Real Weddings: Afra & Saad Part 2

In case you haven’t seen Part 1 of this gorgeous couple’s events, click here! 

Afra and Saad deserve the best, and that’s exactly what they got. The lovely couple wanted a classy and humble wedding, centered around family and love. They simply wanted to provide a serene and enjoyable space for their guests to celebrate.

Their glamorous wedding was no small feat. It was full of enchantment and elegance. They even had an indoor water fountain with luscious roses. The night was full of laughter and love. Below is just a preview of their wedding. Don’t forget to go the gallery for more incredible photos of other weddings planned and coordinated by So Cal Event Planners!

The bride’s favorite part of her wedding was towards the end of the night. In the words of the bride herself:

“As we were leaving the hotel, my family created a walkway of bubbles – it was so fantastic to have Saad carry me through that. Outside, as we approached the car, our families began to cry. So to bring some comic relief, Shumaila quickly handed me and my husband our quirky sunglasses that said “Bride” and “Groom,” the driver blasted FloRida’s “It’s Goi’n Down For Real” on the radio, and my husband and I turned around waving good-bye. It was such a silly surprise that everyone was laughing as we drove way. It was a great way to end the night, with laughter.”



Real Weddings: Anas and Bushra

Venue: Doubletree by Hilton Anaheim
Date: August 16 2015

We had the pleasure of meeting Bushra and Anas at another client’s wedding. Bushra mentioned how her own event was coming up quickly and she was “looking for a friend with experience and creative insight to help with [her] wedding”. We quickly became friends with Bushra’s easygoing personality and Anas’ charming demeanor and gained their trust as clients. We met with Bushra and reviewed décor ideas and timelines.

Essentially, we organized two separate wedding events— one for the men and one for the women, a common occurrence in many Arab weddings. Each banquet hall needed our full attention, décor, two separate DJs, two photographers, (and dance floors of course). Imagine how much planning goes into one event – now imagine two simultaneous events!

Together we created a stunning wedding tailored to Bushra’s every need. Her Arab background and modern American twist gave way to a wedding filled with great people, an amazing program and an exciting night of fun and laughter. Check out sneak peeks of Bushra and Anas’ remarkable wedding!


Bride’s bouquet ~


And a matching cake ~


Momma centerpieces ~


Baby centerpieces ~


A more ‘manly’ color scheme for the men’s side ~


A party for the women ~


And a party for the men ~


Pumpkin Prep

Who doesn’t love October? The leaves are changing colors, fall fashion is in full swing, and pumpkin flavored goodies are all around. For most of us, Halloween means dressing up into costumes we’ll regret in a month’s time, parties we can’t seem to remember, and a candy coma that lasts for weeks. For the rest of us (myself included), it’s all about switching up summer decor to fit the Fall celebrations-starting with Halloween! Cobb webs, ghosts, witches are the norm for Halloween decor, but we’ve found a way to incorporate Halloween decor without looking like you’re living a bad teen horror movie.

Turn up the sophistication with white pumpkins & lace!

This super easy, super chic stocking tip will turn your pumpkins into the talk of the town. Simply cover & secure your pumpkins with old fishnet stockings or even pretty lace!! Grab your glue guns!

Photo credit: Little Loveables

2. Glitter, gold & paint galore

Spray paint your pumpkins with bold colors or go natural, add stamps, add colors, or stay simple!

Photo credit: Pretty Chicky

Photo credit: House of 3

3. Think outside the box!

Henna isnt just used for body art anymore!
Photo credit: Henna by Holly