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Another intimate Ritz Laguna wedding

Tina and Steve picked the Monday of Thanksgiving week to have their intimate wedding so the families could also be together for Thanksgiving and make a vacation of it here in S CA.  Smart cookies.  Originally they had booked the Private Dining Room to have dinner after the ceremony, then as we got talking they realized they may want to dance/spend timing moving around and not stuck at a table, so we moved to the Plaza Room and balcony.

Tina loves blue and the ocean, so no flowers, it was about seafoam chiffon flowing in the wind like ocean waves coming onto the shore, and along the center of the table were containers that had candles/starfish/coral etc in them and we enhanced with blue uplights.

We added bistro lights and benches to the balcony of Plaza Room where the bar would stay and people spent the whole evening going in and out, hearing the waves crashing on the beach, feeling that wonderful fresh air.  As it gets darker that time of year, we did a mid afternoon ceremony and we were all done by 10pm, wow, home by 11pm to watch WWHL on a Monday after a wedding, i could do that every day of the week!!   Love it when i can keep my vendor peeps busy on a week day/night – thanks to Tony Florez photo, Paul Uhlar/officiating with that lovely voice of his, Design Visage for prettying the ladies up, Karens Flowers (no insta or website) and Jeff/Moondance Mobile music for the music/djing/mceeing as we needed it throughout the event, and TMMPRO for the rental chairs/lighting/benches, and of course to the ladies & gentlemen at the Ritz-Carlton for always helping us make intimate weddings feel just as important/special as big events.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxoxox

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Add a comment April 7, 2020

Intimate Private dining room wedding – Ritz-Carlton Laguna

I love intimate weddings, they tend to be weekday and are so different, either a lot is spent on a small group of people or it’s a way to keep the wedding budget low but because its intimate everyone feels that it’s a very special celebration to be a part of.

Cindy and Doug got married on the Bluff Lawn and their bridal party was their beloved fur baby, i took so many pics of him looking at them, lying on the grass during the cere, he was hilarious, well behaved just kind of bored!!

They had 18 guests total and while the B&G went down to the beach for photos the guests enjoyed champagne at the firepit area with a view to die for of the Pacific Ocean, then …

everyone met at the Private Dining room where they had a lovely special dinner.

A friend played the keyboard during the ceremony, Bishop Brian officiated with a catholic style service and EBD Floral did the fabulous ceremony circle and florals on the PDR table.  And of course our friends at the Ritz-Carlton ensured our small group felt very very special xoxoxox

Till next time

Lisa

xoxoxo

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Add a comment April 7, 2020

Plaza Room Ritz-Carlton Laguna Wedding

This was a lovely wedding reception to come back from New Zealand to do.  They got married at the Cathedral in San Juan Capistrano, it was a lovely intimate group and a really lovely elegant wedding celebration for Dina and Mina.  They were also fun, take a look at the cake topper, lol

Our ivory dancefloor/B&G sofa and chiavaris were through my rental partner for most of my weddings TMMPRO.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Destination wedding Ritz Carlton Laguna

When Sydney booked us for her wedding we knew i was going to be out of the country on her day, so i worked with her on the planning and then on the day itself Nicole oversaw and orchestrated everything, perfectly as normal, but i was sad i was not there as i really enjoyed working with Sydney and i knew her wedding was going to be really lovely.

 

Sydney wanted everyone joined, so we did a double sided u shape with the dancefloor as the centerpiece and it worked beautifully

We had the best vendor team on board so i knew i had nothing to worry about while i was in Fiji relaxing, lol!!  Thanks to Frank for the good pics above, the others were Darla the assistant for Nicole on the day (sending me some so i could Instagram, lol), Kevin/Video-Luxury Lifestyle Studios, Design Visage for hair/makeup, Karens Flowers, Luxe Linens, Naples String trio for cere/cocktails and Peter/DJ-Vive Entertainment for dinner/dancing and mceeing, and as always, my man that helps me transform space TMMPRO for the benches/draping/lighting/dancefloor+decal+chiavaris, and of course, the ladies and gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton that i know will work with Nicole to ensure all is perfect, so i can go on vacation, lol!!!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 7, 2020

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Monarch Bay/Plaza Room wedding

We love a Monday wedding, not only do we get to work on a day we normally would not be, but generally speaking, the wedding couple and guests feel like they are the only thing going on in the pm or at the hotel, it’s wonderful!!

