Prime Rib & Spinning Salad Bowl!

On Friday night, I redeemed the Lawry’s dinner for two that I won from this week’s ABC-GLA event with my tall, nerdy husband as my date! Neither of us had been to Lawry’s before, and it did not let us … Continue reading

Business Bootcamp!

On Tuesday I attended the ABC-GLA February Networking and Educational Mixer at the Huffington Center.





What I love about these mixers is that I get to make more connections with people, sample delicious food, visit new venues in LA, and learn something new every time!

closeup flowers

These vintage-themed flowers from Lotus & Lily were gorgeous!

Jackie and Michele do such lovely work…flowers

Brian Leahy was the photographer for the event, and his work is stunning.

We chatted, and he just loves how fun-loving his clients are!

In an ideal world, he would photograph very small weddings as he loves the intimacy of those events.

brian leahy

You know I can’t resist this part of events… the food!!





Chris Evans presented “Grow Your Bridal Business,” an introduction to the Business Bootcamp that he runs at Evans Sales Solutions!

I love that he arrived dressed for the part, in boot camp attire.

chris evans

They also held a raffle for various exciting prizes such as cell phone covers, a stay at the Doubletree, an engagement photo shoot, a Hornblower Cruise brunch buffet… and many more…

Now I’m not one of those people who tends to win things, but I bought three tickets just for kicks.

I was joking with people at my table that one of them ended in “88,” and since the number 8 is very lucky in Chinese culture (Brian and I got married in August, month number 8, for that very reason;), I said I felt good about my three little tickets.

Well, the ticket ending in 88 didn’t win, but the one ending in 90 did!!!


I won dinner for two at Lawry’s, the Prime Rib Restaurant!

I do love attending these events;)

A Touch of Charm

On Monday I visited Camarillo Ranch House and had a walk-through there with bride-to-be Alaina! What a charming site, a quaint gazebo for the ceremony and classic red barn for the reception. I can’t wait to see it adorned with … Continue reading


This is the first plaque I’ve ever received! Thank you to all the brides and grooms who supported me with their testimonies about the wedding services I provide… This The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 plaque is dedicated to you from Weddings … Continue reading

Winning is Fun!

Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy recently teamed up with One Screw Loose Shop to bring you this contest for a LOVE photo frame! Here is our ecstatic winner, Mary Yollin, with her LOVE photo frame! Congrats, Mary! Thanks to all those who … Continue reading



Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy has teamed up with Nicole Greenberg Photography to bring you this awesome contest!

What you could win:

A 1 hour photo session with Nicole Greenberg Photography in natural light!

How it Works:

You may earn up to 6 entries for the contest:

1.) “Like” the Nicole Greenberg Facebook page for 1 entry.

2.) “Like” the Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy Facebook page for 1 entry.

3.) “Like” your favorite 5 posts on the Nicole Greenberg Facebook page for 2 more entries. 

4.) “Like” your favorite 5 posts on the Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy Facebook page for 2 more entries.

Contest Dates:

Now until midnight Pacific Time on February 28, 2013

Winner Announcement:

March 2, 2013

Good luck!

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The Future, According to Third Graders

In my “other” life, I am a third grade teacher and my students are currently writing their autobiographies! The final chapter, “The Future” is my favorite of all the chapters to read… Here’s why… (names have been altered, but words … Continue reading

The Wackiness of the Wacky Wedding Pub Crawl!

This past weekend, Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy hosted the zany Wacky Wedding Pub Crawl on Main Street, Santa Monica! Attendees were encouraged to wear tacky wedding attire. Here I am with my cute, nerdy husband in his blue … Continue reading

David Tutera’s Insights…

I had an enriching time at the Association of Bridal Consultants State Conference last week in Claremont! I met lots of new vendors, including another Jackie Murphy:):):) Cloud Nine Paperie has gorgeous stationery… I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of … Continue reading

“Unique” Valentine’s Day Boxes

“Unique” is always a safe way for a teacher to describe all forms of creativity! These “unique” Valentine’s Day mailboxes were designed and created by my third graders… Oh yes, those are Legos… and a remote-control will operate the “arm” that … Continue reading