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Plaza Room, Ritz-Carlton Laguna wedding

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Well not sure what happened here, but neither the floral designer or I got pics of the cere site, and there was a great candy table setup by Candee by Sandee that I had pics of, but I can’t find them, so annoying.  But the photos above and below give you an idea of the pop of color our lovely bride Shannon went with which was a good way to start the year as the rest of the year seemed full of more lighter palettes.  Don’t you love the color of the peonies below, they were gorgeous.

Thanks to another great vendor team that Shannon let me guide her to to ensure a great celebration.  Keith Laverty/floral designer, Design Visage for ensuring our bride looked fab from beginning t end.  Monico Décor for all the rentals.  And of course the awesome team at the Ritz-Carlton that I have had the honor of working with for 15 years now.  Love love love

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Monarch Beach, Bay Club, Private Beach wedding

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I loved Megan.  A friend of my husbands daughter referred her to me.  The couple lived in Arizona as did a lot of the guests on the brides side, but the grooms family lived here including his grandparents who live in Monarch Beach, and thus the ability to have their wedding here.  I was already booked on her date so the lovely Teri took over on the day and ensured all went smoothly and fabulously.  A perfect celebration, perfect weather, at a perfect/special location.

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2015 thank yous – emails

I get lovely phone calls and text messages after weddings thanking me, but there’s nothing like hitting send and receive and seeing an email come in from a past wedding like these beIow that I can read over and over again ……………….

Just wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding an incredible event  It ouldn’t have been better and EVERYONE had a perfect time.  It was extremely memorable.  Thank you so much again.  Debbie

Hi Lisa, Thank you for making our wedding so memorable.  All the special moments could not have been possible without you.  We have received so many comments on how smoothly you ran things.  We are just about to fly back to HK… PLease let us know if you ever visit this side.  We would love to keep in touch.  Thanks again.  Kelsey

Good morning Lisa.  We wanted to thank you for attending our tasting and making time for us on such short notice.  You definitely impressed our entire family and we can’t wait to work more with you!  Thanks again for meeting us and we are going to have such a blast.  Kerry

Lisa, Thank you so much for all of yur help and expertise.  You have been tremendous!  Thanks again for everything.  Stacy

Lisa, I just wanted to say thank you again for helping Miles and I pull off an amazing wedding day!  The ballroom was even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined and the evening was flawless.  I recently recommended you to a girlfriend of mine that is actually getting married at the Hyatt in the large ballroom.  Her name is Jacqueline, just in case you get an email or phone call from her.  Thank you again.  Kaitlyn

Note re the above email, Jacqueline did make contact and book me, her wedding is in a few weeks, can’t wait.

Hey guys,  A huge thank you for everything.  You have both had a massive part to play in getting our wedding over the line without so much as a blip and it was a fantastic occasion and everyone had a blast!! Hope to see or talk to you both before we leave, if we get the chance.  Thanks again, Brian

Note on the above email, this was to both me and the hotel contact, our couple lived in New Zealand and we planned everything through email.

Hi Lisa, I wanted to send you a note thanking you for all that you did to make our wedding so spectacular.  Our wedding was everything I had dreamed of and much much more.  Club 19 turned out absolutely perfect.  You had everything setup just the way I had envisioned it.  I can’t wait to see Jim’s pics.  Thank you for keeping us on track throughout the day and for all your help and assistance with the vendors and the guidance leading up to the big event.  Couldn’t have done it without you.  I’ve had so many people ask me did anything go wrong that day and I’ve said “not a thing, it was perfect”. Thank you for that.  Thanks again for making our day so special and perfect.  Best, Stephanie

Thank you Lisa, you have been absolutely wonderful and very efficient-love it.  I know I made the right decision for a planner – I am already convinced!  Sally

Hi Lisa, We can’t begin to thank you for all of your help!! What would I have done especially when we had to cancel our planning trip?  And every vendor was delightful, reliable and provided great value with their service.  You and Nicole were so gracious and kept everything right on track.  Sorry you had to worry about the cake – it was the only hiccup but thanks to you the lost cake was found! It truly turned out to be the wedding I had dreamed of having!!! Many many thanks!! We will definitely refer you to anyone planning a wedding or party and would love to see you again.  Also, we would be happy to provide a reference and/or recommendation for you if ever needed.  Warmest regards, Barbara, and Jim, too!

Hi Lisa, Kirk and I want to thank you again for all that you had done for us.  We truly enjoyed our wedding.  Thank you again, Take care Lisa, Tracy and Kirk

Lisa, Thank you so much for last night.  You put together an amazing event  I heard from at least 20 guests that it was the best wedding they had ever attended.  It was so much fun.  You were so good to us and really made it more special than we could have hoped for  Thank you for everything.  Ty

I appreciate all you are doing for me, and I am glad that I have you for my wedding.  thank you.  Toshika

Lisa, We just want to thank you again for what an amazing job you did planning our wedding.  We are so thankful that we had your organization and expertise behind the scenes of our wedding.  We would have been totally lost without you.  The wedding and reception were both absolutely perfect.  We really can not thank you enough.  All the best, Heather and Mark

