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Affordable Bachelorette Getaways Are Possible — Here's How

 

 

If you’ve ever been in a bridal party, you know how much fun you can have celebrating the bride, surrounded by your best friends. There are engagement parties to attend, bridal showers to throw, dresses and shoes to shop for, and gifts to buy. But all that celebrating adds up. And if it’s a bachelorette getaway the bride wants, you risk breaking the bank. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to cut costs without sacrificing fun, starting with these tips:

 

Tip 1 - Closer isn’t always cheaper

 

When it comes to saving money, our first thought is to stick close to home — somewhere you can drive instead of fly. But if one of the other bridesmaids’ parents have a vacation home you can use for free, even a cross-country flight may be less costly than gas plus lodging. Moreover, popular destinations typically offer more affordable hotel options than smaller towns, as well as reasonably priced food, beverages, and activities. As an added bonus, flights to these destinations are always “on sale” because they’re year-round tourist attractions.

 

 

 

Tip 2 - Cheaper isn’t always cheaper

 

Just because you paid a few dollars less per night on that hotel doesn’t mean you saved money. If your budget hotel doesn’t include continental breakfast or WiFi, for example, you and the rest of your group will be footing the bill for an extra meal each day and extra data usage. And if it’s near the airport, but further away from daytime activities and nightlife, you’ll likely spend a lot more on transportation getting to and fro. In the long run, it may actually be less expensive to book a higher-priced hotel if it’s in the right location and has the right perks.

 

 

 

 

Tip 3 - Ditch the hotel altogether

 

Nobody says you have to stay in a hotel for your bachelorette party. In fact, you might save a little money and have more space to move around by checking into a vacation rental property. What’s more, a rental property could put you right in the middle of the action in Orange County, depending on where you want to stay. For example, Turnkey reminds that Irvine offers plenty of beaches for those who want to kick back and relax near the ocean, while Laguna Beach has countless spas and health resorts at your beck and call. Getting a rental property in a neighborhood that appeals to everyone’s interests also means you can cut down on the cost of transportation to and from the places you want to visit.

 

 

Tip 4 - Split everything

 

When traveling with a group, shared expenses like gas and cab fare are usually split on a rotating basis. You know, “I’ll get this one. You get the next one.” Unfortunately, that’s not always fair. You risk hurting someone’s feelings (or ego.) And keeping track of who paid what last is confusing. There is a way to make sure no one ends up with a $60 bar tab compared to someone else’s $20 beer run. To keep it easy and fair, you can either divvy up every expense between everyone who participates and have them pay cash right then, or you can have everyone contribute to a kitty and pay for shared expenses from the available funds.

 

 

 

Tip 5 - Go all-inclusive

 

Sure, the term “all-inclusive getaway” sounds extravagant. In reality, combining all your expenses can save you more than any other tip on this list. How? Because they are getting all your business, resorts can afford to cut prices on food, drinks, and nightly room rates. So when you see a Facebook ad for “3 Nights in Cabo for $399,” go ahead and click. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. In many cases, these deals even include airfare.

 

 

 

Tip 6 - Save at home while you’re away

 

A little savvy at home can save you some pretty significant cash. Simple energy hacks like turning up the thermostat, turning the water heater to “vacation mode,” and unplugging “vampire electronics” to keep them from using power even when off can save you more than a few dollars on your power bill. Just don’t do anything that will put your home security at risk. According to Ordinary Traveler, you should still leave a light on, keep the lawn mowed, and set the alarm. Of course, if you live with a roommate, you have a little less flexibility. But you can still leave your toiletries at home and use what is provided at the hotel, and cut your grocery budget to account for the time you’ll be away.

 

Let’s face it. Getting married is expensive — and not just for the bride and groom! However, being a part of a friend or family member’s big day is important, and those memories will be worth every penny, spent and saved.

 

 

 

Guest blog post by Aimee Lyons

 

Tiffany + Tim - So.Much.Fun. at Serra Plaza

TIFFANY + TIM

Serra Plaza || San Juan Capistrano, California

June 3, 2016

There are not many words needed to describe these two. Just take a look at the photos below and you will see they are energized by a good time
and obviously surround themselves with like-minded people. They were a true team through-out the planning process and
their creativity was expressed beautifully in their hand-done wedding invitations and DIY wedding signage that they upcycled from old palettes.
Rumor has it (according to the best man speech) that Tim has been planning his wedding since he was a little boy.
Yep...when other little boys were picking out their favorite super-hero, Tim was picking out his wedding flowers.
If only Pinterest existed back then.

