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Holly & Dave
Ceremony:  Seagrove Park, Del Mar, CA
Reception:  L’Auberge, Del Mar

Holly and Dave wanted a ceremony on the cliffs overlooking the ocean.  Despite their ceremony day getting completely fogged in, the harpist having to cut out early lest her harp strings get ruined, and a brother who passed out (caught by the ever-aware photographer’s assistant), the ceremony turned out beautifully.  As they say, something unexpected will always occur, it’s how you handle it that matters most.  The couple and the guests handled everything in stride and now have a funny little story to tell their kids someday.  As you can see, weather and fainting aside, the photos turned out amazing.

They chose to have their dinner reception on the patio at Del Mar’s L’Auberge Resort.  The dinner reception was designed with gorgeous flower arrangements by Suzan M. Florals, silver table linens with fuschia table runners and pretty ‘diamond’ bling.  The Bride made her own table numbers by printing numbers onto vellum paper and wrapping them around cylindrical vases that were lit with a candle.  The Bride also created cute escort cards using small frames and inserting a card with the guest’s name and table number.

For their reception the couple wanted to kick it up a notch both in color and energy and so a plan was created to provide them with a Miami-vibe club lounge.  The party reception was held in a banquet room and designed as a space where their guests could really kick off their shoes and dance as well as relax on the swanky Miami-vibe club lounge furniture.

LifEvents by Shauna Henry (by the way, that was us in our coordinating hey day) instituted the services of Concepts Event Design and together we devised a floor plan with lounge furniture, draped walls, a padded white lit bar and fuschia pink uplighting all around the room.  The room also had a great patio where guests could go to cool off from all that dancing and we didn’t want them to feel like they had left the Miami club, so we put these great lit-up wall cubes around the perimeter of the patio.

After their grand entrance to the party reception with the guests blowing bubbles onto them, the couple and the guests enjoyed a night of dancing and drinking the signature cocktail, Mojitos (of course) with color changing ice cubes.  It was the best party in the house that night for sure!

Wedding Planners:  LifEvents by Shauna Henry
Floral Designer:  Suzan M. Florals
Photographer:  Tim Otto Photography
Disc Jockey:  Avant Garde DJ Entertainment
Rentals:  Concepts Event Design

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One Response to “{Real Wedding} Sunset Ceremony to a Miami Lounge Reception”

  1. Loved the article, plenty of great advice. When it comes to hosting a wedding, my advice is to shop around a bit.

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