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Gorgeous Gold, Lovely Lace & Lavender Hotel Del Wedding – #2

KATHRYN & NICK

THE HOTEL DEL CORONADO

PART 2 – THE CELEBRATION

Designing and planning this glamorous gold, lovely lace and lavender wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado was so much fun!  The bride (Kathryn) and Groom (Nick) lived on the East Coast, so we planned their destination wedding all over the phone. In fact, I met her for the first time at the Rehearsal.  She intrusted me with all the planning and design, which was so fun for me.  In fact, at the beginning of the design process, the I asked her “what are some of your favorite wedding design elements and colors”, to which she replied, ” I love lace and bling and my colors are ivory, violet/lavender, and gold”.  Then of course, she shared her pinterest board with me and I saw that she loved opulent floral centerpieces and got a good sense of her style, so from there it was a fun design process and collaboration with Bethany and Splendid Sentiments for floral decor.  We decided to keep the Ceremony and Reception mostly soft ivory, gold and lace (shown in Part #1)  and the Cocktail hour we played up the lavender color.  I feel in love with Concept Event Designs new lace linen with a gold soft bridal satin.

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Rhapsody in Bloom – Exquisite Weddings Magazine Fall 2013
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RHAPSODY IN BLOOM

EXQUISITE WEDDINGS MAGAZINE FALL 2013

Monarch Weddings is  so proud to see our Rhapsody in Bloom tabletop design in the Fall 2013 Issue of Exquisite Weddings Magazine.  It was wonderful to collaborate with Bethany of Splendid Sentiments Floral Design and Concepts Event Design on this vibrant, modern, whimsical meets a touch of rustic themed table top.

The design process started with a few of my favorite flowers, the Coral “Charm” Peony, Purple Phalaenopsis, and the blush Cafe Au Lait Dahlia. An unlikely combination of colors & florals. Then for the furniture pieces, I loved the chic modern lines and clean look of the white throne chair & side chairs from Concepts Event Design, but wanted a little more whimsy and earthiness, so used a juxtaposing element of a farm table (Concepts Event Design).   The vibrant and contrasting colors of the flowers  really popped against the clean white pieces.  Then for an additional touch of whimsy, I added in monarch butterflies. nestled in different areas and created full butterfly wing place-mats. Layering each place-mat with “faux” butterfly wings.   Then added a white Moroccan style frame  from Z Gallery for another layer of charger and a gold charger plate on top of that which looked butterfly wings up close. Polished off the place setting with a beautiful designed menu from J Grace.

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News! Strictly Weddings features French Vintage Wedding on Blog
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EXCITING NEWS FOR MONARCH WEDDINGS!

Strictly Weddings features the stunning french vintage wedding at the Westgate hotel on their blog! 

Monarch Weddings is very honored that such a well respected and prominent national bridal website (Strictly Weddings) would feature one of our weddings.  This is a blessing and another wonderful step forward for Monarch Weddings.

Strictly Weddings Blog 

Click the image of screen shot of their blog below to view Strictly Weddings complete blog coverage of this  Stunning French Vintage Inspired SoCal Wedding

VENDOR LOVE:

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Stunning Blush French Vintage Westgate Hotel Wedding ~ Part 2
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MANDY & JAMIE ~ LOVE AT FIRST BLUSH PART 2

{RECEPTION DETAILS & THE CELEBRATION}

I’m excited to share Part 2 of Mandy & Jamie’s stunning blush French vintage wedding at beautiful Parisian designed Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego.  We will showcase the delicate and beautiful details and of course, the wonderful wedding celebration.

WANT MORE OF THIS STUNNING FRENCH VINTAGE WEDDING… CHECK OUT MANDY & JAMIE’S  WEDDING VIDEO CREATED BY SIDE BY SIDE CINEMA

THIS WEDDING WAS FEATURED IN CEREMONY MAGAZINE:

VENDOR LOVE:

WEDDING PLANNER: KELI CHRISTENSON, OWNER OF MONARCH WEDDINGS

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Stunning Blush French Vintage Wedding at The Westgate Hotel ~ Part 1
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This is one of my favorite photos from this stunning french vintage wedding at the Westgate Hotel.

