Melanie and E.R. planned a traditional hotel wedding at the US Grant in San Diego. The hotel offered separate ballrooms for the ceremony and reception and had a grand luxurious feel that fit right into Melanie’s vision for soft, romantic decor. The Crystal Ballroom, where the couple had their ceremony, had so many gorgeous details, so they decided to keep things simple. They added rose petals for the aisle and three different sized floating candle vases. Two grand floral arrangements of pink and white roses, hydrangea and gladiolus flanked the alter space where a table draped in sparkling silver held decorative votives and the candles they used for their traditional candle lighting ceremony.
For the reception in the Presidential Ballroom, Melanie and E.R. went for a romantic vibe in shades of pink, gray and silver. “The room was mainly lit by the lavender uplights outlining the room. Our lovely cake was the first thing that guests saw as they entered the ballroom and sat down. They were treated to more pink and gray as well as candles. For our sweetheart table, we really just had more of the same – flowers and candles and a blinged out table cloth!”, says Melanie.
The pink and gray theme carried over to the bridal party’s styling as well. Melanie’s bridesmaids wore rose pink chiffon gowns and carried bouquets of pink and blush roses and greenery tied with silver ribbons. Their look was completed with sparkling rhinestone accessories. E.R.’s groomsmen were dapper in gray suits with pink ties while E.R. paired his gray suit with a black tie. Melanie was the picture of romance in her traditional princess-cut ballgown with its sweetheart neckline, gold bodice details and airy tulle skirting. Later, for dancing, she changed into a sleek red gown and partied with her new husband and their guests, until they danced their last dance of the night to Ed Sheeran’s Perfect. Sounds perfect to us!
Photographer: Eder Photo//Other Location:Excellent Designs//Photo Booth Equipment:Pixster Photo Booth//Hair Stylist:Mens Warehouse//Cinema and Video: The Wedding Entertainment Collective//Makeup Artist: Flora Makeup//Linens and Coverings:Concepts Event Design//Event Planner: One Fabulous Event//Bakery:Jenny Wenny Cakes//Reception Venue: THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel//