Category Archives: A DAY IN THE LIFE

Behind The Scenes @ Our Promo Video Shoot

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Happy Monday!

This past weekend, Nira, Michelle, Jackie, Karly, and I got together in downtown L. A. to film a new promotion video for Amber Events. We were so happy to have our talented friend and videographer, Judson Morgan, capture the essence of us as individuals and as a team. It was an afternoon of sharing ideas, laughs, cupcakes, and selfies with our favorite mascot, Stitch!

Will keep ya posted on when the video gets debuted. Thanks for reading!


Hi there, it’s Vanessa!

VanessaAllow me to re-introduce myself. My name is Vanessa, and I began interning for Amber Events in the summer of 2013. After a five-month hiatus, during which I lived in Lithuania, I was warmly welcomed back into the company and got to partake in some incredible weddings. 2014 was a great year for us, and I’m excited to continue growing within Amber Events in 2015.

Jackie @ GA

That one time Jackie and I took at an HTML/CSS Workshop at General Assembly in Santa Monica!

It is my honor to become a regular blogger on the Amber Events website. On behalf of my beautiful and hard-working associates—boy, do we have some exciting changes for you! You may have started to notice them already, but over the next couple of months, our website alone will be completely transformed. Of course, we’re also planning for some fabulous weddings and events this year. I, for one, am really looking forward to warmer weather!

Follow us on Instagram to see new places, meet new faces, and go behind the scenes at Amber Events. Thanks for reading, and see you again soon!


The End of an Era

Hi All! Amber here! After a ton of thought and consideration, my husband Eric and I have decided to leave Los Angeles and move back to Arkansas. It wasn’t an easy decision to make but we feel that it’s the right thing to do for our family and our future. The draw of clean air, clean water, clean food, low cost of living, good schools, new business opportunities, and our daughter Lulu growing up around Cousins, Aunts & Uncles, and Grandparents was just too strong of a pull to resist.

The past 8 years have been incredible. I still remember the day that I came home from a job I hated and told my husband that I had finally found my passion: I was going to be a wedding planner. And I did it. And it was (mostly) wonderful. I’m still friends with many of the couples with whom I’ve had the honor to work with. And the vendors that I have worked with over the years have become some of my closest and dearest friends and have supported me and cheered me on throughout this journey.

But now it’s time for a new chapter for my family. I am SO excited and thrilled that Amber Events will still live on under the direction of the brilliant and dazzling Nira DeLuna and our associates. Nira has grown with me for the past 5 years and she is going to do big things!


August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014 Amber Events has THREE, count ‘em, three weddings! So exciting! The descriptions of the weddings below show just how versatile the Amber Events team is!  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with #threeweddingsoneday


Cyprus Sea Cove

Cyprus Sea Cove, a private estate in Malibu, is a gorgeous, intimate, and perfectly Californian place to wed!  Brandon, an operations analyst for the Houston Astros, is Jewish and Leah, a financial analyst, is Catholic, and they are being married by one of their friends in a non-denominational ceremony. An electric harp will wow the guests during the ceremony and cocktail hour and then the guests will dance to a DJ under bistro lights strung over the great lawn. The wedding décor will be a fusion of sleek Z Gallery and a rustic barn. A unique color palette of mustard yellow, amber, bronze, and gold  will look gorgeous on a mixture of square tables covered with linens and long wooden table with Chantilly lace runners.

Amber will be the lead coordinator for this wedding supported by Ana, Patricia, and Whitney.



The Vibiana wedding is a Muslim wedding between two former Yale students, Altaf and Sameer. Altaf is a doctor and Sameer is a lawyer. There will be traditional Muslim, Indian, and Persian customs including a Sofreh, a Zaffe band, and no alcohol! There will be entertainment such as a surprise appearance by the UCLA Bhangra Troupe and Video Presentation. There will also have a poet on site typing up custom romantic poems for guests on her typewriter. So romantic! Sameer and Altaf will do their grand exit and make way back to the hotel on a horse and carriage.

Nira will be the lead coordinator for this wedding supported by Michelle, Vanessa, and Tricia.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum wedding is the long anticipated union of Gowri and Anshul, a couple who has been together for 15 years! Gowri, a law professor and Anshul, the CEO of a startup company, have worked for equality and said that they would not wed until gay marriage was legal in California. The ceremony will be officiated by a Judge who Gowri clerked for and they will walk down the aisle with their 18 month old son to “Blind Mary” by Gnarls Barkley played by a string quartet. The cocktail hour will be held around the “dueling dinosaurs” in the grand foyer of the museum and the reception will be held in the North American Mammal Hall. The guests will be seated supper club style at round, square, and rectangle tables from 4 to 12 people and the centerpieces will be fun and unique geometric terrariums filled with moss, romanesco broccoli, air plants, and tiny mammal figurines. A lounge with games will be set up for guests to enjoy post 5 course wine-paired dinner and a DJ will be on cue if guests feel like kicking their heels up.

Katelynn will be the lead coordinator for this wedding supported by Kat, Montana, and Melissa.

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