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Love Note from Katie & Roberto {Wedding at The Santaluz Club}

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Photo Credit: Joseph Matthew Photography



“I had the pleasure of working with Rachel Le and Laney Schenk (Wynn’s Assistants) for the month of my wedding. I could not have been happier with BOTH of them! Rachel did an impeccable job putting together and incredibly detailed timeline for my big day which made everything run seamlessly. Every bride I’ve ever spoken to gave me the same advice, “Something is bound to go wrong on your wedding day and you just have to laugh it off.” Honestly my day went PERFECTLY with not one slip up. I attribute everything to Rachel for keeping everything on schedule and coordinating with all my vendors so perfectly. They were both so attentive at responding to my one million emails the month of right away. Rachel and Laney are both so sweet and have such nice calming demeanor’s which is super important to be surrounded by on your wedding day and the month leading up to. I could go on and on about my amazing experience and would recommend hiring them to EVERYONE who is seeing “the perfect wedding experience!”


Katie & Roberto


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Katie & Roberto’s wedding highlight video from Stockham Media {Santaluz Club Wedding}


Katie and Roberto: Wedding Highlight – Santaluz Club – Stockham Media from Stockham Media on Vimeo

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Modern Spring Glam – Chic Black & White Tablescape at The University Club Atop Symphony Towers

Get inspired and jump start spring into full swing with our French Inspired Modern Spring Glam Photo shoot at The University Club Atop Symphony towers! This chic set up was inspired by an elegant mix of modern glam interior design and french inspiration similar to that of Chanel Spring 2010 Ready to Wear runway show all masterfully translated into one beautifully styled tablescape.

Our designer Wynn Austin of Wynn Austin Events teamed up with floral and event stylist Aileen Tran to create a chic, French-influenced styled shoot with Joseph Matthew Photography. They chose San Diego’s University Club overlooking San Diego Bay and executed their modern-chic vision flawlessly.

Soft feminine touches in the floral design created a striking balance for the venue’s minimalistic interior. “The University Club is very modern with clean lines, “ said Wynn Austin. “We created a table that complemented the venue, focusing on just black and white, with the softness showing in the florals.” Textured linens provided a luxurious setting for gold-rimmed stemware and black candelabra, squared vases and classic white votives. White floral arrangements set at varying heights included anemone, freesia, amaryllis, ranunculus, tulips, roses, orchids and lilies, wrapped in black satin ribbon. Immaculate lucite menus from Rachel Jane Couture were individually etched with each guest’s name. Concepts Event Design and Classic Party Rentals provided rentals and furniture, including clear acrylic chairs and silver chargers.


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 Crinkled, bold, feminine fabrics  characterized the entire look, which were primarily black and white, the two iconic colors of every Chanel show. Contrasted beautifully with the sleek and clear look of Lucite chairs and glassware from Classic Party Rentals.

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Aileen Tran Event Stylist created the floral tablescape with a combination of black satin, crystal, and ribbon adorned boxed containers scattered down the center of a long table. Aileen incorporated a mixture of white and black florals that included ranunculas, tulips, amaryllis and anemones, which are prominently featured in the Chanel show.

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The tablescape featured a white colored crinkled taffeta linen from Concepts Event Design paired with black satin napkins folded beneath amaryllis flowers and atop silver charger plates finally, topped with customized Lucite menus by Rachel Jane Couture.

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This masterpiece can only be described as totally sophisticated chic and breathtaking!

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Instagram: @wynnaustinevents

 Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Wynn Austin Events & Collection | Floral Design: Aileen Tran Event Stylist

 Venue: The University Club Atop Symphony Towers |  Linens: Concepts Event Design

 Lucite Chairs & Glassware: Classic Party Rentals | Lucite Menus: Rachel Jane Couture

Photography: Joseph Matthew Photography | Silverware: Wynn Austin Private Collection

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Le Chic Wedding Consulting is now Wynn Austin Fine Weddings & Events

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a very exciting week for me!  If you happened to head over to my website, you may have noticed that my company name has changed (hope you guys love the new logo!)   I just wanted to let you know that is purely what it is a name change =)  I have thought about this for a long time and finally have decided to move forward with it.  I”m sure many of you are wondering why I changed it.  I’m a true believer of evolving and sometimes it’s time to let go of the old to make space for new and exciting things to come.  Although I love the name Le Chic, as my business evolved, more and more clients and industry friends know me and related to me more by my name.  Aside from that, the business is still the same, run and designed with love by your’s truly.

