A Grand Reception for 700

June 6th, 2016

June 3rd, 2016 Yasmin and Aleem are such a sweet and loving couple. Being around them, one can instantly notice the love and respect they have for eachother! Their wedding had beautiful Muslim traditions that were witnessed by 700 guests at the Long Beach Hyatt Hotel. When designing the event, we took inspiration from the invitation which was a beautiful aubergine and gold so we decided to bring in those hues throughout the entire evening. The cocktail hour was on the lower level where there was an array of delicious appetizers and mocktails for guests to enjoy. After cocktail hour, we escorted all the guests into the main ballroom where we draped the room and made the stage the focal point. Wildflower Linen made the most stunning custom couture linen for the sweetheart and cake tables and the cake was not only gorgeous, but tasted incredibly delicious, as well! It was such a fun wedding starting out with a lively performance by middle eastern singers that set the tone for the evening. Guests enjoyed Middle Eastern and Indian food, took photos in the photobooth, and danced the night away. Most importantly, the couple had a great time and got to unwind in a limo ride at the end of the night. Congratulations to Yasmin and Aleem!

The Indoor Garden

June 5th, 2016

May 27th, 2016 This Exquisite couple could not have been more sweet or fun to plan a wedding for; you can almost see their personalities jump out of the pictures! Sanjay and Nesha’s wedding ceremony and reception were held at the Four Seasons Westlake Village 700 guests. They wanted an elegant, sophisticated event that would compliment the fun energy their friends and families had. We decided to create an indoor garden playing off the colors of the ballroom so we draped the room in ivory with a beautiful sea green valance and all the round tables had matching sea green linen. The 2 family tables on either side of the dance floor were 24? long mirrored tables that added interest in the room. For the flowers, we decided to go with statement pieces since the space is so large. The main piece was the band stage backdrop which was a wall of wisteria with ornate gold mirrors. On a few of the tables in the room, we had huge magnolia trees which made it feel as if you were dining under a tree and brought the eye up as you walked into the ballroom. Some tables had a variety of tall arrangements while others had low clusters of tulips, roses, and hydrangea. The idea was to make it look like a lit up garden at night. The band kept everyone on their feet and even managed to bring the couple and friends onto the stage. Fond memories of this wedding and beautiful couple!

An Intimate Affair

June 5th, 2016

May 20th, 2016 We love to do large weddings but it is also so nice to be able to do an intimate reception for 150 guests. Nawal and Bilal were such a fun couple and they wanted their wedding to be romantic and elegant. The design inspiration came from the existing Bay windows in the ballroom. That was the perfect place to put the couple’s stage and make it the focal point in the room so we designed a beautiful floral arch that go over the couple as they sat on stage to take pictures. . The colors were golds and ivories and in order to get a really cozy, intimate feel we had to carpet the ballroom which was completely necessary, as you can see. The idea was to make the space look as if you were entering someone’s home and sitting for dinner in their living room. There were beautiful Arab traditions throughout the entire evening and the dance floor was never empty. It was an Exquisite occasion :)

Exquisite Fashion Friday (French Riviera Edition)

May 13th, 2016

The start of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival did not disappoint as the red carpet glamour continued to make its mark on the fashion world. This Exquisite Fashion Friday, we are sharing our favorite looks from the French Riviera’s biggest week.

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 6th, 2016

There is no role in life that is more rewarding-It should be Mother's Month ;)

We wish you a very Exquisite Mother's Day with your loved ones! 

Exquisite Fashion Friday

April 29th, 2016

It is always fun receiving an invitation for your friends destination wedding!  Everyone can get together and decompress on a mini-vacation for a few days while celebrating love at a beautiful location.    Here are some of our tips that we have come up with over the years to make sure you are dressed for the occasion :)

An Exquisite Collaboration

April 22nd, 2016

Imagine being able to wear the most luxurious dress worthy of being on any red carpet out there...now imagine that the dress was a table linen and it was draped on you by the one and only Youngsong Martin of Wildflower Linen. The idea behind this shoot was a woman hosting one of the most elegant dinners in her backyard We had so much fun with this collaboration and I even got to play dress up for a day! ;)  

Art Deco Grand Finale (Blog 5 of 5)

April 15th, 2016

For our grand finale reception, we decided to design the room around the Art Deco period. Colors chosen were black and gold and we decided to build another room within the ballroom. Custom built chandeliers reminiscent of that era were hung while the existing wrought iron chandeliers came down. We also designed the room with elevations to create further interest. Art Deco patterns were chosen for the walls that also served as interesting bar backs and were lit beautifully. The room was draped in ivory fabric with black valance. The black dance floor with a gold pattern of Art Deco period further enhanced the look. Long tables and chairs on different levels were dressed in custom linens and chair covers and made the room look expansive. We also re carpeted the room in ivory carpet. All white flowers and candles created a romantic and elegant ambiance. Guests were enthralled with tunes of Gypsy Kings and various Spanish artists. The couple made their grand entrance and went straight to the dance floor for first dance, after which guests were treated to Bollywood dancers from Los Angeles. Various entertainers kept the guests occupied during the course of the evening and dance floor stayed packed all night. Dinner consisted of dishes from various countries and the night lasted until the wee hours of morning. As planners, our goal is to always go above clients expectations and provide them with unparalleled experience. To see our lovely couple and their families enjoy the entire wedding experience and have a wonderful time was exactly what our goal was, which we knew had been accomplished. Thank you to our partners: Linens: Wildflower Linens Rentals: Del Cabo Lighting and Production: Victor Valdes Flowers: Elena Damy DJ: Ajay with Special Occasions Photo/video: Ana & Jerome Venue: One and Only Palmilla Coordination and Design: Nikki & Madiha Khan with Exquisite Events Thank you so much for reading our 5 blogs on the destination wedding at the One and Only Palmilla in Los Cabos! Stay tuned for more Exquisite Events!

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