Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Wedding Ceremony (Part 4 of 5)

August 27th, 2014

The final two events for Jasmin and Arshad were held at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  Jasmin had envisioned her ceremony to be very elegant in white complimenting the surroundings of the Crystal Garden.  The hotel was able to accommodate our request to have the Baraat in the main driveway.  Amidst all the pomp and circumstance, our baraat gathered on Sunset Blvd and the groom arrived on a horse accompanied by drums and dancers on the main driveway of the hotel.  Beverly Hills Hotel | Baraat | Exquisite Events-4 It was wonderful to see the driveway open to the hotel guests within the half hour period as the procession and rituals ended within that period. 

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As soon as the groom disembarked from the horse, mother of the bride did " arti " which is protection from evil eye.  Beverly Hills Hotel | Baraat | Exquisite Events-9 The Rodeo room had been booked to receive the groom's procession as well as where some rituals were performed and couple had their first look. Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Ceremony | Exquisite Events-1 Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Ceremony | Exquisite Events-2 Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Ceremony | Exquisite Events-4 Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Ceremony | Exquisite Events-6 Guests then descended the grand stair case to go out to the garden for ceremony.  Because the majority of the guests had come from the Philippines, the bride had requested to hire a blonde model to project California vibe to apply red dots on each guest. The model looked beautiful in her Indian outfit that was provided by the bride.  This small detail created quite a wow factor.    Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Ceremony | Exquisite Events-15 At the foot of stairs our guests were served beverages including Indian lassi and were escorted by Exquisite Events staff to the ceremony site.  Outside in the garden it was an ethereal oasis of elegance.  The shade structure was draped on custom wrought iron poles that were wrapped with greenery.  Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Ceremony | Exquisite Events-12 The mandap was stunning with pearls as a back drop.  Mandap furniture was classic and elegant and ceremony set up was bespoke luxury.  Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Ceremony | Exquisite Events-3 Our bride was a vision as she walked down the aisle in her custom Ankur Batra outfit.   Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Ceremony | Exquisite Events-19 The ceremony was meaningful, touching and emotional and as couple exchanged their vows some of the guests were teary eyed. Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Ceremony | Exquisite Events-24 Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Ceremony | Exquisite Events-25 Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Ceremony | Exquisite Events-27 [slideshow_deploy id='7664']
The ceremony ended on a high note with guests cheering for the couple.  The couple was showered with lots of hugs, kisses and it was apparent how much they were loved.  After taking photos with close friends and family, they exited the space. Beverly Hills Hotel Indian Ceremony | Exquisite Events-28 Have an Exquisite Day, and we'll see you next Wednesday for the grand finale of Jasmin and Arshad's wedding!

Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet (Part 3 of 5)

August 20th, 2014

The beautiful Marquesa Ballroom was booked for the Sangeet.  We were in luck because the ballroom was available for setup the same day that we were setting up for the Bond event in the Contessa Ballroom. Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-1 Because of the high ceilings in the Marquesa ballroom, Nikki wanted to bring a focal point and decided to hang upside down colorful umbrellas all over. Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-4 Ethnic wooden bars with laser cut stained glass sat in two corners of the room under pergola tents. Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-6 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-7 A large stage was set for the couple with a grand sofa in deep purple. Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-8 The room was furnished in deep purple and bronze/gold furniture and colorful pillows. Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-10 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-9 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-34 A few tables were scattered against the walls embellished with stunning linens and chair covers in green, turquoise and orange.  Tons of colored glass candles sat atop tables and bars.  The DJ was placed opposite the couple's stage in front of the large round gold dance floor. Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-2 When the setup was complete, the room looked like a set from a fairy tale movie.  Lighting created the most amazing mood and ambience. Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-5 When guests entered the ballroom they were greeted by Samba dancers that had been flown from Las Vegas wearing exaggerated headdresses and beautiful costumes on the upper balconies.  The movement simply created the most jaw-dropping atmosphere. Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-21 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-20 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-19 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-13 Our couple made their entrance escorted by the Samba dancers amidst pomp and circumstance. Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-11 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-12 The night had continuous entertainment provided by  Indian dance troupes as well as several other companies and DJ. The bride had also arranged for glitter artist that kept the ladies busy with glitter tattoos.  Indian food paid homage to both Sindhi and Gujrati heritage of Bride's and groom's families and was thoroughly enjoyed by guests. Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-15 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-16 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-17 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-18 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-14 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-25 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-28 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-30 The dance floor was full the entire night while the DJ played tunes and guests danced the night away. The event ended on a high note with the couple paying utmost compliments and being over the moon  at the outcome of event. Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-31 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-33 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-24 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-23 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-27 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-26 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-29 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-22 Montage Beverly Hills Sangeet | Exquisite Events-32 There are two more weeks left of Jasmin and Arshad's wedding events, so stay tuned! Next week, the magical ceremony. Have an Exquisite day and see you next Wednesday!

Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party for Jasmin (Part 2 of 5)

August 13th, 2014

The following day was the Mehndi event at 12:00 p.m. Because the majority of the guests were staying at the Montage, all the event spaces were booked for various events.  The Mehndi was going to take place at Scarpetta, which is a busy restaurant at the hotel. Scarpetta-at-Montage-Beverly-Hills Our challenge was that we were only given access to the restaurant for setup the day of the event at 9:00 a.m. for a 12:00 p.m. call time. Our team was on standby and at 9:00 a.m. sharp, everyone moved in worked quickly to create a beautiful atmosphere in which to receive our guests before noon. Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-733 A stage was set atop which sat a gorgeous traditional sofa that had been converted into a swing for the couple. Saffron yellow and orange marigold garlands created the perfect backdrop for the stage while floating flowers in traditional hammered copper bowls sat on coffee tables and cocktail tables. Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-729 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-737 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-728 Groupings of beautiful furniture vignettes in gold with Emerald green and orange pillows were placed all over the space.  An antique armoire beating favors of sandals and bangles  sat in a corner. Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-725 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-761 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-731 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-736 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-966 Mehndi and caricature  artists had a separate area to keep guests occupied. Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-766 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-824 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-831 Special entertainment of traditional folk singers were flown from San Francisco to entertain guests endlessly with the DJ playing upbeat mehndi music in between. Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-818 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-965 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-832 Our bride was a vision in a stunning Ankur Batra coral outfit with matching Blahnik shoes.  She looked like quite a royalty sitting on the Jhula having bridal henna applied while her mom-in-law fed her lunch. Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-802 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-889 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-867 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-979 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-974 Bombay Palace served delicious Indian fare of Bombay street food and amidst various customs, traditions, lots of dancing and fanfare the event ended late in the afternoon. Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-817 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-963 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-908 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-881 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-866 Montage Beverly Hills Mehndi Party | Exquisite Events-1015 Hope you loved these stunning Mehndi pictures as much as we did! Come back next week to read about the Sangeet! Have an Exquisite day and see you next Wednesday!

A James Bond Themed Party: Jasmin and Arshad (Part 1 of 5)

August 5th, 2014

Jasmin and Arshad met in Los Angeles where the bride was attending school. Her parents live in the Philippines, so this would be a destination wedding for the majority of the wedding guests. To accommodate the bride's family, multiple pre-wedding poojahs and events were booked at the Montage Beverly Hills. The ceremony and reception would take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Our couple Jasmin and Arshad decided to host a kickoff event for youngsters. Because the groom is a huge fan of James Bond, that was the theme chosen for this event.  As soon as Nikki was informed about the theme she feverishly went to work pulling the elements to fit the James Bond theme.  After several design meetings once all the elements were selected, a story board was created reflecting the pieces. James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events The idea was for guests to feel they had entered a space that was reminiscent of an old James Bond movie.  The foyer had a red telephone booth as well as a large 3D backdrop of London Bridge. James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events 10890-182 Guests were greeted by a trio of electric violinists playing Bond music. Electric Violinists | Beverly Hills Montage | Exquisite Events Electric Violinists | Beverly Hills Montage | Exquisite Events Wrought iron furniture was placed in the foyer along the side wall. James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events Our couple made quite an entrance looking very much like a dashing Bond couple with Jasmin wearing a stunning Alexander McQueen gown and Arshad looking handsome in a Tom Ford suit. James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events The doors leading to the ball room had red and white striped awnings. James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events Inside, the ballroom was completely transformed to look like a James Bond set.  Distressed brown leather couches and chairs were placed around the room with coffee and end tables bearing deep red candles and flowers. Dozens of candle  walls with hundreds of candles created a magical backdrop. James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events Two custom wood bars flanked the back wall with a custom color bronze dance floor.  One side of the ballroom had a casino set up with black jack, roulette and crap tables. James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events Under each chandelier a huge pedestal was placed for Bond girls to entertain guests.  Revolving food stations served various English fare throughout the night and specialty martinis and drinks were served.  The DJ spun Bond music and guests enjoyed the evening till the wee hours of morning. James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events James Bond Theme | Montage Beverly Hills | Exquisite Events This was such a fun event for us to plan and attend! Stay tuned for Jasmin and Arshad's sangeet, ceremony, and reception in the weeks to come. Have an Exquisite day and we'll see you next Wednesday!

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