Monthly Archives: February 2012

We’ve Been Featured on Style Me Pretty!

What a great honor! We want to thank Style Me Pretty for showcasing our fabulous couple on their web site. Check out all of the amazing vendors who made this day as special as it was!

Style Me Pretty Link

The Featured Video Link

Photography: Next Exit Photography / Cinematography: Charles Lauren Films / Flowers: Greenwich Floral Design / Rentals: Bob Gail Special Events / Lighting: Bob Gail Special Events / Event Coordination: Allyson Levine, Bob Gail Special Events / Band: Jumpstart from Bob Gail Special Events/ Ceremony & Reception Location: Luxe Hotel, Sunset Blvd. / Catering Manager: Sarah Leibsohn, Luxe Hotel, Sunset Blvd. / Invitations & Printing: Joy Joseph of Joy Joseph Events / Signage & Table Numbers: Bob Gail Special Events / Shoes: Nina ShoesSteve Madden / Dress: Badgley Mischka/ Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop / Cake Toppers: Jonathan Adler / Guest Book: Cut The Cake Designs / Hair:David Higgins / Make-Up: Angela Robinson / Favors: Gotta Have S’more / Officiant: Rabbi Johanna Hershenson (the bride’s cousin)

A Taste of the Ebell LA Showcase / 2.23.2012

We were honored to be at the first Taste of the Ebell Showcase for 2012! We love the Ebell of Los Angeles and their Catering Manager, Melissa Allen. Mary Sushinski from Occasions was the mastermind who managed to get all of these incredible vendors together – and put this on for the wonderful couples who were in attendance!


Catering Manager: Melissa Allen | The Ebell of LA
Coordination: Mary Sushinski | OCCASIONS
Calligraphy: Katrina Centeno | Calligraphy Katrina
Cake: Andrea Boudewijn | Superfine Bakery
Artist: Bethany Thomas | Commemory Fine Art
Floral Design: Jackie Combs | Jackie Combs Floral Design
Disc Jockey: DJ Nahchey Storer | Dash Entertainment
Guitarist: Alejandro Lazo | Lazo Guitar
Lighting: Brian So | G2 Audio/Lighting
Linens/ Chairs: Jannette Galindo | Elegant Designs
Favors: Jennifer Hardaway | Mobile Mixtress
Spa Treatment: Nicole Vaisman | Dollface Esthetique
Photography: Jen & Nate Berggren | B&G Photography
Rentals: Kristi Schoenrock | A Rental Conneciton
Videography: David & Kelsey Pluskat | Charles Lauren Films

Flora Wiegmann Gallery Performance / University Art Museum, CSULB

Flora Wiegmann Gallery Performance performed and choreographed by Flora Wiegmann.

February 9, 2012

as part of Split Moment, January 27-April 15, 2012

2012 Museum Studies Exhibition at the
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach

Old Ranch Country Club (Seal Beach) Bridal Show / 2012

This is the awesome video we made of the Old Ranch Country Club Seal Beach Bridal Show!  It all happened on February 19, 2012!

We were lucky enough to be asked to be one of the wedding videography vendors at the event – Kelsey got to man the booth while David ran around and shot some fun film of everyone setting up, the brides meeting and learning and some sales pitches from the vendors!

There were tons of yummy treats, killer ideas and great vendors in every discipline!

It was a fantastic show and if you didn’t attend, check the video out to see all the fun you missed! And of course if you did happen to attend – watch the video anyway, it will bring back the super fun memories! ;-)

A Town & Country Photo Shoot

Here are some of the great pictures that go along with our behind the scenes video! You can see the whole photo collection at the Desi Baytan Photography site! See the full credits here!

And our Making Of Video:

We Love Thank You Notes!

We have been going through our files this week, and found ANOTHER great card from last year!

We Love It! Can We Order More DVDs?

Beautiful Thank You Note!

Horses, Cameras and Couture: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at a Bridal Photo Shoot!

What happens when a plethora of talent, fun and creativity combine? You get a photo shoot of stellar magnitude! We had Desi Baytan of Desi Baytan Photography snapping the cool killer shots with his wife Connie. Then Veronica from La Soie Bridal provided the wardrobe of bridal gowns and accessories, which you will see, has impeccable taste.

Our entire backdrop was furnished by the Brookside Equestrian Center and Rose Wade Norton of Rose Wade Events – and what a sprawling backdrop it was, no wonder Elizabeth Taylor rose to fame overnight in the MGM hit National Velvet. She had the perfect location to do it! Yup, the hit was filmed there in 1944. Then to accent the natural flora and fauna of the venue, we had Nancy of Oak and the Owl design the floral arrangements and dress up the bridal table and sweetheart table.

This was then taken a step further with Erica of Twine Events, who stylized the entire design of the tables. She went for a simple, but elegant white motif out of a storybook fable. She was assisted with the rentals from Baker Party Rentals, who are fab folks we love. Then, not to mention the stationery artist Amber from Pitbulls and Posies who put the flair on the menus and the like.

We of course can’t forget our gorgeous models Mark Finochiaro,who has come here from Nebraska to make it big and be the model who is known as “the guy next door”. Then our sweet and beautiful Nicole Maxwell a fellow Long Beach State 49er, who has the style and brains to set off to the runways of Milan and not miss a beat.

Making our models look fab is our witty hair designer guru David Harrington and our makeup designer Kat Laskey. I want Kat to do my makeup every morning, her talent is beyond words. Our drapery was provided by Kismet Event Design, which gave it that extra pizzah, along with the antique decor from Barnhill Boutique to finish it off.

Capturing all this life and love, was none other than your favorite wedding cinema company Charles Lauren Films, David and I had a ball capturing the beauty of it all and catching Desi off gaurd here and there as you will see in the film. I know it’s a long list to digest, but as Rose from Brookside Equestrian says, the industry professionals showcased in this shoot and film are the most creative and professional in the industry, which if you watch the film you’ll see what she’s talking about, ENJOY! ;-)