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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. 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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Terrace Salon, Ritz Carlton

This is space at the hotel that was a restaurant, so has atmosphere built in, as there are no ocean views.  The goldish hue to the walls really gives a warm feel.  I have done four celebrations in this room and I am liking it more and more each time.  It gets paired with the Gazebo Lawn for the ceremony, then onto the Dana Lawn for cocktails unless you want to use the rooms balcony overlooking the pool for cocktails.

Here’s some pics from the last two I orchestrated in this room.

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Thanks to Joel of Eckman Maus for the two pics above.  These were taken prior to doors opening and it was daylight still.  Once the guests entered it was dim/dusk and the walls and uplights along with the candlelight on the tables really created a beautiful elegant feel.


For the picture above all the centerpieces were tall and dark red, the linens were golden and we used fruitwood chivaris, so a totally different look to the top wedding, both had a great feel, just very different, in fact quite reflective of each bride.

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