Venue: Serra Plaza  ||  Coordination:  Klink Events  ||  Photography: Martin Ngo Photography  || Videography: Jerry C Visuals

Florals: The Flower Boutique  ||  Vintage Furniture: Serra Plaza  ||  DJ: DJZ Productions || 

Catering: Top Catering  ||  Cake: Final Touch Bakery  ||  Wedding Dress: Pronovia  ||  Bridesmaid Dresses: H&M

Jannelle + Shane - Romance, Style and So Much Love at Franciscan Gardens

JANNELLE + SHANE

Basillica San Juan Capistrano and Franciscan Gardens || San Juan Capistrano, California

June 16, 2017

Jannelle and Shane's vibe was classy, stylish, chic and 100% on-point.
These two humble souls were so kind in their approach towards everyone involved in their wedding day.
Each vendor spoke so highly of both of them and we felt beyond lucky that they found us and trusted us with their day.
They wanted an intimate experience shared with mostly family and their dearest friends.
My favorite part? When Jannelle told me she wanted to have a First Look with her dad and s
tarted crying when she expressed her love for him. *Goosebumps*
Needless to say, the day was perfect and they had the wedding day of their dreams.
See proof below.
 

Venue: Franciscan Gardens  ||  Coordination: Klink Events  ||  Photography: Kristina Adams ||  Videography: Amari Productions

Florals: Salted Blooms  ||  Vintage Rentals: Etablir  ||  DJ: My Bridal DJ  ||  Cake: Elise Cakes  ||  Ice Cream Sandwich Station: Chip n Chunk

Dress: Vera Wang  ||  Bridesmaid Dresses:  Skylar Belle  ||  Custom Ties: The Neck and Tie Co.

 

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Louise + Michael - A Glamorous Ballroom Dream

The Westin South Coast Plaza - Santa Ana, California | April 29, 2017

Louise and Michael are college sweethearts and cat lovers. They even named their cat after themselves. (MICHAEL + LOUISE=MILO). True story. 

It was such a treat to coordinate their day because we didn't just work with the bride on the planning details. Louise's aunties were very much involved in helping with bringing this vibrant, romantic wedding together. 

For the family it was important to include their culture. The Mother of the Bride + the Mother of the Groom and the aunties had gowns custom designed for them by a well known couturier in the Philippines. The dresses were bright fuchsia and purple, adorned with REAL rubies and amethysts. (SAY WHAT?!)  

Beautiful Bridesmaid vs. Stubborn Zipper was our only behind the scenes challenge. Panic wanted to creep in to ruin our day, but instead we grabbed a needle and thread from our kit and recruited someone with mad sewing skills and got to work! We had our bridesmaid's dress fixed just in time for bridal party photos. Phew.

The swoon factor hit us when the couple performed not one, but two surprise choreographed first dances. They started with a romantic waltz and transitioned into a faster paced fox trot. (Show offs!)  Setting a tone for an all-night dance party led by the one and only Jack Farmer from Vox, one of the best DJ's I have worked with. This guy knows how to party. 

Venue: The Westin South Coast Plaza  ||  Coordination: Klink Events, Jenifer Eddy + Patsy Russell  ||  Makeup: TwinsBeauty2Fitness, Monica and Monique Mozo
Florals: Kim Chi Floral Designs  ||  Cake: Rossmoor Pastries / Wedding Studio ||  Videography: Eivans ||  DJ & Photobooth: Vox DJ'sJack Farmer
Photography + Photo Booth: Kevin Le Vu Photography  ||  Rentals and Linens: 2CreateDesigns
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stephanie + Jonathan - Rustic, Chic and Simply Perfect!

The Colony House - Anaheim, California | April 27, 2017

Stephanie and Jonathan are the epitome of easy going and fun! This animal loving, Disneyland obsessed duo wanted nothing more for their day than a good time! With a stellar vendor team, the perfect venue and "go with the flow" attitude...they were able to pull it off perfectly! 

