Category: Events

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

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

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

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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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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