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Stefanie Cove’s Wedding Do’s & Don’ts: Finding The Right Venue

One of the first things on most couples’ wedding planning checklist is securing the perfect venue. The options are endless and can sometimes be overwhelming. Do you want a small intimate gathering? A blowout in your backyard? Or, perhaps a dreamy destination wedding on the beach? If these questions are running through your head, then you’re in luck. Today, we’ve got celebrity planner, event guru, and Zola Tastemaker Stefanie Cove here to dish on her tips for finding the perfect place for your big day. Stefanie has established herself as one of the preeminent event producers in the world. With 15 years combined experience in the hospitality and event planning industries, and as the managing partner at Yifat & Oren Associates, Stefanie has unparalleled knowledge of how to seamlessly orchestrate an event, domestic or destination, from inception through completion. Molly Sims, Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, and Behati Prinsloo all count Stefanie as their meticulous yet calm wedding planner extraordinaire. 1 | Do Consider Your Guest List First Finding the right venue can be totally overwhelming. I find it’s …

Zola Townhouse: Meet Our LA Host, Parachute Founder + CEO Ariel Kaye

Starting January 24 thru February 4, our West Coast friends can get the full Zola experience at the new Zola Townhouse popping up in The Parachute Hotel in Venice. If you’re in LA, stop by or make an appointment to shop hundreds of registry items and get inspired to build your newlywed home. Or just hang. You can always do that, too. Because, #humblebrag, the place is oh-so-cozy and we’re so happy with how it turned out. And a lot of that is due to our host and city guide, Ariel Kaye, Founder and CEO of Parachute. We chatted with the LA native about her recent engagement(!), her brand, bedding tips for couples, and The Parachute Hotel’s neighborhood. ZOLA: Congrats on your engagement! Tell us how it went down. And we have to know… anything you or your husband-to-be are excited to register for? AK: Thank you so much! My fiancé proposed on Christmas while we were walking our puppy by the beach in Santa Monica—just a few blocks away from where we grew up and used to hang out …

Stefanie Cove’s Wedding Do’s & Don’ts: The Big Day

Your wedding day is finally here- take it all in! Whether you’ve been planning this day since you were five years old or for only a matter of months, the big day is always over in a flash. All I can recommend is to enjoy every moment! For these do’s and don’ts for the big day, we’ve turned to celebrity planner and Zola Tastemaker Stefanie Cove. Stefanie has established herself as one of the preeminent event producers in the world. With 15 years combined experience in the hospitality and event planning industries, and as the managing partner at Yifat & Oren Associates, Stefanie has unparalleled knowledge of how to seamlessly orchestrate an event, domestic or destination, from inception through completion. Molly Sims, Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, and Behati Prinsloo all count Stefanie as their meticulous yet calm wedding planner extraordinaire. 1 | Don’t Be Nervous Calm your nerves. Weddings are such joyous occasions, but they can also be very stressful and a big monument of life. Vowing to dedicate the rest of your life with one person is no small matter …

Stefanie Cove’s Wedding Do’s & Don’ts: Make Your Wedding Personal

There are few things more gratifying than seeing a couple’s wedding perfectly reflect their personalities, tastes, relationship, and love for one another. For these do’s and don’ts for making your wedding personal, we’ve turned to celebrity planner and Zola Tastemaker Stefanie Cove to help you to figure out ways to make your day special. Stefanie has established herself as one of the preeminent event producers in the world. With 15 years combined experience in the hospitality and event planning industries, and as the managing partner at Yifat & Oren Associates, Stefanie has unparalleled knowledge of how to seamlessly orchestrate an event, domestic or destination, from inception through completion. Molly Sims, Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, and Behati Prinsloo all count Stefanie as their meticulous yet calm wedding planner extraordinaire. 1 | Do Incorporate Elements of Your Heritage A beautiful and simple way to personalize your wedding is to pay homage to you and your fiancé’s heritage. This touch will also make your friends and family feel more at home and involved in your day. For one of our past events, we incorporated a Mediterranean …

New Beginnings, Newly Decorated with Homepolish

Whether you’re moving in for the first time or are just rearranging things a bit after your big day, we are big believers in fresh décor for newly married couples. To help you turn your newlywed home into your ultimate sanctuary, we’ve teamed up with the interior designers at Homepolish. Here’s how it works… What is Homepolish? Homepolish is an interior design service that is doing away with the traditional interior design model, skipping the commissions and product markups, and transforming homes and offices across the country. Their mission? To help you live and work in a beautiful space. Homepolish brings you you interior design consultations for an affordable, flat hourly rate. How does it work? It’s easy. The process starts with a one hour consultation where you get to know your designer and fall in love with their ideas. You will discuss goals, needs, and wants. From there, you can decide to purchase additional design time to fit the size and bandwidth of your project. What Cities does Homepolish work in? With Zola, you can …

Stefanie Cove’s Wedding Do’s & Don’ts: Wedding Eats

Selecting your wedding eats can be a complex and stressful undertaking. There are many things to consider such as guest allergies and eating restrictions, what’s in season, buffet or plated, how much food to serve, and the list goes on! For these do’s and don’ts, we’ve turned to celebrity planner and Zola Tastemaker Stefanie Cove to help you to enjoy what should be a fun part of the planning process. Stefanie has established herself as one of the preeminent event producers in the world. With 15 years combined experience in the hospitality and event planning industries, and as the managing partner at Yifat & Oren Associates, Stefanie has unparalleled knowledge of how to seamlessly orchestrate an event, domestic or destination, from inception through completion. Molly Sims, Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, and Behati Prinsloo all count Stefanie as their meticulous yet calm wedding planner extraordinaire. 1 | Do Let the Food Reflect the Location Your wedding eats should reflect the theme and style of the wedding, preferences of the couple, and feature local and seasonal offerings. If you’re getting married in July …

Stefanie Cove’s Wedding Do’s & Don’ts: Staying Sane During Planning

Brides-to-be, grooms-to-be, parents and friends – there is a LONG list of people involved in planning a wedding. The best thing to do though is take a big, deep breath and relax. It is so important to keep things in perspective and remember what a wedding is truly all about. Although it may be the most important day of two people’s lives, at the end of the day, nobody is performing surgery- no lives are actually on the line. To stay calm, we’ve turned to celebrity planner and Zola Tastemaker Stefanie Cove to get her most tried and trusted tips on staying sane. Stefanie has established herself as one of the preeminent event producers in the world. With 15 years combined experience in the hospitality and event planning industries, and as the managing partner at Yifat & Oren Associates, Stefanie has unparalleled knowledge of how to seamlessly orchestrate an event, domestic or destination, from inception through completion. Molly Sims, Natalie Portman, Drew Barrymore, and Behati Prinsloo all count Stefanie as their meticulous yet calm wedding planner extraordinaire. …