Sunday, November 22, 2009

Look who won FOX-LA's Top 5 HotList for LA!

Drumroll for the #1 Florist in Los Angeles!
Debbie Fields
Congratulations Debbie!

#2 DJ in Los Angeles
Lisa Kasberg
Congratulations Lisa!

#2 Personal Trainer in Los Angeles!
Tamara Walker
Congratulations Tamara!

#3 Florist in Los Angeles!
Jennifer Rothfield
Congratulations Jennifer!

#4 Cakes in Los Angeles!
Lori Vreeke
Congratulations Lori!

#5 Music in Los Angeles!
Lori Andrews
Congratulations Lori!

The Women of Weddings have done it again!

Six talented women representing WOW have been placed
in the top five of FOXLA's Hotlist, voted on by the people
of Los Angeles. Final voting was tallied and the press
release came out the week of Nov. 16, 2009!

Congratulations to WOW and the high
standards they continue to deliver.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Vote for us on FoxLA's Best of LA

Please help the ladies of our group to the top of the list by voting us "Best in

You will have to create a login and there is only one vote per category per e-mail.

Once you vote, you will be asked for comments on that vendor. That is not neccesary, but obviuosouly cool if you have time to do that.

All the ladies of WOW thank you for your support!

Lisa – I’m a Girl DJ

Chantelle Louise Weddings

Kimberlee Miller Photography

Lori Andrews- JazHarp

Lori Vreeke – pastries by Vreeke

Debbie Fields – Floral Fields

Tamara Walker- The Body Defined

Jennifer Rothfield – Belle of the Ball Floral Designs

Kathleen Hagan- Beau Ideal Make-Up and Hair

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Brianna and Dan ~ August 2, 2009 at Calamigos Ranch

Dear Jennifer,
Thank you so much for everything! Dan and I were truly amazed by how magical the wedding looked and felt. It is obvious why you, Reverend Barbara, and Lori Vreeke are the WOW girls, as you all work incredibly well together. I can't count how many times we were told that it was the most beautiful wedding ever. I can't believe we were so lucky to have you girls on our team! Thank you so much for making our wedding night absolutely perfect!

Love, Brianna

WOW Vendors:
Vreeke Pastries, Belle of the Ball Designs (flowers), Reverend Barbara

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Kellie & Brent - Maravilla Gardens, Camarillo, CA

Well, the day finally came. It sure seemed a long time since we first met Kellie and Brent...and the big day fianlly happened! This couple will always have a special place in our hearts!
LETTER FROM THE BRIDE (written the morning after the wedding):

"Good Morning WOW Ladies,

Thank you, thank you, thank you......Words can not express how thankful I am to have each one of you amazing women in my life......Last night was the "dream" wedding that every girl dreams of.....Everything from the timeline, to the amazing kodak moments, kick ass music / dancing, delicious cake to having my own personal make-up artist follow me around. Everything went smoothly and if there were any conflicts...I didn't hear about it. People kept coming up to my "husband" and I and telling us that this was the best wedding they have ever been to. You girls mean the world to me and I couldn't have picked a better group to be apart of my day. And thanks again for the gift that was placed in Brent's car...that was so sweet and thoughtful :) I think we are still both in awe and it hasn't hit us that we are married even though we woke up next to one another this morning. Crazy huh?? I hope we are can stay in contact because I feel that I have created a personal friendship with each one of you and wish you nothing but the best. Thanks Again!! Love you guys!! Mrs. Kellie Shano......"

On the job:

Make-up & Hair: Kathleen Hagan, Beau Ideal
Coordinator: Michele Spring
DJ: Lisa Kasberg, I'm a Girl DJ
Photographer: Kimberlee Miller
Cake: Pastries by Vreeke

Kathleen Hagan and Michele Spring patiently await the end of the ceremony when it is back to work!

Make-up artist Kathleen Hagan hard at work pampering the bride. Kathleen is one of the only make-up artist in the industry to stay for touch-ups through all the photos!

A good shot of our beautiful and classy DJ, Lisa.

Awesome custom made cake by Pastries by Vreeke.

Lisa Kasberg reving up the guest in what ended up being the party of the year at Maravilla Gardens!

See more photos of this couple on Kimberlee Miller's blog.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Can you have too many WOW ladies at your event?

