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Rancho las Lomas wedding

We loved loved loved this couple, the sweetest!! It started in the beginning with Katerina and what she wanted and by the end of the planning it was all about Ricardo the groom, something that gave me and our bride lots of laughs as the day got closer and on the day.  Our mantra on the day was, ‘Lisa you have given Ricardo the wedding of his dreams’, even all the vendors started saying it.  Which speaking of, we pulled a great vendor team together for them, Jim Kennedy Photographer/thanks for the photos, Luxury Lifestyle Studio/video, Design Visage hair/makeup for the ladies at the hotel they were getting ready at, Peter/Vive Entertainment for all the music, Karen’s Flowers (no insta or website) for the florals and 24 Carrots & RLL for being fabulous to work with and at always.  Looking forward to the next one with you all.

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Add a comment April 20, 2020

Rancho Las Lomas wedding beauty

At the time of this wedding, Kira who worked at Rancho Las Lomas said it was the most beautiful one they had done there, and i feel like it may still be!!!

This was the 2nd wedding for this family i had done, the older sister of the groom about 5 years earlier and the mom had always stayed in touch with me, telling me it would be soon we would be doing Anthony’s wedding.

Linda knew what she wanted from the get go, a garden feel, people sitting under tree branches etc, at one point we were doing the dining/dancing up where we ended up doing the ceremony, we were all over the place with the excitement of what we were going to be creating.  Square Root of course, Alex, were the team I knew could make it happen and they sure did.

Lots of fun elements from beginning to end for the lucky guests that attended, Boyz 2 Men surprised the bride with her favourite song when we were about to get the dancing going and they did a fabulous performance that the guests could not get enough of.  Needless to say our Groom who made that happen was probably in the good books for many many months after the wedding!! lol

Again Linda’s vision was a key for the guests with their table assignment/meal choice on it, and SR built this awesome wall for us to hang them on.  The ceremony area had an entrance arch and beautiful greenery surround and the dining/dancing area was greenery and chandeliers for miles, very very beautiful.  I happen to love chandeliers so i was in a bit of heaven for this one.  We brought in a dancefloor and of course did the decal which as the center of the dining/dancing area just finished things off perfectly.

Mix of long and round tables, no matter what they were sitting at the guests were in awe

As day became night the chandeliers and lighting around the dining area just created magic

We had a beautiful backdrop for the sweetheart table and had left an amount of space behind the sheart table, so while tables were waiting for their entrees, we had them go up table by table and stand behind B&G at their table and that is how we got table shots with the B&G, they didn’t have to go anywhere!!   Our pre cere/ceremony & cocktail music was by Ipoa String Quartet and it was great to work with Hilo Productions for the dinner/dancing portion of the event, because the Boyz 2 Men portion was a surprise, he had to work with me at times, stalling, changing track, in order to keep us on time as we had to end all music downstairs at 10pm and then we sent everyone upstairs to the enclosed party room for the after party, where we had desserts and cut wedding cake (all by Simply Sweet Cakery) waiting for them as well as great dance music by Hilo Productions, a Photobooth and Hobo Co was making pizzas for people to enjoy at the party or take for the road.  Thanks to Micheal Anthony Studios for being a star to work with that day and provided the good photos above (some of which i have used on my website as header pics) and to the team at 24 Carrots for as always being great to work with when we have an event at Rancho Las Lomas. xoxoxox

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Add a comment April 4, 2020

Rancho Las Lomas wedding

Ferial + Moe's Wedding at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado.

Everyone is getting creative with the spaces at RLL, so nice having ceremonies in other areas now so we don’t have to turn from ceremony to dinner/dancing

Ferial + Moe's Wedding at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado.

Ferial wanted all low centerpieces so as not to take away from the surroundings – nailed it!! Café lighting was not even noticeable until it got dark.

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Cocktails around the Reflecting Pool area is always a good idea

Ferial + Moe's Wedding at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado.

Serial + Moe's Wedding

I love this view from above during dinner

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From day one of planning mom told me she wanted to put the sofreh together herself, the beauty of a location where only one wedding a day is done, you have lots of time to do something like that, then of course my Nicole carefully put everything away after, so mom could enjoy herself.

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Most of my brides are busy with their jobs, but Ferial had a job where if she didn’t respond for a while, I just knew she was really busy or something was going on, as she was personal assistant to President Obama and her desk was right outside the door to the Oval office (I know that because my family and I went to visit her and got a 2 hour tour of the east wing of the white house including her office, so so lucky).  He really wanted to come to the wedding but in the end determined to let her have her day without any distractions that his attendance would bring, so instead he sent her a video greeting as a surprise, she hates suprises, but liked that one!!

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The band kept the dancefloor full below and then the dj kept the dancefloor full at the after party.  A really great party/celebration for a really great couple and families that were just lovely.  Weddings like these keep me smiling from beginning to long after I get home that night.

