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Hyatt HB ocean/sea theme wedding

We work with all budgets and all levels of service ranging from Day of/which starts one month prior to full service, as i think you can tell from the blogs and Instagram posts.  I find it more interesting because everyone is different, rather than only dealing with the 1% and pretty much using the same vendors to create pretty much the same look/feel for each wedding with different colors and maybe an element or two to try to make it feel/look custom to that couple.  With our couples it’s a huge range, some are paying for everything themselves and they are a ‘normal’ working couple that just want their wedding at a nice hotel, for others they are lawyers/doctors/professionals that earn where they can have a wedding at a nice hotel but also have no strain financially on adding rentals/elements to make their wedding unique/different, and for some parent’s are paying so couple may or may not have much input and maybe a lot of items/decisions are compromises rather than the end result/style the couple may have had of they were paying.   So in saying that my vendor pool to offer to fit each couples style/budget/vision/priorities,  is huge and has to be, so with my couple’s weddings most of the time the team is different.

Todays blog is one of the couples that were paying for the wedding themselves, wanted a nice hotel, and were happy to make compromises to make that happen, ie, they had their wedding on a Friday morning and it was done by 4pm.  By doing it during the work day, their guest count was where they wanted it (non family/good friends generally won’t/can’t take a day off work) and they didn’t need to add lighting/a lot of décor to make the event look fab at night.  Shannon wanted sea/ocean feel, so you can see at the ceremony and in the ballroom what was done to make that happen and in the ballroom it was very effective and at very little cost.

Thanks to Joe Latter for the photos above, way better than my iPhone ones, lol, Jeff/Moondance Mobile Music for all the music/mceeing and as always a fab job, Karen’s Flowers (not on insta or website), Sweet Traders for the cake that turned out perfectly, and to our friends at Hyatt HB, as always, we make the dreams come true/guest’s experience a great event, and no matter what they spend, make them feel like the 1%.

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment April 19, 2020

Hyatt HB – Fun Vista Ballroom wedding

 

From my first meeting with Greg and Arlynne I knew this was going to be a fun one and i said to Arlynne, ‘your life is never going to be boring with this one’.  Greg constantly makes jokes and is just funny and he wanted the wedding to be that way and incorporate elements that guests would know he had input, Arlynne just let him do his thing and he took the lead.  He came up with some wacky ideas that i would at first say, yeah sure lets do that, then i would realise he was being serious and have to say, oh hang on let’s really talk this through.  lol

 

From the get go the donut wall was major, he really wanted donuts from his favourite store as everyone knows he goes there everyday, but unfortunately that was not able to happen so the hotel provided the board and donuts and they did them in blue which was the wedding color and did them in a heart.

From the Blue wands with bells that everyone waved during the ceremony when it took their fancy to when the Bridal Party exited the cere (the wands had meaning for the bride and were her one important item), the LOVE sign in the foyer, the mirror seating chart,  the best band ever (lol, as Greg and the guests were all saying at the end, and yes they did extend the band because that dancefloor was full and they couldn’t get enough of Adam and the Full Spectrum band), to the In N Out cake (also made by Sweet Traders that made the wedding cake) because everyone knows Greg also loves In N Out-that his bride surprised him with, that was the only item he knew nothing about and we pulled that off, whew!!  There was always something that the guest’s were saying, this is awesome, what a great time.

They sat at a small oval table with their bestman&wife and matronOH&husband and the guests were at rounds with a mix of tall/low centerpieces (florals all by EBD of course!!). To Jacqueline Kay Photography (the pics above are a mix of her’s and mine), Shane Productions/video, Design Visage for hair/makeup and keeping the ladies on time, TMMPRO for my fave round dancefloor/lighting/chargers/stage cover, thank you to our custom vendor team who got the vibe and made it happen, and to our friends at Hyatt HB always xoxoxo

And yes this is cake!!! from vendors to hotel staff to guests, people were amazed!!!  Someone even asked me, will it taste like cake or a burger, and what about the French fries?  Hmmm, good question, i had no idea and as we did not cut any of it, it went to the B&G room to enjoy the next day, i never asked, so we will never know, lol!!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 14, 2020

Hyatt HB – Indian Wedding

So this was the second child of this family that I was honored to do a wedding for.  The funny thing is I was at the Hyatt HB doing a wedding when they were doing their site visits with hotels and bumped into me and said, we think we will do it here and look here you are, lol.

We did the ceremony on the CA Courtyard Lawn which with the canopies and guest count pretty much maxed the lawn out, but it worked.  Then cocktails were held on Huntington Ballroom balcony, then into Huntington Ballroom we went.

