27Nov

A La Valencia Wedding Coordinated by Cynthia Zatkin Events

By, November 27, 2012

As a La Jolla native, I adore the La Valencia Hotel, or “La V,” as we call it here. It is such a wonderful location with a historic 1920’s feel to it. With its landmark pink color and Spanish elements, the La V feels very old California. And since it also boasts an updated interior, and amazing food and service, it feels very modern at the same time.

When it came time to decide on a destination wedding venue, Debi and Scott decided on the La Valencia, and they couldn’t have picked a better location. The couple decided to do the majority of the planning themselves, and brought my company in for day-of coordination. Whether we are hired for day-of or full service, we always put the same energy and dedication into planning the wedding day, and we produce the best results possible within the time given.

La Valencia Wedding with Cynthia Zatkin Events

I met with Debi and Scott about eight weeks prior to their big day to do a walkthrough at the venue. After going through questions regarding the set-up and timeline for their event, I created a detailed timeline, to serve as the master document for all the vendors.

La Valencia Wedding with Cynthia Zatkin Events

Since the La V is so close to the ocean, the pair were able to jet down to the waterfront with their wedding party for a few photos. The green huts shown here line the walkway along La Jolla Cove park, and make for an adorable backdrop.

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Debi and Scott both come from Jewish families, and it was very important for them to have Jewish traditions incorporated into their wedding. For example, The chuppah (wedding canopy), was crafted from the prayer shawls of the couple’s respective bar and bat mitzvahs. The prayer shawls were sewn together to represent the union of families. Very creative and so personal! The day’s events included a formal Ketubah signing prior to the ceremony, as well as traditional Jewish customs interwoven into the ceremony itself.

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The reception took place in the Veranda room, where Debi and Scott chose to begin the evening with the Hora! The idea was to have the guests up and dancing before dinner even began. I love these photos of Debi and Scott surrounded by family and friends – and their expressions are priceless!

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Rather than a traditional wedding cake, this couple opted for a small cutting cake, and a table of fantastic finger desserts from the amazing Michele Coulon. Lately, I have had a lot of couples opting for dessert displays, and a small ceremonial cake to cut. I love the idea and the look!

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Debi and Scott made use of the La Valencia’s white linens, brought in gold Chivari chairs with matching chargers, and had very minimalist white flower centerpieces. It was classy but simple – and purposely so. I love planning according to the tastes and personalities of my individual clients.

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I really enjoyed working with Debi and Scott! They were great decision makers and really enjoyable people, and I love that they just wanted a super fun party. Since my dad and his family are all Jewish, I appreciated the traditions, and really enjoyed the energy of this Jewish wedding. Mazel Tov!

La Valencia Wedding with Cynthia Zatkin Events

Coordinator: CZ Events
Photographer: True Photography Wedding
Venue: La Valencia
Bakery: Michele Coulon Dessertier
Linens and Rental: Raphael’s Party Rentals
Disc Jockey: Tim Altbaum Productions

30Aug

Outdoor Garden Wedding With Cynthia Zatkin Events

By, August 30, 2012

Our company is made up of a team of four coordinators, each priced by experience level. Because of this, we are generally able to accommodate any date and budget!  We offer three types of “Full Service” packages, which are designed to fit a wide range of coordination needs. In addition, we offer hourly consultation, “Day Of” and “Month Of” services.

Recently, I personally had the pleasure of working with Adrienne and Ben, who are such a cute couple!  They chose our “I Can Do Some of the Planning” Package, which was just right for them. They expressed that they wanted a fun, outdoor wedding, with a little bit of a whimsical, retro style.

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Adrienne and Ben were excited about doing something a little different. They wanted an outdoor, garden style wedding, with lawn games and gourmet food truck catering. I encouraged them to consider Heritage Park, just above Old Town.

San Diego Wedding Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events

San Diego Wedding Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events

It can be challenging to find an open green, grassy venue in the heart of San Diego that allows food and alcohol, so Heritage Park was perfect.  There are some logistical considerations, like bringing in all the rentals, and providing your own caterer. Adrienne and Ben could relax, though – as the event planner, we took care of all the details!

The cost to rent the space for the day is only $1,000. What a steal!

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San Diego Wedding Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events

Wedding in San Diego by Cythia Zatkin Events

Wedding in San Diego by Cythia Zatkin Events

Before the wedding, I had encouraged Adrienne and Ben to take bridal party photos at Balboa Park. The photos are gorgeous. Thanks True!

San Diego Wedding Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events

San Diego Weddings by Cynthia Zatkin Events

Adrienne wanted a natural palatte with some brights thrown in. She asked all her bridesmaids to choose their own dress in a similar hue. They looked amazing together – coordinated enough to work well in a photo, and different enough to add a variety of tone and texture.  For flowers, Adrienne chose bright oranges, yellows, and red wildflowers to add a bit of pop. And  for the guys, Adrienne chose suspenders and a variety of colorful ties.

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The tent was my favorite part of the reception. Adrienne wanted a simple white linen and a khaki napkin, which we got from La Tavola, and dark wood chairs in banquet-style seating.  Blush Botanicals provided the centerpieces and burlap runners!

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We did a simple place setting, perfect for the outdoor environment, and placed retro lollipops in various bright colors inside all the napkins. The look was so cute!

San Diego Wedding Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events

Adrienne and Ben hired the food truck Curiocity, and guests dined on sliders with parmesan fries, crab risotto, grilled cheese, and summer salad.  Yum!

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CAKE provided a variety of small cakes and pastries, which we set up on a dessert display just outside the tent.  That way, guests could see the treats awaiting them!

San Diego Wedding Coordinator Cynthia Zatkin Events

Part of my job is setting up an amazing event – the other part is finding great vendors (like DJ J of J Soul Productions) that help make the party really fun.  I think my favorite moment was watching the guests surround Adrienne and Ben for the Hora.  This wedding was beautiful, a little quirky, and a ton of fun!

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Photographer: True Photography
Coordinator: CZ Events
Venue: Heritage Park
Officiant: Rabbi Ian
Makeup: Skin Care Studio
Linens and Rental: La Tavola
Invitation: G2 Gaeta Graphics
Florist: Blush Botanicals
Disc Jockey: J Soul Productions
Caterer: Curiocity Catering

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