Sean Paul & Dawn at their wedding with coordinator Michele Spring, Reverend Barbara Laughray, make-up artist Kathleen Hagan, DJ Lisa Kasberg and photographer Kimberlee Miller.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Michele, Kathleen and Debbie's Magic captured.

Written by the mother of the Bride:
Debbie Fields of Floral Fields has a wonderful eye for color and design. She knew just how to find out the kind of look my daughter dreamed of for her wedding day. Then she worked her magic. Our guests continue to talk about the beauty of our flowers, and the way our color scheme reflected the joy of the occasion. I should add that Debbie is efficient, responsive, cost-conscious, and truly seems to care about the happiness of her clients.

As the mother of the bride, I didn't meet Kathleen Hagan until the morning of my daughter's wedding. This is of course a tense time, but Kathleen and her assistant Patsy did an excellent job of relaxing the ladies of the wedding party and transforming all of us into beauties. Their cheerful and capable presence was definitely an asset.

It's hard to imagine surviving a wedding without Michele Spring of Mia Bella Weddings. With her on the job, keeping track of scheduling and other details, I was able to relax and enjoy my daughter's special day. Always calm, genial, and knowledgeable, Michele was an absolute gem -- as the
entire wedding party can attest.

WEDDING: Hilary's Wedding at Calamigos Ranch on May, 2009
VENDORS: Michele Spring~Mia Bella Weddings, Debbie Fields~Floral Fields, Kathleen Hagan~Beau Ideal Beauty

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We LOVE working as a team!

Wedding at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu. Here's what the bride and groom had to say:

"We originally found Debbie Fields of Floral Fields through our venue's list of vendors.  When we first sat down with her, we were impressed by her creative designs, as well as her calm, helpful guidance.  Her ideas for the design of the bouquets, chuppah, chandeliers, centerpieces, and the elaborate floral swag for the cake--all so creative, so elegant, so beautiful.  When I first saw everything at the wedding, I was just blown away by how beautiful everything was.  She did such a wonderful job, I'm so happy with the way everything looked.  

Debbie recommended her colleagues at Women of Weddings.  We met with Lori Vreeke of Pastries by Vreeke, and after talking with her, looking at photos of her beautiful cakes and tasting very generously-sized slices of several delicious cake flavors, we knew we wanted her to do our cake.  The cake was so beautiful, and tasted wonderful.  We had many comments from guests along the lines of "I never eat wedding cake, they're usually icky, but this is delicious.  Can I have another piece?"

Michele Spring of Mia Bella Weddings was our day-of coordinator, and also printed the menus, table numbers and place cards. "Day-of" is somewhat misleading, since she contacted all vendors well before the wedding to make sure everything ran smoothly. She has a warm, calming personality, and and kept me from freaking out about our officiant being quite late.  Because he was so late, things had to be juggled around at the last minute, and she kept it all under control.  She even helped me into my dress, and got the big 'ol bow in the back tied just right!  Additionally, Michele created the beautiful flourish design for the table numbers, menus, and place cards.  Everything was gorgeous, and the ink matched our table linen.  We had a lot of comments from guests about how elegant the menus were.

What did I like best about Women of Weddings?  Talent.  Each woman I worked with was just top-notch, best in her field.  And Personality.  You're working with these people during a very emotional time, and each woman was happy to be there, calm, and organized at the wedding.  Exactly what you want at a time like that!  I'm so glad I worked with Debbie, Lori and Michele to make my wedding so beautiful."  Karen & Robert, wed on April 18, 2009

WOW Vendors: (L) Lori Vreeke-Pastries by Vreeke, (M) Debbie Fields-Floral Fields, (R) Michele Spring-Mia Bella Weddings

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A nice note from a recent bride....

"Dear WOW,

Thank you soo much for turning my dreams into reality! It was such a pleasure to work with the talented ladies of WOW and feel the constant assurance that everything is going to be perfect. The women really know how to make your special day turn into the most relaxed and joyous occasion of all time.

When I first saw Kimerlee's work I just knew she would be perfect. But then Clark and I met Kimblerlee and it was like no other photographer would even begin to compare to Kimberlee's expertise, great eye, attention to detail, and all around friendliness. She just clicked with us with total ease and I knew we would be in perfect hands. But it didn't stop with Kimberlee. As she referred us to Reverend Barbara and Lori and then to Jennifer, my dream wedding started to turn into reality.

