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Interior Design Trip to Ensenada

I recently went on an interior design trip to Ensenada, Mexico.  Our class went to visit the Riviera which is a building that was originally built to be a gambling hall during the Prohibition period.  Famous people such as Lucile Ball used to frequent the Riviera.  The Riviera has Spanish, Mexican and Moroccan influences throughout the building’s design.  The Riviera has a few ballrooms that can be rented out for events too!  We were able to see a lot of artifacts in the museum….some thousands of years old!  Tile from Chapultepec in Mexico city is in the building as well as design influence from Spain and Morocco.  There is so much history at this museum which is open to the pubic.  I highly recommend anyone in the area to visit the Riviera!  The bar area has paintings of the seven deadliest sins and the chandelier in the entrance is grand!  These are photos I took with my point and shoot that I wanted to share!  The trip in itself was so much fun!  After visiting the Riviera we went downtown Ensenada to eat and shop!  Ensenada is a beautiful city and if you haven’t been there, I highly recommend visiting.  Besides downtown, there are wineries with organic menus and great wine to taste!

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Love Filled Military Wedding!

The wedding celebration of Rachel and Christian Gonzales was held at the MCRD Chapel with the reception in the Bayview Room.  We loved this couple!  It was a military wedding with many friends and family traveling in from all over the U.S. to celebrate the wedding!  Rachel and Christian were such a lovely couple to work with.  Their appreciation and love for everyone was wonderful and their thoughtfulness showed through everything they planned throughout the wedding for their guests.  The couple had a neighbor and close friend officiate the wedding so it was even more special and memorable.  The sword arch was also handled by close friends.  The wedding colors were a lovely silver, platinum and hints of burnt orange.  The reception was exciting with Premier Entertainment covering the music and Lovely Photo Booth providing the photo booth fun!  The couple held a weekend of celebration for all the guests starting from their rehearsal dinner in Hillcrest to their wedding to the Sunday Barbeque at their home.  Vendors included Caprice Strings, Laura Christin Photography, Eagle Lion, Premier Entertainment, Barliz Flowers, Excellent Designs, and Lovely Photo Booth.  All photos courtesy of Laura Christen Photography.

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Creating A Romantic Honeymoon Suite

At Your Side Planning (formerly, Ah! Le Party) loves creating not only amazing weddings but romantic wedding night suites! We love beautifying the couple’s wedding night suite for them so that upon entering, they are greeted with candles, rose petals and champagne.   The most recent honeymoon suite we decorated was at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California.  We decorated the already gorgeous room with beautiful orange and white rose petals, candles and champagne!  We created hearts with the rose petals and put candles everywhere including the spa bath tub.  We created a number “9” for the month and J & M for the couple’s initials.  The spa tub was illuminated with candle lightl.  After an amazing time at their Destination Coronado Wedding Theme at South Beach and Candelas on the Bay, Meliza and Justin entered their romantic suite ready to relax and enjoy their first night as husand and wife.  Meliza called us after the wedding to thank us for everything and was especially pleased with the honeymoon suite.  She says, “Every couple should do this!  It was “ours” and our first moment together alone to enjoy our moment!”

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Love happens at any age!

Love can definitely happen at any age!  My grandmother, Dolores who just celebrated her 80th birthday this month was just married!  She met Alex at her church over 10 years ago.  Dolores, a widow of 14 years lived alone in her modest cottage in Hollister, California.  She kept busy with gardening, cooking, church and volunteering at the local food bank.  Alex, also a widower began to help my grandmother, his good friend around her home a few years ago and that is when love blossomed.  Their friendship grew deeper and they realized how much they cared about one another.  Their wedding ceremony was held at their local church as well as the courthouse.  Dolores wore purple and Alex wore grey.  Close friends were witnesses in the intimate church ceremony which welcome close family and friends.  They plan to have a larger reception celebration later this year and a honeymoon in Hawaii.  They now share a home together in Hollister and enjoy every day with one another!


Brides Night Out Event a Success!

Recently, At Your side Planning (formerly, Ah! Le Party) was part of an amazing event for brides at Fluxx Nightclub in down town San Diego. Hundreds of brides came out for a night out and met some of San Diego’s hottest vendors! Fluxx showed off their Aquatic theme with a LIVE mermaid and a great fashion show was provided by Little White Dress.  The fashion press covered the event and the event was mentioned on Channel 92.5!  The event was amazing and everyone had a great time! The music was off the hook thanks to Mobile Music Plus! Thank you to all the vendors who participated:
Fluxx
Sunless Revolution
Flavio Photography
EPOD Photobooth
Sobelle Favors
Mobile Music Plus
Fabulous Skin Care by Vanessa
Classy Covers
Kevin Viner Entertainment
JFT Beauty
Everlast Fitness
The Little White Dress
Swanky Sugar
Israel Maldonado
Barbara Aguilar
Jackie Q Beauty
El Comal Catering




Thank you Flavio Photography for all the amazing photos!!