Thursday, June 30, 2011

God Bless America!

We love all the flags on the boats in Newport Harbor! It is a wonderful community filled with
patriotic flair!

Ruby's Shake Shack- an iconic pitstop on PCH south of Corona del Mar! Yummy shakes and all american food with a view of the Pacific Ocean!

Crystal Cove State Beach, a gem and such a special spot for an all american picnic

My son on his Radio Flyer Wagon last year at our Beach House

Newport Harbor Boat Parade

I have always been a very proud american! My grandfathers fought in World War 2 and the Korean War and I am so grateful for the legacy of them and all of the military so we can all enjoy our amazing freedoms in the good ole USA. The older that I get the more I love this country, a few years ago at our home in Napa Valley I hosted a Red, White and Brew Party in our backyard poolside! It was so much fun, I asked guests to bring their favorite bottles of red or white wine and I provided the catering including Lavender Mojitos and Beer compliments of my husband's company Miller Coors! The menu was a nod to my grandpa Nelson and his amazing cooking & special summer recipes including a famous pickled cucumber salad! I even had a small table for the toddlers, children are such a fun element to a summer party! My husband even got involved creating a patriotic mix of songs in the IPOD for some amazing tunes, "Born in the USA" anyone?

This year we are celebrating at the beach and will be attending the Balboa Island Boat Parade with small boats and yachts alike festively dressed for the occasion and almost all proudly flying a Red, White and Blue American Flag! Crystal Cove for a beach picnic and flying a kite and bbq & bonfire at the beach ...smores anyone? and of course catching a baseball game are all on the agenda! A very americana weekend! The best part is we have a 2 year old son who has a Radio Flyer Wagon that will be festooned with patriotic colors! We just hope that it is a clear nite on the beach for the fireworks, it will be so fun watching it thru our son Dylan's eyes! We love making memories with family & friends. That is what it is all about!

This year our "Red, White and Blue" will be Red Velvet Cupcakes, White Wine (Cakebread Chardonnay!), and Bleu Cheese Burgers from our favorite Butcher (and of course fresh strawberries and blueberries from the local farmers market!)... Yummy!

Happy 4th of July to you and your loved ones and God Bless America!
Angela of Lulu Events

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cabo del Sol Wedding

Francesca and Andres were married in Los Cabos, Mexico, we worked together for 15 months scouting the perfect location and planning their dream day. These are just a few of the photos I received, there are so much more and many more details that made their special day so memorable. They celebrated for 3 days with 120 guests from around the globe. The welcome dinner kicked off the weekend events with a 7 piece mariachi band at a local restaurant overlooking the Pacific sunset.
A few highlights of the wedding day celebration:
The Lucky Guests were greeted on the Exclusive Cabo del Sol Golf course with Agua Frescas to keep them cool on a hot Mexican day, a violinist played for the personal ceremony. There was a Mexican trio playing at the cocktail hour while guests enjoyed ceviche, passed canapes and Mango Margaritas. After the ceremony guests were whisked away in golf carts to attend the dinner reception. Guests were greeted with miniature Tequila bottles with hand calligraphy to let them know what table they were to be seated in the Stunning Cabo Del Sol Clubhouse for dinner. The tables were named after mexican numbers (Uno, Dos, Tres etc) & guests were treated to oceanviews for dinner as well as some heartwarming toasts. The delicious five course dinner included a intermezzo to cleanse the palates of guests on a bed of iced bougouinvilla and each course was paired with Argentinean wines to give a nod to the groom's roots. At the end of the evening the guests were treated to a wedding cake with raspberry ganache. A five piece band Cabo Max played and the guests danced the nite away with amazing energy along with passed maracas for the guests to shake as they were grooving on the dancefloor! Congratulations to the happy couple! Photo Credit: