meet our new intern: montana

This is Montana but you can call her any of her nicknames: Tana, Monte, Montanny, Mo Mo, Tana Banana—you pick! She studied interior design in San Francisco and is now continuing her studies at Sacramento City College. She was interested in event planning because it combines her love for design and working with people. Montana is excited to watch all the designs and ideas she has in her head come to life!

When Montana is not with Alluring, you can most likely find her at her yoga studio. She has completed two yoga teacher trainings and tries to practice as much as her busy schedule allows her to. Montana also loves traveling the world with her family and best friends.

Montana will be taking our the Alluring blog posts for the next couple months so keep your eyes peeled for her fresh new ideas! We are so excited to have her as part of the Alluring team!

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katie + dan

Katie and Dan had a stunning beach wedding at the Four Seasons in Punta Mita, Mexico. Katie and Dan did it right. This sweet couple took all of their closest friends and family and had the most incredible celebration in Mexico.  Not only was their wedding picturesque, but it was filled with delicious food as well! The views were absolutely breathtaking, how could you not feel the love and romance in such an amazing place? Their wedding had beautiful accents of navy, blush and ivory that brought a little bit of sophistication to the beach. Also, how amazing to go on a once in a lifetime trip with your closest family and friends?!  

Beauty: BGorgeous | Hair + Make Up Schedule – Janelle & Kevin’s WeddingPhotography: The DeLauras | Venue, Bar, Catering: Four Seasons Hotel

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courtney + michael

Courtney and Michael are the type of people that you want to grab a beer with and stay life long friends. They are laid back and so so sweet…every planner’s dream. Their wedding was the epitome of modern elegance. It was held at the Crocker Art Museum in down town Sacramento. They had lots of black and gold accents making the space feel very sleek with pops of marsala that brought a feel of romance. There was an awesome clear tent that they were married under outside that we later flipped and made into their cool and swanky dance floor/lounge area. One of the main focal points was the gorgeous flowers that hung from the chandeliers above dinner. It was simply breathtaking.

Venue: Crocker Art Museum | Photographer: The Goodness | Caterer: The Supper Club | DJ: SJ’s Disc Jockey | Dessert: Palette Cakes | Favors: Sugar Bits | Florals: Bloomers Floral and Event Design | Paperie: The Goodness | Rentals: Forever Vintage Rentals and Celebrations Party Rentals | Transportation: Baja Limo and USA Valet Parking

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constance + jeff

Constance and Jeff are two of the sweetest people we have ever had the pleasure of working with. Their spring wedding was simply elegant and gorgeous. Their color palette was filled with dusty rose, ivory and plum which went perfectly with the beautiful country landscape. From the petal bar to the place settings, every detail was pure perfection. They also had bride and groom piñatas…can you say AMAZING?!

Venue: Park Winters | Makeup: Dreas Artistry | Hair: Katai Hair | DJ: Leo Cavanaghan | Dessert: Sugar Bits | Florals: Thistle and Honey | Photography: Helena and Laurent | Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Transportation: US Coach | Videography: Becker Media

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ashley + chris

Chris and Ashley’s said “I do” this past March in front of their closest family and friends. Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Library Galleria, and all the special touches added a simple modern flare to the day. Ashley and Chris’ vision for their wedding revolved around having fun with their guests, and lots of dancing… and that was definitely achieved! The tables were tastefully adorned with slate grey linens and bright bold greenery. Accents of gold geometric prisms and bold striped napkins really finished the look.

Both adventurers and lovers of travel, Ashely & Chris incorporated photos of the many destinations they experienced together, as the table numbers, including their beautiful proposal in Venice, Italy. Late night sliders and Nothing Bundt cake minis helped fuel their guests for a long night filled with dancing, laughter and amazing memories. The combination of Ashely’s attention to detail and honed organizational skills and Chris’ calm, cool and collected personality made them the dream couple to collaborate with. Both were an absolute joy to work with and it was such an amazing honor to be a part of their special day!

Venue: Tsakopoulos Library Galleria | Catering: Randy Peters Catering | Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Photography: Britt Zboralske Photography | Florist: Safeway | DJ: Muzz Productions | Beauty: Makeup by Susie

