Sheraton Cerritos Weddings and Special Events
Jennifer and Ted's Wedding Reception (Sneak Peak!)
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on May 31, 2012 - 8:19pm
Jenn and Ted were married on May 19, 2012 and held their wedding reception with us in our modern and stylish Crystal Ballroom. From the very beginning, they made it known that they wanted their wedding to be "a good time" for their family and friends. How did they make this happen? By bringing in an Elvis impersonator as their DJ and entertainment, serving a beer kegs at the bars, Jenn performing a surprise hula dance for her new husband and using Skyy Vodka bottles with peacock feathers as part of their centerpieces! The wedding guests were definitely wild and lively, and partied throughout the evening while keeping our bartenders busy. Mission accomplished, Jenn and Ted!
Fun fact: Jenn wins the award to date of most emails received from a Bride! On the days I wouldn't receive an email from her, I felt like something was missing from my day! It was such fun planning the wedding with Jenn and Ted, and they actually publicly thanked me in front of all their guests during dinner. That just made my night.
Congratulations Jenn and Ted! You pulled off a fun yet touching wedding reception at the same time. The invitation always stands: you're both welcome to come help me set up wedding favors for my other weddings anytime! :)
The happy couple mugging for my camera!
Yummy cupcakes galore from Rossmoor Pastries!
Jenn's surprise Hula performance for Ted!
Thanks as always to the wedding vendors:
FLORIST: Classics Flowers
PHOTOGRAPHER: Julio Gutierrez
VIDEOGRAPHER: Michelle Diaz
DJ/MC: Phil Shane
BAKERY: Rossmoor Pastries
Candace and Arvin's Wedding Reception (Sneak Peak!)
Submitted by Lisa Lifton on May 16, 2012 - 12:59pm
I still remember the first day that I met Candace and Arvin! I gave them a site tour and as any Bride and Groom would be, both were excited to get married to the love of their lives but were also completely nervous with all the details that came with planning a wedding. As I told them that first day and throughout the months leading to their special day, the most important thing is that the two of them are getting married and celebrating their love for each other. All the details will fall into place and I would be there every step of the way to help in any way I could. My Director of Catering Irene and I thought it was a pleasure working with both of them as they prepared for their wedding.
The day had finally arrived on May 5, 2012 and the Cerritos Ballroom looked gorgeous! From the elegant backdrop behind their sweetheart table to the beautiful floral centerpieces in tall, elegant vases to the white chair covers with burgundy satin sashes, our signature grand ballroom was a sight to be seen! Candace looked stunning and Arvin looked handsome, both wearing white and beaming as they were ready to get the night started and begin their lives together as husband and wife!
Take a look for yourself at all the special details that Candace and Arvin put together for their celebration, down to the custom seating chart and combination table number and reception itinerary!
I also received the following thank you note from their wedding coordinator, Nicole, after the wedding:
"Lisa, I just wanted to thank you for all your help with Candace and Arvin’s wedding. Your quickness in responding to the emails and helping with any questions on the day of the wedding made things run smoothly for the couple. I look forward to working with you on future events. Thanks! Nicole, Events by NV"
Thank you as always to the hardworking wedding vendors below:
WEDDING COORDINATOR: Nicole Virtucio
PHOTOGRAPHER: Photo Kronology
VIDEOGRAPHER: Shaka Video Production
FLORIST: Cerritos Hills Florist
DJ: Joshua Ocampo & Randy Carigma
SPECIALTY LINENS/SEATING CHART: Glow Concepts / Tange Design
PLACECARDS/TABLE NUMBERS: Completely Gail
CHAIR COVERS: Stephanie's Linens
BAKERY: Amazing Cakes
Thank You From Fatima and Syed's Wedding Reception!
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on May 16, 2012 - 12:34pm
Having had a recent streak of large and festive weddings in our Cerritos Ballroom, it was refreshing to have a more intimate affair take place in our charming Garden Terrace Ballroom. Fatima and Syed held their wedding reception with us on May 11, 2012 and transformed our smallest ballroom with glowing gold colors. Anees, the Father of the Bride and Syed, the Groom's Brother (all the way from Canada!), meticulously hand selected each detail to bring the wedding to life, from the color of the linens, napkins, chaircover sashes and even down to the flower decor in the Bride and Groom's honeymoon suite! The Father of the Bride sent me the following thank you note via email:
Many thanks to you and Sheraton staff for making everything run so smoothly and without a glitch. You have it down like a clockwork. I would like to express special thanks to the Marian, Christina and Fillipe. I think their job is particularly difficult because they stick around until the end and then they still have to wrap up everything. Also, my thanks to Lisa for putting up with our 2-3 phone calls a day, changing head counts, asking to change the rooms, etc.
Thanks again for everything.
