Hope and Zack’s Wedding


Sabrina quite literally saved our wedding. We had hired another wedding planner who was unable to perform, and Sabrina came in on 9 weeks’ notice and was able to pull everything off without a hitch. She’s unbelievably easy to work with, exceedingly nice, and very detail oriented. Sabrina is also highly responsive and well respected in the industry, which made last minute planning that would not have otherwise been possible appear seamless to my (now) wife and me. During a very stressful period, Sabrina was able to take the pressure off of us so we could enjoy our wedding planning, again. I could not provide a more glowing recommendation for a wedding planner, and would highly recommend Sabrina for any and all event planning.


Thanks to True Photography for the beautiful picture! You can see more and read Hope & Zack’s wedding story on my blog, Something Dolce.

Autumn and Jim’s wedding


Sabrina put together a destination wedding for my husband and me. Without ever meeting us in person, and through many phone calls and e-mails, Sabrina was able to make my dreams come together at the Hotel Del Coronado. Every vendor we spoke with was glad to hear they would be working with Sabrina. And now I know why. 
I sent Sabrina all the wedding items including the wedding dress, cake topper, candelabras, wedding dress hanger, and the guest book.
Sabrina provided a few items such as the cake stand and the “Here Comes the Bride” sign. 
Overall, Sabrina Cadini with La Dolce Idea did an amazing job with the wedding and reception and made the event progress seamlessly.

Read Autumn’s review on The Knot.

A raving recommendation from Carole


I couldn’t help but post this wonderful recommendation from Carole, a mother of the groom that I had the pleasure to work with last year. Carole sent this note to a bride who recently contacted me inquiring about wedding planning services.

“We leave today to attend the birth of our third grandchild, but I wanted to quickly respond, as Sabrina would do! I can tell you resoundingly, Sabrina was simply the best. Responsive, expedient, responsible, executed as we discussed, had lovely visions, pretty and beautiful spirit, jumps right in and gets to know the family, and on and on. By the time our son and his fiancee married, Sabrina made me feel like she had become a fast friend! The wedding was at the Hotel Del Coronado last September. Our daughter-in-law had worked with someone who was recommended to her, but the wedding was not coming together well. So, I asked if she’d like me to help out since she worked full time. The Hotel Del Coronado gave me a recommended vendor list and Sabrina was on it. I called all of them, and Sabrina was first to return my call. She immediately made me feel like we could still pull off the wedding with only three months left to go! She listened, and executed above and beyond all expectations. She would e-mail, text or call and keep my daughter-in-law and myself in the loop at all times.

I just can’t recommend her enough. She made the wedding come together as if it had been planned for a year. An exceptional woman, and wedding coordinator! You will love her, too.

Hope that helps you. Have a spectacular wedding!”

Thank you, Carole 🙂 And congratulations on the birth of your adorable grandson, Casen Gregory!

Photo by True Photography

Amanda and Jennings’ wedding


Sabrina was my coordinator for my wedding. She is absolutely amazing, and made my day the best that it could be. She handled any potential issues with ease, and without me even knowing until the next day! She is incredibly organized, professional, passionate and creative. I would highly recommend Sabrina. Use her for your wedding – you will not regret it!


Hope and Zack’s festivities


Zack’s mother, Carole and I worked together on the beautiful rehearsal dinner at Fox Sports Grill. I also designed a cute dessert table with a beach theme.

Carole thanked me immensely for my assistance on the rehearsal dinner and wedding day. Here’s her card before the fun wedding weekend:



And here’s her thank you a few days after the wedding weekend that she posted on Facebook:



It was a privilege being part of Hope and Zack’s celebration, another wonderful couple who tied the knot at the legendary Hotel Del Coronado in sunny San Diego! Their official thank you will follow soon.

Courtney and Paul’s wedding

I work in the events industry and am a former wedding planner so as you can imagine my expectations were quite high for the wedding planner I was going to hire for my wedding.
I can honestly say that Sabrina exceeded EVERY expectation. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better wedding planner. Sabrina has an ease and patience about her that every bride as well as groom needs when planning the most important day of their lives. Her keen attention to detail, exceptionally creative mind, and extreme organization are among many of her amazing traits.
I want to thank Sabrina from the bottom of my heart for making my wedding not only beautiful, but so perfectly coordinated. I will never stop referring Sabrina to my brides, friends, and family.

Read Courtney’s original review on WeddingWire and watch the video highlights from this beautiful wedding on my blog, Something Dolce.

Thank you to Brant Bender Photography for the fun picture!

Kristina and Michael’s Wedding


Sabrina was helpful, resourceful, creative and overall fantastic! She helped us out tremendously during the planning of our wedding. We live out of state, and since she is so well connected with other highly qualified vendors, we were able to have a great selection to choose from, which helped us out tremendously during the first part of the planning. And as for the wedding day – we had nothing to worry about! She was on top of EVERYTHING – the only thing left for us to do was to enjoy the day, our ceremony, and our family and friends. Sabrina went above and beyond her “contracted” services, in my opinion!!


Julita and Ron’s wedding


Hello Sabrina,
I’d like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so wonderful before and during the wedding.
Ron and I had a chat afterwards and agreed that you and the officiant were the best vendors we’ve chosen.
So thank you again, it was pleasure working with you 🙂

…And here’s her wonderful review on WeddingWire:

Hiring LA DOLCE IDEA was the best decision we made. Sabrina was extremely easy to work with, efficient and had wealth of knowledge.
I was very money-conscious when hiring vendors. LA DOLCE IDEA was the BEST VALUE for money and the quality of service was outstanding.

I was so honored to be part of Julita and Ron’s special day and I wish them a lifetime filled with happiness, love and laughter!

Thank you to Aaron Huniu Photography for the wonderful picture!

Mary Kay and Jim’s New Year’s Eve Party


Sabrina was absolutely wonderful to work with…and her ideas and creativity made our event truly special. 

We celebrated our wedding anniversary, my husband’s 50th birthday party and New Year’s Eve all in one night at the Hotel Del Coronado. Sabrina went beyond my expectations and wildest dreams to deliver a beautiful party that was our style! 

I will be seeing her again soon as many people at the party wanted her info for their upcoming events!

Mary Kay