Category: Weddings

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!

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

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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