Friday, June 22, 2012



It's officially Summer and we know you will all be thirsting for water, but do you know where it has been?  We don't but the people at Real Water do!!!

Real Water knows most of the water you drink every day may actually be damaging your health. And it’s not just plain water, how about juice, tea, coffee, soda? You see, nearly everything you drink has water as its foundation. And, this also includes you! Your body is over 70% water.  So doesn't it make sense, that you should drink water and use water based products that help improve your health instead of harm it? Of course it does.

According to Real Water, "Most water and water-based products we drink and use have two very common problems. First, the water has been damaged. Before it gets to you, it has traveled through pipes, filtration devices, and various systems. During these travels, it has been stripped of electrons (-). The result is water that is positive (+) ionized. Second, the water is very acidic."

And guess what...acid in the body is a negative!  It causes us to feel WEAK, TIRED, CAUSES HEADACHES and FATIGUE.  In some extreme cases even SHOCK, COMA or even DEATH. 

So this year do yourself a favor and BALANCE your body with Real Water.

Call our friend Shannan Sweeney to order some REAL water!!

We think Real Water would also make a great giveaway to guests at your next event because it will show how much you care about them!!

For more information on Real Water go to

Much Gratitude,


Friday, June 8, 2012

Simple Elegance in Santa Monica

We recently had the pleasure of planning a gorgeous beach wedding at the Loews Santa Monica.  Our lovely couple Niki & Evan wanted to have a formal affair with a bit of a relaxed feel so the Loews Santa Monica was the perfect choice!

We loved working with Jean O’Loughlin and the entire banquet about a flawless event!  They were so kind to include this wedding in their latest ad campaign...we are so thankful!

Check out some of the beautiful photos courtesy of Andre Niesing...we simply love his style & he captured the day perfectly! 

A special THANK YOU to all of our other vendors KC Campbell & Aaron Hillier with Vox DJs who provided the photobooth, lighting and entertainment, Floral Design by The Flower Lab, Cake by Jin Patisserie, Makeup by BeautifulFaces By Denise, Hair KojiToyoda Salon & Event Rentals by Town & Country who helped us put carpet over the sand to create a pristine ceremony site! 

Niki on the 6th floor feeling on top of the world

Yes that's carpet...beautiful setting & clean feet!

A Persian-Jewish ceremony with the Sofreh elements

Beautiful florals by Flower Lab
The Venice Room at The Loews Santa Monica

Fun way to display guests entree options: Beef or Fish?

Yummy cake by Jin Patisserie

 Having fun with the Hora

Congrats Niki & Evan!
Thanks Loews Santa Monica!!

Beach, Blanket, Bingo!  Happy Friday Friends!

Janel Gonzalez & Carrie Goldberg


Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday Favorite Find: Hotel Sofitel Los Angelels

Our social calendar has been quite busy as we've been scoping out the latest hot spots for cool and modern wedding receptions and we've got one for you: Hotel Sofitel Los Angeles.

Last night the Hotel Sofitel along with California Wedding Day hosted the first ever "Spring Into Summer" Event.  It was great to see the Beverly Ballroom completely transformed into a white oasis with gorgeous florals designed by our friend Inna Savluk from Butterfly Floral and all the custom lounge furniture provided by Reflections Event Rentals.  The music was provided by Biz Bash Nominee "Act of the Year" 11H Entertainment.

We've always loved the Hotel Sofitel for it's stunning interiors featuring French style and Hollywood glamour.  Now we love it even more as a unique venue for chic weddings and events in the Beverly Hills area.  The Beverly Ballroom is the ideal location for weddings and can fit up to 300 banquet style.  Your guests will be treated like stars with catering provided by resident celebrity chef, Kerry Simon.  Other fun perks include themed menus, an exclusive event floor and poolside VIP treatment for you to relax before your big night!

A special thanks to Jen O' Sullivan who gave us the "pre-party" VIP treatment along with Design Visage and The Original Mobile Barber Shop that gave the guys a nice shave...great for the groom and his men! 

Check out some of the pics from last night taken by one of our favorites Duke Photography.

Happy Friday!
Janel Gonzalez, Event Manager
Mary Dann Wedding & Party Coordinators

The Beverly Ballroom in crisp white

Crystals always add a warm glow

11H & The Infusion Experience getting the party started

Chamapagne Girl

That's Janel from our team dancing

We love Duke and Jen

Group shot with our wedding planning friends