katie + def

Location: Private Estate, Vacaville California

Wedding Style: An intimate + organic wedding filled with natural greens and crisp whites.

Katie + Def had a beautiful and extremely meaningful ceremony + al fresco dinner for 12 of their closest family members (including their two super cute boys).

As wedding planners we hear a LOT of vows, personally written, and beautifully read. Katie + Def’s were just that, they simply wow’ed us. Their vows were so sincere, heartfelt, authentic and intentional that they left a lasting effect on all of us. Those are the moments that make us extremely grateful for our jobs and honored to share in such intimate moments.

Not to mention the sweetest moment during the ceremony, right before the kiss, when Def asked the boy’s permission to kiss Katie. The boy’s giggly and joyful reaction was priceless!

The tablescape consisted of potted greens and succulents accented with natural elements like concrete and tin. Candles were mixed into the botanical centerpieces, and pops of pink were added into the bride’s bouquet to add a little fun. It was the loveliest day.

Photography: Alyssa Smith Photography | Bridal bouquet: Dixon Florist

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bringing the destination to you – Bali

Having a destination wedding is like a romantic dream. You imagine being in a foreign city, surrounded by jaw dropping scenery with all the people you love. While this sounds like an amazing idea, it just isn’t in the cards for everyone.

After one of our wedding planners returned home from a glamorous trip to Bali we got to thinking… How can we bring Bali to us? Now in this new series of upcoming blog posts, we will be giving you inspiration and ideas on how to bring in elements of a destination right at home!  Our first stop: Bali.

To transport your guests to Bali, you can add small tropical details and vibrant colors to make a big effect. Cocktail hour can consist of drinking out of coconuts and lounging in tents. Try incorporating bamboo chairs as well as palm leaves into the florals. Make your guests forget they actually only live 20 minutes down the road!

However, the most important part of a Bali wedding is to have a free spirit. The people of Bali are in the moment and care free, so maybe look into a wedding planner to make sure that you can sit back and enjoy your wedding day—Bali style!


Leaf Picture | Flower Picture | Ceremony Alter Picture


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rent the bridesmaid dress

Finding bridesmaids dresses can be a bit of headache. Trying to find the right style and fit for each lady at a reasonable price point can be difficult. There are usually lots of different opinions and personal styles…and let’s be completely honest, who actually reuses their bridesmaid dresses?! A great solution to this issue is Rent the Runway! There are a multitude of styles, colors and prices to please every bridesmaid! There are also many great package options that allow for consultations, group try-ons, fittings and much more.


Sequin Dress | Black + Gold Dress | Light Blue Dress


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grooms fashion: accessories

Wedding traditions have been around for ages, and while there are some truly wonderful ones, we now live in a much more fluid society where it’s ok to be unique and more personal. Welcome to 2018—where there are no rules and you have the freedom to have fun and express your unique love on your wedding day.

With that being said, men now have more freedom for attire and even to accessorize on the big day. While we always love a clean sleek black tux, it is also so much fun to see all the different colors, fabrics and accessories guys are choosing for their big day! Adding a hat, suspenders, pops of colors/patterns or a bolo tie is extremely fashionable and can really enhance the outfit. It adds a fun, expressive element to a traditional suit. Why should woman get to have all the fun?!


Brown Hat + Bolo Tie | Black Hat | Blue Suit + Jewel

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bridesmaids jumpsuits

I remember watching Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and thinking, how could one design look good on everybody? And then the jumpsuit came back in style! Now you don’t have to stress about finding ONE dress style that looks good on every lady in your bridal party. Jumpsuits are cute, trendy and flattering. Overall, this is a pretty magical trend that will make your girl squad look amazing!


Rose Jumpsuits | White Jumpsuits | Green Jumpsuits

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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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