Congratulations Fatima and Syed! May you have a lifetime of happiness together!
Thank you to the following wedding vendors:
Florist/Decorator/Chaircovers: Abid of Dil Se
Photographer/Videographer: Yousef Kikibhoy
Jignesh and Roshni Groom's Wedding Reception (Sneak Peak!)
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on May 11, 2012 - 10:30pm
On Sunday, May 6, 2012, the Sheraton Cerritos had our most lively outside catering wedding to date! Jignesh and Roshni held the Groom's Reception portion of their wedding celebration here with us and the sheer number of their friends that came out for the festivities kept the Hotel rocking until the wee hours of the morning. I had the fortune of planning the event with the Sister of the Groom, Dipali, who orchestrated the entire event like a seasoned wedding planner. She even acted as Master of Ceremony for part of the event, and watching her rehearse her speech before the event started was truly inspiring. The Cerritos Ballroom was decorated in deep shades of royal blue and accented with white satin butterfly chaircovers, and the whole effect indeed had a "royal" feel to it!
Congratulations Jignesh and Roshni! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Close up of the beautiful stage in purple and royal blue!
Thank you for the following vendors for making Jignesh and Roshni's wedding a success!
Outside Caterer: India Restaurant of Artesia
Florist and Decorator: Manjit's Flower Cottage
Photographer/Videographer: AJ Studios Inc.
Bakery: April's Cakes
DJ: Vik Dee Productions
Diana and David's Wedding (Sneak Peak and Thank You!)
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on May 06, 2012 - 9:11pm
Also while I was on vacation, Diana and David were married at our Fountain venue and held their reception in the Cerritos Ballroom on April 21, 2012. Lisa was present to coordinate their wedding day in my absence and upon return to the office, I received these lovely thank you notes to myself and Lisa:
"Dearest Cathy, From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank you for all your help and thoughtful words through this whole process. We really wished you could’ve been here to celebrate with us, but we understand. This day wouldn’t have been special without your help and advice. I hope you enjoyed your trip with your family. I hope to see you again. Thank you Cathy! Love, David and Diana"
"Dearest Lisa, We want to thank you for all the help you have assisted us with. Our day couldn’t have been completed or have gone smoothly as it did without your presence. From day one, you have been there to make this day special for us, and it was amazing. Thank you so much Lisa! David and Diana"
From the following pictures that Lisa took on the wedding day, it seemed like a perfect day for Diana and David to exchange vows in front of the Fountain with the Cerritos Performing Arts Center as the backdrop.
The charming and dapper Groom David alongside his glowing and beautiful Bride Diana! What a dress!
Even though I knew David and Diana were in good hands with Lisa, being the control freak of a Catering Manager that I am (!), I couldn't help but wonder how the wedding was coming along on the day of (all the way from China!). Diana took such care with all the details of her wedding day, down to the color sash to match her Bridesmaid's dresses, that I so wanted to be present on the day of the wedding to see her walk down the aisle. In the end, I'm just happy knowing that Diana and David were happy with their wedding celebration here at the Sheraton Cerritos, and these two wonderful people found each other!
Congratulations Diana and David! I had such fun planning your wedding with the two of you and can't wait to touch base with you when you return from your honeymoon to hear all the details.
Thanks to the following vendors for making Diana and David's wedding a success:
Florist: Eden Florist
Photographer: Jay of Chocolate Photography
DJ/MC/Lighting: Event Plus
Photobooth: Cheesy Photobooths
Chaircovers/Overlays: Glow Concepts
Bakery: Rossmoor Pastries
Nadia and Omar's Wedding Reception
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on May 06, 2012 - 7:57pm
Wedding Season has officially started and a big congratulations to Nadia and Omar! While I was on vacation in Shanghai attending a wedding myself, Nadia and Omar held the Bride's Reception of their wedding festivities here with us on April 22, 2012 in our grand Cerritos Ballroom. Since I wasn't able to take photos of the event myself, I wanted to share with you their engagement photos to show you how adorably cute this couple is!
Nadia's Father Zahid was my main contact for the event and he was thorough and detailed to the very end to ensure that his beautiful daughter had just as beautiful of an event. While I was so disappointed I wasn't able to see their event happen, I knew that my colleagues would take good care of them on the day of the wedding! I heard that Nadia was breathtaking on the wedding day and the dress she wore was so intricate with handbeading, it must have weighed 20 pounds!
Below were all the vendors that made Nadia and Omar's event a success:
Day of Wedding Coordinator/DJ/Lighting: Kamal Sandhu
Florist: Abid of Dil Se
Photographer/Videographer: Yusef Keekeebhai of YKKB
Outside Caterer: Shahnawaz Restaurant
Congratulations again Nadia and Omar! I look forward to seeing your wedding photos and sharing them with our blog readers!