From the incredible wedding planner: I was beyond thrilled when Mandy reached out to me and asked me (Monarch Weddings) to be her wedding coordinator. She is not only absolutely stunning, she has the sweetest personality and such a warm kind spirit. Jamie (Groom) is equally as handsome as she is pretty and too was a total sweetheart. If you spend any amount of time with these two sweet lovebirds, you get the sense that they are kindred spirits from another time or place, soul mates that compliment one another on every level.
When we met and started talking about her design aesthetics, she shared with me that she was inspired by the movie a “Midnight in Paris” and the scenes from the 1920′s in Paris, so it seemed a natural fit for her to select the beautiful Parisian designed Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. The stunning Versailles Ballroom with it’s gold gilded walls and opulent crystal chandeliers set the stage and was the perfect backdrop for her design theme. Rich luxurious textiles and patterns in soft romantic warm colors complimented her choice of blush, ivory and gold color pallet. She selected the extremely talented San Diego floral designer Karen Tran to create the beautiful floral masterpieces. The Versailles ballroom was the site for the glamorous ceremony and reception. It was a unique setup in-which we had the couple getting married on a white circular custom dancefloor by Platinum Pro that displayed a custom filigree monogram logo design by J Grace Luxury Event Stationery. The guests were seated around the danceflloor all facing the center of the dancefloor where the couple were standing – there was an awesome views from every seat in the ballroom. After the ceremony, the guests were invited to join the cocktail reception in the Westgate Foyer while we worked diligently to flip the room for the reception.
The vintage inspired lace garter belt with “her something blue” ribbon & rhinestone detail was perfect for this french vintage inspired wedding at the Westgate Hotel. We love the idea behind the shot of the rings on the Newspaper showing the “wedding” date! The delicate and detailed flowergirl purse was made from real roses adorned with rhinestone brooches and a chiffon skirt. The headpiece was originally a belt taht the bride creatively turned it into the perfect bridal head piece. We love the shot of the bridesmaids blush dresses hanging in the window and the bride got all the girls their own personalized hanger. Karen Tran did a beautiful job creating these stunning bridal bouquets and the rhinestone detail on the handles. The beautiful custom made luxury invitations with lace and feather detail created by J Grace Luxury Event Stationery. No detail went unnoticed at this wedding. Down to the custom made monogram that J Grace made for the couple, which is shown on the custom white dance floor, that was placed directly underneath a grand opulent crystal chandelier. Perfect place for the focal point for the ceremony site and it will later become the center of the dance party! They flooded the Versailles Ballroom with a soft pink/blush up-light to really create the romantic ambiance to get it ready for the Reception!
Dreamy clusters of beautiful white orchids and buttery ivory roses made up the opulent centerpieces with touches of crystals! The bride’s place-card was a vintage pin-cushion, while the Groom’s place-card was a vintage key.
J Grace designed and created these darling place-card tabs and tied on a silk ribbon. The Sweetheart table was adorned with a beautiful lace linen overlay and had orchids cascading from the top with beautiful warm candle light from the floating candles inside the stemmed glass candle holders with ribbons and rhinestones. A beautiful vignette for the focal point of the room (the bride and groom). This stunning blush/pink Wedding cake was created by Flour Power Custom Cakery. They did such a wonderful job creating the french vintage themed wedding cake with splendid details like pearl pipping, ribbon with pearl and rhinestone accouterments and a stunning floral topper. Decadent, delicate and delicious! Monarch Weddings designed and assembled the French Vintage themed dessert table with the beautiful trays that the bride provided. Paying homage to the Marie Antoinette era – “Let them eat cake”… and much more!
The groom’s cake was topped with a darling Chihuahua Bride and Groom (for their love of their 3 Chihuahua – Kujo, Leela and Munkie). FABULOUS!
WEDDING PLANNER: KELI CHRISTENSON, OWNER OF MONARCH WEDDINGS / PHOTOGRAPHY: TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY / VENUE: WESTGATE HOTEL / FLORIST: KAREN TRAN FLORALS / PAPER ELEMENTS: J GRACE LUXURY EVENT STATIONERY / VIDEO: SIDE BY SIDE CINEMA / WEDDING & GROOM CAKE: FLOUR POWER / ENTERTAINMENT & UP-LIGHTING: TIM ALTBAUM PRODUCTIONS (TAP) / BRIDE & GROOM WHITE LEATHER THRONE CHAIR: CONCEPTS EVENT DESIGN / CUSTOM DANCE FLOOR: PLATINUM PRO