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Four Seasons Westlake Village-Indian wdg

Well this was our last Indian wedding of 2019 and a goodie.  Working with Samar and her mom (who funnily enough just emailed me to check in and thank me again for doing such a great job/working so hard on Samar’s wedding for them and apologizing that it has taken 4 months, but that is aok, I know that there are many Drs in the two families that are all working front lines for coronavirus, and that is very worrying for them all.  Samar and i had been communicating since the wedding so I knew they were happy with everything, lol) was just great, they were both lovely and calm and got things done as needed as we went along.  Above and below are a bunch of pics from the 2 day event.  This was our 2nd multi day Indian wedding at Four Seasons and each time it has been a fabulous property to be working at and a great experience for the guests, in house or not, we worked closely with Nicole on this wedding and she was excellent, we made a great team.

Creative Cakes from Orange provided the cake which we had floating which looked beautiful.  Luxe Linen provided the linens/napkins for the big dinner/dance celebration.

Bloombox Designs did the floral both days and an amazing job it was, the mandap was created by the team on the day there also, fabulouso.  It was great to see our fave Indian wedding hair/makeup artist and dresser, Oscar, we don’t see him often enough these days.  We had Special Occasions both days/Ajay leading the crew.  Kumba for the rentals and floor covering for the Sikh wedding on day 1.  Natraj did the catering for both days, and TMMPRO did the draping for the ceremony and lunch/dinner/dancing ballrooms.

Day 2 the cocktail hour was spent on the lawn by the waterfall and we had my new fave vendor Amy Serrano play her electric violin, amazing energy.

For the Baraat we had our Daisy bring the groom in and for the vidai the old fashioned car, and i loved it when the guys got behind to push it out, it didn’t need it, they just wanted to do it, lol

Thanks to Jim Kennedy and team for being great as always to work with for both days, and the same to Impressive Creations, both companies are part of the top in S CA

I just loved the clean look of the B&G stage for the celebration dinner/dance.

Another great wedding and an awesome way to end 2019 xoxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxxo

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Add a comment April 22, 2020

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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Add a comment April 20, 2020

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

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Add a comment April 20, 2020

Hyatt HB – Indian Wedding

So this was the second child of this family that I was honored to do a wedding for.  The funny thing is I was at the Hyatt HB doing a wedding when they were doing their site visits with hotels and bumped into me and said, we think we will do it here and look here you are, lol.

We did the ceremony on the CA Courtyard Lawn which with the canopies and guest count pretty much maxed the lawn out, but it worked.  Then cocktails were held on Huntington Ballroom balcony, then into Huntington Ballroom we went.

A wee room by the catering office is the perfect spot for the bride to watch the baraat from.  Raj came in on Daisy the horse who we use a lot.

 

My fave Indian Priest/officiant Shukavek officiated and as always did a great job.

We draped the service wall of the ballroom, it makes such a difference, and they loved the round dancefloor when i mentioned it, so we added that in too.

 

Special Occasions handled the baraat and all music/mceeing and kept the dancefloor full as you can see.  Thanks to Matei for some of the pics above and some are mine.  Thanks to the Hyatt HB as always for helping me get things done!! xoxo

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment April 12, 2020

Our first wedding at Pasea

I was going to be on an anniversary trip to Europe, in fact in Ravello/Amalfi Coast when Nisha’s 2 day wedding event we were handling was going to happen, so Nicole took over and oversaw both days events, but as we know Nicole gets busy and doesn’t take pics for me, lol, and when i looked back through the photographers photos, the detail pics i would have loved were not taken it seems, so i don’t have any of the ceremony area without people or any ballroom pics without people, not sure what happened!!  But anyway I digress, Nicole and i had a great final detail meeting with Nisha at the hotel where there may or may not have been champagne enjoyed, hmmmm??!! lol

The sangeet was held the night prior at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach, a really neat venue that worked out well, and the wedding day was the first wedding we had done at Pasea which had opened just recently.  The driveway of the hotel was perfect for the baraat and our groom came in on a red mustang.  They liked color as you can see from the ceremony guest canopies and the B&G stage in the ballroom.  Wish i had more pics to share.

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment April 10, 2020

Hotel Maya – Indian wedding

I really loved working with Sonia and Neerav on their wedding, fun and fun!

We had the baraat going alongside the waterway with our groom on the horse, followed by the milni and then the traditional ceremony officiated by my favorite India Priest Shukavek Dasa.  Then lunch at a different area of the hotel followed by the vidai, the farewell of the bride and groom as they head to the groom’s family home, which was done in a really fun way, they left in a yacht and went for a nice cruise, then came back and got in a limo and went to the groom’s family home.  Then back they came to get ready for the nights festivities

Cocktails were held in the area in front of the Pavilion where they ceremony had been earlier in the day.

