Posted by: loveandsplendor | May 7, 2009

sneak peek – 5.2.09

saturday’s wedding was another beautiful, joy-filled celebration. i’m excited to share a little sneak peek with you all. πŸ˜‰

the event took place at the elegant four seasons los angeles at beverly hills. the property has a lovely garden setting for the ceremony, and one of the most well-appointed, neutral ballrooms you will find in southern california. i can’t tell you how many times i’ve gone into a luxury hotel ballroom only to find a hideously patterned bright blue or hunter green carpet. bleh!! the four seasons beverly hills has a ballroom done up in elegant shades of champagne and blush, with lovely light fixtures and a very unoffensive carpet. πŸ˜‰ beyond all of that, the food is phenomenal and the service top-notch. i had the most FABULOUS experience working with catering manager pete alles. he is absolutely one of my favorite venue coordinators EVER. pete was always upbeat, resourceful, helpful and fun! he took excellent care of my couple *and* the vendors. if you’re looking for an amazing spot for your wedding, i highly recommend the four seasons!!

anna & i started our day early (LOVE doing this) at the hotel so we could enjoy a more leisurely lunch. pete treated us to lunch at windows lounge — a delish restaurant at the hotel.

adorable anna with her requisite unsweetened iced tea.

we started out with calamari. if it’s on the menu, we’re gonna order it. πŸ˜‰

i ordered kobe beef sliders (medium) with fries. the burgers were perfect, with tender caramelized onions. the fries were a bit overdone for my taste, but adorable in their perfect square-ness.

anna ordered the crab-crusted halibut with spinach mashers (yummm) and asparagus. scrumptious!

our sweet waiter, fausto, walked by with one of these and said he thought we needed one. he was right. haha baby banana split & gelato sampler. YUM.

good coffee always rounds out a great meal. pinkies out!! anna and i got a kick out of the individual carafes we received, cozied up in fun fabric sleeves.

after our decadent lunch (thanks again, pete!), we put some finishing touches on the set-up and got ready for a flawless event!

the ceremony was done up in pure creams, whites and blush tones. florals by the ever-fabulous kate baker.

paparazzi-style shot during the ceremony.

i LOVE the stunning orchid display the hotel has in the ballroom foyer. dramatic and timeless. you already know phalaenopsis orchids are a fave of mine..

escort card table & a sweet manzanita branch arrangement. it’s one of kate’s signatures and i think she does some of the best manzanita work out there.

one of the tall centerpieces. pardon our mess in the background; we were still setting up. πŸ˜‰ i spy lots of black magic & fuschia roses, antique hydrangea, and lime and pink cymbidium orchids.

the low centerpiece option, lushly packed into an antique silver urn.

the cake was made in-house by the four seasons pastry chef. delish!

now i get to share some GORGEOUS pro teasers from saturday’s second shooter, andrew lin. many thanks to him for sending these over!

the gorgeous couple. nancy’s hair and makeup was by one of my favorite vendors ever, sherry mcanelly of on location beauty. her work is flawless every time.

aren’t they perfect together?? the first words anna said to me after meeting nancy were, “ohmygosh she is soooo beautiful!” couldn’t agree more!

i love these striking b&w shots of the ceremony. nancy’s dad was such a sweetheart and his toast at the reception brought tears to my eyes.

husband and wife! check out the stunning arch created by kate.

the couple with the bridesmaids. i loved their sleek platinum-colored dresses and ruby red bouquets!

a peek into the stunning ballroom…

left: grand entrance! right: the couple during a dinner game. i made these fun signs that said “him,” “her,” and “me!” their dj (the wonderful brady of propsFX) asked them various questions and asked them to reveal their answers to the crowd. questions included things like, “who’s the better dancer?” and “who sometimes forgets to brush their teeth?” it was absolutely hilarious and a total crowd-pleaser.

much more to come in a month or so, when i receive some teasers from the official photographer, josef isayo.

i had a wonderful week, filled with meetings, mockups and projects galore. i also have this saturday off before 3 weddings in a row. πŸ˜‰ i’m looking forward to a little r&r before monday. definitely on my to-do list: in-n-out, the new star trek movie (unashamed nerd here!) and my first massage of the wedding season. a little bit of pampering goes a looong way!

have a fabulous weekend, readers! xoxo, angel



  1. oh i love that four seasons. you know it’s not my typical style, but it feels so elegant, understated, and posh without seeming to try.

    good luck in the upcoming weeks!

  2. definitely a gorgeous couple and gorgeous wedding. the flowers are so pretty and her location is awesome. great job πŸ™‚

  3. The bride and bridesmaids look so great! Sherry and her team did a tremendous job, as usual!

  4. beautiful! that meal looks so divine, and the bride is so gorgeous! Kate did a wonderful job on the flowers too!

  5. Everything is so beautiful! I love the dinner game idea. I’m off to see star trek tonight. No shame here! πŸ™‚ Now go get pampered!

  6. beautiful wedding! and BEAUTIFUL ice cream :)!

  7. Gorgeous wedding Angel! And that pic of Anna is so cute!

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