Reverend Barbara brought such a gentleness to the ceremony. It was so personal that each guest felt like they really were a part of something special. Her message spoke so eloquently to Clark and I and when I started to cry (and start and stop and start and stop...), there was Reverend Barbara with her caring smile and soft eyes, ready to hand me a tissue!

Still to this day, I am receiving compliments for the beautiful flowers and ambience Jennifer created. She really captured the spirit and character of Clark and I. After the first meeting, Jennifer effortlessly interpreted the look I was going for and kept all the graces and details I was hoping to achieve. Each floral arrangement was a work of art and portrayed the winter wonderland feel. It was as if Jennifer could read my mind. Not one thing was out of place and the florals graciously flowed from one room to another. Keeping the continuity throughout our entire wedding. It was spectacular!

And what can I say about our wedding cake?? Absolute perfection! It really was a testament when my mom's friend claimed on the drive home "My cigar is melting in my pocket!" Lori created the most amazing cigar box wedding cake. All evening guests would stop and take pictures. Our cake was soo life-like people were honestly mistaking it for a real cigar box. But it was the delicious flavors (carrot and marble) that put it over the top! Lori is a master at cake design and baking!

I have to say what made the day even more special was seeing all the ladies together wishing Clark and I well. At so many weddings, the vendors just up and leave their clients the day of, but WOW really went that extra mile to continue in making sure everything was perfect for us and that we were taken care of. It truly was a joy to work with such professional women who do care about their clients and the well being of the guests; and it shows in their work. You can't fake perfection. WOW is the bar.

Clark and I thank you for the most perfect day and for expertly taking care of us.

With Love,
Julie & Clark Sather"

Monday, March 2, 2009

A WOW Event to Remember!

Julie & Clark
Calamigos Ranch
February 28, 2009
Vendors: Kimberlee Miller Photography
Reverend Barbara Laughray
Belle of the Ball Floral Designs
Pastries by Vreeke

Julie & Clark were married this last weekend at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. Four of our WOW members were there and it showed! Jennifer from Belle of the Ball helped transform this location into a winter wonderland. The Calamigos main patio has never looked magical! Reverend Barbara Laughray helped add to the romantic and loving atmosphere that was created by this wonderful family and couple. Lori from Pastries by Vreeke created a cake that took center stage. Yes, this cigar box is actually edible! Never has a group of wedding guest ever stared and taken so many photos. On top of that it was delicious! As for photos...they speak for themselves. You can tell that photographer Kimberlee Miller and the couple had a good time! Kimberlee states, "Julie and Clark were so relaxed, so funny and soooo in love. It is always easy to shoot such a nice group of people that are at the wedding for one thing and one thing!" Good job WOW ladies!

See more photos at

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kimberlee Miller has a new studio!


We can't wait to
celebrate with you!

Please join us for
the Grand Opening
Thurs. March 5 at 6:30pm

5273 Commerce Avenue #8
Moorpark, CA


Monday, February 23, 2009

Our own Gabrielle creates a new appetite for life with cooking classes!

"Let's Get Cookin!"

Some people can no longer afford to eat out but still want the sophisticated dishes they enjoyed in restaurants. Many are learning how to make trendy tapas, Tuscan dishes and elegant desserts. But others just need to start with the basics.

Is this you?
“We want to save money,”
“We want the same quality of meals we get at a restaurant .....cooked in our home”
"I want to learn how to make the comfort foods"
"I need to work on the basics of cooking like boiling, poaching, steaming, roasting, grilling and baking."

Ventura College Community Education is offering a Winter Warming Stews class, and Gabrielle Moes of Seasons Catering in Ventura has Grandma’s Kitchen. More information to come.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Lori Andrews, harpist, on the Oscars!

The Lori Andrews JazHarp Quintet
2008 pic with Jessica Alba as host

Watch for us on the Oscars on Sunday, February 22, 2009!

The Band just played our 14th year for the
Sci-Tech Oscars a few weeks ago.

This portion of the Academy Awards
will be shown this Sunday.
Our host was Jessica Biel.