And the Winner is…

What a fantastic start to the week! I just found out that Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy won Most Popular New Wedding Planner in Los Angeles in the Wedding Industry Experts Awards 2014!!  Thank you so much to everyone who … Continue reading

A Glimpse at the South Hills Country Club in West Covina!

Erika and Johnathan are getting married next month at the South Hills Country Club in West Covina! Last week, Erika, her mother, and I got together to conduct her final walk-through at her venue… Here’s a sneak peek of the … Continue reading

Growth as a Wedding Coordinator

This just arrived this past weekend! I have now progressed from being a Consultant member to a Professional Bridal Consultant through advancement in the Association of Bridal Consultants!

Special Wedding Touches!

Alaina and Randy got married last Sunday at Camarillo Ranch! Here are some fun sneak peek pictures from my humble iPhone… Austin Adams’ superior photographs are on their way, but to tide you over in the meantime… Alaina and bridesmaid … Continue reading

Who’s En Vogue?

Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy recently teamed up with Nicole Greenberg Photography for a photo shoot contest! Who is the “model” who won this fabulous contest? Our next top model is… Congratulations, Emily! We can’t wait to see the results … Continue reading

Seven-Degrees

Erica and Adam are getting married at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach, California in a few months’ time! They are having an interfaith Buddhist/Jewish ceremony and are involved in arts and entertainment, and this venue with a modern twist is perfect for … Continue reading

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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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.

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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!!!

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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

Seeing My Name in Print

Like a starstruck fan flipping through US Weekly for glimpses of my favorite celebrities, I was pouring over Wedding Planner Magazine and excitedly identifying Master Bridal Consultants, wedding planners for the stars, and other members I’d met when my heart skipped a … Continue reading