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The Grace Loves Lace Venice Showroom – Perfect for Every Beach Bride

Looking for the perfect light and lacey gown for your orange county beach wedding? We have found the perfect local boutique to make all your bridal dreams come true. Grace Loves Lace, a bridal brand from Australia specializing in French lace wedding gowns, has a brand new showroom located in Venice beach, CA. Their showroom is full of exclusively designed gowns that are handmade in Australia using luxurious French and European laces. Whats more, these gowns are extremely affordable with most priced under $3,000, leaving more room in your budget for that five layer embellished wedding cake or to hire that famous makeup artist you love. We have pulled some of our favorites for you to preview, scroll down to see more.
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Honeymoon Packages From Sweet Mūn

Honeymoon packages made easy with Sweet Mūn!

Guest Blogger Lauren O'Keefe of Sweet Mūn gives us amazingly curated honeymoon packages | Orange County Beach Weddings | www.orangecountybeachweddings.com/blog

Lauren O’Keefe of Sweet Mūn is a leader in curating the perfect honeymoon and romantic escapes! And today we have her as a guest blogger to give you a little breakdown on how she curates a honeymoon to fit your needs and wants. Finding the ideal place, adventure, activities, and all the many ins and outs, choosing and scheduling a honeymoon can have it’s challenges. But that’s where Sweet Mūn comes in! With her 3 honeymoon packages below, you can be sure to find one that excites you as a couple and will ultimately be your dream honeymoon! 

Honeymoon Packages

Lauren O’Keefe harnesses her experience working in New York City for brands such as Condé Nast Traveler, GQ, and Donna Karan along with her love for wedding coordinating along the Central Coast of California where she currently resides. Lauren spends most of her time dreaming up new adventures to far off destinations as well as hunting down the best possible road trip routes in the states. More than just a love for travel, Lauren is constantly in search of new ways to experience culture, as only a local knows how, and as often as possible through food.

Guest Blogger Lauren O'Keefe of Sweet Mūn gives us amazingly curated honeymoon packages | Orange County Beach Weddings | www.orangecountybeachweddings.com/blog

The Go Getter


For the couple who enjoys to plan and book their own flights, hotels, and excursions, but needs just a little help with recommendations and suggestions to ensure a uniquely special travel experience. You know you wanna. 

  • Custom travel survey to identify your unique vision for your honeymoon
  • Recommendations and budget outlines for the perfect destination options
  • Research and connections for the ultimate cultural experiences, adventure excursions, and dining possibilities
  • Curate an exclusive “Departure Kit”
  • Itinerary with flight, hotel, and activity details
  • Custom packing list
  • A special gift from me to you!

Guest Blogger Lauren O'Keefe of Sweet Mūn gives us amazingly curated honeymoon packages | Orange County Beach Weddings | www.orangecountybeachweddings.com/blog

The Free Spirit

For the couple who wants to explore or relax at their leisure but needs just a bit of help booking flights, hotels, and other transportation. Bring on the relaxation! 

  • Custom travel survey to identify your unique vision for your honeymoon
  • Recommendations and budget outlines for the perfect destination options
  • Monitor and book the best flight deals to get you on your way
  • Research and book hotel(s) to match your ideal vibe
  • Book additional transportation to/from airport, train, ferry, etc.
  • Provide 24 hour assistance for travel emergencies
  • Curate an exclusive “Departure Kit”
  • Itinerary with flight, hotel, and activity details
  • Custom packing list
  • A special gift from me to you! 

Guest Blogger Lauren O'Keefe of Sweet Mūn gives us amazingly curated honeymoon packages | Orange County Beach Weddings | www.orangecountybeachweddings.com/blog

The Escape Artist

For the couple who wants the ultimate curated escape without the worry and stress of travel planning. It’s the real deal. 

