Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Published: La Tavola Linens

Check out La Tavola Linen's blog today - I'm today's Guest Writer featuring pictures from my End of Season Soiree!

Published: The Sweetest Occasion

We're on The Sweetest Occasion this morning. Check it out!

And congratulations to Cyd on her gorgeous redesign of the blog. It looks fabulous!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


I will always remember this wedding. In part, because this couple are two of sweetest, most loving and generous people I've ever met. And in part, because ... It was the windiest, wildest wedding I have ever done.

It was a windy weekend everywhere in Santa Barbara County on this day in May. I've spoken to numerous other planners that experienced similar conditions. But up in the mountains off Figueroa Mountain Road, it whipped us around and wreaked havoc on all things wedding. Luckily, Maggie and Dominic were game for it. They chose their venue because of its beauty and unique perch that makes it feel like you're on top of the world - and the only ones on it - and they were prepared for whatever conditions came their way. Nothing could faze these lovebirds!

We had to make some adjustments - like incorporating firewood into the floral centerpieces in order to weigh down the tables and linens, and like moving the party inside immediately following dinner - but everyone rolled with it all and we had a blast.

Congratulations, Dominic and Maggie!! Thank you, Shoshanna Lee Photography for sharing the images. And thank you to all those vendors that went above and beyond and performed with such grace in such crazy conditions:

Donna Romani Events
Shoshana Lee Photography
Simply Marvelous BBQ Catering
AMS Entertainment
Santa Barbara Airbus

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I certainly built up this post enough ... going on and on about how gorgeous this wedding was. How the El Mar Ballroom at the Four Seasons Biltmore was totally transformed into a dark and sexy forest. How Nico Cervantes just let the creative forces guide him into something jaw-dropping incredible. And how awesome my couple were to work with. Well, no more hype, just proof. Here are the amazing pics from Hanssie Trainor. Enjoy!!!

Don't you LOVE the table numbers we did?!!! Perfection!

After a night of partying, guests took home a jar of lemon-honey preserves (made by the Bride herself) and a set of delectable Four Seasons scones. Yum!

SO much fun to work on this wedding with a fantastic couple and the most amazing vendors. Here's the talent behind this vision:

Donna Romani Events
Hanssie Trainor Photography
Nico Designs
Four Seasons Biltmore

Russell Fowler Studios
Santa Barbara DJs
La Tavola Linens
Classic Party Rentals

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Ah ... So romantic! Thank you, Hanssie, for the amazing photos.

Oh my gosh, I am giddy excited for tomorrow. Do NOT miss photos of the beautiful reception. I cannot wait!!!

Donna Romani Events
Hanssie Trainor Photography
Nico Designs
Four Seasons Biltmore

Monday, November 22, 2010


I LOVED this couple. I LOVED this wedding. Elise was a beautiful bride inside and out, generous and fun and excited. She had complete faith in her vendors and gave us all a lot of creative freedom to design a gorgeous wedding that fit who she and Eric are together. Today, I have amazing photos from the talented Hanssie Trainor to share with you from before the wedding ... But you will not want to miss my posts on Tuesday and Wednesday with Parts II and III -- a stunning ceremony and a ballroom totally transformed into a dark and sexy forest. So cool!!!

"Love"ing these Christian Louboutin shoes!!!

Romantic Vera Wang - sigh

Lovely flowers by Nico - but wait for the reception (wow!)

Such a cute First Look series follows!!

Don't miss tomorrow and Wednesday. I promise, it's worth it!!!

Donna Romani Events
Hanssie Trainor Photography
Nico Designs
Four Seasons Biltmore
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