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There were so many high hopes. Full-bellied wishes, dreams, and expectations. 2020 was going to be the year. It was to be the roaring twenties incarnate. My events calendar was full, my clients were wonderful, and I was so excited about what was about the possibilities of the year. January was a bur of busy. […]

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Welcome to Julie & Andy’s Drive by Baby Shower Celebration! In 2020, celebrating anything in the way we used to has been a challenge. The events industry has come to a sudden and stifling halt leaving creative entrepreneurs in a unique and obviously challenging position of pivoting how we conduct even the simplest of celebrations, […]

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Here are my go to tips, tricks, and vendors to create an easy Cinco De Mayo party at home! Thank you to Aurelia D’Amore Photography for capturing all our colorful fun! You can’t go wrong with some colorful florals. This arrangement from Mulberry Row in Studio City, California is full of texture and whimsy. If […]

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The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. Its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history. Did you know that this space is available for private events? Corporate, social, non-profit, or weddings, The Natural History […]

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Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Abbey & Martha. Check out their Mexi-Jewish Wedding at Ruby Street on H & H Weddings today! Abbey and Martha were the winners of the LGBTQ+ Wedding contest we offered in 2018 for one lucky couple to win gratis wedding planning services. After receiving dozens of wonderful applications with stories […]

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Tijuana meets Joshua Tree Our Dia de Los Muertos styled shoot Read has been featured on Green Wedding Shoes! Tucked away in Shadow Hills California, just 15 mins from the Burbank Airport, is a new (but vintage) event venue that is a mix between Joshua Tree and a Tijuana all rolling into one, fantastic package! […]

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Tapia Brothers – October 2019 What do you get when you mix a family-owned pumpkin patch, a bunch of creative entrepreneurs and the topic of time management? If you are Tuesdays Together Los Angeles San Fernando Valley Chapter, you get a whole lot of community, fun, and education all rolled into a “gourd-geous” afternoon. My […]

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Tucked away right off of Wilshire Boulevard in The Miracle Mile district is The Ebell of Los Angeles. With three levels and 75,000 square feet, this Renaissance-inspired structure is a noted architectural treasure and a registered National Historic Landmark. Photos by Aurelia D’ Amore Photography This philanthropic, educational and social club was built by women […]

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It’s not often we get a wedding inquiry from a couple who wants to get married in a bar in just 19 days. Yes, I said 19 days! When you are as cool as Kaitlin and Lars, a destination brunch wedding planned in 19 days at your favorite DTLA bar is just right! Using my […]

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The Southern California chapter of Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) hosted a design challenge that evoked the 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Check out more about this event on Biz Bash: https://www.bizbash.com/social-events/media-gallery/21069989/wedding-and-event-design-ideas-from-every-decade WIPA Design Challenge 2019 “As the lines continue to blur between event design for weddings and corporate gatherings, more and more […]

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