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Capri

Chic chic chic.  That’s Capri, been twice and will go back again.  From fancy dancy luxury hotels to beach side hole in the wall hotels, you can find it all here and all over the island can find great restaurants/views to enjoy and pretend you came off one of the mega yachts that are always in the bays around.

Let me help you plan your Capri wedding and my travel partner will handle all the guests flight/hotel/transport needs and some group excursions for pre/post wedding, before everyone heads in different directions to explore Italy/Europe after.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Balboa Bay Resort Wedding

Always nice to be back at BBR.  Grant and Nancy booked a small service where they would have all vendors on board/everything done when it officially began.  After meeting them and getting our detail meeting underway when their service officially began, I noticed that was i was seeing/feeling for the style/look of the wedding did not seem to match Nancy and her personality.  In chatting more it became apparent she had had not idea what she wanted and was busy and just kind of went along with things, so between The Finishing Touch/Brandi and I we redesigned the whole look/feel of everything and it turned out beautifully and they were really happy.  The difference with booking a small service with us is that we still care and are not order takers/just get it done because you are paying less and even though what they were going to do may have been fine but then again, would she have ever loved her photos/good memories of how things looked, we will never know, i just know that with the vendors i work with constantly my couples get a better look/feel than if they went rental/vendor shopping on their own.

They were not doing a white dancefloor but we switched out some rentals they were getting/paying more for and by me organizing the rentals they spent $200 more and got a beautiful dancefloor+decal along with the other rentals they were already doing.  It really was a statement piece and elevated the celebration with elegance to go along with the white/gold we used in the rest of the décor/elements.

In the Bayview Room (where we did one of the first weddings after they turned it from a restaurant to banquet space a few years ago) there are 3 openings that go to the bar, we used the center one as the backdrop/sweetheart area giving the 2 side ones for access in/out, much better.  I love this pic of the groom just before we had the bride/ladies come down to the cere site, this is where they would enter the ceremony through

thanks to Eric/West Imagery for being so nice and easy to work with before and on the wedding day and for the pics above, my iPhone ones are below and a bit brighter/colors more vibrant, as the day was definitely not gloomy, but that again just shows that every photographer has their own style/look and as couples you pick the person whose work you like/want, but it can change in your memory how things were.

Thanks to Grace & Honey cakes for the beautiful cake, TMMPRO for the dancefloor/decl, chairs & chargers, The Finishing touch/Brandi&Doug for the floral/décor, Design Visage for hair&makeup, Ben Mallare Band and of course the lovelies at Balboa Bay Resort we get to work with, we love it there.

And as so many of our couples do, we did the In N out Run towards the end of the night which was a hit as usual.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxxo

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Rancho las Lomas wedding

We loved loved loved this couple, the sweetest!! It started in the beginning with Katerina and what she wanted and by the end of the planning it was all about Ricardo the groom, something that gave me and our bride lots of laughs as the day got closer and on the day.  Our mantra on the day was, ‘Lisa you have given Ricardo the wedding of his dreams’, even all the vendors started saying it.  Which speaking of, we pulled a great vendor team together for them, Jim Kennedy Photographer/thanks for the photos, Luxury Lifestyle Studio/video, Design Visage hair/makeup for the ladies at the hotel they were getting ready at, Peter/Vive Entertainment for all the music, Karen’s Flowers (no insta or website) for the florals and 24 Carrots & RLL for being fabulous to work with and at always.  Looking forward to the next one with you all.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Ravello/Amalfi Coast wedding

When you stumble upon something fabulous when you travel it can make a mediocre place or experience magical, well the good news is Ravello is neither mediocre or blah, it is magical and we found this hotel on the ocean in Ravello, walkable distance to other towns along the coast, or a drive up the hill behind (you can climb the stairs from the bottom if you want, i have no idea how long that would take as no way i was going to do it, even though the views would have been stunning) and go to the main town of Ravello high high up with incredible views looking down to the Amalfi coast and ocean.

Whether you want to take over this resort or others in the area or have everyone stay up at the main part of Ravello, this is a perfect place to bring a small group or many to for your Amalfi destination wedding, and i would love to help you.

My travel partner can arrange all the  guests air/hotel/transport and any pre/post group excursions we want to do.  So between the two of us, nice and easy for you.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Pelican Hill Resort Wedding-all outdoors

Been looking forward to doing this post for 2 reasons….

