Cocktail Hour & Grand Finale Reception at Pelican Hill

Guests had a few hours of down time at the conclusion of lunch and after the couple’s send off. Most of them decided to go back to their rooms to rest up before the cocktail hour which was at 5:30 pm. Meanwhile the entire team was busy at work under Nikki’s supervision. Bride had chosen midnight blue and gold for the cocktail area.


Mar Vista Terrace was set up with a large circular custom surrounded by gold furniture vignettes.

A riser covered with white carpet was placed behind the bar where string trio was going to entertain the guests. High and low cocktail tables in custom midnight blue linens with white flowers and candles were scattered all over. Two large gold mirrors bearing guests seating assignment were set up in plain sight.

Lighting was done to perfection with the trees, up lights and bar lit up in deep blue color to pay homage to our groom’s heritage.

On the ceremony lawn, flip for dinner reception was fully underway.

As soon as the holy book left the tent, the structure was moved to house the sweet heart table on the other side behind a flower wall back drop.

A stage was set up to accommodate the twelve piece band across from the couple’s sweet heart table.

Large dance floor in ivory had couple’s names in gold mimicking their invitations.

Long and round tables were pushed in with rounds dressed in blush linens. There was a calm frenzy in the tent and all teams were working together in utmost harmony. Our Exquisite Events team was helping the hotel with placing the chargers, napkins and menus on the tables.

Lighting was done to perfection in very subtle blush color and once flowers were placed on the tables and candles were lit, the tent was glowing like a jewel.


A large circular bar sat under the imposing rotunda and another bar was set up close to the entrance of the tent to alleviate congestion. DJ’ s booth sat outside the tent. To our surprise we were completely ready one hour prior to deadline so our couple could see the space in its splendor and also take photos. Guests arrived at 5:30 to enjoy the cocktail hour and were entertained by lovely music.


Breaking of the glass signified guests moving to the tent for dinner where the band was playing enthralling music. Our couple made the grand entrance among thunderous applause and went straight to the dance floor for their first dance.

The night was simply magical and weather could not have been more perfect.


Guests enjoyed the decadent meal and dance floor remain packed in between courses. Couple cut the cake at 10 pm which indicated moving up to the Mar Vista Room for after party. This room was set up in merlot and burgundy custom furniture and coffee and end tables in gold accents. Large stage was set up for the band with DJ booth on the side. Assorted decadent desserts along with gelato and sliced wedding cake waited for guests to do them full justice. Coffee and tea stations were ready along with fully stocked custom bars. Gold dance floor with Merlot decal bearing couples names completed the cohesive look. The room looked like a sophisticated night club with tons of candles burning all over. Guests were surprised at the complete transformation of this space and need less o say partied like no other. The night lasted until the wee hours of the morning and guests were gifted a special soap wrapped up in blue paper and gold ribbon. They say all good things must come to an end and such was the case with this truly exquisite event.

We wish our lovely couple life time of happiness and eternal bliss!

Special Thank You to our Partners!
Venue: The Resort at Pelican Hill
Rentals: Luna Party Rentals
Flowers: White Lilac Inc.
Linens: Wildflower Linens
Photographer: Duke Photography
Videographer: Avec Lumiere
DJ: Special Occasions
Make Up & Hair: Make Up Therapy
Tents/Decor: Raj Tents
Lighting: Images by Lighting
Planners & Design: Nikki & Madiha Khan of Exquisite Events