Hotel Maya Indian Wedding

April 5, 2020 lisasimpsonweddingcelebrations
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My first wedding at Hotel Maya was years ago and i will always remember them because the groom was a fellow New Zealander and I loved the view they had from their ballroom balcony looking across to Long Beach at night, reminded me of looking at Manhattan.  For this wedding, i left a wedding at the Ritz Santa Barbara the night prior so i didn’t get to stay up there and enjoy which was my original plan, but once i got back to Hotel Maya and this couple and got things going, i was very happy to be there.  Do what you love and it will seem like you never work a day in your life, right!!!


I have done 3 Indian weddings here at Hotel Maya now, it really is the perfect layout and when you have multi day events you can have everything on site and the guests will never be bored, plus the room rates are great and there are other hotels next door and across in Long Beach, giving lots of rate options for your guest’s varying budget/styles.


So of course we started with the baraat and our groom was on a horse going along the waterfront, Milni was done at the entrance to the cere area where they have some great gates that frame it well and then the ceremony setup is fabulous (and we get the brides room in the block next to it, so for hair/makeup/sari changes we waste little time), cocktails are done at the back of the cere area and the hotel  staff take the ceremony chairs away and suddenly we have a huge area for cocktails, then into the fabulous Pavilion where 2 walls are windows (the main side looking across to that gorgeous Long Beach view at night) and the back wall is perfect for draping.  Great vendor team on board, Greycard Photo (who i have done a lot of Indian weddings with), Duc/Avec Luminaire for video, Lulu for hair/makeup, Amit/3D Sounds my fave guy/group of guys to work with for Indian weddings from baraat/milni/cere/dinner/dance mceeing/dohl player/lighting and music the guests love/good mix-he knows how to read an Indian crowd and based on where they come from in Indian is well versed with the types of Indian music they like – he knows his stuff. 3 Petals did the florals and draping behind the B&G stage and my TMMPRO guys did the dancefloor/stage cover/chairs as normal oxoxox.  Now we were not doing the canopies for the cere seating for the guests originally but about 4 days prior the bride’s dad panicked after hearing the weather report and said, get em.  So thanks to John/OCLA Rentals he stepped right up and made it happen, yayyyy.  And to Kristina and the team at Hotel Maya, love working with them.

Till next time



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