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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

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, 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

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!



One year ago today…

I married my best friend and high school sweetheart. I never did a blog post with pictures or details from my wedding, so I decided today would be the best day of all to showcase some details.

Our philosophy going into this wedding was, we didn’t want to go into debt from it. So we decided on the Rancho Guajome Adobe in Vista, Ca, which is an old ranch style house and gardens, and is now a county park. That meant we had to plan for an afternoon lunch time wedding, to be out by sunset. We wanted the whole thing to feel like one big party and not your typical wedding. So we hired a taco catering company, filled some galvanized bins with wine and beers and of course our DJ played our favorite country songs and we had a magical afternoon in the gardens with our family and friends. My talented cousin photographed our day, from getting ready (at 6am) to our best friends dancing to “Call M Maybe”.

While, we had to cut corners in order to keep costs down, I am a firm believer that you don’t NEED to spend a ton of money on your wedding to have an amazing day!  This in turn allowed us to have an incredible honeymoon the following 10 days. Wow… what a whirlwind couple of weeks.. but that’s for another day! <3

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Venue: Rancho Guajome Adobe Photographer: Mulberry Bee Photography Planner and Designer: Bride- Classically Lovely Events Day of Coordination: Rachael from Lace and Likes Rentals: Allies Party Rentals Paper Goods: Mulberry Bee Cake/Cupcakes/Cake Topper: Have Cake! Caterer: I Love Tacos Catering Flowers: Sweet Pea Flower Company DJ: GarDouble Productions Acoustic Ceremony Guitar: Nick Weiss Music Brides Gown: Wtoo ‘Camilla’ by Watters from Here Comes the Bride Bridesmaid Dresses: Different Styles by Alfred Sung by Dessy Groomsmen Suits: Calvin Klein from Men’s Warehouse Brides Hair: Hair by Anneliese Brides Makeup: KD Cat Makeup Artistry



Balloons, a Bow and some PINK

Happy Monday, lovelies!

Sorry I have been a little MIA lately. It has been a busy event season, but now that I have a small break from the crazy, I will have some time to catch up with everything and I can’t wait to share my projects…

One project I have been working on has been branding myself and my business and what a better way than to grab your favorite photographer, a fabulous dress (with a bow, no less) and head out to a beautiful California locale.

Well, that is exactly what my husband and I did yesterday, we headed up to Claremont, CA to meet with my beautiful friend and talented photographer Christa from Jae Photographyand the end result is something incredible.

My inspiration was a little bit of Kate Spade


A dash of Miss Dior

and Christa created this…

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Incroyable, non?

I can’t wait to unveil the rest of the amazing photos and also work more with Miss Christa Jae.

If you are looking for a fabulous photographer (engagement, wedding or just portrait), please give her a shout and tell her Danielle from Classically Lovely sent you!