Sunday, October 30, 2011

Get a Head Start Planning for Your Wedding

Thanksgiving is less than a month away. Why is this relevant to couples who are planning to get married or those who are planning to propose to their significant other? The engagement season is upon us. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, and New Year's Eve are when many couples get engaged. According to Fair Child Bridal Group about 26% of marriage proposals take place in November and December.

With the engagement season upon us, and if your planning to get engaged or just got engaged, start planning now to get a head start. One of the first things couples book for their wedding and reception is the reception and the ceremony site. Once you have these two secured, you will find many of the details to plan for. If you want to get a head start, go online and start researching.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Different Type of a Setup

Colors: Black and Green

One our favorite set ups. This event was for about 450 guests, but the client only wanted seating for about 150 guests. The food, set up, service and d├ęcor were all designed to create a free flow informal atmosphere. We designed the Laguna ballroom for dancing and set up only cocktail tables. All appetizers were tray passed butler style. We also had two pasta and salad stations, a dessert bar and a sushi station in the Laguna ballroom. The Newport ballroom was set up with pool tables and video games for guest to enjoy playing all night.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Catering at the Vibana Los Angeles

Many of our guests don't know that Pacific Hills also provides off-premise catering at different venues, locations, private residences and more.  We had the honor of catering Juliana and James' wedding at the Vibianna in Los Angeles.  They actually had visited our venue at one of our open houses and had fallen in love with the food.

Vibiana  is a gorgeous 18th century gothic church with amazing architecture and is rented for different events.  The is probably one of my favorite venues to work in, mainly becuase of the unique architecture and the overall look of the venue.  The lighing was done by the lighting guru's, Amber lighting and the event was coordinated by the very talented Kevin Covey.  If you are looking for a coordinator that not only does things right but has done numerous successful events, he is the one get.  Please visit him at

Clinton Foundation Fundraiser

Pacific Hills had the opportunity to put together a fundraising dinner event for President Clinton's Foundation.  The foundation itself runs at only 4.5% cost versus other foundations which run at 15% - 30% cost so 95.5% of the funds that are donated go straight to charity.  Please visit and read more about this great foundation.

The event took place at a private residence in Newport coast and logistics was a bit of a challenge due to the size of the pool and lack of space in the back of the house.  So we hired a company to sub-floor the pool area and put chocolate brown carpeting so that we had ample space for guests to enjoy themselves.  The color scheme was white, chocolate brown and yellow.  We wanted to have that wow factor but also wanted guests to make sure they were comfortable.  The decor was done by none other than

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Grand entrance with a twist

This event was not at Pacific Hills but at some church.  Its a great way to make a grand entrance at your reception, although this couple did it at the church.   Incorporating performances and jazzing up your grand entrance will make your event more interesting and will set the tone for your reception.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

"I am a year old, but sorry I am taken"

            " I am going to steal her from the groom"

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