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Serra Plaza San Juan Capistrano wedding

I was asked by a special person to me if I would help her friend’s out with their wedding at Serra Plaza, a lovely courtyard venue in the middle of an office complex, but on the day you would not even realise.  I had been there for a few events but not done a wedding there, but that is never a problem.  My pics are above, darker but you can see the chandeliers etc, thanks to Nola Fontanez for the pics below/obviously the professional ones and for being so lovely/responsive to work with leading up to the wedding and on the night/day – we were not at the pre cere pics being done at the Mission nearby so I had to rely on her to keep things moving/on time and she sure did!!  Design Visage kept everyone on time back at the hotel they were getting ready at, that is why I use them, all it takes is for hair/makeup and photography to be a tad late and everything runs late or you have to give up photography time, you get to pick!!

The rest of the vendors were friends/guests, from Uncle Dave that officiated, to the florist, music, and it was easy to work with the venue and we got to work with the excellent food/beverage teams of 24 Carrots, and yes I may have gone for 2nds on the au gratin potatoe, lol!!  We used the company I refer for transport, Strack, great vehicles and have never let me down/keep communicating with me on the day so i know where/what is going on and can prepare/get ready for, if we don’t have one of our assistant’s there.

BTW the chandeliers were added, we went for a walk through/final details with everyone on a day they were setup for a wedding, and once you see them you can’t imagine a wedding without them!! The caterer took care of all rentals for us, including the dancefloor which we added in the final week, and between the venue and caterer the turn from ceremony to dining/dancefloor was really quick/good.  Go team

       

till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 21, 2020

Rancho las Lomas wedding

We loved loved loved this couple, the sweetest!! It started in the beginning with Katerina and what she wanted and by the end of the planning it was all about Ricardo the groom, something that gave me and our bride lots of laughs as the day got closer and on the day.  Our mantra on the day was, ‘Lisa you have given Ricardo the wedding of his dreams’, even all the vendors started saying it.  Which speaking of, we pulled a great vendor team together for them, Jim Kennedy Photographer/thanks for the photos, Luxury Lifestyle Studio/video, Design Visage hair/makeup for the ladies at the hotel they were getting ready at, Peter/Vive Entertainment for all the music, Karen’s Flowers (no insta or website) for the florals and 24 Carrots & RLL for being fabulous to work with and at always.  Looking forward to the next one with you all.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 20, 2020

Ritz Laguna Sunset Terrace/Plaza Wdg

Sophia is just a sweetheart, loved working with her!  She is a religious lady (2nd time for both of them and the groom let us plan everything, he just showed up, lol!!) and she had a vision for a cross at the altar area of the ceremony and she got one, i think you will agree it looked very beautiful and spiritual with the sunset in the background.

No initials or names/date on her dancefloor, she wanted the word ‘love’, i loved that!

thanks to Joe Latter for the photos, much better than my iPhone ones, lol, Design Visage for hair/makeup, Peter/Vive Entertainment for music in all areas, and my TMMPRO team for the lighting which included bistro lights on Plaza Balcony for cocktails and later in the evening when guests were out there/my curved couches we do on the balcony/dancefloor+decal and the Chiavari chairs.  And of course to our team mates at the Ritz Laguna, together we make dreams come true xoxoxox

Till next time

Lisa

xoxxo

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Add a comment April 10, 2020

Ritz Carlton Laguna Wedding Celebration

Bob is a VIP guest/client of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna, so it was quite the honor to be asked if i would plan/help them create a wonderful wedding experience.  Of course, it was my pleasure………..  Ceremony officiated by Bishop Brian on the Bluff Lawn with pre/ceremony & cocktail music by my favourite harpist Wendy, then a 100 white dove release while they kissed, always a guest pleaser!  The groom is known for always being on his phone, he is a very busy business man, so once the bride got up the front she asked for his phone, which was in his pocket and she threw it over the cliff, you should have heard the shrieks from the guests knowing what this may mean to the groom, in fact after the ceremony two guests went down and found it and brought it back, at that point they had realized it was a fakey, but boy that was soooo funny.

