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US Grant Hotel Black Gold & Red Gatsby Wedding Reception Part #2

MISHA & CECIL

US GRANT HOTEL

PART 2 – THE CELEBRATION / RECEPTION

Using a rich color pallet of Black, Gold and a deep rich Reds, we created a sophisticated, chic and modern twist on the Gatsby Theme. We incorporated other glitzy Gatsby elements such as gold accents (charger plates, mercury votives, and gold vases), pearls and crystal details in the floral decor elements and rich elegant sequin linens for all the tables.  And of course, what would a Gatsby inspired wedding be without large ostrich feathers and a staple champagne tower.

We used black sequin linens for the guest tables and sweetheart table by APR Fine Linens and used a combination of round tables and two long rectangular tables framing either side of the dancefloor.

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US Grant Hotel Black Gold & Red Gatsby Inspired Ceremony Part #1

MISHA & CECIL

US GRANT HOTEL

PART 1 – PRE-CEREMONY & CEREMONY

Super gracious, very fashionable & stylish,  and truly beautiful (inside and out) are just a few words I could use to describe this power couple (Misha & Cecil).  I was so excited to get the wonderful opportunity to work with them to create their chic Great Gatsby inspired dream wedding.   They found me through seeing some of my work at the Prado Balboa Park where I designed and planned a Gatsby inspired themed wedding for another couple in 2014 (Jennifer & Chad) and they had pretty much decided I was “There girl” (wedding planner) before meeting me in person.  I was so honored of course!  They too really loved the Gatsby inspired theme, so we created their chic Gatsby themed wedding with their unique spin on the design. You can see more of the Gatsby design elements in the reception details in Part 2 “The Celebration/Reception” blog post.

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Stunning Gatsby Inspired Real Wedding – Highlight Video

JENN & CHAD’S  

STUNNING GREAT GATSBY INSPIRED WEDDING AT THE PRADO BALBOA PARK

BY: AQUA VIVUS

This was such a beautiful wedding… Jenn and Chad’s glamorous Great Gatsby inspired wedding so such a fun wedding to be a part of and design with Splendid Sentiments Floral Design.  Every detail was on par with the Gatsby theme from the flowers, her wedding dress, stationery, linens, mini champagne escort-cards, dessert display to even her special music selection. 

 VENDOR LOVE:

SAN DIEGO WEDDING PLANNER: KELI CHRISTENSON, OF MONARCH WEDDINGS

VIDEOGRAPHY: AQUA VIVUS

VENUE: THE PRADO BALBOA PARK

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Opulent Gatsby inspired wedding at the Prado Balboa Park

JENNIFER & CHAD

PRADO AT BALBOA PARK

PART 2 – THE CELEBRATION

In this Social Butterfly, a Monarch Weddings’ blog, Part 2 “The Celebration” you will see stunning details of this blush, ivory, black and gold Great Gatsby inspired wedding  at the Prado at Balboa Park.  There was glitz, glamor, opulence and beauty.  There are many Gatsby  themed details from the mini champagne bottle favors with art deco designed place-cards, to the elaborate candy station (La Dolce Desserts) and stunning opulent floral centerpieces with feathers crystals and pearls (Splendid Sentiments Floral Design), to the beautiful laser cut menus by Whimsique and gorgeous rose gold, black and antique gold sequin linens and white and crystal lounge pieces from Concepts Event Design. And what would a Gatsby themed wedding be without a beautiful champagne tower?

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Stunning Gatsby inspired wedding at the Prado Balboa Park

JENNIFER & CHAD

PRADO AT BALBOA PARK
PART 1 – PRE-CEREMONY & CEREMONY

It’s so much fun to design around a beautiful theme and this one is one of my favorites.  This stunning was wedding a the Prado at Balboa Park was inspired by Great Gatsby and the art deco designs of the 1920’s era.  There was glitz, glamor, opulence and beauty.  From the beautiful Gatsby inspired invitation with it’s black laser cut design with gold and ivory color pallet (by Whimsique) to the beautiful and intricate detail of the beading of the subtle blush tones wedding dress, to the opulent florals centerpieces with crystals, pearls and feathers (Splendid Sentiments Floral Design), to the Mini Champagne Favors/place-cards with themed art decor designed place-cards to the beautiful champagne tower and sequin glamorous linens (Concepts Event Design) and even the Great Gatsby themed music – you felt and saw the theme throughout.

