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Rustic Real Wedding: Views for Miles at Rancho Del Cielo

By | Amy's Culinary Adventures, Malibu Wedding, Private Estates, Rancho Del Cielo Wedding, Rustic Wedding | No Comments

I was very fortunate that my colleague Amy Jurist, owner of Amy’s Culinary Adventures, introduced me to this bride, groom, and their families. We really enjoyed working with them on their Rancho Del Cielo wedding. Rancho is a family-owned-and-operated Malibu estate with a perfect layout for weddings, and…that view!

Like many unique locations, we needed to oversee transportation itineraries, ensure all vendors were aware of the load-in requirements and overall rules and regulations, and coordinate diagrams and rental orders. That’s the “dirty work” required to create an outcome this gorgeous!  Peony and Plum created a rustic, light and pretty floral design and the bride and groom brought charming and personalized decor to accent the space.  I was excited to see photos of the decor this week and happy to share them on the blog today.

Photos below by Kathleen Greiger, who was a dream to work with. Additional vendors included Smart Party Rents, Roger Espinoza of Espi Music, Night Owl Photobooth, Joseph Andrew Productions, Cake Bakeshop, Apothecary Bee, and Scratch Weddings.


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Back in action in 2013 – Casa Del Mar festivities, and a new FAQ section to the site

By | Amy's Culinary Adventures, Bar Mitzah Coordination Los Angeles, Carly Cylinder, Day of Coordinator, Don't Smile Now, flour, Jackie Combs Lotus and Lily, Wedding Coordinator | No Comments

Just a little bit of ‘housekeeping’ here as I end a whirlwind year of events.

I fell off the blogging wagon just a touch (!) as we ramped up for holiday busy-ness. We coordinated a gorgeous wedding at Casa Del Mar, and followed that event up with backing up one of our favorite caterers, Amy’s Culinary Adventures, at a high-energy Bar Mitzvah. My day of rest? The 25th -Christmas Day. Then it was right back in action prepping for a large event, coming up the first weekend of the year.

The Casa Del Mar wedding featured the talents of Graham Silver from Silvertunes Music, the beautiful (inside and out) Jackie Combs of Lotus and Lily, and Shani Barel of Don’t Smile Now, once a fellow vendor and now a dear friend (fellow valley mom!) who took outstanding pictures. I’ve seen the previews and will post the real deal soon.

Quick shot of Casa Del Mar in its glory...can't wait for Shani Barel's photos (of Don't Smile Now Photography)

One of the changes I am making in 2013 is to the website – some revamping and tweaking, versus a big overhaul, and the first change I’ve made is the FAQ section. It has yet to have its own spot on the mast head (that’s for my web programmer to create) but you can check it out here. I feel it answers a lot of questions that clients ask at the beginning of the coordinator/planner search.

Another random note: I love vintage, I love rustic, but boy do I adore modern or baroque or mid century – basically, anything that represents dynamic, inspired florals and event design that doesn’t necessarily look like many other weddings featured on the ‘net these days. Or, in other words, everything that Carly Cylinder of FlourLA features on her new website, The Pollen Lounge. Daily inspiration right up my alley.

I can’t wait for the post-engagement rush…and excited for the new year. Happy Holidays!