Friendsgiving 2019

This year was the first year I’ve ever thrown my very own Friendsgiving. To be honest, I’m a bit shocked. You’d think… little miss party planner over here would be doing this every year haha, but nope, I’m a newb. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done lifestyle shoots around the concept… like this one here using all leftover Thanksgiving ingredients and the food was EPIC. But a photoshoot is SO different than real life!

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Nicole & Emma’s Romantic Hawaiian Wedding

I cannot believe it has taken me this long to blog Emma & Nicole’s stunning Hawaiian destination wedding! Major fail. But in my defense… this wedding is beyond special to me and I really wanted to do it justice and not just throw it up on the internet in a hurry. I met Nicole in the industry, she’s an incredible wedding photographer and we worked a couple weddings back to back and she is a ROCKSTAR. Like, dream vendor you’d want to work with. So from there, I was smitten with her as a vendor, and as a person. When I found out she was engaged, I basically pushed my way into her sphere basically begging to be apart of her special love story.

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Ashley & Andrew’s Dreamy Tulum Wedding

Ashley and Andrew live in New York. I live in California and they wanted the destination wedding of their dreams in Tulum, Mexico. It doesn’t sound like an ideal match, but let me tell you. I became instant friends with these two in the many months leading up to their big day. We talked, facetimed, and texted constantly and their wedding was truly one for the memory books. I’m hoping me and the hubs can make it out to NYC one of these days and cash in that sushi date with Ashley & Andrew!

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Summer Sounds

This year has been the year of following my passions. I used to be SUCH a workaholic. Putting everything else on the back burner in the name of building a business. I’m not sure what changed. My new responsibilities helping out my family… or the fact that this is my 10th year in business (WHAT?!) that has made me realize what is truly most important in life. Yes, my work is important. But more importantly is my family. Relationships I build. Friendships. That is life.

So this year – I’m still a wedding planner. I’m still planning and designing gorgeous weddings. But I’m taking days off. I’m going to the beach. I’m taking bubbles baths more. AND I co-created a mini summer concert series with friends!

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Camping in Style This Summer

I love summer. And I am no pro camper… but I’ve really come to love camping. Especially with people that I adore. Last week we went camping in Morro Bay with Joe+Kathrina and it was the BEST. I brought crafts. They took pics. We went surfing and I drank rosè out of a canteen. There is no cocktail recipe, no DIY tutorial, no fancy wedding dresses. Just friends, camping, enjoying life. This is more for me, to document life and remember my favorite moments. If you hate it, sorry not sorry. If you love it, I hope it inspires you to take a couple days off. Disconnect. And spend time with people you love.

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