Intros

Katie + Ashley got married at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs this past January and to say it was perfect is an understatement. 

Katie + Ashley found Grace and Gold Events on the Ace Hotel Preferred list and when we first spoke it was magic and we hit it off right away! These ladies hired us for "month of" as they were so organized and knew exactly what they wanted. Ace Hotel is a hotel that is...
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What is a styled shoot you may ask? A styled shoot tells a story through photography. While this may sound simple, they are typically quite complex. The premise behind these shoots is to showcase the skills and services of the wedding business. But because there is so much involved that is what makes it complex.    In this post I am going to break down exactly what it takes to put together a...
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Ah, the time has come! You are officially engaged and now your Pinterest Wedding board can come true! The whole experience starts to feel real for both you and your guests and you can finally start your countdown until the big day. But what do you put on your wedding website? What is too much, and what isn't enough? 

Your wedding website will become a resource for all of your guests to refer to...
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Planning for a big event, especially your wedding day, the last thing you want to think about is what disasters can strike and how to combat them. From a cancellation last minute to gifts being stolen, or worse...a damaged wedding dress? Yeah, no fun. Wedding insurance can help to protect you against these things, and many others that you might not foresee. So let's talk about what wedding insurance is and how it works. 

What Is Wedding Insurance?

Wedding insurance protects your investment from circumstances beyond your control and reimburses for most expenses that you incur. From vendors...
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Wedding planning takes a lot of moving parts to make the whole thing come together at the end. Similar to a puzzle, each piece needs to work together to make the whole thing come together.   First, you have to evaluate what you and your spouses' priorities are and plan around that. If there is a specific photographer or DJ you want then booking them may be more important than the venue. Setting a schedule and making a list is pertinent to the planning and booking process.   Vendors are grouped into two categories: those who can service more than one wedding in a day and those who...
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Getting a good night's sleep is the best thing that you can do for yourself, especially on the night before your wedding.

However, it can be difficult to actually get a good night's sleep because of the multitude of demands on your mind in the last hours before your wedding. You are likely to be more stressed out and anxious because of everything on your mind, and you are not going to be the...
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There are plenty of expenses that come along with a wedding. But I bet there are a lot of things you never even considered because they can seem so small, yet add up quickly! Below I am going to outline for you some of the major costs that are easy to miss and how to plan for them in your budget. Photography By Brooke Merrill Photography 1.     Bridal Party. Yes, you know those adorable announcements you see on Pinterest or your friends Instagram that seem so sweet and simple? Yeah, they can add up quickly with average costs running from $2.00 to $50.00 per person. Depending on your bridal...
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I don't do Elopements often but when I got the email from Sabrina that she was looking from a coordinator for her elopement I just couldn't say no. Sabrina + Luke live in London but decided to get married at The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs in June. 

Sabrina had planned her entire wedding from London and I always loved her emails as you could just feel her excitement to marry her best friend. She had 24 guests all fly in from London and watch her and Luke say I Do with the desert moutains as her backdrop. 

Sabrina + Luke LOVE Patron XO Café and used the mini bottles as placecards but also as...
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April's Gold Member of the Month is the amazing Kirsten Paige of Kirsten Paige Bridal. I met Kirsten when we did the Big Fake Wedding last year in LA and we have been friends since! Kirsten has this amazing eye for designing gowns and just recently grew her business to the Midwest! Kirsten Paige started her business in 2014 when her dad asked her "why would you want to design for someone else...
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GOLD VENDOR OF THE MONTH 

I am just so excited to announce that I will be doing a GOLD vendor of the month series starting today! From here on out I will be featuring a vendor that I have had a pleasure of working with and think they are just really AMAZING at what they do! These vendors can be Florist, Hair + Makeup, Photographers, and well you get the point! My goal as a planner to is help...
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When hiring a wedding planner, we here at Grace & Gold Events believe that having chemistry with our clients is one of the most important things. You are intending to trust us with planning and putting together one of the most important days of your life, so let's make sure you love the planner you are working with! Here is an in-depth interview with Lead Planner and Co-Owner, Sarah Bond, with some insights about how she plans weddings and her own life:
Any wedding rules or philosophies when it comes to planning?
You have to feel 100% comfortable with your vendors. If you are booking someone...
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