June 2, 2015

As Seen In: Geraldine Magazine



I have fallen in love with new fine art wedding publication, Geraldine. Founder and editor-in-chief Daniel Tran has a creative vision and passion for beauty that I find truly inspiring.

Therefore I was honored when the magazine featured two recent events of mine in Issue 2 – Jose Villa’s photography workshop in Mexico and Brianna & Peter’s lovely wedding in Ojai, California.

Geraldine can be found at Anthropologie and Barnes & Noble, as well as ordered at geraldinemagazine.com.

Later this week I’ll be sharing Brianna & Peter’s wedding, so stay tuned…


February 10, 2015

Stunning Santa Lucia Preserve: Heather and Matthew


It’s hard to imagine a bride and groom more picture perfect than Heather and Matt. This east coast couple chose one of my favorite venues, the picturesque Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California. With the seriously talented Jose Villa as their photographer, the images of their summer black tie wedding are a thing of true beauty.

Heather wanted an elegant and romantic style, with blush, cream and gold as her color palette. Kathleen Deery created beautiful florals for the occasion, especially the personal flowers for the Heather’s bridal party. Simply stunning.

If I had to chose a favorite detail for this wedding, it may just be the special pieces created by calligrapher and artist Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls. She hand-painted dark wood signs with beautiful gold lettering for the wedding, drew a custom map of Carmel for guests’ welcome letters, and executed impeccable gold calligraphy on A Day in May’s invitation suite. Amazing in every way.

Photography by Jose Villa. Flowers and furniture by Kathleen Deery Design. Printed materials by A Day in May. Calligraphy by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls. Cake by Perfect Endings. Gown by Monique Lhuillier.

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February 3, 2015

Wedding Planner Masterclass by Laurie Arons


I am thrilled to announce the very first Wedding Planner Masterclass by Laurie Arons, to be held this spring at the Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana. The four and a half day workshop is designed to educate and inspire new and growing planners with seminars, one-on-one sessions and styled wedding shoots with some of the industry’s most experienced and respected vendors.

The Ranch at Rock Creek is the only five-star ranch resort in the country, with stunning views and spectacular cuisine to be enjoyed by all attendees. We have some incredible surprises planned to make this a valuable and unforgettable experience.

Dates: April 20th – 24th, 2015

Register at: lauriearons.com/masterclass

Guest speakers: Jose Villa, Mindy Rice, Joel Serrato, Ashley Capra, Amber Moon, Diana Perrin and more to be announced soon!

For questions, write us at events@lauriearons.com.

February 19, 2014

Ram’s Gate Rehearsal Dinner: Stephanie and Phil


New York couple Stephanie and Phil hosted a small but special four-day wedding weekend in Napa  over the summer. Just 60 of their closest friends and family were treated to memorable wine country experience.

They chose one of my new favorite event spaces, Ram’s Gate Winery in Sonoma to host the festive rehearsal dinner. The chic design of the winery with just the right touch of rustic inspired our tableaux. Bright yellow flowers by Valley Flora popped against the muted grey linens, with fun chalkboard place cards and escort board by PS Paper. 

Photography by Jose Villa

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February 6, 2014

The Gump’s Bridal Event

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I’ve been honored to participate in Wedding Chic, the Gump’s Bridal Event, for many years and am looking forward to seeing everyone again on Sunday February 23rd. Brides and their guests sip champagne as they peruse beautiful and unique Gump’s pieces for their registries, while meeting wonderful wedding experts like Kathleen Deery Design, Taste Catering and Tout Sweet.

Tickets available at gumps.com/bridal.