Category: Destination Weddings

Deme and Mike’s Cornerstone Sonoma Wedding

I was lucky enough to do Deme’s sisters two years prior so when Deme asked me to be her wedding planner, I was so honored to be able to be a part of their family celebration yet again. I feel like a member of their wonderful Greek family.  Deme and Mike wanted to incorporate some glammed up touches to an otherwise rustic setting at Cornerstone Garden’s Barn at Tyge Williams Cellars. By incorporating crystal chandelles to...

Lauren + Matthew Oahu Destination Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

Aloha from Hawaii!! This gorgeous ocean inspired wedding was full of beautiful details from custom died napkins to a tropical slushi cocktail cart. Our favorite wow factor was the custom build 20ft greenery chandelier that really brought this whole vision to life. Lauren and Matt’s love for Hawaii was reflected in their wedding weekend and their guest had the most amazing time celebrating their love for one another on Oahu’s Turtle Bay Resort. This Oahu destination...

Ethereal Italian Wedding Editorial featured on Green Wedding Shoes

LVL’s Founder and Owner, Lindsay Longacre, had the opportunity to travel to Sorrento, Italy with an A-list team of vendors to create a magical editorial along the Italian coast. Along with photographer, Elizabeth Messina, they showcased the character and charm on a historic venue, Villa La Terrazza. With over 5 generations of history, the Villa stands gallantly on the coast of Sorrento with breathtaking views of Capri and Naples. Perched a top cliffs, this location is the perfect...

Real Wedding: Kali and Dave

Kali and Dave’s Silverado Resort and Spa destination wedding was filled with such love for the couple. Silverado’s classic and historic vibe set within wine country was the perfect setting for this Midwest couple and their family and friends. The couple created a fun, wine country weekend for all of their guests full of Napa activities including a bridal luncheon at Brix, welcome party at Black Stallion Winery, and for the guys, golfing on-site at the...

Wedding Weekend Itinerary for Napa Valley

What is special about destination weddings, you ask?  Destination weddings are not just about the wedding day but the whole weekend experience. So we have cooked up some fun ideas and tips for a wedding weekend itinerary that you and your guests will never forget. The surroundings of Napa and wine country provide so many wonderful restaurants and scenic wineries to be sure to make your destination I do’s a weekend everyone will remember. Check out...

Real Wedding: Harmony and Matthew

It’s small, intimate weddings like this one that really reminds us what weddings are all about. There is nothing more heartfelt than your closest family and friends coming together to share in this amazing moment of your life. This adorable wedding was so fun to be a part of with the unique loft space at The Box SF and the amazing vendor team we put together to ensure the perfect day for this sweet couple. A...

Cheers to Temecula!

Only an hour South of Orange County and an hour North of San Diego sits one of Southern California’s best kept secrets – the Temecula Valley Wine Country.  With over 40 wineries with vineyard covered hills, 30 golf courses, numerous resorts and private estates, Temecula is the perfect destination for your wedding weekend.  From wine tasting (of course) to hot air balloon rides, your guests will not have a shortage of things to do for the...

Real Wedding: Crystal and Dan

Treasure Island’s Winery SF provides such a beautiful city skyline backdrop to say “I Do.” Crystal and her family are from the windy city of Chicago so when the wind decided to make an appearance during the ceremony it did not stop anyone from  enjoying the special moment. Colorful pinwheels were passed out to the guests as they entered the ceremony which added a little fun to the ceremony. Once there ceremony was over this wedding turned...

Engagement Shoot: Heidi and Jason

I love seeing our clients Engagement shoots to see their personality and love for each other shine. This adorable Manhattan Beach shoot comes from what happens when you combine a great location, two stylish love birds and a killer sunset. These two were just married this month in dreamy wedding weekend in Mexico and we can’t wait to share their day, until then, enjoy these images beautifully captured by Brandon Kidd Photography.

