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Rainbow Floral Wedding at Grand Gimeno

Natalie added the finishing touches to her bridal look inside the Powder Room at Grand Gimeno while Marissa combed in her veil inside the Parlor. Both brides were ready for the big reveal. In front of the terracotta fireplace in the Foyer, Marissa and Natalie turned around to see each other for the first time that day. Smiles filled their faces as they admired each other’s beauty, and a kiss was exchanged. After a few photos, the couple joined their wedding party for group photos in the Olive Grove. Black suits and copper-colored dresses surrounded the brides and colorful bouquets and boutonnieres completed the ensemble. Memories were made while parading around the venue, then the group lined up for ceremony.

A live mariachi serenaded guests as they arrived and took their seats. Bright red, orange, gold, blue and purple flowers decorated the ceremony backdrop and marked the back of the aisle. Once everyone was in attendance, the wedding party made their entrances. Grinning from ear to eat, Natalie and Marissa made their walks down the aisle as guests watched in awe. Together in front of their closest friends and family, the couple read personalized vows, exchanged rings, and sealed the ceremony with a kiss. The crowd cheered as the newlyweds exited the ceremony into cocktail hour.

The pizza oven was pumping out Classic BBQ Chicken and Meat Lover’s Pizzas while servers tray passed Filet and Wild Mushroom Wellingtons and Beef Picadillo Empanadas. Our Craft Cocktail Bar was a hit and guests loaded their glasses up with fresh fruits, herbs, and syrups for their custom creations. The Bride’s signature cocktails, a Paloma and Gimlet, were also popular selections. Marissa and Natalie made their rounds to mingle with their guests, then invited everyone to take a seat for dinner.

Tables were topped with colorful floral arrangements and flickering candles setting the scene for a fun-filled evening. Once everyone was seated, the newlyweds made their grand entrance, shared their first dance, and took a seat at the sweetheart table. The first course of Ultimate Caesar Salad was served as soon as toasts began. Family and friends shared their fondest memories and glasses clinked in the air. Next, the entrée course of Classic Filet Mignon and Zucchini Lime Chicken with Roasted Broccolini and Smashed Baby Potatoes was served and enjoyed by everyone. After dinner, Natalie and Marissa cut into their 2-tier marble wedding cake and invited guests to indulge in our All American Dessert Station with a collection of S’more Macarons, Gourmet Rice Krispy Treats, Chocolate Ganache Brownies, Strawberry Shortcakes, and Chocolate Chip Cookies. The evening ended with many photos documented via photo booth and everyone showing off their best moves out on the dance floor.

Venue: Grand Gimeno // Catering: Jay's Catering // Photographer: Tara Beth Photography // Planning: Events by DeCor // Florist: The Little Branch // Mariachi: Mariachi Arcoiris // Beauty: Hannah Elisabeth Beauty and Glam by Shirley

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