The couple opted for a traditional ceremony at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church, immediately followed by a romantic reception at The Colony House in Anaheim, California. The venue is industrial, chic and rustic all at the same time...housing an upstairs cocktail loft and the most amazing yellow couch we ever did see. But the grand-daddy of all details is the giant succulent wall on the outdoor patio. This is what sold this couple on the space and brought their succulent inspired theme to life! Utilizing the amazing wall as an impactful backdrop...this is where they opted for a first look and portraits with their bridal party and family. It also served as the backdrop for their open-air photo booth!

We could duplicate the simplicity and fun of this wedding over and over again if we could.

Coordination: Klink Events, Jenifer Eddy
Makeup: Mobile Bridal Salon, Samantha Salk
Videography: Petite Fours
Photography + Photo Booth: teri b
Second Shooter: Myke Wilken
 
 

Annie + Max - a Country Club Fairytale

Coyote Hills Golf Course | Fullerton, California

I love it when I walk away from a wedding feeling like I just made new besties for life! That's exactly what happened with Max and Annie. When the bride and I are both asking if we can be friends on Facebook you know we really bonded. You can tell from their photos why I loved being around them so much. Their energy was contagious. Don't even get me started on their wedding party and families! So.Much.Fun.

Venue: Coyote Hills Golf Course
Wedding Coordinator: Klink Events
Florist: InFlower
Catering: ShinMi Catering
Photography: Owen Jiang Photography
Cinematography: RalphG Weddings
Hair and Make-up: E2 Beauty Hair and Make-up Team
Dress:  EddyK Italia
Shoes: Bagley Mischka from Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affordable Bachelorette Getaways Are Possible — Here's How

 

 

If you’ve ever been in a bridal party, you know how much fun you can have celebrating the bride, surrounded by your best friends. There are engagement parties to attend, bridal showers to throw, dresses and shoes to shop for, and gifts to buy. But all that celebrating adds up. And if it’s a bachelorette getaway the bride wants, you risk breaking the bank. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to cut costs without sacrificing fun, starting with these tips:

 

Tip 1 - Closer isn’t always cheaper

 

When it comes to saving money, our first thought is to stick close to home — somewhere you can drive instead of fly. But if one of the other bridesmaids’ parents have a vacation home you can use for free, even a cross-country flight may be less costly than gas plus lodging. Moreover, popular destinations typically offer more affordable hotel options than smaller towns, as well as reasonably priced food, beverages, and activities. As an added bonus, flights to these destinations are always “on sale” because they’re year-round tourist attractions.

 

 

 

Tip 2 - Cheaper isn’t always cheaper

 

Just because you paid a few dollars less per night on that hotel doesn’t mean you saved money. If your budget hotel doesn’t include continental breakfast or WiFi, for example, you and the rest of your group will be footing the bill for an extra meal each day and extra data usage. And if it’s near the airport, but further away from daytime activities and nightlife, you’ll likely spend a lot more on transportation getting to and fro. In the long run, it may actually be less expensive to book a higher-priced hotel if it’s in the right location and has the right perks.

 

 

 

 

Tip 3 - Ditch the hotel altogether

 

Nobody says you have to stay in a hotel for your bachelorette party. In fact, you might save a little money and have more space to move around by checking into a vacation rental property. What’s more, a rental property could put you right in the middle of the action in Orange County, depending on where you want to stay. For example, Turnkey reminds that Irvine offers plenty of beaches for those who want to kick back and relax near the ocean, while Laguna Beach has countless spas and health resorts at your beck and call. Getting a rental property in a neighborhood that appeals to everyone’s interests also means you can cut down on the cost of transportation to and from the places you want to visit.

 

 

Tip 4 - Split everything

 

When traveling with a group, shared expenses like gas and cab fare are usually split on a rotating basis. You know, “I’ll get this one. You get the next one.” Unfortunately, that’s not always fair. You risk hurting someone’s feelings (or ego.) And keeping track of who paid what last is confusing. There is a way to make sure no one ends up with a $60 bar tab compared to someone else’s $20 beer run. To keep it easy and fair, you can either divvy up every expense between everyone who participates and have them pay cash right then, or you can have everyone contribute to a kitty and pay for shared expenses from the available funds.

 

 

 

Tip 5 - Go all-inclusive

 

Sure, the term “all-inclusive getaway” sounds extravagant. In reality, combining all your expenses can save you more than any other tip on this list. How? Because they are getting all your business, resorts can afford to cut prices on food, drinks, and nightly room rates. So when you see a Facebook ad for “3 Nights in Cabo for $399,” go ahead and click. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. In many cases, these deals even include airfare.

