The Royal Gomez Gala, Featured Wedding on The Knot

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 Weddings Comments Off

We are very pleased to share a blog from Dennis Roy Coronel.

I walked into the Bride’s ‘Getting Ready Reoom’ & Immediately went for the dress – insert mic drop, mic drop, & jaw hits floor! The Oliver Tolentini Dress was something I knew I wouldn’t see again in quite some time, if ever. The visuals are stunning, but the details are to die for! She wore this off-the-shoulder, white silk organza ball skirt wedding gown, accentuated with hand beaded Swarovski crystals with Solstic French Lace. The gown featured a train that was two meters long with a matching six meter hand beaded veil that trailed her beautifully.

and that is all I have to say about this wedding! haha I’m joking. Gayle & JayR are without a doubt one of the coolest, most stylish and genuine couples I have come across. I had the honor of being invited to film their proposal, when I was tapped for their Wedding, I was overwhelmed, flattered but mostly filled with joy! I knew their wedding was one for the ages! Rain or shine, I wouldn’t have missed it for the world! & it did rain… rendering us immobile within the walls of the History & equally beautiful Langham Hotel of Pasadena. No matter though, because what unfolded on that gloomy 7th of February, was truly magical! No expense was spared… throw in A Bentley, Rolls Royce, The Filipino American Symphony Orchestra accompanied by Grammy-Nomniated Soprano Louise Cornillez, Bishop Oscar Solis, The Harana Men’s Chorus, a Harpist, Award Winning Wedding Vendors and you have yourself a day of Wedding Goodness no one in attendance will ever forget!!!

A Special Thanks to my Second Shooter – Brandon Aquino!!! Thanks again for your help & support!

Photography by: Dennis Roy Coronel

Here is a video of The Wedding of Gayle and JR

Filmed by: Michael Murray, Summer Wind Wedding Films


Friday, February 20th, 2015 Weddings Comments Off

We are very pleased to share a blog from Ceremony Magazine.

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Photography | Lin & Jirsa Photography
Venue, Linens, Catering & Cake | The Langham Huntington Pasadena
Wedding Consultant, Floral Design, Rentals, Invitations & Stationery | Aquafuzion
Lighting | TMMPRO
Favors | Bottega Louie
Videography | Fond Productions
Hair & Makeup | Grace Lin

and the Award Goes To….

Monday, January 19th, 2015 Weddings Comments Off

We are so excited to announce that Richard LoGuercio and our dear friends at Town and Country Event Rentals won “Best Overall Appearance” at the recent Special Events Magazine Trade Show.

You really must visit their elegant showroom on Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena. Richard is constantly adding new inventory to his line of furniture, table top appointments and table linens. This is the place to go for one stop shopping for your wedding – be sure to ask for Marilyn Bednar, with her expertise, she will guide you through your selections making the process fun and exciting!

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Laughter + Love + Libation

Friday, December 12th, 2014 Weddings Comments Off

This week we hosted a holiday luncheon for 24 amazing and talented Wedding Planners. All braved the pouring rain to convene in The Royce for the afternoon. There was a lot of love and laughter ( and holiday libations ) throughout the afternoon while we dined and shared a beautiful menu of Sweet Yellow Corn Bisque, Jalapeno Corn Bread Crumbs, a Duo of Grilled Filet of Beef and Sweetwater Prawns, and Peppermint Ice Cream and Hot Cocoa Affogatto.

Our Wedding Planner partners are instrumental in the success of our weddings. They bring their own personal creativity, offer endless resources for solutions and infuse humor into the planning of each enchanting Langham Wedding. We are forever grateful for their support, referrals and endless love!

Carolyn Chen, The Special Day, Kathy Bernabe, The Langham Banquet Manager, Mary Dann, Mary Dann Wedding and Party Coordinators, Jonathan Reeves and Cora Kaplan , International Event Co., Nima Javadi, Group Sales Manager, The Langham.

Holly Chavez, HMC Event Solutions, Jeannie Savage, Chelsea Navran and Alicia Townsend, Details Details.

John Castino, Director of Meetings and Special Events, The Langham, Tabitha Adams, Meetings and Special Events Manager, The Langham, Bob Wyar, Catering Sales Manager, The Langham, Deanna Tat, Chic Ambiance, Madiha Kahn, Exquisite Events, Jayme Vainer and Anna Nguyen, A Good Affair

Madiha Kahn, Exquisite Events, Jayme Vainer and Anna Nguyen, A Good Affair

Janel Gonzalez, Janel Events, Christine Zohrabians, Fancy That!, Beverly Peterson, and Debbie Liaw, Aquafuzion

Mary Sushinski, Occasions Bridal Consulting & Design, Christie Joseph, Senior Meetings and Special Events Manager, The Langham, and Tobey Dodge, The Wedding Connection.

The Royce

Our guests were provided with a fond farewell with Langham cookie boxes filled with baked holiday goodies prepared with love by Pastry Chef, Javier Alcala and his team.


Pantone Announces the 2015 Color of the Year – Marsala

Monday, December 8th, 2014 Weddings Comments Off

Interesting on its own and a wonderful contrast for other hues, PANTONE 18-1438 Marsala serves as the foundation to the Spring/Summer 2015 palette. Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind and soul.