  1. It means thanks to Coronavirus /shelter in place, i have been able to spend the past month getting my blogs caught up and this post means i have managed to get all of 2017 and 2018 done and there are a couple of 2019 that made it in before this post, but i can officially say, i am now done with being really behind, whew, next post will be 2019, which means i am still behind but not as bad as i was and without shelter at home I would have never been able to get caught up
  2. I end my 2018 posts with this lovely Pelican Hill wedding that was our first where everything was done outdoors, we never used the ballroom at all, so excited to show you.

The B&G came in from AZ and the guests came from AZ too and all around the world to celebrate this couple  Again, being flexible gets you the location of your dream.  As it was a Monday night they got a reduced F&B minimum which worked as they were only 80 guests, and we pulled a great vendor team together that we may not have been able to get if we were a Sat, Sun or Fri.

I pulled everything together with the bride and then as i was going to be out of the country on the day itself, lovely Nicole one of my Day of Co-ordinators took over and did  an wesome job as always!!

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Thanks to Katina Photography for the pics, she was just lovely to work with and loved this wedding, she keeps posting it on Instagram!!  Dan/Plug Video, Jeff Holmes/Officiant, Design Visage, Lighting/chiavaris TMMPRO, a bar front that you don’t get to see/Chiavari Rentals, and beautiful florals from EBD Floral, and of course to our friends/team at Pelican Hill Resort, as always exceptional to work with, xoxox

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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JW Marriott Cabo wedding

If you are looking for a grand large resort in Cabo to have your wedding celebration at, then this could be it for you.  The JW is spread out and has many beautiful pools/areas with the beautiful ocean backdrop.  Excellent service and style and the food is amazing.

Located at the San Jose Del Cabo end of the area, you can enjoy walking around the old town of San Jose, enjoy some of the famous restaurants close to this area, or take a cab into Cabo San Lucas (about 30 minute drive) to enjoy the noise/craziness up there, then come back to your sanctuary of peace and quiet. Beautiful hotel rooms and amenities .

Let me help you have your wedding celebration here and my travel partner can make all the guests air arrangements/hotel bookings and help us with group excursions before or after the celebration. Between the two of us we can make this really easy.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxo

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Ritz Carlton Laguna Indian Wedding

The above pics show how this setup on the Bluff Lawn could be for a non-Indian wedding, and then when it is setup as a mandap!!

We had Daisy bring the groom in as we do for most of our Indian weddings.  Shukavek Dasa my fave officiant for Indian weddings did another wonderful job.

In the ballroom we had the dancefloor/decal, stage cover & draping done by my pals at TMMPRO, all music from baraat/dohl player to dancing after dinner was done by Ali/Special Occasions, and the floral/décor and B&G table were by Flowers by Cina, another wonderful job ladies.

 

And a variety of closeups through one of the rectangle tables we had on each side of the dancefloor, the rest of the ballroom were round guest tables.  Thanks as always to our team at the Ritz-Carlton, teamwork makes the dream work, xoxoxxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Lake Como wedding

Aaaah beautiful Lake Como with so many options for your Destination Wedding.  You can do it in the township, old or new style, so many cool restaurants by the water, or one of the venues dotted all around the lake that guests can get to by boat or stay in that small village/town and just walk to your wedding.  Fun fun, my fave location around the lake is Bellagio and that gets it’s own post/blog later.

Let me help you plan your Lake Como wedding celebration, intimate or large, and my travel partner can handle all the air/hotels and pre/post group excursions we plan!  So we will make it nice and easy for you.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Hyatt HB Indian Wedding

    

This blog will give you a good feel for the special moments/elements of a wedding day celebration, thanks to Andrew Kwak Photo for the pics.  Hair and makeup was a collaboration between Drea and Lulu, Daisy the horse was there of course, and Sound Nation/Raj kept things going from the baraat with the dohl player through to the end of the evening dinner/dance.  Thanks to our friends at Hyatt HB as always too xoxo

     

the pics above are when the bride and groom leave after the ceremony (normally done around 11am so it is done by noon) and luncheon to follow, for the grooms family home.  The vehicle they leave in varies, i have had everything from luxury car as above to helicopter to yachts!!  It’s a really emotional time for the bride and her parents and family because life as they knew it with her at home/in the family will now be different/change.  The good news is, on this day, they make it back in time to get ready for the dinner/dance celebration, yayyyyy

         

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Westin Cabo

Another great resort in Cabo along the corridor.  I had driven by many times and finally stayed there.  One of the friends I was with said it was the nicest resort he had ever stayed at!!  It’s big, lots of options for ceremony locations and receptions to follow, for intimate or large wedding groups.  They have normal hotel rooms as well as 2 bedroom suites that have mini kitchen style services.

Let me help you plan your Cabo wedding here!!  My travel partner can handle all the guests air/hotel and group excursions we setup, so nice and easy!!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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