This week, Illuminated Events would like to spotlight Julie & Dominik's wedding! Although, they got married at the courthouse many months before, the couple wanted to share their love by having a small ceremony and reception for family and friends. We had the privilege of working with them to put together an intimate celebration.
For their second ceremony and reception, the planning process started out smoothly but at the last minute, their venue needed to be switched! What a nightmare! "What started as out as a breeze... suddenly became a complete crazy fest", Julie recalls. They had to find a new venue, rearrange all their vendors and spend their downtime before the wedding making last minute changes. Thankfully, all their vendors were able to work with them and make sure everything was good to go for their event. Even though things were a little crazy leading up to the wedding, Julie says they “had an amazing night filled with love and laughter.”
photography by Jennifer Lourie
We have had the privilege of working with Simone of Orange County Beach Weddings to put together multiple weddings for her clients.
There are so many reasons to have a beach wedding. There's just something about the natural light and sound of the waves that creates an atmosphere that says there is nothing more important than the lifelong commitment taking place at that moment. Beach weddings are a contemporary spin on the traditional wedding that can be planned in many different ways. They can be large or small, charming, whimsical, classy, chic or any combination one can think of. The beach can offer a casual vibe, which allows you to relax and your guests to be comfortable as well. Their can be a platform set up for the wedding aisle or you can opt to walk on the sand and go for the sandal/barefoot route! Some couples will even provide a basket of sandals for their guests to use. Messy up-dos or loose flowing hair is a great choice for a bride and her bridal party since the beach breeze adds an exotic twist to any hair style. There are many aspects to putting together any wedding but with these particular ones it is always good to ask your wedding planner beforehand if there are any permits required.
We look forward to working with Orange County Beach Weddings on more weddings in the future!
Each year an elegant and glamorous black and white ball is thrown to raise money for the leading respiratory hospital in the country, National Jewish Health. In addition, the ball gathers supporters and leadership in the Los Angeles and Western Region to celebrate the hospitals accomplishments from the previous year.
At the ball, National Jewish Health honors two leaders in business and their community. These individuals show a commitment to giving back to their community. A trait that rings true throughout their whole lives, professional and personal. The 2015 Honorees were George Blanco, managing partner at Avant Advisory Group and Sunnie Kim, CEO at Hana Financial. Both honorees were given the Humanitarian Award.
Catina Lesavoy, Senior Associate Director of Special Events, recalls that her favorite part of the ball this year was the video that they create and play for the guests. "It paints a clear and relevant picture of why we do what we do, and the direct impact on the lives of our patients." She also wanted to do a shout out to the band, NightShift from Citrus College. "They were so fabulous and had everyone up on the dance floor all night long!"
The $400,000 raised this year will be spread across all of the lifesaving work that takes place at National Jewish Health. The money isn't restricted to any specific program, but goes where it is needed the most!
photos curtesy of Skip Hopkins Photography
John was a pilot and Tina a ticket agent. Not only did Tina's smile and warm personality make customers feel better but it also caught the captain's eye.
As John worked as an airline pilot he couldn't help but notice the pretty girl at the ticket counter. Eventually John was able to convince Tina to be his co-pilot through life and he wanted to make their background a big part of their special day!