The Bride And Her Girls
InStyle Event Planning
The Cake Matched The Decor Perfectly
Venue: Private Residence – Carmel Valley, California
Guests: 75 people
Linen Décor Bar Service
Design Catering Flowers
Venue: Seapoint Resort – Carlsbad, California
Guests: 110 people
Design Lounge Furniture
Venue: Shelter Island Yacht Club
Guests: 85 People
InStyle Event Planning San Diego Wedding Planner Shellie Ferrer
InStyle Event Planning
Craig and Melanie have known each other most of their lives. They grew up going to the same schools, in the same neighborhoods with the same groups of people. And not until recently at a high school reunion would they realize they are supposed to spend the rest of their lives together.
Craig and Melanie originally wanted to get married in Hawaii. When those plans had to change, I promised to bring Hawaii to their beautiful home in Poway, California. When we were finished transforming their home into a tropical paradise even I didn’t want to leave. 🙂
A slack key guitarist played during the ceremony while steel drums entertained the guests during the reception. Strung Orchids (that were actually flown in from Hawaii the day before) were hanging from every trellis while many other tropical flowers were placed around the home and yard.
Mai Tai’s were chosen as the signature drink and were served with the much needed colored paper umbrella, just to make everyone feel like they were in paradise. 🙂 They were a huge hit with everyone in attendance.
It was the perfect day with loving family and the best of friends. Finally Craig and Melanie got the Hawaiian Wedding that fate had always intended!
Belly Bars Placed Around The Yard
Flowers Flown In From Hawaii
The Elegant Cake
Belly Bar Centerpieces
This is the first event I have done at the Unitarian Universals Church in Solana Beach, and I was truly amazed by its beauty and natural scenery. It reminds me of some places I have seen when I lived in Italy. I would be tempted to call the theme of this wedding “Shakespeare in Love“. With the romantic touches and Shakespearean outdoor amphitheater it was absolutely breathtaking. This wedding inspired me to inform future brides and grooms about this hidden gem that have similar visions as Vanessa and Griff.
Vanessa and Griff’s sweet tooth took over their entire wedding planning process once the sundae bar was mentioned as an option.
The answer to all life’s problems…C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E!
Bridal Bouquet – White Hydrangea, Cymbidium White Orchids With Plum Throat And Sprigs Of Fresh Lavender Tied In With Tiffany Blue Ribbon
Outdoor San Diego Ceremony at Unitarian Universals Church
Enjoying San Diego Scenery
I Now Pronounce You Man And Wife!
Chocolate Brown And Tiffany Blue Bridesmaids Dresses Picked To Compliment The Wedding Decor
Our Lovely Bride
Belly Bar With Chocolate Brown Satin Linen, Chocolate Organza With Tiffany Blue Swirls Overlay Tied With A Tiffany Blue Satin Sash
Seating Assignment Board
Fruit And Cheese For Guests Enjoyment
Fresh Tossed Salads For Dinner Buffet
Dinner Buffet Displayed With Blue Hydrangeas To Compliment Decor And Design
Fresh Mozzarella And Cherry Tomato Skewers
Blue Hydrangea Centerpiece With Tea Leaf And Chocolate Brown Ribbon
The Tokens Of Their Commitment
Stealing A Kiss
The Couple Enjoying Some Private Time To Sip Champagne And Enjoy Hors d’oevres
Venue: Unitarian Universals Church – Solana Beach, California
Guests: 100 people
Design Bar Service