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Pelican Hill Resort Wedding 2020

Well we managed to get this wedding done March 15, 2020, the day before pretty much everyone in the USA went under shelter at home and no gatherings of more than 50 people which went down to 10 people within a day.  As I said to the mom of our groom (who was just a doll to deal with from beginning to end and wants to come work with me!!) where she was thinking the fall out of guests in the week leading up to the wedding was stressful, at least we got to have their beautiful wedding and it was such a wonderful celebration for a really really cool/awesome couple, so many after that date through now and probably mid June, hopefully not longer, I have an end of June wedding holding on tight hoping they can have their wedding as planned, have not been able to have their weddings.  I have had 6 weddings from April-mid June move dates and look very forward to the day we can celebrate them, it will be worth the wait for all.

But I digress, the Groom’s mom and bride had an inspiration pic they had been carrying around and we pretty much duplicated it.  Mom has great style and really wanted to make this wedding special, she loves her daughter in law to be and had special touches added that really personalised the wedding for them.

Thanks to TMMPRO for the rotunda draping & behind the band stage also/lighting in the ballroom +bistro lighting over cocktail patio, and the band stage cover, Simply Sweet Cakery for the wedding cake and the hidden Mickey that was special for the bride, Karla at Elegant by Design for as always putting your heart into my weddings, another beautiful job.  We had my new fav vendor Amy Serrano play the acoustic violin for the ceremony and switch it up to the electric violin with her led bow for cocktails, she has such great energy and loves what she does, the dinner/dancing was done by On demand who I have worked with a few times in the past year or so, and we had a taco cart for late night snacks as a surprise to the guests and that went down very well.  And to Miki & Sonja for being so lovely to work with and for the good pics in this post (mine are the bad ones) and to Lin & Jirsa for video on this one.

To our lovely ladies at Pelican, it was a tough day for staff there as they knew they were not going to be working for a while after, but everyone pulled through and helped me create a wonderful wedding for this special couple, our groom’s mom, and the guests who I know are not going to ever be sorry for making it to this wedding. xoxxo

Now the only good thing to come out of coronavirus is, this post makes the end of me sitting here for the past 2-3 weeks and getting caught up on nearly 3 years worth of wedding blogs/posts of weddings during that time and travel blogs that i have been meaning to do, it was nearly 200, and a lot of work, but if it wasn’t for coronavirus i would have never found or had the time to do this.  So I am now going to drink some champagne to celebrate being caught up and hopefully have a little down time before we go crazy with a years worth of weddings happening in 6 months of what will be left of 2020. Fingers and toes crossed.

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment April 22, 2020

Alta Vista Country Club wedding

Nicole oversaw/orchestrated this wedding for this sweet couple with Darla’s help.  The venue has a gazebeo but they were doing a traditional Jewish ceremony and wanted a proper chuppah, look below at their ketubah, love it.

For this wedding our old friend Tomoko/harpist who we had not seen for years, provided the ceremony music, and in the ballroom Nicole worked side by side with Jason Jass/Visions Entertainment to pull off a great celebration for these two. xoxo

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment April 19, 2020

Aliso Viejo Country Club wedding

Ahhhh, my lovely Rebecca and Kurt.  I really enjoyed them, they were both accountants and were the ying to the yang of each other.  They picked this venue loving the views.  I had been here to a couple of events and had even brought some couples here to consider the venue but this was my first wedding here.  You can have the ceremony either direction, facing the rose vine wall or the golf greens/valley, Rebecca wanted the rose wall, it did look lovely.  The banquet room is a rectangle which is good but there are poles in the center which restricts how you can set it up and how it looks, they opted to drape the poles which softened it for sure, and we placed the tables at the back closest to the bar, lol!!

the venue was lovely to work with and drove our B&G & photographer all around the course so Rebecca could get the pics she knew she wanted from the beginning.  Turned out the venue girl and our B&G lived in the same apartment complex in AV!!  I also got to see one of my brides from a Fashion Island Hotel wedding the year before, that is always fun to catch up, her groom was working but she brought her fun sister I remember well.

