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Hotel Irvine wedding


Another one of our lovely Egyptian brides where Nicole was at the hotel to keep the ladies on track/off to the church on time (Ella Said was doing hair and makeup for all), then focus on the Pavilion setup etc at Hotel Irvine, while Allison was at the church to get everyone ready to go up the aisle then keep the photography on time after the wedding, back to the hotel.

We love it when the zaffa dancers/drummers/musicians escort the B&G in, adds such energy/excitement to the whole event.


Seaside Strings played during cocktails which were outside on the courtyard and the lawn where the hedge wall was for selfies, Invisible Touch/Trevor did the music/mceeing in the Pavilion for the dinner/dance.  Creative Cakes/Cheryl handled the wedding cake, and for a surprise after dinner the Chip N Chunk team came with ice cream sandwiches, we did that a few times in one year.

Our bride left the hotel in style, on time, thanks to Nicole who was their Day of Co-Ordinator orchestrating/overseeing everything on the day, I worked with Engie and her mom through the planning and pulled everything together.  Her mom was the best!

Thanks To Engie for the pics above, the ones below are from Nicole or Allison’s cell.

thanks to Ebi and the team at Hotel Irvine, always great working with them.  He has cultural weddings down to a T.

Till next time



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Add a comment April 19, 2020

Our last wedding of 2016

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Well, this was a special one, for many reasons and a wonderful way to end a great 2016. Our young bride is a cancer survivor and working with her and her mom over the past year was a pleasure.  Nicole was in charge the day of with Teri helping as well, so Cindi was in great hands with my ladies while I was living large in Sydney with old friends, thanks ladies.

From the get go we planned on the ceremony being indoors (it was the end of December), and the venue chosen was the Hotel Irvine which happens to have a lovely tent out the back (with a great ceremony lawn if you did want to do the ceremony outdoors) and a great courtyard for cocktails.  So above you see the portion of the tent we did the ceremony in

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Displays that do get noticed…… we love a pretty placecard table and this pic doesn’t really do it justice, oh well.  The candy display was in the wedding colors and had special candies the bride and groom both liked and some from South Africa where the bride and a good portion of the guests came from, Kim who does these beautiful displays was my fave vendor find towards the end of 2016

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And now the dining/dancing portion of the tent

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Such a pretty color palette along with bling and candles.  We pulled together a wonderful vendor team to make Cindi’s dreams come true.  Thanks to Frank Salas/photo for the pics and always being wonderful to work with from our perspective and to our couples and their friends and family, Parallel Media for being unobtrusive videographers – we so appreciate that, to EBD floral/Karla as always you make my couples so happy when they finally see the dream vision become a reality, to La Tavola for the bling linens so thick and scrumptious, to my fave band always, Full Spectrum/Adam Jackson, thanks for being awesome we love you and the band and by the end of the night so do all the couples and guests, and to Flawless Faces for beautifying all the lovely ladies. Finally to Ebi and the team at the Hotel Irvine, thank you for being so great to work with.  We look forward to working with you many many times in the future.

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So while the wedding was being setup and during I was getting pics texted to me by frank so I could see how well things were coming along, and he sent me the one above with our bride and groom on the ‘ice rink’, love it.

A great wedding was had by all involved and there to experience.  This wedding reminds us of why we love what we do.

Till next time


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Add a comment March 5, 2017

Hotel Irvine cultural wedding

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Hotel Irvine is very popular with Indian, Persian, Jewish, weddings because you can bring in your own catering and they work with those caterers all the time.  What I enjoy about cultural weddings is that they tend to be more colorful, love vibrant lighting and normally encompass traditional dancers, and in décor will normally rent special cake tables and sweetheart tables and normally always a colored dancefloor and like me, the round dancefloors have been favored.

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We did the sofreh/ceremony outside on the lawn above (new at the hotel) but I was busy and did not get pics, cocktails outside, then into the main ballroom that was totally transformed with the lighting.


Till tomorrow




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