A Multi-Cultural Wedding at the Bahia Hotel | Coordinated by La Dolce Idea

By, February 21, 2013

At La Dolce Idea, I am incurably passionate about creating a memorable experience! My job is to help tell everything about you, together with the love of your life.

Recently, I was honored to help Adrienne and Morod plan their wedding from start to finish. The planning starting about one year before their big day. This beautiful couple tied the knot at the Junipero Serra Museum in Presidio Park near Old Town, San Diego. Afterwards, guests joined the newlyweds for a stunning reception at the Bahia Hotel in Mission Bay.


Adrienne and Morod wanted a chic ivory and gold celebration, with accents of burgundy.  As I guided the couple through the planning process, Adrienne took part in the selections and decisions along the way.


I love this black and white photo, showing the happy and relaxed couple right after the ceremony. Married and stress-free!


All of the flowers were designed by Laura Paglia with Sweet Ribbon Events, and were crafted to match the color palette. Throughout the venue, there were abundant florals in ivory and gold, with touches of burgundy. Adrienne’s all-ivory bouquet was beautifully decorated with a satin ribbon and a vintage brooch.


The Mission Ballroom at the Bahia Hotel was the perfect setting for the colorful, multicultural reception. Adding to the elegant ambiance were tall centerpieces, crushed iridescent linens, and gold Chiavari chairs by Sweet Ribbon Events.


The Father/Daughter dance was one of the biggest hits at the reception! Adrienne and her father choreographed a 5-minute mix that included a waltz, oldies, rap and even The Twist!


The wedding festivities included cultural traditions reflecting both the bride’s and groom’s families. For example, a Mariachi band played during the cocktail hour at the Junipero Serra Museum, while a henna ceremony was performed at the reception. Afghan dances were also included during the celebration.

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I love when brides (or grooms) plan a surprise element for their spouse. In Adrienne’s case, it was the groom’s cake. Morod had expressed the desire to have a groom’s cake at the reception for a long time, and Adrienne always shot down the idea. On the wedding day, right after the cake cutting, I had the groom’s cake brought out to the ballroom. It was a combination of a football field with the Dallas Cowboys logo, and a basketball with the Dallas Mavericks logo. Morod was taken completely off guard, happy and speechless!


Everything went smoothly that night, and it was exactly like Adrienne envisioned — picture perfect! Making my couples happy on their most special day is priceless.


Adrienne and Morod are the perfect example of my ideal couple. They are fun and hip, their celebration was sophisticated and timeless, and they made sure to pay respect to their cultural traditions. Each wedding is different, and I always try to incorporate those little details that make every wedding memorable.


Coordinator: La Dolce Idea
Photography: True Photography
Venue: Junipero Serra Museum and Bahia Hotel
Florist: Sweet Ribbon
Wedding Dress: The White Flower Bridal Boutique
Bakery: VG Donut & Bakery

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