Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Nichole + Mike, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

Nichole's mom Brenda actually summed it up best in her impossibly sweet (and incredibly flattering!) thank you note she sent me- "you're like family", she wrote, " we will miss you!". Over the course of nine months- I worked closely with Nichole (and sometimes Brenda:) ) to help bring all of her and Mike's dreams and ideas to reality. So closely that yes, I would agree; they felt like family.

The initial vision we set out with was pretty much no holds barred. They wanted bling and dramatic colors. They wanted a fun party for all. They wanted over the top gorgeousness. And they wanted it all to be unique and in a fantastic beach setting. And I am sure you would agree- from the looks of the images captured by the fabulous Amy Squires of Amy Squires Photography, Nichole and Mike got everything they could have hoped for, and then some. Mike even got his only specific request honored- a Patron shot for all, in lieu of the traditional champagne toast. Patron? Yes, Patron. Needless to say, it was indeed a fun party for all.

Some eye candy for you to enjoy:

There's some of that bling I was talking about- Kristin from The Treasured Petal so rocked the flower design.

Nichole looked stunning in her fab Ines Di Santo gown. Mike cleans up pretty well too:)

Gor-geous-ness! Times ten!

Just as the sun dipped behind the coastline, they newlyweds snuck away for some portraits alone. Sigh...

Details? I love me some good details; especially when Jocey is involved on the paper design. Nichole came up with a fun twist on place cards; she incorporated a nod to her cultural heritage with bright red Chopsticks to which the guest's place card was attached. We then stuck the chopsticks into take-out boxes filled to the brim with aqua colored candies and...voila! Place cards and favors all in one.

The whole 'no holds barred' thing definitely applied to the lighting. Atmosphere pulled out all the stops with LED uplighting (which we changed from aqua to deep red once dinner was finished), pin-spotting, and intelligent lighting including a custom gobo and texture gobos on the dance floor. You can spy some of the brilliant red uplights behind Nichole's one-of-a-kind cake. The topper was a Nichole must have; just love that girl!

The night would not have been complete without their first dance, which they danced to 'on the clouds'...

A special thank you to the following fabulous team:

Amy Squires Photography
Elysium Productions
Atmosphere Entertainment
The Treasured Petal
Fusion Linens, who provided the linens and chiavaris
Joceybella Invites
Rockwell's Creative Cakes
Tina with Flawless Faces
Darlene from Mane Moves and Body Works in Huntington Beach
M Bride, where Nichole purchased her gown
And last but DEFINITELY never least, the uber-fabulous Cheryl Martin and the incredible staff at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa

1 comment:

kristin said...

You and your staff were incredible! And I agree, Brenda is the sweetest mother of the bride ever!