Personal Bridal Tips from Marisa Nicole

Hi lovebirds,

This week, we’ll be starting a very exciting mini-series focusing on the do’s and don’ts for wedding days. We totally get it, wedding days can be stressful and nerve-wracking… especially for brides. But hopefully, our personal tips and experience will bring you a little comfort and you’ll be more prepared for your big day! So without further ado, here are our top 10 tips for all our beautiful brides out there for making your day as fun-filled and smooth as possible.

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1) Hydration

Make sure you drink at least 2 cups of water right when you wake up in the morning. We can’t stress how important this is because not only will it keep you skin looking fresh and glowing, it will keep you moving throughout the day (and of course, not get you too tipsy too early)!

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2) Eat!!!

We know that on your wedding day, it is easy for eating to fall low on your list of priorities. We get it, there are better things to do than to stop and sit down for a meal on your wedding day. And you may not even be hungry. However we strongly suggest that you try to make an effort to eat a little carbs and protein so you’ll have energy for the day.

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3) All writing related

Whether it is personal vows or a letter to your significant other, please please please don’t wait till the last minute to put pen to paper! Make sure you give yourself at least 2 weeks in advance so you can gather your thoughts and let your loved one know exactly how you feel.

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4) Comfy shoes

For your special day, you’ll most definitely be running on your feet all day. Make sure you keep your toes and feet open and bring 1-2 comfy shoes to change into so that you can show off your dancing feet at night!

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5) The person

This often gets overlooked but it is so important that you have at least a person to go to the final dress fitting with so that she knows exactly how to bustle your dress on and you’ll have one less thing to worry about on your big day.

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6) Bathroom break

You want to be as comfortable as you can for your big day so make sure you go potty before your get into your beautiful dress. Then do it again between cocktail hour and the reception. This way, you’ll be more stress-free walking down the aisle and you’ll get as much time as you possibly can with all your guests.

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7) Gratuity

Whether it is gratuity for your vendors or gifts for your wonderful bridal party, it is recommended that you organize these at least 3 days before the wedding. You want to be generous and the last thing you want to do is forget about someone!

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8) Personal emergency kit

Prepare a personal emergency kit so that you’ll be more equipped for all kinds of situations on your big day. Some things to consider are:

  • A travel-sized deodorant
  • Baby powder because nobody likes chaving
  • Your lipstick for the day so that you can touch-up whenever you want
  • Tissue but make sure you give this to your maid of honor

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9) Bouquet placement

You’ll want to look your best while walking down the aisle and one thing that you may not pay attention to is the placement of your bouquet. You don’t want to be blocking your face or dress so just keep in mind that your bouquet goes lower than you think!

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The week of your wedding is when you want to start letting go of things. This means no more DIYs or adding things to your wedding that wasn’t already planned. This is the time when you want to really enjoy yourself and be in the moment. So before you walk down the aisle, just have your phone, watch and timeline away and have a great time!

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California Wedding Day’s “Best of 2018” Awards

Happy Wednesday Lovebirds!

As many of you may already have heard, we recently had the honor of being named the “Best Event Planner” in Los Angeles at California Wedding Day’s “Best of 2018” awards. This was a huge milestone for us and we’re beyond grateful for all the love and support we’ve received throughout the years.

The nomination consisted of two rounds. In the first round, anyone could vote to nominate their favorite wedding professional. This determined which 4-5 companies would be named as finalists in each category. From there, the second round was exclusively for wedding professionals to vote on their favorites amongst the finalist. In the end, we tied with Bluebell Events for the honor of Best Event Planner in Los Angeles. We are seriously so grateful and excited to have our efforts recognized by all the wedding pros, California Wedding Day and most importantly, our clients.

Thank you again for all your endless support. We couldn’t be more excited to continue on to make each and every one of our weddings distinctive, fabulously styled, super fun and deeply personal!

Love From The Victorian Era: Christen & Dominic Married!

Happy Wedding Wednesday Lovebirds!

Today, we’re ecstatic to share with you one of our all-time favorite weddings from this past year. The creation of this celebration was truly one of a kind and we’re so grateful for having the opportunity to work with this couple along with the honor of being featured on Stylemepretty. Without further ado, please enjoy Christen & Dominic’s charmingly elegant soirée.

Christen and Dominic’s lovely celebration took place at The Victorian and it was truly magical. We used a variety of vintage fancy touches and a mix of marsala prominent colored flowers, making the venue all the more timeless. The wedding came out looking like it was straight from the Victorian-era, overflowing with beauty and sophistication.

To top off the already classic vintage romance ambiance, we brought in gold flatware and chargers along with crystal glassware, slightly warm up-lights and candles galore to set the mood for the evening.

It was important for the couple that their wedding be deeply personal, reflecting their backgrounds and the love that they have for each other. They were intentional to bring in curated elements that were meaningful to them and their story as a couple, and it definitely gave us all the feels!

Since Christen and Dominic are both foodies, the food was absolutely delicious, leaving all the guests with a happy tummy at the end of the night! To make the evening even more special and personable, we brought in cannolis to give a nod to her Italian background. Dominic, as a chef, handmade jars of spices as party favors!

Our hearts are full for Christen and Dominic and we wish them nothing but the best on their journey of married life. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your beautifully romantic special day!

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Patriotic Wedding Ideas and Inspirations

Hi lovelies!

Today, we are filled with pride for the red, white and blue. With the Fourth of July coming up tomorrow, we thought what better way to celebrate the holiday than by bringing you some wedding inspirations for all you lovebirds out there who are trying to spice up your special day with a chic, Americana twist. So in honor of Independence day, here are our 5 favorite ideas and we hope you enjoy!

Idea #1: Patriotic bouquets

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A super fun way to spice up your classic wedding is by mixing and matching blue, red and white flowers to create a hint of Americana to your celebration. They go absolutely perfectly with the traditional navy blue bridesmaid dresses and we love it!

Idea #2: Fun cocktails

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The 4th of July is bound to take place on a hot, sunny day so having festive drinks is a must at your celebration! Not only is it cool and refreshing, but it also adds some fun to your wedding day.  

Idea #3: July fourth themed dessert table

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Upgrade your cocktail hour by adding an independence day themed dessert table. Red, blue and white treats, what more can you ask for?  

Idea #4: Flag

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The holiday would not be complete without an American flag or two at your celebration. Whether you use it as a backdrop at your wedding or as little decorations to your treats for guests, the flag is an essential for your true patriotic wedding.

Idea #5: All things sparkly

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Talk about ending your special night with a bang. Whether it is a sparkler send-off or setting off fireworks, this is surely the most appropriate way to celebrate the holiday and your first day as a married couple!

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This is it for now lovebirds! We hope these ideas could help inspire you to create your dream patriotic wedding and have a lovely 4th of July holiday!