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Balboa Bay Resort Wedding

I don’t often post pics of the bridal bouquet but this one was colorful and so different to most I see, I couldn’t help myself.  Beautiful florals by Flowers by Cina xoxox

So gardeny, Soy’s vision brought to life!!

I love a glass base to a cake and florals amass under

Floral reuse – from the arch to the sweetheart table, works fabulously right?? The cake design was very special, Suzanne took their invite and put key elements on to the cake and if you look carefully you will see a 3rd wee item which is for their wee boy! So sweet.

Yes we did, As a nod to their culture plus she liked the idea, a RED dancefloor!!  Looked awesome later when she had her red dress on.

the tiffany blue was her pop, cake and napkins.  A pretty view from the sheart table

Pics above are all mine so sorry for them not being the best.

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment June 11, 2017

Balboa Bay Resort-Newport Beach

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My lovely Stacy,so enjoyed helping pull her vendor team and vision together, just a lovely special person.  Unfortunately it was raining on her day, that doesn’t happen to me very often, but the weird thing is, when it does we all agree in the end the backup we did ended up looking better than we think the original plan would have!!  Is that fate stepping in again??!!  The ceremony was supposed to be held on the Fountain Patio which I never really liked because there is an exercise room with people in it working out on one side and no blinds, the view above the wall/backdrop to the ceremony is the hotel building, but the neither of the harbor view sites were available so she booked it, but on the good side she was one of the first weddings in the upstairs room that was a restaurant that got turned into banquet space now called the Bayview Room, great views, great dancefloor area already in there and you feel alone up there not in the middle of a busy hotel.

So 1 hour before the wedding the rain just came down, it did stop but by then the ceremony tile area was going to be wet and slippery and I just felt dangerous for everyone, so I ran around the hotel trying to find a room or area that was covered, in case the rain came again, but also with a view or nice backdrop, the banquet room the hotel had as a backup wasn’t doing it for me.  I found an outside cocktail area to the ballroom which due to no event in the ballroom could be used, and the ballroom had beautiful chandeliers/high ceiling so we set chairs in there also to give a cathedral kind of feel, and I took the bride down to both areas so she could decide where she wanted to get married, I felt good about both.  She picked the outside cocktail area, we then used the comfy banquet chairs instead of the white folding chairs to give a warmer feel and set it up.  It turned out aok, the other wedding that was there stayed outside and the guests got wet!!  When the ceremony ended and the bridal party had exited, I gave the signal and the mariachis started playing and they then led the guests through the hotel up the stairs to the balcony where the cocktails were going to be, everyone was smiling as they followed.

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Stacy wanted all low centerpieces and karla/Elegant by Design did a great job in making them lush, as well as working with us while we waited to work out where the ceremony was going to be.  The silver and white palette looked great in this room, it really is a pretty/friendly room.  We had the dining all on the carpeted area and the dancefloor was the area infront of the inside bar, giving lots of space and making the dining portion seem more intimate/everyone together.  Thanks to Tony Florez/photography, Susanna/Fine Art for another work of art cake, Harpist through Essence Entertainment, and of course Jeff/Moondance Mobile music/dj-always good working with him, rentals through Monico Décor.

Till tomorrow

Lisa

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Add a comment January 17, 2016

Balboa Bay Resort wedding

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I did the sister of this grooms wedding about 4 years ago and have now done 2 of her siblings (1 to go!!) and 2-3 of her friends, so love that, and thankful.

Ceremony was held with Newport Harbor to the side due to the guest count so in order to maximize the water surround the cocktails were held on the members lawn and Maria had a structure an chandelier put out there which looked great, especially with the mega yachts in the background. Then to the ballroom for dinner/dancing.  Maria wanted the siblings/bparty to sit with them but did not want a round table but wanted everyone around the table so they could see each other and chat, but no backs to the dancefloor, so she came up with this rectangle table vertically set and  White Lilac framed them against the draping with the lanterns, it looked quite wonderful.