So, for all the fans out there, please kindly “like” my new facebook page!




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Introducing Our New Intern {Candice Saucier}

It is my pleasure to introduce our newest intern Candice Saucier!  I absolutely adore Candice, her positive energy, and friendly personality!  These are all the best attributes in a successful wedding planner!

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Candice Saucier is very organized, imaginative, and a sincere individual who cares deeply for the happiness of others. She is a creative individual who is passionate for the world of design and weddings. It has been a passion since she was young, and upon her graduation from the Design Institute of San Diego with a BFA, this solidified wedding coordination as her lifelong dream. She enjoys experimenting with color and with her quirky design style of modern elegance she tries to create new and innovative designs for her clientele.

Candice’s Tip:
One of the key elements in order to have a successful wedding is to experiment with color and style while making sure the design reflects both personalities of the bride and groom.

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“Month Of” & “Day Of” Deals! San Diego Wedding Planner

Lots of love going on at Le Chic Wedding Consulting!  If you are getting married in February or March email us for some major deals!! Hurry before we book up! Contact us at info@lechicweddingconsulting.com

We are San Diego’s Premier Wedding Planners! Read our LOVE NOTES section to hear what our past couples had to say!

Here is what our “Month of” includes!

Chic Soiree “Month Of”

Designed to assist the bride and groom 1 month before their wedding date, at the rehearsal, and on the day of their wedding.  This is for organized couples who have done the planning on their own, but need assistance to wrap up all the details and to direct the wedding day.

*Pricing for up to 250 guests and maximum of 2 locations on the wedding day.

*Upon signing of contract vendor recommendations as requested


-Provide client with advice and recommendation to tie up any items outstanding

–  Accompany clients to the final walk-through for the ceremony and reception site with the catering manager to review details of services, rentals, design, and floor plan

–  Obtain and review all vendor contracts and banquet event order to ensure items and services are accurate with what the client contracted.

–    Become a liaison between client and vendors

–   Provide etiquette advice as needed

–   Meeting face to face or via phone 1 month prior to wedding date to:

*  Gather information needed: Vendors contact, Wedding Party, Processional, Recessional, Décor etc.

*  Finalize ceremony details

*  Review progress and tie up loose ends

Create a detailed timeline based on the personal preferences of the clients for series of events

*Timeline will be emailed to clients to review for changes and to assist in coordinating with wedding party and participating family members

*Timeline to incorporate delivery set-up, pick-up schedule of all vendors ( Le Chic to distribute final timeline to necessary vendors and catering manager)

–  Confirmation of all vendors’ service

–  Unlimited phone and email communication during time of service contracted.


Wrap up meeting with client one week prior to wedding to (face to face or via phone)

  • Review all event details
  • Finalize wedding timeline for any last minute changes
  • Obtain wedding items (guestbook, programs, table numbers, seating charges, cake cutter, toasting flutes, marriage license, wedding favors, and any additional items)  (can also be obtained at rehearsal)
  • Obtain final payments and or gratuities for vendors
  • Obtain final layout design for ceremony and reception
  • Obtain table assignments for guests, and entrée choices if applicable


  • Orchestrate the rehearsal at the ceremony location


–        At designated time, LCWC team will arrive at venue and stay through the end of the reception to ensure clean-up of reception meets the venues expectations to avoid any surprise cost to the clients

–        Includes one assistant (up to 150 guests)

–        Oversees set up of ceremony and reception

–        Sets up all wedding items, and assist other vendors in set-up and décor as needed

–        Keeping wedding party on schedule with the timeline

–        Delivery of personal flowers, and pinning of corsages and boutonnieres.

–        Ensure of wedding rings and marriage license are on hand prior to ceremony

–        Line-up of wedding party for ceremony and grand entrance, cue in DJ or musician.

–        Gather any items left from getting ready to be transported to designated hotel room or vehicle

–        Management through out ceremony and reception to ensure everything flows smoothly according to the timeline.

–        Distribute final payments and or gratuities to all vendors

–        Gather all items at the end of the night for transporting to designated hotel room, vehicle, or delivery to designated person

–        Assistant with bride and groom’s request that day

–        Emergency kit on hand

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Honeysuckle Inspiration Board

Since the news broke that Honeysuckle is the new hot color of the year! We decided to create an inspiration board that incorporates the beautiful color!  Many of the items you see in the inspiration board can be purchased at our Online Wedding Boutique!


