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Snapshot Sunday – Happy Anniversary Natalie & David!

I can’t believe it’s already been a year! Happy Anniversary to one of the sweetest couples ever – Natalie & David!

Natalie & David - September 13, 2014 - Oviatt Penthouse

Photo Credit: Jenny Smith & Co.
Venue: Oviatt Penthouse

Click here to see more beautiful photos from Natalie & David’s special day!


The Perfect Backyard Wedding!

Sometimes there’s a wedding… and it’s perfect! That is definitely the case with Carrie and Andrew’s wedding last July! Their backyard wedding will go down as one of my all time favorites… ever!

Carrie and Andrew are also quite possibly one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever worked with. And, that’s saying a lot because I’ve worked with many amazing couples! They were pretty clear about what they wanted and they were so easy to work with. A wedding planners dream! They did such an amazing job with all of their personal details from the many, many handmade cranes to Carrie’s DIY escort card display! What a privilege to be a part of this special day!!

Carrie and Andrew1

carrie and andrew2

The perfect couple… the perfect wedding… what more could a wedding planner ask for? How about perfect vendors… done!

  • Caterer: Rice Thai Tapas
  • Event Staffing: Argyle Events
  • Bar Services: Liquid Catering
  • Rentals: Premiere Party Rents
  • Lighting: Premier Lighting
  • Photography: Gabriel Boone Photography
  • Videographer: Daniel Chen
  • Floral Design: Peony & Plum
  • DJ: Blackbook Social Club-DJ Tessa
  • Donuts: Earl’s Donuts
    To see more photos from Carrie & Andrew’s wedding, please click here to see the full gallery.


    A Dream Wedding at The Athenaeum

    Chris & Lauren’s wedding at The Athenaeum in Pasadena was definitely a dream wedding for this planner! Not only were they probably one of the sweetest couples ever, but their family and friends were awesome, too. Every detail of their big day was beautiful and thoughtful… and then the band came on and it was non-stop FUN!


    Lauren and Chris Details

    Chris and Lauren

    Past Action Heroes

    Lauren and Chris

    Click HERE to see more photos from Chris & Lauren’s wedding day!

    A special thanks to all of these amazing vendors for their part in making Lauren & Chris’ day so amazing…

    The Athenaeum
    Jessica Sterling Photography
    Lotus & Lily Floral & Event Design by Jackie Combs
    Town & Country Event Rentals
    Organic String Quartet
    Past Action Heroes
    Porto’s Bakery

    Snapshot Sunday…

    Sometimes the beauty just takes my breath away…

    Kathy & Daniel

    Photo Credit: Joey Ikemoto Photography

    Click Here to see more gorgeous photos from Kathy & Daniel’s wedding!


    Alex & Danielle’s Downtown Los Angeles Wedding

    Every once in a while you come across a wedding that you just can’t stop thinking about… a wedding that leaves a lasting impression… Alex & Danielle’s wedding is one of those weddings. From their amazing vendors and the unconventional DTLA venue to the fun-loving people in attendance… everything about their wedding was unique and cool!

    Here is a sneak peek into their amazing day…

    Danielle & Alex - November 10, 2013

    Danielle & Alex - November 10, 2013

    Click here for the full gallery!

    A special thanks to the amazing team of vendors who brought it all together…

  • Wedding Planner: Yours truly, Love & Elegance
  • Venue: Villains Tavern
  • Photography: Martin Franco Vielma II
  • Floral Design: Glasswing Floral
  • DJ: DJ Expo – Josh Paret
  • Hair & Make-Up: Salon Eleven
  • Pies: Pie Hole
  • Cat & Ken’s Temecula Winery Wedding

    There are many reasons why I decided to become a wedding planner. One of the reasons is so I could be a part of weddings just like this one. Love and happiness are overflowing in this beautiful Temecula winery wedding! From home-brewed beer to handmade dessert platters, every part of this wedding was personal and fun! A special thanks to Desmond Hsu Photography for capturing Catherine & Ken’s magical day! Here are a few of my favorite shots…

    The lovely couple...

    The lovely details...

    The yummy desserts...

    The beautiful bride...

    Happily Ever After...

    Click here for the full gallery!

    The awesome team of professionals who helped make this day possible:

    Wedding Planner: Yours truly, Love & Elegance

    Photographer: Desmond Hsu Photography

    Venue: Falkner Winery

    Floral Design: Sweet Petals Florist

    DJ: DJ Tessa Young

    Wedding Cake/Desserts: Robin’s Nest

    Adventures at an Escort Card Table

    As a wedding and event planner, I pay attention to every aspect of a wedding or event. Maybe it’s also the mom in me (i.e., the eyes in the back of my head) that helps me do it, but whether I’m planning an event or attending it, I notice everything! And people, in general, never cease to amaze. I may have to start taking notes and do a regular post about it, but for now, I’m just going to share a few things that I witnessed a few weeks ago at an escort card table… Read More…

    Custom Wine Labels for Your Wedding

    Looking for ways to personalize your wedding? One way is to create your own custom wine label and, believe it or not, it won’t break the bank. You can buy whatever wine you want (may we suggest the 5 cent wine sale at BevMo?), then stick your custom made label right over the original wine label. Just make sure your new label covers enough of the old one, unless you want to take the time to remove it and that could take several hours and be more frustrating than it’s worth. Read More…

    The Knot Best of Weddings Award!

    We are proud to announce that Love & Elegance has received The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick!!!

    Thank you, again, to all of my past clients, the amazing vendors that I have worked with and my team of coordinators who give their time and expertise at every wedding! A special thanks to Mary, for teaching me the ropes and helping me begin this amazing adventure! Thank you to my family and friends, especially my husband, Matt, for your love and support! Without each and every one of you, this would not be possible! Thank you!


    Happy New Year – 2013!

    As we bring in the new year, I’d like to take a moment to reflect and thank those who have helped me get to where I am today…

    2012 was a year of change for me. I quit my day job and decided to concentrate on my business full time. It was a little scary and the year definitely had its ups and downs but I wouldn’t change a thing. A huge thanks to my 2011 and 2012 clients. Without them, I wouldn’t still be here today. It’s because of them that I was able to learn and grow and turn my dream into a reality. I’m so grateful that they took a chance on me and allowed me to be a part of one of the biggest days of their lives. Thank you to my family and friends for their support. A proper support system is so important. Everyone has been wonderful, especially my husband, Matt. Without his love and support, I never would have been able to quit my job, concentrate on this business and make it through those tough times. Read More…