J Squared Events Opens Los Angeles Office

On February 5, 2014

We’re so excited to announce that J2 Events: Planning & Design has opened a new office in Southern California.  Our new location will allow us to more conveniently service our clients in the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and San Diego!  We will continue to plan and design fabulous events for the San Francisco Bay […]

Wine for Beginners

On January 9, 2014

Whether hosting an event in your home or venturing out for one, it’s important to know a few basics about wine and how to pair the right bottle with any particular meal.  Thanks to our friends over at Wine Folly, here’s an awesome infographic that will give you enough knowledge to make you look like […]

Top 5 Pins of 2013

On January 6, 2014

What better way to start off our new blog year than by sharing the Top 5 Pins from our J2 Events Pinterest boards! 5)  Chocolate dessert bars by Classic Catering.  (Sheila Garvey Photography)           4)  This assortment of blue and gray pashminas were placed in a basket and made available to guests […]

Cocktails for a Cause Was a Success

On September 21, 2013

I literally had the idea for this fundraiser on Friday, September 6.  By 7PM on Thursday, September 12, Cocktails for a Cause had become a reality. As many of you know, we needed to raise $1000.00 in order to secure the Blackhawk Country Club for our big gala next year, in which funds raised will […]

Cocktails for a Cause: Adult Sickle Cell Research Kickoff Fundraiser

On September 10, 2013

In May, I decided that September 2014 would be when J2 Events: Planning & Design hosts its 1st Annual Adult Sickle Cell Research Gala, benefiting Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland.  I’m excited to say that the planning is finally getting underway! Join us this Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the San Ramon Marriott as we […]

A Shabby Chic Barn Wedding

On July 15, 2013

Yesterday I was armed with my camera as a paid another visit to the site of an upcoming wedding!  If you follow my blog, you know that I’m not typically a fan of barn weddings, as they often seem inauthentic.  Not in this case.  This venue is not only perfect for my clients, but it’s […]

Ask Jonette is coming to Veil TV

On July 8, 2013

I recently spoke with the founders of Veil TV, one of the most awesome, progressive tools out there for brides to find the perfect wedding vendors!  In addition to joining Veil TV – San Francisco this Fall, I’ll be writing Ask Jon’ette as a weekly column on their blog. Starting Wednesday, July 10, you’ll find […]

Bridezilla Rants to Guest via Text Messages

On July 1, 2013

I’ve had some bridezillas over the years {thankfully not many}, but none of them compares to this Ontario bride[zilla] and her wife! Kathy Mason and her boyfriend gave a really cute picnic basket filled with an array for food, sweets and treats to their friends as a wedding gift.  They attached a note that said […]

5 Hottest Wedding Trends of 2013

On June 29, 2013

Back in 2011, fellow Northern Californian and Founder of Deposit a Gift, Dana Ostomel, asked me to be a guest blogger on her site.  It was so much fun for both of us that I was recently asked back! Check out these 5 hot wedding trends that are must-haves this wedding season! ~ Jon’ette

What happened to colorful weddings?

On June 27, 2013

I don’t typically browse the popular wedding blogs because I like my personal creativity and design work to reflect the specific personalities of my clients, not what everyone else is doing.  Sometimes it’s nearly impossible to escape images of other weddings, as I’m very active on Twitter and Pinterest.  This morning was one of those […]

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