Alice In Wonderland

Showering Jaymee with the perfect Soirée !

We got a little carried away with this one! It must have been the kid inside us! Her Alice in Wonderland themed bridal shower was the perfect soirée ! From the Alice in Wonderland sugar cookies to the rosette red and white cupcakes!

We specially loved the turquoise linen choices, checkered black-and-white napkin linens, floral colors esembles, the tablescape design and details! But most of all we just adored of the flower printed teacups! Here is a sneak peak of what our Alice In Wonderland Tea Party looked like!

Vendors
Wedding & Event Planner: Christina
Planning Services: Ciao Bella Wedding Planning
Rentals: Baker Party
Cookies & treats : Sweet & Saucy Shop
Venue: Private Estate
Location: SoCal

A Romantic Rehearsal for The Reiss’s

Your romantic rehearsal awaits you.

Let’s us be your guide when it comes to planning your next event ! We would love to take your stress away, design, set up, stage and staff your next private party or celebration!

We absolutely love planning! We live and breathe weddings and events! This particular party was in honor of our Ciao Bella Bride Jaymee.

This was her rehearsal dinner at the Winery Restaurant in Newport Beach. This waterfront location is right on the harbor and it makes due for a beautiful backdrop, especially for our romantic rehearsal. We love this location!

Oh, and did we say how much we loved planning with Jaymee and her family! Planning with Jaymee or her mom Amy is so fun! They are such amazing, genuine people, and warm hearted people.

Their whole family is so sweet. We love to see two families with the same love, and morals join together to create a even stronger love!

We were so honored when Dorothy, our Grooms mother called us to help her plan this extravaganza! This one we planned in just a few weeks notice and it was such a breeze. It came together perfectly!

Check out these beautiful images we captured throughout the night from our Canon camera! Our Ciao Bella ladies have a great eye for detail!

Vendors:

Planner: Christina with Ciao Bella Wedding & Events

Rentals: Baker Party Rentals

Staff: Ciao Bella

Venue: Winery Restaurant Newport Beach

Linens: Baker

Tablescape design: Ciao Bella

Big Balloons : Kate Spade

 

 

Alex + Ryan | Aliso Viejo Country Club

  • How sweet it is to be loved by you!

We have know the groom for quite sometime. His family lived in Laguna and we grew up together.

It all began when Ryan called us, we could heard the excitement in Ryan’s voice when he told us he proposed to Alex, he was so ecstatic! We could see his smile through the phone, knowing it went from ear to ear! He was eager and couldn’t wait to set up a meeting with us and his bride to be!

We met with Alex we were taken away by her smile, sweet personality and enjoyed hearing about her ideas and vision for her and Ryan’s Wedding!

Soon after the initial meeting, we of course began planning! These two were a delight to be around. They share a love so sweet and so deep! You can see it in their eyes and by the way they look at each other.

Take a peek for yourselves! Here are some special moments we captured on Alex and Ryan Schlegel’s Wedding day. Oh and did we mention they did shots together right after the Big IDo’s, check out the photos below to see for yourselves!

Enjoy love the Ciao Bella Ladies!

Vendors:

Photos below curtesy of the Ciao Bella Ladies behind the scenes

Planner: Christina with Ciao Bella Weddings & Events

Floral: Floral Designs by Diana

Apps: In and Out Truck

Muscians: Kalama Brothers

Wedding Photogrpaher: Nicole Caldwell

 

Katie + Kevin | Historic Califia Cottage

We had the honor of meeting Katie and Kevin at one of our other Bride’s Wedding. I remember Katie being one of the sweetest bridesmaids in her bridal party. The day went by so quickly but I recall Katie mentioning she was engaged and wanted to inquiry about our services! She followed up and wanted to plan with us shortly after.