Then into the Pavilion for the dinner/dance, where one whole side is windows and looks over to the city of Long Beach, at night it reminds me of looking at Manhattan!! love it

 

We had a great vendor team on board for this one: Greycard Photo, Robles Video, Drea for hair/makeup and dressing our bride, Amit/3D Sounds provided all the music and mceeing starting with the Baraat & the dohl player, through ceremony, lunch, cocktails, then dinner/dancing and the lighting, EBD Floral for the gorgeous florals & helping us with our unique idea for placecards!! BEL for the stage draping & décor, TMMPRO for the rental chairs and chargers, and of course to the team at Hotel Maya, we love working with you all at your unique property where we feel like we have gone out of town to do the wedding!!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 9, 2020

Nixon Library Indian Wedding

Well this was the first of both children’s weddings that we did for this family.  The mom of the bride was a hoot and kept me laughing a lot.

Our groom came in on Daisy, a horse we use a lot for our Indian Weddings, Drea did our brides hair and makeup and dressed her.  My favourite officiant for Indian Weddings, Shukavek Dasa officiated, Special Occasions/Parag did an excellent job from baraat through to the closing of the dancefloor.  Simply Sweet Cakery provided the cake, White House Catering were great to work with for the food/beverage and service staff, and Matei provided some of the photos above, the better ones, lol, mine are the darker/fuzzy ones.  And it was great to be back at Nixon Library, it had been a while.

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment April 4, 2020

Laguna Cliffs Indian wedding

We have done Indian wedding celebrations all over S Ca, but this was our first at Laguna Cliffs.  You will notice that our lovely bride strayed from the traditional colors used for the wedding (my brides tend to stray).

They actually booked Teri for the day as I was already booked, but I managed to make it for the Indian am ceremony before I headed off to my wedding, and Teri and the team carried on with the luncheon, the pm ceremony/cocktails/dinner/dance.

 

Thanks to Lin & Jirsa for the pics, they turned out wayyyyyy better than any of the ones we took on our phones, lol!!

 

Thanks to the team at Laguna Cliffs, as always we love working with you

Till next time

Lisa

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Indian Wedding, Temple ceremony & Hotel Reception

So we had Jas and Lucky’s wedding in two locations over two days.  Teri was actually going to do both days as I was in Australia, but as fate steps in my return flight got changed on me bringing me home a day early, so I was able to jump in and be there on the Temple Ceremony day. Jas came in on a horse for the baraat and they exited the day in a  helicopter, inbetween lunch was served in the tent that was put up.

Frank Salas Photography (www.franksalas.com)

Frank Salas Photography (www.franksalas.com)

The next day their wedding reception was at the Bayfront Hilton in San Diego, we have done a few Indian weddings here now, as they have a great infrastructure, plenty of banquet space and different areas so for multi day and events the guests get to experience different views/atmospheres, and lots of hotel rooms so that means they are more willing to give great room rates for the guests staying.

Frank Salas Photography (www.franksalas.com)

Our groom was really into the design/look of the ballroom, the variety of centerpieces and table looks.  Our friends at Square Root did an awesome job with the ballroom, floral/linens/dancefloor/decal, and TMMPRO draped the room and provided the chivaris and we had Chivari Chair Rentals come and cover the seat cushions as we wanted silver not the normal white or ivory.  We had our friend Sandeep both days handling the music, we love him.  As you can tell by the photos we were working both days with our good friend and awesome photographer Frank Salas, Robles Video who has created a real niche in the Indian market were up bright and early both days (Friday was around 3am!!).  Dolled up by Lulu did the beautification both days of the ladies.  The team at Hilton Bayfront headed by Lisa Gossman were fabulous as always.

We bought Karla from Elegant by Design in for the Friday event at the Temple, she created the focal wall/picture backdrop area and had to redo the dining table two times when we changed the linens from breakfast to lunch, go EBD

Till next week

Lisa

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Newport Beach Marriott-Indian Wedding

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Teri and I had the pleasure of helping Ben achieve a wonderful wedding celebration for his lovely daughter, her new husband and all the family and friends that came to celebrate last weekend.   Above is the Rose Garden Gazebo turned into a mandap and our groom arriving on his horse.

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The rickshaw above is how the bride and groom left after the vidai.

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The florist/decorator dad had hired did a great job, very creative.

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Dad had made contact with me a year before but pulled everything together himself with us starting a month out, double checking everything and pulling our detailed timeline/order of events together.  Great working with the team at the NB Marriott again, Teri is normally the one working there so it was fun for me to be there for a change also.

Till next time

Lisa

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