Karren and Adrian were married at our Fountain venue and held their reception in our Garden Terrace Patio and Ballroom on May 26, 2012.
In a unique twist, because the Bride didn't want their guests sitting underneath the sun during the wedding ceremony, we flipped the customary seating at our Fountain venue so the guests were facing the Hotel instead of the Cerritos Performing Arts Center. This section of the Fountain is always shaded in the late afternoon, and allows for a unique walk around the Fountain itself to the altar instead of the traditional walk down the aisle.
Karren and Adrian are such a sweet couple! Case in point, even though Karren was a little nervous on their big day, Adrian kept making jokes and funny faces throughout the day to ease Karren's nerves and make her laugh. I got to tag along a bit at their photo session to see their couple shots and it warmed my heart to see how playful the Bride and Groom were with one another.
The event itself was very intimate, as only 80 of their closest family and friends joined in their celebration. Family members even flew all the way from the Philippines for Karren and Adrian's wedding! The ever popular purple color scheme decorated the Garden Terrace Ballroom, enhanced by fuschia uplights. Karren even hand made aromatic diffuser favors and custom menu cards to personalize the event for her guests. A slideshow created by the Bride and Groom filled with personal photos was played at the reception and brought tears to many of the guests!
Upon returning to the office after the wedding, Karren and Adrian personally stopped by to say thank you and presented me with the most yummy cake and treats from Porto's and the following card:
First of all, Adrian, me and my family would like to thank you for all your help during the wedding and all through out the entire wedding preparation. You've been so accommodating and very pleasant since we've met and have always being on top of things and have always an immediate answer to all my questions and concerns. It made the wedding prcoess not as stressful as others would describe it. Thank you for taking care of everything during the wedding. Your personal touch is greatly appreciated. We couldn't thank you enough. God bless and hope our paths will cross again.
Take care, Adrian and Karren Ramos"
A sweet couple indeed! Congratulations Karren and Adrian! I know you will enjoy a lifetime of happiness together, especially with such amazing families supporting both of you.
Here I am trying to emmulate the wedding photographers!
I took the ceremony aisle flowers and reused them to decorate the sweetheart table and cake table!
Thank you to the following wedding vendors:
FLORIST: Casablanca Los Angeles
DJ/LIGHTING/SLIDESHOW: Jun Alcantara
PHOTOGRAPHER: Dawn Lowrey
BAKERY: Rossmoor Pastries