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Nixon Library Wedding


Be our guest and read all about what went into planning Jon and Cody's 'Beauty and the Beast' themed wedding in the featured article on Equally Wed.

“Cody has always loved Beauty and the Beast so we decided to incorporate the Beauty and the Beast Theme into his and Jonathan’s wedding. We were lucky enough to find the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda that looks opulent and fits perfectly as the ballroom for our theme. We bought characters from the movie and put hints of them around the room with just enough to show the theme, but not too much to make it cheesy. We wanted guests to feel like they stepped into the palace in the movie after the curse was lifted and the building beautified. Stunning and whimsical, but full of life and energy”

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Blue Moon Event Planning was announced a winner of the renowned WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® in Long Beach.

WeddingWire, Inc., a leading global online wedding marketplace, annually celebrates the top wedding professionals on WeddingWire across more than 20 service categories, from venues and caterers to florists and photographers. These distinguished vendors exhibit superior professionalism, responsiveness, service, and quality when interacting with the five million monthly consumers who turn to WeddingWire to help ease their wedding planning process.

Blue Moon Event Planning received this esteemed award based on their outstanding experience working with real newlyweds. WeddingWire features more than three million reviews, and these notable vendors all received prompt, reliable, and quality feedback.

Thank you to all our couples for the kind words, love, and support!



“…Her focus is to create memorable occasions for her client and their guests.

“I love the Long Beach area, moving here from Philadelphia, it is so different. Long Beach has a unique way of being laid back, the quintessential  California city,” noted Buffaloe, “so when my wife and I decided to step out on our own – Long Beach was the place to base our business.” Coming from the east coast Buffaloe believes that being a female business owner is easier here in California, “The west coast is more receptive to women being in the driver’s seat, so to speak.”…

….“Fall parties are the most fun,” says Buffaloe, “You can bring out these rich colors like pomegranate and aubergine, and of course pumpkin flavored everything.” Her favorite fall activity is apple picking, making apple pies from those apples and simmering the cores and peels to make her home smell like fall.

For home parties, Buffaloe recommends not trying to do everything by yourself, purchase pre-made appetizers, give your family members specific things to do and have someone help you clean up.”

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Long Beach Wedding


Wedding Planner Magazine asked what the most important lesson we learned at the first destination wedding we planned.

This was our response:

“The first thing I learned about doing a destination wedding is to take the details to the extreme, trust the local contacts/vendors’ suggestions, and prepare to make changes since often times a site visit is not possible.” -Melissa Buffaloe

Long Beach Wedding


Woof Woof! Blue Moon Event Planning was recently featured in Equally Wed featuring expert advice from our Founder and Principal Planner, Melissa Buffaloe, as she shares her top tips on how to include your fur babies in engagement photos! 

“We suggest having patience, choosing a dog-friendly photographer and having a bunch of treats on hand to make sure your pups ‘pose pretty’ during the photography sessions. Your loving fur babies can be a welcomed distraction from ‘wedding jitters’ and can create an on-camera story that conveys the love you share for each other.”

Read the full article at www.equallywed.com or click here.