Ashley and I met with JoLise from Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach to go over the initial planning for our wedding. She was very friendly and talked us through some ideas that have been used in the past for decorating the space. She discussed the contingency plan in case it rained the day of the wedding and showed us some of the hotel rooms where our guests will be staying. She offered a tasting to try out the food before picking out the hors d’oeuvres and signature drinks for our cocktail party. As we were discussing some of the ideas, I couldn’t help getting excited about our day. We inked our names on the contract so it is set. May 3rd will be our day.
Manhattan Beach, CA
Saturday May 3, 2014