Monday, September 22, 2008
Christine And Kirk's Moroccan Paradise
In the heart of downtown LA, hidden between the skyscrapers, is an exotic, Moroccan oasis known as Hotel Figueroa. This is the one-of-a-kind location that Christine and Kirk chose for their nuptials on Sept. 20, 2008. Their goal was to create an unforgettable and unique experience for their guests and by all accounts, they succeeded!
The ceremony and reception, being lit mostly by candle light, added to the ambiance of the well decorated surroundings. The officiant actually quoted Dr. Seuss as part of the vows. Another hint that this was not your typical wedding! Christine's choice for the end of the ceremony recessional song was Shirley Bassey's incredible cover of Pink's "Get The Party Started".
The owner of the Hotel, Uno, was actually on site, making sure every detail was taken care of. Uno is a man with an eye for detail. During set up, he even straightened out some of the reception tables that were slightly out of place. Now that's service!
Kudos also go out to Laura, from Rebel Belle Weddings, who was invaluable in coordinating and keeping the reception flowing.
In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, these newlyweds opted for a gourmet cupcake pyramid. Their first dance, another unusual choice, was Springsteen's "Drive All Night". Party music ranged from "Islands In The Stream", "It's Raining Men", "SexyBack" to an actual tango (by request).
I closed the evening out with another of Christine and Kirk's favorites, "To Make You Feel My Love" by Garth Brooks.
Here's to another great beginning!