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Montage Laguna Wedding

Mom of the groom got things going with this wedding even though she lived in another state and the couple lived in Los Angeles, they were busy busy.  We pulled together a wonderful vendor team and everything turned out fabulously.  In the picture above there was a mini sofreh next to the sweetheart table to pay homage to the bride’s heritage.

 

You may have noticed now that most couples at Montage Laguna are opting to use the side lawn for the ceremony, it gives a nice coastal with ocean backdrop and it puts the lawn a bit higher so you don’t get people walking the path behind in your pics.  We have then been using the center lawn for cocktails which i think is better views for them

Thanks to Joe Latter for the pics, Luxury Lifestyle Studio/Video, TMMPRO for the chiavaris/band stage cover/dancefloor+decal/lighting, EBD Floral for doing a fabulous job as always, Gracie Sprout for cere/cocktail string duo, and to Full Spectrum Band/Adam who brought energy as only he does to a celebration, and to Viral Booth OC for the surprise Photobooth after dinner.  And to Kelly/no longer there for being such a trooper/team mate as always, over the years we have done many many weddings together between the 3 hotels she was working at, I wonder if she will miss it and come back?? hmmmmmmm lol

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Lisa

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Add a comment April 13, 2020

Intimate Montage Laguna wedding

Kimberly and Stuart had a lovely intimate wedding celebration for around 30 guests at Montage Laguna.  We did the wedding on a Thursday and just had to have the ceremony done prior to Studio (their top restaurant) opening which gave us the best ocean view backdrop on the lawn next to Studio, then we did cocktails at the back of the lawn, then a lovely dinner and guests got to relax/socialize and then as a bonus, an event was happening on the center lawn with a band so some guests sat at the guest table we had outside on the patio and just enjoyed the music until the end.

We brought in the chargers/napkins and had the hotel rent chiavaris for us.  Paul Uhlar officiated the ceremony and Karen’s Flowers provided the floral (no insta or website).  It was really a lovely celebration.  Thanks to the team at Montage for being awesome as always and treating a wee wedding as if it was the most important event in the hotel.

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The Ranch Laguna Wedding

This was a really fun Destination wedding to help plan.  Danielle, her sisters and mom all came into town for her tasting/detail meeting and made a really vacay out of it together, it was great.

I had done a wedding here years ago under the former property name/design, but this was my first as the new Ranch at Laguna and it was finished just in time, which was a great thing as we had most of the sleeping rooms/wanted everyone staying there also.

As always we get our deer spotting in at dusk, its so great to be so close to the beach/craziness of Laguna, but be in this canyon and feel like you have travelled miles to get here

During the course of planning we toyed with the idea of doing the dining under the trees on the golf course, but ultimately did not, so I am still looking for a couple wanting to do that, DM me, lol.  We did the ceremony on the upper lawn area, cocktails on the patio area between the ceremony and main ballroom areas, and did the dining/dancing on the ballroom balcony, ending at 10pm so we didn’t get in trouble with noise ordinances.

The framing was done over the dancefloor solely to hand a chandelier from and give a frame to the dining/dancing area, but didn’t hurt to add lighting which at night was really pretty.

Great vendor team on board: Joe Latter Photographer, Video/The Emotion Picture Studio, Design Visage did hair/makeup, EBD Floral really ‘got’ the brides vision, Jeff/Moondance Mobile Music handled music in all areas, Luxe Linens provided the linens+napkins, Chiavari chair rentals provided the chairs and OCLA provided the chandeliers/framing/lighting.  Lovely to work with the ladies at the Ranch now, all who came from other places that i knew them from.  xoxox

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Lisa

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Add a comment April 9, 2020

Surf and Sand Hotel Laguna Wedding

It had been quite a few years since i had done a wedding here and then i was there within two months, how random is that!!!!!!

 

The ceremony area for the larger weddings is really fabulous, you just stare at the Pacific Ocean beyond, then after a quick turn around, that is also where the guests get to enjoy cocktails.  Another great team on this one: Jim Kennedy Photography/Jim himself, Steve from Honored Occasions kept the dancefloor full, Cinderella Cakes made an incredible cake that was stacked suitcases (they were leaving on a 1 year honeymoon around the world – how lucky were they – so everything was themed around travel), Fantasy Florals did a wonderful job with the florals, Naples Strings provided the ceremony & cocktail music, and TMMPRO provided rentals along with Luxe Linens.  thanks to the ladies and banquet staff at Surf and Sand also  xoxoxo

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Lisa

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Add a comment April 3, 2020

Montage Laguna celebration

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This happens so rarely here in S CA but for this intimate ceremony/celebration, the weather backup due to the rain for the ceremony turned out quite lovely.  This couple and their guests came from Arizona for the ocean location, so it was a shame the ceremony did not have the ocean backdrop, but the B&G did get to have pics by the ocean when the rain broke and dinner was in a private dining room that looked out to the ocean.