So, one of the brothers I have done the wedding of officiated, Sweet Art did the cake as always at BBR and this is really one of my fave cake toppers, Shine did the lighting, and because there was an ‘in’ at White Lilac they did the flowers, not their normal look/style, but Maria’s vision came to reality, the balls of baby’s breath looked awesome across the room.  As always the team at Balboa Bay Resort were wonderful to work with.

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Add a comment November 30, 2015

Balboa Bay Resort lovely celebration

Really enjoyed this bride and her mom. Bride was very busy with schooling on the east coast and mom was bi-coastal ending up in the final months here full time. Just lovely lovely ladies, you can tell by the style of the decor/look how they were, as I do feel all ‘looks’ are always a reflection of a bride or couples style/personalities, which they should be, each wedding should not look like it is one of mine!!

They got married in a church over on Balboa Island and at one point we considered duffy boats to get everyone across the harbor and back, it didn’t end up happening, but I think would have been fun and a cool experience for the guests ………….next time!!

We matched the vendor team to the style/look/personality they had/wanted, and it was fabulous. Thanks to http://www.tonyflorez.com for always being soooo easy to work with and for the pics below. Design Visage for making everyone look fabulous as always, all the way until the end of the event (which is important). Keith Laverty for the floral design and for loving these ladies as I did. Essence for providing the pianist that I have worked with many times in the past and did a great job for dinner music. Dj/Mr Bill (a find from one of my brides years ago and so many of my brides pick him now). Fusion Decor for the chaircovers (looks so rich and elegant/warm/inviting after seeing chivaris so often), table linens, furniture for the balcony, and the white dancefloor (which always pulls a look together/finishes it off). Lake Forest limos for getting everyone from A to B then to C, all without effort and trouble. The team at Balboa Bay Club as it was known then, but now Resort, fabulous job and a beautiful cake designed by the passionate Susanne at Sweet Art. A really lovely celebration.

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Till next time
Lisa
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Add a comment June 8, 2014

Balboa Bay Club/Resort – Newport Beach

Things are changing at the Balboa Bay Club, even the name, as the property is now called the Balboa Bay Resort.

I liked the way it was/felt, it did have the feeling of an exclusive yacht club, and the view of multi million dollar yachts infront only helped, but for a lot of todays brides it was not what they were looking for and a lot of people thought it was an exclusive club and never considered it for their events. I will mention though, I think a lot of people don’t realise they have a large ballroom that still has lovely chandeliers in it, which you don’t get to see too often anymore in the more modern ballrooms, so that is one case where keeping the old is going to be a plus for some couples looking for that kind of elegance.

I did two weddings at the club this year. Both got married at churches and we did the cocktails/dinner/dance in the Commodore Room/Patio for both. I used the space a bit differently than the hotel normally saw people doing, and I was really pleased with how they turned out. They were great to work with and the food was excellent.

So what is changing going into 2014, the restaurant areas are all being updated, definately a more modern/contemporary feel and definately places you want to linger in after a great meal. They have turned a restaurant on the 2nd floor into banquet space, giving a wedding of 100 or less a wonderful view of the boats and Newport Harbor which for an evening wedding really gives the best of the harbor in daytime then enjoy the sunset and then the change in atmosphere once it’s all about the darkness and lights outside. They have a lovely ceremony site which has the yachts/water as your backdrop and they also have a beach/sand option dependent on day/times. Something I also found out that I think is really unique and fun, after the ceremony/photos are done, the B&G only or B&G with bridal party get to head out on the harbor in the resorts duffy boat drinking champagne and enjoying the time alone or fun of it, imagine if your photographer goes with you the photos they could get.

I can help you plan a great ceremony/reception or reception only at the new Balboa Bay Resort, so give me a call or email and we can get things started.

