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I sure love a lazy Sunday but today is far from that! With a week full of weddings behind me I am catching up on emails, (trying) to make it to the gym and church, and getting my house ready for a dinner party tonight. With the holidays fast approaching I just can't hep but feel there just aren't enough hours in the day... can I get an Amen?!

Photo @kristenjoyphoto


This Sunday I am relaxing with friends at my first Friendsgiving of the season! .
What are you doing today? I hope relaxing and a enjoying a glass of wine! .
Cheers to a 3 day week this week! I am catching up with some 2019 brides, getting baby snuggles from my new nephew and spending lots of time with family! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Coordination @graceandgoldevents
Photography @michellelacsonphotography
Hair + Makeup @msnancyz
Flowers @davidrohrstudio
Venue @laquintacountryclub ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#graceandgoldevents #palmspringsweddingplanner #southerncaliforniaweddingplanner #southerncaliforniaweddings #weddingbouquet


Take a seat—it sounds easy enough, right? Well, I believe that when it comes to weddings, that moment between ceremony and reception is the PERFECT opportunity to incorporate surprising and creative design element

Photo @j.annephotography
Escort cards @minted


I'm an..⠀

event planner. ⠀
entrepreneur. ⠀
beach bum. ⠀
vegetarian. ⠀
west-coast-wanna-be. ⠀
swimmer. ⠀
purpose seeker. ⠀
soft pretzel lover. ⠀
learning leader. ⠀
sunset chaser.⠀
loud mouth. ⠀
lover of the Lord.⠀
girl just trying to make it in this big ol' world.⠀

Tell me one thing you are ⬇️

Photo: @kellysweetphotography


I am in the middle of helping plan a Thanksgiving menu with the family... I’m curious, what is your go to side dish?

Photo @kristenjoyphoto
Floral @layersoflovely


Y'all I can't even describe my excitement as I type this post! .
It happened, It really really happened! I GOT TICKETS TO SEE THE SPICE GIRLS IN LONDON! AHHHH! 🙌
So with that being said, if I am working on your timeline and you find " Spice up your life" in there... Well I am not sure what to tell ya! 💁‍♀️
Photography @jennyquicksall
Videography @bydesignfilm
Wedding Dress @eveofmilady
Tux @generationtux
Venue @saddlerockranch_events
#Graceandgoldevents #weddingplanner #Malibuwedding #southerncaliforniaweddingplanner #saddlerockwedding #southerncaliforniaweddings #weddingcoordinator #2018weddings #2019weddings#realweddings #dreamweddings #southerncaliforniabride #weddingseasonon #weddingdetails #weddinggoals


Journey concert tee, new lipstick, and @theharperoc 💋these are three of my favorite things!


Sometimes you want a Margarita (or two) at noon on a Tuesday and that’s okay. It’s been an incredibly tough week for SoCal residents and I’m sending you all my love and good vibrations. ✨
If you’ve watched my stories then you probably know I created a google document with SoCal Venues that are able to take on November & December weddings that need to relocate immediately due to fire damage and/or evacuations. I welcome couples, planners, and venues to use and share it as needed. You can find it in the SWIPE UP in my stories highlights. I also welcome any SoCal Wedding Venues to reach out to me with your availability (via DM or Email) and I’ll add you to the document. .
Adorable mini-margaritas by @foodinkcatering photographed by @radandinlove at Sera + Eric’s @theholdingco engagement party! #artandsoulevents


My heart goes out to everyone affected by these wildfires and the mass shooting in #thousandoaks . I am at a loss of words for those who have lost their Friends, family, houses or business, have been evacuated and those couples who have had to reschedule or relocate their wedding. I am praying these fires do not spread more than they have and I pray that these mass shootings end. .
It was back in May when I was at Saddlerock for Brianna + Edem's wedding. This is the garden venue that @a_giraffe_named_stanley greets everyone at cocktail hour. I hear Stanley and the other animals are safe, thank goodness. I am sure Stanley will be ready to greet friends as soon as they can! .
Thank you to all those firefighters who are doing everything they can do stop these fires. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up and helped in any way they could to those who are affected. .
Photographer @jennyquicksall
Coordination @graceandgoldevents
Videographer @bydesignfilms
Florals @uniquefloraldesign
Rentals @prettyvintagerentals + @arentalconnection
Venue @saddlerockranch_events
#Graceandgoldevents #weddingplanner #southerncaliforniaweddingplanner #destinationweddingplanner #southerncaliforniaweddings #weddinginspo #2018weddings #realweddings #dreamweddings #southerncaliforniabride #weddingdetails #weddingtabledecor


I'll take sunshine, palm trees and oceans any day! ⠀

What is your ideal scenery? ⬇️⠀


Finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses can be super tricky! Between trying to please each bridesmaid and all the different opinions it can get frustrating. Mixing things up a bit with different styles/ colors is a great way to keep a cohesive look and make everyone happy!

Photo @_carminahughes
Beauty @glammedupvegas


"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." -R. Tagore⠀

Photo: @ashleyslaterphotography


I see alot of NEW faces around here so before I head to Palm Springs I thought I would introduce myself! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My name is Sarah 🙋‍♀️ and I am the owner and planner of Grace and Gold Events. I absolutely love being apart of my clients BIG DAY! ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here is a few things you should know about me.