A wee room by the catering office is the perfect spot for the bride to watch the baraat from.  Raj came in on Daisy the horse who we use a lot.

 

My fave Indian Priest/officiant Shukavek officiated and as always did a great job.

We draped the service wall of the ballroom, it makes such a difference, and they loved the round dancefloor when i mentioned it, so we added that in too.

 

Special Occasions handled the baraat and all music/mceeing and kept the dancefloor full as you can see.  Thanks to Matei for some of the pics above and some are mine.  Thanks to the Hyatt HB as always for helping me get things done!! xoxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxoxo

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Add a comment April 12, 2020

Hyatt HB – CA Courtyard&Vista Blrm

 

Loved the Ficksman family, all were involved and it was a fun ride.

They got to do the Lighthouse Courtyard ceremony location with Vista Ballroom which is not normal, and you then have a choice, direct to the lighthouse/bridge or angle to the sunset or to the south, they chose sunset and boy during the ceremony was that sky beautiful.

Great job Flowers by Cina in managing to have the blue show through in the flowers, as that was their main color.  For once the canopy was a true chuppah being used for a Jewish ceremony and we used my fave very flexible Rabbi Ian from San Diego, he is a gem.

thanks to Joe Latter for the photos and always being great to work with, TMMPRO for the draping/lighting/chiavaris/chargers/B&G sofa and my fave round dancefloor, Naples Strings for cere/cocktail music and Peter/Vive Entertainment who understands and now asks if I am draping so he should bring his façade and white covered speakers, so everything he has disappears into the look of the room, yay!!  And to Viral Booth OC who always waits patiently for us to get the Grand Entrance done before they can come into the foyer of this ballroom and setup for the after dinner Photobooth surprise.  And of course, as always, to our pals at Hyatt HB, together we make wedding dreams come true

Till next time

Lisa

xoxxoxo

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Add a comment April 12, 2020

Hyatt Hb – CA Courtyard & Vista Wedding

Bobby and his bride Julianna and his sister happened to be doing a site visit when I was doing a wedding at Hyatt HB, saw what we had done and booked the Hyatt and me on the spot.  Love that right!!

Beautiful wedding with elements along the way, a 100 white dove release at the end of the ceremony which is always a wow, their first dance in fog/dry ice, special B&G chairs, a dance performance by Karmagraphy Dance Troupe and great colors, white & blue with just a pop of yellow.

Florals and napkins by EBD, thanks as always Karla/Will & Tammy

Doves by my only dove lady ever, White Flite

Draping, dancefloor+decal/chargers/stage cover/chiavaris all by my guys at TMMPRO. Photos above by Jim Kennedy/always a pleasure to work with him & his teams, Design Visage for hair/makeup-never a late bride!! Harp for ceremony & cocktails by my fave Wendy, and dinner/dance music/mceeing by Nick/3D Sounds, and as always, our partners at Hyatt HB since the day the hotel opened, we love being there with you all xoxoxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 12, 2020

Hyatt HB – Huntington Ballroom

I do a lot of cultural weddings, now what does that mean? Weddings that are for couples that their family history/background is not American, they have come from other countries – sometimes the couple came here when they were young, or they are 1st or 2nd generation born here, sometimes as with me one of the couple is American and the other is not so you incorporate traditional elements from the culture not represented, and sometimes they are couples coming here from other countries wanting an ‘American style’ wedding celebration.  I love it, my ‘job’ is never boring and you learn a lot about how others live/interact and most of all celebrate.

Sarah and David had a beautiful sunset backdrop ceremony with a style i had not seen before, they sat at a table at the front with the Islamic officiant.  See, learning something everyday.

The cere and ballroom looked beautiful thanks to EBD Floral as always, and TMMPRO for covering the stage/draping and the lighting.  They had a caterer that created this fruit display which everyone expects to see/have, but i have never seen a display like this, it was incredible.  Our bride was married in a jade green gown/traditional and then changed into an ‘American style’ white gown for the reception – she looked fabulous in both.

