La Dolce Idea is on Periscope!

9 Oct


I have never been this excited for an app before! Periscope is a live video streaming app that is revolutionizing the way you connect with others and I’m totally addicted! You can broadcast live from wherever you are (as long as you’re connected to the internet) and just share anything you like with anybody you want, whether it’s special moments in your personal life or announcements and tips related to your professional life. Viewers can join live and comment, ask questions and leave hearts as a form of appreciation by tapping on their phone screen. If you are not able to watch live you can have access to the replay for 24 hours on Periscope or forever on Katch.
I use it mainly for my business: while designing and organizing events and weddings I have many different topics that I can talk about and details that I can show you, and it’s so much fun!

Click on the button on the right column to watch my live broadcasts (weddingscopes) about behind-the-scenes, real weddings and events, which apps I use for work, how I organize my work, and much more.

Download the app today, follow me @ladolceidea and let’s have fun together!

Find La Dolce Idea on San Diego Style Weddings

1 Oct

I”m very excited to be featured on the latest issue of San Diego Style Weddings: Patricia and Ivan’s wedding is featured in the magazine :)



I will post more pictures of their celebration soon, stay tuned for all the details!

What I liked about Alex and Isaac’s wedding

23 Sep

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Besides glamorous weddings with lots of decor, lighting, flowers, and that “wow” factor, I love being part of DIY celebrations surrounded by nature. One of my favorite locations for this is the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Once a private residence, it is now a 37-acre botanical garden that includes rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rain forest, Mediterranean climate landscapes, and a subtropical fruit garden in addition to California native plants.

The Garden has a special place in my heart: I volunteer there as the Event Producer for their Annual Gala In The Garden: every year in September hundreds of guests explore garden trails, enjoy fine wine, craft beer, and the best dishes from local restaurants, as well as listen to live entertainment, and admire exquisite floral designs.

The San Diego Botanic Garden offers many choices for ceremonies, receptions and pictures, and Alex and Isaac were one of those couples who decided to have Mother Nature as their witness. They exchanged their vows in the Walled Garden in front of about 140 people, and the celebration followed in the Lawn Garden under strings of paper lanterns and market lighting.

Alex worked on several DIY projects including all the directional signs, seating chart display, and place cards. She also provided the flowers and all the jars she collected to create the delicate table centerpieces.

Congratulations to Alex and Isaac, and thank you to my fabulous Adrienne for a flawless coordination!

Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden
Catering: Villa Capri
Bakery: Flour Power
Photography: Photography By Paul

Meet Christina and Eric

2 Sep


Christina and Eric will get married next March and it will be a fantastic celebration! We immediately clicked thanks to their Italian roots and their wedding will incorporate some Italian traditions. I can’t wait to see their vision come to life!


Very clever idea: their wedding date on the Vespa’s license plate :)




You can see from their engagement pictures how gorgeous, stylish and in love they are! I’m extremely happy for them.

Thanks to True Photography for the fantastic images: Balboa Park is a magical place and it was the perfect setting for Christina and Eric’s engagement session.

Romantic styled shoot by Arina B Photography on Ruffled Blog

14 Aug

Be prepared for some fantastic images by Arina B Photography. She and I put together a team of talented professionals for a romantic styled shoot at Bheau View Ranch complete with horses and a pony, and the results were amazing! See the pictures below and the full gallery on Ruffled Blog.

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Photography and styling: Arina B Photography
Assistant: Tina Chiou Photography
Event planning: La Dolce Idea
Florist (bouquet and reception flowers): Haydee’s Creative Flowers
Florist (ceremony, horses’ flowers): Trendee Flowers
Venue: Bheau View Ranch
Wedding Dress: Enzoani
Hair and Makeup: Bijou Beautiful
Tuxedo: The Gentleman’s Tux Club
Furniture Rentals: Farm Tables and More
China Rentals: Cherished Rentals
Stationery: Four Things Paper


What I liked about… Maureen and Adam’s Wedding at Loews Coronado Bay Resort

6 Aug


I’m very excited to share these pictures with you today, they are from an intimate destination wedding that took place at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. The colorful palette was bright, happy, energetic and it went very well with the vibrant personality of bride and groom.







Maureen and Adam exchanged vows with the beautiful blue ocean in the background and surrounded by the love of their family and close friends.






After the delicious cake, guests were invited to fill their goodie bags at our colorful and vibrant candy station, and outside on the Terrace a tempting s’mores station was the grand finale.


Congratulations on Maureen and Adam on their wedding!

Venue: Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Officiant: Pastor Mike Mitschke
Hair and Makeup: Big Day Hair & Makeup
Flowers: Bouquets By Bonnie
DJ: Allen Walker Entertainment
Bakery: Babycakes
Photo: Stephina Photography

The Sweet Table Boutique – A Glam Gatsby Dessert Station

26 Jul



This dessert table is still one of my favorites! Besides the glamorous color palette (blush pink, Champagne, ivory, gold and black) it also featured irresistible sweets that bride and groom (and their guests) enjoyed all night.

Fabulous Keli Christenson of Monarch Weddings hired us to provide a sumptuous dessert station as a focal point for Jennifer and Chad’s reception at The Prado. I worked closely with the bride to select the best selections and flavors to complement the vintage glam Gatsby-inspired theme.








Cake pops, macarons, assorted candy, glitter chocolate balls, cake shooters, and rock candy sticks were displayed on a 16-foot long table with a beautiful three-tiered cake finished with rosettes.

You can find more pictures about this dessert table and more inspiration on my website.

Thanks to True Photography for the wonderful images!

Until the next sweet temptation :)


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