 

 

 

Tip 6 - Save at home while you’re away

 

A little savvy at home can save you some pretty significant cash. Simple energy hacks like turning up the thermostat, turning the water heater to “vacation mode,” and unplugging “vampire electronics” to keep them from using power even when off can save you more than a few dollars on your power bill. Just don’t do anything that will put your home security at risk. According to Ordinary Traveler, you should still leave a light on, keep the lawn mowed, and set the alarm. Of course, if you live with a roommate, you have a little less flexibility. But you can still leave your toiletries at home and use what is provided at the hotel, and cut your grocery budget to account for the time you’ll be away.

 

Let’s face it. Getting married is expensive — and not just for the bride and groom! However, being a part of a friend or family member’s big day is important, and those memories will be worth every penny, spent and saved.

 

 

 

Guest blog post by Aimee Lyons

 

Tiffany + Tim - So.Much.Fun. at Serra Plaza

TIFFANY + TIM

Serra Plaza || San Juan Capistrano, California

June 3, 2016

There are not many words needed to describe these two. Just take a look at the photos below and you will see they are energized by a good time
and obviously surround themselves with like-minded people. They were a true team through-out the planning process and
their creativity was expressed beautifully in their hand-done wedding invitations and DIY wedding signage that they upcycled from old palettes.
Rumor has it (according to the best man speech) that Tim has been planning his wedding since he was a little boy.
Yep...when other little boys were picking out their favorite super-hero, Tim was picking out his wedding flowers.
If only Pinterest existed back then.

Venue: Serra Plaza  ||  Coordination:  Klink Events  ||  Photography: Martin Ngo Photography  || Videography: Jerry C Visuals

Florals: The Flower Boutique  ||  Vintage Furniture: Serra Plaza  ||  DJ: DJZ Productions || 

Catering: Top Catering  ||  Cake: Final Touch Bakery  ||  Wedding Dress: Pronovia  ||  Bridesmaid Dresses: H&M

Jannelle + Shane - Romance, Style and So Much Love at Franciscan Gardens

JANNELLE + SHANE

Basillica San Juan Capistrano and Franciscan Gardens || San Juan Capistrano, California

June 16, 2017

Jannelle and Shane's vibe was classy, stylish, chic and 100% on-point.
These two humble souls were so kind in their approach towards everyone involved in their wedding day.
Each vendor spoke so highly of both of them and we felt beyond lucky that they found us and trusted us with their day.
They wanted an intimate experience shared with mostly family and their dearest friends.
My favorite part? When Jannelle told me she wanted to have a First Look with her dad and s
tarted crying when she expressed her love for him. *Goosebumps*
Needless to say, the day was perfect and they had the wedding day of their dreams.
See proof below.
 

Venue: Franciscan Gardens  ||  Coordination: Klink Events  ||  Photography: Kristina Adams ||  Videography: Amari Productions

Florals: Salted Blooms  ||  Vintage Rentals: Etablir  ||  DJ: My Bridal DJ  ||  Cake: Elise Cakes  ||  Ice Cream Sandwich Station: Chip n Chunk

Dress: Vera Wang  ||  Bridesmaid Dresses:  Skylar Belle  ||  Custom Ties: The Neck and Tie Co.

 

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/230225249" width="640" height="272" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

Louise + Michael - A Glamorous Ballroom Dream

The Westin South Coast Plaza - Santa Ana, California | April 29, 2017

Louise and Michael are college sweethearts and cat lovers. They even named their cat after themselves. (MICHAEL + LOUISE=MILO). True story. 

It was such a treat to coordinate their day because we didn't just work with the bride on the planning details. Louise's aunties were very much involved in helping with bringing this vibrant, romantic wedding together. 

For the family it was important to include their culture. The Mother of the Bride + the Mother of the Groom and the aunties had gowns custom designed for them by a well known couturier in the Philippines. The dresses were bright fuchsia and purple, adorned with REAL rubies and amethysts. (SAY WHAT?!)  

Beautiful Bridesmaid vs. Stubborn Zipper was our only behind the scenes challenge. Panic wanted to creep in to ruin our day, but instead we grabbed a needle and thread from our kit and recruited someone with mad sewing skills and got to work! We had our bridesmaid's dress fixed just in time for bridal party photos. Phew.