 

Thanks to Arash/Rugger Productions for the ballroom pics, Design Visage for hair/makeup, and to Viral Booth OC for the Photobooth that we surprised the guests with after dinner/they setup in the ballroom during dinner in one of the corners, so my guests had no idea until they started seeing people with pics, it was a hit.  Now the fun part of being a planner is especially with cultural vendors they tend to be a bit more, walk to the beat of their own drum, so not going to mention them but just say that when they were supposed to be in the ballroom for doors opening they were no where to be found and when i finally got the band leader on phone they had left property.  The father of the groom was livid but we had no choice but to wait.  Bride and Groom were aware and where normally with a non-cultural vendor this would be your last gig with anyone who ever heard about it, no one was allowed to let the band have it for delaying doors opening because they did not want to upset them/have them not do a good job or want to leave, and during the event guests were saying how great they were and they were going to hire them for their wedding (bride told me this) and thus we have the vicious cycle where vendors behaving badly, because guests and normally our couples don’t know what is going on behind the scenes, get to live and work again and probably keep behaving badly.  Crazy but true and this is not the first time I have dealt with naughty vendors for sure and i know it won’t be the last unfortunately.

till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 12, 2020

Hyatt HB Fountain Room wedding

I mean really, we get to work with the loveliest couples.  When Erin and Jon first met with me I knew we were going to create a beautiful intimate celebration for them.

Draping Fountain Room completely transforms it.  I have actually had couples be offered a ballroom with windows as the day got closer and one was open and we have opted not to because the vision for the Fountain Room is perfecto!!

So the age old question, which way does the decal on the dancefloor go.  I always give my couples the choice, they can read it from their table and if the cake is opposite them it will be the right way if in any pics while they are cutting it, or we have it to where it reads the right way for guests when they enter the room but upside down from the B&G table, again always depending on the setup, no right or wrong, but if you see a decal and think oops it’s upside down, when it’s my couples I have asked and they made the decision, lol!

Our ceremony was at Ca Courtyard, cocktails were then at the Fountain Courtyard and Foyer, and then into Fountain Room we went and yes there were oohs/aaahs from the ladies as they entered, draping/beautiful flowers and lighting/candles will do that!!

Center front of the room was the royal table for the Bridal party (linens/napkins by Luxe Linen), the wedding cake by Sweet Traders was on the other side of the dancefloor from B&G table, Fountain Room has a wee alcove in one corner and that is where we put Jeff/Moondance Mobile Music who was our mcee&dinner/dance music guru.  Naples strings provided the ceremony and cocktail music. EBD Floral knocked it out of the park again as always.  Design Visage for hair/makeup, and TMMPRO did the draping/dancefloor&decal/lighting/chiavaris in the ballroom and bistro lighting out in the Courtyard as guests were able to enjoy that area after sunset also.  I think all the photos here are by the McCunes, none are mine for a change, so Gloria knows what i am looking for for my blogs, lol.  And of course thanks to the great peeps at Hyatt HB, we have been blessed to be doing weddings with you since the resort opened, 17 years ago!

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 10, 2020

Another Hyatt HB wedding

Karen and William were just a pleasure.  Soft/gentle/kind, and their celebration gives a glimmer of that to those in attendance and then in photos after.  We did a mix of long and round tables, using hotel linens but rental napkins and cake table linen.  They were in the Huntington Ballroom and had a linear headtable which they wanted their backs to the windows as they had a band/Lucky Devils, and they needed to be along the service wall, but they didn’t want the windows as their backdrop, so TMMPRO draped the windows the length of the headtable and also provided the dancefloor and their custom decal as well as the acrylic chiavaris and lighting, thanks as always.

 

Design Visage prettied the ladies up, EBD floral did their magic in both areas, Naples Strings were our pre/cere/cocktail music, and McCunes were the photographers and i think for once it is all the photographers pics here, none of mine, so either i was really busy to get the shots i needed/wanted, lol, or Gloria and Cory were perfecto!!  And of course to our family at Hyatt HB where we have worked since the day the hotel opened, about 17 years now, we love you and thank you for helping us make dreams come true

xoxox

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 9, 2020

Hyatt Huntington Beach Wedding Reception

Faviola and Joe were just lovely.  They were already married and we got to help them plan this really lovely wedding reception celebration.  Flowers by Seba, these photos by Ernies Images, rentals by Chiavari Chair Rentals/Steven, and of course the fab team at Hyatt HB where we have been doing weddings from the day the hotel opened, 17 years ago xoxoxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 6, 2020

Hyatt HB wedding – Vista Ballroom

I had been looking forward to this wedding for many reasons, i loved the couple and it would be my first sofreh on CA Courtyard, had done Lighthouse Lawn before, but most of all, the bride and my dream was to carpet the Vista Ballroom, and we did, thanks to Above the Top Rentals who did an excellent job.  Add to that the draping/round dancefloor/sweetheart sofa/lighting by TMMPRO, it all turned out fabulously xoxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 5, 2020

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