Category: Party

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

 

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!

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.

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