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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

xoxox

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Add a comment April 22, 2020

Monarch Beach Resort intimate wedding

We love intimate weddings and especially when they are weekday, June’s was on a Tuesday.  Remember you get to use space at hotels that would be more $$ than you want/can spend on a fri/sat/sunday and you are normally here in S CA the only wedding happening so get that feeling of exclusivity, and you have everyone’s attention for sure!

June and Matthew had a total of 16 guests, the most important people to them (which is really how it should be right??) and we did the ceremony at the Botanical Garden, photos then we escorted everyone up to the Private Dining Room in the restaurant, where they had a lovely dinner.

We pulled together the perfect vendor team, KLK Photography/Paul-it was great working with them again it had been quite some time, EBD Floral-thanks for always making things work for my couples, Jeff Holmes/officiant-does a fabulous job, and Angelica Strings for the beautiful pre and post music, and of course to our friends at MBR for helping us make these wedding celebrations even more special xoxoxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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714 305 7112

Add a comment April 21, 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

xoxox

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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

xoxox

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714 305 7112

 

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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http://www.lisasimpsonweddings.com

lisa@lisasimpsonweddings.com

714 305 7112

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