Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Beautiful Buena Vista Winery

Congrats to Mr. and Mrs M- you were a dream to work with! Credit: Girl in the Fig Caterer in Sonoma, the talented Blumengarten Florals & the one and only Meg Sexton Photo.
Rustic chic romance at it's best, eat your heart out.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Dreamy Beaulieu Garden Wedding

Wouldn't you love to sit under a grape arbor full of beautiful china, lush florals, and chic chandeliers? Our lovely bride
Arianna's guests had the opportunity last weekend on a perfect Napa Valley evening! Congrats
to Jeff & Arianna! More to come..

Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer Citrus Wedding

This photo from my iphone was taken of the floral arrangements from our last wedding at Nicholson Ranch Winery. It was a beautiful and colorful summer wedding. I can't wait to see the professional pictures! The couple were so fun and their parents and bridal party put together some of the wittiest & sweetest toasts I have heard in years, gotta love some East Coast humor! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Persaud, it was an honor to work with you! Florals by the talented Tanja of www.blumengarten.com

In the meantime, I am humbled that I received this note from the blushing bride:


Thank you so much for everything!! Just got back from HI yesterday. Maui was AMAZING and it was glorious to relax and not look at email for a week.

You were the MVP of our wedding! Thank you so much for everything! Our wedding was fantastic and everything Dave & I wanted (wind & all!). I can't wait to see the pictures & video. Everyone keeps telling us how much fun they had. Dave & I had a blast at our wedding and so much of that was because of everything you did. You were a total rockstar. I'm so happy we got to work with you!!


Rustic Chic Perfection

Lauren and Dmitiriy were married at Buena Vista Winery in June and they were the epitomy of
elegance, beauty and grace. Everyone present could feel their sweetness and love for one another. This is a sneak peek and we cannot wait to see the rest of the Love Fest by Meg Sexton Photography!

Congratulations and Warmest Wishes for a Lifetime of Happiness!

A note from the incredibly stunning bride:


Thank you SO much for all your help to make our wedding absolutely perfect! I can't wait to see all the pictures.

You were amazing and I am so grateful you were there. I can't thank you enough for making sure that our wedding day was perfect! So much fun, so many stories! It was a great night!!

Thank you again!


Thursday, June 30, 2011

God Bless America!

We love all the flags on the boats in Newport Harbor! It is a wonderful community filled with
patriotic flair!

Ruby's Shake Shack- an iconic pitstop on PCH south of Corona del Mar! Yummy shakes and all american food with a view of the Pacific Ocean!

Crystal Cove State Beach, a gem and such a special spot for an all american picnic

My son on his Radio Flyer Wagon last year at our Beach House

Newport Harbor Boat Parade

I have always been a very proud american! My grandfathers fought in World War 2 and the Korean War and I am so grateful for the legacy of them and all of the military so we can all enjoy our amazing freedoms in the good ole USA. The older that I get the more I love this country, a few years ago at our home in Napa Valley I hosted a Red, White and Brew Party in our backyard poolside! It was so much fun, I asked guests to bring their favorite bottles of red or white wine and I provided the catering including Lavender Mojitos and Beer compliments of my husband's company Miller Coors! The menu was a nod to my grandpa Nelson and his amazing cooking & special summer recipes including a famous pickled cucumber salad! I even had a small table for the toddlers, children are such a fun element to a summer party! My husband even got involved creating a patriotic mix of songs in the IPOD for some amazing tunes, "Born in the USA" anyone?

This year we are celebrating at the beach and will be attending the Balboa Island Boat Parade with small boats and yachts alike festively dressed for the occasion and almost all proudly flying a Red, White and Blue American Flag! Crystal Cove for a beach picnic and flying a kite and bbq & bonfire at the beach ...smores anyone? and of course catching a baseball game are all on the agenda! A very americana weekend! The best part is we have a 2 year old son who has a Radio Flyer Wagon that will be festooned with patriotic colors! We just hope that it is a clear nite on the beach for the fireworks, it will be so fun watching it thru our son Dylan's eyes! We love making memories with family & friends. That is what it is all about!

