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I was on my way to a career in a medical field when some friends got married.  They did not have a big budget, in fact just the opposite.  I was 19 and I volunteered to help them.  I got more enjoyment over finding inexpensive favors than anything I had done so far in the medical field and a career was born.  Imagine how much fun it is to be an integral part of a person’s happiest day.  

So, I changed my focus and began my studies in earnest, beginning with my degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in meetings and events at San Diego State.  I also have bridal consultant certificates with Penn Foster, ABC (Association of Bridal Consultants) Certified Bridal Consultant and Best of Wedding Wire 2012 just to name a few. 

I have been approved to work in such prestigious locations as The Richard Nixon Library, Soka University, Pagent of the Masters, Ocean Institute, Segerstrom Hall, The Ritz Carlton, Ojai Valley Inn and Spa and a host of other sites with preferred vender lists.

I can honestly say, I love what I do.

 

Nicolette discovered her passion for weddings in 2013, when she helped plan her cousin’s big day. Since then, she has been thrilled to create beautiful moments for brides and grooms throughout Southern California. After studying Public Relations at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts, Nicolette has used her experience, creative flare, and attention to detail to create elegant, one-of-a-kind weddings. 

Nicolette focuses on the Orange County and San Diego regions. Her favorite weddings are those that include laughter, and a touch of the couples personality! Her favorite moment is when she sends a bride down the aisle, knowing the “first look” is just a moment away. Her favorite wedding  locations include romantic, outdoor venues, where a bride and groom can celebrate under the stars.

Fun facts about Nicolette:

  • She lived in Paris for 4 months while working for Badgley Mischka during the Paris Fashion Week.
  • She was an equestrian for 10 years, riding and competing locally with the hopes to have a horse of her own someday. 
  • Her passion for traveling has taken her to 12 countries... and counting. 

 

Shauna is a graduate of SDSU where she studied Business Management and Events. She currently resides in Ventura and specialized in our LA market. 

After starting with Cortney in 2011, Shauna focused on outdoor, rustic weddings and always loves to include any furry friends. Her favorite part of a wedding is "seeing all the hard work that was put into the event finally all come together and seeing the joy on the couples faces once they are officially married".

A few Fun facts about Shauna:

  • Her mom was born in Ireland so it's a favorite place to visit when she travels. 
  • She loves Husky's.
  • Her favorite type of music is County!
 

For Our Furry Family Members

MEET MY BEAU

We met in a parking lot off a crowded Southern California freeway on Valentine's Day. I admit it was a Craig's List shelter hook-up and I was a little nervous at first, so I brought some girlfriends with me to be sure. But there he was, all cute and fluffy... it was love at first site. Who can resist that face?