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nick + ashley

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Francine for FRE, Real Weddings, Wedding Planning , , , ,

[[ the team ]]

Venue: Rancho Valencia
Photography: Natalie Bray Photography
Florist: Organic Elements
Baker: VG’s Donuts and Bakery
Music: Still Listening Productions
Beauty: Beauty by Stacey
Lighting: Classic Party Rentals
Signage: Twinkle and Toast
Coordinator: Francine of Francine Ribeau Events


kaley + peter

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Venue: Moniker Warehouse
Photography: Walter Wilson
Florist: Isari Flower Studio
Desserts: Emjaye Inspired
Cake: Jenny Wenny Cakes
DJ: DeOndre Essex
Beauty: Beauty by Stacey
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Rentals: Adore Folklore
Tableware: Not My Dish
Linens: La Tavola
Catering: Chef Drew
Transportation: Goldfield Stage
Videography: At Last
Design and Planning: Francine of Francine Ribeau Events


matt + ld

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Matt and LD were married in Palm Springs, CA at the gorgeous O’Donnell House overlooking downtown Palm Springs. They wanted to use the retro and colorful Palm Springs backdrop as an inspiration for their wedding. We created a wedding that was vibrant, modern and truly unique to them!

Planning and Design: Francine Ribeau Events / Photography:  This Modern Romance / Florist: Primary Petals / Venue: O’Donnell House / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals  / Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens / Calligraphy: Twinkle and Toast / Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Groom’s Attire (Custom): Men’s Trunk Club


cortney + chaz

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Can you believe this beautiful, lush backdrop is right here in San Diego? Cortney and Chaz chose Paradise Point Resort & Spa to host their unforgettable wedding weekend with family and friends. To get away from their chilly hometowns of Chicago and Seattle, everyone flew down for a destination wedding in Mission Bay over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Guests stayed at the Paradise Point Resort and relaxed throughout the weekend, getting together on the beach for bonfires and laughing the night away together. The weather turned out to be spectacular on the wedding day, clear blue skies and some sunshine too! Cortney and Chaz said “I do” in a cozy grove of tropical trees. Blooms by Breesa Lee created beautiful floral arrangements to decorate the ceremony and reception spaces. Guests enjoyed cocktails while soaking in the incredible view from the balcony outside of the ballroom. After a delicious dinner and cake by Cute Cakes, guests danced the night away to awesome music provided by Matt Phipps of Choice Entertainment and took fun photos in the Red Photo Booth. All photography courtesy of True Photography and wedding coordination by Sonya of Francine Ribeau Events. We wish Cortney and Chaz a lifetime of love and happiness, cheers!


zach + betsey

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|| The Team ||

Venue: La Valencia Hotel
Photography: The Youngrens
Florist: Organic Elements
Baker: Michele Coulon
Music: Josh Bonas for Still Listening Productions
Make-up: Beauty by Stacey
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsAPR Event RentalsFolklore Rentals 
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Videography: Lloyd Films
Calligraphy: Wendy Ware
Design and Planning: Francine for Francine Ribeau Events


kady + adam

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[ The Vendor Team ]

Venue: L’Auberge Del Mar
Photography: Leah Vis
Florist: Jennifer Cole Florals
Baker: Michele Coulon
Beauty: Beauty by Stacey
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: La Tavola
Band: That Vibe
AV: Vario Productions
Donuts: Sensational Treats
Planning: Francine of Francine Ribeau Events


yuna + charles engagement at la valencia

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When Charles approached me to help create a beautiful escape to propose to his wife, he left no detail out. Attention to detail was key as was his love for his fiance. Yuna walked into the hidden gem on the 11th floor at the historic and charismatic La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla and was in awe at the beautiful collection of flowers designed by Breesa Lee. The tablescape for two was draped with a cascading garland of blush peonies, ivory garden roses, light pink stock and white hydrangeas. Unique gold accents were added in the silverware, on the candle votives, and on the desserts too! The linens selected were a perfect compliment to the candle and flowers scattered all over this 11th level haven. The view was beautiful and the memories that Charles and Yuma created was a dream come true.

It was a gorgeous day with a beautiful view of the ocean, and the moment was perfect. Charles happily got down on one knee and proposed to Yuna. It was a dream come true and we were so delighted to be a part of this special occasion!

| the team |
Venue: La Valencia Hotel
Rentals: Concepts Event Design
Florals: Blooms by Breesa Lee
Photograph: Justice Photo
Bakery: Frost Me Gourmet
Design & Coordination: Suher for Francine Ribeau Events


terra + brian

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Once upon a time there was a strapping young man and a blonde bubbly girl, that both happened to be at the right place at the right time. The young man was named Brian, a successful business owner living in LA County at the time. The girl was named Terra, a fashion executive that had just moved back to California from New York City exactly one month before.

It was a Friday night, and they both were out with friends at a bar called “ROSCOES” , in a popular area of town named Fullerton. The drinks were flowing, and as you can imagine after a few beverages, Mother Nature Calls! Terra stood in line for the bathroom, waiting for someone that was taking an abnormally long time to come out. All of a sudden, she hears someone behind her trying to strike up conversation. It was Brian, and they immediately began talking so intensely that she didn’t even notice the bathroom was now free!

After an hour long conversation, Terra gave Brian her number, and in typical guy fashion- he waited the “play it cool” 3 days to text her. When he did, the two went out on their first date at Javier’s. It was during this date that Terra realized Brian was not the typical guy she had been out with before, and knew she had to go out with him again to see where it could go. 3 years later, the two are still happily in love!

We are loving these adorable engagement photos of Terra and Brian and we can not wait for their upcoming wedding!

Photography: Natalie Bray
Florist: Design d’Fleur
Skirt: ASOS