Can’t believe it’s been a year already since we planned the wedding for Jillian and Josh! Happy Anniversary to this easy going and fun couple who got married at the Loft on Pine in Long Beach.
On Saturday, December 19th, we were invited to celebrate the Holidays at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley.
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.
After the procession, guests proceeded to The Barn where the dinner and live entertainment were taking place.
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.
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.
We loved this lounge area where we can easily host a cocktail party.
Lot of great areas around the hotel where attendees can take pictures.
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.
Photo credit: Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Website
We recently did a site visit at Westlake Village Inn which is located in the Conejo Valley. This 17-acre resort offers a luxurious retreat destination for its guests. The venue offers several stunning options for ceremony sites. The sites range from $1500 – $5000 which includes chairs, microphone and speaker, water station, gift and guestbook tables and one night stay in a courtyard hotel room.
There are also many beautiful sites perfect for bride and groom and wedding party photos.
There are several reception spaces available with spaces ranging from 50 person capacity up to 200 person capacity. Dinner reception packages starts from $80.00 per person up to $150.00 per person.
For more information on the venue, visit the Westlake Village Inn website here.
Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit organization granting wedding and vow renewals for couples facing serious illness or a life-altering circumstance. We are strong supporters of what the organization is trying to accomplish. We attended the Blissful Wishes Ball that took place at the Intercontinental Hotel Century City. The ballroom was decorated with a modern love theme.
The highlight of the evening was when some of the wish recipients took the stage and and shared their experiences with Wish Upon a Wedding and their journey. We hope to continue to support Wish Upon a Wedding in any way that we can by either volunteering or donating part of our proceeds to help out those in need.
We visited a new venue in Pasadena, California and received a personal tour of the venue from the Ballroom Director. The Trinity Ballroom was recently renovated and re-opened. The ballroom itself is magnificent and can accommodate up to 350 guests. The venue rental fee is $3,950 and includes the use of the ballroom, patio, private room, tables and chairs, security, cleaning crew, dance floor, and venue coordinator.
The Trinity Ballroom has a list of preferred caterers who can provide food and beverage, staffing and rentals. Sample menus and packages can be provided upon request. Should you wish to use outside catering, a $1,500 buy-out option is also available.
Ceremony Site Option:
This space can also be used during cocktail hour. An automatic drape comes down while the ballroom is being setup for reception.
Lila Coudsy, Ballroom Director
Tel: 626-449-6943 x 4
778 South Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena CA 91107
We were invited to attend the Wedding Fair by Anthro Events. The event was held at Anthropologie & BHLDN in Beverly Hills on May 22nd. We were excited to meet a lot of wedding experts in the Los Angeles area.
We walked into Anthropologie and saw all the beautiful setup and knew it was going to be a great party.
We just adored the Craft Bar by Skill + Frills. Such a fun idea to have at a wedding or event and a great way to entertain your guests especially the ladies. Perhaps at a bridal shower?
The Little Branch also had a beautiful display. If you’re looking for a floral designer, check out their info here.
We can’t talk about the Wedding Fair without the dresses! BHLDN has a great collection of wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses at very affordable pricing. Be sure to check out their website and store if you are looking for a dress.
We attended a couture bridal event called I do! at the beautiful Langham Hotel in Pasadena. This is not your typical bridal show, all the vendors that participated were more than just ordinary. Each vendor had their own sense of style and are aware of what’s hip and happening in the wedding industry. I definitely recommend this show if you are a bride looking for the latest style and design for your special day.