Thanks to Design Visage for getting the girls ready at home, Peter/Vive Entertainment for providing all the music/sound systems needed in all areas, Karen’s Flower (no insta or website) for doing a beautiful job at the ceremony and in the dining room, and to Sweet Traders that setup a dessert station that was a huge hit!  At the end we did something that a lot of our couples have us do, an In N Out run, so those left at the end got to grab a burger on their way to their car or hang out by the front with the B&G before they left for their wedding night at one of the five star hotels on the coast!!

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment April 12, 2020

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

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 9, 2020

Bella Collina wedding

This was such a beautiful wedding story to be a part of, and during the ceremony and in the ballroom we had signs via birds and dragonflies that those that had departed were there and happy for them!!!  I’ve said it before and i will keep saying it, if you are not wanting or having ocean as your ceremony backdrop, this would be my choice!!  just gorgeous.

 

The ballroom has 2 sides of 4 that are windows and one opens to a side patio, which is a great place for the photobooth and bar.  Bella Collina has the wine barrels and we use them at all weddings somewhere.  Below we added personal items to the ‘fireplace’ area in the ballroom.

For once i had a photographer that took the same photos i did and need/like, hers were much better than my iPhone ones tho, thus the reason you hire a pro, lol, thanks to Marie Sam.  My trusty side kick was with me on this one providing all the music, Peter/Vive Entertainment, and we both love working with and have known Karen at Bella Collina for years, since her Ritz-Carlton days xoxoxox

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment April 9, 2020

Bella Collina wedding

Oh how i love a Bella Collina Golf Club wedding, the best kept secret in south OC I always say and we are fortunate to have done a few there now.  From the beautiful ceremony backdrop, to the ampitheatre seating for the ceremony to the exclusivity feel you get, especially when you are the only thing happening there later in the evening, I love it.

For Catherine’s wedding she wanted it all outdoors and that was a first for me, and thank goodness mother nature took care of her and it all happened exactly as planned, again the beauty is, being the only event there if the weather had not behaved, we could have moved inside, whew!!

Catherine’s parents were at each meeting and just a lovely family.  The tasting was amazing thanks to Karen the Queen of Bella Collina.

The driveway is fabulous, just like driving down a driveway in Tuscany to get to the main villa or winery you may be visiting or staying at, and here they provide a golf cart and driver to take you all over the grounds after the ceremony to get the great pics.

 

Great vendor team on board, thanks to Gina Purcelle for the lighter pics above, the darker ones are mine, lol, my first wedding with Jack Farmer/dj-mcee and what a great job he did-he had that dancefloor packed, wedding cake by Simply Sweet Cakery, coach transport-how we got the guests up/back so drinking was not an issue-through Stack Ground-they have beautiful vehicles all sizes, Signature Party Rentals for all the tables/chairs/dancefloor you see, and Devynn’s Gardens for the lovely floral that worked with the theme beautifully, and to Karen and the team at Bella Collina, love being there and working with you all.  xoxoxxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 6, 2020

Monarch Beach Resort wedding

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Had quite a few weekday weddings this year, meaning Monday and Thursdays and this wedding was on a Tuesday.  Now whether the date was significant to the couple or as a destination wedding they realized its cheaper for guests to fly in/out on weekdays and hotels/locations are going to be very flexible with space/minimums and hotel room rates can be better than weekends, especially in the summer.

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A beautiful ceremony at the Italian style Botanical Garden which I love, cocktails on Botanical Lawn with a clear view over golf greens to the ocean and then dining on Club 19 patio with the same views as cocktails.  Low lush florals by Elegant by Design, which allowed the surroundings to shine, glossy/seamless dancefloor by my pal Jack/TMMPRO and the chivaris, photos above by Joe Latter and a couple are mine, beautification by Design Visage, officiating by Paul Uhlar, ceremony and cocktail music by Naples Strings, and the party/mceeing by my bud Peter @ Vive Entertainment, being a weekday also means not fighting or losing out on great vendors they are normally all available and may be willing to do a bit of price lowering because you are a bonus to their normal weekend weddings!!!  So destination and local weddings, start taking all these things into consideration, much more wedding for your $$$ by going midweek.

