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Cheers to the New Year

Gratuitous gorgeous dress via *a glamorous little side project blog

This past year has been an amazing roller coaster ride of work, play and business development in my career as a wedding planner. There were beautiful, brilliant moments filled with glowing emotions and sheer joy, there were poignant bridal party speeches that made me tear up from the sidelines and there was the satisfaction of a job well done.  Then there were craft-laden all nighters that consisted of myself, a stamp, an inkpad and 1,000 blank cocktail napkins in need of dressing up (it’s not all glamorous being a wedding planner, I tell ya).

But despite the challenges, I felt that every new obstacle I encountered reaffirmed my passion for the wedding and event industry. I love & look forward to each and every meeting with my clients, and feel beyond blessed that they trust me and my team with creating & bringing their wedding day vision to life. Career-wise, I honestly couldn’t ask for more.  So thank you, to all my clients in the past, present and future for believing in me and inspiring me to be my best. And thank you to all the amazingly talented vendors who have helped me make our bride and grooms’ vision come to life.

Happy New Year to everyone, and happy wedding planning in 2010!

XO, Yelena


Filed under Wedding Planner Thoughts & Musings

Vintage Bride Style

Crafting impeccable events is an art that takes more than just the planner, it takes a whole team. Precisely why I’m always on the lookout for amazing, talented vendors to put on my wish list of who I’d like to work with. After blog surfing for lovely wedding inspirations I happened to land on Stephanie Williams’ blog – and swooned. All of her work is stunning, but in particular I fell in love with a shoot  involving vintage bridal looks – 1940s makeup, fabulous fascinators and tea-length dresses included.

I know many brides are looking for beautiful vintage inspiration pictures these days, so I wanted to share a few from the shoot. I can’t get enough of the gorgeous photography or the vintage styles, and I hope you enjoy this just as much as I do. Head on over to Stephanie’s blog to see more from this lovely shoot, and seriously consider her for your wedding photographer if you are a Southern California bride.

P.S. The fascinators are by Batcakes Couture, and can be found on Etsy.



Filed under Vintage Romance, Wedding Fashion, Wedding Photography