Weddings are a time of joy, happiness, excitement and more. At the same time weddings can be stressful, emotional, crazy and downright a pain in the butt! My name is Amber and I recently got married to the love of my life, Sean. We decided to have our wedding at the beautiful Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California. When I first got engaged, I was so happy and over the moon with excitement. I remember the morning after we got engaged; I woke up at 5am and didn’t go back to sleep because I was so excited to tell everyone of our engagement. After the initial excitement dissipated, then reality set in and quickly I was overwhelmed with this sense of impending doom as I knew I had so much to plan and so much to do!
We kicked things off with a gorgeous engagement party in December, and then followed by an amazing Chanel themed bridal shower in July and an incredibly silly and fun bachelorette party in August. It was all so fun and amazing to experience. However, after planning basically three different parties, I was exhausted to say the least. I realized quickly that for the wedding I was going to need reinforcements. I started looking online for wedding planners and then asked Julie at the Omni La Costa, if she knew of anyone they recommended. She gave me several names, one of which was the White Lace Events.
I reached out to several companies, and the first to get back to me was the White Lace Events girls. From the moment these girls reached out to me to the very last goodbye they were on top of their game. Krissie was the first to contact me and everything she said was exactly what I was looking for. At this point in the wedding process, I was exhausted to say the least and I needed people who knew what to do and where to go. The White Lace Event gals knew exactly that. When you are about one month out from your wedding is when the real crunch time occurs and everyone starts asking you a million questions! You get pulled in all sorts of directions and you just want to pass the work off on someone else because you become too tired to even answer and that is when these ladies can step in.
The day of my actual wedding everything was such a blur. For someone who is normally super emotional and cries at everyone else’s weddings, I hardly shed a tear. I think I was so overwhelmed by everything, that it all just became surreal. Almost, like I was watching someone else get married. Krissie and Liz, helped me from the beginning to the end. From the time I put on my gorgeous Monique Lhuillier dress, to seeing my bouquet for the first time, these ladies were there.
Right before I walked outside to proceed down the stairs for my ceremony, I did finally have a moment where all my emotions hit me like a ton of bricks. I didn’t know if I should cry, faint, laugh; it was all so much. That was when Krissie looked over at me and asked, “Have you smelt your bouquet yet?” I kind of looked at her with a funny look on my face and then said, “No?” She responded and told me to take a moment to smell my flowers and for whatever reason this immediately made me feel calmer and reassured me that everything was going to be ok! After that, our entire wedding went off without a hitch. We enjoyed dancing, eating and just having a great time with friends and family. The ladies were even there when my dress kept getting snagged on the dance floor to help pin it up some more. So if you are looking for a wedding planner or you just need help with the whole wedding process and don’t know where to begin, then these are your ladies! Thank you again girls for all your help and continued support throughout an exciting, emotional overly stressful and yet super fun process!!
Go check out my fashion blog for some wedding looks & pics!
Planner :: White Lace Events & Design
Venue :: Omni La Costa
Photographer :: Lisa Renee Photography
Florist :: Bellagio Florist Etc.
Makeup :: Beach Bridal Beauty
Cake :: Kuba Kreations
Rentals :: Concepts Event Design