Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Spectacular Wedding at Four Seasons Westlake

Photo by Yitzak Dalal

We are so grateful to be on the referral list at the Four Seasons Westlake Village.  They introduced us to the most wonderful couple who gave us the pleasure of planning a platinum wedding weekend for over 100 guests within three months.  Not to mention on one of the most popular and exciting wedding dates ever!  Nicole and Eric took advantage of the once in a lifetime opportunity to have their wedding date fall on 11-11-11, an anniversary date that would be impossible to forget! 

Photo by Yitzak Dalal

The couple got married at the Four Seasons Westlake in a stunning indoor ceremony.  The room was fiilled with beautiful floral arrangements of white, cream, blush, soft pink and champagne created by the Hidden Garden with lush petals down the custom aisle runner.   Along the aisle were shapely glass vases with hanging crystals and a beautiful display of dripping florals on top.   These were complimented with  clusters of glass cylinders with floating candles.

Photo by Yitzak Dalal

The couple incorporated traditions from both their Jewish and Christian backgrounds.  The spectacular chuppah was draped in fabric and adorned with floral tie backs and flowers covering the top and sides of the structure.  There was a crystal wall hanging from the back. 

After the ceremony, guests moved next door for cocktails and delicious tray passed hors d'oeuvres.  The room was draped with white chiffon fabric and decorated with white pods of lounge furniture with champagne pillows.

Photo by Yitzak Dalal

The reception took place in a gorgeous tent on the Pagoda Lawn that was also draped from head to toe in white fabric and decorated with crystal chandeliers and hanging crystals. 

Photo by Yitzak Dalal

Nicole loves crystals and all things "Bling"!  Brilliant cut crystal paper weights were given to the bridal party as one of the many their many gifts and used instead of place cards.

Guests danced under the tent on the custom white dance floor with Nicole and Eric's monogram.  DJ Jon Brown of Unite Entertainment kept the party going all night long!

Fabian from Event Designs by Fabian provided all of the lighting, draping, custom dance floor and lounge furniture.  Kimberly Bailey from The Butter End Cakery created this stunning 7 layer cake that was as delicious as it was beautiful!
Photo by Yitzak Dalal

We would like to thank our entire team of vendors and the Four Seasons Westlake Village staff for all of their help in making Nicole and Eric's wedding dreams a reality!  Special thanks to Hidden Garden,  Unite Entertainment, Event Designs by Fabian, Elegant Designs Specialty LinensWildflower LinenTown and Country Event RentalsClassic Party RentalsPhoto Illusion PhotoboothThe Studio Agency, Olivia Vaatate with A Stitch in Time, Yitzak Dalal Photography, The Write Shot Photography, Original RunnersThe Talent Plan, and Elegant Music.

Be on the lookout because this wedding is going to be published in 2012 in an undisclosed magazine.

Much Gratitude,
Mary Dann-McNamee

Mary Dann Wedding and Party Coordinators

Friday, November 25, 2011

Monique Lhuillier Sample Sale! 12/4/11

It’s almost December which means it’s Monique Lhuillier's sample sale time again!  

Here are the details:

Hope to see you there!

Much Gratitude,
The Mary Dann Wedding and Party Coordinators Team

Friday, November 18, 2011

A Beautiful Afternoon at The Pasadena Museum of History

This week I had the pleasure to visit with some talented people in the wedding industry at a lovely venue.  The Pasadena Museum of History is located on a two-acre property on the corner of Orange Grove Blvd. and West Walnut Street in Pasadena.  It is a hidden gem!  

For weddings up to 200 people, you and your guests will enjoy stunning backdrops of historic buildings and lush gardens.  Ceremonies take place on the steps leading up to the majestic Beaux Arts style Fenyes Mansion.

After the ceremony, guests can enjoy cocktails on the lawn.

Receptions are held out on the lawn by the gardens.

We can thank one of our favorite women in the wedding industry for bringing us all to the Pasadena Museum of History.  Jen O'Sullivan, amazing photographer and marketing extraordinaire, began the organization that we were there to support.  Event Specialists International is made up of a group of extremely talented wedding and event specialists that help build each member's business to achieve success.

Here are some of the amazing members that were also there to showcase their amazing work.

The lovely ladies of The Butter End Cakery!  Kimberly Bailey never ceases to amaze us with her stunning and delicious cakes!  We were all very lucky to sample some delicious flavors!

Music and sound was provided by Steven and Jason from 11H Entertainment.  Not only do they have awesome DJs, but they specialize in the Infusion Xperience that combines the talents of "Outrageously Skilled Musicians, World-Class DJs, and Etraordinary Emcees".  We love 11H Entertainment!

Beautiful floral arrangements were created by Wisteria Lane that is a full service eco friendly floral studio.  They specialize in unique designs and all of their flowers and succulents are locally grown.

The event was catered by Meg Hall of Made by Meg!  I loved the Curry Flavored Popcorn and mini twice baked potatoes!

Saul Hirschhorn from Designer Event Rentals brought in all the linens!  They carry a wide variety of products including linens, chairs, bars, dance floors, and furniture.  Saul is a delight to work with!  I know first hand having worked with him on my own wedding!

Copper Willow Paper Studio provided all of our name badges and specialize in custom letterpress!  They are extremely talented and can help you create custom invitations and wedding stationery.

Some of the guests of the event were lucky to be beautified by Betsy diFrancesca, who was showcasing her make-up artistry.  Betsy's forte is giving brides a "natural look with an understated elegance" or as she often says, "the most beautiful version of you."  

It was a lovely day, enjoyed by all!  Thank you, Jen O'Sullivan for inviting us to the Event Specialist International Social!

Much Gratitude,


Carrie Goldberg
Mary Dann Wedding and Party Coordinators

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mary Dann Wedding and Party Coordinators on Rue la la

Mary Dann Wedding and Party Coordinators is thrilled to be teaming up with Rue La La!

Starting this Thursday, we will be offering our Three-Month Wedding Countdown Package at a very special 20% discount.  

Don't wait, because this Rue La La deal must be redeemed between November 11, 2011 and May 11, 2012 and your wedding date must be by or before June 1, 2012.

We can't wait to help you plan your special day!