Los Angeles Bride in the City: Monica Padilla

Style Unveiled, as hard as we try, knows that sometimes it takes a woman who's walking in your same 'heels' to help with something like planning a day as big as a wedding.  And while we will always be here to help with inspirational photos, real weddings, vendor suggestions, venue ideas, our Perfect 10 lists, and more ... we want to bring you something priceless ... Advice from brides who are doing the same as you (right now!!) ... PLANNING THEIR WEDDING :)  Our blog addition, Bride in the City will give you inside info from other brides to help you along the way and make you feel like you're not the only one :)  So ... get ready to bond with Bride in the City guest:  Monica Padilla

When did you become engaged?

July 2, 2009

When is the big day?

May 14, 2011

Who are the wedding vendors that you have already decided to hire?

There is very few I have at this moment , but catering is TGIS and our wedding photographer is Clifton Photography.  Ceremony will be held at Wayfarers Chapel and our venue is at Norris Pavilion.

 What is your venue and why did you choose it?

Our venue is called Norris Pavilion in Rolling Hills Estates. When finding this venue I did my research on the location and made an appointment to view it .  My fiance and I loved the dim lighting, the colors inside so dark and very romantic. The venue held the amount of guests we were requesting. It was perfect! It also sold me when I saw that my bridesmaids had they're own vanity mirror to powder their face and retouch there makeup! lol

What are you most excited about for your wedding day?

To walk down the aisle and see the man I love . To marry my best friend and for us to dance the night away and having a great time with our family & friends!  :) I'm so excited!

Is there anything you are nervous about for your wedding day?

I just hope and pray everything turns out great. I know that they're might be little glitches, but things happen and you just move forward and enjoy your special day with your love.

What is your wedding theme or concept going to be?  What inspired it?

I would say the theme of our wedding is Classic Romantic. When I viewed our venue location,  it had very dim lighting and I absolutely loved it! It inspired me to want it to look timeless romantic with rose petals and low lighting.

Did you decide to hire a wedding coordinator?  Why did you decide this?

We actually didn't hire a wedding coordinator.  For me I want to be able to experience every moment and enjoy it with the help of my family & friends :)

Where are you planning to go for your honeymoon?

We haven't planned our honeymoon as of yet, but we are considering traveling to Hawaii or Maui and being by the water and having a piña colada! lol

What are some of your favorite wedding planning blogs and tools?

Wedding planning tools that I have found very helpful have been project wedding website (They have everything)  Also the The Knot website.

Is your husband-to-be helping with the planning?  What are his jobs?

My fiance has been very supportive with our planning . He gives me his opinions and share ideas with me that might help us with the wedding.  Jobs that he wants to partake in are Videography, Food, Cake Tasting, & DJ .

What is your best advice to brides who are currently planning their wedding?

Biggest advise I can give to other brides is, be patient take the wedding planning day by day. Try not to feel overwhelmed or rushed with the planning and remember why you want to get married and the love you have for each other which is first, rather than the material things.

Are you planning to see each other before the ceremony for photos?  Why or why not?

I personally am very traditional and I absolutely love the idea of seeing your fiances face and emotion as he watches you walk down the aisle. I think if I saw him before for me, it would defeat my vision of what picture I would want to see him after not before.

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Engagement Session Photographer: Clifton Photography

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Reader Comments (2)

How adorable are these two! She is beautiful, and yeah she does look like Rachel Bilson!!

I love the superman tee poking out! XxX

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternatasha jane

I love those shots! Keep up the GREAT work.

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