Adriana and Shazan had a multicultural wedding celebration with us at the start of the Memorial Holiday Weekend on May 25, 2012 where the Bride's Mexican heritage fused with the Sri Lankan Groom's. The happy couple choose to serve Indian food to all their guests which allowed quite a few novices to the food the opportunity to try this delicious cuisine.
After an initial scare with the possibility of light rain on the wedding day(!), Adriana and Shazan were eventually married underneath clear skies by an Imam. Instead of the traditional standing at the altar, the Bride, Groom and Imam were all seated instead, which I'm sure Adriana appreciated in her heels!
"Pretty in Pink" was the theme of the day as the Fountain Venue and the Cerritos Ballroom were decorated with an abundance of pink florals. I couldn't help but feel giddy with excitement as the decor was being set up since pink is one of the colors I used for my own wedding! Champagne linens, hanging votive candles and vibrant pink uplights rounded out the look for the Cerritos Ballroom which gave it a romantic and warm glow. The guest tables were named after meaningful locations for the Bride and Groom ranging from Trincomalee to Hermosillo to Santa Monica, which personalized the venue for the guests even more.
The first time I met Adriana and Shazan, it was at our Bridal Open House last October as when I joined the Sheraton Cerritos, their wedding had already been booked at the Hotel. I couldn't help but tell them what a good looking couple they made and their wedding day was no exception!
Congratulations Adriana and Shazan! The two of you make such a beautiful couple and I just loved the stunning Bridal Gown and touch of pink on the Groom's tie.
This wedding cake table was to die for - the lace, the crystal brooch embellishments and wedding cake - all in shades of pink!
A special thank you goes out to the following wedding vendors, especially Naomi, Kerim and Steven, whom I've had the pleasure of working with at previous weddings, especially at my last Hotel. It was a joy to work with them again here at the Sheraton Cerritos!
WEDDING PLANNER: Naomi Takahashi, DNT Events (Wedding Coordinator extraordinare who made sure the event was executed to perfection along with her dedicated staff - all while smiling the whole time!)
FLORIST: Kerim Albanes, My Wedding Blooms (His work never ceases to amaze me - the pictures speak for themselves!
PHOTOGRAPHER: Steven Lam Photography (Google his website and see his images - I can't wait to see his work on this wedding!)
DJ & LIGHTING: Tim Coy, Pacific Events
BACKDROP, LINENS AND CHIAVARI CHAIRS: Glow Concepts
WEDDING CAKE: Helena Wirth Cakes
OUTSIDE CATERER: Pickles Indian Cuisine Restaurant