We had the privilege of attending Love Mexico again this December and this year it took place in Los Cabos. Thanks to all the IADWP organizers for making the conference such a great success and for us to meet suppliers and vendors in Los Cabos. We can’t wait to help our future clients plan their dream event or wedding in Los Cabos. Check out our video for a recap of the 3 day Love Mexico conference.
We loved working with Cynthia and Sherwin on their Tropical themed wedding. Their wedding took place at Quiet Cannon in Montebello. Our cute couple did their first look at Hilton Hotel right next to the venue which had a outdoor space which was perfect for their Tropical theme.
Cynthia wanted lots of greenery for her centerpieces to give the guests the tropical feel. She had 60 tables so we did a mix of high and low centerpieces. Every place setting had a monstera leaf and a ferrero rocher made into a pineapple. We loved all the personal touches that Cynthia and Sherwin put into their wedding to make the wedding truly unique.
Congratulations you guys! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!
We were invited to attend the Huntington Bay Club Grand Opening at the end of October. This venue is owned and operated by 24 Carrots located in Huntington Beach, California. The newly renovated space is surrounded by the beautiful marina and offer both indoor and outdoor spaces. The three indoor rooms offer panoramic views of the harbor with the smallest room accommodating up to 100 guests and the largest room on the second floor accommodating up to 200 guests.
Photo by McCune Photography
Photo by McCune Photography
The Terrace can accommodate up to 250 guests and has the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony overlooking the marina.
Photo by McCune Photography
The venue also has a private beach surrounded by palm trees which is perfect for events in the sand.
Thanks to 24 Carrots for putting such a great event with amazing food. We can’t wait to plan our future events at this space. Below are the vendors that participated in this grand opening.
We had the honor to work with a super sweet and caring couple on their Palm Springs wedding. Kim and Vincent chose the legendary La Quinta Resort as their wedding venue. Their wedding colors were coral and gold. The floral designer filled the reception tables with arrangements composing of coral tea roses, coral peony, coral gerber daisies, and coral ranunculus. These beautiful floral selections were surrounded by pillar candles. They chose Greta Garbo’s historic home La Casa as their ceremony and reception space. Beautiful La Casa truly sets the stage stunningly for Kim and Vincent’s picture perfect wedding.
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.
We had the privilege of coordinating a NYC themed Bat Mitzvah for Lindsey at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. We were lucky to work closely with Lindsey’s mom who was extremely creative and organized which made our job really easy. The big day started at the Wilshire Blvd. temple and all the guests were greeted by Lindsey’s New York Bagel Bar after the service ended.
Michele wanted to transform the Casa Del Mar ballroom into a big NYC themed party. As guests entered the ballroom, they were greeted by a large I LOVE NY floral arrangement with escort cards on yellow taxi cabs.
Each table was decorated with a specific theme related to New York such as Broadway, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, TV show ‘Friends’, Little Italy and Chinatown. The backdrop was an image of the New York City skyline.
Another main theme was Lindsey’s Candy Bar. The Cocktail Reception area was decorated with candy everywhere and the kids’ area was transformed to a candy paradise with lollipops hanging from the ceiling and all sorts of candy scattered on the tables. Drinks from the bar were also decorated with candy.
Our lovely Guest of Honor, Lindsey.
A party is not a party without some party favors. Guests departed with a box of Krispy Kreme donuts.
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 had the privilege of taking on the Day of Coordinator role for this event and it was definitely an one of a kind experience. We got to work with and get to know the lovely couple who renewed their vows during the ceremony. Below are some amazing photos from Andie Freeman Photography and a great video from Anchor Pictures that captured the event beautifully. There were also lots of other amazing vendors that took part to make this event a success. Check out the Big Fake Wedding LA page for their info.
Photo by You & Me Photography
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We attended the Wedding Co. Market 2015 on Sunday at the Artscape Wychwood Barns. This venue is gorgeous in the summer time and it is still equally beautiful in the winter covered in snow. The Wedding Co. Market took place inside the Covered Street Barn which contains full length skylight and glass garage style doors on each side of the room. This is such a unique space and I fall in love with it every time I walk in.
We met a lot of amazing vendors who showcased their business at the show. Below you will some of our favourites. The Wedding Co. Market takes place annually and it’s a great way for brides and grooms to get to know some local vendors and to get some inspiration for wedding planning.
Artscape Wychwood Barns
Fancy Pufs: Organic Cotton Candy Cart – such a fun idea for a wedding or event.
Hazel and Evan lived in Vancouver and chose Palm Desert, California as their destination wedding location. Most of the planning was done virtually due to the distance. We were excited to hear about the plans for Hazel and Evan’s wedding day. The bride, Hazel was from China and we were happy to help her plan this joining of two cultures in marriage. The big day included a traditional Chinese ceremony in the morning, a brunch buffet, a Western ceremony in the afternoon and a dinner reception. All the wedding events took place at Palm Valley Country Club where Hazel and Evan owned vacation homes.
After months of planning, the big has arrived. The day began with a 10:00am traditional Chinese ceremony. The first part of the ceremony was for the groom to pick up the bride and bring her back to his home. In order to do this, he must pass a few obstacles as set out by Hazel’s family. Evan passed the tests successfully which was then followed by a tea ceremony with Hazel’s mom and brother. The ceremony was filled with emotions and lots of happy tears.
After the ceremony, Evan placed a red cloth to cover Hazel’s face and led her by her hand back to his house.
After Hazel and Evan arrived back at Evan’s house, a tea ceremony was also performed with Evan’s parents. It is after all these traditions that Hazel becomes officially part of Evan’s family.
Evan’s mom sending well wishes to the bride and groom.
After the Chinese ceremony, guests were invited to the Valley Room at Palm Valley Country Club for the brunch buffet. We decorated the room with gold and red elements to match the Chinese theme. All the rental pieces and flowers were prepared by My Little Flower Shop.
At 3:00pm, Hazel and Evan had their Western Ceremony. The ceremony site was decorated with purple and pink flowers and set in front of the natural backdrop from the Palm Trees on the golf course.
Guests returned at 6:00pm for the evening reception. We loved this gorgeous cake prepared by Frost it Cupcakery.
One of our favorite moments that evening was the first dance by Evan and Hazel as all eyes were on them to witness this sweet moment.
Best wishes to our lovely bride and groom from Vancouver and thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day. 🙂