Regal in Red Sangeet at Pelican Hill

December 8th, 2017

Our clients were in search of the perfect venue, from Palm Springs to Santa Barbara, San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, the decision was set on The Resort at Pelican Hill off the beautiful Newport Coast. One of the most extraordinary wedding locations with gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, impeccable service and the epitome of luxury, Pelican Hill exceeds any expectation.

The Bungalow Lawn was chosen for the kick off Sangeet event, due to no other space available on that specific date. Nikki is always secretly concerned about an event being outdoors in November and also the fact no sub flooring was taken into account. Since her ultimate goal is to always provide that unparalleled experience for the couple, their families and the guests, this was something she was uneasy about. All the design elements and floor plan was based on the event being on bungalow lawn and it was decided that the after party was going to take place in one section of Mar Vista Ballroom from 10 o'clock onwards. As event days drew near she reached out to Fernanda with Pelican Hill Weddings and voiced our concerns. It took Fernanda a few days and she was very understanding and kind enough to be able to move the existing group to another space.

This was literally a few weeks before the event. The team at Exquisite Events with Nikki at the forefront went back to the drawing board and a new floor plan was created to accommodate all 300 guests in the Mar Vista Ballroom. Now that the event was inside the ballroom it was perfect as guests could stay as long as they wished for the after party. Our bride loved jewel tone colors and chose red as the signature color for her Sangeet.

The ballroom was draped in deep red velvet fabric which looked absolutely regal. Gold tassels on the openings further added to the allure. Stage front pieces were custom made to match the swing that sat atop the stage for the couple. The backdrop was nothing less than jaw dropping with straight garlands in marigolds filling the entire space. Couple’s swing was decorated with marigolds as well and to add the oomph, Nikki decided to hang the gold Kaleeras on the swing.

Dance floor pattern was chosen after much deliberation and research and definitely added to the “WOW” factor. Nikki had decided to use five pergolas from Raj Tents to house the bars and appetizers with two of them outside on the terrace. When the set up was complete with low furniture from Raj’s new collection the end result was pure magic. Mood lighting further enhanced the ambience and created an absolute romantic and elegant environment. Needless to say our client and their families were very pleased with the outcome.

Bride and Groom made their entrances with pomp and circumstance and guests were entertained by professional dancers, delicious food, Mehndi ladies and a DJ that kept the guests busy on the dance floor. The festivities lasted until very late at night and our couple and their families departed a little early due to next morning events starting very early in the morning.

Stay tuned for the Baraat + Ceremony next week.

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

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