Posts tagged wedding planning
Laura + Owen | Sumptuous Wedding at a Private California Home in Tiburon, CA | Bay Area Wedding Planner

We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to plan a wedding at this incredible Private home in Tiburon, CA. I don’t think the views could get any more stunning!! This wedding was recently featured on Once Wed’s blog. All images captured by the talented Yuliya Jul Photography !

When Laura and Owen started planning their wedding day, they knew the overall vibe that they wanted was a very unique, loving, warm, and intimate celebration. They wanted it to have a laid-back atmosphere, yet still be magical and romantic. Last, but definitely not least, a big dance party was a must!

Design wise, they wanted their reception to be romantic and airy – to pair with the incredible rolling landscape views of the bay from the Tiburon estate that was their venue. They brought in linen draped cabanas, wood farm tables, and gold chiavaris chairs. Tablescapes incorporated lots of texture and layers, with lush, romantic blush and white florals. They had ivory lace table runners and blush napkins to bring a little color to each place setting. All were accented by an eclectic mix of modern and vintage tea lights, crystal candlesticks, and mirrored bases.

The setting at the private home was truly one-of-a-kind. Guests enjoyed their time exploring the various nooks of the property, each with equally gorgeous views. The reception was a family-style, catered meal under the candlelight and twinkle lights of the cabanas. Afterwards, everyone danced the night away t. It was a magical night!

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Photography Yuliya Jul Photography

Event Planning Whitney Werts & Company 

Floral Design Scarlett and Grace

Videography Studio Arcady

Dress Erin Cole from Jin Wang Bridal

Hair Bethany at Posh Salon 

Makeup Megan Lombardi

Venue Private Property in Tiburon, CA

Catering Oz Catering

Dessert Krumbs Cakes

Rentals Stuart Event Rentals & Bright Event Rentals

Linens La Tavola Fine Linens

DJ Crum Entertainmen

Three Important Ways a Wedding Planner Can Help
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Congratulations on your engagement! After sharing the news with your friends and family, you have probably begun the planning process. There are lots and lots of resources out there; lists of things you need to get done, advice on wedding etiquette, and forums full of people who have done this before. The wealth of information can be helpful, but it can also be overwhelming. That is where we can help! While wonderful resources like The Knot and WeddingWire can work as great guidelines, there are a few places where they fall short.

  • Information Tailored to You

    Your story is unique and special, and your wedding will be as well. Online resources aren’t able to tailor information specifically for you and your partner, so can often leave you feeling more confused than assured.

  • Create a Cohesive Design

    In this day of Pinterest, it is really easy to get swept up in the many amazing decor ideas and end up with many different aesthetics that don’t all go together. A coordinator is able to help you establish one overall design and source decor that will come together perfectly.

  • Personalized Vendors for Your Needs and Personality

    There are so many amazing vendors out there, that it is hard to choose! A coordinator can have a conversation with you about what you want, and suggest a short list to choose from, so you’re not spending hours reading through reviews. For many vendors, it is important for you to have that personal connection, so having these tailored lists to choose from can be a huge time saver and can help you find the perfect vendor in each category.

We wish you all the best in planning your wedding and celebrating your love story with those closest to you.

If you would like help planning your wedding, please reach out, we would love to meet you!

Whitney Werts & Company

Behind the Scenes Planning with Meghan | Tips & Advice

We are getting very close and have been very busy the past three months as we are under two months away from the big day!

Most of the wedding details and planning are set in stone and I would love to reflect and share some tips and learnings from our decisions along the way.

Know your Guests: It is definitely possible, depending on the size of your wedding, that you and/or your fiancé don’t know every single guest. The hope is to know the general vibe when the majority of your guests are altogether. We made a few choices knowing our friends were priority when creating our invite list. This is also important information to share with your planner to set expectations.

Open bar, cash bar or both: Catering, venue and budget will all be factors when deciding how you will keep your guests’ glasses full. There are no official rules of how to handle the bar and there are lots of appropriate options. We decided to go with hosted beer and wine and a cash bar to give our guests options while still maintaining within our budget.

Inspiration Photo: Styled Shoot with WW&Co and Ashley Cook Photography

Inspiration Photo: Styled Shoot with WW&Co and Ashley Cook Photography

Design Recommendations: When prioritizing what design elements fit into your aesthetic and budget, two recommendations I have: consider linens and don’t be afraid to incorporate things you love! Linens help bring a space together and also add color, depth and pattern especially in a larger venue space, like ours at the Oregon Golf Club. The addition of quality linens creates a polished and finished look to any event. I will admit I love balloons, especially letter balloons! I am sure I will look back 20 years from now and say “what was I thinking?!” but this décor item is one I am truly looking forward to (and can’t wait to share the final result!)

Now to some fun stuff!

Week-of Plans: Scott and I have decided to plan a few social activities the week-of the wedding for our bridal party, family and friends local and out of town to ensure we will take full advantage of this special time in our lives. Although, the week leading up can be stressful and busy, in some ways, having a schedule of things we want to do will help keep us in the moment and worry less about the big day.  This is also where having a wedding planner comes in handy!  Having someone experienced to execute your vision, at least starting the month-of, allows you to let go of the logistics and just be in the moment with your family and friends.

Looking forward to sharing my post wedding blog so stay tuned and be sure to follow @whitneywertsandco to see the behind the scenes.


Behind the Scenes Planning with Meghan | Introduction & Engagement Photos

If you work in the wedding industry chances are, you know the ins and outs of what makes a truly amazing wedding day. You may work with a bride and groom’s vision from an actual picture, a Pinterest board, or a dinner conversation (those can sometimes be the best!).


In six months, I, (Meghan, Event Producer at Whitney Werts & Company) will take my turn being THE bride on May 12, 2018 at the Oregon Golf Club. I will (or try to, ha!) take off my event producer hat and enjoy a day that has only been a dream thus far. Over the next months, I look forward to sharing some personal insights, knowledge and learnings from my own planning experience. Be sure to understand that I know not everything I share will apply to your day, your clients or your vision but I believe it is important and humbling to have the chance to follow along.

Scott and I got engaged last October, so yes, you could say we have enjoyed a nice engagement. For us, having a longer engagement has been beneficial for our families and even our own relationship. We were fortunate enough to go on a family trip to Hawaii in July which became the perfect opportunity and backdrop for our engagement session.

It had been rainy and cloudy (a tropical rain) the day before we took our photos so as you can image the texts sent to the photographer were frequent. First milestone: learn to accept and believe that what will be will be and positive thoughts only!

When we looked through all 115 photos together, it was the first time we really saw and had time to reflect on our relationship and love for each other through raw, emotional, and authentic lens. It wasn’t a selfie shoot like we are typically use to where we review the photo and retake until it’s just right. We noticed each other let down guards and let go of insecurities, which created moments and photos that still seem surreal. Take a look and enjoy some of our favorites! 

Love, Meghan

Photographer: Jenna Strubhar
Location: Ironwoods Beach at Kapalua, Maui, HI