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Four Seasons Westlake Village-Indian wdg

Well this was our last Indian wedding of 2019 and a goodie.  Working with Samar and her mom (who funnily enough just emailed me to check in and thank me again for doing such a great job/working so hard on Samar’s wedding for them and apologizing that it has taken 4 months, but that is aok, I know that there are many Drs in the two families that are all working front lines for coronavirus, and that is very worrying for them all.  Samar and i had been communicating since the wedding so I knew they were happy with everything, lol) was just great, they were both lovely and calm and got things done as needed as we went along.  Above and below are a bunch of pics from the 2 day event.  This was our 2nd multi day Indian wedding at Four Seasons and each time it has been a fabulous property to be working at and a great experience for the guests, in house or not, we worked closely with Nicole on this wedding and she was excellent, we made a great team.

Creative Cakes from Orange provided the cake which we had floating which looked beautiful.  Luxe Linen provided the linens/napkins for the big dinner/dance celebration.

Bloombox Designs did the floral both days and an amazing job it was, the mandap was created by the team on the day there also, fabulouso.  It was great to see our fave Indian wedding hair/makeup artist and dresser, Oscar, we don’t see him often enough these days.  We had Special Occasions both days/Ajay leading the crew.  Kumba for the rentals and floor covering for the Sikh wedding on day 1.  Natraj did the catering for both days, and TMMPRO did the draping for the ceremony and lunch/dinner/dancing ballrooms.

Day 2 the cocktail hour was spent on the lawn by the waterfall and we had my new fave vendor Amy Serrano play her electric violin, amazing energy.

For the Baraat we had our Daisy bring the groom in and for the vidai the old fashioned car, and i loved it when the guys got behind to push it out, it didn’t need it, they just wanted to do it, lol

Thanks to Jim Kennedy and team for being great as always to work with for both days, and the same to Impressive Creations, both companies are part of the top in S CA

I just loved the clean look of the B&G stage for the celebration dinner/dance.

Another great wedding and an awesome way to end 2019 xoxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxxo

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Add a comment April 22, 2020

Casa Del Mar Santa Monica wedding

Maura and Cole got married at a church not far from the hotel and as most guests were staying at the hotel or going to be valeting there at some point, we had shuttles going to/from the church which made it easy for all.

I just love this ballroom, it has windows and lots of beautiful chandeliers (that have a whole story to them) and the walls and carpet colors are so light, it’s really pretty.

thanks to Anya Kernes for the pics, to TMMPRO-dancefloor/B&G sofa/lighting/chargers, Sebas Flowers, Pixter Photobooth, DJ Krieger for great cocktail and dinner/dancing music, they were a party crowd so it didn’t take a lot but he kept that dancefloor full, we did extend him, oh yeah, Fantasy Frostings for the cake, and the great team at Casa Del Mar, looking forward to our next one for sure xoxox

Till next time

Lisa

xoxoxo

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Add a comment April 13, 2020

Casa del Mar Santa Monica wedding

Such a good time with these peeps.  Eric met Tamara at an Irish pub, where she lived and is from.  Time goes on, she lives here they now get married and choose the fabulous Casa Del Mar hotel in Santa Monica to get married at.    It was a Friday in February and the ballroom was sitting open so they were offered that.  It was perfect.  When you come from the union of castles and royalty, we needed some chandeliers and space to make all those that travelled feel right at home.

We did the ceremony in the ballroom, then everyone moved to the foyer/front patio for cocktails while we turned the room for dinner/dancing (and yes there were Irish jigs played) which which easy as our total guest count was 26 and we spread everyone out over 4 tables and the sweetheart table.  It’s funny because with my next wedding in that ballroom we maxed it out, there was no room for one more table, so we go from one extreme to another, lol

Since the wedding i have through instagram kept in touch with them dming and they just moved into their brand new home which we watched get built and lived Tamara’s excitement through the process.  Did i ever tell you i love my job!!

till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 11, 2020

Bel Air Bay Club, Malibu

I am fortunate to have been here for a few events so was thrilled when Kelly reached out to me to help her and mom plan her wedding to Ed here.

You are the only wedding taking place so it feels very exclusive, the views are amazing and the lounge/lobby room is so large that if the weather meant you could not do your ceremony/cocktails outside, you can do it all inside without affecting the ballroom at all.

