Happy 2015!

2013 Shay Cochranephotocredit: Shay Cochrane

Happy 2015, lovelies! I know I am about 27 days too late, but better late than never right?

I cannot believe what a whirlwind 2014 was, from weddings every month, being pregnant January-October and then becoming a first time mama, I cannot get over how wonderful 2014 was. I know I am a little behind on sharing weddings and life, but I promise I will get back on track and share all the pretty from last year!

Classically Lovely Events is taking a little breather, to not only revamp the website and packages, but to adjust to being a mama and business woman extraordinaire!

What does that mean? Classically Lovely Events is still taking weddings for 2015, however, not as many. We want to be able to give our FULL attention to our couples and right now we are still adjusting to our new normal. However, we do still have dates available for 2015 and our 2016 schedule is officially open for bookings!

Please contact us to schedule a coffee date and consultation… did we mention we love coffee?! (especially these days!) and you may get to meet my little lady in the process.

We also have some VERY exciting projects in the works! I won’t be giving away any details until things are more finalized with each project, but I can say we have atleast 3 projects we are currently working on. Please keep up with us on social media to keep updated on our projects! (psssst…. social media links are in the right column!)

And now… may I introduce you to our wonderful Little Lady, Miss Audrey Grace. This was from her newborn session at 10 days old, and now she is 15 weeks old! Where does the time go?! You will be able to see the full newborn session on Urban Style in February (including her darling nursery I designed!).

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My French Inspired Baby Shower

On August 16th, my Sister in Law, Mother in Law and Two of my best friends threw me and Baby Audrey a French inspired baby shower. It was really tough to let go of the reigns on something and let someone else be in control for once. They started planning the end of June, and between then and the shower, the only detail I got was the invitation, nothing else. It was slightly stressful for this planner, but so relieving knowing someone else was in charge and the day was about me.

I got to spend the day with the most important women in my life and wow, what a magical day it was. We had a mimosa bar (and virgin mimosa bar for this mama), a spread of brunch goodies, ABC block decorating for our little lady and so much more. Enjoy the photos from my good friend (and party hostess).

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Happy Friday: Kate Spade Inspiration

Happy Friday, Lovelies!

Anyone who knows us over at Classically Lovely Events, knows that Kate Spade is our Kindred Spirit. So when Sarah Mackenzie Creative approached us about collaborating on a Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower Shoot, we were tickled pink to accept.

Enjoy this amazing video by XOXO Wedding Studio and pop over to the feature on The Bride Suite by Exquisite Weddings Magazine to see the shoot!


xoxo, Danielle

Littlest Wedding Planner

Happy Wednesday!

For those of you who don’t follow Classically Lovely Events on social media… first of all, shame on you, secondly… go do it now! Well for those who don’t know, My husband and I are expecting our first baby this coming October! We couldn’t be more excited to venture on this new adventure together.

Back in April, we decide to have fun and do a gender reveal. So, my good friend Ashley Williams met us in Del Mar and we had a fun little shoot on the beach. These are the final result, and we couldn’t be happier. We can’t wait to make a book and hang a few on the nursery walls. I wanted to finally share some favorites with you, today.

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Natural History Museum Wedding

Back in April, CLE did it’s first out of town wedding… in LA. Yea, I know it’s only two hours away, but it was such a blast to get away for the weekend! The bride and groom were married at the Natural History Museum and it was such an incredible day. I am a huge museum buff, so getting to play around and decorate the museum was the highlight of my day! I love how quirky these two are, and that you can clearly see the love in their eyes. Enjoy some of our favorite photos from Jennifer Roper Photography.





Photography: Jennifer Roper, Coordination and Styling: Classically Lovely Events,Venue: Natural History Museum- Los Angeles,  Caterer: About Thyme, Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals, DJ: This DJ, Florist: Lily Banks Floral Design, Cake: The Butter End Cakery

xoxo, Dani

We’re Hiring!

