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Ritz-Carlton Laguna, all outdoors

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Such a sweet couple, and my groom Luther was really my main help in pulling this wedding together for them.  He only wanted the best for our bride and wanted it to be perfect/special.  So so love him.

Our brides first wish, was a totally outdoor event, and their celebration was during the day, this could have gone so badly.  But as I always say, good things happen for good people and of course the weather was perfect on their day.  In order to get what they wanted they had to be flexible around dates the hotel could make it work, so we ended up with a Sunday late October.  We did the ceremony on the Gazebo Lawn which has such a beautiful backdrop then we escorted the guests from that side of the hotel to the completely other side of the hotel, where the cocktail hour was held cliff side, then the dining was on the Pacific Lawn.  We did use the Pacific Promenade ballroom foyer for the dancing/cake and we had a photobooth in there, as the restrooms are in there and people would be going in there anyway, plus if it did turn out to be a really hot day, people would appreciate the coolness of the marbled floored foyer.

Of course Luther and I pulled a great vendor team together. Paul Uhlar/officiant, Shane Productions/video, Al/Alvarron Ent-dj, and Elegant by Design/Karla-florist.  Thanks to Dina Marie Photography for some of the pics above, and of course to the always fabuous Rit-Carlton ladies and gentlemen who do their jobs so well.




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Hyatt Regency Newport Beach – Terrace Ballroom

Well it is so nice when you see a hotel that used to be the grande dame of weddings, get a redo in the lobby/public areas, and a new sales team that like weddings, and suddenly we find ourselves back here again, orchestrating celebrations that are looking for a boutique feel property that is in the middle of the fabulous OC/Newport Beach area.  We found ourselves in the  Terrace Ballroom room several times this season (very unique room as it is round so very fun to center everything), and below you will see just a few I picked to showcase, because they are all so different.  The big benefit to a smaller  property is the flexibility of the areas of the hotel, with all the weddings we did there, 2 different ceremony sites were used and 3 different cocktail areas, all with this one room.  Welcome to Eddie who is going to be the wedding king for 2012 I believe. We look forward to seeing a lot more of him and the great team there !!

The pictures below are courtesy of Larry Crandall  Such a lovely, gentle man.  He loves getting artistic with your pics for the album if you are game.  With the wedding below Kimberly & I started the planning from the get go, always planning the ceremony undercover and knowing what colors she wanted, and she stayed true to that vision/feel throughout the process:

The fabulous florals were of course Nisies Enchanted Florist, linens&chairs by Fusion, all music from  cere thru cocktails-dinner-dancing was Al of Alvarron Ent-perfect for this intimate/relaxed group, hair and makeup by Design Visage-always have everyone on time and the hair and makeup looks good until bride is off to bed!!  Custom favors/packaging by Luisa Chocolatiere-that was a fun tasting!! And another lovely ceremony with Paul Uhlar.

The photo below is courtesy of Bob Ortiz   Bob has been a wedding photographer in the OC for many years, and I am sure, like me, he is pleased to see Hyatt NB back on the radar.  With the wedding below mom and the bride and I started from budget on.  The brides vision was always to have manzanettas for the centerpieces, mom not so keen, but by adding floral buds to the manzanettas we were able to soften the look and come to a compromise and everyone was thrilled with the end result.  As I was already booked for another wedding on this date, Julie booked our services for me to take them through the planning process/pull everything together, and then have  my Peni orchestrate the actual wedding day itself, and as always a great job by Peni.  Always hard for me, I get so invested in the visual and the details I miss not being there to see the end result, but I kept in touch with Peni so I knew how everyone was doing/how it all looked and how the celebration was going.

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