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Ritz Laguna Terrace Salon wedding

It’s funny how each year there are the ‘hot’ spaces for weddings, well for 2019 at Ritz Laguna it was combining the Monarch bay Sunset Lawn with cocktails next door on the Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace, all oceanfront/view, then up to the Terrace Salon where the ballroom is unique in shape and wall coverings and has a very cool large balcony with wicker furniture and fire pits that guests love, in face most weddings end and there is a group sitting out there not ready to leave!!

So this wedding was the same space, our bride was very excited about everything and her fabulous groom was always happy to see her happy.  From the beginning Katy had said her wedding was going to be pink, and our groom was aok with that, so pink it was.

The picture above was Katy seeing the doves they would release at the end of the ceremony on its way to her ceremony and she was chatting with it, thanking it.  There was also a 60 dove release after they each released their doves.  Guests loved it.

Great vendor team on board, Luxe Linens for the perfect pink linens/napkins, Flowers by Cina for the beautiful florals, Jim Kennedy & Amber-photo (none of these photos are from them, all are mine), Luxury Lifestyle Studio/video, Wendy/Orange County Harpist for the ceremony/cocktail music, Peter/Vive Entertainment for the dinner/dancing music & excellent mceeing as always, Design Visage for hair/makeup, TMMPRO for the dancefloor+decal & lighting-just the right pink, and of course to the ladies and gentlemen at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna for always helping us make wedding dreams come true xoxo

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Laguna Cliffs Marriott wedding


Lovely Jessica, such a happy bride from the beginning.  She wanted happy flowers and a happy vibe to the whole event.  She found the band with the exact style she wanted and it turned out they had played at a wedding I had done years ago, Jukebox Productions, they also provided the ceremony music, Joe Latter photo/thanks for the pics, Luxury Lifestyle Studio/video, Design Visage for hair/makeup, Karen’s Flowers & Nora from the hotel each did part of the wedding (they include the ceremony florals in the hotel package) and after dinner guests were surprised with Pixster Photobooth in the foyer, we had a few weddings with them in 2019 I feel.

Thanks to the lovely peeps at Laguna Cliffs, always good to be there.  That is where i did my very first wedding as an independent planner, after I left Disney, so it holds a special place in my heart, then someone at the Ritz heard I had done one and reached out, and the rest is history they say, for the past 19 years, xoxoxo

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Monarch Beach Wedding Reception

Thought I had blogged this one 3 years ago, but guess i did not because here it sits in draft!!!  Oh no.  So here we go…. Aida and Samir, what sweet sweet souls they are.  He is actually a DR on the front line in NY right now during coronavirus, so thank you xoxox  Since the wedding Aida and i communicate via Instagram DMs it seems daily, lol, and i have watched them get pregnant, have a doll of a daughter, and in fact while i was typing this she DMd me that they were supposed to be in New Zealand right now on vacation, Oh well, you will get there and it will be worth the wait for sure.

The groom’s sister was very helpful in the planning as she had been married not too long prior and the groom’s parents were just lovely.  The brides family all flew in from London and there is so much love in that family, her younger brother, like 12 years old was a riot during the reception, and guests came from all around the world.

There was no ceremony, this was the big party/celebration and it was all outdoors on the Botanical Lawn at Monarch Beach Resort.  There was a bit of a breeze before the party started but it calmed down before we started cocktails inside Club 19 and was perfect when everyone was out in the open tent for dinner/dancing.  Mix of photos from me and John Woods Photographer here sorry, but wanted you to see all the angles/views, it really was a lovely end result.  EBD did all the florals and Persiano provided all the rentals.

As always thanks to our friends at MBR both in the office and on the ground on the day of, we can’t do a thing without you, so thanks for being a great team to play with xoxox

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Ritz-Carlton Laguna, Gazebo & Pavilion celebration

Another fabulous celebration with the Pacific ocean as close to a wedding here in the OC that it can be. Our bride was very busy and left pretty much most of the planning to her mom, and dad was involved too. Mom had time, so she booked a smaller service from me, but totally used my preferred vendor list and kept in touch with me when she needed advise/referrals etc, so she had put a good team together when I officially began and helped pull everything together.

Thanks to Katie Clark for the photos below, always great working with Katie. We had a dove release from White Flite which the guests always love, lovely string music by Naples Chamber Ensemble for the ceremony and cocktails, and decor/rentals were all done by Fusion Decor, and of course the team at the Ritz-Carlton were fabulous as always (the parents had specific requests due to a previous wedding they had hosted and things the location had not handled well, the RC made sure none of those complaints could be made after this wedding, yay). It was also great working with Jan from Flower Fusion, who had a very tight turn for the ceremony and made it happen.






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