Friday, September 30, 2011

prettiest dress of 2011

This is by far the prettiest dress I've seen all year.  And we had a simply gorgeous day at the beach in Laguna Beach for this bride's wedding.  All of her girls were dressed in purple and they had purple and white flower bouquets.  The bride chose the classic white rose bouquet to go with her beautiful dress.  All the guys wore the sand colored dockers with white shirts.  The groom wore a sand colored vest.  As you can see the beaches are empty now.  October is the PERFECT time to have a beach wedding in California.  Beautiful blue skies, empty beaches, warm balmy days, cooler nights.   xoxoxo Marcy Ann 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

bell ringer


This is the bride's nephew and he was the best bell ringer I've ever seen!!!  He ran down the sidewalk ringing the bell, saying:   THE BRIDE IS COMING!!!!   THE BRIDE IS COMING!!!!  He ran all around the entire area, even over by Las Brisas Restaurant and made sure EVERYONE knew that the bride was coming!   

Monday, September 19, 2011

Korean Television

I am being interviewed by KBS - A Korean Television Broadcast Station.  The interview will show in Los Angeles, but it will also be seen all over Korea and on several international travel sites. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

"beach shoes"

Yes, Ms. Bride - you can wear your platform shoes with the 4" heels at your beach wedding!
This bride walked down the ramp to the beach in her heels, but she kicked her shoes off to walk across the sand.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Picture Perfect at Crescent Bay Park Laguna Beach

In these days of tight budgets and smaller weddings - brides who would like a more intimate and romantic setting for their wedding - here is a picture of Crescent Bay Park in Laguna Beach. This is the only location in the public areas of Laguna Beach that offers seating for the guests - 40 guests!! So if you are planning that smaller wedding, this is the PICTURE PERFECT place!! We will provide white pillows for the guests to sit on. The entrance to this amplitheater is through a lovely garden which is always in bloom. The package is $1200 and includes the permit, location, decorations as shown, pillows for the guests to sit on, coordinator, music, and romantic wedding ceremony with either male or female (Marcy Ann) minister. We also have a reception venue in Newport Beach that starts at $40pp including venue fee, tax and gratuity! See a virtual tour of this park at Call today for more details - Marcy Ann 949-433-3129.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

first kiss as husband & wife - at sunset

This couple came from Harrisburg Pennsylvania across the country to be married at the beach in Laguna Beach California. They stayed at the Inn at Laguna Beach which is an oceanfront hotel that looks right down on the beach. We took this picture in a charming little park nestled inbetween The Hotel Laguna and Laguna Cliffs Village. A lot of people miss this precious spot, but when you work with a local person in the area, we know all these hidden little gems!! When you book a destination wedding, I heartily advise you to work with a person who lives in the area and is familiar with all rules and regulations, the best locations and out-of-the-way little charming places like Brown's Park!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sexy beach bride!

Who says you can't be sexy on your wedding day?  
This dress was very much a bride dress
but she also showed some leg!   

The bride made everything for her beach wedding

The bride made the dresses and the bouquets for herself and her bridesmaids, the starfish lapel pins for the guys, the shell ring holder, even their beach sandals.   It was a gorgeous day at the beach for her ceremony.  She and the groom were boyfriend-girlfriend 33 years ago when they were teen-agers.  They were each other's first love.   After graduating from high school, they went their separate ways, married other people, the bride had five children, the groom had two children.  Now all the children are grown and on their own and they felt it was time for them to be together now for the rest of their lives.   The bride walked down the aisle to the song   Open Arms by Journey accompanied by her son D.J. pictured above with his starfish lapel pin.  We did the FAMILY BLENDING OF THE SANDS CEREMONY.  I took the sand from under the feet of the bride and groom and put it in the Keepsake Container, and each child put in their color of sand.     D.J. wanted 2 colors - black & yellow which are the colors of his favorite football team.          

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Vera Wang Beach Wedding Dress

Not often do I get a bride who wears a Vera Wang dress for her beach wedding.   But here it is!  Gorgeous!