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!
Ceremony Venue: Santa Clara de Asis
Reception Venue: AV Irvine
Wedding Coordinator: A Blissful Soirée
Photographer: Alexes Lauren Photography
Videographer: Amari Productions
Caterer: 24 Carrots Catering
Hair and MakeUp: Hikari Murakami
Florist: 800 Rose Big
DJ: DJ SoSoJeff
MC: Chris Cuenza
Cake: Grace and Honey Cakes
Singer: Jules Aurora
Late Night Snack: In n Out