Saturday, February 18, 2017

Marina Del Rey Marriott - Kara + Ricky

Kara Lang & Ricky Romero's story is the classic "love at first sight" fairytale. Kara, being a former professional Canadian soccer player (experienced in two FIFA World Cups and the Olympic Games), met Ricky through work. After retiring from soccer, she pursued her career as a television  sports analyst. While covering a baseball story, she interviewed Ricky, who was a former pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays and is currently in the San Francisco Giants Organization. The two lovebirds hit a home-run since the day they met and have been inseparable from that moment on.

Atop the Marina dey Rey Marriott rooftop, Kara and Ricky, along with their adorable son, Sebastian, celebrated their love amidst their family & friends... Surrounded by gorgeous pampas grass cut from the hills of Rancho Palos Verdes (by none other than the bride herself, and with the help from our florist), they exchanged vows with the perfect California sunset illuminating the sky with hues of pink and orange. 

As guests entered the Bayview Ballroom for the Reception, they were welcomed by the panoramic views of the marina, coast and DTLA. The dinner reception space was adorned with a combination of tall & shorter vases of lush garden roses, ranunculus and hydrangeas, a long candle lit head table, and a modern gold monogram on the white dance floor. The guests were entertained by Mariachi Cachanilla while enjoying an variety of deeelicious vegan donuts from Donut Friend and freshly rolled Cuban cigars from El Canito Cigar Co. As the night of heartfelt toasts and dance-offs slowly came to an end, guests were encouraged to take the party downstairs where a 85ft In-N-Out truck was serving up Double Doubles & French Fries as their late night snack... a perfect way to end the evening! 

We couldn't be happier for Kara, Ricky, and handsome little Sebastian to continue this journey of life together. They are beautiful both inside and out, and with a night filled with love and sweet (& savory) delights all around, this amazing night will never be forgotten. Cheers to Kara and Ricky for a happily ever after, eh! 

The Amazing Vendors: 
Cake+Cupcakes: Top Tier Treats (Formally known as: Jamaica’s Cakes)
Cigar Roller: El Canito Cigar Co.
Donuts: Donut Friend
Florist: Bebuds Florist
Food Truck: In-N-Out Burger
Guitarist: Marco Tulio
Make-Up: Alicia Franchino (friend)
Lighting+Drapes: TMMPro
Linens+Chairs+Chargers: Stephanie’s Linens
Videographer: ByDesign Films