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Ritz Laguna Plaza Room wedding

I had planned things with Yana and Leo for their end of year wedding at the Ritz-Carlton, this was their CA wedding and in being flexible and doing a thursday the week before xmas with their intimate group of 50, meant they could have it at a 5 star hotel with views and service to die for, because they had to watch their budget due to their wedding in Russia which was going to be huge a few weeks later (Yana is a bit of  a celebrity in Russia).

I was in Cabo looking at some of the best venues there for future weddings on their wedding date but Nicole was orchestrating/overseeing on the day with Darla’s assistance and they had a great vendor team, all of who know how Lisa likes things so I didn’t need to worry at all that it would not be a success, and of course it was, B&G were very happy.

Thanks to Joel Austell for the pics above, Shane Productions/video, EBD Floral as always for making things work out as our brides anticipate from the beginning, Rabbi Ian for as always doing a great Jewish ceremony and the Trotts who issued the CA marriage license at the hotel (they have done this for quite a few of our couples over the years and it’s starting to be more and more popular), Peter/Vive Entertainment for handling all the music and mceeing and keeping things on track with Nicole, and to everyone at the Ritz who again, helped us make a couple’s wedding dreams come true, thank you xoxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxxo

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Hyatt HB Destination wedding

So Cece and Cleo and all their guests came from Memphis, Tennessee, for her CA Beach wedding.  There was about 50 in total that came and had a great CA vacay at the end of 2019.  Again, this is a situation where if you are flexible you can have your dream (and our dreams/budget/style are all so different) come true.  They chose to do it on a sunday and in the daytime (again, saves on lighting and puts the focus more on being together/the view etc.   Aunty Orlene officiated and i have to tell you, one of the best ceremonies ever, she was amazing!!

Originally they were on the Nautical deck for the ceremony and then coming to Sandpiper Room, using that patio for after cere socializing (no alcohol at this wedding), but as the time got closer and things became available, Cheryl at the Hyatt HB really worked with me to make this as special as we could for the couple and their guests.  They got to move to Lighthouse Courtyard and we angled the ceremony so they would not have guests walking over the bridge in the background, then we got to use the Red Chair Lounge patio for the socializing time and then into Sandpiper they came, where we did 3 long tables, 1 for bparty/linear style and the guest tables on each side, it really made for everyone feeling like they were together.  Cece had booked our services with one of my Day of Co-ordinators orchestrating on the day, but same thing for me if as the wedding gets closer I am not booked, then they get me on the day, which happened a few times in 2019, so lucky couples, i think/hope, lol!!

Great working with Joe Broccardo Photo, it had been a while (but i think the pics above are all mine though??!!), Karen’s Flowers (no insta or website), Sweet Traders for the cake as Cece wanted it, and Peter/Vive Entertainment for always being willing to work with the opportunities i present to him, lol xoxox

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Hyatt HB – Fun Vista Ballroom wedding

 

From my first meeting with Greg and Arlynne I knew this was going to be a fun one and i said to Arlynne, ‘your life is never going to be boring with this one’.  Greg constantly makes jokes and is just funny and he wanted the wedding to be that way and incorporate elements that guests would know he had input, Arlynne just let him do his thing and he took the lead.  He came up with some wacky ideas that i would at first say, yeah sure lets do that, then i would realise he was being serious and have to say, oh hang on let’s really talk this through.  lol

 

From the get go the donut wall was major, he really wanted donuts from his favourite store as everyone knows he goes there everyday, but unfortunately that was not able to happen so the hotel provided the board and donuts and they did them in blue which was the wedding color and did them in a heart.

From the Blue wands with bells that everyone waved during the ceremony when it took their fancy to when the Bridal Party exited the cere (the wands had meaning for the bride and were her one important item), the LOVE sign in the foyer, the mirror seating chart,  the best band ever (lol, as Greg and the guests were all saying at the end, and yes they did extend the band because that dancefloor was full and they couldn’t get enough of Adam and the Full Spectrum band), to the In N Out cake (also made by Sweet Traders that made the wedding cake) because everyone knows Greg also loves In N Out-that his bride surprised him with, that was the only item he knew nothing about and we pulled that off, whew!!  There was always something that the guest’s were saying, this is awesome, what a great time.

They sat at a small oval table with their bestman&wife and matronOH&husband and the guests were at rounds with a mix of tall/low centerpieces (florals all by EBD of course!!). To Jacqueline Kay Photography (the pics above are a mix of her’s and mine), Shane Productions/video, Design Visage for hair/makeup and keeping the ladies on time, TMMPRO for my fave round dancefloor/lighting/chargers/stage cover, thank you to our custom vendor team who got the vibe and made it happen, and to our friends at Hyatt HB always xoxoxo

And yes this is cake!!! from vendors to hotel staff to guests, people were amazed!!!  Someone even asked me, will it taste like cake or a burger, and what about the French fries?  Hmmm, good question, i had no idea and as we did not cut any of it, it went to the B&G room to enjoy the next day, i never asked, so we will never know, lol!!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Ritz Laguna Wedding

This wedding just had a sweet story which is why I think from the hotel on, we all did what we could to make it happen.  The parents of the groom had been married at the Ritz Laguna 25 years ago, Bluff Lawn ceremony (at that time it was called Gazebo Lawn) and Pavilion Ballroom, well the B&G loved the Ritz and wanted to do the wedding there but budget was not allowing for the ‘normal’ wedding celebration, so…. they made adjustments, which is what everyone should do.

They did the wedding on a sunday morning, with a luncheon following.  No full bar, just champagne at cocktail time then wine with the meal.  Simple cere décor but it was very effective with that awesome backdrop, using centerpiece florals and then used everything the hotel provided in Pavilion Ballroom, no rentals, because in the daylight the view takes over anyway.  So same ceremony site/ballroom and date 25 years later for their son.  Pretty cool eh.  Thanks to EBD Floral for working with us to make it happen, Wendy/Orange County Harpist for the beautiful cere/cocktail music as always & Peter/Vive Entertainment for providing the music/mceeing in the ballroom, and to Dan and Tyler Photography for being so lovely to work with and for the pics above, and of course to the Ritz, for this one we definitely made a dream come true xoxoxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Ritz-Carlton Laguna, Terrace Salon wdg

A fun wedding for Raquel and James with lots of suprises for the guests, from the drummers escorting the B&G in with the Brazilian Dancers and a 2nd performance by them later to the Enchanted Mirror Photobooth that opened on the balcony after dinner

Thanks to Tony Florez for the pics, Peter/Vive Entertainment for the music/mceeing & always happy to help the dance troupes out with their music/so patient! TMMPRO for the dancefloor+custom decal/lighting&dry ice for the 1st dance, and Events by Milan for the floral/décor & Amor table that everyone loved!

 

And always a huge thanks to our partners at Ritz-Carlton Laguna for always helping me to make wedding dreams come true xoxox

Till next time

Lisa

xoxoxo

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Hyatt HB wedding reception

Hassan and Zoya were already married but were having a wedding reception/dinner/dance for family/friends at Hyatt HB in 2 sections of the Grand Ballroom, cocktails in the foyer/balcony.    I was in New Zealand at my niece’s wedding, so Kim oversaw/orchestrated things on the day.  The pics are a jumble because Kim sent them to me from her iPhone, I never got any from their photographer, but i wanted you to see the diversity of the weddings we can assist with.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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