Category Archives: Backyard Weddings

Real Wedding: Natural Touches, Backyard Glamour

By | Backyard Weddings, Donut Bar, Heirloom LA, Mi Belle Photography, Rock Rose Floral, Rustic Wedding | No Comments

We love working in unique spaces, particularly private homes. This bride and groom married in her father’s residence, which featured a charming pergola ceremony space and a peaceful waterfall.  The aesthetic of natural, organic, rustic textures with a glamorous touch beautifully complemented the surroundings.

A backyard wedding takes a top notch team and seamless logistics, and working with such a responsive, organized family made it an even more successful planning process, and a beautiful wedding day.

Vendors:

Catering + Donut Bar: Heirloom LA

Florals: Rock Rose Floral Design

DJ: Wes from RedShoe LA

Rentals and Lighting: Town and Country

Videography: Dathan Graham

Photography: Mi Belle

Trellis pergola floral garland ashley tim

Table ashley Tim Bistro Chairs

Table setting round table Ashley Tim

Ashley Tim waterfall

Ashley Tim Bouquet

Ashley Tim Succulent Escort cards

 

 

Event Consultants: Customized Services for Brides and Grooms

By | Backyard Weddings, Blue Window Creative, Consultant, Day of Coordinator, Red Lantern Photography, Wedding Consultant, Wedding Coordinator, Wedding Planner | No Comments

When I started the business, I knew it was vital to give clients lots of options.  Somewhere between basic Day of Coordination and full-blown Event Planning is Consultation.

Day of Coordinators take the final decisions by the bride and groom – vendors, layout, food, etc. – and tie together all the logistics.  Do the florist and cake baker have to work together on the cake decor?  The DOC makes sure they load in at approximately the same times.  When does Grandma walk down the aisle in the ceremony processional?  The coordinator will give you the answer and line everyone up at just the right time.

This wedding at the Hotel Korakia in Palm Springs was elegantly planned by the couple, with budget oversight and general support from us. Picture by Red Lantern Photography.

A wedding planner does everything – soup to nuts – from finding the venue, advising on design and budget, and implementing the logistics – while this does cost more, often they save clients nearly as much as their fee in vendor negotiations and hours and hours of time saved.

There is a comfortable middle ground between these two services, and couples should consider consultation, which is a more customized set of services borrowing elements from both coordination and full planning.  We have the “You’ll Never Walk Alone” package, which includes multiple meetings, general budget oversight, event design consultation (with many digital inspiration boards flying between client and consultant) and overall guidance.  While we don’t attend vendor interviews or meetings with the client, we give them our 2c on recommendations and strategies for keeping the planning process nice and smooth.

No Worries consulted on all aspects of this backyard wedding, gorgeously designed by the bride. Photo by Blue Window Creative.

It’s important for couples, then, to think outside the box and realize they can have some of the services of a full planner without the cost.  When the client is traveling a lot, having a destination wedding, or working with a complicated venue (private estate, film studio, etc), having a great consultant will protect their investment and keep them sane.

Want to learn all about our various service packages? Check them out here , and feel free to give us a call or email anytime with questions.  Happy planning!