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Eventful: Planning with The Love Riot

Welcome to our second installment of Eventful! This time, we explored the very important role of Event Planners in making the day of “I do” go off without a hitch. If you’re getting ready to tie the knot, this is one episode you don’t want to miss. Our Event Specialist, April Chaim, spent a few minutes with Amber Cowell—Planner extraordinaire at The Love Riot—to ask her some burning questions about what it’s like to coordinate weddings.

We caught up with April + Amber in The Casino San Clemente’s fabulous Rock Garden to get the scoop on Amber’s niche. It was a gorgeous North Beach morning to spend sipping on fresh coffee from Ellie's Table + talking shop, encircled by the Garden’s brick + white-washed walls. A peaceful beach breeze wafting Palm + Honeysuckle came through The Casino’s corridors as we filmed (a marked contrast from the venue’s glamorous past as an old shindig site once frequented by Hollywood royalty seeking a seaside party).

Amber filled us in on just about everything you need to know about Event Planners as a soon-to-be bride—from what to look for in your prospective Planner and the kinds of questions you should ask before hiring one, to Planner packages and the almighty Pinterest.

And who better to gain insight from than one of the industry’s brightest Planners? Amber studied Interior Design and was, in fact, a designer for 5 years before founding The Love Riot with her design partner. She and her team are passionate about people + committed to taking the headache out of the otherwise chaotic planning process. They don’t just make sure everything runs smoothly on your big day. They make sure that the road to get to your big day is smooth, too. For more on Amber and The Love Riot, visit their official website here.

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