Category: Laguna beach

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.

Budget Savvy Brides Listen Up

CAN WE GIVE YOU ONE MAJOR PIECE OF ADVICE

We promise, you will want… to thank us later!

Spend the money on a Wedding Planner, trust us when we say, it will end up costing you more money literally, if you don’t.

Any Wedding Planner knows how to save you money. But most of all they know where to spend it.

Your Wedding Planner knows how to make it look more expensive than it really is, by adding special touches, and details where it matters most.

Wedding Planners are here to give you the best advice, save you the most time & money, and they will guide you in the direction, towards the Wedding YOU deserve!

Not a DIY nightmare, that will end up driving you crazy, and your relationship in a downward spiral. We are being honest here, and we want to help you avoid any kind of disaster.

We know how challenging, planning your own Wedding can be. ( We have done it before, and trust us when we say it is NOT easy ) and how many countless hours, and time it takes away from your new phase, of the “Fiancé Engagement relationship”, is just ridiculous. You should not do that to yourself.

We know when Brides, start to take short cuts, or take on too many DIY projects, and start to spend way too much time calling vendors and comparing prices… that it has only just begun.

( Yet do you have any clue what things costs, or should costs, or how much you need to budget for each Vendor, or how much to save for your Big DAY ??? )

Biting off more than you can chew it is not fun for anyone. Especially not your fiancé, or your family members, nor is it fair for you.

Being a budget savvy bride doesn’t mean you are cheap. It means you are conservative, and you don’t want to splurge on this one day, that is bound to drain everyones bank accounts.

It’s for the brides, who are mature enough to say to themselves, what do I need, want do I want, and what can I live without.

From the Day you get engaged, it’s like a ticking time bomb. I mean…… am I right ladies??????!! This is suppose to be an EXCITING experience, isn’t it. Not a stressful one.

Ever wonder, how you are ever, going to afford the WEDDING of your Dreams?? When even, just hiring a Wedding Planner can seem unaffordable to you right now ?

We are here to help YOU!!!

Our Ciao Bella Planners are Budget Savvy, and ohh soooooo very knowledgable. Our Wedding Packages come with a Complimentary Creative Designer, who can help you design your one of a kind wedding. Your Wedding Planner will also work as their counterpart, to plan and coordinate your every need.

Now, We are going to give you a list of locations in our Hometown, that are fun, feasible, affordable and right by the Beach!!!

I know, I know, you think we are kidding, but we are not !!! HERE IS THE LIST!!

Ciao Bella Budget Savvy Laguna Locations:
1. North of Main Beach ( allowed in Laguna all year- round )
2. Rockpile Beach ( allowed in Laguna all year- round )
3. Picnic Beach ( allowed in Laguna all year- round )
4. Heisler Park Gazebo / & Heisler Park Grassy Lawn
5. Crescent Bay Park Amphitheater
6. Laguna Beach Art Museum
7. Forest & Ocean Gallery
8. Pearl St Beach ( Laguna Beach allows Weddings anytime between Labor Day and Memorial Day )
9. Shaw’s Cove ( Laguna Beach allows Weddings anytime between Labor Day and Memorial Day )
10. Moss Point ( Laguna Beach allows Weddings anytime between Labor Day and Memorial Day )

ALL WEDDINGS REQUIRE A PERMIT FROM THE CITY OF LAGUNA BEACH

MORE OF CIAO BELLA’S FAVORITE SAVVY LOCATIONS IN THE OC:
1. Ole Hanson San Clemente
2. Doheny State Beach Dana Point
3. Califia Historic Cottage San Clemente
4. Lantern Bay Park Dana Point
5. Heritage Park Dana Point
6. Baby Beach / Ocean Institute
7. Cannons Dana Point

ALL WEDDINGS REQUIRE A PERMIT IF IT’S OWNED BY THE CITY OF THE VENUE LOCATION

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

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!