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Next up on our Pure Lavish Family Monday is one of the best Event Designers in the biz, Kevin Dahl! Isn't he a... DOLL?! (see what I did there) :D

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Favorite part of a wedding day?

My absolute favorite part of the wedding day is watching the grooms face as his beautiful bride walks down the aisle!

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Oh, the decisions you make for your wedding day; they're endless! One in particular is whether you want a first look, go traditional, OR you just aren't sure! Well, don't worry! We're here to help with that decision! So, what’s a 'first look'?

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Allow us to introduce your wedding planning entourage, family or simply... the team that makes things happen! We truly are better together and each wedding is a labor of love that we enjoy every minute of! We are so excited for the 2017 + 2018 season and are looking so forward to the weddings coming up and the couples we have yet to meet!temp-post-image

First up... our owner and principal planner, Carrie Traver alongside her rock and best friend, Justin and son/Pure Lavish mascot, Parker!

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Why did you decide to take a leap of faith and start a planning company? Well besides the obvious of being able to hear a couples story, become close friends and then be a small part of their dream wedding day... I thrive on details, time management (aka stress!) and making people happy! Of course, these all could be vices in normal life; but for me they are what make me tick and what ensures a seamless wedding day for our couples!

How was your wedding day? It was PERFECT! I wish I could relive it over and over again! It was at the Retro Ranch, Temecula and of course our team executed it flawlessly alongside the BEST vendors! I had three favorite moments. First was seeing Justin for the first time. We opted to go the traditional route. Walking down the aisle, seeing him smiling at me was a dream. I don't remember anything but my Dad holding me tight and my future husband smiling from ear to ear. Second, was communion. We are Christians and having that quiet moment to pray together was something we both will always cherish. Last, would have to be our grand entrance as Mr. & Mrs. We were announced and our whole bridal party bummed rushed us with hugs and screams. What a memory... I think we may just watch our wedding video tonight!

How's life with a 9 month old? Oh, it's tough but I wouldn't change it for the world. Being a business owner, wife and mom has its challenging days but those challenges are blessings in my book! Parker brings such joy to Justin and I. It's an indescribable feeling to start a family. Every day Parker does something new to either scare the nonsense out of us or make us laugh until we can't breath. Life is busy, but thankfully I have a (hot!) husband who can out cook anyone, a team that loves our couples as much as I do and family/friends that support every decision and jump at the chance to help with Parker!

What's one thing you can't live without? That's tough! Probably my gel manicures and I have to include cheese! I could have a charcuterie every night and be happy!

In closing, what is your dream or mantra for Pure Lavish Events? To live our purpose of serving our couples to the fullest. Our brand really is our amazing team of girls (& Kevin!). Each person loves love and thrives on making others happy. We genuinely love our "jobs" and hope to give back as much as we can.

Next up, Kevin Dahl who has been with Pure Lavish since they were established! Check in next Monday to hear more! Yep... cliff hanger! ;)

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New year means new trends! As you may have seen from your Facebook and Instgram feeds, engagements have been in full swing, which means MORE WEDDINGS! YAY! So, to kickstart your planning process, here are some of OUR 2017 wedding trends to get your creative juices flowing! The photos below were some of our gorgeous 2016 weddings that debuted these trends last year, but you better believe these ideas will be making a bigger appearance in 2017! Happy Planning, Pinning and Paroozing!!!

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Gorgeous Greens

Drop dead gorgeous florals are pretty much our favorite. The tight bouquets and centerpieces are FAB, but making their way onto the scene are dramatic textured filler greens. They add so much body and dimension to any floral design. It's orga...

