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MJ & Chris Wedding Highlight Video / Palm Event Center, Pleasanton CA

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Some things are worth the wait… buying a house, getting that job, going on that memorable trip, but most of all, finding the love of your life and yes – marrying him! Our wedding highlight video not only takes me back to a very special day. It takes me back to the time when Chris Dacoron and I found each other and fell in-love.
Great things have happened and we’ve shared so much this year. Though this video is overdue, it’s 100% worth the wait and it has to be shared – we hope you enjoy it!! 😉
Thank you to our best friends and love ones who shared this day with us. Kudos to our photographer and videographer, especially the editor (see credits at end of video). Our wedding day will be forevermore remembered
#mjandchrisforevermore #weddinghighlight #weddingvideo

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[MJS Real Weddings] Maricar + Lucas Wedding, Extended Highlight Video

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I had the honor of planning Maricar & Lucas’ wedding and I can’t believe it has been two years since they got married at the beautiful Winery SF in Treasure Island, CA.

It was a simple, yet sophisticated and classic, type of wedding. With white orchids and succulents as part of their design and decor. One of my favorite details, was Maricar’s wedding dress – it was elegant and delicate in it’s own way – just like the Bride was 🙂

Maricar & Lucas are one of the sweetest couples I know and their wedding party had an awesome energy – one of the best I’ve ever seen! Watch their highlight video to see what I mean!!!

Happy watching and as always, thanks for your support! ❤

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MJ & Chris’ Extended Wedding Same-Day-Edit (SDE) Video + Highlight!!!

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As a wedding planner/coordinator/consultant and also a former Bride, I highly recommend hiring a videographer and at the least, including a highlight video of your wedding day in your package. There are tons of options, like Same-Day-Edit (SDE), which is a video that is shown on the same day of your wedding. Every videographer/editor is different, but for the most part, SDE will capture the morning of until about the first dance during the reception. You will also have a video to share right after your wedding day, since full highlight videos can take a few months (sometimes almost a year) to be completed. I think SDE is a good ending to every Newlywed’s “best day ever” so if you can make it work with budget, two words… “DO IT!!!”

I’m excited to be sharing this again and will share it here so I don’t ever lose the link! =P

I hope you enjoy watching our SDE and please stay tuned for our full wedding highlight video – COMING SOON!!!

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Thank You For The Love!

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I am so thankful for all the Brides I have met and worked with thus far since I officially started MJS Weddings & Events (MJSWE).  As I always say.. I believe weddings are precious and most Brides spend years dreaming about how their special day will be like, so it means so much to me when a Bride can put her trust in me to help it all come true for them. Having to plan and be a Bride myself last September, I have a better understanding and relate with my future Brides in a different level. 2015 was truly a great year and I cannot wait for what’s in store for me this year. Special thanks to Wedding Wire for recognizing MJSWE . I also want to say BIG thanks to the ladies who made time and assisted me with my day-of services, I couldn’t have survived the day without your help (you know who you are!!) Thank you to my fellow vendor friends, who always think of me and send Brides my way. I truly appreciate your support and kind referrals. And lastly, much love to all the couples (engaged + newlywed) – without your love for each other and belief in marriage, I would not exist in this industry, so thank you. Here’s to a more amazing new year and your “happily ever after” 🙂

God bless and Happy 2016!!!

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MJS WEDDINGS: Wine, Gold & Winery = LOVE! 11/21/15 Tran & Lau Wedding, Pleasanton CA 

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What a great ending to this wedding season with these farm tables decored with some lush garland, white & wine flowers and romantic floating candles! In love with the LOVE marquee sign at the sweetheart table, too! 🙂 

Congrats to my November couple, Thao & Kevin, for tying the knot at their dream venue, the Palm Event Center in Rubino Winey Hills in Pleasanton CA. This is definitely one of the magical venues I’ve had the pleasure planning a wedding at and I can’t believe how beautiful the whole day turned out over the weekend. Stay tuned for more photos & their video later!! Enjoy these sneak peeks for now. Happy Thanksgiving everyone 🙂  


  So pretty!!!  

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MJS WEDDINGS: Reel Video of Frances & Gable Wedding, Berkeley CA – Sat. August 25, 2014

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I am so excited to share this!! It’s been 8 months since my dear cousin, Frances married the love of her life, Gable, and finally, we get to re-live their wedding day. I’ve been anxious to see this video because when I see Frances and Gable together, I truly see so much love and compassion between them, so I couldn’t wait to see this again. Sure enough, our videographer, Xander and Carlos, captured the great love that Frances and Gable have for each other. One word – beautiful.

Congrats Frances and Gable! Thank you a million times for allowing me to be a part of your special day 🙂

Video credits:
Xander Burgos (former XNDRBRG Videography)
That1Studio http://www.that1studio.com

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Engage31: How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Venue


Hi all, I can’t believe January is over!! Per my last post in my new series Engage31, (excited about the feedback I’ve received so far by the way, S/O to Anne-Marie and speeray :)), I promised I would share my wedding planning journey with you, so here I am, ready to share the next steps I took after being engaged. Chris and I are now 8 months out from our wedding date, and we have done several tasks in the last month (no wonder it went by so fast!). The next big decision we made was booking our wedding venue. So today, I hope that with this post, I can be more helpful in your search of finding your perfect wedding venue.

So how do you choose the perfect wedding venue!!??? Most women will have a dream venue, while others will not. If you are most women, then you’re all set! Just make sure your dream venue is available on your date. However, if you are like me and you have never dreamed of your wedding venue -ever, it’s totally ok. I think that not having a dream venue has its advantages because there’s nothing to compare to and there are no big expectations, which makes it easier and more fun! For me, I feel that the best way on finding your perfect/dream venue is by understanding what you “want” and “do not want”. Before Chris and I dove into our venue hunting, we made a list of things important to us and we prioritized it. It looked something like this:

*budget (food & beverage min. vs rental)
*guests convenience (commute/accommodations/parking)
*food quality

When you site a venue that is just absolutely amazing, it really is hard not falling in-love with it! I really fell in-love with the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco 🙂 But it wasn’t the perfect venue for Chris and I. By jotting down the important things to both of us gave us clarity on the best/perfect venue for our wedding. We went back & forth for a whole week about which direction to go, but in the end, our list really helped us stay focused on our “needs” versus “wants”. And that’s how we were able to make a decision on our wedding venue, and feel really good about it! 🙂

For sure there are tons of questions you should ask when looking for your wedding venue. But I think the most important question is “what’s most important to you and your fiancé?”

If you’re also in between wedding planning or thinking about shopping for your dream venue soon, I would love to hear about your list! Feel free to share in the comments below.

Until next time… happy planning!!! XOXO, MJ