  • Custom travel survey to identify your unique vision for your honeymoon
  • Recommendations and budget outlines for the perfect destination options
  • Monitor and book the best flight deals to get you on your way
  • Research and book hotel(s) to match your ideal vibe
  • Book additional transportation to/from airport, train, ferry, etc.
  • Research and book the ultimate cultural experiences, adventure excursions, and/or dining possibilities
  • Provide 24 hour assistance for travel emergencies
  • Curate an exclusive “Departure Kit”
  • Itinerary with flight, hotel, and activity details
  • Keepsake hand painted map of honeymoon itinerary
  • Custom packing list
  • A special gift from me to you! 😉 

Guest Blogger Lauren O'Keefe of Sweet Mūn gives us amazingly curated honeymoon packages | Orange County Beach Weddings | www.orangecountybeachweddings.com/blog

Lauren of Sweet Mūn can also cater if you one these 3 “honeymoon styles” isn’t quite what you were looking for. Lauren is a doll! You will love working with her no doubt. Incredibly insightful, she can certainly fulfill your idea of a dream honeymoon! 

So, from your beach wedding to the Galapagos Islands, or Paris, or Thailand, Orange County Beach Weddings are here and so is Sweet Mūn. Give us a call. We are always here to answer your questions. We love love, and any subject regarding weddings, we are all in!

FATE & FAIRY TALES – Simone’s Love Story

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Orange County Beach Weddings owner Simone Goertzen spends many hours with each of her brides, listening to their love stories. So it’s only fitting for her to share her love story with you.

Being Latin, (Brazilian) I’ve always been a very passionate person. I believe in fate and fairy tales. My story involved both.

It was in 1997 in St. Petersburg, Florida. I wasn’t scheduled to work that day at the Hilton Hotel, but my colleague called in sick and they needed someone to fill in for her at the bar that Sunday afternoon. As I was cleaning some glasses behind the bar, I looked up and saw him walk towards me. He was in his gym clothes all sweaty from a workout. That blond hair and those blue eyes were paralyzing. I thought that if Brad Pitt had a brother, this was him.

He smiled and asked for a Coke with ice and we exchanged nervous talk. His name was Jeff and was a native Californian living in Dallas. Noticing my accent, he asked where I was from. When I told him I was from Brazil, he was so excited and started speaking to me in Portuguese with practically no accent!
Here’s where it get’s unbelievable…

Jeff goes on to tell me that he’s an international consultant in design for news media and did a lot of work in Brazil. In fact, he said he was recently in Porto Alegre, Brazil where he worked with the newspaper Zero Hora. My jaw was on the floor, because I’m from Porto Alegre and my mother’s condo is right across the street from Zero Hora where Jeff was working.

AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT
I was in Porto Alegre the same time as Jeff and remembered that I had read about his visit to Zero Hora in the newspaper. When I told him this, we were in disbelief. What were the chances! What neither of us realized was that we were falling in love with each other. Jeff was there at the hotel for only two days, and would leave so quickly, just like all the other hotel guests. I never thought I would hear from him again.

A few weeks later I received a phone call at my work. It was Jeff! He was calling me from Brazil. From that moment on, we communicated every day via fax….nearly 400 of them which we have saved to this day. Finally, he invited me for a date to his home base in Dallas for Easter. I accepted the invite. When I checked in at the ticket counter, he had bought me first class tickets and had a bouquet of roses waiting for me. My heart pounded so hard during that 3-hour flight.

THE FAIRY TALE BEGINS
We had an amazing weekend. He took me to his church Easter Sunday and he showed me around Dallas. I knew I could marry him! Our second date the following weekend, he flew out to see me and bought me diamonds. Our third date he flew me to California to meet his parents in Bakersfield for Mother’s Day. That weekend, Jeff decided to buy an engagement ring. He proposed to me that same week in San Francisco on a very romantic candle-light dinner on the 57th floor of the Hilton Hotel. It was magical, just like in the movies. I said “yes!”

We married six months later in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Hilton. Being the creative artist that Jeff is, he designed our wedding invitation that illustrated our love story. Unfortunately, Jeff’s father passed away a month before and never saw our wedding.

Today, we celebrate 16 incredible years of marriage and have two teenage kids, Yasmin and Gabriel. Our passion for each other is as strong as the day we met. The secret to our successful marriage is that we put our love for each other and God first.

We believe that marriage is an investment for a lifetime. I love being a part of the beginning of an incredible journey for every bride and groom. And what better way to start your fairy tale adventure than with a destination wedding on the beach!