Jessica Schilling, photographer

Wedding REVIEW: The Joshua Tree elopement, A Moxie Bright Event photographed by Jessica Schilling photograph

Another Moxie Bright project and continuation of Editor in Chief Janice Bremec Blum’s encore article from Spring 2017

Dalo believes that every wedding is personal. She guides her couples towards an event that is specific to them, not just a carbon copy wedding. “Enough of the mason jars, burlap, and succulents.” Says Dalo with an eye roll. That type of wedding is a typical example of an event that is more focused on a trend rather than an intimate experience with the couple. It’s not about fitting into the current mold but instead, asking what are your specific priorities. “However,” says Dalo, “If that’s what the couple wants I’ll give it to them.”

Jessica Schilling, photographer
Jessica Schilling, photographer

Dalo does not impose her own feelings towards design choices but instead, she encourages her couples to develop their own vision even if sometimes that vision needs a solid wedding planner to reel it in when it becomes too broad. Dalo chuckled when she told me the tale of a couple whose chose a carnival theme for their wedding and was surprised when the bride, after perusing Pintrest, came across a picture of a peacock and wanted to incorporate that into her party.

“Where do peacocks fit into a carnival?” Asked Dalo who had to gently explain to her client that yes, Pintrest does have a lot of great images but not every image needs to be jammed into an already established theme. That’s the mark of a great wedding planner, it’s not about just being the yes man, but more about keeping the focus with your feet on the ground. “I’m cool under pressure,” says Dalo.

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