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Avoid This Post-Engagement Mistake

Posted on December 28, 2016 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! To all of our newly enganged couples. The Holiday Season is notoriously the most popular time of year for couples to get engaged, and 2016 has been no exception. Please take a moment to visit the Re-Play of our" target="_blank">Facebook LIVE broadcast on how to avoid making one of the most common Post-Engagement Mistakes. We hope you'll take the time to reall...

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A 4/20 Weed Wedding Celebration

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)

When third generation ganja growers select a theme for a wedding, a weed-themed wedding is a no brainer! Justice and Corey are pot farmers that come from a proud lineage of growers. At the heart of their celebration was their united love of marijuana; Justice and Corey respect and stand up for the plant as much as they do for eachother. The plant has been a huge part of Justice and Corey's story since day o...

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When Love is Fun and Games: Tylene and Brad's Wedding

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

I initially met Tylene when she accompanied her friend (and maid of honor), Alyssa, on our Wedding Planning on Wheels Tour several years ago. At the time, she was preparing to be Alyssa's Maid of Honor. So it was a lovely surprise when she contacted me to book us for Wedding Planning Services for her own special day.

She and Brad are gamers, and share a love of fun and games... any kind of...

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Destination Redwoods: Angela & Kelvin's Small Wedding Under the Trees, July 7, 2015

Posted on December 23, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Photos by" target="_blank">The Rasers Photography

Angela and Kelvin were eager to have their ceremony under a towering cathedral of redwoods... and that is exactly what we did. They had visited Humboldt County multiple times over the years and were in love with the magic of the area. It was exactly where they wanted to bring their clo...

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A DIY Boho Wedding in the Redwoods: Willie & Kate, June 25, 2015

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Photos provided by Astaria Holland (friend), and Alegria Sita (me)

This wedding was a special wedding for me to work on. Willie and Kate are dear friends of mine, and I was honored they asked me and the Gala team to provide DIY & Enjoy Services (month + day-of coordination) for their Special Day. Every wedding we work on is special... but there's something magical about having your fr...

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Live, Laugh, Love: Sophia & Jame's Wedding, June 20, 2015

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

James and Sophia love the outdoors, and wanted to showcase Humboldt terrain on their summer wedding day. In order to achieve this, they opted to have their ceremony in a forested location, then host their reception on one of our most popular beach venues. Their celebration embraced the natural elements and brought a very down-to-earth feeling to all in attendance.

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A Back Yard Garden Party: Elyse & Jonathan's Wedding

Posted on September 4, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Elyse grew up in a home above the Azaela Reserve in McKinleyville. She watched her father and 2nd mother build a beautiful landscape out of a blank slate, and dreampt about one day having her wedding on this property. That day came on August 22, 2015!

Elyse and Jonathan hosted an elaborate and detailed back yard garden party for their wedding. The stages of the party were hosted in ...

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Family From Sussex, England Marries in Humboldt's Majestic Redwood Forest

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Written by Allegra Harvey

All the way from Sussex, England, Tora, Phillip, and their son Woody were drawn to the majesty of the Redwoods for their elopement. Accompanied only by their dearest friends, Laura, Neil, and their son Arthur, a family living nearby in California, this ceremony was the epitome of simple and sweet.

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Love in a Redwood Forest Faery Tale: Victoria & Justin's Wedding

Posted on June 27, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Victoria had me at faeries! During our initial phone consultation, she said she wanted a faery wedding in the redwoods, and I knew we were meant to work together! Victoria (who I came to personally call Vee) is a bit of a faery herself. Not long after meeting, we discovered that we share mutual friends and a love of aerial arts! Vee is an aerialist, and can be seen ascending and dangling from long, draping s...

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Beach Backdrop at Moonstone: Kandis & Robert's Wedding

Posted on June 24, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Moonstone Beach is one of Humboldt's most popular wedding locations, and yet, every wedding brings its own unique flavor and style to the celebration. Kandis and Robert's wedding was no exception! I had the honor of writing and Officiating their ceremony with the Pacific ocean as our backdrop. The day was perfect! No wind, perfectly sunny, and just the right temperature... which was a huge relief after a win...

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