The Grand Del Mar Wedding Planners Retreat

The Grand Del Mar Wedding Planners Retreat 150 150 La Fete Weddings
Words can not describe what a blessing it has been to attend this phenomenal wedding planners retreat that The Grand Del Mar hosts every year. This was the forth time we have had the pleasure of attending and I must say they have done it again!! Paige and Charles, you really know how to throw a great party and this past week was filled with wonderful memories. The first night speaks for itself… and if you didn’t have a fun time at this event, there had to be something wrong with you. Check out how they transformed this ballroom into an fun filled carnival! Photos have been provided by the talented Mr. Boyd Harris. 
The following day we were all shuttled to the fabulous San Diego Zoo Safari Park. We were welcomed by this small creature, Tattoo the armadillo and then sat down together and enjoyed a wonderful lunch! We spent the day touring the exhibits and getting to know one another better.
That night we sat down to a fabulous 5 course dinner at Addison, Southern California’s only 5-Star & 5-Diamond Restaurant. What a incredible dining experience for all of us. Being invited to this event is something we look forward to every year, so a massive THANK YOU to Paige & Charles from The Grand Del Mar for showing each of us how fun it is to be on the other side of planning parties. We feel so blessed to be included and so honored to be a part of this inspiring group of people.

Grand Del Mar~ 6 Irresistible Principles of Fun~

Grand Del Mar~ 6 Irresistible Principles of Fun~ 150 150 La Fete Weddings

We had the best time at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego a few weeks ago. What an amazing location for weddings and events. The principle I will hold onto from this is “Spend time with those that make you Sparkle” I love that! We hope you enjoy some of the images taken by Boyd Harris that we put into a fun collage showing the details of our time there. Thank you again to Paige Levy Kouretchian and Charles Stuart for the amazing memories and fun!

The Grand Del Mar in San Diego

The Grand Del Mar in San Diego 150 150 La Fete Weddings
I had the most incredible time last month at the Grand Del Mar resort in San Diego. I was one of two planners from the Santa Barbara area invited to The Wedding Experience. Forty~five planners attended from Southern California. They really showered us with everything a bride would experience at the venue. The pictures below will show you just a few highlights of my time there. The photos were given to us by the very talented Boyd Harris who captured the experience very well and I wanted to share them with you.
The fashion show was care of M Bride.



One night they had us have a “Top Chef” style Cook Off. Here is my team…while we didn’t win we had fun with the competition.
Brunch terrace ~ chairs by Chameleon Chair Company and linens from Wildflower Linenstwo companies I love working with. Isari Flower Studio did the flowers.

One of the ceremony locations all decorated at night! It was magical….Isari Flower Studio did the florals ~ lighting by PSAV.

The doors entering The Capella, the chapel on the Resort. 

The reflection lawn, another location for ceremonies on the property.
Dinner for us in one of the ballrooms, which includes two fireplaces. Florals were absolutely stunning by Kathy Wright and Co. 

Another view of the Chapel
Personalized silk wrapped menus, and place cards~
The Epicurean Umbrella set the most amazing candy bar I have ever seen~ The bars and furniture were provided by Rrivre Works. 

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