Intern Spotlight: Introducing Megan!

Hi beauties!

I have been working with Marisa Nicole Events for a while now and would like to formally introduce myself. I have put together a tell-tale Q&A for you all below… enjoy!

Photo Credits: Tim Ronca

  • Favorite Wedding Blog: I love 100 Layer Cake. My favorite part is the DIY section: it’s the perfect way for a bride & groom to put their own special twist on their big day and save a bit of money too!
  • Describe the Perfect Wedding Cake Flavor Combo: Funfetti! (or “Sprinkle Cake” in the wedding world). With vanilla frosting and some floral detail along the edges, it’s a fun walk down memory lane!
  • Favorite Styling Genre for Event Design: I love a mix of romantic and vintage. You can’t go wrong with the classic romantic touches, and using some older, vintage pieces can add so much depth to your wedding!
  • Event Planning Super Hero Skill: The ability to be in two places at once! I would be able to help the couple, my lovely boss Marisa, execute the wedding perfectly, and still have time to snag a piece of cake (that’s allowed right?)
  • Veil, Flower or Headpiece?: Veil/headpiece together! A long veil attached to a one-of-a-kind floral or jeweled headpiece creates the best of both worlds.
  • Favorite Wedding Tradition: The first dance is my favorite, the bride & groom can slow dance to an older song, or perform their signature dance moves!
  • The moment in every wedding that never fails to bring you to tears: Watching the love between the couple while they share their vows that they crafted for their big day is so special to me. I cry easily, so hearing even the first few words gets me every time!

I hope you had fun getting to know me a little better, and I sincerely hope to work with some of you soon!

Summer Weddings: How to Keep Your Guests Cool!

Hello lovelies!

June is here, which means the heat is here to stay! We in SoCal love a fully outdoor wedding and summer is the most popular time to host one, as you’re pretty much always guaranteed good weather. Despite the very low chance of rain and generally pleasant coastal climate, things can get pretty toasty, particularly in the heat of the day as guests are waiting for the ceremony to begin. We totally understand this, so today we’re sharing a few super slick tips & tricks to keep your guests cool, calm, and collected on your big day.

Photo Credits: Iris & Light Photography

Refreshing Drink Display

Is there anything better than stepping out of your car/Uber/taxi/limo to find some ice cold sassy water or lemonade waiting for you? We are loving the idea of having a killer refreshing drink display upon your guests’ arrival at your wedding. It’s a nice way to keep your guests occupied on the way to their seats while also keeping them happy.

Photo Credits: Iris & Light Photography

Photo Credits: Iris & Light Photography

Photo Credits: Iris & Light Photography

Photo Credits: Jessica Hickerson

Iced Spa Towels

We just love having iced towels on hand to offer guests when things get a little heated, just like at a bougie spa. Of course not everyone will want to wipe their face on a damp towel (unless your makeup primer works wonders, ladies), but for the guests who do, having chilled towels with eucalyptus oil and hints of cucumber or citrus to cool off will set your wedding apart from the rest.

Photo Credits: Pinterest

Photo Credits: Pinterest

Personalized Fans & Parasols

Fans and parasols have long been used in weddings, and can sometimes feel tired. We think if you customize one with an adorable phrase or wedding hashtag, guests will have a keepsake from your wedding and a quick way to bring down their body temperature. And just think of the cute Instas that can come from your guests waving your fans or parasols around!?!

Photo Credits: Next Exit Photography

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Citrus Galore!

Our pro tip for making things feel refreshing, even when it is hot as Hades outside, is to style your designs with lemons, limes and oranges. It is a super fun way to spice up your welcome and beverage tables and even showcase in your centerpieces! Incorporating citrus into your wedding is the perfect way to add color, while keeping things feeling light and fresh!

Photo Credits: Andrew James Abajian

Photo Credits: Jessica Hickerson

Sweet (and Cold) Treats!

Apart from decor and favor ideas there are many other cute ways to cool your guests down with food! Our favorite is to showcase you and your spouse’s signature frozen treats during your cocktail hours to keep your guests cool and full. You can rent a frozen margarita machine, serve homemade popsicles (full of fancy fruit), or keep it simple with some ice cream! There are tons of different sweet treats to serve at your wedding and that’s why we love this idea.

