Today I'm sharing my beach wedding reception! Why Long Beach, NY for my wedding? Well, if you haven't read before and are new I'll make it quick ;) Me and my hubby met in Long Beach a few years back when I was a surfing novice, and he, having surfed since he was a teenager, met me on that sandy beach and started teaching me some moves ;) Well ever since that day, we always went back and when we heard that the same year we got engaged the Allegria Hotel had opened we had to take a look. It was perfect! Modern, sexy, and beach all in one! So it was the perfect local for us. Ok now, back to the wedding day!
When we arrived at Long Beach, NY's Allegria Hotel we took our pictures in front of the hotel and at the beach, it was such a beautiful day that we took advantage of the day. We then took a look inside. We were so excited to see what the space transformed into. Our beach wedding plans became a reality! My colors were pale yellows, golds and pale pinks with some bright pinks for a pop of color. It all began with my luxury boxed wedding invitations that I designed using pale blush linen fabric with gold embroidery mixed with creams and gold foil printing. The inside pages contained our love story along with all the accommodation and wedding information for our guests. The wedding center pieces had two different looks. One used drift wood and florals all around while the other used white coral with orchids and more florals. I designed our custom menus with a pale pink and gold foil printing and the escort cards were in pale yellows and pinks that were placed in a custom white sand box display with our Surf boards on either sides. The background had our engagement pictures strung alongside pink orchids that draped in the background. I just loved seeing all the details come to life!
Lela Tip: Let me tell you ladies enjoy every minute, don't let anything get to you, there will be miss steps and some may be big ( my cool metal drummer and singer didn't show and they sent some random boring bass player for the cocktail party), but the time flies that it doesn't pay to wast even a minute of it being upset. Just have fun, take it in and try to remember every second of what you and your future hubby made happen on that special day. Now, Here are my picts! :)
Wedding Invitations, Menus, Escort Cards by Lela New York
Photography by Catherine Leonard
Flowers by Poppies & Posies
Lighting & Rentals: PBG Event Productions & Rentals
Entertainment/DJ: Entertainment & Sounds Unlimited