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A Casino-Themed Surprise Birthday Party

Themed parties are a lot of fun because you can let your creativity run wild with unique ides and personalized touches. This Casino-themed birthday party was definitely fun to design, and it was a surprise, too! Geraldine with Dolldine Designs created a fun invitation resembling a playing card in the event colors (red, black and… Continue reading A Casino-Themed Surprise Birthday Party

La Dolce Idea · Real Events

Join me on Periscope for Small Business Saturday

Welcome to my blog! I’m very excited about this Saturday’s Scope-A-Thon with amazing small business owners on Periscope! I look forward to meeting all of you and hearing about your passion in life. A big shout out to: Mark Shaw for creating such an awesome community on Facebook with TagTribes with more than 3,400 members (I’m one… Continue reading Join me on Periscope for Small Business Saturday

Real Events · Trends

A historic day for love and marriage equality

In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that gay and lesbian couples across the country have a constitutional right to marry. This was called a victory for America but I see it as a victory for love, equality, and human rights. As a wedding planner, I help several same-sex couples say “I Do” to… Continue reading A historic day for love and marriage equality

Bridal Shows · La Dolce Idea · Real Events · Table styling

The US Grant Wedding Show – Part 2: Luncheon and Fashion Show

I have more pictures from the US Grant Wedding Show to share with you today. The entire hotel hosted a fantastic wedding show in different ballrooms where brides and grooms explored different themes (French, Spanish, and English) thanks to floral designers, bakeries and talented wedding professionals. Vario Productions provided outstanding entertainment in the Celestial Ballroom together… Continue reading The US Grant Wedding Show – Part 2: Luncheon and Fashion Show

Attire · Real Events

The US Grant Wedding Show – Part 1: VIP Reception with Ines Di Santo

The US Grant Luxury Wedding Show took place last month and I was invited to participate as one of the designers for their fabulous luncheon. This is without any doubt the best wedding show in San Diego, and this year it was – once again – a very successful event with more than 300 brides… Continue reading The US Grant Wedding Show – Part 1: VIP Reception with Ines Di Santo

Bakery · Candy & Dessert Tables · La Dolce Idea · Real Events

ISSE San Diego {Part Four} – Whimsical Dessert Table

Here’s the last post on my wonderful experience with Stacie Francombe at Inspire Smart Success Experience San Diego. Read Part One, Two, and Three to see how the entire event offered great networking opportunities and education to a group of wedding professionals eager to improve their business and be more successful. We all had a… Continue reading ISSE San Diego {Part Four} – Whimsical Dessert Table

La Dolce Idea · Real Events

ISSE San Diego {Part Three} – Educational Session

I’m back with more pictures about my fantastic ISS Experience in San Diego with Stacie Francombe (read Part One and Part Two). The full-day Educational Session was at FLUXX and the vibrant color palette was enhanced with a ton of beautiful little branded details at each place setting provided by Stacie and her sponsors (event programs,… Continue reading ISSE San Diego {Part Three} – Educational Session

Candy & Dessert Tables · La Dolce Idea · Real Events

ISSE San Diego {Part Two} – Welcome Party Dessert Table

The Inspire Smart Success Experience in San Diego was a huge success and I had a great time working with Stacie Francombe to make it an inspiring and educating event for all of us wedding professionals. Read more about the ISS Experience in Part One. Besides planning the entire two-day experience, I provided a sweet display for… Continue reading ISSE San Diego {Part Two} – Welcome Party Dessert Table

La Dolce Idea · Real Events

ISSE San Diego {Part One} – Welcome Party

Last year I had the privilege to organize the Inspire Smart Success Experience by Stacie Francombe here in San Diego. It was an enriching and refreshing experience, working with Stacie was absolutely fantastic and I had the opportunity to partner with a great team of fellow wedding professionals for a memorable event. I have a lot… Continue reading ISSE San Diego {Part One} – Welcome Party

Children · Real Events

What I liked about… Penny’s First Birthday Party

Penny celebrated her first year at the legendary Hotel Del Coronado with her wonderful parents, family and guests. We wanted this to be an affair to remember so we designed an upscale event that would look like a wedding reception and we worked around a cute Minnie Mouse theme (Penny’s favorite Disney character). The color palette was a… Continue reading What I liked about… Penny’s First Birthday Party