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This time, it’s Personal: Jonthan and Dione’s Wedding Day

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As a wedding planner, I get invited into very intimate moments in my client’s lives.  I always feel honored to be there, especially when I end up getting “adopted” by them and their families even after the wedding day.

How does a wedding planner prepare for her baby brother's big day?  With many planning hours, loads of helps from her "friendors" and lots of laughs!

A year ago, I was very wrapped up in my own family, as I prepared to get my little brother and his fiancé down the aisle.  It’s such a different experience planning a family wedding, and it gave me a window into what my clients and their families feel and experience as they approach their big day.

As the Big Sister of the Groom, I was careful not to overstep by offering too much help.  I was honored though, when they came to me and asked for my full involvement, since secretly, I really did want to help them plan their wedding!  As the day approached, I pulled in a good friend and fellow wedding planner, Tony White of Extreme Elegance, to take us to the finish line.  We recruited some of our favorites in the industry, and it was great to work with good friends on such a personal level.

Having Tony to nearby to handle all the details and emotions was a godsend – he allowed me to be fully present at their wedding, which is a priceless gift!

In honor of Jonathan & Dione’s one year anniversary, here are some of my favorite pics taken by and showcasing some of my favorite people.


Looking at these photographs remind me to be present in every moment, love and appreciate your family, and celebrate every ocassion possible!

Be Well,


Photographer- Tim Sohn Studios

DJ- Ron Grandia

Florist- Amy Burke Designs

Planning Team- A Bride’s Best Friend and Extreme Elegance Events by Tony

Cake- Cake Expressions

Linens and Lighting- Classic Party Rentals-San Francisco

Venue and Catering- Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel

Comments (2)
  1. Love the picture of you and your brother – so sweet!

  2. As the mother of the Bride-to-Be I had a deep guilt living so far away from Dione and wanting to be a part of the planning process. I made a quick four day trip in, I believe, April and was amazed how Elisheva had appointments set up so I could be included in the process as much as possible. It meant a lot to me. From the beautiful rehearsal dinner, graciously hosted by Elisheva and Stefan, to the wedding itself and the amazing cocktail party and reception afterward it was AMAZING. I never felt stressed and have said many times it was the best wedding I’ve ever been to. Thank you for a wonderful experiance.

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