We’re so excited to share that Inside Weddings has featured our Ocean View Dana Point Wedding Weekend! Keep reading for an excerpt from the feature and be sure to scroll down to see all the gorgeous photos! Big thank you to Jose Villa Photography for capturing the magical day!
“When we saw the views at The Ritz-Carlton, we were absolutely blown away and could not imagine getting married anyplace else,” the groom said. The venue beautifully fit the couple’s wedding theme and the feeling they wanted their event to evoke. “I loved that it struck the balance of beautiful ocean views with a formal elegance to accommodate a black-tie wedding,” affirms the bride.
“We were so touched by how many people came out to celebrate with us.”
For the reception, guests were seated at long mirrored tables or round varieties covered in crisp ivory linens by Luxe Linen. A blend of high and low floral arrangements featuring creamy roses, peonies, and hydrangeas helped to create a dynamic space that kept guests’ eyes moving about the alfresco site. “I envisioned an elevated garden filled with whites and soft blushes with pops of green,” explains Rachel of the design scheme. “Jonathan and the IEC team held multiple meetings with our vendors to enable each representative to share their input on how to bring these colors to life at our wedding.”
After dinner, loved ones moved indoors for the wedding cake, dessert, and more dancing. The Pacific Promenade was transformed into a club-inspired space that still beautifully complemented the wedding design introduced earlier in the day for the ceremony and reception. “It all felt like one cohesive party!” the bride shares of the night she didn’t want to end.
Accessories: Oscar De La Renta (Veil), Jimmy Choo (Shoes)
Beauty: Nataliya Ilkiv (Hair)
Bridal Designer: Oscar De La Renta, Orsolina Garcao (Seamstress)
Bridal Salon: Oscar De La Renta
Bridal Stylist: Dear Maradee
Cakes & Desserts: Delice Bakery
Catering: Pat’s Restaurant And Catering
Videography: Vidicam Productions
Rentals: Harry’s Party Rental, Revelry Event Designers
Floral & Event Design: Mark’s Garden
Invitations & Calligraphy: Laura Lines Calligraphy, Artscroll Printing Corp.
Jewelry Designer: Doppelt Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Lighting Design: MJ Lighting
Men’s Attire: Watson Ellis
Music & Entertainment: Naftali Band, Mordechai Shapiro, Design Sound, West Coast Music
Photography: Jose Villa Photography
Linens: Luxe Linen
Transportation: Empirecls Worldwide Chauffeured Services
Wedding & Event Venues: The Ritz-carlton, Laguna Niguel
Wedding Planners & Designers: International Event Company