From the beginning it was all about greenery and Flowers by Cina exceeded Kelly’s vision expectation, I even had to close my eyes when i saw Sarah up on a high ladder putting greenery on the chandeliers in the main part of the ballroom.  It all felt very natural and in keeping with the views/feel of the venue, and very Kelly.  A cool option here is that there are about 12 hotel rooms that you can offer to guests if interested, but for their wedding everyone stayed at Loew’s in Santa Monica and we had coach transport to bring guests back/forth.  Angelica Strings provided cere/cocktail music, Design Visage did hair/makeup, Miki and Sonja/photographers provided the pics above, thank you, Shane Productions did the video, Luxe Linens provided all the linens/napkins.  After dinner the guests were surprised with a traditional Lion Dance which payed homage to Kelly’s heritage, and a Photobooth opened up in the courtyard, and guests could spread out wherever they wanted, if they were not on that dancefloor getting down to Full Spectrum Band, again, very happy guests/couple at the end with how good that band is!!  It was a great experience doing a wedding there and i look very forward to the next one for sure, watch out ladies, i will be back, lol!! xoxox

till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 10, 2020

LA River Center Wedding

From the minute they came to meet with me i loved them.  Brianna knew the style of venue they wanted but had not found it, so hired me to help them, and guess what after researching probably 50 or more locations, i found it and i knew it the minute i saw pics on the web.  We arranged to meet one Saturday morning, i have to be honest getting off the freeway i was like, oh dear who is going to want their guests to drive around here, we were very much on the outskirts of downtown LA, but the minute i walked in i knew it was it and once Brianna and Parker arrived, i could tell by the happiness in her face too.

Everything was outdoors.  We had the guests arrive and mingle in a side courtyard, then invited them to the main courtyard when it was time for the ceremony, then the guests went back to the side courtyard for cocktails lead by mariachis (via Essense Entertainment, my normal guys were already booked) while the ceremony site was flipped by the rental (Signature) and catering (Summit Events) companies.  Then dinner/dancing was done in the main courtyard which went from daytime to night and was quite magical.

The B&G and families and a good amount of guests all stayed in Pasadena, so we had a coach to bring them and then take them back after which worked out well, thanks to Strack Transport that i use, great variety of really nice vehicles.

Thanks to Sarah Mack Photography for the pics above, and to my normal partners that go wherever we may be having a wedding, Design Visage for hair/makeup, EBD Floral and Vive Entertainment/Peter for the mceeing and dinner/dancing music.  xoxoxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 6, 2020

Vibiana – Downtown Los Angeles wedding

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I love doing weddings for siblings and normally there could be many months or years inbetween, but for this wedding I had done the brides brother’s wedding under a month prior.  So it was fun to see everyone, a lot of the same guests, so soon, like seeing my own friends again.  Plus I love the parents of the bride and my comment as they were leaving at the end was, I was sad they did not have more children to get married!! Boo hoo

So the two pics above show the two main areas used at Vibiana, outdoor ceremony and then indoors for dinner/dancing.  Cocktails are held in the courtyard to the left of the ceremony site, and its really cool to realize you are in the heart of downtown LA and look up and see old and new architecture/buildings, but not feel like you are in the midst of it all.

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The pictures above were done earlier, note the lighting in the main hall and you will see it looking a bit different with a lighting change, and I loved how the Rabbi’s shadow is very obvious in the area we were going to be doing the ketubah signing.  It was a dusk/dark time for the ceremony, see below how lovely it was.

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Sweetheart table and cake on the altar, and a view of the altar with lanterns and greenery reused from the ceremony.

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Ronit had a totally different vision/vibe for her wedding than what her brothers was, and Wisteria Flowers captured everything perfectly and were just so wonderful to work with.

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Great vendor team we assembled, thanks to Hom Photography for some of the photos above (some are mine), Design Visage for beautifying everyone fabulously as always, 90210 dj Nathan/have worked with him a couple of times now, and to Denise at Vibiana.

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment February 24, 2017

Langham Pasadena wedding

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A November wedding which always had the ceremony planned for indoors, even though the weather was beautiful we still did the ceremony indoors and it really turned out beautiful.

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Yes lighting is everything, especially uplights on a Chuppah.

