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    Tue May 27, 2014

    Wayne Gurnick Joins the Advisory Board of The Wedding and Event Institute

    Read more about it.

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    Fri February 7, 2014

    5 Ways Wedding Planners Can Save You Money

    “It’s important for brides and grooms to know that the money they are going to spend on hiring a planner is actually the best money they will spend,” says Orange County wedding planner Wayne Gurnick of Moments by Wayne.

    Wondering how Orange County wedding planner can help save you money? We're here to point out why hiring a wedding planner for your big day might be one of the best decisions you make!

    Read more and get practical tips.


    Photography: Viera Photographics

    Flowers: Blossom Floral

    Venue: Bel Air Bay Club

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    Thu January 30, 2014

    Moments By Wayne Stages a 20's Era Gala for Farmers and Merchants Bank

    FM_-_Orange_County_Register_2-14-2014.pdf (97.6 KB)
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    Sun December 1, 2013

    Combining Elegance with Nature

    Wayne_Gurnick_Feature_Winter_2013.pdf (3.5 MB)

    Featuring Melody and David's wedding on New Year's Eve, at The Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village, CA.

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    Wed October 2, 2013

    Four Seasons of Style: Inspiration | Vision | Emotion

    Style and Color Trends for 2014 - presented at the Wedding Merchants Business Academy (MBA) 2013

    View presentation


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    Tue September 24, 2013

    Like A "Kid In The Candy Store"

    waynegurnickfall2013.pdf (8.6 MB)

    Remember going into the candy store when you were 5?  The thrill of color, smell and selection,  mixed in with the anticipation of choosing your favorite sweet treat – who could forget that!  That simple life’s pleasure is not just for the kids.  Candy buffets have become a popular feature at weddings and for good reason – they are fun, colorful and can be personalized.   But have you thought of making candy the featured design element in your table-top décor?

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    Sun September 22, 2013

    The Pricing Squeeze

    The_Pricing_Squeeze_-_AIFD_Focal_Points_Sept_2013.pdf (489.1 KB)


    How to Talk 
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    Value of Your Service

    How to Talk to Prospective Clients About the Value of Your Service

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    Thu August 8, 2013

    DIY Weddings Magazine-Tips for the Perfect Summer Wedding at Home

    DIY_Weddings_-_Summertime_Planning.pdf (9.7 MB)

    Summertime is ideal for planning a wedding at home. The most romantic, emotional, and personal weddings that I've ever seen were those at a family's home. 

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    Thu May 30, 2013

    Sugar Rush

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    What goes into putting together a creative candy table?  A top West Coast event designer shares his confection perfection.



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    Fri May 24, 2013

    Beach Weddings - 22 tips to plan a perfect ceremony by the sea

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    Want to get married in the sand? Read this advice from the pros on throwing an unforgettable and stress-free celebration on the coast.


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"How do we begin to thank the man who made it all possible? You brought such an unreal amount of creativity to our wedding, compiled a teeam of the best vendors, and created a weekend that has left us with unough joyful memories to last a lifetime. Our biggest thank you though, goes to the way you made us and our families feel throughout the process.  Planning a wedding is an opportunity to bring a big new family together, and you were absolutely paramount in creating the happiness and closeness that our families have today.

_Lindsey and Andrew July 6-8, 2018

"We can't thank you enough for the wonderful work that you and your team did in planning our wedding. Thanks to you, the planning process was enjoyable and we had a brilliant day!"

_ Rod and Michelle November 17, 2017

"Thank you so much Wayne!! Best day ever!"

—Sabrina Urban, May 2013

"I will never forget all that you did for are extraordinary and amazing beyond words!"

—Carolyn and Mike Darnell, Bat Mitzvah March 2012

"Just another thanks for a super, extremely professional job. Diligent, totally reliable, all done with an omnipresent smile. These are just a few words that come quickly to mind. However, I must know how you successfully defied a basic law of physics: 2 places at one time-doable (doppelganger); 3-4 places at one time, physically impossible. 

Alan and Adeline Forrest, December 2012

I just wanted to say thank you to both of you!  The bar mitzvah last night was a HUGE success!  The day turned out to be better than I could have ever imagined.  Services were perfect (JJ was fantastic) and then I came home to have had Karter set up my house beautifully.  She is a gem!  She handled everything perfectly and allowed me to enjoy the entire party.  She was on top of everything and made good choices and was super professional.
The carnival booths were incredible (I already sent Ron from Signature a thank you)- the kids had a ball (they didn't want to leave).  His staff were professional and sweet and kind.  The Tommy's truck was also a huge hit.
My only regret was that you guys weren't here to celebrate with us.  
THank you, Thank you, thank you!!

"I just wanted to say thank you!  The bar mitzvah last night was a HUGE success!  The day turned out to be better than I could have ever imagined. Karter set up my house beautifully.  She is a gem!  She handled everything perfectly and allowed me to enjoy the entire party.  She was on top of everything and made good choices and was super professional.The carnival booths were incredible - the kids had a ball (they didn't want to leave).  His staff were professional and sweet and kind.  The Tommy's truck was also a huge hit. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"

Mandi Richardson, October 2012

"Thank you, thank you, thank you for "organizing and orchestrating" our amazing wedding!  For was the perfect day and we couldn't have done it without you!"