The swoon factor hit us when the couple performed not one, but two surprise choreographed first dances. They started with a romantic waltz and transitioned into a faster paced fox trot. (Show offs!)  Setting a tone for an all-night dance party led by the one and only Jack Farmer from Vox, one of the best DJ's I have worked with. This guy knows how to party. 

Venue: The Westin South Coast Plaza  ||  Coordination: Klink Events, Jenifer Eddy + Patsy Russell  ||  Makeup: TwinsBeauty2Fitness, Monica and Monique Mozo
Florals: Kim Chi Floral Designs  ||  Cake: Rossmoor Pastries / Wedding Studio ||  Videography: Eivans ||  DJ & Photobooth: Vox DJ'sJack Farmer
Photography + Photo Booth: Kevin Le Vu Photography  ||  Rentals and Linens: 2CreateDesigns
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stephanie + Jonathan - Rustic, Chic and Simply Perfect!

The Colony House - Anaheim, California | April 27, 2017

Stephanie and Jonathan are the epitome of easy going and fun! This animal loving, Disneyland obsessed duo wanted nothing more for their day than a good time! With a stellar vendor team, the perfect venue and "go with the flow" attitude...they were able to pull it off perfectly! 

The couple opted for a traditional ceremony at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church, immediately followed by a romantic reception at The Colony House in Anaheim, California. The venue is industrial, chic and rustic all at the same time...housing an upstairs cocktail loft and the most amazing yellow couch we ever did see. But the grand-daddy of all details is the giant succulent wall on the outdoor patio. This is what sold this couple on the space and brought their succulent inspired theme to life! Utilizing the amazing wall as an impactful backdrop...this is where they opted for a first look and portraits with their bridal party and family. It also served as the backdrop for their open-air photo booth!

We could duplicate the simplicity and fun of this wedding over and over again if we could.

Coordination: Klink Events, Jenifer Eddy
Makeup: Mobile Bridal Salon, Samantha Salk
Videography: Petite Fours
Photography + Photo Booth: teri b
Second Shooter: Myke Wilken
 
 

Annie + Max - a Country Club Fairytale

Coyote Hills Golf Course | Fullerton, California

I love it when I walk away from a wedding feeling like I just made new besties for life! That's exactly what happened with Max and Annie. When the bride and I are both asking if we can be friends on Facebook you know we really bonded. You can tell from their photos why I loved being around them so much. Their energy was contagious. Don't even get me started on their wedding party and families! So.Much.Fun.

Venue: Coyote Hills Golf Course
Wedding Coordinator: Klink Events
Florist: InFlower
Catering: ShinMi Catering
Photography: Owen Jiang Photography
Cinematography: RalphG Weddings
Hair and Make-up: E2 Beauty Hair and Make-up Team
Dress:  EddyK Italia
Shoes: Bagley Mischka from Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affordable Bachelorette Getaways Are Possible — Here's How

 

 

If you’ve ever been in a bridal party, you know how much fun you can have celebrating the bride, surrounded by your best friends. There are engagement parties to attend, bridal showers to throw, dresses and shoes to shop for, and gifts to buy. But all that celebrating adds up. And if it’s a bachelorette getaway the bride wants, you risk breaking the bank. Luckily, there are a lot of ways to cut costs without sacrificing fun, starting with these tips:

 

Tip 1 - Closer isn’t always cheaper

 

When it comes to saving money, our first thought is to stick close to home — somewhere you can drive instead of fly. But if one of the other bridesmaids’ parents have a vacation home you can use for free, even a cross-country flight may be less costly than gas plus lodging. Moreover, popular destinations typically offer more affordable hotel options than smaller towns, as well as reasonably priced food, beverages, and activities. As an added bonus, flights to these destinations are always “on sale” because they’re year-round tourist attractions.

 

 

 

Tip 2 - Cheaper isn’t always cheaper

 

Just because you paid a few dollars less per night on that hotel doesn’t mean you saved money. If your budget hotel doesn’t include continental breakfast or WiFi, for example, you and the rest of your group will be footing the bill for an extra meal each day and extra data usage. And if it’s near the airport, but further away from daytime activities and nightlife, you’ll likely spend a lot more on transportation getting to and fro. In the long run, it may actually be less expensive to book a higher-priced hotel if it’s in the right location and has the right perks.

