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Grand Del Mar Wedding – Ana & Reid, Part One

FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR

ANA & REID – PART ONE

With her sweet southern like charm and stunning looks, it’s no wonder Ana won Reid’s heart.  Ana grew up in Los Angeles but as fate would have it, she moved out to Dallas where a mutual friend introduced her to Reid. They feel deeply in love for one another and were soon engaged.  Two years later they were saying “I do” at Mary, Star of the Sea, a little Catholic chapel in La Jolla, CA.

Mary, Star of the Sea was the chosen location for their romantic ceremony because it had special meaning to Ana and her family, as this is the same church Ana’s two brothers were baptized in many years before.  While Ana and Reid were visiting San Diego they visited the Grand Del Mar and feel in love with the regal sophisticated beauty of the grand property and in particular the stunning Capella Chapel at the Grand Del Mar.  They decided that this would be the ideal place for them to have their reception… and that it was.

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Intimate Plum & Gold Hilton Torrey Pines Wedding – Video

 AMANDA & TRAVIS

HILTON TORREY PINES

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Rustic Garden Chic Wedding at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club ~#2
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MACKENZIE & COLIN

RANCHO SANTA FE GOLF CLUB 

THE CELEBRATION!

I’m in-love with this romantic Garden Rustic Chic look of Mackenzie and Colin’s wedding.  It was so well suited for the venue (Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club) perfectly.  We embellished the large existing rustic chandeliers with greenery and floral clusters dripping off of them. We focused on the main chandeliers over the place-card table, dance-floor and cake table (which was my favorite!)  Bethany at Splendid Sentiments Floral Design (the florist) really out did themselves with this wedding… they put their heart and soul into each details —  as you will see below.

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Rustic Garden Chic Wedding at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club ~#1
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MACKENZIE & COLIN

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA

PART 1 – PRE-CEREMONY & CEREMONY

What can I say, I’m one blessed wedding planner to have the opportunity to work with lovely couples like Mackenzie and Colin and their beautiful, loving family.  From the very beginning, they (the couple and their family) were so warm, friendly, gracious, and fun to be around and work with.  It was this way all the way through the entire planning process.   It only seemed perfect that the ceremony would be held at the Bride’s Parent’s private residence in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.   Their home was the perfect for this very special occasion, as it was beautifully nestled in Rancho Santa Fe and had a warm and cozy feeling, which provided a wonderful intimate setting for their ceremony.  In addition, the home lent itself perfectly to the bride’s chosen look and feel for her wedding of a Rustic Garden Chic design. Simply perfect! Bethany at Splendid Sentiments Floral Design (the florist) worked very closely with the Mother of the Bride to make sure every event area of the house was embellished with beautiful garden rustic floral pieces, which we later transferred to the receptions at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.  Bethany and her fabulous floral team really out did themselves with this wedding… as you will see here and in Part 2 the reception, which really showcases their work.

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Garden Chic Wedding at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Video

MACKENZIE & COLIN

RANCHO SANTA FE, CA

We love this highlight video of Mackenzie & Colin’s romantic garden chic wedding.  The ceremony took place at Mackenzie’s parents home and the receptions were held at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. 

Cloudless Weddings did an outstanding job of capturing the joy, the emotion and beauty of the day.

VENDOR LOVE:

WEDDING PLANNER: MONARCH WEDDINGS

VIDEOGRAPHY:  CLOUDLESS WEDDINGS

PHOTOGRAPHY: LK GRIFFIN

FLORIST:  SPLENDID SENTIMENTS FLORAL DESIGN

WEDDING CAKE: VG’S BAKERY

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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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