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Intimate weddings

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We get to assist couples with weddings all sizes, my largest was 1200 guests and smallest just the bride and groom.  Here is a lovely sweet wedding where it was the grooms son/daughter and grandkids, total 7 people, so lovely.  After the ceremony we had photos at the gazebo then the kids had a break while Grandpa and Barbara had photos done around the hotel, then everyone met at Stonehill for dinner.  Just a regular table where Elegant by Design moved the florals from the Gazebo to, and the hotel made a wedding cake for them to enjoy looking at then eat for dessert after dinner.  I helped Barbara pull the vendor team/vision/style of the event together, they lived out of state and everyone flew inand stayed at the hotel, she was just a pleasure to help and deserved a lovely celebration and memories  Thanks to Larry Crandall for being such a great guy who goes along with what is happening, and got me these pics to post. To Naples Strings/trio for playing lovely music for the ceremony and during the photos after.  To Paul Uhlar for always doing a lovely ceremony with just enough humour in it to be right, and to Noemi of Posh Beauty for enhancing Barbara’s beauty on her day.

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Lisa

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Add a comment December 4, 2015

St Regis Monarch Beach wedding

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Vanna and I worked together for a long time on her wedding.  She was so excited/happy to have such a wonderful location for her celebration and was just a joy to work with.  I have pics showing how reusing elements can really add to end result.  You will see the ceremony florals at the ceremony site, then see them from a distance to up close at the dining area.  Most of the time they would have been reused as tall centerpieces and been put on different stands/vases, but Vanna wanted all low centerpieces so the view/backdrop would be a part of the whole look, so we put the ceremony pieces on each side of the outside fireplace.  I saw guests using it as a photo backdrop and of course any pics of the dining space would have them in.  Thanks as always to Karla/Elegant by Design by being the right fit for Vanna and bringing her vision to reality and to Monico Décor for the rentals.  And as always to the fab Kelly at St Regis and the rest of the team there.

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Lisa

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Add a comment November 25, 2015

St Regis Club 19, unique

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We started along the normal visual route for this area, but as we got closer to floral sample day my lovely bride decided it just wasn’t a reflection of her/them.  So an about turn was done and boy it turned out so great.  Thanks to Karla at EBD for ‘getting’ what our bride wanted, she was thrilled with the floral sample and very very happy with the whole effect on the day, as were we.  Sometimes seeing something new in an area is quite refreshing.  Good job my lovely bride.  Thanks to Frank Salas for the pics. The picture above was our ‘centerpiece’ of the cocktail time

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This is a close up of this awesome BIG piece, it was so heavy it took 2 guys to move it on and off the table.

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With clusters of orbs with moss hanging from the rafters and the tall florally pieces really gave a natural/outdoor feel to this space.

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This was the really unique low centerpiece.  Interesting and different view, from any seat at the table

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Don’t you love the moss cake stand

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Then we went modern/club feel inside Club 19 for the partying that went on later

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This couple and I created a cohesive vendor team of professionals/friends who love what they do and give 125% to our couples. In addition to those mentioned above, we had Design Visage beautifying our ladies, Peter/Vive Ent keeping the dance floor full and doing the great mceeing job he does.  Kimberly/Shane Productions-video, Monico Décor for the rentals, and we had a photobooth for some added entertainment, and of course kudos to the St Regis team, both upstairs and downstairs-you all complete the perfect experience.  They got married in a church close to the hotel, thus no hotel ceremony pics.

It was a pleasure helping them through the process and see the end result.  Enjoyed them both for sure.

FYI – due to privacy restraints I am not mentioning names, thus my referencing my bride, couple etc.

Till tomorrow

Lisa

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Add a comment June 17, 2015

Club 19 wedding reception, St Regis Monarch Beach

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Steve and Margot were just a joy to work with and then see their celebration become a reality.  It was a whirlwind romance which worried some, so they changed their original date to a later date so everyone A) could come and B)some felt they had more of a waiting period.  It just gave us more time to ensure we pulled in all the elements that would be important to them.  They got married at their church where they met, then we had a garden party style cocktail reception on the lawn next to Club 19 and the informal food station reception and dancing inside Club 19.  Once the groom did his welcome, it was party on for the rest of the event with music by the band Undercover Live, people could eat, drink, dance, chat, whatever they wanted to do until the end.  We had a mix of tall and low cocktail tables as well as a couple of larger tables so guests could sit where/when they wanted throughout, a very relaxed format, yet we rented napkins and put favors around the tables to add as décor but also let the guests know that even though it was informal, those things were important, and in case you are wondering what the program looking pieces are on the tables, it actually listed what food station options there were, the couples signature drinks and a thank you to the guests..  My fave memory of this wedding is the bride sitting on the grooms lap on one of the sofas towards the end of the event, chatting with friends.  Thanks to Tony Florez for the pics, and of course to the team at St Regis for as always being fabulous in all respects.

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For my past and present brides, you know the only thing missing in my mind here would be the white dancefloor, but it just was not important to this bride and groom, had nothing to do with budget, so can’t argue with that, right!!

