Los Angeles Ritz Wedding + Mary Dann Recap

As I posted on Thursday, this past weekend I went to LA/ Manhattan Beach to work a wedding and train with industry renowned Mary Dann and her team. I also mentioned in my post last week that I would be posting pictures as the weekend progressed, but I left both the usb cables and the memory stick adapter at home...made it a little difficult to get the pictures off my camera!

Nevertheless, I have them here, along with a lot of stories to go with them:

On Thursday I spent some time in the office with Mary working on the finishing details of the luxury hotel wedding. That evening we went to the rehearsal, and then really kicked our heels up by attending the SLS Hotel event party in Beverly Hills.

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In the main ballroom of the party. That's Leila Khalil (in orange) and sister Kellee of Los Angeles based PR firm Be Inspired.

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A few of the tablescapes featured at the party.

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Mary, me, and Leila at the end of the night. Them, looking great. Me, not exactly disguising the fact that I'd been up for almost 24 hours at this point!

The industry party was fabulous- great food, drinks, and I met so many of the people with blogs, websites, and magazine contributions that I follow regularly. But the real event of the weekend was the wedding happening at the LA Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel:

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Set up of the ceremony begins...

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And the finished product.

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The bridal party after the ceremony- check out that spread! 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen..this was a big Texas wedding.

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I had to throw this one in...how sweet is that! Not every day that you have hearts drawn in the sky on your wedding day.

And now for detail pictures of the black, white, and pink reception:

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A close up of one of the low centerpieces. I adored the sparkly chargers- it added just a bit of pop to the table. I also loved the couple's gift to the guests: in lieu of traditional favors, the couple donated money in honor of their guests to their sponsored child in Africa.

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Me and Mary Dann after a long, but gorgeous day.

Many thanks to Mary Dann and her team for taking me in and making me feel so welcome. Mary is truly one of the nicest people I have ever met, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Happy Planning!

{Photos courtesy of Soiree, with full permission given by Mary Dann Party and Wedding Coordinators}

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Lovely pictures Brandi... looks like you had a great time! The pink flowers are beautiful!

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