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Ritz Carlton Laguna wedding

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Another great team on board, thanks to my couple letting me lead them in the right direction, at a fabulous location, so can you say ‘perfect wedding’?? I can!!  Loved my bride and groom, destination wedding, and nearly all the guests came in from out of town, so great memories for all.  Thanks to Frank Salas for the pics, Peter/Vive Ent for keeping their partying going on and on (not that they needed much encouragement!!) this was a group and couple about fun.  Father Brian for a great cere as always, Monico Décor for rentals, Design Visage for only enhancing my already beautiful bride and her besties, and Karla from Elegant by Design for again nailing the ‘less is more’ feel the bride wanted which is more a reflection of them than over the top florals etc, and of course as always to our good friends, the ladies and gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, love them all

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We had the party in the Terrace Salon room.  There is a textured wall covering in this room that gives a great ambience and whether you go crazy with florals/décor or simple, adds décor that you don’t have to bring in yourself!!  This room has an awesome balcony area that overlooks the main pool and there are always guests out there getting some fresh air, chatting, etc.

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Till tomorrow

Lisa

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Hyatt Huntington Beach Intimate wedding

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A destination wedding, where everyone came on in to fabulous S CA, and why would you not want to come!!!  They chose Huntington Beach and wanted a more coastal type feel/décor vibe going on.  Keith Laverty nailed it!!  The A team was on board for this intimate celebration, thanks to Frank Salas for the pics, Design Visage for beautifying the women, Monico Décor, Peter/Vive Ent for music in all areas and keeping that dancefloor full, and of course to the fabulous team at the Hyatt Huntington Beach, in the office and on the floor for as always helping make us look good!!

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Don’t you love how the petals are trailing out of the lantern

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Beachy, clean vibe above

 

 

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She did not want to split the room up, so we put the dancefloor on one side and put the cake table in the middle, as the bride was not sure if people would dance so didn’t want to have it look like it was expected.  Of course I knew they would dance, with Peter in charge, no doubt, so as soon as we moved the cake&table off, it was on!!!!!

 

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Really lovely collections on each table by Keith, totally a reflection of this bride and her style.  Perfection

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Lisa

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St Regis Club 19, unique

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We started along the normal visual route for this area, but as we got closer to floral sample day my lovely bride decided it just wasn’t a reflection of her/them.  So an about turn was done and boy it turned out so great.  Thanks to Karla at EBD for ‘getting’ what our bride wanted, she was thrilled with the floral sample and very very happy with the whole effect on the day, as were we.  Sometimes seeing something new in an area is quite refreshing.  Good job my lovely bride.  Thanks to Frank Salas for the pics. The picture above was our ‘centerpiece’ of the cocktail time

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This is a close up of this awesome BIG piece, it was so heavy it took 2 guys to move it on and off the table.

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With clusters of orbs with moss hanging from the rafters and the tall florally pieces really gave a natural/outdoor feel to this space.

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This was the really unique low centerpiece.  Interesting and different view, from any seat at the table

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Don’t you love the moss cake stand

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Then we went modern/club feel inside Club 19 for the partying that went on later

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This couple and I created a cohesive vendor team of professionals/friends who love what they do and give 125% to our couples. In addition to those mentioned above, we had Design Visage beautifying our ladies, Peter/Vive Ent keeping the dance floor full and doing the great mceeing job he does.  Kimberly/Shane Productions-video, Monico Décor for the rentals, and we had a photobooth for some added entertainment, and of course kudos to the St Regis team, both upstairs and downstairs-you all complete the perfect experience.  They got married in a church close to the hotel, thus no hotel ceremony pics.

It was a pleasure helping them through the process and see the end result.  Enjoyed them both for sure.

FYI – due to privacy restraints I am not mentioning names, thus my referencing my bride, couple etc.

Till tomorrow

Lisa

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Grand Ballroom Ritz Carlton Laguna wedding

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Well finally I blog my fabulous Holly and her fabulous wedding.

Holly and Michael got married at their church.  I have done a few weddings for couples from this church, some I attend the church on the day and get them up the aisle and some I don’t.  With Holly she customized her service option so I came to the hotel earlier in the day to ensure she was having a nice morning and on track with getting ready, got them off to the church and I headed to the church, got everyone up the aisle, then back to the hotel I went to ensure setup was still coming along fabulously.  Lovely Teri was at the church and kept everything on track from there until they got back to the Ritz.

I really enjoyed the process with these two.  Holly had great taste and was very resourceful in sourcing the detail items she wanted for pricing I was amazed by, you go girl.  She was up for mixing up the layout/look of the room which I always love to do.  There was only one decorator/florist who was going to be able to pull their vision off and that was my friends at Square Root who gave way more than was paid for, because that is what vendors do you have great relationships with and who want to be part of a great celebration. We had some great corner seating areas with decaled mirrors/candles/cushions.  Design Visage beautified Holly and everyone else (she had such great bridesmaids, fun and supportive, loved them) and Holly loved DV so much she is now a regular customer for her normal hair/makeup needs!!  Michael wanted only two things, a ‘tree style’ centerpiece and a martini luge, he got both.  Thanks to Ice Bulb for the luge, fabulous as always.  They wanted a more interactive dj style, so Invisible Touch was the obvious choice and they also did the lighting.  Monico Décor for the rentals, Tony Florez and thanks for the photos as always, and to our fabulous team mates at the Ritz-Carlton.  We are so lucky we get to work with great vendor teams and hotel staff, and wonderful wonderful couples.

