Half Moon Bay Wedding from Charmed Events Group, LLC
June 30, 2011
United States

When Honeysuckle was named Pantone's Color of the Year, we knew we'd be getting lots of fabulous rosy weddings. Little did we know just how stunning they would all be! Take this Northern California affair, for example. The Honeysuckle, the fuchsias, the purples - everything is so perfectly pink we can't help but be more than a wee bit tickled. With Charmed Events Group, LLC in charge of planning and design, Poppy's Petalworks on the floral, Just Cake designing the yummy centerpiece, and Lisa Leigh Photography preserving the delightful memories, it was destined to be outstanding. And that, it was. Add a little more pink to your day with the gallery.

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From Charmed Events Group, LLC ... Amy and Jeff started out as high school sweethearts and after more than ten years of love and adoration, they were married at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay in Northern California.  When we first met Amy and Jeff, we were already in love with them because they were so in love with each other, only had eyes for one another and were just as crazy for desserts as we were!

The whole design concept for their wedding was modern luxe and having the ceremony and reception at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay surely fit the look, feel and design that we were going for!  We visualized a design full of crystals, glass and grandeur and complimented it with butterflies and even Hello Kitty in places where we could sneak it in.  Everything in their wedding was custom made and every single detail was considered in making sure that it was a wedding that would wow and that the guests would enjoy.

Amy and Jeff were married on the gazebo lawn at the Ritz Carlton and were so lucky to have done so because there was a large, grey cloud that hung over the cliffs that day and just ten minutes after they were married, the rain started to pour.  For the ceremony, we didn't want to take away too much from the naturally gorgeous backdrop of the Half Moon Bay bluffs so for the gazebo, we hung glass balls that had flowers and butterflies situated inside that gave a lot of interest and dimension without taking away too much from the view.  We loved the idea of hanging glass for the aisle decor and glammed it out by adding crystals at the bottom of each glass filled vase.  We added lots of the color palette to the ceremony with our colored ribbons that were tied to the chairs and of course, the bridal bouquets and dresses.  Laura of Poppy's Petalworks really out did herself with the gorgeous flowers for this event.  Immediately following the ceremony, Amy and Jeff had the opportunity to sign their marriage licenses in their engraved Mont Blanc Anniversary collection pens and that was a very special moment for the both of them.

Guests were ushered into the Ritz Carlton and were welcomed to an escort table filled with crystals and they had a lot of fun finding their escort cards amidst a bed of crystals as well.  Guests were served signature his and hers cocktails and enjoyed wonderful hors d'eouvres provided by the hotel as they enjoyed the surroundings.

For the reception, we continued to play with the idea of modern luxe with gorgeous centerpieces filled with crystals and each guest had custom menus to view and ghiradelli chocolate cake favors with custom labels on them.  Loose crystals and loose orchids were also placed on the table for extra design and texture.  Guests were served a scrumptious three course meal, were treated with some delicious cake by Just Cakes while viewing a same day edit by Joe Simon Wedding Films and the last treat of the day was a dessert bar that literally disappeared in ten minutes.

At the end of the day, Amy and Jeff were beaming with happiness and that is the most important thing to us.  Their wedding was so beautiful, so luxe and so full of love and we couldn't be happier for them!

Wedding Planning and Event Design: Charmed Events Group, LLC / Photography: Lisa Leigh Photography / Florist: Poppy's Petalworks / Cinematography: Joe Simon Wedding Films / Cake: Just Cake / Stationery and Graphics: Charmed Events Group, LLC / Chair Rentals: Especially Yours Chair Covers / Dress: Anne Barge / Shoes: Prada / Linens: Napa Valley Linens / Venue: Ritz Carlton