Fab Interns Wanted!

I’m excited to announce that we are officially accepting resumes for our 2013 summer intern positions. We’re looking for college students who are energetic, super organized, well styled and have great interpersonal communication skills. Our interns will gain experience in all aspects of wedding planning: from creating timelines and budgets to managing social media to hanging lanterns from trees and anything you can imagine in-between! As an intern for Marisa Nicole, Weddings & Events, you’ll get hands on experience at special events. You’ll also get a chance to see and participate in all the administrative and design work that goes into bringing a fabulous celebration to life!

Applicants must be available during the week for administrative tasks/meetings and on nights and weekends for events. All applicants must be enrolled in a university and will participate in the internship in exchange for school credit (as an internship, practicum or placement for their degree). This is a great opportunity for those studying hospitality, marketing, business and communications (but we don’t discriminate – applicants of all majors are welcome here!).

Please send your resume along with a short description of a recent party or gathering you’ve organized, as well why you love weddings and events to Info@MarisaNicole.com!

Thanks for the Feature, GigMasters!

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Happy Thursday Friends!

Its always a pleasure to have people in the wedding industry compliment your work and last week when GigMasters contacted me to say we were chosen to be their featured wedding planner of the month, I was elated! We’re up on their blog today along with a few photos of our events and a bit from their interview regarding what couples should know when planning a wedding and a bit about our experience in the industry.

GigMasters is a great resource for anyone looking for performers or entertainment for their special event! Thanks, GigMasters and be sure to check out our feature! On a side note, here is a sweet shot from one of our ceremonies. I can never get enough of fabulous trees!

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Give Back Inspired Styled Wedding!

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Happy Thursday Friends!

I have been just itching to share these photos with you all for quite a while now! We were honored to have this lovely little project featured last month on Rustic Wedding Chic and seeing the images all over again made me squeal with delight! Not only is the mission of this shoot near and dear to my heart, the style and fashion of it gets me all kinds of excited! We brought the design dream team from the Route 66 Styled Wedding back together again as the creative genius behind our ethically conscious wedding!




Kelly, Whitney and I came together with the idea to create an ethically conscious wedding where all the details give back to the community or environment. We sought to find vendors and make design decisions that are completely ethical. Our hope is to inspire couples to spend a part of their budget on items or vendors that not only help make their wedding outstanding, but also give back to the community.


welcome table detailsWe’ve collaborated with a fantastic group of wedding professionals and not-for-profit companies to stage a wedding that showcases how you can create a fabulous celebration utilizing design elements and vendors that “give back”. We styled a welcome table, ceremony backdrop, sweetheart table, photo-booth and leaving table. We wanted the colors, shapes and textures to exude a celebration of life and love while feeling grounded. All the decor you see in our welcome table is real fruit, legitimately vintage, or fair-wage.

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We created our ceremony backdrop by slashing and tying together old curtains, supported by one of the world’s most renewable resources: bamboo! We reused ceremony decor and turned it into a photo-booth backdrop by simply displaying the same item differently! Our sweetheart table shows how you can have your guests dine like royalty on environmentally friendly products. Our farewell table allows our couple’s guests to give to their favorite charity in lieu of gifts.

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We also wanted to make our bride look just as beautiful on the outside as in by having her dress completely in clothing, shoes and jewelry from non-profits that give back to the community. Our signage, fashion and decor items created specifically for this shoot are eco-friendly as well! Our printed items are all hand printed from an antique letterpress onto recycled paper, tree-free paper and or plantable seed paper. Our accessories are all re-purposed, reused or up-cycled.


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Finally, the natural beauty of Rancho Las Lomas gave us the perfect backdrop for our “Give Back Wedding” with a hint of African style.




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Two Years as a ‘Best of Weddings’ Winner and it Feels so Good!

Happy Friday Friends!


We are crazy excited to announce that we have the honor of being voted by brides on TheKnot as a ‘Best of Weddings’ Winner for 2013! This is our second year in a row to receive the award and we are over the moon happy about it. Thank you to all our brides who took the time to vote for us and write fabulous reviews about our services! It is rather amazing that we have always received a full 5 stars from the couples we’ve helped get hitched (we miss you!). We just loved being a part of your day and look forward to helping many love birds tie the knot in the years to come!

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