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The placecard table and pre and post ceremony cocktail foyer area

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Miri our bride had great vision and knew exactly how she wanted things to be and it turned out beautifully.  Great working with Butterfly Floral, TMMPRO for the lighting and seamless glossy dancefloor, and the team at Langham, some I have known and some I know now!!   This was the first of a brother and sister that were getting married within a month of each other.  Second one coming on the blog soon

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment February 16, 2017

LA Church & Taglyan wedding

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Christine Bentley Photography

Ah, my lovely Gaby and Jeff, when they booked me they were looking at a venue in the OC but not sure, so they kept looking and voila, found their perfect spot up in Los Angeles.

Here is Gaby in the lobby of the W Hotel Hollywood, I have always loved the staircase in the background, it just screams a Hollywood star making her entrance, great photo op!!

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Christine Bentley Photography

This is how they travelled around LA, first to the church, then some pics around Hollywood, then to their fabulous venue.

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Christine Bentley Photography

And here is what took Gaby’s breath away when she saw the venue, the beautiful ceiling/chandeliers and what they do with lighting at Taglyan, the room keeps changing its look, pretty fabulous!!

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Christine Bentley Photography

Christine Bentley Photography

Christine Bentley Photography

Christine Bentley Photography

Christine Bentley Photography

Christine Bentley Photography

Christine Bentley Photography

These table numbers have been very popular this season, but watch out, just as you think they are cute or great, so do the guests, some go missing!!

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Christine Bentley Photography

Christine Bentley Photography

Christine Bentley Photography

Christine Bentley Photography

Christine Bentley Photography

A sweet sweetheart table for a sweet couple

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Christine Bentley Photography

The grounds are not only great for cocktails, but evening photos also!

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Christine Bentley Photography

Love this pic from this vantage point by our fab photographer on this one, Christine Bentley, thanks for most of the pics here, some are mine.

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Here is Gaby walking up the aisle to her groom.  Their church was only 3 mins down the road from the venue, very convenient for me!!

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The cake was very Gaby, not over the top but elegant, and I loved the topper!

 

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And as a treat for the guests, an ice cream station with some really yummy options to choose from.

A great wedding for a great couple and a great vendor team to boot.  The team at Taglyan were great to work with/very easy, Jason Jass was our dj/mcee, Hoo Films did the videography which was very important to them.

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment August 22, 2016

Four Seasons Westlake Village-two day celebration

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We did Arjun’s cousin’s wedding and were thrilled to help him and Jennifer with their celebration, and to see the Aunties and cousins at both weddings.

We did a Sikh ceremony at the hotel, so created a ‘temple’ in one portion of the ballroom on day one

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That was followed by a luncheon/party in the remainder of the ballroom, then everyone got to rest and do whatever they wanted that night.  As a side note, that ballroom has the most and the most beautiful chandeliers I have seen in a ballroom for a long time, just stunning.

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Then on day 2 we had a late afternoon Christian style ceremony, the hills/trees beyond were just a beautiful backdrop if ocean is not your thing

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Then into the smaller ballroom space, the round room with cocktails on the patio around looking at the waterfall/other ceremony space the hotel has/is famous for.  The draping behind the sweetheart table here is blown out, it actually was organza with little lights through it, it was quite pretty.  Lavender and pink were the dominant colors with gold accents and of course a white dancefloor.  Compared to the brightness the day before, this was the opposite and was a wonderful reflection of our bride, soft and beautiful.

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Thanks to Harper Point Photography/Kara who were flown in for the wedding, and got me the pictures above, thanks for being lovely to work with.  We had our friends Robles Video with us for both days, and Design Visage did the makeup for the ladies on both days, and they looked fabulous from beginning to end.  The team at the hotel were just a joy to work  with and I look forward to seeing them again soon.

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment February 1, 2016

Montage Beverly Hills wedding

I loved helping Nicole with her wedding. She was just so sweet and lovely. First time I met the groom was on the wedding day. We pulled a great vendor team together and kept within our budget, and a great time was had by all on the night. Thanks to Joel Austell for the photos, Al Nassar/Dj for keeping the dancing going, Monico Décor for the rentals, Karen for the lovely florals, and Shaun at the Montage for being so great to work with.

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Till tomorrow
Lisa
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