1. Tomorrow morning the Spice Girls tickets go on Sale in the UK, which means at 1:30am I will be hustling to get tickets over here in California! If I get tickets, I am pretty sure I will cry, pee my pants and do a happy dance all night long! Where my Spice Girls fans at?? 💃
2. I just found out I am heading to Seattle next year with my husband! I have never been and we are going to February! So what should we do? See? Eat? give me all the deets!
3. On December 8th I will have completed 33 weddings this year.. WHOA someone give me a glass of wine!🙌 4. I have a little boy named Ollie who has started talking. He can say, No, More, Momma, Dada, Puppy, Oh Toodles, I want. 👶
5. I am heading out to Palm Springs today for my last wedding out there this year! AHH! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So if you just started following me, please say hi and a little something about yourself! xoxo- Sarah
Photography by @briannabroyles
#Graceandgoldevents #weddingplanner #sandiegoweddingplanner #orangecountyweddingplanner #palmspringsweddingplanner #southerncaliforniaweddingplanner #destinationweddingplanner #southerncaliforniaweddings #weddingcoordinator #longbeachweddingplanner #2018weddings #2019weddings #orangecounty #realweddings #dreamweddings #southerncaliforniabride #weddingdetails #ocweddingplanner #fridayintroductions


How are you going to decorate your table for Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving)? We're still finalizing what we are going to do, but it will definitely involve textured greenery and lots of candles. And I'm thinking it will involve some rich mustard yellow tones...I've been loving that color this year, ever since we spent time in Paris this February! Love how it's popping up in wedding trends, fashion trends, and home decor. However you decide to decorate your table, my main tip is this: You can't go wrong with candles...use lots of them! Timeless, elegant, and beautiful. #tylerspeierevents 📷 @joshgruetz


This babe bride is actually a fellow wedding industry professional in Canada! Justine, thank you for trusting us with such an important day...I am still obsessing over the photos from @brooke.couch!

Floral @layersoflovely
Bride @jaymariestudios
Dress @misshayleypaige
Venue @chateaunightclub
Beauty @paperbagbeauty


it’s been a minute. my mind has been working hard, resting, rebuilding and being restored. and now I’m realizing that sometimes, going back to basics and original dreams is all that a girl needs to reinvigorate her. I’M BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER (until my next ig hiatus 😂)


Happy Wednesday! Feeling so energized and excited about finishing this season strong (2 more weddings!), and also spending lots of time this week looking forward to our 2019 season. We are almost booked for 2019, and just have a few weekends left! I am feeling so blessed and honored that so many couples are trusting us with their wedding day planning and design. And youguys...we have some amazing couples. Next year is going to bring some pretty awesome designs - I am especially excited for the fun floral installations and arrangements me and my team will get to design and create! #tylerspeierevents 📷 @lunademarephoto. Venue: @sunstonewinery.


I am truly a believer in splurging on REAL wedding flowers. Over the years I have had clients ask me my thoughts on artificial vs real wedding flowers and in my opinion there is just no comparison. Artificial flowers look, well...fake. If you do not have a large floral budget talk to your designer about coming up with a way to multi-use the flowers and arrangements.

Photo @j.annephotography
Floral @layersoflovely


Jenna + Dane got married on October 13th, 2018 and despite a little rain everything turned out BEAUTIFUL. ✨
Jenna + Dane decided to get married in her parent's backyard where 125 guests celebrated the two of them with Pizza + ice cream cookies! ✨
The ceremony began at 5:15pm and the rain stopped at 5pm creating the most beautiful sunset. ✨
Photography @apicturelife
Coordination Abby with @graceandgoldevents
Place settings @otisandpearl
Flowers @littlehilldesigns
Chairs @createaparty
Catering @urbanpiela ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#Graceandgoldevents #weddingplanner #sandiegoweddingplanner #orangecountyweddingplanner #southerncaliforniaweddingplanner #destinationweddingplanner #southerncaliforniaweddings #weddingcoordinator #weddinginspo #2018weddings #2019weddings #orangecounty #realweddings #dreamweddings #southerncaliforniabride #weddingseasonon #weddingdetails #ocweddingplanner #weddingtabledecor #wedding goals


Reflecting on what I am thankful for today (new blog post - link in profile). It has been a crazy few months, and I am thankful to be slowing down. It has been an incredible season so far, and I am excited to bring our final two weddings of the year to life! Also...pro tip: There is nothing like #goldenhour on the California coast. When working on your wedding timeline, make sure to note the sunset time! Work with your planner and photographer to choose the best time for those amazing sunset photos. Escaping your reception for just 15 minutes is so worth it - the pictures that can be captured in the golden light are always so romantic and an amazing keepsake from your big day. #tylerspeierevents 📷 @katieshuler


Wedding attire... from the bride: “My dress was from a boutique in north Texas called Bridal Boutique Lewisville. It wasn’t what I had pictured myself in, but as soon as I put it on I absolutely loved it and felt so “myself” in it. It was the first place I looked and I tried on about 12 dresses total. I was the most anxious about this part of planning, so it was a huge relief when I found the one. I also chose a long veil to top it off and heels from Badgley Mischka.”

Photo @kristenjoyphoto
Floral @cityblossomslv
Beauty @briannamichellebeauty
Venue @springspreserve
Officiant @weddingvowslasvegas
Music @premiereweddingmusic
Video @newflyfilms