March 3, 2011

Winter Wonderland Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

I just received the images for Joy and Tim's gorgeous wedding at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay and I had to share them right away! As always, the fun, fabulous Michelle Walker rocked it!

Although their wedding took place in the summer, Joy wanted an over the top, opulent winter wonderland wedding next to the coast, and she sure got it. Tall silver branches with hanging petals lined the long aisle way for Joy and the bridal party to process down to. Gloria Wong and Paige Benjamin created an enchanting winter scene right in the middle of summer!

The sentimental ceremony ended with not only a kiss, but the jumping of the broom (an African American tradition) and a dove release, followed by a stilt artist leading the way to the cocktail hour! As guests enjoyed delicious libations from the resort, they were entertained by a talented contortionist, a strolling magician, and beautiful string musicians.

The minute the ballroom doors opened, the guests found themselves entering another part of this beautiful event. The ballroom was transformed to become a magical, captivating, exquisite wonderland!




















One of my favorite parts of the evening was when Joy's sorority sisters and girlfriends serenaded her on the beautiful white dance floor!




The invitations are the first glimpse that your guests have of what your event will be like (besides the Save the Dates) so Joy and Tim spared no expense to send one of a kind invitations (in boxes!) to make their guests feel special.



Thank you to the talented team of Event Professionals that worked alongside us for this spectacular black tie affair!

Event Design: Gloria Wong Design
Catering: Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Photography: Michelle Walker Photography
Paper Goods: Peculiar Pair Press
Floral Design: Passiflora Design
Hair Stylist: Tre Major
Makeup Artist: Yolande Denise
Entertainment: Gregangelo & Velocity
Cake: Montclair Baking
String Quartet: Golden Gate Ensembles
DJ: Tony Sparks
Emcee: Nate Townsend
Lighting and Draping: Enhanced Lighting
Carpeting and Furniture Rentals: Blueprint Studios





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