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Danielle and Hakeem’s Private Estate Wedding

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We had the privilege of planning an intimate wedding for Danielle and Hakeem at a Private Estate in Malibu.  This luxurious oceanfront property is located in Malibu.  Check out the property here!

The ceremony was set up with the ocean as the backdrop. Guests were seated facing the calming ocean.

The dinner reception was set up on the front side of the house.  Danielle and Hakeem’s colors were gold and black and had a simple elegance style. They had a guest count of 100 guests and Danielle chose all her favorite food for her caterers.  We had Bite Catering who provided all the delicious hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour and also a slider bar during dinner.  We had a Thai food station from Emporium Thai Cuisine.  We also had The Taco Guy Catering who cooked on site with an interactive taco station. For dessert, the donut station was a big hit!  The wedding cake was provided by Torrance Bakery.

At the end of the night, the bride and groom changed into Nigerian outfits and guests lit sparklers to send them off. All the vendors we worked with were amazing and did a fantastic job. Working with a venue where you have to bring everything in is always difficult but everyone put on their “A” game and produced this fabulous celebration for Danielle and Hakeem.

Check out our video for the key highlights –

Vendors:

Rentals: Party Unlimited, Cake: Torrance Bakery, Bartender: The Traveling Bartender, DJ/MC + Photobooth: Jason from The Bouquet Sound, Florist: The Flawed Rose, Photographer/Videographer: Kirk McGee Studios, Valet: EH Valet Service, Portable Restroom: Luxury Flush, Makeup Artist: Beauty by Dawn Kristen,  Caterers: Bite Catering, The Taco Guy Catering, Emporium Thai

Huge thanks and shout out to my Assistant Casie who did an amazing job handling all the vendors and ensuring that everything ran smoothly throughout the day.

Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa

On our recent trip to Colorado, we had the opportunity to do a site visit at Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa which is located in Tabernash, a short drive from Denver.  This venue is ideal for brides who want a destination wedding and an outdoor ranch style wedding.  You really can’t find anything like this in a big city.  The view was just stunning no matter where you look.

Ceremony Site Options:

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Reception Options:

High Lonesome Ranch

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Axel’s Pavilion is perfect for those who want an outdoor event.  In the winter time, this actually turns into a skating rink.

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Broad Axe Barn

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Beautiful view at Devils Thumb Ranch

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Pasea Hotel & Spa

We recently did a hard hat tour with Pam Olson, the Catering Sales Manager at the much anticipated new Paséa Hotel & Spa that is opening in 2016 in Huntington Beach, California.   We are looking forward to seeing the final project which will feature 250 guestrooms, rooftop deck and bar overlooking the ocean, spa with indoor and outdoor treatment areas, 11 meeting rooms, over 34,000 square feet of event space and much more.  Below are some sneak peeks:

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If you are looking to get married by the beach with a gorgeous view, this venue is not to be missed.  Get in touch with us or Pam directly for pre-opening discounts for your wedding or event.

 

 

Holiday Celebration at Hummingbird Nest Ranch

On Saturday, December 19th, we were invited to celebrate the Holidays at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley.

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The event started with some wine tasting from Kieu Hoang Winery and appetizers from Lee’s Sandwiches and Smokin’ Steve’s Pit BBQ Catering.  The guests were then invited to proceed to Grand Prix to witness a processional of 100 couples who will be getting married at the Hummingbird Estate, a marching band, four horses, horse carriage and 6 helicopters.

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After the procession, guests proceeded to The Barn where the dinner and live entertainment were taking place.

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The dinner featured 20 main courses starting with beef and chicken kabobs from Masrour Catering followed by sushi, Kobe beef and Santa Barbara Prawn from Q Sushi.  We also tasted amazing fried crawfish, crawfish etouffee, gumbo and crawfish Egg Rolls from World Famous Noel Abbeville Farm.  After all this, we got lamb chops, Okinawa Purple Sweet Potato and Heirloom Carrots from Command Performance Catering.  The evening ended with a fashion show, cake cutting as well as live band performances.

We certainly had a great time and we thank the owner Kieu Hoang for the generous invitation to celebrate at the beautiful Hummingbird Nest Ranch.

 

Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

We recently did a site visit to Avalon Hotel Palm Springs.  It is a very chic and boutique style venue.  If you like modern and chic then this venue is for you.  There’s a total of 67 guest rooms, some with a terrace or private patio.  There are 13 historic one and two bedroom villas with full kitchens.

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There are 3 pools – 1 family pool and 2 adult only.

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One of our personal favorites was the Presidio Courtyard for a wedding reception under the stars.  Since Palm Springs has a noise restraint, there’s the option of holding your after party in the Presidio Ballroom.

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We loved the Avalon Hotel and we hope you will too.

 

Villa Royale Inn Palm Springs

Villa Royale Inn Palm Springs is an intimate boutique hotel with a lot of history and character.  There are several ceremony and reception options at the Villa Royale Inn.  You can choose to have your ceremony in the garden or with the mountain as the backdrop.  For the reception, guests can dine by the pool under the stars or in the charming Europa Restaurant.  This is the perfect wedding venue for those planning intimate celebrations.

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Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be featuring wedding and event venues we had the privilege of visiting this past weekend in Palm Springs.

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is such an unique space that will attract music lovers all around.  The hotel is like a museum in itself, every corner contains something guests can stop and look at.

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Hotel Entrance

We loved this lounge area where we can easily host a cocktail party.

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Lot of great areas around the hotel where attendees can take pictures.

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Hard Rock Hotel also contains several ballroom spaces including the Woodstock Ballroom that can accommodate up to 600 guests.  We also loved this great pool area where we can host a pool party and other event functions.

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Photo credit: Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Website

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