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laura + kyle

The words best used to describe Laura and Kyle’s day – fun, lighthearted, modern, and sleek. From the venue, and signature cocktails, to the romantic simplicity of the tablescape – Laura and Kyle’s day was full of a unique modern romance that was one-of-a-kind. The ceremony and reception were held at the Vintage Monkey in Sacramento, which is one of the most unique venues I’ve ever worked in. It’s known for it’s very eclectic interior and classic motorcycles museum, as well as it’s avantgarde vibe for the coolest events.  Signature cocktails and a taco bar from Chando’s Tacos were served on the 30’ round bar – an amazing feature of the space that made the reception feel intimate and unique. Rustic Farm tables, and gunmetal grey chairs complimented the vintage motorcycles, while accents of white roses, linen table runners, and blankets of candlelight on the tables made the room feel intimate and soft. Kyle and Laura are one of those couples that make love look and feel so fun… from their sweet personalized vows, to a surprise prank from Laura to Kyle… the evening was full of laughter, happy-tears, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Venue: Vintage Monkey | Catering: Chando’s Tacos | Staffing: Night and Day Productions | Photography: Greg Petersen Photography | Rentals & Décor: Celebration’s Party Rentals | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Florist: Mom’s Wholesale Florist | DJ: SJ’s Disc Jockey | Makeup: Salt Spell Beauty | Hair: Wild Heart Beauty

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rachael + eric

The wedding day started with bride and groom prep, followed by the first look at a nearby state park. The ceremony was very personal including a private exchanging of vows and a pause for the bride and groom to plant a tree together. Cocktails and dinner followed along with a beautiful and absolutely delicious dessert set up by Butter + Salt. The cake and dessert bar brought the bride to tears. She shed happy tears and said everywhere she turned was continuous beauty and the dessert bar was the cherry on top of it all. One of the most memorable parts of the day was Gordo, their dog, who was present throughout the entire day. He was showered with hugs and kisses and stole everyone’s heart. Including mine. They even brewed their own beer for guest favors and named it after Gordo!

Venue: Private Estate | Photography: Camryn Clair Photography | Video: Classic City Films | Florist: Cargo Creative | Paperie: A Fabulous Fete | Catering: Butter + Salt | Dessert: Flour Girl Wedding Cakes | Hair: Whitney Anderson | Makeup: Molly Wilson | DJ: SJ’s Disc Jockey | Rentals: Forever Vintage Rentals and Event Masters Tent and Party Rentals and Standard Party Rentals

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kaycie + rhyan

Kaycie + Rhyan got married on a gorgeous day in Livermore this past February. They married at a local church, followed by the reception. She incorporated vintage elements to her wedding theme. Kaycie poured her creativity into her wedding. She made her own centerpieces form her grandfathers vintage books. She also did all of the calligraphy at her wedding (which was amazing!). They danced the evening away with 300 of their closest friends and family members. It was a beautiful wedding + a fun dance party!


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furry friend

A lot of us girls at Alluring Events are HUGE dog people! With the growing trend of including dogs in weddings we thought we’d show a few ways to do so! First: dog ring bearer. This gives your dog more of a spotlight and he/she will be an extremely important role in the ceremony. I mean, who wouldn’t love to see a dog with a flower wreath bouncing down the aisle?!  Want to take it one step further? Add a miniature table at the reception with your dog’s favorite kibble. I mean, a dog’s gotta eat right?! Maybe your venue doesn’t allow animals, one way to incorporate your pooch is to include them in your cake topper. Another way: a lot of people are including their dogs int their engagement shoots, so it is a perfect way to display some pictures on your wedding day. Having a photo booth? Make some dog cut outs to ensure your best friend is included in every picture!

Photography: Audrey Normam Photography

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help writing vows + toasts

How many times have you been to a wedding and the only things you remember are the bride’s dress, how good the food was and how long you danced for? Vows are not typically something the guest’s walk away remembering and talking about well after the wedding is over.

Vows are the promises and commitments you are vowing to your spouse to fulfill and keep throughout your marriage, and they are also an opportunity to evoke an emotional response from your family and friends. They require a lot of time and effort to write, as well as deliver!

It can be a struggle to find the right words and genuinely express your feelings (while 100 people are silently staring at you). Luckily, there are people out there that specialize in this and would love to help you write your vows!

XO Juliet is a company that will hold your hand and work with you to convey exactly what you would like to. Services range from $40 for a perfectly constructed wedding day hashtag, to $600 for fully constructed vows for both spouses (and everything in-between). We have been corresponding with Alexis, the owner of XO Juliet, and have been chatting with her about what she does and how she helps her couples. Right off the bat, Alexis was incredibly sweet, and you could tell she really cares about each and every one of her clients. Alexis really tries to make each vow personal by having her client(s) fill out a detailed questionnaire and even talks to them on the phone or meets with them in person if they are local. She doesn’t simply use the same vows over and over, but actually takes the time to get background on each client and create very personal vows based on each couple’s individuality. She sent sample vows our way, and they were truly wonderful.

Bonus, she also helps with toasts and speeches! Whether you’re a bridesmaids, sibling, parent or best man, we’ve all been in a position to give the perfect toast at a wedding…it can be a lot of pressure!

Alluring Events has teamed up with XO Juliet to offer her services to our clients! To check out more on XO Juliet click HERE and check in with your fave Alluring planner!

Photo: Weddings by Scott and Dana | Vow Book: Shamaras Pretty Things

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