 

 

 

 

Tip 3 - Ditch the hotel altogether

 

Nobody says you have to stay in a hotel for your bachelorette party. In fact, you might save a little money and have more space to move around by checking into a vacation rental property. What’s more, a rental property could put you right in the middle of the action in Orange County, depending on where you want to stay. For example, Turnkey reminds that Irvine offers plenty of beaches for those who want to kick back and relax near the ocean, while Laguna Beach has countless spas and health resorts at your beck and call. Getting a rental property in a neighborhood that appeals to everyone’s interests also means you can cut down on the cost of transportation to and from the places you want to visit.

 

 

Tip 4 - Split everything

 

When traveling with a group, shared expenses like gas and cab fare are usually split on a rotating basis. You know, “I’ll get this one. You get the next one.” Unfortunately, that’s not always fair. You risk hurting someone’s feelings (or ego.) And keeping track of who paid what last is confusing. There is a way to make sure no one ends up with a $60 bar tab compared to someone else’s $20 beer run. To keep it easy and fair, you can either divvy up every expense between everyone who participates and have them pay cash right then, or you can have everyone contribute to a kitty and pay for shared expenses from the available funds.

 

 

 

Tip 5 - Go all-inclusive

 

Sure, the term “all-inclusive getaway” sounds extravagant. In reality, combining all your expenses can save you more than any other tip on this list. How? Because they are getting all your business, resorts can afford to cut prices on food, drinks, and nightly room rates. So when you see a Facebook ad for “3 Nights in Cabo for $399,” go ahead and click. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. In many cases, these deals even include airfare.

 

 

 

Tip 6 - Save at home while you’re away

 

A little savvy at home can save you some pretty significant cash. Simple energy hacks like turning up the thermostat, turning the water heater to “vacation mode,” and unplugging “vampire electronics” to keep them from using power even when off can save you more than a few dollars on your power bill. Just don’t do anything that will put your home security at risk. According to Ordinary Traveler, you should still leave a light on, keep the lawn mowed, and set the alarm. Of course, if you live with a roommate, you have a little less flexibility. But you can still leave your toiletries at home and use what is provided at the hotel, and cut your grocery budget to account for the time you’ll be away.

 

Let’s face it. Getting married is expensive — and not just for the bride and groom! However, being a part of a friend or family member’s big day is important, and those memories will be worth every penny, spent and saved.

 

 

 

Guest blog post by Aimee Lyons

 

Tiffany + Tim - So.Much.Fun. at Serra Plaza

TIFFANY + TIM

Serra Plaza || San Juan Capistrano, California

June 3, 2016

There are not many words needed to describe these two. Just take a look at the photos below and you will see they are energized by a good time
and obviously surround themselves with like-minded people. They were a true team through-out the planning process and
their creativity was expressed beautifully in their hand-done wedding invitations and DIY wedding signage that they upcycled from old palettes.
Rumor has it (according to the best man speech) that Tim has been planning his wedding since he was a little boy.
Yep...when other little boys were picking out their favorite super-hero, Tim was picking out his wedding flowers.
If only Pinterest existed back then.

Venue: Serra Plaza  ||  Coordination:  Klink Events  ||  Photography: Martin Ngo Photography  || Videography: Jerry C Visuals

Florals: The Flower Boutique  ||  Vintage Furniture: Serra Plaza  ||  DJ: DJZ Productions || 

Catering: Top Catering  ||  Cake: Final Touch Bakery  ||  Wedding Dress: Pronovia  ||  Bridesmaid Dresses: H&M

Jannelle + Shane - Romance, Style and So Much Love at Franciscan Gardens

JANNELLE + SHANE

Basillica San Juan Capistrano and Franciscan Gardens || San Juan Capistrano, California

June 16, 2017

Jannelle and Shane's vibe was classy, stylish, chic and 100% on-point.
These two humble souls were so kind in their approach towards everyone involved in their wedding day.
Each vendor spoke so highly of both of them and we felt beyond lucky that they found us and trusted us with their day.
They wanted an intimate experience shared with mostly family and their dearest friends.
My favorite part? When Jannelle told me she wanted to have a First Look with her dad and s
tarted crying when she expressed her love for him. *Goosebumps*
Needless to say, the day was perfect and they had the wedding day of their dreams.
See proof below.
 

