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!

A Ruby Red Indian Wedding in Los Cabos, Mexico (Blog 4 of 5)

April 8th, 2016

After the reception on Friday, we had one day to execute a very involved Indian Wedding, followed by the grand finale reception. We were envisioning something very Indian in inspiration and therefore reached out to Raj Tents in LA. The tent structure was 49 X 69 and the color chosen was ivory. Nikki decided to have the flowers in shades of reds from true ruby red to the deepest reds to bring the contrast. Custom chair covers in deep red added to the drama. The bride's wish was to incorporate elephants at the beginning of the aisle and after much deliberation, Elena was able to secure two large elephants and Nikki suggested a floral throw for those. The bride's aisle was fifty feet long and Palmilla was able to provide us with the beautiful lanterns on stands on which the florist hung floral tassels upon Nikki's request. The end effect was stunning with two large elephants with floral throws at the entrance. The adjoining cocktail hour had three large raj tents with garden furniture for lounging and matching pillows in hot pink and orange to coordinate with the tents. Cocktail tables had custom linens from Wildflower and the pop of color was a perfect compliment to the beautiful ocean backdrop. The event started with a festive Barat with the groom on the horse and two drummers from Mexico along with our DJ. Guests were served mango lassi before entering the tent and once everyone was seated, our bride made her entrance on a custom built throne. It was a spectacular sight. The ceremony took about an hour, after which guests made their way for cocktails where an Indian trio of musicians welcomed them with nostalgic tunes on Bansuri, tabla and harmonium. Guests enjoyed the cocktail area so much that groom made a request to go for another hour. A beautiful sunset was enjoyed by all, as the anticipation for the next event was heightened. Needless to say, our couple and their families and friends were truly happy and enjoyed the food, ambiance and gorgeous setting. We continued to receive compliments from the couple and guests as to the magical and memorable experience we had provided for them and like all other events, this one came to an end on a very high note as well. Stay tuned for the grand finale reception in next week’s blog. 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 for reading and have an Exquisite weekend! ? EE

Poolside Dinner Reception at the One and Only Palmilla (Blog 3 of 5)

April 1st, 2016

While the ceremony was going on at the beach, we had a two hour tight window to turn the Agua Pool Deck for a formal dinner. An army of partners were on standby to make this happen in the most seamless manner. Winds were fierce all day and around the time of set up, they kicked up and became very strong. This setup proved to be very challenging as in the original design plan, lots of candles and votives were incorporated due to the bride's request but it became apparent that was not going to work. We had to be creative in ensuring that menus and place cards stayed intact. Our setup was all complete by the time our first batch of guests arrived in the golf carts. By now, it had become very cold and a request was made of the venue to provide as many parkas as possible to keep the guests warm and comfortable. We had a lovely four piece jazz band with an amazing vocalist singing beautiful songs. The table was set to the nines with custom linens, chair covers, chargers, and napkins. Stemware and flatware were polished to perfection and electric candles were glowing. The cake table looked elegant and romantic and the space was completely transformed with ambient lighting. The couple made their grand entrance and went straight to the dance floor for their first dance and soon friends and families joined in. The night was cold but magical and guests did not seem to mind the elements. This night's dinner was all Italian because that happens to be bride's favorite cuisine. After a scrumptious meal, cake cutting was planned to sync with a spectacular fireworks display which enchanted the guests. The client was also very mindful to provide kids activities at each event ranging from piñata toss to roasting s'mores, watching movies, face painting and everything in between. Kids also had their special menu at each event and were kept thoroughly entertained and occupied. During the time dinner was going on at the deck, our team was busy turning the bar into after party. We wanted to compliment the bar decor with lots of colorful pillows that matched the colors of Mosaik tiles. We also embellished the space with colorful lanterns, votives and cylinders with candles. Lighting was done to make the bar look like a night club . DJ was already playing music provided from the couple's play list and in a few minutes, everyone was on the dance floor. A delicious array of dessert bar was set to keep guests' sweet tooth satisfied along with late night snacks. The DJ kept the crowds dancing till 1 am and like all good things must come to an end, this event came to an end on a very high note. Our team continued to receive compliments from the guests about how special their experience had been and how they were looking forward to the upcoming events. Needless to say, this very important event ended on a very high note too. Stay tuned for the grand finale in the upcoming weeks! Thank you to our partners: Table linens and napkins: Linens, Things and More Chair covers and cake table linen: Wildflower Linens Rentals: Del Cabo Lighting and Production: Victor Valdes Flowers: Elena Damy DJ: Ajay with Special Occasions Jazz quartet: Francisco Alatorre Photo/video: Ana & Jerome Catering, Venue, and Fireworks: One and Only Palmilla Coordination and Design: Nikki & Madiha Khan with Exquisite Events Thanks for stopping by, and we'll see you next week for part 4! Have an Exquisite weekend, ? EE  

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