Cocktails on the Pavilion Balcony with that magnificent Pacific Ocean view, and then into Pavilion Ballroom for the dinner/dancing, mceeing & awesome music by Full Spectrum Band who always knock it out of the park.  Due the guest’s attending the groom was quite concerned as he had never seen the band perform that i may not have got it right for them, but on the night with a full dancefloor from beginning to end, he hugged me and understood that I would never steer anyone wrong!!  Frank Salas did the photography and has done many events for them since, Shane Productions/video, Design Visage hair/makeup, EBD floral exceeded expectations as always, Luxe Linens for the ballroom linens and napkins, TMMPRO did the lighting/chiavaris and dancefloor+decal as always for me.  That fabulous Suitcase cake was done by the Ritz Wedding Cake team, our couple travels a lot, in fact their honeymoon was on the Orient Express Train in Europe (which i have done also, pretty amazing).  Their bestman was an Aussie who lives here now, kept me in stiches throughout the event, we downunder people have wicked sense of humors, lol.  And of course to our partners at the Ritz-Carlton, we really are a great team, xoxox

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 9, 2020

Ritz Carlton 25th Wedding Anniversary

What an elegant beautiful couple, inside and out, and family/families/friends.  They went all out to celebrate their 25th paying for everyone to fly in from all over the country to Dana Point and stay at the Ritz-Carlton.  100% Destination Wedding Celebration.

 

The night prior there was a fun party on a yacht for dinner/socializing while cruising around Newport Harbor, bussing everyone to/from the hotel.

Then on the day everything Wendy and i had facetimed on, talked about, planned, became a reality and she/they were thrilled.  This was just a pleasure to be involved in.

We had the perfect vendor team of course: Frank Salas/Photographer – thanks for the pics above, Design Visage got all the ladies even more beautiful, White Doves/White Flite, were released at the end of the ceremony which was officiated by a cousin, Naples Strings provided by ceremony/cocktail music and then Peter/Vive Entertainment took over inside the Plaza Room for the dinner/dancing portion.  Dancefloor/draping/chairs/chargers were all by Chiavari Chair Rentals, and Square Root of course did the most beautiful florals, ivory linen underlays, and provided a cool dj façade to hide Peter behind, lol.  Luxe Linens provided the most beautiful overlays we had on each dining table and Lounge Appeal did the furniture setup on Plaza Balcony, which totally reflected the elegance of Wendy.  Everything was soft and beautiful.  Thanks to our team mates at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna, we hit it out of the park every time together, xoxoxxo

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 9, 2020

Hyatt Huntington Beach Wedding

Well this was a lovely one.  I had done the groom’s sister’s wedding a few years earlier at the Ritz Laguna where the dad, bride and i planned that wonderful wedding, and then i get a call from the dad saying guess what, time to do my son’s wedding.  I was in!!

It was an intimate group, under 60, and they had the Vista Ballroom, so we got creative with the setup, did the dancefloor as a diamond which meant we could space all the tables around the edges and no one was in the 2nd row!!  We used most of the vendors we had at the sister’s wedding but some were already booked, it all turned out beautiful and i wish they had more children, but it was just the two!! boo hoo, lol

Thanks to Jacqueline Kay Photography for always being lovely to work with, Paul Uhlar for his lovely ceremony, TMMPRO for the lighting/draping/dancefloor&decal, Sweet Traders for the cake, Karen’s Flowers (no insta or website) and DJ Mister Bill who sadly is no longer doing weddings, all fabulous and perfect for this intimate wedding.  And of course to the team at Hyatt HB, always a joy being with you all xoxoxox

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 9, 2020

Hyatt Huntington Beach wedding

Jill and Jonathan are awesome.  They live in Huntington Beach and Jonathan is a volleyball player that lives at the beach, so having their wedding celebration at Hyatt HB was a no brainer.  When they booked me to help them plan/orchestrate their wedding we had one date and along the way it changed and I was already booked at the hotel for another couple, so the cool thing was, even though Nicole/one of my Day of Co-ordinators, orchestrated their event on the day, I was able to go over and see how everything looked and hug this great couple.  They did not want the sunset angle or straight on to the lighthouse for the ceremony so we angled the ceremony towards Vista Ballroom and the pics turned out aok, have actually done this a couple of times now, then the guests had cocktails on the Vista Balcony looking out to the beach that Jonathan loves so much, and then in to Vista Ballroom, where we have done the majority of our wedding celebrations at Hyatt HB and i think more in that room than anyone else!!

