Apr 04, 2016
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What is Luxury?LUX•U•RY} Luxury is supplying a sumptuous level of wants and desires before ever having to ask. Having every need catered to, every service available, and leaving you nothing more to do than enjoy the moment and create memories to last a lifetime is how we define true luxury.
The Ultimate Wedding ExperienceThe Ultimate Wedding Experience is for the couple that wants effortless luxury and every consideration of comfort and style, Brought to you by Alchemy Fine Events and the “Pink Lady” herself, the iconic La Valencia Hotel. The designers of your special day are the ideal combination of skill and place, They customized your wedding to be as stunning as the destination and as enchanting as the property. You and your guests simply arrive for a weekend of (understated) luxury filled with seaside celectrations in the village of dreams.
The package includes the following exclusive services:
• Luxury hotel accommodations, including villas and suites• Gift cards for neighboring restaurants and shops• Water sports and golfing• Spa services and yoga classes• Rehearsal dinner celebration on a private yacht for the wedding party • Welcome reception on the Ellen Browning Park overlooking La Jolla Cove • 5-Star chefs preparing custom menus for each of your gatherings• Top wedding vendors including design, planning, photography, videography, beauty, fashion styling and
entertainment• Custom designed decor to suit your style• Bon Voyage brunch with parting gifts
La Valencia began making memories when it opened in 1926 and has since played host to a who’s-who of dignitaries, celebrities and world travelers. Now, fresh from a multi-million dollar revamp, this vintage coastal retreat invites you to become part of it’s history while making your very own. The distinctive Mediterranean silhouette with its pink exterior and landmark tower, elegant gardens accented with colorful Spanish tiles; intimate spaces and panoramic vistas, all impart an atmosphere of storybook elegance, creating one of the most romantic and sought-after wedding locations in Southern California.
La Valencia can be your very own private villa for this amazing and beautiful life changing event. The entire hotel from chef to concierge will be there exclusively to serve you. You and your guests will delight the entertainment, world-class shopping, championship golfing and so much more!
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Meet the Pink Lady
Energizing, gleaming and very cosmopolitan; the tiny coastal village of La Jolla is San Diego’s treasure. With its breathtakingly beautiful, chiseled hillsides dotted with opulent mansions cascading dramatically into the ocean, 19th century Spaniards aptly nicknamed it “the jewel.” Waves crash against the coves and cliffs where celebrities and sea lions alike come to explore and bask in the year-round sun. Adding to the natural beauty is an abundant trove of unique shops, custom jewelers and fashion salons tucked between quaint cafes, sassy restaurants and world famous museums. It’s easy to see why everyone from conquistadors to Hollywood royalty have found this gem of a town so alluring.
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TORREY PINES GOLF COURSE
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A Warm Welcome
From unforgettable living narratives to fairy-tale culinary experiences and glorious themed events, we insure that every step leading to the wedding day is perfect. We have curated unique events to celebrate the traditional in an ‘untraditional” format, selecting superb settings, award-winning cuisine and meticulous, personalized support. A perfect experience for you and your guests, where the only surprises are ones that delight; welcome to the rehearsal dinner. Your rehearsal dinner is anything but a rehearsal – it’s the real thing. Guests will be transported to the San Diego Harbor to board the private yacht for sunset cocktails and dinner. Indulge in the intimacy of the event on the wide waters of the San Diego Bay.
Post rehearsal, join the full guest list as they start their own welcome celebration. Ellen Browning Scripps Park hosts an informal welcome celebration, chefs at menu stations, mixologist at the ready – all against the backdrop of the La Jolla Cove. La Valencia’s signature turret sparkles in the starlight just steps away from the party, her team readying guest rooms and turn down amenities for guests to find upon their arrival back to the property.
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Savor the FlavorsLa Valencia’s Executive Chef’s ability to seamlessly meld unexpected flavors, paired with the resort’s bespoke wine and liqueur list, creates an unparalleled evening worth savoring. Nowhere else will diners encounter the perfect combination of atmosphere, flavor and attention to detail. Culinary meetings with the Chef and the team insure your final menu will boast seasonal plus sensational preferences to satisfy all palettes.
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Make it Your OwnPersonalize every detail with bespoke designs tailored to you by Vanessa Van Wieren of Alchemy Fine Events. Each selection from linens, chairs, and dinnerware translates your style and chemistry to exceed your vision. Against the Pacific Ocean backdrop, table top design and guest seating embrace and compliment the essence of Southern California luxury.
However, not limited to the visual artistry, Vanessa will work with you and the Chef to create an incredible menu with each course designed to delight. She conceptualizes the entire weekend of events with superior appeal to every sense.
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Make a MemoryUnparalleled sophistication and style, wedding ceremonies at La Valencia are unforgettable experiences. Capturing the spirit of the Bride & Groom, couples marry old customs with new trends in ever-glamorous celebrations tailored to reflect their individuality. As with every wedding, the ceremony sets the tone for the occasion. From the dress to the food and everything in-between, individuality reigns at La Valencia.
“Love! Love until the night collapses!”
- Pablo Neruda
A Mediterranean style “cathedral”, La Sala sets the stage with artisan ceiling murals, wrought iron chandeliers, extraordinary tile mosaics and large scale picture window with full ocean views as the setting.
The guest list sits in thrall as the Bride journeys 50 feet down a center aisle to greet her husband to be. For a dramatic, yet intimate location, La Sala invites your friends and family to enjoy and celebrate your love and exchange of vows. A Romeo & Juliet mezzanine balcony is the location for your solo violinist, vocalist or classical arrangement.
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TalentDesign & Planning: Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations
Location: La Valencia Hotel
Culinary: La Valencia Hotel
Photography: Jana Williams Photography
Videography: Joel VanZ Videography
Beauty: Fiore Beauty
Fashion Styling: Hall & Saks
Bride & Groom transportation: NetJets
Guest Transportation: Uber
Yacht & Luxury Car Service: Prestige Motor Sports
Design & Planning: Vanessa Van Wieren
Fashion Styling:Adrienne Saks
Coordination: Catherine Bachelier Smith
Venue : Rita Moore
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