Nicole and Zach’s Wedding 8.19.18


Nicole and Zach contacted us back in 2017 to coordinate their wedding then but the wedding date moved to 2018. We were more than happy to accommodate the date change as we still have a few dates opened. They also decided to have a more intimate wedding which was absolutely beautiful.

From Associate Coordinator, Christine:

Nicole and Zach had a sweet intimate wedding with their closest families and friends. They started the day with a First Look at Zach’s beautiful home. I could tell they were both nervous, but excited to see each other. Nicole looked stunning in her gown as she walked up to meet Zach. Their ceremony was held at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach. The temple had a beautiful garden area which had the perfect setting for a ceremony entrance. Following the ceremony, the wedding party and guests headed to Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach. The restaurant hosted cocktail hour upstairs with a view of the ocean. There the couple shared their first dance. They actually took dance lessons and did a fantastic job! Dinner was held in the Veranda and Library. It was intimate and cozy, but you still caught the nice breeze of the ocean. What I loved about this wedding was how simple yet personal it was. They had a guitarist to set the mood with light music and Zach’s mom had a surprise bag of goodies like bubbles, light up rings, and sparklers for guests to enjoy. The couple had a beautiful send-off with their loved ones surrounding them. It was a pleasure and an honor to be their day-of coordinator. Nicole and Zach are a down to earth couple who have a great core group of people who love and support them. I wish them all the best in their journey together as husband and wife!

All the feels!!!

Zach waited so long to marry the love of his life Nicole. It was definitely an emotional 1st look.

Ketubah signing.

Nicole is stunning!

Because the reception location was too small, Nicole and Zach opted to do their 1st dance as Husband and Wife during cocktail.

Thank you Nicole and Zach for trusting my team and I on the wedding planning journey. It was so great getting to know the both of you and we wish you a lifetime of happiness! Mazel Tov!

Ceremony: Temple Bat Yahm

Reception: Selanne Steak Tavern

Photography/Videography: Jonelle Tonkin Photography

Florals: De Flora

Music: SoCal Wedding Guitar

Cake: Susie Cakes

Transportation: BEST-VIP

KDWP Team: Christine and Lily


Yannine and Glenn’s 10 Year Wedding Anniversary 6.30.18


Yannine and Glenn are long time friends of my husband. They didn’t originally have a lavish wedding so at their 10 year mark, they threw one big wedding anniversary surrounded by their family and friends. All the decorations were DIY by the bride and groom and we set almost everything up the night before. The food was ordered from different locations (their favorite places) and family and friends volunteered to pick everything up. It was one big family and friends gathering celebrating Yannine and Glenn.

From Winnie, Jr. Coordinator:

Yannine and Glenn’s BIG DAY wasn’t your typical wedding but rather their 10 YEAR wedding anniversary! They wanted to spend this special moment in time with all of their family, friends, and most importantly daughter, Celezte. 

For their special day the biggest thing they emphasized that they wanted was to make sure that they got to have FUN and enjoy everything with everyone. They weren’t too caught up in all the details and routine of your typical wedding. They were super sweet and laid back and simply went with the flow of things. As long as everyone and them were having fun that was all that mattered. 

Of course, on our side of things the day did not go without a few hiccups but that is expected when planning an event. Between receiving some late decor, late access to the venue, an issue with seating arrangements, and missing family we had our hand fulls. But that is why we are there.  Being quick on your feet when things go array comes with the territory.  Thankfully we were able to execute everything without disturbing the couple’s special day which allowed them to enjoy it all. 

With tons of food, dancing, and laughter Yannine and Glenn’s 10 year anniversary definitely was one, big party full of love for the happy couple. Hearing them say they had tons of fun by the end of the night reassured me that everything went well and that we did our job.  Knowing that is what puts a smile on our faces with a feeling of accomplishment. 

Peek-a-boo from Celezte, their daughter. 😀


In Memoriam Table.


Glenn and Yannine! Thank you for letting me be part of the planning journey with you and trusting our team to coordinate your 10 year wedding anniversary! To many more so we can celebrate every 10 years! Love you guys!

Ceremony: St. Polycarp Catholic Church

Reception: The American Legion Orange

Photography/Videography: Concepto Video Foto

DJ: DJ Foote

Florals: Santa Barbara Wholesale Flowers

Photobooth: Official DJ Wally

Lechon: Papa J Lechon

Cake: Jazmin Ramos

KDWP Team: Winnie, Tania, Vrisara

Jennifer and Michael’s Wedding 11.4.17

Jennifer reached out to us about 6 months prior to the wedding date, she was interested in our Jr. Coordinator package since they were having a small intimate wedding. Lily was the perfect candidate for the wedding since she has worked at the venue previously as the main coordinator.

From Lily: Michael and Jennifer were such a fun couple to work with. I was able to spend the day with them and get to know them even more. During the photo shoot, we can see from the amazing shots that they were having fun being silly. Their family and friends partied all night. There was a special moment at the end when everyone was singing and holding each other. That moment when you see how happy everyone is at the end of the day is the best feeling ever. Congratulations Michael and Jennifer!!

The bride hiding from guests arrival

Ceremony + Reception: Five Crowns Restaurant

DJ: Steve Burdick Events

Strings: OCDamia Music Group

Rentals: Something Borrowed Party Rentals

Photography: Frank Lopez Photography

Florals: Wholesale Flower Place

Cake: Van’s Bakery Westminster

Team KDWP: Lily and Kelly