Jennifer Veigel, Bride July 2012

"I could not have done Ali's picture perfect wedding without you!  Thank you for orchestarting the event and holding my hand.  The wedding was perfect with lots of thanks to YOU!  I can't tell you how much we enjoyed working with you these past few months, too."

Geri Badler, Mother of the Bride July 2012

"Just wanted to send a quick thanks for all of your hard work and for doing an incredible job on coordinating my wedding! It was a magical night and you really made sure everything ran smoothly and allowed me to fully enjoy every moment.  Everything was gorgeous from the chuppah to the flowers, ballroom and even our suite. I really appreciate it!"

Alison Badler, Bride July 2012

"Wayne! Lisa and I want to thank you for doing such a great job this weekend.  We are in the limo, heading home, and started talking about how smoothly everything went. You were great - we really appreciate it. Julia and Jenn were amazing. Thank you - it literally was the best night of our lives. Love, Lisa and Doug"

Lisa Hart and Doug McCrary, Bride and Groom March 2012

"Thank you for today.  Everything was wonderful in every way. I appreciate you calm, focus and kindness.  I hope to work with you again and refer you to everyone I know!"

Shelli Herman, March 2012

"Wayne, I had great time at our wedding, I am finally done with the wedding hangover. You made our wedding so great, I wanna do it again!! haha ( of course with Stephan). I just wanted to say thank you, and wish you, your family and your business the best. Guests also loved the wedding so much, the candy bar was a huge hit!"

Kie Papadakis, Bride, March 2012

"Thanks Wayne! I don't know what we would have done without you. You were everywhere and just left no stone unturned!!! We had a wonderful time and didn't have to worry about a thing because you took care of it all. Thank you again for giving Jenny the wedding of her dreams. You and your staff are one of a kind."

Cindy Perrin, Mother of the Groom, February 2012

"Thank you so much!!! Everything was particularly perfect!!! Wayne is AMAZING, Julia was great and Josephs designs BLEW my wildest dreams!!!!"

— Jenny Cook, Bride, February 2012

"Good times last Saturday Wayne!  Thank you for being flexible and easy to work with.  It was definitely a pleasure working with you as you made my job so much easier.  Looking forward to many more events in the future."

—Darrel De Vera, Private & Corporate Event Sales at Skirball Cultural Center, December 2011

"Thank you, Wayne for the most amazing day of my life! Words cannot express my gratitude for all of your time and talent in making Sean ♥ Kristina's Wedding absolutely PERFECT! You are so truly gifted and we certainly appreciate you putting those gifts to work for us!"

Colleen Gibbs Herman, Mother of the Groom, December 2011

"Just wanted to take a moment to send you my heartfelt gratitude for all you did to make our wedding day a perfect experience.  Your attention to detail and your professional yet lighthearted demeanor was the perfect match to make us a good winning team.  Walter and I were both overjoyed with your flawless execution of each detail.  Many of our guests commented how every detail was attended to ... whenever they thought of something, it was already handled or anticipated.  What bride could ask for anything more?  Most importantly we had a fabulously, fun time at our wedding because we knew that you would take care of all the logistics.  Thank you, thank you, thank you."

—Cathy Daniels, bride, November 2011

"I just wanted to thank you so much for everything and all of your help. We've been with family and have spoken to friends since the wedding who would not stop commenting on how professional you were and how you made everything run so smoothly! You're truly the best at what you do, and I really was blown away at how you just made everything so seamlessly smooth and perfect! You're a gem and a rock star in one! With Gratitude, Sasha"

—Sasha Oren, bride, October 2011

"First and foremost, I just want to thank you for everything you did. Honestly, without your help (and Jen’s) I don’t think my day would have been as special as it was. Thanks again for everything."

—Stephanie Padilla, bride, September 2011

"The wedding was absolutely amazing and so was Wayne! We couldn't have done it without him. The whole family had so many compliments about him and he truly went over and beyond."

—April and Joshua Love, bride and groom, July 2011

"Everyone in my family involved in the process stated how lucky I was to have hired Wayne.  He surpassed my expectations.  He was an excellent day of coordinator."

—Dr. Candice Goldstein, bride, June 2011

"I always sound up for great jobs.  You were 11 on a scale of 0-10.  Thanks for everything."

—Darcie and Shelby Notkin, bride and groom, May 2011

"Wayne gave me the best advice and tips, he is extremely organized, vendors to go to, and most of all made sure my day went smooth!! And everything came from his heart and soul; it felt like he was at his own daughter’s wedding. He made it very comfortable to work together and couldn’t imagine the day any different! Thank you Wayne!!!"    

—Marianna Soskin, bride, March 2011

“The minute I contact Wayne, I know I’m in the best of hands. Not only do I wholeheartedly admire and respect him, he has the inimitable ability to bring out the best of everyone. ”

—Arnetta Notkin, longtime client

"Thank you for being game enough to jump into this fiesta grande.  We are so appreciative of your big heart, terrific organization and wonderful design sense."

—Cindy Costner and Larry Ameen, bride and groom, April 2004

"You gave us one of the greatest gifts a parent can give their child. Julie said it was the best day of her life. What more could we ask for but to bring our child such happiness on her wedding day?"

—Mindy Stein, mother of the bride

“Wayne makes things happen—and in the best possible way. Super personable and with a calm, relaxed demeanor, he always brings a fantastic eye for design and innovation to every event.”

—Jenn Balzer, wedding coordinator at Moments by Wayne Gurnick

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