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Whimsical Nautical Themed Hotel Del Coronado Wedding ~ #2
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ALEXANDRA & JOHN

HOTEL DEL CORONADO, CORONADO, CA

PART 2 – THE CELEBRATION!!!!

In this post you will see more beautiful images by True Photography from Part 2  (The Celebration) of Allie & John’s whimsical nautical themed wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado.  You will find even more nautical whimsy and details from the darling passport style place-cards designed by Brightly Designed to the Nautical theme cake by Flour Power, to the sweet little touches of a Love knot ropes tied around the tall centerpieces (Splendid Sentiments Floral Design) to the nautical knots used as a holder for the table names, which were cleverly names after famous explorers & navigators of the Sea (by Brightly Designed).  It truly so much fun designing this nautical themed wedding.     VENDOR LOVE:

WEDDING PLANNER: KELI CHRISTENSON, MONARCH WEDDINGS

PHOTOGRAPHY: TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY WEDDINGS

FLORIST:  SPLENDID SENTIMENTS FLORAL DESIGN

PAPER ELEMENTS: BRIGHTLY DESIGNED 

WEDDING CAKE: FLOUR POWER

LINEN, NAPKINS CHARGER PLATES, CHIAVARI CHAIRS : APR FINE LINENS

FAVORS: LA REINE DES MACRONS 

SPECIALTY LINENS (NAUTICAL THEMED): LA TAVOLA 

ENTERTAINMENT & PHOTOBOOTH & LIGHTING: MOBILE MUSIC PLUS

SAN DIEGO WEDDING PLANNER –  MONARCH WEDDINGS, LLC
KELI CHRISTENSON – FOUNDER / CERTIFIED WEDDING & EVENT PLANNER
www.monarchweddings.com
PH. (858) 480.9332  /  E. info@monarchweddings.com

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Whimsical Nautical Themed Hotel Del Coronado Wedding ~ #1
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ALEXANDRA & JOHN 

HOTEL DEL CORONADO, CORONADO, CA

PART 1 – PRE-CEREMONY AND CEREMONY

This whimsical nautical themed wedding was so much fun to plan and design.  Of course, it helps when you have a fun and  fabulous bride like I did in Allie.  She was willing to be a little more bold with some of the design decisions, she didn’t play it too safe, which would have been easy to do.  Allie has a wonderful sense of style, as you will see from her vintage inspired wedding gown and her flirty second dress for the reception.   We loved that she wanted to opt for the navy blue roped linens from La Tavola, which  helped pull the entire look together and added the touch of whimsy, as well as nautical.   The Design process started with the brides love for vintage and nautical, which fit perfect for the Hotel Del Coronado. Then we took some of the brides favorite colors (blush, green, blue) and her willingness to step outside the box to be a bit playful and it all grew from there. It was truly such a fun process.  I wish more brides would do a themed wedding!

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Beautiful Blush, Black & White La Valencia Wedding – Part 2
Birde and Groom Kiss

SARAH & BRADY 

LA VALENCIA HOTEL –  LA JOLLA, CA

PART 2 – THE CELEBRATION!

This beautiful blush, black and white very classic glam wedding at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla was full of love, laughter and pure joy for this young couple and their family!   Sarah (Bride) knew she wanted a romantic classic feel to her wedding with soft touches of glam, so we mixed elements of lace (Jennifer Cole Florals wrapped her bridal bouquet with left over fabric from her dress (makes for a perfect match), then we had lace covered columns at the ceremony and lace chair back covers at their sweetheart table, subtle touches of crystal bling on the centerpieces, all the soft romantic florals (roses) and the soft pink/blush with black and white pallet, which complimented the venue space and especially the black and white checkered floor & crystal chandeliers in the Verandah Terrace at the La Valencia hotel.

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