Sheraton Cerritos Weddings and Special Events
Bridal Showplace at the Hyatt Long Beach (March 4th)
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Feb 29, 2012 - 7:37pm
CALLING ALL BRIDES AND GROOMS!
Come visit the Sheraton Cerritos booth at the Bridal Showplace wedding show on Sunday, March 4th from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach. We will be offering special promotions to attendees who book their wedding celebrations with us!
For more information and to purchase tickets for the show, visit: http://bridalshowplace.net
Lisa and I hope to see you there!
Miriam and Denmark's Wedding Reception (Sneak Peek!)
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Feb 28, 2012 - 9:06pm
This past Saturday, The Sheraton Cerritos had the honor of hosting Miriam and Denmark's wedding reception in our Cerritos Ballroom. Their wedding was a labor of love and a true family affair, as all of their wedding elements were handmade and their siblings and cousins all lent a hand with the day of set up. From their custom invitations, cake pop favors and even the centerpieces, everything was made from scratch. The touching slideshow, featuring interviews with key family members and friends and played at the reception, even brought me to tears! A special shout out goes to Elizabeth, Sister of the Bride and Maid of Honor, who worked hard to help plan this event along with Miriam and endured my endless stream of emails requesting information! More details to follow once I receive the official photos from Harvard Photography but in the meantime, here's a sneak peak from my own camera:
Congratulations Miriam and Denmark! Hope you are enjoying your new life together and we are honored to have been a part of your special day.
I personally lined up all 200+ placecards and yes, they are in perfect order!
The Cerritos Ballroom, decorated in shades of white and lilac.
Head table for 16 members of the wedding party!
Beautiful wedding cake from Amazing Cakes of Anaheim!
A last minute change of plans had me creating table numbers for the wedding - of course I had to make sure they matched the theme and color of the event!
Thank you to the following wedding vendors:
FLORIST: Ann of M Flowers La Habra
PHOTOGRAPHER: Harvard Photography
VIDEOGRAPHER: Xavier Moreno
DJ/SLIDESHOW & PROJECTOR: Edsel Mosqueda of Music Works
PHOTOBOOTH: Ron Bernardo of Hey Picture This
CHAIRCOVERS/HEAD TABLE DRAPING WITH COLUMNS/UPLIGHTS:
Rachel/Bernie of Picture Perfect Decorations
BAKERY: Amazing Cakes
Thank You From Shailiana and Karim's Wedding
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Feb 28, 2012 - 1:26pm
It's always lovely to return to the office after the weekend to find a thank you note waiting for you in your email inbox. The following is from Shailiana and Karim's wedding:
How are you. I want to thank you and your staff for all your support and help for holding a wonderful reception on Feb 19, 2012.
All my family members and guests who attended this reception are carrying wonderful memories and when I went to my church last friday everyone who were present at the reception were asking me when you're having another reception. Truly this could not be possible without you. Everything was very well managed. Barbara and her team did really good job and everything went smoothly. Once again I want to thank you and your staff on behalf of my whole family and I will definitely recommend your hotel to my friends and family for future events.
This just fuels me up for all my future weddings! Thank you Ashraf - it was an honor to be able to work with you and your family!
Shailiana and Karim's Wedding Reception (Sneak Peak!)
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Feb 20, 2012 - 2:46pm
Last night, the Sheraton Cerritos had the honor of hosting the beautiful wedding reception of Shailiana and Karim in our Crystal Ballroom! The Groom's sister, Ashraf, coordinated, planned and hosted the whole event as a gift to her little brother. The Crystal Ballroom looked truly stunning and I joked with Ashraf that she should start a new career as a wedding planner! Besides the gorgeous decor by Manjit's Flower Cottage, the evening featured delicious food by At Watan of Hawthorne and even Bollywood Fusion dancers. In the meantime, here's a sneak peak of the wedding from my own trusty little Canon camera.
Congratulations Shailiana and Karim! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together and thank you for allowing us to celebrate with you.