This year our "Red, White and Blue" will be Red Velvet Cupcakes, White Wine (Cakebread Chardonnay!), and Bleu Cheese Burgers from our favorite Butcher (and of course fresh strawberries and blueberries from the local farmers market!)... Yummy!

Happy 4th of July to you and your loved ones and God Bless America!
Angela of Lulu Events

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cabo del Sol Wedding

Francesca and Andres were married in Los Cabos, Mexico, we worked together for 15 months scouting the perfect location and planning their dream day. These are just a few of the photos I received, there are so much more and many more details that made their special day so memorable. They celebrated for 3 days with 120 guests from around the globe. The welcome dinner kicked off the weekend events with a 7 piece mariachi band at a local restaurant overlooking the Pacific sunset.
A few highlights of the wedding day celebration:
The Lucky Guests were greeted on the Exclusive Cabo del Sol Golf course with Agua Frescas to keep them cool on a hot Mexican day, a violinist played for the personal ceremony. There was a Mexican trio playing at the cocktail hour while guests enjoyed ceviche, passed canapes and Mango Margaritas. After the ceremony guests were whisked away in golf carts to attend the dinner reception. Guests were greeted with miniature Tequila bottles with hand calligraphy to let them know what table they were to be seated in the Stunning Cabo Del Sol Clubhouse for dinner. The tables were named after mexican numbers (Uno, Dos, Tres etc) & guests were treated to oceanviews for dinner as well as some heartwarming toasts. The delicious five course dinner included a intermezzo to cleanse the palates of guests on a bed of iced bougouinvilla and each course was paired with Argentinean wines to give a nod to the groom's roots. At the end of the evening the guests were treated to a wedding cake with raspberry ganache. A five piece band Cabo Max played and the guests danced the nite away with amazing energy along with passed maracas for the guests to shake as they were grooving on the dancefloor! Congratulations to the happy couple! Photo Credit: www.crushweddings.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chalk it up!

Think Chalkboards, for everything, table signage, escort cards, thank you cards, menus and more! LOVE! We will be at the flea markets searching up the fabulous! XO

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Congratulations to Francesca & Andres

Wow! What a Wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico! 3 days of events, 120 guests, 17 musicians, over 60 vendors, a rockin band that had everyone on their feet! Amazing! Felicidades to Mr. and Mrs. Andres Diana! A stunning couple that just had so much fun.
Can't wait for all the pics - more to come soon!

And a sweet note from the Mother of the Groom hot off the press:

Dear Angela:

Thank you so much for your hard work in making sure everything went smoothly. It couldn't have been better. The arrangements were beautiful. The band was phenomenal, everyone loved the music. The service at Cabo del Sol was impeccable and the beautiful chargers were well worth the extra money. The guests commented on what a great idea it was to have the coolers while they were waiting for the ceremony to begin.

It was truly a pleasure meeting you and working together with you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to help ensure our "children's wedding" was such a beautiful and memorable event.


Monday, May 9, 2011

Peony Season is here - our favorite flower

We love spring because it brings us our favorite flower - the peony! We have some at our desk at the moment and can't get enough of the fragrance and just staring at the beautiful delicate petals. I grew up with peony trees in my yard as a little girl and didn't know how lucky I was! In the midwest it was a sign that winter had passed and summer was around the corner! According to mythology and folklore peony flowers are a sign of good fortune, wealth, honor and happy marriages. Even more reason to have them in your bridal bouquet.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing you all a very special mother's day! Even for those who aren't mothers yet, it is a gift to be a mom! I love you to my mom Janet who is a creative and talented loving mother, I simply lucked out! Pictured here with me in Mexico.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! We hope you celebrate by having a nice cool beverage! We are off to Mexico next week for what is our first wedding of the season. Cabo is a great place to have a fiesta and some fun! Adios Amigos.