Destination Punta Mita

Friday, September 21st, 2018

We absolutely love destination events! It is such a great way for you and your guests to experience a new city or country as spend some quality time with each other. Recently we designed a dinner party at the stunning Four Seasons in Punta Mita Mexico. If you have not had a chance to visit, it is just about 40 minutes outside of Puerto Vallarta and the most lush property sitting on acres and acres of land right on the water. 

The party was for 16 and literally right on the beach during sunset, and what a sunset it was! Manzillas beach is one of 2 large beaches at the hotel where you can have a ceremony and reception. The idea was to do one long table placed right on the sand. 

It is such a romantic setting as it is so we wanted to compliment the beautiful backdrop by incorporating crystal and lush flowers. The colors were light pinks and creams and we chose a beautiful white embroidered linen and chair covers perfect for a dinner on the sand.

Whether it is an intimate dinner such as this or an event for 500, there is something truly magical about destinations and the Four Seasons Punta Mita is one of those destinations!. We cannot wait to go back!

We would love to hear some of your favorite destinations!

Have an Exquisite Day!

Special thank you to our partners!
Venue: Four Seasons Punta Mita
Linen: Wildflower Linens
Stationary: Etsy
Florals/Decor: Rocco Troyani Events<br€ planner=”” designer:=”” madiha=”” khan=”” of=”” <a=”” href=””>Exquisite Events
Photographer: Jorge Mercado 


Behind the Bride’s Inspiration: London WeHo Rooftop Ceremony & Reception

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Over the years, we have helped a lot of couples with interfaith weddings and such was the case with Nishita and Mike. They are both young professionals and wanted their ceremony to be along the traditional lines of festive colors and ambiance seen in Indian Weddings They also wanted to provide a different experience to their guests at the reception and wanted the feel and colors to be elegant and time less and for that reason the color palette chosen was cream and blush.  

London Hotel rooftop was the site for our ceremony which was embellished and decorated with bride’s favorite colors. Our beautiful bride walked down the aisle wearing a stunning lehnga in ( don’t remember the exact colors but you can fill that when you see the photo ) and carrying a bouquet that matched her wedding attire and was a perfect compliment. It is very important to keep the cohesive look to ensure that the wedding attire and the bouquet the bride is carrying matches flawlessly. For this reason a lot of our Indian brides carry two different bouquets, one for the ceremony and one for reception. This bride was also very keen on preserving her wedding bouquet. Hidden Garden did a stunning job with adding the perfect amount of bling and choice of flowers.  

Photographer: Lin and Jirsa
Location: London Hotel West Hollywood
Florals: Hidden Garden
Rentals: Classic Party
DJ: Special Occasions
Linen: Wildflower Linens

An Exquisite Look at 2017

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

2017 was an exciting and adventurous year for Exquisite Events! Amidst speaking engagements and design walk through which took us to Dubai and Korea, Nikki also managed to get some time to vacation in her favorite cities, Paris and Barcelona where she also checked out a couple of hotels for her future brides considering exotic locals for their destination weddings. Even though there were many events, here are some of our favorites of 2017 produced by Exquisite Events!

February was dedicated to an exclusive event which took place at Montage Beverly Hills. About sixty guests were treated to a fabulous evening of stunning décor, gourmet food, great music and unparalleled ambience. Needless to say guests were floored and enjoyed this evening to the fullest. Photography by Mike Colon.

Our first wedding of the year was a Pakistani Wedding of Zara and Danyaal which took place at Casa del Mar in Santa Monica. Sangeet and Mehndi night was infused with color per bride’s inspiration and had an ethnic look and feel about it. This destination wedding festivities began with Groom’s family carrying Mehndi trays decorated beautifully, carrying fruits and sweets and gifts for the bride. A drummer accompanied them and soon after amidst pomp and circumstance, our bride made her entrance. There was a lot of dancing from both sides and the night was enjoyed by everyone in presence. Photography by Luna de Mare.

Next day was the ceremony and reception took place at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills. Groom arrived with his family in a Baraat procession and was led to the stage where the ceremony took place. The bride walked down the aisle on the arms of her father while the sitar player played the iconic dirty dancing tune. A short Muslim ceremony ended within fifteen minutes and guests made their way to the cocktail hour where they were entertained with live sitar player. They were then escorted to the ballroom which was all done in blush, cream and gold accents. With hundreds of candles flickering and mood lighting done to the nines, it set the tone for a very elegant evening. Couple made their grand entrance and went to the dance floor for their first dance. The night was festive, fun and jovial and dance floor stayed packed the entire night. Photography by Luna de Mare.

