Wedding Venue, Check!

Guess what?!  Our wedding venue and date are finally set in stone!  The deposit was made on Monday to secure the date of 11.2.12!  And the place is … Turnip Rose in Costa Mesa!  Ryan and I are really excited about picking out our venue.  Turnip Rose was actually the very 1st place we looked at, and we left feeling very impressed with the overall vibe of the place.  We went back to show my mom and wedding planner Liz, and my mom snapped some amazing shots which further reassured me that this is the right location for us!  I’m really looking forward to all the amazing photographs that will come from our special day 🙂

The Entrance!  Love that gate.

I love all the fountains …

The Grand Entrance!  Don’t you love the staircases?

Reception Area Entrance

The Reception Room, “Celebrations” is absolutely insane … this is just a tiny peak at it, it’s my favorite part of the whole place!  Can’t wait to see it all decorated in my colors 🙂

Small glimpse at the “getting ready” room, it’s super cute!

So many areas for fabulous photo opportunities!

Thanks for the great shots mom!  I would hire you if it wasn’t your daughter’s wedding 🙂 

Ryan and I are very happy!  What do you all think of the place?  Fabulous, right?

Franciscan Gardens, San Juan Capistrano

Time for another venue tour tomorrow!  This time it’ll be in the city of San Juan Capistrano at the Franciscan Gardens.  I found a beautiful wedding that was shot there not to long ago that I want to share with you.  This place has got tons of old town San Juan Cap charm, beautiful gardens, and is close to the San Juan Mission.  I can’t wait to see what it’s all about; I’ll be sure to let you guys know what I think.

The wedding of Eliza + Allan was shot by the super talented ladies of Joielala Photography and the details are fabulous!  LOVE the shoes, rose bag, florals, and dessert bar!

So perfect!

Photography: Joielala Photography

Venue: Franciscan Gardens

Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop (Been a huge fan of Melody’s work for a long time!)


Las Palmas Mansion Love Part 2!

I’m back with more from Las Palmas Mansion.  This time with pictures that my mom snapped.  Oh how I love this place, it’s even more stunning in person!  Thanks for the pics mom, they came out great as always!

Inside of the house is just as gorgeous as the outside!

Loved the chair covers for the wedding they were setting up for …

Gazebo on the property, great spot for pictures!

Reception area on covered basketball court which can be set up how you like.

My vote for best venue tour so far!  My mom best summed up Las Palmas in 3 words: Impressive, Elegant, & Intimate ♥

Las Palmas Mansion

Hello readers!  The weekend is here and I’m so excited for tomorrow.  I’ll be touring the grounds of Las Palmas with my mom and wedding planner Liz!  I’ve seen pictures of this place and it looks absolutely stunning!  Not sure if they’ll let us take pictures while touring, but here’s a wedding that took place there last year … isn’t it amazing?

All photographs by Matthew Morgan Photography

Ok first of all how spectacular is the photography?  Secondly, isn’t the place beautiful?  Can’t wait to see it in person.  It’s such a different kind of place to have a wedding, unique, special, and in Orange County!

Funny story: The bride in this wedding is actually the daughter of my old science teacher, and her mom was my brother’s kindergarten teacher!  I was also friends with Suzanna, the brides, older sister in elementary school.  Small world isn’t it?

I’ll try to post tomorrow on my feedback of the place, I’m sure I’m going to love it!  See all the images from Seth and Suzanna’s wedding over at Matthew Morgan Photography’s blog.

Maison des Oliviers, San Juan Capistrano

Happy Friday everyone!  Well can I just say that I had a great beginning to my weekend!  Started off by meeting with my wedding planner Liz and then toured the grounds at Maison des Oliviers in San Juan Capistrano.  It was beautiful, and funny enough about a block away from where I went to high school!  This private estate is the perfect setting for a one-of-a-kind wedding complete with olive trees, gardens of roses, fountains, and spectacular views of San Juan.  It has the Tuscan countryside style feel without ever leaving the OC!

You can get married here in the garden, or on the side grass area.

Images courtesy of OC Concierge

 The pool and lounge area is where the reception takes place, and you can really make it your own.

Paul Von Rieter Photography

Here’s a real wedding from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Christine Farah – gorg!

Special thanks to Liz at Eventfully Beautiful for setting up the tour!  I had a great time and can’t wait for more.  Orange County really does have so many options to chose from, and deciding is half the fun!  Stay tuned for more great venue reviews!

Turnip Rose – Possible Wedding Venue #1

When I worked at Hoag Hospital a few years ago, I would pass this place every day on my way to work.  Located right on the edge of Costa Mesa/Newport Beach, Turnip Rose is an unique wedding venue with beautiful stairways and Spanish inspired buildings.  Ryan and I have an appointment to check it out on May 29th to see what it’s all about!  Isn’t it pretty?  I’ll keep you posted with my thoughts!

Michael Norwood Photography

I love the ballroom with the ceiling lights, they look like stars.
Front of the venue … I love the iron gates!  (The black with red is very similar to the look that I’ll be going for.)
What do you all think?  I’d love to hear your input!  I think it has potential.  Have a great rest of your week!