Sneak Peek - Natasha and Jason's E-session!

I'm excited to share a sneak peek of Natasha and Jason's engagement session!  
We've been working together for a few months to plan their wedding, and these pictures capture the essence of who they are as a couple just perfectly!  Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography took these amazing shots.  I can't wait to see what she does for their wedding this summer!
Sunset at the Beach


This fun mural was at a Union 76 station!
Jason proposed to Natasha on one of these boats.  This is such a romantic shot!

And the photo below sums up what it feels like to work with Natasha and Jason - FUN!!


I can't wait for August!

Downton Abbey - Why?!?!!

I watched the season finale of the 3rd Season of Downton Abbey last night.  I was a day late and had seen spoilers on Facebook, but I was hoping right down to the last minute that Facebook was wrong.  They were not.

For those of you who watch this fabulous, fabulous period drama, I know you join me in mourning dear Matthew Crawley.  For those of you who don't watch, isn't Mary a beautiful bride?  I'm seriously hoping to work with a bride who loves the 20's Gatsby-esque wedding style!

Happy Tuesday!

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Elisha and David's wedding on Project Wedding!

So excited that Elisha and David's Beautiful Beverly Hills Wedding is the real wedding of the week over on Project Wedding's blog One Lovely Day!!  Click here to see all of the beautiful details!



Many thanks to these wonderful vendors!
Photos by Michelle Warren Photography •  Gown from Mon Amie Bridal • Bride’s Hair by David Calhoun • Bride’s Makeup by Kristene Bernard • Bride’s Shoes by Stuart Weitzman • Bridesmaid Dresses from The Dessy Group • Flowers by Trisha Haner for The Hidden Garden • Cake by Hansen’s Cakes • Catering by The Peninsula Beverly Hills • Ceremony Music: Rossi Music • Reception Music: DJ Abdul Shakir • Venue: The Peninsula Beverly Hills


Happy Holidays!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!
I'm in Texas for the next couple of weeks - and we're getting a light dusting of snow tonight!


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The Monday After


This will always be the Monday after.

The Monday after unspeakable acts were committed against innocent lives.  The Monday after twenty sweet lives were senselessly ended, along with six brave heroes charged with teaching them, and keeping them safe, no matter the circumstances.  This will always be the Monday after we struggled, collectively as a nation, to come to some minuscule amount of understanding as to why someone would do this.  This will always be the Monday after a weekend spent glued to news coverage, only to later turn it off for a moment's reflection.  This will always be the Monday after during which moms across our country, and perhaps the world, struggled with the everyday task of sending their precious children to school.  This will be always be the Monday after countless tears were shed by people from every walk of life.  Tears of sadness, compassion, frustration and sympathy.

There is a great debate brewing over gun control and mental healthcare.  I can't even begin to go there yet.  For me, it feels too soon to debate these issues.  I still need to simply remember those I never knew, those who have now become a part of our collective family.

Our immediate reaction is to gather our loved ones closer, hug them more often, utter more "I love you's."  And I plan to do just that.

With love and prayers for the friends and families of Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Town of Newtown, and for all of mankind,



Sneak Peek - Sylvia and Cesar's Old Hollywood Wedding

OMG!!  I've just received Sylvia and Cez's photos from their Old Hollywood themed wedding - Amazing!!  I'm so excited that I can't wait to share a sneak peak....

Cez - her hero, on their wedding day and every day!!

I love this couple and their wedding was nothing short of amazing.  Can't wait to share more soon.


p.s.  Look at that dress!  Stunning!  More soon!

Photography by Lorenzo Hodges


Presidential Weddings

To wrap up this week of politics and elections, I thought it would be fun to see photos of Presidents and their wives, past and present.  I love looking at old wedding photos, and I'm particularly drawn to those of the WWII era - so romantic!

President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama
President George Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush

President Bill Clinton and Mrs. Hillary Clinton

President George Bush and Mrs. Barbara Bush
President Ronald Reagan and Mrs. Nancy Reagan
President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalyn Carter
President Gerald Ford and Mrs. Betty Ford
President Richard Nixon and Mrs. Patricia Nixon
(this is actually their shower - unable to find actual wedding photos)
President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson
President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy
Have a great weekend!

Amber and Andrew's wedding video!


I'm so excited to share this video from Amber and Andrew's Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Wedding.  They were among some of the funniest, kind, and warm people I've ever worked with, and their wedding was Ah.Maze.Ing.  Just watch to see for yourself!


Big, Gigantic, HUGE thanks to Kim Fox Photography for the still photography, and Perfect Fit Studios for the Video.  You both ROCK!


Feeling a little Mad(Men)-ish this afternoon...

Confession: I've only watched a few episodes of "Mad Men." There. I've said it. It's on my Netflix list, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. However, I'm "mad" about the wardrobe and styling, and love seeing designers incorporate this style into their collections.


Happy Friday!  Here's to getting around to a few more episodes this weekend! Enjoy!





1.  Bibhu Mohapatra gown via Martha Stewart Weddings, 2.  BHLDN Comme Il Faut gown, 3.  Carol Hannah La Cite gown, 4.  Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti via Martha Stewart Weddings, 5.  Carol Hannah Bellevue gown, 6.  BHLDN Bouvier Column Gown 7.  Maneul Mota Vitoria gown.


Kristine and Ronnie's Wedding!

Beautiful couple, beautiful setting, beautiful day.  I'll let the amazing photos by D. Park Photography tell the story....


As always, BIG thanks to Sherwood Country Club, and the amazing vendors who were all such a pleasure to work with:
Photography - D. Park Photography
Videography - LA Color Productions
DJ, Lighting, Photobooth - DJFX Entertainment
Hair and Makeup - Chiali Meng
Officiant - Greg Daum
Floral Design - La Fleur by Tracy
5 Comments's all about the Shoes

Sunday = Funday.  And then there's manic Monday.  Tuesday...well, Shoes-day, of course!

For years I was all about silver...silvery jewelry, silver accessories, silver touches in my home, but I've turned  a proverbial corner and now it's all about the gold.  So, what better way to kick-off Tuesday Shoes-day with these golden lovelies....behold....

Wouldn't it feel decadent to float down the aisle in these beauties on your wedding day?  I'd wear them with a simple chiffon halter gown and an armful of golden bangles.

Happy Shoes-day!



This Planner's Wedding......

Click here to see the slide show!

At last!  Some of my own wedding photos (wonderfully curated by our amazing photographer, Raya Carlisle).  I don't even know how many times I've watched this little slide show - the memories of what a fun day this was come flooding back each time.  Enjoy!



Wedding Dress Wednesday - Grand Entrances and Exits

When shopping for your wedding dress, of course you should look for a dress that will frame you beautifully as you make your grand entrance toward the altar, but what about once you get there?  As I was looking through my Dreamy Dresses board on Pinterest, I noticed that almost every dress I pin is beautifully adorned, many of them with spectacular back details, and thought I would share some of the dreaminess.   What dress details most often catch your eye?
Yes, I know this is a front shot, but (1) what a GRAND entrance this would make (and I just KNOW is has an amazing back), and (2) it's Elie Saab, and I can never get enough of his stunning creations.
Happy Wednesday!
p.s.  If you would like help creating the wedding of your dreams, email me at deanna at deannanashevents dot com.  I'd love to help!