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Serena & Eli, Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club



Get ready to say WOW because this wedding was breathtaking! Living in Colorado, Serena and Eli wanted their guests to have an amazing wedding weekend experience at the gorgeous Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach and boy did they! Having the Botanical Lawn as their backdrop we truly transformed the space into a stunning event with something new to look at in every corner!

Their ceremony was intimate with a draped white tent filled with white lush florals and petals all along the aisle and guests got to enjoy a chilled glass of champagne through a hedge wall, so fun! The couple showed up not on foot but drove in with a Rolls Royce and Bentley, what an entrance! As guests made their way to cocktail hour they walked under a tunnel filled with greenery and hanging wisteria, another amazing entrance! They were shown to the stunning sixteen foot round bar and sleek lounge furniture for them to enjoy the amazing view all while being serenaded by a live violinist.

Now comes the grand finale of the night, reception! What was there not to love about this design! The black sleeved truss with not one, not two, but SIX chandeliers was the statement piece of the night and boy were guests taken aback at how gorgeous everything came together! If the chandeliers weren’t enough there was no detail missed on the tablescape from the upgraded napkins, upgraded velvet and gold tables, cut crystal glassware and gold flatware, and sparkly gold chargers! But of course we aren’t done yet; the couple had four bars within reception to do tableside cocktails with a show like a smoked old fashioned and had a champagne tower filled with Dom Perignon that the groom sabered himself! The night continued on with. The Mosaics from Dart Collective performing for guests all night long and topped off with Ethiopian coffee for guests to enjoy.

When I say this day was perfect, it was PERFECT and One Story captured every single detail of this day!


Planner & Designer: Gia Melendez || Photography & Videography: One Story Weddings || Venue: Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club || Floral Design & Decor: Square Root Designs || Lighting & Rentals: TMMPRO || Tent & Tunnel Structure: Above the Top Events || Ceremony & Cocktail Entertainment: Jeremy Green || Reception Entertainment: Dart Collective || Hedge Walls & Welcome Sign: Bader Collective || Live Champagne Wall: Dreams in Detail || Champagne Tower: Towers by Bottles and Blooms || Photobooth: Halogen Pictures || Cake: Grace and Honey Cakes || Day of Stationery: Signed and Sealed by Steph


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