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Wedding Design Tip

Take Wynn’s Advice on starting the process of designing your wedding:

Let us design your wedding! Contact us at info@lechicweddingconsulting.com

Fabulous Finds To Decorate Your Wedding Available in Our Boutique! www.lechicweddingboutique.com

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Le Chic Wedding Consulting Team!

We are so thankful for our past and present brides and grooms.  Your business, friendships, and love means the world to us!

Happy Thanksgiving from the bottom of our hearts.


The Le Chic Wedding Consulting Team

gasl thanksgiving centerpiece 03 HAPPY THANKSGIVING(photo from Habitually Chic)

He who thanks but with the lips
Thanks but in part;
The full, the true Thanksgiving
Comes from the heart.
~J.A. Shedd

In Case you need to impress your “soon-to-be” In Laws by making a turkey! Here is my favorite turkey brine!  Brining is a MUST for a moist turkey!

(Recipe from epicurious)


  • 1 19- to 20-pound turkey; neck, heart and gizzard reserved for gravy
  • 8 quarts water
  • 2 cups coarse salt
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 bunches fresh thyme
  • 8 large garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely cracked black pepper
  • 2 lemons, halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cups (about) canned low-salt chicken broth


  • Reserved turkey neck, heart and gizzard
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 1/2 cups canned low-salt chicken broth
  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 1 large celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 5 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream


For turkey:
Line extra-large stockpot with heavy large plastic bag (about 30-gallon capacity). Rinse turkey; place in plastic bag. Stir 8 quarts water, 2 cups coarse salt and 1 cup honey in large pot until salt and honey dissolve. Add 1 bunch fresh thyme, peeled garlic cloves and black pepper. Pour brine over turkey. Gather plastic bag tightly around turkey so that bird is covered with brine; seal plastic bag. Refrigerate pot with turkey in brine at least 12 hours and up to 18 hours.

Position rack in bottom third of oven and preheat to 350°F. Drain turkey well; discard brine. Pat turkey dry inside and out. Squeeze juice from lemon halves into main cavity. Add lemon rinds and remaining 1 bunch fresh thyme to main cavity. Tuck wings under turkey; tie legs together loosely to hold shape. Place turkey on rack set in large roasting pan. Rub turkey all over with 2 tablespoons olive oil.

Roast turkey 1 hour. Baste turkey with 1 cup chicken broth. Continue to roast until turkey is deep brown and thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 180°F, basting with 1 cup chicken broth every 30 minutes and covering loosely with foil if turkey is browning too quickly, about 2 1/2 hours longer. Transfer turkey to platter. Tent turkey loosely with foil and let stand 30 minutes. Pour pan juices into large glass measuring cup. Spoon off fat; reserve juices.

For gravy:
While turkey cooks, place reserved turkey neck, heart and gizzard into large saucepan. Add 6 cups water, 3 1/2 cups chicken broth, carrots, onion, celery and bay leaf. Simmer over medium heat until turkey stock is reduced to 3 cups, about 2 hours. Strain turkey stock into bowl; reserve turkey neck and giblets. Pull meat off neck. Chop neck meat and giblets.

Melt 5 tablespoons butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add 5 tablespoons all purpose flour and whisk 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in turkey stock, cream and up to 1 cup reserved turkey pan juices (juices are salty, so add according to taste). Simmer gravy until thickened to desired consistency, whisking occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add chopped turkey neck meat and giblets; season to taste with pepper.

Serve turkey with gravy.

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Le Chic Wedding Boutique Has Been Launched!

Hi Everyone,

I am so happy to announce that our Le Chic Wedding Boutique has been launched! I got the idea for the boutique because whenever I work with my brides they struggled to find a lot of unique wedding accessories . Then I would direct them to so many different places. On my search to hunt for fabulous and unique wedding items, I had the opportunity to get to know so many talented designers both near and far. Then it dawned on me that I would love to make it convenient for my brides and all brides to have the opportunity to shop online with a very boutique atmosphere. The boutique consists of many designers that pride themselves on their work and have designed the products themselves. None of our products are made in a factory and in fact many of them are made by hand. We also carry products made from recycled material. Janice and I have handpicked every item for you to enjoy, and I know this is just the beginning. So bookmark the boutique and come back and visit us from time to time. We will also carry a home accessories collection! We know that you are getting ready to start your new life together so stay tuned for fabulous home decor to come.

Here are pics of a few of my favorite items!

Love Always,


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