Jenn + Jeff, Serra Plaza
It’s no secret that planning the perfect wedding is a difficult feat, but when it comes together, there is truly nothing like it. It’s amazing to consider that on an ordinary day this year, while the world continued to rush around and move here and there, two people paused time and committed their lives to one another, making that normal day the perfect day. Jenn + Jeff married at Serra Plaza, and we’re here to share with you the sheer beauty of the occasion. The delightful ease and seamless movement of the event was made possible by coordinators Courtney Mendell and Brandi Smith of High Society Event Planning and our Event Specialist, Nickie Good. Starting at their respective rooms, Jenn and her bridesmaids got dolled up while Jeff and his groomsmen suited up and got dapper. Graceful and winsome, Jenn wore a lace, luxuriously embroidered dress with a delicate, beaded sash and Queen Anne neckline. Jeff wore a fitted suit with a faintly striped skinny tie, while his groomsmen had on blush ties, pairing with the subtle tones of the varying bridesmaids’ dresses. Both parties paused for photographs in the stunning, draped loggia, just before the final walk into the Grand Plaza Courtyard. The courtyard flows with peace and resplendence, embodying the pure and natural qualities of Spanish architecture. With gorgeous flowers and foliage by Inviting Occasion filling pots and decorating a running fountain, and chandeliers hanging from market lighting, one almost can’t imagine a more serene place. As if the place couldn’t look any better, in walks Jeff followed by the bridesmaids escorted by the groomsmen. Then, veil and all, Jenn appears, walking over flower petals to meet her man at the altar. Vows are said, applause and shouts echo through the olive trees, and what to do now but eat, drink, dance, and carry on the festivities in celebration. Jeff and Jenn were off to take their first photos as newlyweds, and while waiting, everyone enjoyed His and Hers signature cocktails and Hors d’ Oeuvres—featuring our Bruschetta Pomodoro served on herb toasted sliced baguette with a Cilantro Cream, Filet and Wild Mushroom Wellington with Bernaise Sauce, and Chicken Empanadas. The reception began and guests were seated, savoring the moments with their loved ones. The main course was served—our delectable Filet of Beef with Chicken Parmigiana—and speeches were given, everyone sharing in laughs and heartfelt memories. As for dessert, its a wonder how they were able to cut a cake so pretty, but they managed. They chose our three tier cake—the top two layers, chocolate with Vanilla Bavarian Filling, and the bottom layer, Marble Cake with Chocolate Bavarian Filling. If that’s not enough, we also passed our scrumptious Cookies & Milk Shots. As the sun went down the music kept up, everyone celebrating the new, happy couple, honoring their love with dance moves both interesting and impressive. People hopped over to the Photo Booth, dressing in props and putting on a show for the camera. The garner and bouquet were both tossed and caught, and the celebration of their beautiful commitment in love continued through the night. Congratulations Jenn + Jeff! We are honored that we were able to be a part of such an amazing day. We wish you the best of years to come. Special thanks to Josh Elliot for the outstanding photography, capturing the timeless day of elegance and allure.