The  “En Plein Air” (“in the open air”), 2015 Spring/Summer Season colors are high-lighted by aquamarine, a quiet, dreamy blue, cool and calming shade, Aquamarine is a restful color that acts as a stress reducer and pairs well with Pantone Glacier Gray or Marsala…


Geen Wedding Shoes talks Pop(sicles)

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 Weddings Comments Off

If you’ve been following our blog, you know Green Wedding Shoes is one of our favorite wedding blogs.

Not long ago they wrote about Gourmet Popsicles for your Wedding Day. If you are planning a summer wedding, serving unique ice pops is a great way to impress your guest while keeping them cool. There are lots of fun ideas to consider.

The Pop Shop LA has a darling little cart and are Southern California’s original artisanal ice pops. Their pops are 100% pure, guilt-free indulgences, chic enough for adults to savor and irresistible to the kiddos. They are handmade with organic sugar and seasonal farmers’ market produce. There are no preservatives or dyes, and absolutely no high-fructose corn syrup. The wrappers are  compostable.

Their signature flavors vary by week and include but are not limited to: Amaretto White Peach, Avocado Vanilla, Bananas Foster, Blueberry Lemonade, Chili Chocolate, Chocolate Peppermint, Cranberry Clove, Cucumber Lime, Halva, Lavender Lemon, Lemon Basil, Lemon Mint, Lime Mint Mojito, Lychee, Lychee Peachy, Mango Lime, Mango Tango, Mexican Chocolate, Meyer Lemon Ginger, Nectarine Almond, Orange Blossom, Persimmon Pudding, Pineapple Basil, Pumpkin Pie, Pomegranate Orange, Rhubarb, Spiced Cider, Strawberry Balsamic, Strawberry Lemonade, Watermelon Lime.

Their cute little cart can be parked most anywhere – indoors or in a garden.

You can read the entire article here: Green Wedding Shoes Gourmet Popsicles for Your Wedding Day.


Specialty Coffee Bars

Friday, November 14th, 2014 Weddings Comments Off

Adding the element of a specialty coffee bar is a great way to end the evening. Specialty coffee drinks are prepared by a professional barista with the menu including a variety of liqueurs. Mexican Coffee – Tequila and Kahula, Irish Coffee, Bailey’s Irish Cream and coffee, Amaretto Coffee are just a few of the many possibilities.

Consider incorporating an espresso-infused dessert display with your Specialty Coffee Station by adding double dark espresso-infused chocolate chip cookies;mint white chocolate macarons with espresso chips, and s’mores with handmade espresso marshmallows. My personal coffee infused dessert favorite is Affogato (Italian for “drowned”). We top rich vanilla bean ice cream with espresso, and add a the guest’s choice of caramel sauce or chocolate sauce.


Stephanie & Kosta’s Wedding at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

Monday, September 29th, 2014 Weddings Comments Off

We are very pleased to share a blog from Ceremony Magazine.

The lovely couple met through a mutual friend and they have been in love ever since.  It started with the groom’s romantic proposal that brought them their fairy tale wedding last February. They tied the knot in front of their family, friends, and loved ones, which was all that mattered to the couple.

Stephanie and Kosta’s grand event was detailed to perfection as they said their vows under a crystal chandelier dripping with flowers.

Photography | Lin & Jirsa Photography
Wedding Consultant | Floral Design | Lighting | Stationery | Favors | Aquafuzion
Venue | Catering | Cake | Langham Huntington Hotel
Linens | Rentals | T&C Rental Company
Entertainment | Elegant Music, Beer 30
Videography | Fond Productions
Hair | Makeup | Theresa Huang Makeup

– Morgan

Indian Wedding by Lin and Jirsa Photography

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 Weddings Comments Off

We are very pleased to share this Indian Wedding by Lin and Jirsa Photography.

It wasn’t just planning a wedding; it was planning a wedding that was filled with endless love, support and passion. Jessica and Parag are truly one of a kind. Their warm hearts, kind souls and love for life made their very special wedding day magicial. The love they shared for one another was not only showcased through their vows but through their signature décor, love for priceless food and intricate details that really defined them as a couple.

Jessica & Parag Wedding Highlight Film-SD

The colors! Wow! So bright and vibrant! One couldn’t help but smile as the Baraat began. As the ceremony took place we watched in awe as this couple became one under the Pasadena sun. The Langham truly captured the grace and elegance of this picture perfect day as guests moved into the hotel for an unforgettable cocktail reception followed by dinner, dancing and, of course, libations.

Jessica and Parag’s vivacious personalities truly left an impact on The Langham as they continue to share the images from their wedding day and check in from time to time with the hotel staff. We couldn’t be more thrilled to take part in this very special day with the bride, groom, their family and friends. Cheers to the happy couple!


Wedding Insurance?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 Weddings Comments Off

I ran across this NY Times article on Sunday and thought I’d post and share.

NY Times Article – Sunday, July 13, 2014

NY Times Article The Rings, The Cake, the Rice…the Insurance? by Devan Sipher.

If you are a fan of ABC’s Modern Family, you’ll recognize this photo from the two-part finale which aired a couple of months ago. The long-awaited wedding of Mitch and Cam was interrupted by a wild fire that erupted close to the wedding venue.

April Hartley and Michael Wolber had this real life experience when they were married in Rock Spring Ranch in Bend Oregon on June 7th. “April and her father were about to walk down the hillside when fire trucks rushed in with sirens blaring.”

This is an interesting article that poses as many questions as it answers. In the case of April and Michael, they did not actually cancel the wedding, the fire offered only a brief interruption, so it appears they were not covered under a cancellation insurance policy.


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