Month of May, Exquisite Events entertained a few guests to the Four Seasons Beverly Hills and collaborated with Jeff Leatham and Edgar Zamora. Needless to say with these two giants in the industry the night was nothing short of spectacular. Guests were treated to a magical evening starting at Jeff’s studio with the sitar player perched high on a riser and playing magical tunes. They were then escorted up on the main floor for dinner where our duo was playing French music, gourmet four course meal was served that ended with a decadent dessert display. This certainly was a night to remember! Photography by Mike Colon.

We went off to the Bay Area for Sonia and Shaan’s wedding. The Sangeet took place at Fairmont San Jose and the room was decorated with coral and pink and had an ethnic feel to it. Raj Tents set up pergola tents which housed the bars and DJ booth. With all the new furniture that was shipped specially for the event, this room we were told by the hotel staff had never looked this beautiful. Sonia and Shaan enjoyed the night with their families and friends to the hilt and guests had a feast with various food stations set up in the ballroom. Photography by Matei Horvath.

Couple’s ceremony was one day later at Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. Friday was spent in setting up the ballroom with carpeting, draping and lighting since Saturday was going to be a busy day with five back to back events. Bride wanted a very ethereal and organic look for her Mandap and chose a very open structure so not to inhibit the view of water. Groom arrived on a decorated golf cart at the Baraat procession. Ceremony was seamless and guests were then escorted for lunch. Exquisite Events team got busy with setting up the cocktail area which was going to take place at the ceremony site. All white furniture and a big round white bar was placed on the lawn with high and low boys covered in white linens. White flowers and tons of candles further enhanced the ambiance. Ballroom looked absolutely magical with long and round tables. Couple’s stage backdrop was candle walls embellished with flowers and candles. Since bride wanted to keep a very understated elegant feel, most of the flowers were low except for the long tables. A green magnolia leaf chandelier hung above the dance floor. Our ravishing bride wore red and added the perfect pop of color with the groom looking dashing in his black suit. The night festivities lasted until the early morning hours. Photography by Matei Horvath.

September was the month Paris and Alex had chosen for their Pelican Hill Wedding. Their 300 guests ceremony took place at the Rotunda Lawn and the other half of the lawn was decorated for the cocktail hour. Our beautiful bride’s inspiration was very European. The Rotunda was draped in ivory billowy chiffon and the chivari chairs were also covered in ivory chiffon. The eight piece orchestra played strings as guests took their seats. Our lovely bride in Vera Wang looked stunning while our groom looked dashing in his Ralph Lauren suit. Ceremony was touching and meaningful and at the conclusion guests made their way to the back of the lawn for cocktail hour where servers stood in line carrying glasses of champagne. Guests enjoyed listening to the orchestra, full bar and delicious hor d’oeuvres. Our decadent dinner was set up on the Mar Vista lower patio and exuded European charm. With dozens of chandeliers hanging above guest tables, stage backdrop for the band, behind couple’s head table and hundreds of candles flickering, end effect was pure romance. Our couple made their grand entrance from the stair case which was lined with lanterns and proceeded to do their first dance. The band played beautiful, nostalgic music while guests noshed on filet and lobster four course meal. Cake cutting indicated time to move up to the Mar Vista Ballroom for after party where a full bar, decadent desserts and the band and DJ awaited them. This after party lasted until 1 am and like all good things must come to an end, this night ended on a high note. We formed such amazing bond with this couple and their families and consider it our good fortune to know them. Photography by Lost in Love.

The last wedding of the year was also at the beautiful Pelican Hill Resort. Sim and Aron held their festivities including a Sangeet, Baraat ceremony, Luncheon, Cocktail Hour, Grand Finale Reception followed by an after party. It was a perfect ending to an exquisite year! Photography by Duke Photography.

From our family to yours, we wish you a warm, healthy and fabulous 2018! Happy New Years! Cheers!

Cocktail Hour & Grand Finale Reception at Pelican Hill

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

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

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

This past weekend we were in Northern California for a destination wedding. The events were held at The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, which if you have been there it feels like you are at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

The hotel is nestled on a cliff of the coastline in the quaint Half Moon Bay and is surrounded by lush greenery a lot of which is a 36-hole golf course.

It does tend to get a bit on the chilly side but the property has large communal fireplaces and a beautiful outdoor bar where you can sit outside over looking the Pacific sipping a glass of wine. It even has an indoor pool so this hotel is a great destination to go for a vacation or even a mini staycation if you are in the Bay Area.

Stay tuned for images from our Exquisite destination wedding!

Photos from The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay