Thursday, July 15, 2010

We have a NEW BLOG!!!

Hey Couture Readers, 
We have started a NEW Blog! 
Please visit our new blog to stay up to date with Couture Events! 

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Meet Rosy and Wes: Proposal Story & Engagement Shoot

 Meet Rosy and Wes!

This AMAZING COUPLE came to me almost a year ago and asked if I would help them in planning their wedding from afar! They lived out of town and wanted to get married at All Hallows Catholic Church in La Jolla and have their reception at the La Valencia Hotel here in San Diego! I was so excited to be planning a wedding for this amazing couple.  As we started to talk about colors and the style of the wedding they showed me Rosy's engagement ring! 

It's a canary diamond or "fancy yellow" to be more specific. After talking about how much she loved the ring and how it reflected her style and personality I knew we would use their rings as the inspiration for their wedding
*Her Ring: Classic and vintage inspired with modern flair 
*His Ring: Renaissance inspired with intricate details

This gave me the vision! Colors: Yellow and white. Style: Classic, vintage, and renaissance with a touch of modern flair. It fit their styles and personalities perfectly! We got started planning and the rest is history! You will see how it all comes together on May 29, 2010, their wedding day!  I have had so much fun planning this uniquely perfect wedding just for Rosy and Wes! 

They trusted me with so much and I am so honored and privileged to be their Wedding Coordinator!  

Here are some highlights from their engagement shoot by 
Teale Photography and the proposal story from the Brides perspective! Enjoy! 

This engagement session was 
simple, elegant, and classy! 
The perfect reflection of Rosy and Wes!

 "When Wes proposed I was in the hardest part of my residency, I was working at Kaiser San Jose as the Chief Resident in Foot and Ankle Surgery.  For 3 months I was not allowed a day off.  Luckily one of the attendings took pitty on me and said I could have New Years Day off.  Wes planned a quick getaway for us to South Lake Tahoe,  I had my bags packed for a fabulous New Years Eve Celebration, we left Silicon Valley after work on December 31st and drove the 4 hours with traffic to South Lake.  

I had a feeling he would propose because exactly 5 weeks prior I had made the Engagement Chicken Recipe and I was ready! We had been dating for 2 years, and he knew that was my cut off!  On the drive to South Lake enjoying the scenery and the snow on the side of the road I was feeling very giddy, but Wes shot me down and said not to expect anything because he wouldn't be proposing that weekend, I was so sad, he was so serious and it made me mad! I was upset that he wouldn't propose and now I had to be in the car with him on my only day off!  

Part of me didn't believe him, however when we pulled up into the HoJo (Howard Johnson) and he said this is where we are staying I was shocked! I thought well he really isn't proposing especially since we are staying at the HoJo, I was even more upset.  But I decided to get dolled up and get ready for the New Year anyway.  

We went to dinner at Cafe Fiore, I cute tiny little Italian Eatery with a fabulous menu. The restaurant only has 8 tables.  The snow was stacked up outside and there were white stargazer lillies on the table giving off their wonderful aroma, it was magical.  

Wes brought some of our favorite wine from Castillo Amorosa in Napa, and to my surprise he had a wine pairing for each course.  The meal was exquisite!  I noticed he wasn't talking very much which is very unusual for him and he kept rubbing his right pant pocket all night.  On top of that he kept telling me to take it easy with the champagne because I needed to remember that night.

After dessert it was very close to midnight, we were finishing our wine when right at midnight he got down on one knee and pulled out the box, he said a slurry of wonderful things all of which I can't remember,  it only took a second for the tears of joy to start pouring!  
I said *Yes* !
 We later transferred to a much nicer Resort and spent New years Day on the slopes.  It was perfect!  "
~ Rosario Araguas


This lovely couple will be wed on 
May 29, 2010! 
More fabulous photos to come after the wedding... 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Couture Coaching

Couture Coaching was created to give girls the opportunity to learn about how to look and conduct themselves gracefully and confidently. We want to inspire every girl to gain self-confidence and an excitement for her own fashion and style. When the training is over, the Couture Girl will have elegant poise and know how to conduct herself in any setting.  

Summer Sessions Starting 
on June 29 & July 1

Polish Your Life Coaching- It’s the perfect mix of etiquette, life, and confidence coaching. 
(Ten Week Class)

      Becoming a Lady-
(ages 10-13)
    Tuesdays 4-6pm 

      Becoming a Woman- 
(ages 14-18)
     Thursdays 6-8pm

      $75 a session- 
Each session will last two hours

Ten-week program-

1. Introducing yourself and public speaking
2. Introduction to skin care and make-up
3. Introduction to modeling
4. Nail and hair care
5. Wardrobe and personal styling
6. How to be a hostess and table manners
7. Expressing yourself and interviewing skills
8. Organizational skills and goal setting
9. Finishing touches (Overview of everything) 
10.**Photo shoot**- This session is an extra $75 for the photographer.

*After the ten week course you can continue with Couture Coaching in modeling classes to perfect your runway walk, poses, model personality, and style!

 To sign up, get more information, or set up a meeting to discuss the possibilities please
 Contact Couture Events at: 

p. 619-206-2905

You can also visit our website and 
click on Coaching to find out more information! 

Monday, March 29, 2010

Couture Events Office, Little Italy

Step into the world of 
This is our office in Little Italy! 

1665 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Photos by the amazing and talented Reanna McHugh from  
We opened the office in October 2009. It took a few months to work on all of the details! I think I will always be continually working on it, always adding and redesigning where I feel needed but for now it's PERFECT! A little bit of vintage lace and a whole lotta LOVE! 

We are located on the second floor of an old victorian home! Since it is a victorian home and we love all things vintage we decided to create an eclectic feel and combine it with shabby chic style!

I share the office with two amazing women who also happen to be spectacular wedding vendors! 
Nic. Roc. Designs- Invitation and stationary design! Specializing in custom design invitation for those who dare to make a colorful statement! Their Philosophy- Vibrant and Unpredictable. 
Teale Photography- Wedding, Event, and Portrait Photography! She specializes in weddings and loves love. Her passion for photography began in her travels around the world in the attempts to capture priceless unforgettable faces. She loves knowing that no matter where she goes there will be new colors and faces to tell stories. Each wedding has many faces and tells a beautiful story. 

Meet Shaffer our Beta fish- We named him after the first owner of the historic home our office is located in. 

Come and relax anytime in our Little Italy Office! We would love to meet with you! One of the wonderful benefits of being located in Little Italy is the multitude of Italian restaurants a couple of blocks away. So after our meeting (or maybe even during our meeting) you/we can head on down to Mimmos for a wonderful italian meal or to Pappalecco  for some gelato or coffee! So please come stop by, tell us all about your wedding or event and let us take care of the rest and while you are here enjoy a bit of Little Italy! 
Hope to see you all soon! Please remember to make an appointment before you stop by. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wedding Party Bridal Show 2010

A picture is worth a thousand words! Need I say anything more?
Photography by Be True Photography . AMAZING! 

Friday, March 5, 2010

2010 Wedding Trend: Unique Party Favors

One Wedding trend in 2010 is the personal intimate feel of the whole event by distinctively personalizing wedding details. Giving your wedding that personal touch makes guest remember your day for a lifetime. One of my favorite ways of showing personality styles is in homemade favors. Take an idea or an item and make it a special gift rather than giving your guest something they may throw away. Some of my favorite wedding favors are:  

Eco-friendly favors..

Fortune cookies...

CD with a song or songs for guest to remember the day...

Or a theme favor!

Weekend in San Diego! 100th POST!

Hey Couture Readers, 
THIS IS OUR 100th POST! Can you believe we have found over 100 things to talk about and that we have TONS more! haha... 
We will keep the posts coming! 

Lets start with THIS WEEKEND!
I hear it's going to be a lazy weekend here in San Diego as it will be raining all weekend! Here are a few fun things you can do with your fiance and friends!
1. The Wedding Party Bridal Show 
Sunday, March 7
12:00pm- 5:00pm
Couture Events will have a booth in the Edge Room- please make sure to come and visit! 
If you are interested just print out these free tickets courtesy of Couture Events: 

I have not seen it yet but I have heard its going to be amazing, especially in 3-D. 
Also Sue Wong created some amazing dresses for Disney's Alice In Wonderland Collection... here is a sneak peak! 
Inspired by: White Queen, Alice

Inspired by: The White Rabbit, Alice

Inspired by: The Talking Flower Garden

These are going to be wonderful wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses! I am so excited to see the movie! You can view the rest of the collection and read more about it HERE!

Happy Friday!