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We are looking for a super awesome intern to join our team this Summer 2014! If you are interested please send a resume to, danielle@classicallylovely.com. In your email please include the following:

– Your name, school and school year (if you are in school or where you graduated from/year)

– If you can/need to receive school credit

– What you are looking to get out of this internship

– What your favorite new item is from the Kate Spade collection. (I believe we are in Rio this month!)

– If you had to plan a DREAM photo shoot based around a wedding idea, what would it be?


– MUST love Dogs, glitter, color, crafting, getting your hands dirty and weddings! (duh)

– Graphic design and some event planning experience is a PLUS

– MUST be available weekends (6 Saturdays to be exact), Especially July 5th (this day is a HUGE wedding for us, trust us you won’t want to miss it anyways). We will give you a calendar of wedding dates during your interview

– Be able to work between 5-15 hours a week (each week will vary but we will be willing to work around your work/family/life schedule)

We work HARD, but play HARD! We like to take random trips to target, have tea parties and visit art galleries and libraries. We love anything Kate Spade, anything with a bow and a perfectly placed polka dot.

If you would love to spend the summer with an awesome team and have fun in the process, send your resume over! We look forward to hearing from you!


Team CLE



Meet Emily!

Happy Tuesday, Lovelies! February officially marks the beginning of wedding season for us! I also thought it was proper to introduce my fabulous assistant/intern, Miss Emily! We met through the sorority Delta Zeta, when we both rushed in 2008. We lost contact for a while, but recently rekindled our friendship last year. Emily is my crafty, graphic design right hand lady and she is also planning her September 29 wedding as well! You not only get me, but this beautiful face on your wedding day as well!


How would you describe yourself? Fun, creative and caring.

City, beach, mountains or country? A city by the beach! <3 Must be a so-cal girl…

How would you describe your style? Classy with an edge.

What is your favorite Starbucks drink? Venti Iced Vanilla Latte.

What’s your dream wedding look like? My dream wedding would be a romantic rustic chic affair with friends and family dancing lakeside in the twinkle lights until our little toesies feel like they’re going to fall off!

xoxo, Dani



Wedding Venue Wednesday: Rancho Guajome Adobe

Happy day, lovelies!!

Today is the start of a new blog post series! Every Wednesday (or every other Wednesday) I am going to focus on a new wedding venue in San Diego and beyond! I may sneak in a few here and there, outside of the California Sunshine, but hopefully I can help some brides find their dream venue right here in our own backyard.

Today, I am introducing the Rancho Guajome Adobe to you. It was not only my wedding venue, but a little gem hidden in the hills of North San Diego County. This is the perfect venue for brides and grooms on a budget. It’s not just budget friendly but also a beautiful place to say your i-do’s.




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Happy Venue Hunting!

xoxo, Dani

Wedding Gifting from Anthropologie

Happy Tuesday Lovelies!

Today, I spent the morning shopping for a dear friend’s bridal shower and for our cousin’s wedding and it got me thinking about wedding gifts. Now, maybe it’s one of the reasons why I am a wedding planner, but I LOVE being a guest at weddings and one of my other favorite things is buying gifts!

I am a firm believer in thinking outside the box when it comes to gifts. Sure, they have a registry for a reason, however, who needs 50 wine glasses or 50 white teapots (I am looking at you Aunt Cheri). Why not get them something that’s useful but still unique. Something outside the box that not everyone will think to get. It will give them a nice break between opening pots and pans and wine glasses and vacuum cleaners.

That’s where Anthropologie comes in (this is NOT a sponsored post). They have the most amazing selection for Brides AND Grooms. You can also do a registry there, and be a forward thinking Bride. Why not have fun with your life?


Just Married Dishtowel / Tea and Crumpets Apron / Mildred Potholders / Newlywed Cookbook / Imperial Cheese Knives

Now… Get to shopping!

xoxo, Dani

Save the Day – Wedding Budget Tips

Hello Lovelies! Today I have a special treat for you!

I have never done a guest post here on my blog, but Recently I was contacted by Jenny Creno from Credit Card Insider about an infographic and wedding budget calculator that she put together based on bride’s experiences, wedding planners and coordinators. It’s super helpful to those who are just starting out with planning, or who just need a refresher.




You can also check out her original article here!



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