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Plaza Room, Ritz-Carlton Laguna wedding

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Well not sure what happened here, but neither the floral designer or I got pics of the cere site, and there was a great candy table setup by Candee by Sandee that I had pics of, but I can’t find them, so annoying.  But the photos above and below give you an idea of the pop of color our lovely bride Shannon went with which was a good way to start the year as the rest of the year seemed full of more lighter palettes.  Don’t you love the color of the peonies below, they were gorgeous.

Thanks to another great vendor team that Shannon let me guide her to to ensure a great celebration.  Keith Laverty/floral designer, Design Visage for ensuring our bride looked fab from beginning t end.  Monico Décor for all the rentals.  And of course the awesome team at the Ritz-Carlton that I have had the honor of working with for 15 years now.  Love love love

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Add a comment November 16, 2015

Ritz Carlton Laguna wedding

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Another great team on board, thanks to my couple letting me lead them in the right direction, at a fabulous location, so can you say ‘perfect wedding’?? I can!!  Loved my bride and groom, destination wedding, and nearly all the guests came in from out of town, so great memories for all.  Thanks to Frank Salas for the pics, Peter/Vive Ent for keeping their partying going on and on (not that they needed much encouragement!!) this was a group and couple about fun.  Father Brian for a great cere as always, Monico Décor for rentals, Design Visage for only enhancing my already beautiful bride and her besties, and Karla from Elegant by Design for again nailing the ‘less is more’ feel the bride wanted which is more a reflection of them than over the top florals etc, and of course as always to our good friends, the ladies and gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, love them all

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We had the party in the Terrace Salon room.  There is a textured wall covering in this room that gives a great ambience and whether you go crazy with florals/décor or simple, adds décor that you don’t have to bring in yourself!!  This room has an awesome balcony area that overlooks the main pool and there are always guests out there getting some fresh air, chatting, etc.


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Add a comment June 20, 2015

Ritz Carlton Laguna fabulous

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Well, this picture really doesn’t say it all, it was pretty windy that day, gave Keith Laverty a run for his money in setting up the chuppa and the florals, but as always, it all worked out.

This was a destination wedding with pretty much all guests coming in from Texas or other areas, so it was a multi day event.  We did a fun buy out of a fun restaurant in Laguna for the prior night and bussed everyone there, then had this great celebration to follow the next day.  Here you get to see the grooms cake, any guess what he does?? Thanks to the team Kim and I created, Joe Latter photographer, Keith Laverty floral, Monico Design/rentals, Shane Productions/video, Hailey and the team at the Ritz Laguna. My beautiful bride (a Sandra Bullock look alike) has her hair and makeup done often for events in Texas and around the world she goes to, and she loved what Design Visage did, said it was the best she has ever looked for the pre-wedding event, in fact so happy, she had her celebrity artist she had hired, do others not her, and had DV do her again.   With the Dom flowing pre ceremony until the end, the band the bride had to have, great food and these views, oh and throw in a late night delivery of In N out /taste of CA, a wonderful celebration/time was had by all.

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Add a comment June 8, 2015

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Wedding


Finally posting this lovely wedding.  Really unusual story, the bride’s Chinese father has a home close to the Ritz he lives at part of the time and decided the Ritz would be the perfect place for her to get married at.  The father’s assistant and I pulled everything together.  The bride and groom and most of the guests flew in from China and did not speak English but were able to let me know at the end they were very happy with everything.


Everyone sat at a U-shape table with the Pacific Ocean as the focus/main view during this daytime celebration.

Another beautiful event with Square Root Floral Designs.

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Add a comment May 26, 2015

Ritz-Carlton Plaza Room, Black & White

Well, get ready, I don’t know where time goes, but realized I have not posted pics from weddings for 1 1/2 years, not because I didn’t want to, just time, never enough of it.  So catchup in a major way is on

This bride was very fortunate, she lived out of state and her mom really planned it for her.  Mom booked me for Month of service but was good about using my vendor list along the way and would always defer to me when pulling the look together came up.  I happen to love a damask black and white, and mom went for it.  Love it

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Add a comment May 12, 2015

Grand ballroom Grand – Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Ok, it is time to post Kendi’s fabulous Ritz-Carlton wedding celebration.  This is my last post for 2013 (yes, seems late, but thankful for being a busy wedding planner).

Kendi and I brainstormed a vision and she let me guide/lead her, to where we created a celebration that Kendi and her groom can be proud of, and the friends/family who attended will not forget and probably compare other weddings to.

Greatest vendor team: Tony Florez photography (thanks for the pics), Square Root Floral Design, Fusion Décor, The Emotion Picture Studio, my fave band/Full Spectrum, Design Visage for beautifying everyone, White Flite for our 100 dove release, Carving Ice for our life size tiger sculpture, and of course my friends/team at the Ritz-Carlton upstairs and downstairs, love love you all and your continued strive to make each celebration more successful than the client could dream of.

So of course, we had a hanging cake:

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We did not want a  boring photobooth, so I created a photo cabana, the guests loved it.  Kendi provided the chaise

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We did rounds as well as two large X tables, 1 on each side, always effective

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The ceremony was beautiful and that backdrop is very hard to beat

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But of course you must have  life size tiger daaaaahlings

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Love my brides, love my job.  Bet you can see why!!

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Add a comment September 25, 2014

Ritz-Carlton Laguna wedding celebration

Had a great time with this bride and groom.  They live/work in Manhattan New York and were very excited to have a December celebration here in S CA where the weather was going to be a lot warmer than there.

The beauty of planning a wedding at a time of year when there are not a lot of events/weddings, you can do location combinations that in the summer months you just can not do.  So the guests did get to see the whole property from one side to another, but I didn’t hear anyone complaining, and who could, when you go from one awesome view at the Gazebo Lawn for the ceremony, to cocktails on Dana Lawn, then the dinner/dance in the Pacific Promenade that feels like you are at an exclusive location/all alone/private.

Thanks to Albert Talibibian for the photos below, what a lovely man to work with on this day, and of course to the fabulous Ritz-Carlton team for always making it a pleasure to come to work with you at your home.








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Add a comment August 9, 2014

Ritz-Carlton Laguna, Terrace Salon

I am posting these photos I took so that anyone looking at this space at the Ritz-Carlton has something to look at, as I don’t think there are many photos out there.

It’s not a known room and because it does not have an ocean view is not as popular, but I have done some lovely weddings in it.  The full effect of this space happens later in the evening when the candles are flickering and the amber glow they give out, plays against the gold walls that surround. I love the balcony that has great outdoor furniture on it and overlooks the main pool which looks lovely at night.





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