Venue: Franciscan Gardens  ||  Coordination: Klink Events  ||  Photography: Kristina Adams ||  Videography: Amari Productions

Florals: Salted Blooms  ||  Vintage Rentals: Etablir  ||  DJ: My Bridal DJ  ||  Cake: Elise Cakes  ||  Ice Cream Sandwich Station: Chip n Chunk

Dress: Vera Wang  ||  Bridesmaid Dresses:  Skylar Belle  ||  Custom Ties: The Neck and Tie Co.

 

<iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/230225249" width="640" height="272" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>

 

Louise + Michael - A Glamorous Ballroom Dream

The Westin South Coast Plaza - Santa Ana, California | April 29, 2017

Louise and Michael are college sweethearts and cat lovers. They even named their cat after themselves. (MICHAEL + LOUISE=MILO). True story. 

It was such a treat to coordinate their day because we didn't just work with the bride on the planning details. Louise's aunties were very much involved in helping with bringing this vibrant, romantic wedding together. 

For the family it was important to include their culture. The Mother of the Bride + the Mother of the Groom and the aunties had gowns custom designed for them by a well known couturier in the Philippines. The dresses were bright fuchsia and purple, adorned with REAL rubies and amethysts. (SAY WHAT?!)  

Beautiful Bridesmaid vs. Stubborn Zipper was our only behind the scenes challenge. Panic wanted to creep in to ruin our day, but instead we grabbed a needle and thread from our kit and recruited someone with mad sewing skills and got to work! We had our bridesmaid's dress fixed just in time for bridal party photos. Phew.

The swoon factor hit us when the couple performed not one, but two surprise choreographed first dances. They started with a romantic waltz and transitioned into a faster paced fox trot. (Show offs!)  Setting a tone for an all-night dance party led by the one and only Jack Farmer from Vox, one of the best DJ's I have worked with. This guy knows how to party. 

Venue: The Westin South Coast Plaza  ||  Coordination: Klink Events, Jenifer Eddy + Patsy Russell  ||  Makeup: TwinsBeauty2Fitness, Monica and Monique Mozo
Florals: Kim Chi Floral Designs  ||  Cake: Rossmoor Pastries / Wedding Studio ||  Videography: Eivans ||  DJ & Photobooth: Vox DJ'sJack Farmer
Photography + Photo Booth: Kevin Le Vu Photography  ||  Rentals and Linens: 2CreateDesigns
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stephanie + Jonathan - Rustic, Chic and Simply Perfect!

The Colony House - Anaheim, California | April 27, 2017

Stephanie and Jonathan are the epitome of easy going and fun! This animal loving, Disneyland obsessed duo wanted nothing more for their day than a good time! With a stellar vendor team, the perfect venue and "go with the flow" attitude...they were able to pull it off perfectly! 

The couple opted for a traditional ceremony at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church, immediately followed by a romantic reception at The Colony House in Anaheim, California. The venue is industrial, chic and rustic all at the same time...housing an upstairs cocktail loft and the most amazing yellow couch we ever did see. But the grand-daddy of all details is the giant succulent wall on the outdoor patio. This is what sold this couple on the space and brought their succulent inspired theme to life! Utilizing the amazing wall as an impactful backdrop...this is where they opted for a first look and portraits with their bridal party and family. It also served as the backdrop for their open-air photo booth!

We could duplicate the simplicity and fun of this wedding over and over again if we could.

Coordination: Klink Events, Jenifer Eddy
Makeup: Mobile Bridal Salon, Samantha Salk
Videography: Petite Fours
Photography + Photo Booth: teri b
Second Shooter: Myke Wilken
 
 

Annie + Max - a Country Club Fairytale

Coyote Hills Golf Course | Fullerton, California

I love it when I walk away from a wedding feeling like I just made new besties for life! That's exactly what happened with Max and Annie. When the bride and I are both asking if we can be friends on Facebook you know we really bonded. You can tell from their photos why I loved being around them so much. Their energy was contagious. Don't even get me started on their wedding party and families! So.Much.Fun.

Venue: Coyote Hills Golf Course
Wedding Coordinator: Klink Events
Florist: InFlower
Catering: ShinMi Catering
Photography: Owen Jiang Photography
Cinematography: RalphG Weddings
Hair and Make-up: E2 Beauty Hair and Make-up Team
Dress:  EddyK Italia
Shoes: Bagley Mischka from Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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