Who knew, at 5pm the sun would finally pop out from behind the fog. It did. All day a thick layer of fog fell heavy upon the land, then, quickly and suddenly the fog lifted and the sun beemed brightly til it set around 6:30 or 7pm. It was a fantastic wedding.
The reception was brilliant. From the moment guests walked into the room, there was a happy festive atmosphere. The grand entrance was quick, concise, elegant and lively. We swept right into the first dance, and directly into dancing right after that. The crowd got up to groove without hesitation. The party continued right into salads.
Dinner music consisted of requested jazz: Sade, Michael Buble, Sergio Mendez, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Herbie Hancock (to name a few). A few heart-felt speeches gave way back to dancing, which led into cutting of cake, and back to dancing.
On Friday, March 12 2010, I had the distinct honor to serve as musical host to the MPISCC conference and tradeshow at the JW marriott, downtown Los Angeles. The Marriott played host to over 100 of the best, biggest and brightest meeting professionals in Southern California.
The soiree began at 5pm sharp and ended around 7pm in the evening. It was a very cool and breezy night. The backdrop of the Ritz Carlton, and search-lights floated through the early evening skies. As the sun fell, the white lit furniture turned into pieces of art.
Many thanks to Kari Lusti (Petersen Museum) for directly connecting with me. Congratulations to Melanie Abbott. She won an 8 night stay in Hawaii. If you can believe it, someone else was picked before her, and they weren't on-site to claim the prize. Who wouldn't want 8 nights in hawaii???
Several of the participating sponsors included: Classic Party rentals, AFR event furnishings, BBJ linens, DJ Crash, LA Photo Party, Plan-it Interactive, Scentevents, and Tic Tock Couture Florals.
I had the pleasure to attend the Wedding Salon mix and mingle event at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset. Its located off the 405 freeway. The Luxe is a diamond in the ruff, in the literal sense.
It was nice to meet Tatiana from Wedding Salon. Tatiana also is owner of 4pm events. Tiffany Monday from Makeup by Berit. Janet Barnett from BarnettLifestyles. Chris from Paradise delight. Patsy from Patsy Ann designs. Luis from Stark Companies. A legendary affair. Nick Corona Photography... Sorry if I missed someone...
Luxe hotel is a wonderful spot for private events: weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthday parties and anything you can think of.
This was a special opening ceremony for the special event community. There were several hundred guests in attendance. I especially enjoyed watching the aerialist pouring sparkling wine for guests. The overall layout, lighting, food presentation was fantastic.
The team at the JW Marriott Downtown Los Angeles really has their game together.
The music style was Nu-Jazz, Acid Jazz, Nu-Disco all blended together. I think the music did well to compliment the lighting and atmosphere of the room.