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Fashion Island Hotel wedding

This was another lovely wedding where the mother of the groom initiated our working together and got things going, she was just lovely and the couple were very comfortable with any input she had along the way.  At the end of the event when she was leaving the ballroom after everyone had gone we had a great chat and she said that she knew from the beginning I was going to make it all work out/allow them to enjoy the celebration. xo

Floral Design By Luis was someone they knew and he did a lovely job, Design Visage-hair&makeup, Jordan Music provided all the music/in 2019 we worked with them quite  few times/more than usual, Luxe Linens for linens/napkins in the ballroom, TMMPRO for my fave round dancefloor, Viralbooth OC for the surprise Photobooth in the foyer after dinner for the guests, Mood Photo for the pics above, and our partners at Fashion island Hotel for always being wonderful to work with, we love being there xoxox

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Fashion Island Hotel Cabana Room

Elizabeth and David were lovely and it was a pleasure to help them plan their wedding.

Ceremony was on the Cabana patio, we then had the guests go to the side patio for cocktails, as we turned the patio area into tall tables for after dinner, but the dinner/dancing was inside Cabana Room, you can do about 80 in there comfortably with a dancefloor and sweetheart table etc.  Once the guests were inside we kept the window doors behind the sweetheart table open, it was a nice backdrop for any photos of B&G but also let the guests know they could be in or out, whatever they preferred.

Photos by me, been waiting and waiting for them from the photographer but no luck, grrrr.  Paul Uhlar did a lovely ceremony, Design Visage did hair/makeup, EBD Floral another fabulous job, Jim Vita/guitar for ceremony&cocktails, DJ Mister Bill for djiing (he is no longer djing which is all our loss, and TMMPRO for the dancefloor & chiavaris.

Thanks to Fashion Island Hotel for being such great teammates xoxoxo

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Fashion Island Hotel NYE wedding

It seems every 3 years i get a NYE wedding, and i don’t mind at all.  You see people not just celebrating a wedding but really celebrating, lol.

So the weather held out for us and it wasn’t that cold so we kept the ceremony outdoors, that blur you see is a chandelier that EBD Floral did as well as all the florals, unfortunately their photographer was a guest and from England and he promised to get me pics but never did, so i am finally posting this with my iPhone pics, so sorry.

Inside the ballroom where the dinner/dance was held, the lighting, dancefloor, draping along the service wall & chargers were done by my TMMPRO team, yay as always.  The dessert table was done by Simply Sweet Cakery, and the band was a cover band of the Dave Matthews Band, the bride LOVES and i mean LOVES Dave Matthews Band, don’t think its Dave Matthews more than the band, but who knows, lol, she has been to a few hundred concerts/somewhat follows them around.  So after dinner when the dancing got going Tracey was on that dancefloor singing/knew the words to every single song.  I loved watching the groom sitting at their table just enjoying watching her have fun.  We saw the NY in in style with balloons and a group photos of everyone on the dancefloor who made it till then, these people partied!!!

Now what Tracey never knew through our planning months was that one of my husband and my good friend is best friends with Dave Matthews Tour Manager and we have been backstage and to a concert which was fab, so i reached out to the tour manager to see if on the wedding day i could have Dave call my cell and i could have him personally wish her a happy wedding day, alas they were on xmas break and Dave was not to be bothered/family time etc, geez, lol, so instead i gave them the brides address and when she got home from honeymoon there was a package from Dave Matthews to her where he had signed a bunch of stuff for her.  She was thrilled and surprised.

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Fashion Island Hotel Wedding Reception

Worked with the loveliest mother of bride and a bride with a lot of style who also plans events, so we had some lovely elements incorporated.  Church Ceremony, cocktails were held at the Cabana Room Patio, then guests were escorted to the ballroom foyer where they found their placecard on this fab placecard table, then into the ballroom they went….

We draped the service wall which really helps transform the ballroom as its not centered to the foyer doors which puts the service doors behind a little off, draping/lighting/dancefloor+decal by my pals at TMMPRO, headtable by Chiavari Chair Rentals (who obviously do a lot more than chairs, lol), the nice thing about Fashion Island Hotel is that the gold chiavaris come with it if gold is your accent.  Any the pastry chef at the hotel does amazing cakes, so even if not looking to feed everyone having a smaller one where you get to take it for the next day brunch or to enjoy when you have time is a great idea.

Florals by EBD who always make my couples so happy, Linens/napkins by La Tavola, and Laura Jane Studio was our live artist painting the ballroom scene, she was by the entrance doors so got lots of attention, have used her a few times since this wedding.  All music handled by Jeff/Moondance Mobile Music, fab to work with as always, calm/reads the crowd well, it’s not about him being the star!  And to our friends at Fashion Island Hotel, we love being there and look forward to many many more  xoxox

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Add a comment April 10, 2020

Fashion Island Hotel Daytime wedding

We loved Rachel and her parents (oh and Eric the groom, lol)!!!!  This was a really lovely sweet daytime wedding where we did the ceremony on the Cabana Patio, guests then enjoyed cocktails at the side of the area where they could not see the ceremony area being turned into dining area, and they then picked the guests they knew would love to sit outside in the elements and those that would prefer indoors.  We made sure the dancefloor was visible to both areas and the cake was inside, so the guests inside never felt like they were not part of the celebration.  Thanks to Yair of Yairhaim Photography for most of the pics above, he was lovely to work with.  Also to Design Visage who always keeps our ladies on time for hair/makeup, EBD Floral, TMMPRO for the B&G sofa and chiaviari chairs, and Classic Limos for the old fashioned vehicle the couple departed in, which Yair has shared and i see it popping up all over the place, and to Colin/mom’s friend from church who did keyboard for ceremoony & cocktails and our good friend Bill/Mister Bill for mceeing and djiing, alas it was one of his last weddings and we miss him a lot.  And of course to everyone from the GM down at Fashion Island Hotel, they are a great team to partner with for all the weddings we do there.

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