Beach Wedding with Friends

Jen and Morti’s stunning wedding was so much fun for us, not only because this couple is SO MUCH FUN, but also because they mean so much to us. We enjoy all the weddings we have the pleasure of working on, but there’s nothing we enjoy more than being able to make the wedding day of our dear friends absolutely perfect! 

This wedding was all about the details! From the beautiful location at Levyland in Carlsbad, to the gorgeous sun shining day, to the very personal d├ęcor, this day was truly special. The ceremony was sweet and understated, letting the beautiful Pacific Ocean act as the backdrop and this amazing couple’s love shine at center stage. 

Personal touches were everywhere including a love story lined walkway leading guests through fresh lavender from the ceremony to the reception! Accents of driftwood and succulents gave the wedding a modern edge, while games like a customized SDSU beanbag toss kept the day fun and casual. 

The couple opted for tables named after their favorite musicians and they danced their way into the reception to “Best Day of My Life”, by the American Authors! The individual mini potted succulents were one of our favorite details, acting as both escort card and favor. Guests will watch their succulents grow and be reminded of the love they witnessed between the bride and groom on their special day!

Check out their feature here on Every Last Detail Wedding Blog. A big thank you to our amazing vendors who helped to make this day so special for Mr. and Mrs. Mortimor!
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Event Styling and Coordination: Before I Do Events
Venue: LevyLand
Cake|Dessert: VGs Donuts and bakery
Catering|Bar: 220 Catering
Hair Styling: Andrea Lefver
Makeup Styling: Guilded Brush
Musician: Michael Tiernan
Transportation: SureRide Transportation

A Star Studded Holiday Event

Tis the season! We were dreaming of a festive holiday party infused with glitz, glam and lots of swagger. We’re so excited to share with you this unique Style and Swagger themed holiday party created for the wonderful employees at RWMI. The star-studded themed event was a top notch party where the food, drinks, atmosphere and the guests were impeccable.

The night started with a VIP entrance to the custom RWMI red carpet where paparazzi, reporters and the press where lined and ready to festively bombard all guests. Upon arrival, guestwere given A-list status greeted with personal shout outs, unstoppable camera flashes, and speciality cocktail hand outs. Some employees rose to fame as they explained their iconic wordrobe, reflected back on their favorite moments and memories from 2015. Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe made a show stopping appearance on the red carpet while serenading and striking a pose with all guests. 

After the red carpet treatment guests entered a festive and glam room filled with spectacular details from the beautiful holiday blooms from Ashley Elizabeth, whimsical print work by Jillian Ziska, and the perfect touch of glitter from La Tavola LinensThe night continued on with great music and dancing with our beloved Michael Tiernen. Before the evening ended an ice sculpture mochi dessert and sparkler display rolled out as guests were dancing the night away. There was even a surprise performance from Michael Jackson!!!

We had a blast and we’re so grateful for all our incredible vendors that made this night happen especially James Place. Cheers to RWMI! Thanks for capturing the fun Cali Gabriel !!!
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Before I Do has EXPANDED!

It has been a long time dream to expand our reach and grow our team and that day has finally arrived!  Our search for the right people was extensive and our selection criteria was rigorous.  We know that our brand will only ever be as good as those that represent it and we couldn't be more excited with the woman we have selected to be apart of our growing team.  Formal introductions will be forthcoming...

We believe that we have created something special at Before I Do events and it's important to us that we ensure the same excellent service our clients have become accustomed to at every Wedding and Event to which we attache our name.  Although all 3 women selected have years of previous event planning experience, we put each of them through an intensive training program to equip them with the knowledge and the tools that each one of them will need to be a smashing success.  And so, Before I Do University was born.  :)  I'm happy to report that not only did our girls survive, but we had a blast. They absorbed all that we had to give them and graduated our little academy, certified for success under the Before I Do umbrella.

