Monday, December 21, 2009

Lulu Events Named Best of Wedding Planner 2010!

The Knot Wedding Magazine has named Lulu Events, Best of Wedding Planner 2010 for Northern California! We are so honored and would like to thank our clients and supporters for this wonderful recognition as they voted for us! We look forward to creating many more amazing weddings in 2010 and beyond!!

Look for the January and June 2010 Edition of The Knot Magazine to see Lulu Events featured as Best of Wedding Planner !

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Offering- Wedding Concierge!

New Offering- Wedding Concierge!

Lulu Events is happy to announce a new service offering to our clients, a Wedding Concierge.  
Imagine this, your guests are traveling from afar to attend your special day and they have many questions ranging from where to stay and what to to do in Napa and Sonoma Valley. Who are they to call? Our wedding concierge but of course darling!  And our wedding concierge will be on call the weekend of your wedding available exclusively to your guests (would they expect anything less from you- the thoughtful bride and groom?)
A wedding concierge can assist your guests with reservations at top restaurants, wineries, fabulous spas, ensure they can book a hair and makeup artist, a nanny for their children and more.  Does your aunt who is attending your wedding need a dress pressed or did your uncle/cousin forget their tie for the  wedding? No problem, our concierge will pick up the dress and have it pressed in no time!  And also advise on where to buy a tie or just bring one to your family member.  It will be our pleasure!
Your wedding is sure to be a hit and one they will never forget. After all who else has provided this service to them?
Please inquire for more details!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Welcome Bags

Many of my brides who marry in Napa Valley are hosting guests who have traveled long and far to attend their special day. A lovely way to welcome them to "the Valley" (as we call it) is to provide a bottle of wine, a map and a list of their favorite wineries, restaurants and spas in the area. Well packaging is key and aren't these bags fabulous? They are quite stylish and serve the purpose of both holding a bottle of wine and a momento from their trip to Napa Valley. These can be waiting in their hotel room for them and trust me are more used than most favors at weddings! Cheers, Lulu Events

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Montage Resort Wedding, Laguna Beach CA

Sara and Jack were married at the exquisite Montage Resort in Laguna Beach on September 19th. Sara had a vision of an an eco-friendly ocean vibe for her wedding and it turned out marvelously. Sea glass that she had collected lined the aisle and 225 guests witnessed a beautiful ceremony & partied the nite away to an 80's band. After a 4 course dinner, A Photobooth and mini burgers, truffled mac and cheese and a Candy Bar were among a few of the surprises for the guests.
Lane from Amy & Co shot some details shots of the wedding. Enjoy.. More pics coming soon of the bride & groom and more details!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sonoma Wedding in September

Jamie and Craig were married on a beautiful September day at a private estate in Sonoma.  The weather was perfect, and there were 175 guests there to celebrate their love.  What a fun couple that truly enjoyed their wedding day and it showed! Everyone and I mean everyone danced the night away!  Congratulations to you both! Special Thanks to: Richard Wood Photo and Guitarist Daniel Maya who were just a few of the talented vendors that I worked with that day. LOVE!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beltane Ranch- Sonoma Valley Wedding Site

A special rustic spot for a wedding ceremony and reception in Sonoma Valley is Beltane Ranch. It offers a one of kind experience for brides and grooms. A huge benefit is that it is a bed and breakfast and you can house your wedding party or family there for the weekend too! Stunning backdrop for your special day. In addition, it was recently named by Travel & Leisure Best Kept Secret in the World! It will not be a cookie cutter wedding, your guests will be talking about it for the rest of their lives.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Casual Wine Country Soiree

What happens when 2 wine industry insiders get hitched? A fabulous evening of the best that wine country offers of course..... The most decadent wine, yummy food, flamenco guitarist and then a dj who inspires everyone to dance not to mention a stunning sunset.  A few photos taken from my crashed iphone. Revana Family Vineyards was the backdrop. Elaine Bell Catered, everyone danced the nite away.  Bliss! Congrats Angela & Rich! (Event planning and florals by yours truly, aka Lulu Events)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Crush Weddings

Crush Weddings is a fabulous photography service that offers a variety of packages to brides and grooms. Check out the website for Dreamy Photographs that make everyone want to get married!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Beaulieu Gardens, Rutherford

Beaulieu Gardens in Rutherford is a dreamy european garden on a hidden private estate in Napa Valley and one of my favorite spots for a wedding. Melinda and Ash were married at BG (as we call it) on May 30th and it was a delightful affair!  Melinda was so beautiful and the most graceful bride I can recall.  She wanted a feminine and chic wedding and I believe we achieved it. You could feel the love in the air especially when Melinda and Ash enjoyed their first dance which was a show stopper for all the guests.  The Black Market Orchestra really outdid themselves and had all the guests dancing the night away. Paula Le Duc catered this grand affair. Enjoy these few highlites from the wedding! Photos by

The beautiful bridesmaids with their peony bouquets! (my favorite flower of all time)

The handsome couple kissing at the altar! Very romantic.

The backdrop for the ceremony.

Don't you love the dramatic entrance for the bridal party? It is divine!

The sentimental ceremony which was quite touching....

The Glamour Girl Cocktail...........garnished with edible flowers and of course in the bride's signature color, Pink! These were passed at the cocktail hour after the ceremony.

The place setting with custom menus on each place setting had the guests' name hand calligraphered so they knew exactly where they would be seated that evening.

Don't you want to dine at this table? Simply perfect and sweet.

My fabulous florist Tanja hung glass vases over the head table (under the arbor) so you knew it was intended for The bride and groom of course!

The pool had 60 hurricanes around the evening it was so pretty!

Melinda & Ash took dance lessons and boy it showed.  Doesn't she look like a movie star? 

The grand finale of the evening, an amazing cake by the one and only Perfect Endings!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Carneros Inn - Fabulous Wedding Site Napa Valley

If you are looking for a chic wedding venue in Napa, I highly recommend the Carneros Inn. It has all that a bride and groom are looking for and more.... Apple orchard (check), stunning vineyard vista (check), amazing food, wine and service (check), to die for spa (check), horses roaming in the background (check), you get the picture!  
Photo credit: Anna Kuperberg (she is fabulous)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spring fling

Spring is here which means summer is around the corner and wedding season has arrived! I am so lucky to have a job that I love! One of the best parts of being a wedding planner is meeting all kinds of interesting people including talented wedding vendors and my extraordinary clients. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of enjoying lunch with a huge talent, Wendy Maclaurin Richardson who is a very sought after wedding photographer. I had the opportunity to work with Wendy on a sweet and simple wedding a few years ago and she is amazing, she captures very special moments and makes them look oh so chic! Enjoy her photos from our wedding in Woodside featured here and check out her site at

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Calistoga Ranch Romance

Kareen and David were married on a beautiful October day at Calistoga Ranch.  After enjoying a five course dinner, the 60 guests danced the nite away in the wine cave to Ever Music Group.

Special thanks to the talented photographer... Sabine Scherer