Who wouldn’t want to get married at a Bay Area outdoor wedding venue?  If California is known for anything, it’s the great weather, incredible scenery, and gorgeous sunsets. Luckily for us at Cora Bella Events, California is the perfect place to get married outside— as Bay Area wedding planners, we love planning detail-perfect outdoor events. […]

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15 Incredible Bay Area Outdoor Wedding Venues

Bay Area outdoor wedding venues

It’s impossible to fit everything unique about the Nestldown wedding venue — a sprawling oasis with 36-acres of Redwoods and lush gardens tucked away in California’s Santa Cruz mountains — into one short write-up. But given its magic and whimsy; its elevated and elegant balance; and its implicit promise of a wedding day never forgotten, […]

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Nestldown Wedding Venue – Your Ultimate Guide

Good day! Paul and I are loading up Heidi the Highlander, grabbing Miss Truffles Marie and heading out to the majestic redwoods for the 48th Annual Shamus Family Camping Trip. 🏕🌲☀️🐶 A big part of our annual adventure is our meal planning and I’m here to share that with you in an easy to follow […]


Camping Meal Planning Guide

tent at dusk with lantern and fog

As I sit to write this post from my home office, 35 miles east of San Francisco, on June 23, 2020 we are one day shy of 100 days of Shelter in Place during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Typing that sentence feels daunting and heavy. It feels loaded down with the weight of 100 days […]


100 Days of Shelter in Place: How We Spent The Time We Didn’t Know We Needed


If you’re here because The Knot told you to hire a planner for Day-of Coordination, I have bad news for you. There is no such thing. It’s a unicorn, it doesn’t exist. Don’t worry, I am here to help.  I know – you are feeling betrayed and lied to (and maybe also sad that unicorns don’t […]

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Day-of Coordination – Do you believe in Unicorns?

Day of Coordination

You asked for a follow-up blog on Love Language Date Ideas and I am here for it! Actually, we are here for it, but more on that below. If you are wondering what a Love Language is, hop on over to Part 1 of this blog: At Home Date Ideas According to Your Love Language […]


Love Language Date Ideas – Part 2

love language date ideas

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