Katie and Kevin’s loves is so sweet! These two have that one of a kind, love. You can tell how much they mean to each other and their families. It was so special to be their wedding planner and be able to share their love. You can tell by the speeches, that they were meant for each other and destined for marriage. The toasts that were made about the two of them during their reception, were tear-jerkers! The sun was glistening setting over the ocean as they shared laughs and happy tears.

We loved seeing both families come together to join as one! Katie and her fathers relationship was of one we all dreamed of, Daddy’s little girl. He even sang a song to her as part of his speech it was so adorable!

Here are some amazing photos we captured on our cannon camera from the day. Shot by our Ciao Bella Ladies while delivering exponential services’!

Vendors:
Wedding Planner: Ciao Bella Wedding Planning
Staffing: Ciao Bella Wedding & Events
Floral: Amanda Heer Fantasy Floral Design
Rentals: Baker Party
Furniture: Star Event Production

Engaged in Laguna

Here is a glimpse of some of our favorites from our Wedding Engagement Photoshoot shot with the lovely and talented well-known photographer Ashley-Paige with Ashley-Paige Photography.

If you don’t know her now you know. We shot at all of our favorite spots in Laguna Beach. Being a local girl and growing up in Laguna you definitely know all the hidden gems!

Check out her work, she is beyond fabulous at what she does! Plus she’s awesome and fun to be around! Great personality and easy to work with which for me is huge!

Matty + Christina | Santiago Mansion

Vows to Him
Today I TAKE YOU AS YOU ARE, loving you for everything that you have been and all that you are yet to be. I promise to listen to you, learn from you, and support your decisions in life. I will celebrate your triumphs …and mourn your losses as they too, will be my own. I will love you unconditionally and for eternity. I will continue to cherish our relationship; knowing that together we will build a life far better, …..than either of us could imagine… alone.

When I first met you, there was an instant connection and I knew. Our love was like a magnetic force, pulling us together. I felt the chemistry, and it happened so naturally. We shared a bond so strong and effortlessly. Every time I saw you …our love grew fonder, and our passion for each other became deeper.

Today, I choose you, to be my husband, and one day the father to our kids. I promise to always make you my number one priority.

With this ring, I promise that from this day forward: I will give you my all , and you will never walk alone. I will always be by your side, guiding you and helping you decide. I have no greater gift to give…. And the love I have for you in pricesless. No distance will keep us apart, and together we will always hold each other’s hearts.

Love was just a word until you gave it meaning. My love for you is bigger then the sky and deeper then the ocean. You are my anchor, and your trust is my strength….May my heart be your shelter and my arms keep you safe…….

I vow to respect you as an individual, with interests, desires, as important as my own. To be your partner in celebrating our successes and facing our challenges. I will treasure our marriage from this day forward and I promise to contribute daily to the health and balance of our relationship.

I vow to love you, encourage you, trust you, respect you, ….and our relationship. As a family, we will create a home filled with learning, laughter, morals and integrity. I will never forget this moment looking into your eyes Infront of our family and closest friends. I love you today tomorrow and for the rest of our lives. And I’m so excited to be your wife. – Christina Lomonaco

Lomonaco To Sorensen // Dreams do Come True
Photography True Photography Weddings
Wedding Dress Designer : Ines Di Santo
Wedding Designer & Planner Christina at Ciao Bella
AAV Entertainment : Lucas Earley // Photobooth // Uplights // Gobo // Sound & Muscian Band Set up
Live Music Band: Common Sense & Lead Singer Nick Hernandez
Hair & Make Up OC Hair and Makeup

Rentals : Signature Party Rentals / Star Event Productions HeadTable Love Seat Ghost Chairs Chivaris Tables / Vintage Gate: Baker Party Rentals
Cindy’s Cinderella Horse and Carriages
Drapery Dan Bennett Designs
Day of Coordinator: Irene Izaguirre Geithner Dot the I’s Events & Weddings
Film: Cory Love Sparkuhl / Cyrus Polk / & Shannon Reardon
Wedding Style Magazine Photo Editor : Mike Colón
Catering by Chef Rainer Schwarz & Driftwood Kitchen
Floral by Amanda Heer @FantasyFloralDesigner
Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop

Jaymee+ Mike | Dove Canyon Golf Club

Jaymee and Mike’s love is a match made in heaven! Their chemistry for one another is like no other ! We love the love that the two of them share!