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Lisa

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Add a comment June 6, 2015

Wine Room – St Regis Monarch Beach – wedding

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There is always something to be said when you are able to keep your guest list to a minimum, go crazy on linens/décor and treat your guests to a food and beverage experience, especially when the bride is a celebrity chef, you know the food and beverage is going to be eagerly anticipated.  Along with the brides moms involvement, we created a warm environment in a ‘cooler’ room (wine cellars/rooms are always at a lower temperature, don’t forget that, so pashminas were provided for the ladies) and it turned out fabulous.  Karla/Elegant by Design jumped right on board and ‘got it’, Monico Décor provided the linens/overlay for the whole table and chivaris and chair toppers, Peter of Vive Ent kept the corner dancefloor filled.  This was one bride who when I said to order tea sandwiches for after hair/makeup has been finished so the ladies would have something to eat pre cere beginning, knew what I meant and had a beautiful display of tea sandwiches pre-ordered, I did a bit of quality control on the taste and can attest to the fact that St Regis did them beautifully as they would be done in a lovely English tea room!!! Thanks to Eileen at the St Regis that was hands on and all over the place to ensure everything from the hotels standpoint went well, and of course the banquet, beverage  and culinary teams who out did themselves.  Just as I love it when guests applaud as a bride walks up an aisle or the parents do, I really love it when a chef comes into the room and he gets a standing O!!!

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Lisa

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Add a comment May 23, 2015

Club 19 Fabulous

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This wedding was one of my favourites from 2014.  The groom called me to inquire about my services before he booked the hotel.  They loved St Regis and Club 19, but he really wanted to make sure that what they liked/wanted was going to stay within the budget he had set.  So before he had officially booked me, we did a quick budget overview.  Our bride had a vision and with getting them to prioritize what was important, I knew we could bring her vision and enhance it to a reality.  So so very pleased with how it all turned out and that they were excited about the elements I would propose that would make this a unique celebration for them, and their friends and family that would be lucky enough to be in attendance.

Rose gold chiavaris, hanging cake, one long table, chandeliers and draping ceiling treatment.  Love love love.

Thanks to my awesome vendor team that worked with me to make this happen for this really lovely couple, Flowers by Cina, my fave harpist for cere/cocktails, Peter/Vive Ent for dinner/dancing music, Design Visage for only making my bride look even more beautiful than she already is, and to Bob Ortiz for making the photography budget work and if I recall, emailing them the link for all their photos the next day!!!  Paul Uhlar for officiating and making it legal!!

 

 

 

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Till tomorrow

Lisa

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Add a comment May 18, 2015

Canadian couple wed at St Regis

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Really enjoyed helping Dallen and Dean pull their wedding together from another country!!  They got married at my favourite site at St Regis Monarch Beach, Botanical Garden, and had a lovely intimate dinner/dance reception in the wine cellar.  Their family/friends that came in only found out a few days before that they were going to be attending a wedding, and no one left back in Canada knew that was what was going to happen down here in S CA.  So there was no social media happening on this day.  Great fun group.

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Till tomorrow

Lisa

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Add a comment May 17, 2015

St Regis Monarch Beach, Botanical Garden & Club 19 – daytime

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To say this couple endeared themselves to me, doesn’t do it justice.  The groom booked me as the bride was very busy with her residency, so I had to keep the groom on track and he was a worrier and I spent a lot of time assuring him it was all going to be aok.  Everytime we would have a meeting, the bride loved everything, but he still worried.  We got a great team on board and of course it all turned out fabulously.  Keith Laverty did a beautiful job with the florals, my fave harpist provided ceremony and cocktail music, my A1 dj Peter/Vive Ent kept things going as always, and the team at the St Regis were awesome as always, lead by the fabulous Kelly O.

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Till tomorrow, Lisa

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Add a comment May 16, 2015

New Years Eve wedding – St Regis Monarch Beach

Okay, doing good, two days in a row blogging!!!

So this post winds up 2013.  I had plans to go to a swanky NY eve dinner followed by a party but got a call from a bride who really wanted some help to pull her wedding together in a short time frame, and she didn’t want a normal sit down dinner/event.  So I caved, and we pulled together this pretty/fun/social wedding reception where there was something for everyone.  Casino tables, dancing, socializing and just enoying the environment.  We picked fun/key people to be on her team for the night, Tony Florez photography, Flowers by Cina/Melissa, Design Visage for hair/makeup, and a fun interactive dj from Invisible Touch.  Food was at stations and available for most of the night, late night snacks too of course, and a martini luge that was a replica of their Lamborghini that was parked right outside!!!!  Club 19 at St Regis Monarch Beach was the perfect spot to have this celebration.  And yes, I did get to go to the party I was supposed to go to, just not the dinner, late, got there around 1am, but it was all good.

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Till tomorrow

Lisa

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Add a comment May 13, 2015

St Regis vibrant

I already posted this wedding but got these photos and wanted to share them also.

Great shot of the dove release, and the Grand Lawn with these vibrant colors.

Thanks to Cloak Photography for the pics.

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Till next time

Lisa

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