Meet Cortney



Cortney Helaine

I was on my way to a career in the 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 in the medical field. Imagine how much fun would be an integral part of a person’s happiest day.  So, I promptly 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 and The Knot just to name a few.

Fast forward to 2020, I have now been in business for over ten years. I have worked with hundreds of clients, 17 specialty certifications; I am so blessed! I can’t wait to see what the next ten years brings and can’t wait to create new and unique wedding day experiences for all of our couples to come. My favorite part of the wedding planning experience, still to this day, is helping to create a new and creative experience for guests and the couple. I love making each wedding day custom for every couple. I want guests to walk in and say, “WOW, this really does look like {the couples} perfect day.” Making a wedding everything you dreamed of is what I am here to do and along the way, I hope to make it an easy and stress-free experience.

I can honestly say, I love what I do.


Meet the Team



Nicole joined our team after years with a prestigious, world-renowned hotel in Laguna Beach, California. With over 15 years of wedding and event experience, she’s seen it all and prepared for any design, idea, or last-minute change that could come her way. One of her favorite parts of working with a couple is being able to throw out the cookie-cutter standard and create something new and unique. Whether it’s tradition, cultures, or even helping a couple create their own new traditions, Nicole prides herself on making every moment customized to each couple.



Ryan is a Knott’s Berry Farm loving mom and wife to her wonderful family. Ryann loves to perfect every detail throughout each big day! With 10 years of experience working at one of Southern California’s premier theme park resorts, Ryann is your go-to girl on the day of the wedding and all through the planning process. On the wedding day, she is here to make sure everything from the electrical set up to your placards is perfectly in order.



Baylee is one of our top managers for properties like Ole Hanson and Giracci Vineyards. She loves being able to assist a couple in helping put together their dream day and making sure things go just right for every couple!



Jordan started with our team as an intern, and with a quick study, she had picked up a specialty of intimate weddings. She loves working with clients to bring their wedding day dreams to life no matter how big or small.



Brenna is committed to making sure each member of the bridal party and VIP’s are cared for throughout the special day. No matter what, Brenna will be right by your side from bustling your train to helping pack up all your items at the end of the night.

Our Furry Family Member



We met in a parking lot off a crowded Southern California freeway on Valentine’s Day. I admit it was a Craigslist 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 sight. Who can resist that face?


Jameson’s the epitome of a gentle giant! There is no foe to our sweet boy, except maybe every tennis ball in Orange County. He’s 100 pounds of nothing but harmless… unless you’re maybe his dog food.


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