Room Service or Proposal… or Both?!!

Katie and Cory are getting married this summer, and photographer Spencer Byam-Taylor captured this sweet, in love couple in these adorable engagement photos!   I’ve been privileged to have known Katie for quite some time now since she went to … Continue reading

A Gorgeous Flower That Won’t Break the Bank

I was walking into Whole Foods the other day and saw these… Ranunculus! My favorite flower. Understated, lovely, romantic, whimsical, AND not as expensive as flowers such as dahlias and peonies!

Engagement Photo Shoot on the Beach in Hawaii…

Tania and Jason are getting married this summer, and these photos taken by the talented John Hook Photography on the beach in Honolulu will make you sigh with happiness… Tania and Jason both serve our country in the military, thus … Continue reading

…And then I’ll be married to my best friend.

These words were spoken from the mouth of groom Zach, just moments before he saw his bride Gina for the first time! Please click HERE to see Kimberly April Photography’s lovely post about their special day:) Congrats, Gina and Zach!!

…And Dog Wedding Cookies?!!

Jennifer and David got married on August 23, 2014 at McCormick Home Ranch in Camarillo! Their wedding was filled with DIY touches, and not Etsy DIY vendor touches- true chisel it yourself, hammer it in, write it yourself touches! As … Continue reading

Be You

When I saw the title of the heartfelt video that The Yodsukars created for Ariel and Scott, I thought it was spot on. So true to who they are and who they try to foster in each other.

I think you learn so much about a couple from their wedding toasts, and theirs were a testament to their powerful impact on those around them: the siblings who admire their tenacity, their friends who appreciate their loyalty, and their parents who feel privileged to call them their own.

I didn’t get through this video without sniffling and tearing up- grab that tissue box and then hit play!

Congratulations, Ariel and Scott!

Pure Joy on the Wedding Day…

Janine and Ruben got married on June 28, 2014 at Luminarias Restaurant in Monterey Park!

There was never a dull moment working with feisty Janine and good-natured Ruben- what a fun couple:)

Jeromy Robert of Bellini Photo was able to capture the pure joy and energy of their big day through his photos…







Janine and Ruben’s talented and energetic photographer, Jeromy Robert, said of their special day:

I recently got the opportunity to Photograph a wedding of two of the most fun and vibrant people, Janine and Reuben Sencion.  They had so much fun, and seemed to be completely stress free, which really showed up in their wedding photos.






Their fabulous DJ, Tony Ward, enjoyed his experience working with this fun couple too:

Janine and Ruben were great to work with. Together we created a great playlist for their big day and had a lot of fun doing it.  They are a down to earth couple and were always open to answering any questions I may have had.  it was a pure pleasure working with them and hope to work with them again in the future.





As you can see, this couple is just fun-loving and sweet!

Their wedding details such as their imported, personalized cake topper from Japan spoke to their dynamic personalities and thoughtfulness…

















The dance floor was constantly filled with sweet kids bopping and later on, Janine surprised Ruben with… a Michael Jackson impersonator! Their videographer, Bigyan Koirala of Fishtail Media, said:

Janine and Ruben are such a cool couple. The aura being with them with their wedding day was so awesome,I enjoyed every moment of it.
Janine brings so much energy into the relationship I felt and is very thoughtful- thinking about getting Michael Jackson for the wedding was the coolest idea- definitely one of the coolest thing I’ve seen a wife give her husband. I know she’ll have more surprises for Ruben down the road.
Ruben’s charm, humility and hospitality shows in everything he does. He was very welcoming of us and I’ll never forget that. They both bring in energy into their lives that compliment each other. I couldn’t be happier they are together. My best wishes to the both of them.
I can’t wait to put together this video and show their friends and family a recap of their awesome wedding day.











Always planning ahead and excited for the future, Janine has mentioned that she is now thinking about their ten year anniversary…

Can’t wait!

Janine and Ruben’s Wedding Team: 

Wedding Venue: Luminarias Restaurant

Wedding Coordinator: Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy

Photographer: Jeromy Robert, Bellini Photo

Videographer: Bigyan Koirala, Fishtail Media

Florist: Florals and Events by Design

Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Kat Laskey, Absolutely Beautiful Brides

DJ: Tony Ward

Officiant: Pastor Kevin Ibanez

Lighting: Ambiance Pros

Michael Jackson Impersonator: Max and Scorpio’s Entertainment


Nine Bridemaids and Eight Groomsmen…

The lucky groomsman who gets two bridesmaids with which to walk down the aisle, as was the case at Ariel and Scott’s wedding at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu last weekend! With such a big wedding party, how could the festivities not be … Continue reading

Preview of Scenic Wedding- With a Dog of Honor!

Gina and Zach were married on June 6, 2014! What a special couple… We planned their wedding together for two years (which is unusual and amazing since I normally begin planning weddings with a couple about six months to a year out … Continue reading

Sneak Peek of a Purple Wedding… and Michael Jackson?!!

Janine and Ruben got married at Luminarias in Monterey Park last Saturday, June 28, 2014! They began their day by getting ready at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Rosemead, with Kat Laskey’s Absolutely Beautiful Brides team on site to beautify the … Continue reading