Category: Event Stylist

Longacre Wedding Tasting

We held a Wedding tasting for our beautiful Ciao Bella Bride and Groom. Brought to you by @AllThingsFabulous Catering : Chef Dani Leyva // Go to her Instagram to follow her and her awesome feed!

On the Menu :

-Mini Crab Cakes
-BBQ honey glazed meat balls
-Chicken Skewers
-Steak bites with asparagus & -caramelized onions
-Bruschetta bites

Decadent Desseet : Homemade Pazookies

Seriously, the cutest and sweetest couple ever!!

CBWP Celebrating International Woman’s Day Today

On a day like this, the Ciao Bella Babes would like to take a moment to show some love! Let’s go out of our way today, to lift each other up, to pick up the pieces, where others let fall.

To remind each other how beautiful life can truly be, when we sprinkle a little generosity!

At CBWP, we do not compare nor compete, but admire! We loveeeee love, to show love, to others in the industry, and leave a lasting impression.

As we go about our day today, let us be reminded not to judge, not to compare, nor compete. But to give words of encouragement, engage with others who you never have before. Give more compliments, share your secrets, tell someone you love them or their work! And how lucky you are to be apart of their journey, in their lives!

Let us spread the cheer and reach out to those far or near !

Today we celebrate you! A new you! A new beginning of being the best version of you, you can be! Cheers to us, cheers to the women we know, the woman we may raise, and the women we want to be! Here’s to a day, where we think more about others, to showing kindness, not weakness, to let’s others know we can strengthen the bond and relationship between other women! Who ultimately and unconditionally care for one another!

Food for thought : Let us be one. Woman who support woman, is the best thing! It’s a movement in itself.

We would love to hear from you. Write us below!

XXOO – Ciao Bella Babes

The Ultimate Guide to The Perfect Proposal

Ciao Bella’s Ulitmate Guide To The Perfect Proposal

1. Hire a professional !
2. They will help you find the perfect spot and location. They will help you design, decorate, stage and set up the proposal accordingly, with the right vendors. They will listen to your specific wants and needs and create a once in a lifetime moment.
3. They will make sure it’s magical !
4. They will hire a photographer and videographer duo for you.
5. Make sure you pick or choose a sentimental location or your personal planner can help assist you in doing so if you haven’t decided already !
6. Speak from the heart when you propose ! This is huge, and very important ! Don’t try to use big words to impress her you got this far right, just be you!
7. Don’t take too long- make it short simple and sweet!
8. Stay in the moment, it’s totally ok to be funny, silly or even laugh, it makes due for even better shots and footage for the photographer and videographer !
9. Look into their eyes when you are speaking, I know you might be nervous, and you will want to shy away from their eyes but steady contact is key ! Just try your best to focus, for that special second, on the way they look at that very moment in time and memorize it.
10. Then your coordinator and Personal planner, will plan for you and your fiancé { yes I said it fiancé !!! } to enjoy a limo ride to a candlelit dinner for the two of you , at your favorite resturant, where a table filled with rose petals, and bottle of your favorite bubbly will be waiting for you. { with your choice of any color rose petals – of course }

Call to get Rates or to Book The Ciao Bella Proposal Package today !

Xo – The Ciao Bella Babes

Wedding Estate Venues

This Hidden Gem is nestled away in the hills of Laguna Beach.

Enchanting and majestic this Historical Landmark, is the perfect place to say “I do!”

Host your next Celebration, Holiday Party, Event or Family Reunion here! This secret garden, is situated in the heart of Laguna Beach.

High Season: Prices may vary please call for rates and availability.

Low Season: Prices may vary please call for rates and availability.

Overnight Accommodations:
Up to 24 guests

The Low Down: Venue + Rehearsal & Overnight Accommodations available at this property ‘
Ceremony: 70 guests seated + Bridal Party
Reception: 80 guests

Venue Style: Tuscany / Garden Party / Spanish  /  mediterranean / Coastal / Suitable to accommodate all sorts of themes.

Venue Type: Estate / Villa / Private Mansion

Views: Ocean / Garden / Hills

Types of Occasions: This Venue is the perfect location for a romantic and intimate Wedding, Event, Party, Celebration, Corporate Party, Holiday or Company Gathering, Cocktail or Private Party, Family Reunion, Special Occasion, Bachlorette Party, Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, anything really, you name!

Our calendars are filling up quick and 2019 & 2020 is booking up fast, to reserve your dates, or to check availability, rates or to tour the Estate please email us.

This Secret Garden Estate is only 650 steps from Heisler Park and only 1000 steps to the pacific and sandy pristine beaches of sunny socal. This Hidden Gem offers fee WiFi and has been newly renovated.

Features 6 Villas and 7 total Exquisite Locations on this Hidden Gem :

Foxglove Studio 2 ppl
Heather Studio 2 ppl
Lavender Suite 3 ppl
Delphinium Suite 4 ppl
Violet Suite 4 ppl
Jacaranda Cottage 5 ppl

Historic Main Cottage : The Main Cottage or house is used for a Common area, the Kitchen Dinning Room, Living Space is for all the Villas.

Call : 949-514-1651

For more information, or to Schedule a meeting, to tour this Estate please email us.

By Appointment Only.

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

 

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!

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

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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Thank-full

Gobble gobble! Who loved Thanksgiving as much as we did! We totally still have left overs in our frig! {guilty as can be} Do you? But we love it!

This seriously is, the best time of the year! The air is crisp and pure; people begin to become merry and bright; the houses are covered with twinkle lights; Store are open later! Christmas music and laughter fill the air as we start to share stories, have get togethers, and reminisce. Whether it’s sitting fireside or getting cozy watching the moon fade into the night. To us sharing precious moments like these with friends and family is what life and the holidays are truly all about!

We absolutely love the holidays, maybe it’s The Planners in us! And this means, there is decorations to be made and DIY projects to be done! We like to call ourselves elfs around this time of the year, since that what we feel like! ‘Tis the Season!

We were delighted and honored to plan another one of Amy’s parties ! Amy is one of our regulars. And when we say regulars we mean it. We love Amy, her family and all of her parties and celebrations!

Not only is she a blast to work for but she lets you get creative and gives you enough time in advance to plan! She a fun loving, down to earth, vibrant soul, and is so uplifting to be around! We always enjoy planning with her!

We just recently planned Amy’s daughters Wedding at the Dove Canyon Golf Club, which we are thrilled to share! Stay tuned because it sure is buzz worthy! We are still swooning over it! We will be posting about soon, so be sure to check back!

We also had the pleasure of planning a Bridal Shower for her daughter Jaymee, a Labor Day Party, her Birthday Celebration and list goes on!! That’s what we mean by she’s a regular! Her family is seriously the sweetest and her laugh is contagious ! We can’t wait for her next Extravaganza! She is just ahhhh-mazing!

Here are some photos the Ciao Bella Ladies and I captured on our iPhones while setting up! Sorry there isn’t more to share. We swear we always take tons of photos too! But there was this green eyed puppy named Walter, that recently became part of the family, so we were very distracted by his cuteness! We only seemed to snap a few.

Follow us for more fun on our instagram @CiaoBellaWeddingPlanning

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