Engaged {Cecily + Josh}

Today is the day! Cecily and Josh started off as High School Sweethearts but today that all changes as they become Husband + Wife.  Both Caroline and I have had the privilege of getting to know Cecily the past few years and she is such a beautiful person inside and out. It’s been so much fun planning with her and we look forward to sending her down that aisle to marry the love of her life.

Ooh La Love asked our Bride, Cecily:

How did you two meet? 
We’re high school sweethearts. I was a sophomore and he was a senior when we started dating. When I was a freshman he shared a drama class with one of my best friends and she heard him talking to his friend about some girl he saw in the quad that he liked and was describing what I was wearing that day. My bff interrupted their convo and told them who I was. We met that week, talked off and on and then he left to go to another school. After about a year i decided to call him and see how he was doing and from there its history

Tell us about your proposal? 
We share the same birthday month…. February. And with that along with Valentines Day, we always try to do one big thing versus three separate events, date nights, etc. So last year we decided to go to NY for a week to celebrate all three occasions. Second day into our trip we choose to go spend the afternoon in Central Park. He kept mentioning this specific part of the park that he wanted to see because it was apparently a famous hangout area for Notorious BIG and other rappers back in the day. I know very little of hip hop history so I believed it. Of course it turned out to be a lie. We were walking down The Mall and it was there that he stopped me and proposed with a photographer hiding nearby taking photos of us the entire time. He’s not the type to plan ahead so this was so romantic and pleasing to me…. Especially since he thought of getting a photographer so that our family back home could share in or happiness by seeing the photos.

What are you most looking forward to at your wedding? 
Saying “I do”. And then dancing the night away.

Where are you going on your honeymoon? 
Moorea and Bora Bora. And we’re sooo looking forward to doing nothing but laying on the beach and getting tanned while enjoying tropical drinks.


Engaged {Sara + Greg}

Sara and Greg are quite the traveling couple! They met at a 4th of July party in Baltimore, and their first kiss was in Dallas during New Year’s Eve. After Sara’s nursing assignment finished in Fresno, California Greg flew out to meet her and they road tripped back to the East Coast together. A year and a half later, they drove back across the country to move to San Diego, California.  Now that is some major road-tripping!

Sara told us, “Greg proposed while we were sailing on the Pacific Ocean, Kelly Clarkson sang ‘Tie the Knot,’ Greg made a ring out of foil to propose with, then surprised me with a diamond ring that was hidden in the cabin of the boat.” The adventurous bride and groom to be can’t wait to party with friends and family this Saturday, and we couldn’t be happier for them!

Photo Credit: Brandon Russell

Engaged {Lauren + Justin}

A few months back I  coordinated one of Jesenia’s best friend’s wedding. Since Jes was a bridesmaid,  she had to practice some major self control by giving up the clipboard and enjoying herself as a guest, and for those of you who know her well this was a challenge to say the least.   Well this weekend the roles are reversed, and I could not be more excited!  I get to see one of my best friends walk down the isle, and I know she is in amazing hands with my partner in crime coordinating her big day.

For the last 14 years I have watched Lauren grow into the beautiful, confident and successful person she is today, and seeing her relationship with Justin grow has been such a joy.  There is no doubt that Lauren and Justin are perfect for each other – and as Lauren said when they met “It was a match made in gluten free heaven.”  At Ooh La Love we feel so blessed to be a part of your big day, and wish you two a lifetime of happiness! Now let’s party!




Photo Credit: Matthew Morgan 

Engaged {Kim + Mitchell}

Kim and Mitchell met their junior year at Westmont College in Santa Barbara through a mutual friend and shortly after that became boyfriend and girlfriend. At the couples favorite beach, Bacara Beach, Mitchell proposed to Kim. Kim told us, “I obviously said yes! Everything in my hands ended up in the sand, he put the most beautiful ring on my finger and for the first time in a long time I was absolutely speechless.”  They celebrated their picturesque engagement with their family and friends that same night. This Sunday Kim and Mitchell will be getting married in Camarillo, California and we can’t wait to send them off to their honeymoon in Cancun, Mexico.

Photo Cred: Emily Reiter

Engaged {Carli + Eric}

Carli and Eric are a super sweet Arizona couple who met while they were both working at a sports radio station. With a shared love of sports it was no surprise that their first kiss was after a Diamondbacks baseball game, and the romance didn’t stop there. Eric went all out to surprise Carli for their engagement- creating a fake birthday party invitation for a mutual friend, with a guest list, RSVPs, and all the details. Little did Carli know when she walked into the ‘birthday party’ at a hotel, that the room would be filled with rose pedals, candles, and her groom to be down on one knee. She said ‘Of Course! Yes!’ and the rest is history.  Carli told us she can’t wait for her and Eric to finally be introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Sorenson this Saturday, and neither can we! Congratulations you two!

Photo Credit: Jane Z Photography

Engaged {Mei + Jason}

The adventurous couple, Mei and Jason, will be getting married this Saturday at the Elysian in Los Angeles. Jason proposed to Mei after a gorgeous paddle in the waters of Mendocino, California with a message in a bottle that laid in the sand. This couple to be has been on many adventures together from sailing to hiking, but their biggest one yet will be walking down the isle this weekend.


Photo Credit: Studio Castillero


Engaged {Deya + Kevin}

In just 2 short days Deya and Kevin will be saying “I Do”. Their wedding is taking place in the hills of Malibu, California at the Saddlerock Ranch. The soon to be married couple are glowing in these forest themed engagement photos and we can not wait to see them this Saturday when they finally tie the knot!


Photo Credit: Brightwood Photography

Engaged {Lauren + Anthony}

I met this beautiful bride through my husband’s family. She is such a sweet girl and I’ve so enjoyed the time I’ve spent with her planning her big day! Lauren has an event planning background so she’s done a great job of using those skills to design and create such beautiful details for her wedding. In just 10 days her carefully detailed wedding will come to life and I am honored to be her planner!

Photo Credit: Nathalie Kossek Photography + Design

Engaged {Grace + Mac}

I am very excited to share Grace and Mac’s Engagement pictures with all of you! This couple is extra special to me because I’ve been  friends with Grace since first grade.  I am beyond happy to be by her side this Saturday. Ooh La Love is also looking forward to coordinating her big day! Congrats in advance Grace and Mac. Just 3 more days!



Photo Credit: Carissa Woo Photography

Karen + David {Engagement Party}

With the weather turning cold here in L.A. we are missing warm weather and long summer nights. There is nothing better than lighting some candles, opening a bottle of wine (or a few) and breathing in the warm summer air with people that you love. Since summer is long gone, we thought would warm you up a bit with a dinner party with so many of our favorite touches.  David and Karen are such a fun couple with great style, and they wanted to celebrate their engagement with their closest family and friends. With a little help from a few of our friends (an amazing team of vendors) we were able to help this sweet couple celebrate in style. Congratulations David and Karen, we are so happy for you two!


Caroline & Jesenia



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