Melissa and Pat's Wedding

Last summer, I got to reconnect with an old high school friend, Melissa, to help coordinate her dream wedding. After meeting her fiancé, Pat, I could tell he was the perfect match for her and her adorable son. I was so happy that she contacted our team to be a part of their special day but even more happy that her family was now complete!

Melissa and Pat had a traditional Catholic ceremony and got married at Santa Clara de Asis church in Yorba Linda. After the ceremony, guests traveled down south to AV Irvine for cocktail hour and reception. Guests were greeted with delicious small bites by 24 Carrots. Melissa and Pat opted out on the traditional escort cards and seating chart by having guests “Take a Shot and Take Your Seat." Yes, you read correctly. All adult guests got to take a shot of tequila while the underaged guests got to take a shot of cider. Now that’s one way to get the party started!

Melissa and Pat set the bar and defined the term ‘Grand Entrance’. Scroll down to see their epic confetti canon entrance as the new Mr. and Mrs! They shared their first dance as husband and wife with a live performance by the incredibly talented Jules Aurora. All 300 guests got to enjoy the delicious buffet spread catered by 24 Carrots and also took part in the money dance. One of our favorite moments has to be the special performance and medley of Backstreet Boys songs performed by the groom’s cousins. When you have a bride who is a HUGE fan of the Backstreet Boys, how can you not have a big karaoke session?! Guests danced the night away and ended the evening with delicious churros and late night In-N-Out. Alexes Lauren did a fantastic job at capturing all the lovely details and special moments from their day. Check below for some of our favorite moments from #PattyMeltSayIDo!

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We Are Featured on Friar Tux

We got to design a gorgeous styled shoot couple years ago, with some incredible vendors in the Inland Empire and it was a dream! It has been featured again on Friar Tux highlighting one of their suits that we borrowed and it brings back all the memories of this amazing shoot! Check out the full feature here:

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Ornellas 50th Surprise Anniversary Soirée

There is nothing sweeter than being married to your partner for 50 years and having a surprise party for this big milestone is something no one will forget! Especially when it was planned by your own children. Ryan and his sister had done just that for their parents and you can just see how much they love their parents. We have worked with Ryan and his family in the past, planning his twins Hawaiian themed first birthday back in 2014 and we were so excited to be working with their family again. Rod and Gylene were about to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and Ryan wanted it to be very special. Rod and Gylene were aware that their kids were planning a party but they didn’t know they were going to renew their vows at the same church they had wedded 50 years ago. All of their family and close friends were awaiting for their arrival and Gylene’s expression was priceless!

After the vow renewal, everyone headed to The Foundation Center to celebrate this big milestone! Chloe+Mint provided the gorgeous flowers and Hawaiian Luau fed all the guests delicious Hawaiian food. But one of the highlights of the evening was the incredible performance by Moana Nui. The guests got to leave a little present for Rod and Gylene at the polaroid station and each guest got to enjoy a delicious slice of paradise delight cake, provided by King’s Hawaiian. We also ordered custom party favors with the couples photo on minted tins so each guest could remember this special evening. Everyone just had a great time celebrating Rod and Gylene and their 50 years of love! Thanks to Grace Yellow, we can relive some of our favorite moments!

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