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Snapshot Sunday – Flower Girl & Ring Bearer

Quite possibly the most beautiful flower girl ever and the cutest, most well behaved ring bearer of all time!!!

Julia & Matt's Wedding - May 2, 2015

Julia & Matt's Wedding - May 2, 2015

Photo Credit: John & Colette Photography

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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

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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
  • Personalizing your Wedding with Wine

    Two of my favorite things… wine and weddings! There are so many ways to incorporate wine and wine related elements into your wedding. But for right now, I’m just going to share how we decided to include several of our favorite wines at our wedding without paying a fortune on corkage fees. It was important to us to get married at a vineyard and when you get married at a vineyard, you have to serve their wines or pay a corkage fee on every bottle that is not theirs. We were pretty happy with our venue’s wine but because we are such wine lovers, we had several other favorite wines that we wanted to share but didn’t want to pay a corkage fee for numerous cases of wine. So we chose 14 different bottles of wines that were special to us for one reason or another and placed a bottle at every table. For instance, our table had a signed bottle of Saarloos & Sons Bubbly, which, incidentally, was the only bottle of sparkling wine at our wedding. This wine was very special to us, not only because we love Keith and his wines, but because we opened a bottle on the night we got engaged. On the back of every menu, we wrote information about the wine and why it was special to us. This way, we got to share our favorite wines with our personal feelings or story about each wine and we only had to pay a corkage fee for those 14 bottles of wine.

    During dinner service, we went around to each table to share a taste of the wines with everyone. While we did that, we took a picture with everyone at the table. It was a nice opportunity to share a few moments and to share the wine with them. It was also a good way to get at least one picture with everyone at the wedding.

    It meant a lot to us to be able to share these wines with our family and friends. Here is a list of all the wines we shared…

    Cakebread Reserve Chardonnay
    Catena Malbec
    Chateau Montelena Cabernet
    Demetria Cuvee Constantine
    Frank Family Reserve Zinfandel
    Jaffe Estate Transformation
    Melville Estate Pinot Noir
    Orin Swift Mercury Head
    Orin Swift The Prisoner
    Saarloos & Sons mrS. Pinot Noir
    Saarloos Bubbly
    Tobin James Petit Syrah
    Vines on the Marycrest My Generation
    Vines on the Marycrest Summertime


    Just Engaged? Here is a list of things you should do next…

    Well, Valentine’s Day has come and gone! How many marriage proposals were there? I bet there were quite a few!! If you find yourself engaged this February 15th, here are a few helpful tips on what you should do now…

    1. Don’t panic!!! Once you announce your engagement you will be bombarded with questions. First, everyone will want to know how he proposed. Then, everyone will want to know when is the big day? Don’t stress! Take some time to celebrate your engagement and don’t worry about answering everyone’s questions. It’s perfectly acceptable to tell them you don’t know yet and that you are just enjoying the moment!
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