We have had the privilege of working with Jaymee and her family on so many awesome occasions!

Some of which included:
– The Bridal Shower
– Birthday Celebration
– Labor Day Party
– Corportate Event
– Christmas & Holiday Party
– Rehearsal Dinner

And of course the Wedding! Take a look at the amazing talent behind this Wedding!

Vendors:
Planner : Ciao Bella Wedding Planning
Ciao Bella Ladies : Assistant -Michelle Staffing : Sierra , Jess, Natalie, and Brittney
Film: Cory W/ Sparkle Films
Photography: Luminary Images
Florist: Cargo-Creative
Lighting / Drapery : Illuminated Events
Live Band: West Coast Music Beverly Hills
Pianist : Dan from Laguna Beach The Montage Resort and Spa
Hair & Make up : OC Hair & Make Up

OC Cravings

We love to eat! We are foodies! What can we say! We are always on the go!

Since we are Wedding Planners we don’t always have time to sit down and eat at the best spots health wise. So sometimes we do indudge on the go !

Some of our healthy and not so healthiest & favorite spots in order, down the page include:

– Alessa Laguna
– Zinc Cafe
– The Counter
– Heidelberg Cafe
– The Rooftop
– Umami Burger
– Sandy’s
– Fig N’ Olive
– Kings Fish House

{{Here are some iPhone photos of our favorite spots we have eaten at with our Ciao Bella Ladies, when we are on the go from meeting to meeting ! Site tours calls for fuel! We need to stay full and fed !}}

Enjoy photos of our coursesty of The Ciao Bella ladies!

Eats!

Pantone 2017 Greenery

Pantone 2017 calls for Greenery

We are loving the colors and shades of green we are already seeing! From lush garland to greenery on table settings! The nature of the beauty in this, is that brides are opting out of spending tons of money on floral and more on greenery. This is making it more adorable and it makes our brides go green. We are also seeing baby’s breath taking center stage again!

Stay tuned and check back to our blog for more of our favorite trends!

We will keep you updated with the lasted and greatest Ciao Bella trends for 2017.

Pantone 15-0343 Greenery. To read more about the Pantone Green go to for some fun facts! Link below!

https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2017

A Labor of Love

Let’s get this Party Started!

It was another beautiful day in Cali! The blue skies so full of life, as the guest started pour in.

Let us gather on this day to honor our fellow American Workers! It’s Labor of Love for those individuals! There are so many hard workers out trying to achieve the Amamerican Dream! Let’s us honor them! Time to celebrate the ones who achieve their dreams, goals and aspirations! Congrats to all of the Amamericans and their accomplishments!

We love Estate Parties! One – they are so much fun to decorate, two – they don’t have time rules or regulations , and three – you are not dealing with a Venue Coordinator and their day.

When planning we really wanted to have fun with our red white and blue color scheme. We opted for some gingham red linens and some navy and white stripped ones. We got creative and we did a mixture of red roses, and incorporated some white and greens to add depth!

We did good bags for the kids to keep them occupied! Our Labor Day good bags consisted of coloring books, crayons, bubbles, flags and stickers. We know how kids can get and when our clients host parties, we have to be prepared to keep them occupied!

Here is a sneak peak inside our Labor Day party.

Planner: @CiaoBellaWeddingPlanning
Event Coordinator : Christina
Rentals: Baker Party Rentals
Staffing: Ciao Bella Michelle, Christina, Maria, Nicole, and Kimmy
Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop, Newport Beach
Venue: Private Estate
Location: San Celemente, California

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