Photo Credits: Grandbaby Cakes

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We hope you take some of our advice and have the coolest summer wedding around! Stay fab, beauties!

Dreaming of Dresses: Bridal Fashion Trends for Fall 2017!

Hello loves!

Every little girl dreams about her big wedding plans, and most notably: her future wedding dress. Bridal fall fashion week was just a few weeks ago. We were so taken by the upcoming trends and styles we saw, that we decided to share some of our favorites with you!

Photo Credits: Jessica Gold Photography (Left) Julia Park Photography and Cinema (Right)

Cold Shoulders

Off the shoulder tops have been noticeably gaining popularity in the past year, and why not continue it? This trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. You can go for a more casual off the shoulder look, or use the off the shoulder pieces to bring intricacy and detail to your dress with a bit of lace or embellishments.

Photo Credits: Lauren Fair Photography (Left) This Love of Yours Photography (Right)

Lace off the shoulder sleeves can give your wedding dress the extra flair it needs to be unforgettable down the runway… I mean, aisle!

Photo Credits: Heather Waraska (Left) Ether & Smith (Right)

High Necklines

Raising the neckline while also raising the detail of the dress! A high neckline can be achieved in a few different fashions, and can give your wedding dress a sense of class and structure.

Photo Credits: Lauren Peele (Left) Perry Vaile (Right)

If you want a more structured look, you can choose a dress with a solid front and high neck. Three-quarter or long sleeves are other ways to achieve a more conservative dress design with a high neck as well!

Photo Credits: Ruth Eileen Photography (Left) Courtesy Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week (Right)

If you like the look of the lacy high neck but aren’t too sure about the chest coverage, you can always pair another trend from the runway along with the high neck and choose a dress with a plunging backside or open back!

Photo Credits: Jose Villa Photography

High-Low Hemline

Asymmetrical hemlines have always been in style, but they are taken to a completely new level in a wedding dress! For a more classic look, a larger, more fuller high-low skirt is the way to go.

Photo Credits: Greg Finck (Left) erin jean photography (Right)

A more structured high-low skirt is also popular and can add the perfect amount of simplicity to your wedding dress!

Photo Credits: French Grey Photography (Left) Jose Villa Photography (Right)

If you’re looking to take the high-low hemline as casual as possible for your wedding, you can try a loose hanging dress, or bring the hemline of your dress way up!

Photo Credits: Jose Villa Photography (Left) Hannah Costello (Right)

Hopefully our little overview of fall 2017 bridal fashion trends has left you inspired and excited for weddings to come. Stay fabulous, darlings!

Modern Coastal Backyard Wedding: Cindy & Alan Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Summer is almost here and that means backyard soirées are all the rage! Today we’re excited to share one of our gorgeous backyard weddings to help you get in the mood!

This is the wedding of Cindy & Alan! They tied the knot at a beautiful private estate in the Pacific Palisades. The backyard had a priceless view of the Pacific Ocean and the estate itself is somewhat famous as one of eleven “Case Study Houses” in LA County. Our overall vibe for their celebration was elegance with a modern twist. We worked to create a clean contemporary version of a classic look.

We covered the aisle with white petals and ghost chairs. Cindy wore a simple, yet fab, white dress and swoon-worthy shoes. She carried a bouquet of white luscious peonies with roses and anemones sprinkled throughout for a touch of color.


The guests worked their way across the backyard, allowing the Pacific to serve as the perfect backdrop throughout the celebration. We hung bistro lights over the dining area and icicle/drip lights in the tree that grounded the head table, creating a sense of whimsy and romance after sunset. Cindy & Alan decided to highlight medium grey tones, light purples and blushes with some creams and gold for metallic touches. We just love how clean and fresh everything looked.

We could go on for days on how delicious and mouth-watering the food was! Guests couldn’t stop asking for seconds (or thirds). There was a tapas bar that made it fun for guests to create their own gourmet appetizers.

We loved being a part of Cindy & Alan’s beautiful day and night! Congratulations again to this perfect couple on tying the knot!!

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