Destination Wedding in Lowcountry: Shea & Brad

This wedding was incredibly special to me because Shea and I have known each other since we were in high school.  We have one of those friendships that no matter where life takes us the moment we see each other or hop on a phone call we are right back to the same girls who played sad song wine night while living together in Chicago.  I recently had a chance to visit with Brad and Shea...

Real Wedding: Nicole & Vince – Featured on Green Wedding Shoes

 A beautiful day in Palm Springs, perfect for a wedding! Nicole and Vince said their “I Do’s” amongst family and friends in the courtyard of The Commune at The ACE Hotel. The vibe, seen first on Green Wedding Shoes, was a little bit gold and coral, a little bit hip, and a lot of love and laughter. Everything was captured perfectly by Roger Ellsworth of EP Love. Nicole and I spent the last several months collaborating...

Real Wedding: Kelly and Russell – featured on Wedding Chicks

When I met former event planner and bride to be Kelly who expressed her love of all things, pretty, girlie, shiny and fun, it was evident we were kindred spirits. Featured on Wedding Chicks – New Year’s Eve Wedding Ideas, Kelly and Russell wanted to have a destination ceremony + a New Year’s Eve Extravaganza, so we threw one heck of a bash! Kelly wanted wow moments from start to finish, from the chandelier lit ceremony...

Real Wedding : Nicole & Adel – featured on Junebug Weddings

The Quail Estate is a favorite of our Southern California hidden gem venues. It has a lush landscape providing a private, picture perfect backdrop for Nicole & Adel’s I Do’s. This stunning wedding which was originally featured on Junebug Weddings was captured by Focus Photography. I love cultural fusion ceremonies and this Persian meets Western wedding was perfection. So many pretty details and touching moments, thanks to The Vine’s Leaf and Found, the bride’s vision of vintage...

Real Wedding: Tracy & Jesse

This super fun couple brought us on board to coordinate their big day at Ocean Institute in sunny Dana Point Harbor with 24 Carrots Catering and Sweet Blossom Designs. It was easy to get excited about Tracy & Jesse’s big day and all the details when Jesse told me about his homemade beer that he brewed to share with family and friends – the “Strick-rigez Wedding Sauce” was a hit! A super cute compliment was the...

Real Wedding: Courtney & Colin

Alders Photography

This fun Orange County couple found the perfect venue for their elegant ocean side wedding, Harborside Grand Ballroom, one of our favorites! We are so in love with Courtney’s beautiful gown- she looked effortlessly chic. The bold purple flowers and pretty teal bridesmaids dresses were such a great color combination, and Honey & Poppies’ beautiful florals brought the couple’s vision to life. The Bridal Party had so much fun going around the Balboa Fun Zone taking...

Alders Photography

Real Wedding: Wendy & Tim

You know when you meet some people, you just love everything about them?  That is how Kimberly felt when she met Wendy & Tim.  The joy and passion they have for life is absolutely contagious, and their wedding was truly a reflection of that. We are so genuinely thankful to have had it all captured by  Perfect Circle Photography. Wendy & Tim are from Arizona, they chose to have a crisp fall wine country wedding at...

Real Wedding: Emily & Ryan

We love this vibrant color palette for this perfect winery wedding! Emily and Ryan tied the knot surrounded by vineyards and beautiful old oak trees. Their venue,  BR Cohn Winery in Sonoma, California provided the perfect setting for this fun and laid back couple. Having recently relocated to Chicago, it was important for Emily and Ryan to cherish the moments where they were surrounded by all of their loved ones and celebrate the start of a...

I Do {How To’s}: Santa Monica Beach Wedding Ceremony

An awesome couple from Denver, Colorado contacted us to plan their dream ceremony. They wanted their toes in the sand on the beach in Santa Monica just a short walk from their reception venue, Viceroy Santa Monica. Santa Monica State Beach is run and operated by the city. There is no permit required to have a beach ceremony, just a few rules. (See link for list of rules and regulations) With no permit required it is...

