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Spending over a year to simply relish and enjoy their engagement, Laurena and Darrell gave themselves just nine months to plan their celebration, enlisting the help of the expert event planners at International Event Company. On the day of the winter ceremony, over 200 guests gathered at a luxurious property in Newport Beach, California to witness the sunset vow exchange. Due to inclement weather, the pair’s ceremony space, which overlooked the Pacific Ocean, was covered with a translucent tent adorned with twinkling string lights that provided a romantic glow once the sun went down.
The ‘Gatsby-Deco’ feel showcased a black, gold, and ivory color palette with Art Deco-inspired patterns. Along the aisle, which featured a glittering custom runner created by The Original Runner Company, acrylic boxes filled with “floating” roses alternated with floral-embellished chandeliers next to guests’ seats. Modern tunes, including “All of Me” by John Legend and “Marry You” by Bruno Mars, were performed by a string ensemble as guests found their seats on our Gold Fanfare with Navy Velvet Cushion chairs. Bridesmaids in champagne-hued gowns and groomsmen in dapper suits preceded the bride down the aisle as they joined the groom at the altar. Laurena wore a dazzling V-neck embroidered gown and carried a lush bouquet of phalaenopsis orchids.
Following an alfresco cocktail hour complete with a Champagne tower, loved ones found their seating cards on a black-and-gold display adorned with flickering candle votives and trays filled with vanilla petals. As attendees entered the ballroom for the reception, they were mesmerized by the stylish space, which was enveloped in dramatic drapery and illuminated with candlelight and glistening chandeliers suspended overhead. A winding table in the center of the room displayed both high and low arrangements of calla lilies, tulips, roses, orchids, and anemones, while surrounding tables showcased mirrored tops and centerpieces featuring similar flowers. The couple’s sweetheart table was perhaps the most impressive, as it was decorated with ebony ostrich feathers and situated in front of a towering wall bedecked with hundreds of alabaster blossoms.
The live band entertained guests throughout the night. We loved being part of Laurena and Darrell’s special day.
Venue: The Resort at Pelican Hill | Photography: Curtis Dahl Photography | Event Design + Planning: International Event Company | Floral Design: Mark’s Garden | Lighting Design: Images by Lighting | Rentals: Revelry Event Design, Town and Country Event Rentals | Guest Seating: Chameleon Chair Collection | Linen: LUXE Linen | Cake: Joanie & Leigh’s Cakes