To Cut the Wedding Cake or Not to Cut the Wedding Cake

April 17, 2024

Believe it or not, the cake cutting tradition is one that has stood the test of time. The symbolism behind the groom’s hand atop the bride’s as he leads her in making the first cut into their wedding cake exemplifies how he will guide her and the two will work together in life and  marriage. […]

A Black and White Ocean View Wedding

March 29, 2024

It’s no secret that we love when our weddings take us to the beach! For Brianna and John’s big day, we revisited an absolute gem of a wedding venue in Huntington Beach, California, the Waterfront Hilton. While we adore nautical themes and blue hues when we’re celebrating everlasting love by the ocean, their black and […]

3 Tips for Managing Your Wedding Budget

March 20, 2024

FAQ: “What’s the first step in the wedding planning process?” Our Answer: Discuss and decide upon a budget with your significant other and/or family members who plan to pitch in.  Although a budget is not the most exciting or romantic topic to plan for your wedding day, it is important for managing expectations and making […]

An Italian Spring Wedding Dream

March 6, 2024

Blame it all on my roots, whenever I see blue and yellow lemons paired together, I think Italy! Andria and Matthew were married in late Spring 2023 surrounded by family, friends, and some of the most tasteful colorful florals we saw in that wedding season. From the venue to the bridesmaid’s patterned dresses, their day […]

Sweet Send-offs to End Your Wedding Day

February 23, 2024

Ah, the wedding send-off scene… you know the one where rice is tossed into the air as the bride and groom burst out of the chapel doors with smiles plastered on their faces. The rice toss wedding exit is a tradition which symbolizes prosperity and has taken on new forms throughout the years. More recently, […]

Groom’s guide to Everything Wedding

September 1, 2021

The most important 4 words to use throughout the wedding process is…” How can I help?” Sooner or later stress will set in and by asking this question often can make a huge difference. During The Planning The early stages of wedding planning are important for you to be involved. The major things to agree […]

Grandmas As Flower Girls

July 2, 2021

We are no strangers to catchy new trends in the wedding industry, but this new trend is so heartwarming I hope it is here to stay. Grandmas as flower girls may sound a little strange at first, but if you are looking for a fun way to honor your grandma, this just might be it! […]

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Planner

June 17, 2021

Finding your perfect Wedding Planner is key to making all your wedding dreams come true. There are so many overwhelming factors that go into planning a wedding. With all the excitement that comes with this adventure you and your partner are about to embark on, you want to enjoy your day and leave all the […]

wedding glossary terms

Wedding Glossary Terms

May 12, 2021

Applique- This is a term while dress shopping. Appliques are pieces of lace or other fabric creating a textured 3D effect. Black Tie- A Black Tie affair will be indicated on the invitation. A typical Black Tie will take place after 6pm and men dress in tuxedos and women wear formal cocktail dresses or long, […]

So You Want To Be A Wedding Planner?

April 19, 2021

So you want to become a Wedding Planner? Think long and hard about this decision because it is not glitz and glamour or playing with pretty things and flowers all day long. It is a tough job. You might have just rolled your eyes and thought, “Yah, right, Rebecca!” but let me explain. In reality, […]

Rebecca Calagna Wedding & Events specializes in wedding planning & design in the Southern California area and beyond. Our couples appreciate the timeless details of a flawless wedding day that gather their loved ones together while putting on display their unique love story that will last a lifetime.



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