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A gorgeous table for all the guests to sit around above, and below the favor table where the guests had boxes to fill up with candy and sweet treats.

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An awesome vendor team on board for this one: Joe Latter/photo-thanks for the pics above, Square Root for the beautiful florals&the dining chairs, Naples for the ceremony music/strings, Found for the wonderful ceremony seating, Kim White/Twos a party-for the sweet table, to Kelly and the team at Studio at Montage xoxoxox, and to Teri who orchestrated this wedding dealing with the in/out/in out decisions for the ceremony while I was sunning in the Caribbean.

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Add a comment January 27, 2017

Ritz-Carlton Laguna, Jewish orthodox celebration

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Sean came to me a couple of months before the wedding, he already had ideas on who he was booking for vendors, so my job was to double check everything and then we would oversee/orchestrate the event so they could enjoy as guests.  No problem.

We loved that they went bright and I loved their naked cake.  Deborah had specific thoughts as to the room layout so the hotel and I ensured it worked out.  The Ritz dealt with one of the more famous LA kosher caterers and as you can see below this was a true orthodox event, for dancing the ladies and men were separated.  Once the hedges were moved later in the event, we did lose a lot of the older guests, most of the younger ones stayed and partied though.  Because it was between xmas and new year and on a sunday,  there were no other events happening at the hotel that day, so they were able to combine spaces normally not offered. It did mean a bit of walking for the guests, but who could complain about strolling from ocean views through a beautiful five star hotel to more ocean views, right??!!  Thanks to Sean/the groom, for getting me these pictures to post.  thanks as always to our teammates at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna.

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Add a comment November 23, 2015

Monarch Beach, Bay Club, Private Beach wedding

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I loved Megan.  A friend of my husbands daughter referred her to me.  The couple lived in Arizona as did a lot of the guests on the brides side, but the grooms family lived here including his grandparents who live in Monarch Beach, and thus the ability to have their wedding here.  I was already booked on her date so the lovely Teri took over on the day and ensured all went smoothly and fabulously.  A perfect celebration, perfect weather, at a perfect/special location.

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Add a comment November 14, 2015

Montage Laguna wedding

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I had done one of Carly’s moms friends daughters wedding (did you get that??) and when Carly came to me she had a specifc look/feel to her wedding.  So I immediately knew the team to get on board and it all turned out fabulous, as Carly and her mom said, ‘exactly what Carly had said she wanted’.

Thanks to Square Root for always being the A1 team to have on board, Design Visage for beautifying all the ladies, Tony Florez for always being easy to work with and for the pics you are seeing here.  We had a lovely 20 piece choir for the ceremony and the band Injoy who have done a few of my Jewish weddings and the guests love them.  To Pat’s for always doing a stellar job catering and working alongside the team at the Montage, and Monico Décor for all the rentals.  And of course the team at Montage.

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I will say, Carly wanted the ghost chairs from the beginning but they got nixed out of the budget, however with the look we had in these photos they would have disappeared, so thing always happen for a reason, the silver ended up being perfect.

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Ritz-Carlton Laguna

Such a lovely couple, so enjoyed working with them.  A quiet Sunday just before 2014 came in sight and the weather

was gorgeous for them.  Good things always come to good people.  As there was nothing else happening on the property that day, we did the ceremony on one side of property and then the guests got a nice tour as they were escorted to the other side of property for cocktails and dinner/dancing.  Not very often you can do that. So their guests got the best of both worlds, ceremony backdrop of the Pacific Ocean to Catalina Island and to the south and north, cocktails overlooking Ritz Cove and Salt Creek Beach/Monarch Beach, then into the ballroom for dinner and dancing.  Thanks to Albert Tabibian for the photos.

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Add a comment May 14, 2015

Ritz-Carlton Laguna wedding celebration

Had a great time with this bride and groom.  They live/work in Manhattan New York and were very excited to have a December celebration here in S CA where the weather was going to be a lot warmer than there.

The beauty of planning a wedding at a time of year when there are not a lot of events/weddings, you can do location combinations that in the summer months you just can not do.  So the guests did get to see the whole property from one side to another, but I didn’t hear anyone complaining, and who could, when you go from one awesome view at the Gazebo Lawn for the ceremony, to cocktails on Dana Lawn, then the dinner/dance in the Pacific Promenade that feels like you are at an exclusive location/all alone/private.

Thanks to Albert Talibibian for the photos below, what a lovely man to work with on this day, and of course to the fabulous Ritz-Carlton team for always making it a pleasure to come to work with you at your home.

 

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