A Wedding Planner's Happy Place

Hi!  I am nearing the end of my wedding season this year and I'm starting to review all of the beautiful pictures of my 2012 events.  I love looking through the albums that my photographers send me and I can't wait to share everything here!  For now, I have a little sneak peek of Kate and AJ's wedding at the Rengstorff House in Mountain View.  I coordinated and designed this wedding from start to finish and seeing Kate and AJ so happy was one of the highlights of my year.

Kate and AJ wrote their own vows, and there wasn't a dry eye on the lawn.  Their best friends toasted them during dinner and the laughs and tears started again.  It was truly a love-filled event and being a part of it all reminded me why I am a wedding planner.  Seeing couples take it all in is the best part of my job, and a part of my life I am so very grateful for.

I look forward to sharing more of Kate and AJ's beautiful wedding on my blog later in the year.  Stay tuned!

Allure Wedding: Marin Art and Garden Center

This Allure Wedding was such a pleasure to plan and coordinate!  It was my first time working at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, and I loved everything about working at this unique venue.  With the team from MAGC and with all of the awesome North Bay vendors hired, I was thrilled to make the dream my clients had for their wedding a reality.  Here are some pictures of the gorgeous flowers by Kate's Blossoms.My bride wanted her wedding flowers to be bright and feminine, with pinks and corals, and as many peonies as possible.  Since the ceremony was in a garden, the flowers complimented the look...I love an intimate garden wedding!  And Kate, our illustrious florist, managed to find the perfect peonies--probably the very last of the season.  Beautiful!

The cake is by Sweet Things in Tiburon, and Kate decorated it with the garden flowers.

Caterer:  Insalata's Restaurant and Catering in San Anselmo.  Chris Engle, the catering manager, was a delight to work with and the food was DELICIOUS.  I was seriously impressed with Insalatas from start to finish.  I will highly recommend them from now on to anyone planning a party, or going out to eat in the area.  I can't say enough good things about them!

Venue:  The Marin Art and Garden Center is a true gem of a wedding venue in the SF Bay Area, if you ask me.  It is beautiful, but not over manicured or inaccessible.  It is extremely efficient as a venue, but remains a relaxed and 'low key' place to host a wedding or party. The MAGC staff were all kind and helpful, and most importantly, really took pride in their job.  As a wedding planner, I couldn't have asked for a better place to go to work!

My bride and groom were over the moon--about each other, and about their wedding.  I caught a couple stolen glances and kisses and really felt the love!  Cheers to everyone involved, and of course, to my sweet clients who closed out June 2012 for me in an amazing way!