Hi Lisa and Brittany, Thank you  for helping us organize and execute the wedding of our dreams!! We really could not have done it without you both! You made the day so much more easy and enjoyable for us and we are very appreciative of all of your hard work.  WE will be happily recommending you to all of our friends and family getting married in the future.  Best, Jenny & Arjun

Lisa, I just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your hard work, it was amazing.  People raved about it.  Thanks again for being so great.  I am so happy with everything and can’t wait to relax on the honeymoon.  Thanks again, Stacy and Tom

Hi Lisa, We were really pleased with your service, our day was so special  Thank you so much for all your help!  It was a true pleasure getting to work with you.  As my California friends get engaged, I will definitely send them your way.  Best regards, Wendy

Hi Lisa, We had a wonderful wedding day, it was truly amazing, I loved every minute.  Just can’t believe its all over with now.  Many thanks for all your recommendations, planning most of all your help on the day.  Best wishes for the future, Gillian and David

Thank you Lisa.  The wedding was amazing.  Everything was beautiful!  Our friends said it was the ‘best wedding’ever.  We loved hearing all the compiments about you from guests about how organized everything was and how you were such a tough cookie!  WE loved every bit of the wedding and are so happy that we had your help – we can’t believe how perfect everything turned out.  Thanks again and best wishes.   Sherene

Hi Lisa, I wanted to take a few minutes to thank you for all your effort and work.  You not only understood the type of event that we wanted, but you made it better  You were on top of things and so accessible the entire time.  I am extremely grateful we had you.  Your expertise and competence made such a difference to us in the planning process.  You are wonderful.  Thank you so much.  Querube

Hi Lisa, We  wanted you to know that Teri and Nicole were so amazing the day of our wedding and we were super impressed and thrilled that we had them.  Please pass along my sincere thanks to both of them.  If there is anything I can do that would help you with a review or anything, pease let me know.  Thank you again. Lindsay

Love you,  I am so blessed you were my planner and your work made my vision not only come true, but exceeded my expectations.  Thank you for being there for us and thank your scooter for me.  You’re amazing.  Can’t wait to see you again when my younger cousins are ready to get married.  Rosalynn

, We just wanted to say thank you for your help!  We had a wonderful time! It was very beautiful and ran smoothly!  Thanks again.  Adrienne and Renato

Hi Lisa.  We feel fortunate to have found you.  Tracy

Lisa, I can’t get over last night.  Our wedding was something you see in the magazine.  The day felt like a dream thanks to you handling all of the “nitty gritty”.  thank you for all of your hard work and attention to detail.  it was the best day of my life!  Ashley

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I’m current on Instagram

If you would like to keep up with/see what the weddings I have just done looked like, then follow me on instragram.

Because it’s instant and on the day/event I am excited about how things are looking and want to share, I always post something.  My blogging however is another story, because I need to wait to see if the photographers got better pics than me or something I did not have time to get or missed, that delays things, and then when we are in the season unfortunately blogging has to take a back seat to my lovely couples details/final details/meetings/weddings, and I do my own blogging I don’t have a company or other person doing it for me, the poor blog gets behind.  Right now I have only just started working on this years weddings for the blog and hope to be all done by end of the year but I say that at the end of each season and …………….

So follow me on instagram to see the latest      instagram handle:  lisasimpsonweddings

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Ritz Carlton Laguna wedding

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Another great team on board, thanks to my couple letting me lead them in the right direction, at a fabulous location, so can you say ‘perfect wedding’?? I can!!  Loved my bride and groom, destination wedding, and nearly all the guests came in from out of town, so great memories for all.  Thanks to Frank Salas for the pics, Peter/Vive Ent for keeping their partying going on and on (not that they needed much encouragement!!) this was a group and couple about fun.  Father Brian for a great cere as always, Monico Décor for rentals, Design Visage for only enhancing my already beautiful bride and her besties, and Karla from Elegant by Design for again nailing the ‘less is more’ feel the bride wanted which is more a reflection of them than over the top florals etc, and of course as always to our good friends, the ladies and gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, love them all

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We had the party in the Terrace Salon room.  There is a textured wall covering in this room that gives a great ambience and whether you go crazy with florals/décor or simple, adds décor that you don’t have to bring in yourself!!  This room has an awesome balcony area that overlooks the main pool and there are always guests out there getting some fresh air, chatting, etc.


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Hyatt Huntington Beach Intimate wedding


A destination wedding, where everyone came on in to fabulous S CA, and why would you not want to come!!!  They chose Huntington Beach and wanted a more coastal type feel/décor vibe going on.  Keith Laverty nailed it!!  The A team was on board for this intimate celebration, thanks to Frank Salas for the pics, Design Visage for beautifying the women, Monico Décor, Peter/Vive Ent for music in all areas and keeping that dancefloor full, and of course to the fabulous team at the Hyatt Huntington Beach, in the office and on the floor for as always helping make us look good!!



Don’t you love how the petals are trailing out of the lantern


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She did not want to split the room up, so we put the dancefloor on one side and put the cake table in the middle, as the bride was not sure if people would dance so didn’t want to have it look like it was expected.  Of course I knew they would dance, with Peter in charge, no doubt, so as soon as we moved the cake&table off, it was on!!!!!