With our growing team, our plan is to expand deeper into San Diego as well as Orange County and Los Angeles. This is going to be one fun year. We know that the cant wait to meet more of you, now that we have more feet on the ground.
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A Summertime Wedding at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

This sweet couple was SUCH a joy to work with. I love them both and enjoyed every minute I was able to spend with them. The planning was done from afar as they both live in San Francisco, but the process was seamless.

Their goal was to keep it a small wedding but after sending out the first round of invitations and getting ALL "yes's" they realized their small wedding would likely be a bit larger then expected. It is hard being so loved :)

The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception was all held at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Moments in Bloom did a wonderful job on the florals, bringing her vision to life. Fluffy white hydrangea was everywhere! The decor was classic with a modern edge.

Dinner was as always delicious, the music was spot on and the toasts were so heartfelt. After dining outside under the romantic candlelight guests went inside to find a gorgeous spread of sweets, more lounge sets and a very hopping dance floor.

Take a look at the beautiful pictures from She Wanders:
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Vendors:
Coordination and Styling: Before I Do
Venue: Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
Photography: She Wanders
Floral: Moments in Bloom
Rentals: Farm Tables and More
Linens: La Tavola and Hostess Haven
Cupcakes: Elizabethan's
DJ: Will Hernandez
Live Music: Billy Watson and the Band
Print: Suzy Lee
Hair: Vow Salon
Makeup: The Gilded Brush

Rancho Santa Fe Estate Wedding: Jenny and Karch!

One Incredible Family, One Incredible Couple, One Incredible Day! We had the total pleasure of working with this family for the course of a year as we planned out their dream wedding. With this being their only daughter they thought the house that she grew up in would be the perfect location. And that it was.

The ceremony took place at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, which again held significance and meaning to them as a family.  250 guests arrived at the ceremony and treated themselves to a lemonade stand and a custom made ceremony program. The ceremony was conducted by a close friend and pastor to the couple. He made the ceremony feel so intimate and truly was spirit filled. That could have been a hard task as Jenny and Karch have so many friends. A 15 person wedding party on each side can be tough to make feel intimate but trust us it was so personal and loving!

Following the ceremony guests were escorted to the home where the cocktail hour and reception was held. It was a 4 day install to get the home in perfect wedding transformation. It was worth every inch of sweat from all the hard working vendors as the actual product was stunning! The cocktail hour was held in the charming front lawn of the home. We had a custom swing with hanging frames for photo ops. Delicious appetizers and lounge sets to make people cozy and comfortable. Fun upbeat music was playing and the bar was serving cold signature drinks.

One of the many fun surprises was when the front door of the home was opened after cocktail hour and guests were escorted through to the floor to ceiling fabric draped walkway which was filled with varying heights of candles. It was magical! As soon as they walked through the romantic hallway it opened up wide to the grand staircase leading down into the large backyard which was transformed into Jenny and Karch's dream wedding. Hot air balloons were in the distance and the sun was just setting. The pool had a acrylic cover and the wood farm tables spanned over the course of the hardscape. Off to the the right was a pergola in a cross shape to signify their love for the Lord and his presence in the day. The florals from Blush Botanicals were spectacular and the hanging garlands with string lights and geometric lanterns above the tables were jaw dropping!

The music, the food, the toasts and the dancing were all hands down top notch. Guests were treated to an all inclusive experience as they joyfully celebrated the incredible couple.

Again a huge thanks to all the vendors who worked so hard on this event. Take a look at Josh Elliott's beautiful pictures of the day:
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Vendors:
Coordination and Styling: Before I Do Events
Photography: Josh Elliot
Videography: Enjet Media
Floral: Blush Botanicals
Band: Wayne Foster Entertainment
Rentals: Abbey Party Rentals
Rentals: Farm Tables and More
Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals
Print: Danielle Leopold
Lighting: MSI Lighting
Catering: French Gourmet
Hair and Makeup: Jaslynn Asp Curl and Revel and Vow Studio
Makeup: Guilded Brush



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