“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.”
Nadine and Ahmed’s whimsical, fairy tale wedding took place at the Resort at Pelican Hill in the coastal city of Newport Beach, USA. Planned and designed by Exquisite Events, the ‘Enchanted Forest’ themed nuptials were brought to life as a result of the bride’s vision. She had a clear-cut visualisation of how each and every detail should be showcased and wanted her special day to “feel like a movie”.
Pertaining to the gorgeous bride’s outlook, the team at Exquisite Events put together an incredible cocktail hour to reflect her wish for a “Woodlands” effect with several art installations for epic photo opportunities along with furniture vignettes that provided an organic, forestry atmosphere. Dinner was set on the lawn and the theme was “Enchanted Forest”. The night ended on a high note with a cosy evening planned in the Mar Vista Ballroom that followed a “Tropical Forest” vibe.
The talented team at Exquisite Events surely planned out the wonderful wedding in style and with a lot of flair. A raised aisle and circular dance floor created an overall dramatic effect. The colour palette consisted of shades of green, cream and hints of pink which replicated the hues of the lush timberlands. Decked with numerous, luxe chandeliers, the Rotunda lawn was lavish addition to the ‘Enchanted Forest’ motif.
The soaring dome perched on the hillside was the perfect backdrop for the dreamy wedding as it offered picturesque views of the glistening ocean and scintillating skyline. A magnificent seven-foot cake sat atop a riser inside the spectacular Rotunda surrounded by hanging crystal chandeliers. The couple’s stage was set in front of the Rotunda with the towering cake as the backdrop.
Stunning floral décor and heaps of candles were incorporated to create a chic, elegant haven. Two LED screens projecting visuals of enchanted forests, butterflies, waterfalls, etc. were used to craft a magical milieu.
The groom made his entrance with a saxophone player and his groomsmen. The bride looked absolutely ravishing as she walked down the aisle accompanied by her father and lead by violinists along with her flower girls. The couple made their way towards the guests after clicking several photos and a ton of dancing! Whilst, the guests were constantly kept entertained by live cirque acts and musical performances.
The impeccable Mar Vista Ballroom served as the venue for the after party that saw guests dancing the night away, till the wee hours in the morning. A sumptuous spread of delectable desserts along with a fragrant Persian tea station was put on display for the guests to enjoy.
Event Design/Planning: Exquisite Events
Venue: The Resort At Pelican Hill
Photography: Lin and Jirsa
Videography: Impressive Creation
Florals and Furniture: Square Root Designs
Rentals: Luna Party Rentals
Lighting and LED Walls: Amber Event Productions
Entertainment: La Follies
Live Painter: Event Paintings by Agnes
DJ: DeFacto Music
Singer: Anwar Al Amir