MANDY & JAMIE ~ LOVE AT FIRST BLUSH PART 1

{PRE-CEREMONY & CEREMONY}

I was beyond thrilled when Mandy reached out to me and asked me (Monarch Weddings) to be her wedding coordinator She is not only absolutely stunning, she has the sweetest personality and such a warm kind spirit.  Jamie (Groom) is equally as handsome as she is pretty and too was a total sweetheart.  If you spend any amount of time with these two sweet lovebirds, you get the sense that they are kindred spirits from another time or place, soul mates that compliment one another on every level.

When we met and started talking about her design aesthetics, she shared with me that she was inspired by the movie a “Midnight in Paris” and the scenes from the 1920’s in Paris, so it seemed a natural fit for her to select the beautiful Parisian designed Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego.  The stunning Versailles Ballroom with it’s gold gilded walls and opulent crystal chandeliers set the stage and was the perfect backdrop for her design theme. Rich luxurious textiles and patterns in soft romantic warm colors complimented her choice of blush, ivory and gold color pallet.   She selected the extremely talented San Diego floral designer Karen Tran to create the beautiful floral masterpieces.  The Versailles ballroom was the site for the glamorous ceremony and reception.  It was a unique setup in-which we had the  couple getting married on a white circular custom dancefloor by Platinum Pro that displayed a custom filigree monogram logo design by J Grace Luxury Event Stationery. The guests were seated around the danceflloor all facing the center of the dancefloor where the couple were standing –  there was an awesome views from every seat in the ballroom.  After the ceremony, the guests were invited to join the cocktail reception in the Westgate Foyer while we worked diligently to flip the room for the reception.

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Beautiful Purple, Ivory & Gold Prado Wedding ~ Part 2
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SARAH & KYLE ~ A PERFECT MATCH.COM PART 2

DECOR DETAILS AND THE CELEBRATION!

  Part 2 of the Sarah & Kyle’s beautiful purple, ivory and gold wedding at the Prado at Balboa Park in San Diego showcases the details of the decor in the reception and the rest of the couple’s beautiful and fun wedding day!

It was such a wonderful experience pairing up with Bethany at Splendid Sentiments on the floral design & decor or this wedding. Bethany and her team went above and beyond in creating the beautiful floral pieces for each wedding location at the Prado... I especially loved the escort card table with it’s vignette of florals at the base of glass cylinders and the large gold Mazanita dripping with crystals & candles.   The darling paper elements created by Whimsique Designer Invitation and Stationery really helped pull the theme and look together. While Cole Joseph Photography & Luke McCain Videography were great to work with,  professional and really captured the magic of the day.  I was so honored to work with such an awesome couple and professional team of vendors!

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Monarch Weddings Published in Ceremony Magazine 2013

San Diego Wedding Planner, Monarch Weddings is Published in Ceremony Magazine San Diego.

THANK YOU TO THE WONDERFUL TEAM OF VENDORS ON THAT MADE THIS POSSIBLE!

For more images from Mandy & Jamie’s wedding: 

LOVE AT FIRST BLUSH

For complete coverage of this stunning French Vintage wedding at the Westgate Hotel  by San Diego Wedding Planner, Monarch Weddings, click these links below: 

Blush French Vintage Wedding at Westgate Hotel ~ Part 1 (Pre-Ceremony & Ceremony)

Blush French Vintage Wedding at Westgate Hotel ~ Part 2 (Details & Celebration)

VENDOR LOVE:

WEDDING PLANNER: KELI CHRISTENSON, OWNER OF MONARCH WEDDINGS

PHOTOGRAPHY: TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY

VENUE: WESTGATE HOTEL

FLORIST: KAREN TRAN FLORALS

PAPER ELEMENTS: J GRACE LUXURY EVENT STATIONERY

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