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San Diego Wedding Celebration

If you are considering San Diego for your wedding in the year of 2014 and would like an ocean backdrop, then the San Diego Hilton Waterfront has a deal for you.

As long as your wedding is booked from now on and happens prior to the end of this year their ceremony site fees have been reduced and their wedding packages for both lunch and dinner events are a great deal at $79 and $99 per person to start.

The ceremony sites have the San Diego harbor as your backdrop, and the inside of the hotel is very contemporary/bright/hip type feeling. I did a large Indian wedding at this hotel a year ago (where we also had most of the hotel’s hotel rooms) and the staff were excellent, and the guests had a great stay and the wedding celebration day went fabulously.

Let me help you have a fabulous wedding at this great location.

Till next time
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Add a comment April 3, 2014

Ritz-Carlton, Laguna celebration

Had such a wonderful time planning this brides wedding with her lovely New Orleans mother. Such a wonderful southern lady, people seem to like my accent, but I am a sucker for a wonderful southern US accent and the people who come along with it.




As always, it takes a team to create a great experience for the couple/guests and each of us working, thanks to the RC team upstairs and downstairs as always – love love you all. Katie Clark-thanks for the pics to post, Naples for being the best string ensemble out there, so easy to work with, Design Visage for always making my brides look fabulous from beginning to END and the moms/bridesmaids too, Shane Productions for the video and being so in the background at every wedding we do – no one even knows you are there, and Karen Donovan for the florals/decor for both areas. The one vendor mom jumped on, never even worried about, was the band, even for a 50 person wedding they wanted to dance/party and a band was important, I told them I love Full Spectrum, she said book em, I did, and they danced and danced and danced.

Till next time
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Add a comment April 2, 2014

Palm Springs wedding

If you are not wanting the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop, an option you may want to consider is heading to Palm Springs. There are some cool/hip hotels large and boutique (having been many times over the years I am very familiar with the hotels), in amongst the various cities there. Guests can stay at a variety of accommodations/be loyal to their brand if they prefer and to drive from one city to another is minutes/not long at all. Palm Springs has that reputation of being special due to it’s celebrity past and that can certainly make your event more unique and special to the guests wanting to be a part of your destination wedding, and pre or post wedding, they can take the 1 1/2 hour drive back to the ocean to stay a few more days and do the touristy things in the OC or San Diego/Los Angeles, or if local, just drive home but feel like they had a lovely break with family that they don’t normally get to spend that kind of quality time with.

Now, they tell me in the summer, it cools down around 5pm so you can still do a summer evening wedding there, but I have been there in the hotter months and I don’t like being made to stay inside because it is just too hot to be outside or going anywhere/doing anything, so my thinking is, if you are looking for Nov-April it can be quite warm out there, I was there a week ago (last week of March) and at noon it was 94 degrees, now two days later it was 70 degrees, but it seems to be a more comfortable time and could be 20 degrees or higher than here at the coast (because our coastal weddings are really year round, it is rare that weather can distrupt a coastal wedding in those months, but it can be cooler) so if you think your guests would prefer the warmer temps and that resort/vacation feel in our winter months, this could be a perfect solution for you.

As well as the many hotels, there are a ton of country clubs that you can get married at also. These tend to have of course those rolling green backdrops that you won’t see around a lot of Palm Springs, and always a rocky mountain towering somewhere in the distance to remind you you are in the desert. One such country club that I am now a Preferred Planner at, is the Indian Wells Country Club. Located inside a private community your guests immediately get the feeling of exclusivity and that your event is special. Lovely cere site with a water feature, lovely greens and the mountain behind, as your backdrop/what the guests are looking past you at, lovely in/out cocktail area with the view of the mountain and greens rolling alongside at the base, and then into the Bob & Delores Hope Ballroom for the dinner/dancing. Fabulous.

By having me help you plan your wedding at this location, you get:
Complimentary round of golf for the groom & 1 guest
Upgrade to wine pairing with the menu tasting
Preferred room rates at the hotel down the road (if needed/wanted)
Three upgrades to enhance your event: uplights, or the mountain lit up, chargers, and some linen options.

So, lets get started with your Palm Springs/area wedding, call me at 714 305 7112, or email to

Till next time
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