And my time with them continued, they honeymooned through me at Sandals in Granada in a beautiful suite with an infinity pool on their balcony and an awesome view of the resort looking out to the ocean, and now 3 years later through Instagram we like each others posts and i get to go through their fertility struggle with them  xoxox

Thanks to Nicole and the team for ensuring a great celebration for them and their guests, Joel Austell/photo, Design Visage for prettying the ladies up, Jim Vita/Guitarist for cere/cocktail music, Peter/Vive Entertainment for the dinner/dancing music & mceeing, Sweet Traders for the beautiful cake, EBD Floral as always great job, TMMPRO for my favourite round dancefloor & decal/draping/lighting/chiavaris, Luxe linens for linens/napkins and of course to the peeps at Hyatt Hb for always being wonderful to work with, go team!!!  xoxxo

Till next time

lisa

xoxo

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Add a comment April 9, 2020

Another Hyatt HB wedding

Karen and William were just a pleasure.  Soft/gentle/kind, and their celebration gives a glimmer of that to those in attendance and then in photos after.  We did a mix of long and round tables, using hotel linens but rental napkins and cake table linen.  They were in the Huntington Ballroom and had a linear headtable which they wanted their backs to the windows as they had a band/Lucky Devils, and they needed to be along the service wall, but they didn’t want the windows as their backdrop, so TMMPRO draped the windows the length of the headtable and also provided the dancefloor and their custom decal as well as the acrylic chiavaris and lighting, thanks as always.

 

Design Visage prettied the ladies up, EBD floral did their magic in both areas, Naples Strings were our pre/cere/cocktail music, and McCunes were the photographers and i think for once it is all the photographers pics here, none of mine, so either i was really busy to get the shots i needed/wanted, lol, or Gloria and Cory were perfecto!!  And of course to our family at Hyatt HB where we have worked since the day the hotel opened, about 17 years now, we love you and thank you for helping us make dreams come true

xoxox

Till next time

Lisa

xoxox

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Add a comment April 9, 2020

Another fabulous Pelican Hill Wedding

Such a lovely couple and the bride’s mom was awesome, it was a joy to work with them on this wedding.  We had some cool elements, the hedge wall above with real orchids on it was on the side patio of the ballroom and the Photobooth backdrop, i have brought in a white baby grand piano a few times at this venue for the ceremony music, very chic!!

 

Linens for the dining tables and our placecard table were from Luxe, we used the same linen as the placecard table had, a lovely shimmery chevron style on alternating tables in the ballroom, and the draping of the walls and the ceiling behind the sweetheart table where we had the bridal party tables and the cake on a stage was amazing, done by Chiavari Chair Rentals as well as providing the benches/tables we used on the ballroom side patio for people to enjoy during the dancing/socializing portion of the event.

Florals were by the fabulous Nisie of Nisie Enchanted Florals, love and don’t get to work with her enough!!  We did a mix of tall/low centerpieces which just like it does in photos gives a different look in each photo, it has the same effect on the guests!

My fave band, who did it again, provided the pianist and Adam sang for the cere, keyboard/sax for cocktails, then kept that beautiful round dancefloor i love full after dinner, Full Spectrum Music.  xoxox

 

Lighting/dancefloor/B&G sofa and chiavaris – TMMPRO, fab as always

Victor Sizemore Photographer was on board and the good pics above are his, the dark ones are mine because i was looking for different angles/reasons then he would have been, so sorry about that, lol.  Video by The Emotion Picture Studio, I have been working with Marc and his team for over 20 years, they are so unobtrusive compared to many companies i see, you need to take that into account everyone!!  Design Visage was on board to beautify the ladies and kept them on time as usual, yay!  And of course the team at Pelican, all including the pastry chef who makes those wonderful cakes, the sales/service team and the staff on the floor the day of the wedding, without you working with me during the planning and execution on the day, i am nothing, lol.  Thank you xoxox

Till next time

Lisa

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Add a comment April 9, 2020

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Wedding by Nicole

Sometimes i am already booked for a date when i get a call, or to keep costs down couples are happy to have me plan/detail everything out and then have one of my Day of Co-ordinator’s run/oversee the event on the day.  In 19 years of business i have only had 5 ladies i have trusted to be Day of Co-ordinators and run things as i would, and i get great feedback always from the hotels and couples that all was as if i was there!!  In this case, i was already booked so Nicole oversaw this one with the assistance of Brittany.

 

Thanks to Katie Edwards Photo for the pics above.

Till next time

Lisa

xoxoxo

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