The Crystal Ballroom in the midst of set up...
The finished product!
Thank you to the following wedding vendors:
Outside Caterer: Al Watan Restaurant
Florist: Manjit’s Flower Cottage
Photographer/Videographer: Payal Photo and Video
DJ and Lighting: Sandeep of Fusion Sounds
Linens, Chaircovers and Cake Stand: Stephanie's Linens
Dancers: Sapna and Kavita of Karmagraphy Group
Cake Bakery: Rossmoor Pastries
Happy Valentine's Day!
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Feb 14, 2012 - 8:24pm
Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!
I hope you will be able to spend a portion of the day with the ones you love or at least tell those important to you how much they mean to you today and every day.
Here's a photo below of me and my Valentine on our wedding day. I can't ask for a better one than my husband Curtis! We usually avoid Valentine's Day like the plague but since we really haven't had much free time alone with a baby at home, we are going to take advantage of the Grandparents babysitting and will be celebrating tonight at... The Olive Garden! (Hey, it's close by and who can resist their unlimited breadsticks?!)
Share with me how you spent your Valentine's Day!
Photo Courtesy of Skye Blu Photography
(P.S. Please do not expect me to look like this in the office - I don't have a hair and makeup team on standby everyday! Haha!)
At Your Door Events & "The Vow" Movie Ticket Promotion
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Feb 14, 2012 - 3:34pm
Sara Holland from At Your Door Events www.atyourdoorevents.com, one of Sheraton Cerritos' Preferred Wedding Planners, sent me the awesome promotion below to share with our Brides and Grooms!
Starwood Honeymoon Registry
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Feb 14, 2012 - 3:27pm
Did you know that Starwood offers honeymoon registries for our hotels and resorts in Hawaii and the Caribbean?
Let your friends and family share in your dream honeymoon! Starwood hotels and resort in Hawaii and the Caribbean, featuring iconic brands like St. Regis, Westin, W Hotels, Luxury Collection and Sheraton, are ideal escapes to begin your life together.
Get all or a portion of your dream honeymoon as wedding gifts after you complete your on-line registry for these dream destinations. In addition, you’ll receive a free wedding website, email announcement cards, a guest message board and more.
It’s a quick 5 step process:
To learn more about the Hawaii registry, visit starwoodhi.honeymoonwishes.com or call 877-699-5884.
To learn more about the Caribbean registry, visit starwoodcaribbean.honeymoonwishes.com or call 877-699-5884.
Add the items that you want to your registry.
3. TELL FRIENDS AND FAMILY:
Use Starwood’s announcements and emails to inform
friends and family about your registry.
4. WAIT FOR GUESTS TO PURCHASE:
Guests buy items from your registry quickly and easily.
5. ENJOY YOUR HONEYMOON:
Collect your gifts and go on your dream honeymoon.
Submitted by Yazmin Carreno on Feb 10, 2012 - 3:23pm
I want to dedicate this blog entry to la familia Marquez. This family has decided to continue the Quinceañera tradition here with us at the Sheraton Cerritos.
What’s a Quinceañera? Most of us think it is just a fiesta… but I want to share the actual meaning of this special event with you. The Quinceañera tradition dates back to more than 600 years to the Aztec and Mayan cultures who celebrated when a young girl became eligible to marry, have children, and take on the responsibilities of a woman in the community. Eventually, the Spaniards were influenced by this tradition, and a Catholic connection emerged.
I remember cuando cumpli 15 años, I did not want to have a Quinceañera because I thought I was too cool for that! Now that I am older and wiser (jajaja) I regret it… I don’t have fotos or a memory of that special day. So I definitely encourage young señoritas to celebrate that special day whether it’s in your backyard or at a beautiful hotel… like the Sheraton Cerritos!
Paola, thank you for letting us to be a part of your special day…I hope we made it extra especial para ti y tu familia! Gracias!
Photos Courtesy of Cesar Photography