Venue Spotlight: The Winery San Francisco

With LVL’s expansion into the Northern California we wanted to spotlight some great venues. Today’s venue spotlight is The Winery SF located on Treasure Island. The venue’s backdrop is the breathtaking San Francisco skyline. As you walk through the doors you are surrounded by never ending wine barrels and beautiful tall ceilings.   One of the reasons we love this venue is the mix of the city with a winery twist. With the best of both...

Real Wedding: Lauren and Blair

Lauren and Blair live in Southern California but wanted to say their I Do’s in Lauren’s hometown of San Jose.  The Hotel Valencia on Santana Row provided the perfect elegance and intimacy for Lauren and Blair to share their day with friends and family. Surrounded by all the people they love, this match made in heaven danced the night away in their cocktail style reception. With LVL’s recent expansion into Northern California, it was easy for Lauren and Blair to plan their destination...

I Do {How To’s}: Santa Monica Beach Wedding Ceremony

An awesome couple from Denver, Colorado contacted us to plan their dream ceremony. They wanted their toes in the sand on the beach in Santa Monica just a short walk from their reception venue, Viceroy Santa Monica. Santa Monica State Beach is run and operated by the city. There is no permit required to have a beach ceremony, just a few rules. (See link for list of rules and regulations) With no permit required it is...

Real Wedding: Mia & Ted

Mia and Ted wanted to get married with their toes in the sand, Lindsay of  LVL helped make that dream a reality. It was a gorgeous, sunny day in Laguna Beach with white chairs, beautiful flowers, and the amazing sounds of the talented Chris Wooley, as a dozen of their closest friends and family watched as Mia and Ted said  “I Do.” The couple celebrated with their guests at Mastros Ocean Club. Such a fun and...

I Do {How To's} Save The Date

There’s some bling on your finger and the planning has begun, now it’s time to inform your guests of what is going on! We all know there is a wedding etiquette one usually follows when sending out wedding invitations, but the hows and whys of sending out Save The Date invites are often less known. Remember that it’s a courtesy to give your guests a heads up about your wedding, especially if it’s during a high...

I Do {How To’s} Save The Date

There’s some bling on your finger and the planning has begun, now it’s time to inform your guests of what is going on! We all know there is a wedding etiquette one usually follows when sending out wedding invitations, but the hows and whys of sending out Save The Date invites are often less known. Remember that it’s a courtesy to give your guests a heads up about your wedding, especially if it’s during a high...

Palm Springs Oasis: The Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Who doesn’t love a little getaway once and awhile? Palm Springs is the perfect place to escape to if you live in Southern California. So if you’re looking for a chic and retro spot to hold your wedding, bachelorette party of even have a little honeymoon, then look no further than the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. With 180 rooms, this spa and resort is the quintessential spot that exudes a combination of modern and vintage...

Palm Springs Oasis: The Ace Hotel & Swim Club

Who doesn’t love a little getaway once and awhile? Palm Springs is the perfect place to escape to if you live in Southern California. So if you’re looking for a chic and retro spot to hold your wedding, bachelorette party of even have a little honeymoon, then look no further than the Ace Hotel & Swim Club. With 180 rooms, this spa and resort is the quintessential spot that exudes a combination of modern and vintage...

Destination Wedding Invitations

Here’s a little bit of etiquette advice for you… So, you’ve decided on a location for your wedding – congrats! And you’ve decided on a destination wedding to get away from it all – so much fun! You’re guests are sure to enjoy themselves at fabulous destination, but to ensure you’re convenience for your guests it is best to keep a few things in mind. Lifestyle expert, Colin Cowie, shares a few of his suggestions when...

Mini Vaca & Wedding All In One

Did you ever think about having a destination wedding?  I love the idea because it can double as both a mini vacation for you and your guests while celebrating your special day in paradise! Check out Beaches for more information and some smokin deals!

Mini Vaca & Wedding All In One

Did you ever think about having a destination wedding?  I love the idea because it can double as both a mini vacation for you and your guests while celebrating your special day in paradise! Check out Beaches for more information and some smokin deals!