Tuesday’s Table | Craft Beer

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Whether you’re a fan of hops, malt, rye, barrel aged, or chili infused, Craft Beer has become an intimate part of many couple’s lives. Bring in a little green barley, wheat, bottle caps, growlers, custom labels, an occasional cigar box, and some great beer to make your celebration uniquely you.

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Tuesday’s Table | Native Inspired

Our family has ties to the Diné (Navajo)Choctaw, Blackfoot, and Cherokee Nations. Our Tuesday’s Table gives honor to this beautiful heritage, full of life, color, and vibrancy.
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Rock My Wedding | Wedding Nouveau – Frida Kahlo

Wedding Nouveau – Native American

Be a Certified Wedding Consultant

BE A CERTIFIED WEDDINGClasses are enrolling now for this season. Three separate classes that build on each other providing a more in depth training structure to prepare you for a successful career as a Wedding Consultant. After completing all three, you will receive a Certification from the College of Extended University at Cal Poly Pomona.


WC101 – So You Want to Be a Wedding Consultant

Sat Jan 9 @ 9am   OR  Sat Jan 16 @ 9am

This one day workshop provides students with an informative and realistic look at what it truly means to become a wedding consultant, skills to be successful, and the basics of planning a wedding. This course is a prerequisite to Wedding Consultant 201. ENROLL NOW


WC201 – Starting Your Business as a Wedding Consultant

Wed Jan 20 – Wed Feb 10 @ 6pm (every Wednesday)

This course will cover everything you need to do regarding establishing your business as a wedding consultant. Students will learn about startup costs, business legalities, payment considerations, contracts, negotiations, event logistics, vendor contracts, and marketing your business. WC101 is a prerequisite for this class. ENROLL NOW


WC301 – Running Your Wedding Consultant Business

Wed Feb 16 – Wed April 13 @ 6pm (every Wednesday)

This course teaches fundamentals of running your wedding conslutant business. Topics include vendor qualifications, project management tools, event logistics, designing a wedding, marriage requirements, successful marketing strategies, banquet event ordering, floorplans, wedding budget, event timelines, rehearsals, invitations, name change, and etiquette. WC201 & WC101 are prerequisites for this class. ENROLL NOW

Harlem Nights

August has become a full month of celebrations; with my birthday, my husband‘s birthday and capping with our daughter, Brooklyn Joy’s birthday too (well she’s technically Sept 2nd…but still).

These last 5 years, I have been honored to share this eventful month (and even my actual birthday) designing wedding celebrations for a few of my happy couples.  Last year, in the middle of all this celebrating, we added our handsome little Jackson Porter Gray’s birth to the calendar as well, just over a week after another beautiful August Wedding.

I had the pleasure of designing and producing the wedding celebration for the always eventful Dedra & William at the breathtaking Casa Romantica in San Clemente, CA.  We nurtured a lasting bond with a little less than 6 months of wedding planning, included in that time William throwing Dedra a surprise “all-white” birthday party at our LOFTon2nd in Pomona, CA

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I was absolutely overjoyed when Dedra called to inquire on my and the Loft’s availability for another August celebration…William’s 50th.  She wanted a memorable casino-inspired evening with about 50 friends.  So I said, what do you think about giving it ‘a little soul’…’a little gangsta’…’a little pizzazz’?  Lets go for Harlem Renaissance…

The Theme: Harlem Nights. The Location: LOFTon2nd. The Task: Turn our Historic Pomona brick lined loft into a Speakeasy.  We made custom invites, brought in the casino tables, had DJ Alex bumping Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington, chose a few of their favorite drinks (including Will’s somewhat hard to find, Heineken Dark), some “stick to your belly” catering, brought in my staff and a couple “Cigarette Girls”, and custom cigar labeled Twix bars in a vintage leather piece.  The Loft was transformed and between the guests dressed-to-the-nines in their best (and I mean they went all out) 1920’s attire and the feathers, hanging crystal valances and cobalt blue, you would almost forget you may need to take an Uber home, check in on Facebook or post a few on Instagram.

Here are a few shots from the night, taken by two of our favorite photographers, Rich & Vanessa Mora of MoraCreativeStudios.

Welcome to SUGAR WILL’S…

Thank you again William and Dedra for allowing me to do life with you.  xoxox

The “Day of Wedding” Workshop

Planning a wedding can be one of the most fun-filled experiences you may ever have the opportunity to be part of…depending on how prepared you are.

Whether you are setting yourself up to be a Wedding Professional, investing your time to support a couple close to you, or you are an ambitious DIY Bride/Groom, if you are looking to gain a higher level of insight and preparation in successfully producing a beautiful wedding day, this workshop is for you.

Over the past six years, I have certified and trained numerous professional wedding coordinators via Cal Poly Pomona Extended University. Professionals, friends of brides, and more have asked for a workshop that focused specifically on the actual coordination and success of the wedding day, as well as the month leading up to it.

The “Day of Wedding” Workshop

Saturday, April 26, 2015

Set in the beautiful LOFTon2nd gallery, in Downtown Pomona Historic Arts Colony, we will embark on a day of learning and preparation that will empower you to produce a special day at a high level of excellence. We discuss emergency preparation, detailed timelines, day of expectations, vendor accountability, traditions and creative liberties.

This 6 hour workshop is $175. To register, simply complete the fields below and we will send you a Credit Card invoice via PayPal. The deadline to register is April 23.