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment October 3, 2016

Bella Collina-San Clemente

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Now most of my weddings are at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna and St Regis Monarch Beach but I came across this venue a few years ago and have waited for the right couples to come along to have their weddings there and finally this year, had two weddings here.  Look at that ceremony backdrop, who knew in the OC you could find this amount of open space no more than 10 minutes off the 5 freeway.  The ceremony setup is great, the chairs are on levels that are amphitheatered down to the ceremony platform area.

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Stacy and Tom and I spent a whole day driving around the OC looking for their perfect venue which they thought had an ocean backdrop, I made this our last stop knowing they would love it, and they did.  The building/area is yours only after the golfers leave, and it reminds me of a beautiful lodge on the east coast or Scottish moors areas!!  The cocktail area is inside/outside and has views over the greens/valleys and the ballroom is one wall of windows with the same view and also an outside patio and has really friendly feel.  Our colors and rentals fit in beautifully.  Karen and the team there are a joy and easy to work with for sure.

An awesome vendor team was hand picked: Frank Salas/photo-thanks for the pics above, Karen’s Flowers, Peter/Vive Ent-dj-ceremony thru the end, Shane Productions/video, Rentals/Monico.

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment January 27, 2016

Arroyo Trabuco wedding

Sandy was a referral from a bride that I think went all the way to about 4 brides back, love it, one to another, to another to another to another.
We started from scratch, budget, then location sourcing, had a great day driving from one location to another. Thought we had found the perfect spot, then as these things do, the stars realigned and Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club was where we ended up. We had a window of dates, but unfortunately due to dates that worked better for the family the date they ended up contracting for, I was not personally available, but never fear, my lovely Teri is here. Teri orchestrates wedding events on the day when this happens or if someone wants me to help them in the planning months and get the timeline/details down and books me from the get go knowing they will not see me on the day, so she is experienced and a nice calm person to have around, nothing flusters her.
All the vendors of course came from my preferred vendor list, which has a range of vendors from inexpensive to the top of the line/infamous etc, I narrowed down my list to the vendors that I felt matched their style and budget, personalities, and after meeting with them and having some fun doing that also, they made their choices, and it all turned out beautifully.
Thanks to Frank Salas for the photos below, and to the lovely ladies over at Arroyo for being so easy and nice to work with. We look forward to our next wedding with you.

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Lisa
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Add a comment December 5, 2013

Bella Collina Golf Club Wedding

Here is a find in the southern OC that I just love.
If you can’t afford the ocean, aren’t really wanting anything inland or too golfy, come and check this property out.
The first thing that strikes you is the drive down this lovely long driveway with cypress trees along it, you drive down down like a roller coaster ride, very cool, you see tinges of wine country, wine barrels etc along the way. Then you head to the ceremony site, such a smart idea, the aisle goes down hill, so the guests are in ampitheatre seating, but the back row is the highest, so everyone has a great view. You get married on a round brick platform, and your background is rolling hills, infact everywhere people look it is rolling hills, who knew we still had so much open space in the OC. The golf course is there, but the difference between this and other golf clubs is, that is not the focus of the view, it is part of the view. The dinner/dance is held in a large banquet room, that is the size of a small ballroom, difference here is, there are windows all around so until it is dark the view is still there, a fireplace gives the feeling of intimacy, and there is a balcony off to one side for anyone needing fresh air etc.
You will be the only wedding happening, the building looks like a Southhampton lodge so gives the appearance of a home, the pricing is very hard to beat, and I think will become very hard to get a date at once more people find out about it.
Let me help you book and plan your Bella Collina wedding.
Till next time
Lisa
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Add a comment March 3, 2013

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