real wedding: nicole & mark 12/30/12

A fabulous couple from New York + The Ritz-Carlton Hotel + AMAZING decor + a fun group of wedding guests =the perfect wedding day for Nicole and Mark! This was the last wedding of 2012 for me, and I was excited to end the year on such a high note with such a great couple!

I was thrilled to come on board with this event, knowing how beautiful it would be! Nicole and Mark chose an all white wedding theme for their intimate event…. timeless. Nicole had a clear idea of what she wanted for her big day, and I was in love with every detail.

I was honored to also put together their rehearsal dinner at the beautiful Las Brisas restaurant in Laguna Beach where we started the wedding weekend with beautiful decor, a great view and great company! It was great to meet all of the family before the big day! Best Transportation provided an amazing shuttle bus for all of the guests from the Ritz to the restaurant and back, everyone was just able to relax and enjoy the evening!

The wedding day was a chilly day on the coast, but of course the Ritz provided an amazing view of the Pacific. Unfortunately, Mother Nature didn’t quite cooperate with our ceremony, as the rain started to really come down about half way through. My team and the Ritz were ready though, with umbrellas for not only the couple, but for all of the wedding guests! The bride and groom laughed it off and smiled their way through the rest of the ceremony, not letting a little rain get in the way of their moment! Move over Mother Nature, we are getting married! 🙂

The Plaza Room at the Ritz was a white wonderland. White dance floor, white flowers, white chairs, beautiful white beaded table linens. The room was full of candlelight, so romantic! The showstopper was the grand piano in the center of the dance floor, providing amazing tunes all night for the guests to sing along and dance to! Amanda with Fantasy Florals (www.fantasyfloraldesigns.com ) did a stunning job with the centerpieces, beautiful table scapes with candles and silver accents. I handled the printing for the couple’s menu cards, place cards and ceremony programs, and they came out perfectly! I loved designing their monogram!

The rain cleared up after the ceremony, and there was a beautiful sunset for photos! You couldn’t have asked for a more amazing night on the California coast! Some of the photos are stunning with the multi-colored sunset in the background! The Ritz is one magical place!

Nicole and Mark, it was such a pleasure to work with you both, as well as your families! The wedding was simply stunning, and I was blessed to be a part of it all! I wish you all the best in the years to come!

Here are a few of my favorite photos from Meggie Rose Repp! meggieroserepp@gmail.com

Enjoy!

~Candice

venue: The Ritz-Carlton http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/LagunaNiguel/Default.htm | photographer: Meggie Rose Repp http://www.memorabella.com/the-hamiltons/ | rentals/dance floor/linen/chairs: Fusion Linen www.fusionlinens.com | flowers: Fantasy Floral Design http://www.fantasyfloraldesigns.com/ | ceremony music: Seaside Strings http://www.seasidestrings.com/ | piano: West Coast Music http://westcoastmusic.com/ | transportation: Best Chauffeured http://www.bestchauffeured.com/ | stationary: Events By Candice www.eventsbycandice.com | makeup:Erin Taylor Reinhart http://makeupbyErin.com

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