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Till tomorrow

Lisa

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Hyatt Long Beach

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Loved the ceiling in this ballroom, to think people are paying to have strands of lighting added to their events and in this room that effect is already there.  This hotel worked perfectly with my lovely brides budget and they were great to work with, the hotel was undergoing a renovation at the time of the wedding and they did a great job of ensuring the wedding was not affected, I need to go back and see how it turned out.  Worked with my fave guys on this one too, Frank Salas/photography, Peter/dj/Vive Ent, and the fabulous team at Elegant by Design/florals, Will did an awesome job on sample day and on the wedding day.  Don’t you love this cake top, not hard to work out one of the fave things they like to do together.  Very pleased to say this was the fourth wedding I think a bride of mine a few years ago has referred on, so I keep getting to see her again and again and again, love it.

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Lisa

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Marriott Newport Beach wedding

I helped this fab couple pull the vendor team/vision/plan together over the planning months and on the day itself my wonderful Teri actually orchestrated/ran everything.  They were a fun group and there were fun details that made this their wedding, including having café lighting over the dancefloor, for an indoor event (normally done outside) , and of course a fun photo booth.   We did a mix of round and square tables, tall and low boxed centerpieces, and made use of succulents which was important to Kat from day one.  Thanks to a great vendor team on the day, Design Visage for doing great makeup on all the ladies, Newport Bay Productions/video, Paul Uhlar/officiant, DJ Mr Bill/we love ya, Simply Sweet/wedding cake, Monico Décor for the rentals, Karens flowers for bringing her vision to a reality, Essense Entertainment for our great guitarist for cere&cocktails, Larson lighting for the great job with the uplights and café lighting-which looked fab once the lights went down, and of course…………the team at the Marriott.  Teri loves doing weddings there and working with everyone.

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This is the newest gazebo/ceremony site at the hotel

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This is where they got married

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Lisa

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Pala Mesa Wedding

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Well the vendor team on this wedding could not wait for it to happen, as we got to see one of our good friends get married and see other friends having a good time instead of working, and we got to have a good time too, we were working but it didn’t feel like it normally does.  Jim Kennedy/photographer, Peter/Vive Ent was our music guy, Flawless Faces beautified our bride and girls-not that our bride needed it!! Shane Productions/video, Fantasy Florals did the florals combining items the bride had and adding florals and it looked fabulous, and the photobooth backdrop was created/made by the groom!! Pretty fabulous is it not.  So as you can see all the elements to make it an intimate/fun wedding and it certainly was.

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Lisa

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Hyatt HB – Vista Ballroom

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Kaitlin booked me for month of, she was getting married at a church and just having her reception/dinner/dance at the hotel.  She had my preferred vendor list and it all turned out fabulous, in fact so much so, I am doing a wedding for one of her friends, yay.  Great job always Karla/Elegant by Design, Brianna/inhouse av for the lighting package, Tomgirl for the yummy wedding cake, and Christopher Todd for the photos, I love the pic where the shadow of the caketop is showing on the wall.
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Lisa

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Wayfarers & Trump wedding

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Sarah and Ozzie kept me laughing through the planning process.  They went back and forth between here and Asia and when they were in town we would get as much done as we could.  They ended up with a really beautiful wedding celebration and for the guests who flew in from Asia I am sure memories of S Ca they won’t forget.  The ceremony was held at the beautiful intimate Wayfarers chapel and then across the street (well kind of) to Trump we went for the dinner/dance with the awesome views of the Pacific Ocean.  We pulled together a great vendor team as always to match their style/vision/budget, McCunes Photography (thanks for the pics guys), Karen’s Flowers, Peter/Vive Ent my A1 dj, Naples Chamber Ensemble/my fave string trio/quartets, Monico Décor/rentals, Shane Productions/video, and of course the team at Trump National, we had a really great experience with them at their beautiful location.  There are so few locations in the S CA area that have that European/elegant old world décor in their rooms, and you would never think Trump does, but they do.

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Till tomorrow

Lisa

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St Regis Club 19 celebration

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This picture is pretty much the replica of one that Stephanie carried with her throughout the planning.  The day we first met she told me this what she wanted her wedding celebration to look like.  Well voila this is her wedding celebration.  Great vendor team on board for her, Jim Kennedy/photographer, Jenny B/floral, Finishing Touch for ceiling draping/chandeliers, Design Visage for beautifying everyone beautifully as always, The Emotion Picture Studio/video, Tim the electric violinist/dj (who is no longer doing weddings, boo hoo), Monico Décor for the rentals, and of course the team at St Regis, who help complete the ‘perfect’ wedding experience.

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Till tomorrow

Lisa

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