Once Kelly and Joel saw the white tent complete with soft white interior draping sat nestled into the side of the hill at Pala Mesa Resort they knew this was the perfect wedding reception location for them. A beautiful waterfall cascaded down the hillside that was visible through the open side of the tent and made the perfect backdrop for their orchid covered wedding cake. Oversize white Chinese lanterns canopied the sleek, modern tables dressed in white satin linen. The centerpieces consisted of glass cylinders with sunken orchid blooms and black river rock along with low square glass vases filled with calla lilies. Place settings featured modern black lacquered charger plates topped with white napkins and a coordinating orchid bloom. Guests were treated to a contemporary lounge area and candy bar filled with the bride and grooms favorite selections of licorice and chocolates. The bride and groom says their favorite part of the day was during the dinner hour when their photographer quickly loaded over three dozen wedding images into an ipad that was then passed around the wedding for the guests to enjoy. “It was instantly gratifying to see the pictures so quickly!”, says Kelly.
Ceremony Location: Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, Reception Location: Pala Mesa Resort, Coordinator: Taylored Occasions, Photographer: La Vida Creations Photography, Florist: Isari Flower Studio, Linens: Wildflower Linens, Ceremony Entertainment: Hannasch Wedding Musicians, Reception Entertainment: Injoy Entertainment, Catering: Pala Mesa Resort, Wedding Cake: Flour Power, Invitations: Tara Nuncio Designs, Hair and Make-Up: Chris Barber from Denise Barrow Salon and Nany Rittenberg from Mac, Dress: Dimitrios, Men’s Formalwear: Men’s Warehouse, Lounge Furniture and Candy Bar: Plush Lounge.