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We've done quite a few styled shoots but there was something about our Victoria Beach shoot that left us in a magical fairytale. This glam and vintage combo was just the ticket for our ocean and castle scenery. Yes, a castle! It doesn't get more fairytale than that! Oh my, and let me tell you about the group of vendors... what a dream team! This wouldn't have been possible and such a success without all of you. We were fortunate enough to have been published once again in Exquisite Magazine and we were over the moon! Thank you Devon Donnahoo for capturing this amazing shoot, what a blast!
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There's something so lovely about a classic blush palate, and we couldn't stop gawking over the elegant details at Kim and Matt's Retro Ranch wedding. The bar decor, the mix matched dresses, the simple and adorable single tier cake, and the vintage accent pieces are exactly what bride Kim envisioned, and oh my was her vision ON POINT! Another vision she had was sharing a first look with her father. Talk about a tear jerker! Such a precious moment between dad and his baby girl that we couldn't get enough of. We hope you enjoy some of the other precious moments in this blog as much as we did. Thank you Kristina Adams Photography for not missing a detail! We're in love!

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Photographer: Kristina Adams Photography | Videographer: Theater 10 | Cake/Dessert: Love Cakes | Florist: Paisley's Petals | Band: Big Truth | Ceremony Musician: Nick Terrafranca | Catering: Canyon Catering | Bar: Bottles + Blooms |Vox DJS – Robert

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Vintage elegance at its finest! Our very own Lauren Eckmeder along with an amazing team of vendors, designed and executed this gorgeous vintage inspired shoot, and we're in love! The scenery at the Hotel Temecula was the perfect setting for the rustic farm table and lavender blooms, and let's not forget about those bundt cake favors!! YUMMM! We were so honored to have been featured on Exquisite Magazine where you can view by clicking the link! Enjoy these photos taken by our dear friend and the lovely Allie Marion Photography.
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You are in for a real treat. From a suspended cake to a custom donut wall, you're sure to be pinning all of Janelle's extraordinary details! From initial consultation to the wedding day, Janelle was a fire cracker. She knows what she wants, exactly how she wants it and by golly if it doesn't exist we were sure to make exist! Our designer, Lauren and I absolutely loved every minute with her. When we met Nic, we loved him just the same! They are a match made in Heaven! Not to mention, their family! Talk about SO much fun! They had us laughing the entire evening! Her mom, Kerrie was instantly our BFF and parting at the end of the night was like a heartbreaking movie scene! Enjoy these photos by Wedding Bell Studios and Valdophye Photography. Janelle & Nic had two very talented photographers shooting their day, we just couldn't choose! Photos below are photographed by Wedding Bell Studios.
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When we received the photos of Mariah and Joshua's vibrant desert wedding, I (Alexa) was in Awe! Not only were they ALL amazing, but I was beyond stumped on which ones I wanted to pick for their blog! Mariah and Joshua share the sweetest love I've ever seen. You couldn't look at both of them without seeing Joshua kissing Mariah's forehead or kissing her hands, and how could he not?! Mariah was stunning and had the most radiant bridal glow as you'll quickly see in these photos. Their wedding day was seamless thanks to their family and friends who were so involved every step of the way. Mariah's bridesmaids even made a garter that they all pass down to the next friend in line to be married. Think sisterhood of the traveling pants, but with a garter! So cute! Mariah and Joshua are two of the kindest and most appreciative people we've had the pleasure of knowing, and we're so happy we were able to be apart of their special day. Lucky for us, we can relive the day all over again through these incredible photos taken by Aga Jones Photography. Yay!

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When the KNOT approached us to plan their OC Summer Market Mixer, we were first beyond honored and then the reality of the work set in. Immediately we knew the view of the ocean would be not only impressive but allow guests to feel as though they were on vacation. When the Montage, Laguna agreed to host we were ecstatic! Their hospitality and diligence were beyond us. The moment we had our first meeting until the end of the evening they were all smiles and beyond hospitable. Even when the guest count almost tripled from what we had anticipated. From there we rounded up the best in the industry. Bottles + Blooms who installed and took lead of design to the rental companies (see below!!) to the Tahitian dancers, everything was seamless an...

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