The Road to Marriage Blog

A Modern-Tropical, Coastal California Wedding for a Globe Trotting Couple in Dana Point

After reading Quinn and Nate’s inquiry email, I was instantly smitten with their story and engagement photos. There was no question I wanted to take this journey with them. Their enthusiasm for creating a celebration where their guests could experience the ocean life, cuisine, and beauty of coastal California mixed with their desire to soak…

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4 Things to Do (and NOT do) After You Get Engaged

If you’re reading this, you’ve recently said, “Yes,” to forever with your favorite person. Congrats! While feeling extremely excited, you’re probably also wondering…now what? After all, this has never happened before. You may have dreamt about it and walked the path in your mind. But now that it’s here, the path seems a little patchy.…

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Bride and Groom posing for a photo in the San Antonio Botanical Gardens desert exhibit

5 Top Reasons YOU Need a Wedding Planner Now More Than Ever

A proposal is a pivotal moment in life. Not only because they’re exciting (especially if you’ve been anticipating one for a while), but because you’re saying yes to a lifelong commitment to your favorite person. You’re also making a massive commitment to something else – wedding planning. Assuming you want a more traditional event (versus…

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TRTM Journey: What To Expect

When you think of what a wedding planner does, what do you expect or think of? Maybe it’s someone who recommends vendors or helps you pick out stationery. Someone who runs your ceremony procession. Or who fluffs your train or straightens your bow tie as you take portraits. If so, then you’re right! And while…

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Leave Your Guests Wanting More: How to Create the Perfect Wedding Weekend

Just imagine your perfect wedding day: Sipping bubbly while getting ready with your closest friends. Saying “I do” to the love ofyour life. And partying with your people on the dance floor to the sounds of an”enthusiastic band. Sounds sublime, right?! As a wedding planner, I strive to help you create a celebration that brings…

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How Wedding Planning Is So Much More Than Managing the Day

Contrary to popular belief, professional wedding planning (and event coordination) isabout so much more than managing the wedding day. Vetting vendors. Creating checklists. Overlooking contracts. Making timelines.Designing floor plans – there are so many things to do. And to do it all well, you need aprofessional planner at the helm. Your planner or coordinator is…

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