Linda loved acrylic, so take a look, we had rental chairs one style for the ceremony and a different style in the Plaza Room, bravo Linda!!  They found their photographer Davello Photography and very nice he was, Grace Lin did the hair and makeup, always good to see her, EBD Floral did the beautiful florals/brought the vision to life as always, and… this was the first time i had done the ground sparkler cans which we used for their exit, it involved paying for a permit and a fireperson to be there to oversee, but the guests loved it.  Thanks to the Ritz-Carlton Laguna as always for everything xoxox

In case you are wondering about the bottom pic, well that is me with Jack who owns TMMPRO where i get my dancefloors/decals, chairs/B&G sofas, lighting, draping, mirror tables etc through and i normally don’t get to see him as he is a very successful dj in the Asian community and normally not available when i ask, but being a Monday, he was available and he did the rentals and all the music for me on this one, that was fun!!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxoxxo

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Add a comment April 6, 2020

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Destination Wedding

How i get so lucky to have couples like Simon and Colleen, i don’t know but i sure appreciate it.  They were fab.  Total destination wedding, they live in NY (as do a lot of my couples) and they had guests from all over the world come in.  Steve is Australian so it was nice to hear some downunder accents, lol, but New Zealanders (me) and Aussies do sound different, trust me!!!  We were involved with them for a couple of days, from overseeing the food/beverage in their suite which was open to all guests as they arrived/day prior, to a lovely dinner in the wine cave at Luciana’s in Dana Point (a lot of my couples do pre wedding dinners/get togethers there, some buying out the whole restaurant) the night prior.

Silver was the theme, and i loved that Colleen wanted to go the whole way, silver dancefloor and linens, and we did rectangle tables for all (I had done that a couple of years earlier for my lovely Crystal Clark/bride) it really transformed the Plaza Room

We did phone interviews with the vendors they selected and they were thrilled with how everything turned out.  Thanks to Joe Latter Photographer, TMMPRO for the draping/rentals as always, Luxe Linens, Flowers by Cina team, and my ride or die dj/mcee for the past 16 years for the music in all areas, Peter/Vive Entertainment, and of course….. couldn’t do a thing without the best hotel partners a girl could have, the ladies and gentlemen at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, i have been working with them/been on their preferred vendor list since 2001!!!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxoxxo

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Add a comment April 5, 2020

Ritz Laguna Wedding

This was one of the first weddings after the astroturf was put down on Monarch Bay Sunset Lawn.  Looks awesome and all the questions about ladies heels and the grass stopped, yayy, lol.

till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Ritz-Carlton Laguna Wedding by Nicole

Sometimes i am already booked for a date when i get a call, or to keep costs down couples are happy to have me plan/detail everything out and then have one of my Day of Co-ordinator’s run/oversee the event on the day.  In 19 years of business i have only had 5 ladies i have trusted to be Day of Co-ordinators and run things as i would, and i get great feedback always from the hotels and couples that all was as if i was there!!  In this case, i was already booked so Nicole oversaw this one with the assistance of Brittany.

 

Thanks to Katie Edwards Photo for the pics above.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxoxo

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All outdoor wedding-Ritz-Carlton Laguna

Did you know that 80% of my couples do not live in S CA, so that means that the majority of my weddings you see at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna are Destination weddings, with 100% of the guests flying/driving into CA from elsewhere.  So when you see the end result, it’s because of the trust my couples give me to lead them in the direction of great vendors that work for the budget we have/can create the vision and allow the style of event the couple wants, happen, that we end up here, with happy couples and guests that had a great wedding experience.

From the beginning Christine wanted everything outdoors, they had the option of going indoors for the dancing after 10pm but that was not what she was looking to do, so we timed everything out so when 10pm came everyone would be feeling good/wedding ends on a note that no one was looking for more, except maybe some after event drinks up in the lobby bar!!  I have been very fortunate that when we have done these all outdoor celebrations, someone is taking care of mother nature for me and my couples and the weather has always turned out perfectly, whew!!  Remember, we are on a cliff by the ocean, wind, sun, cold, can all be factors that we hope stay away.

We put some lighting in the trees around the dining/dancing area which after dark looked great especially with all the candles on the dining tables, thanks to TMMPRO and EBD Floral for the great job they did as always, and my ride or die, Peter/Vive Entertainment did the music from pre-ceremony till 10pm and boy did they dance!!  As always couldn’t have a great celebration without the team at Ritz-Carlton Laguna, from Michele who sells the dream, to our service managers who put up with all my niggling detailing, to the banquet captain and team on the floor that know what i need and expect without me having to ask at times xoxoxox

Till next time

Lisa

xoxoxox

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Add a comment April 4, 2020

Machelle ritz barnets and mine june 2018

You know i love an intimate wedding celebration, right??!!  Well i do, you may spend to have 30 guests as 70, but boy those guests get such a wonderful wedding celebration when it comes to venue and food experience, they will always refer back to your wedding!!  I suggested to Machelle that we do the ceremony seating in one row curved to the front which would make everyone feel wanted/inclusive, worked out great didn’t it!!

   

They sat at a guest table with guests, so we put them by the fireplace and spread everyone out amongst four tables, we could have done a royal table for all, but they preferred to do the groupings and it looked great.

We had an awesome vendor team on board for them, Barnet Photography (my pics are the bad ones above lol, video/Luxury Lifestyle Studio, Flawless Faces for hair/makeup, Peter/Vive Entertainment for all the music, and my good friends at Square Root for the floral and rentals.  Paul Uhlar did the ceremony with his wonderful calming voice and all the right words with the little bit of humor he does towards the end perfectly that breaks all the ice before the formal introduction.  And of course, our fab everyone at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna where we have been honored to do weddings for the past 19 years!!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxoxox

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