A great vendor team on board for this one, Paul Gero/photographer-it had been a while for us since we last worked together and it was great to see him again, so easy to work with, the florist was The White House florist-what a lovely lady and wonderful job she did (when vendors love you you see that love come through in their work/product), my favourite beautiful lady Persian wedding officiant Shahrzad did her normal fabulous job officiating, 4snapz provided the photobooth that was very busy at the after party, awesome food by 24 Carrots Catering and the team at RLL are always great to work with.

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Add a comment January 12, 2017

Rancho Las Lomas wedding


Well this was a wedding long awaited for and such a joy to be a part of, one of our industries own, dj Peter Papadopolous/Vive Ent got married.  Some of his vendor friends got to work/play at the celebration, Frank Salas/photog, me, Elysium Productions/video, Design Visage/hair and makeup, Karla/Elegant by Design, The Drs Trott/officiants, and we had vendors who wanted to come and do anything they could to help, Kim Shane/Shane Productions, Melody Walker/planner.  Elevated Pulse was the dj for this djs wedding, so that says something.  Plus we had vendors there we work with who were guests for a change, Jeff/Moondance Mobile Music and his lovely wife.  What a great time we all had!!


Peter’s groomsmen were his brothers and good friends that we have worked with over the years and even now at the 5 star hotels in the OC.  So good to see people you work with having a good time on the other side for a change!!

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From the beginning our lovely bride knew she wanted a black/red color scheme and it turned out beautifully wouldn’t you say??.

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Add a comment April 11, 2016

Rancho Las Lomas wedding

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Its now Feb 2016 and I just did a really great wedding at Rancho Las Lomas last night, and todays blog is on a 2015 Rancho Las Lomas wedding.  Last nights was black/red and pewter, this one is champagne/gold/greenery, so different, this is why my job is never boring and I love it.  Each brides vision is different, their style is different, and a reflection of who you are is what your wedding should be, not someone else.

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The altar area became the cake table area.  The upstairs room became the after party and the furniture you see is what my last couple of weddings have used, reasonably priced and you get more seating by not have backs on sofas and chairs, we also have low and tall cocktail tables in there also.

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The café lighting is really popular and adds a magical feel to the dining/dancing when done downstairs.

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You can see the gardeny/natural feel they were going for, and it was totally achieved.

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The two different style centerpieces.


Another awesome team on board for this one Amber/Jim Kennedy photography, Jenny B florist, dj Peter/Vive Ent (it was his wedding we did there last night), Shane Productions/Video and 4 Snapz photobooth, the team at RLL and 24 Carots as always.

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Add a comment February 7, 2016

Rancho Las Lomas wedding


I had a blast with this family, loved them.  Mom booked me for month of service but used my preferred vendor list and definitely checked in with me along the way.  Once I officially began we had a couple of really fun meetings, one of which included us cocktail tasting to ensure we picked the ‘right’ cocktails to have as the ‘signature’ cocktails.

One of my fave vendor teams were on this one: Frank Salas (thanks for the photos as always), Karla/Elegant by Design for the florals, so creative and in keeping with our brides style/vision/feel.  Marc from The Emotion Picture Studio/video, Design Visage for ensuring my bride looked gorgeous still at the end of the night, wish I could have said the same for my makeup that I had done much earlier in the day, oh well!!! Undercover Band for the great music on the lower level for dinner and first part of the dancing, DJ Nigel for the great Caribbean music for the after party upstairs (the family is from Barbados).  Essence Entertainment for sending over one of my fave guitarists to cover cocktails for 2 hours.  And to the groom for having the great taste to have The Habit Truck come at the end, not only did the guests enjoy them burgers, but the vendors were lucky enough to have some too and at the end of the night that was very much appreciated.



















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Rancho Las Lomas celebration

Oh dear, I got going finishing up posting last years weddings, and then all my lovely couples for this year started happening and 2015 brides started booking, and I got distracted!! I have already done some lovely weddings this year that I am going to need to get blogged sooner rather than later, and the season has only just begun, so time to get back on it…………..

This was my lovely Regina and her wonderful Jason’s celebration. Regina booked me for a smaller service, having full confidence in her ability to create a vision and pull the vendor team together. She did a great job. My job was to double check things/create a timeline/script for the day, and then understanding her priorities and hopes, run everything for her so she could enjoy and be a bride/guest at her own wedding.

As you can see we had the normal ceremony (which the grooms father officiated at) and then during the longer cocktail time the guests got to watch the couple doing their Thai ceremony. The dining area looked fabulous and the after party upstairs kept most of the guests there until the very end. And a new bonus for RLL couples, you can stay there now, so Regina and Jason walked about 50 steps and they were at their villa for the night.

Thanks to Alex Rapada for the pictures below and being so easy to work with, I look forward to our next wedding together. To Flowers By Cina/Melissa for the beautiful floral/design and to the Design Visage team for having Regina look fabulous from beginning to end as well as her lovely bridesmaids (the latter two vendors Regina got from my preferred vendor list that I had provided her with), and of course the team at RLL and 24 Carrots who provided the great food and service.







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