Till next time
Lisa

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Add a comment November 19, 2013

More 2013 thank yous

Well, the season hit hard and fast, I was doing so good with trying to do a post a week, it’s been a couple of months now since I did the last one, yikes. So many great wedding celebrations so far this year and still many to come. Doing a great one right now at Balboa Bay Club, everyone dancing and having a great time looking out to these mega yachts. I had the email below ready to post a while back and now have a ton more thank you notes, so posting this now and will get the next thank you blog started, but inbetween now and seeing that, will get back on track and get some celebration blogs out there so you can see what I have been up to and what a great wedding season 2013 has been.

Hi Lisa, We want to let you know how amazing of a job you did and how you miraculously held up all the pieces amidst much chaos and disorder. We are so grateful that you were a part of our special day. Big, big thank you to you!! Thank you for all you have done. Thank you. Hala

Good morning Lisa, We are still on cloud nine from Jessica and Cory’s wedding. You did a fabulous job in helping us out with all the preparations till D Day and throughout D Day process. Great attention to details and making sure everything got done the way it was supposed to. I hope today you are resting. You work so hard. Fondly, Estela.
Then they dropped a card off at my office which said: Dear Lisa, Thank you soooo much for all your help in putting Jessica and Cory’s wedding together. The wedding day was perfect from beginning to end. YOu worked very hard and put a lot of love and effort into it. Both Sam and I are very happy and impressed with your great expertise, professionalism and passion for your job. You helped us achieve the ‘dream wedding’ for our daughter Jessica. Estela and Sam

And the day after their wedding, I got this text:
Lisa, thanks for making happen a literally perfect wedding. I don’t know if you hid any problems that cropped up, but we didn’t notice anything at all. You’re the best!! Alyssa & Michael

And from this past weekend:
Hi Lisa, Tony and I are sitting in the airport waiting for our flight to Africa, so don’t have much time, but I wanted to be in touch before we left to tell you what an amazing time we had at our wedding! Eveyone has been telling us how much they enjoyed everything and that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We will send more formal thank you’s when we return, but just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you, Teri, and your team before we left. A million thanks. Jessica

Add a comment August 24, 2013

Balboa Bay Club celebration

I enjoyed Erin very much, she was a really busy professional working woman who lived out of state, and we planned her wedding entirely by phone and email, I did not even meet her until she walked into the hotel to begin the reception portion of the day!!! They had got married at a church who provided a church lady, so no need for me to be there, I could focus on the reception.

Her colors from the beginning were black and white and once we had the budget down, we booked the location which was close to her parent’s home, and then I gave her vendor options that I knew suited her style and budget. There was always a niggle in the back of my mind that a daring look may be fab for her, but we had a cool look going that would be really nice, and then she sent me her inspiration board that she had created, about three weeks before the wedding………. and I was thrilled. I immediately threw my daring idea at her and she went for it, stripes!!! As she said, she should have sent that to me earlier!! LOL

So below is our end result. The Commodore Room at the Balboa Bay Club, Newport Beach, is a great size for 100 or less and has a lovely patio that looks out to the huge vessels berthed and those moving up/down the harbor. The hotel has a really special/boutique feel to it, and I am happy to say I have another there in a couple of months.

Thanks to the awesome team I suggested and that Erin selected (she didn’t want options, I gave her the one I thought was best to spend our time phone interviewing/chatting with in the various categories and she trusted and knew I knew what she wanted and went with me. http://www.studioemp.com thanks to Joel Eckman Maus for the photos below always nice working with Joel and Lorely. My fave band, I am sorry, some tell me wait until I have heard their band then I will sway my thoughts to others and it never pans out, Full Spectrum Band out of Los Angeles, even after they had done 1/2 hour overtime, dancefloor was full and Adam (band leader) put his ipod on and they danced for another hour, until he needed to unplug it to leave as the rest of their equipment was gone from the ballroom. Nisies Enchanted Florist, nothing more to say. Fusion for the black dancefloor, linens and chivaris. Design Visage for hair and makeup, and Lake Forest Limousines for getting everyone from BBC to church, to the beach, back to the club. We even had a martini luge that was their boxer dog Brutis!!!

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Till next time
Lisa
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