dsc2468-e1337214868850

_DSC2350I first met Mallory & Davin at Intelligentsia in Venice for coffee. I knew from the very beginning that they were my  kind of couple (when I asked them what they liked to do together, they both said “Brunch”, I mean what could be better?).

I was honored to be a part of making their day glorious!

Mallory was very much a DIY bride: from the photobooth to the wedding flowers, Mallory’s hand was in every last detail of the day’s decor. Her creativity and organization rallied everyone around her to pitch in to make this wedding happen._DSC2234





Mallory’s mom took on the centerpieces, while her dad was charged with the photobooth logistics, the DJ was a close friend, as was their sweets table baker and their photographer is a cousin! Talk about coming together as a family to make Mallory & Davin’s dream wedding a reality!




One of the things that impressed me about Mallory & Davin was what an amazing group of friends they had in their bridal party!





Having a fabulous time celebrating with their friends was almost just as important as the actual marriage portion of the day!

Their close friendships made for some super fun group photos. Everyone ate tacos, drank margaritas and had a blast!



Husband And Wife

The happy couple rounded out their wedding with a mini-moon to the ACE in Palm Springs: the perfect end to a perfect day!

The Happy Couple

Coordination: Marisa Nicole Events
Photography: Matthew Bronner
Venue: Smog Shoppe:
Catering: Rasta Taco:
Bar & Rentals: Huntington Catering Company:
Doorman & Valet: TACT Event Management:
Floral Deisgn: Mallory’s mom!
Sweet’s Table: Meg Colvin
DJ: Al Ortiz
Videographer: Matt Ford

Tuesday Tip: Making a Splash While Breaking Glass!

Cynthia_&_Kurt_Wedding_0412Don’t you just love a good Jewish wedding!?!  They are seriously my fav!  The sight of a couple in love vowing to cherish each other under a chuppah is one of those things that brings me to tears every time. And what makes this all the more beautiful is when the happy pair choose to have their ceremony at an outdoor venue. How gorgeous! Ultimately the ceremony comes to a head as the couple is pronounced man and wife and the groom is given a glass to shatter with his foot. This is when things can go terribly wrong: sometimes there’s a swing and a miss… other times the glass is completely broken, but no one can hear it because of the grass (if a glass shatters at a wedding, but no guest can hear it, are they really married?).

Cynthia_&_Kurt_Wedding_0074Today’s tip will help you fellas avoid the embarrassment of double stomping or breakage without proper celebration. If you want your glass to shatter on cue and make that crunching noise we all know and love, simply add in a small square tile to the bottom of the bag you slip your glass into. When the time comes, put the pouch with the glass and tile in it on the ground (with the tile in-between the glass and earth) and stomp like there is no tomorrow!  You’ll be sure to crush the glass the first time and that it will make a sound that will make the crowds go wild!  For an even louder pop, defy tradition by getting rid of the glass altogether and stick a light bulb in the bag (no one will know the difference, just don’t tell the Rabbi:)

More photos from Kurt & Cynthia’s fabulous wedding are coming soon, I promise!