Really lovely collections on each table by Keith, totally a reflection of this bride and her style.  Perfection

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St Regis Club 19, unique


We started along the normal visual route for this area, but as we got closer to floral sample day my lovely bride decided it just wasn’t a reflection of her/them.  So an about turn was done and boy it turned out so great.  Thanks to Karla at EBD for ‘getting’ what our bride wanted, she was thrilled with the floral sample and very very happy with the whole effect on the day, as were we.  Sometimes seeing something new in an area is quite refreshing.  Good job my lovely bride.  Thanks to Frank Salas for the pics. The picture above was our ‘centerpiece’ of the cocktail time


This is a close up of this awesome BIG piece, it was so heavy it took 2 guys to move it on and off the table.


With clusters of orbs with moss hanging from the rafters and the tall florally pieces really gave a natural/outdoor feel to this space.


This was the really unique low centerpiece.  Interesting and different view, from any seat at the table





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Then we went modern/club feel inside Club 19 for the partying that went on later



This couple and I created a cohesive vendor team of professionals/friends who love what they do and give 125% to our couples. In addition to those mentioned above, we had Design Visage beautifying our ladies, Peter/Vive Ent keeping the dance floor full and doing the great mceeing job he does.  Kimberly/Shane Productions-video, Monico Décor for the rentals, and we had a photobooth for some added entertainment, and of course kudos to the St Regis team, both upstairs and downstairs-you all complete the perfect experience.  They got married in a church close to the hotel, thus no hotel ceremony pics.

It was a pleasure helping them through the process and see the end result.  Enjoyed them both for sure.

FYI – due to privacy restraints I am not mentioning names, thus my referencing my bride, couple etc.

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Grand Ballroom Ritz Carlton Laguna wedding

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Well finally I blog my fabulous Holly and her fabulous wedding.

Holly and Michael got married at their church.  I have done a few weddings for couples from this church, some I attend the church on the day and get them up the aisle and some I don’t.  With Holly she customized her service option so I came to the hotel earlier in the day to ensure she was having a nice morning and on track with getting ready, got them off to the church and I headed to the church, got everyone up the aisle, then back to the hotel I went to ensure setup was still coming along fabulously.  Lovely Teri was at the church and kept everything on track from there until they got back to the Ritz.

I really enjoyed the process with these two.  Holly had great taste and was very resourceful in sourcing the detail items she wanted for pricing I was amazed by, you go girl.  She was up for mixing up the layout/look of the room which I always love to do.  There was only one decorator/florist who was going to be able to pull their vision off and that was my friends at Square Root who gave way more than was paid for, because that is what vendors do you have great relationships with and who want to be part of a great celebration. We had some great corner seating areas with decaled mirrors/candles/cushions.  Design Visage beautified Holly and everyone else (she had such great bridesmaids, fun and supportive, loved them) and Holly loved DV so much she is now a regular customer for her normal hair/makeup needs!!  Michael wanted only two things, a ‘tree style’ centerpiece and a martini luge, he got both.  Thanks to Ice Bulb for the luge, fabulous as always.  They wanted a more interactive dj style, so Invisible Touch was the obvious choice and they also did the lighting.  Monico Décor for the rentals, Tony Florez and thanks for the photos as always, and to our fabulous team mates at the Ritz-Carlton.  We are so lucky we get to work with great vendor teams and hotel staff, and wonderful wonderful couples.

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Marriott Newport Beach wedding

I helped this fab couple pull the vendor team/vision/plan together over the planning months and on the day itself my wonderful Teri actually orchestrated/ran everything.  They were a fun group and there were fun details that made this their wedding, including having café lighting over the dancefloor, for an indoor event (normally done outside) , and of course a fun photo booth.   We did a mix of round and square tables, tall and low boxed centerpieces, and made use of succulents which was important to Kat from day one.  Thanks to a great vendor team on the day, Design Visage for doing great makeup on all the ladies, Newport Bay Productions/video, Paul Uhlar/officiant, DJ Mr Bill/we love ya, Simply Sweet/wedding cake, Monico Décor for the rentals, Karens flowers for bringing her vision to a reality, Essense Entertainment for our great guitarist for cere&cocktails, Larson lighting for the great job with the uplights and café lighting-which looked fab once the lights went down, and of course…………the team at the Marriott.  Teri loves doing weddings there and working with everyone.


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Pala Mesa Wedding


Well the vendor team on this wedding could not wait for it to happen, as we got to see one of our good friends get married and see other friends having a good time instead of working, and we got to have a good time too, we were working but it didn’t feel like it normally does.  Jim Kennedy/photographer, Peter/Vive Ent was our music guy, Flawless Faces beautified our bride and girls-not that our bride needed it!! Shane Productions/video, Fantasy Florals did the florals combining items the bride had and adding florals and it looked fabulous, and the photobooth backdrop was created/made by the groom!! Pretty fabulous is it not.  So as you can see all the elements to make it an intimate/fun wedding and it certainly was.








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