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What I liked about… Amalis and Houman’s Wedding


Be prepared for a WOW wedding!

Amalis and Houman chose La Costa Resort for their one-of-a-kind wedding. The newly built ceremony site (Valley Promenade) was by far the best location to host their 230-person international wedding. They are a Persian couple so they kept to traditions yet added modern and unique elements.


They first started their theme with printing their invitations on Plexiglas (which they made themselves!)  and continued that theme throughout the event along with a purple / lavender / silver color palette.


The sofreh was designed by Amalis’ good friend Ladan by using clear glass and incorporating the wedding color scheme, it was a dream!


Amalis’ best friend, Shai officiated at the ceremony and she performed a hybrid of Persian and American traditions. After being pronounced husband and wife, Shai surprised the couple with a flash mob dance with thirty various guests from around the country. They danced to their favorite song from when Amalis and Shai were 16 years old!


Guests entered a lavender/purple and glass themed ballroom with a variety of table sizes and lounge furniture placed around a glossy white dance floor. The ballroom was back dropped by wide photos of Amalis and Houman from their engagement shoot.




The reception room included a candy station, a 24-feet serpentine dessert bar (both styled by me) with mouth-watering sweets by Elizabethan Desserts, and a three-tiered cake with Lucite boxes filled with crystals. The cake table was by kool Party Rentals.


The sweetheart table featured a mirrored top and rhinestones accented with orchids and baby’s breath. All the flowers and decor including the linens were provided by Floral Works.


The Teagan Taylor Trio played live music during dinner and then the dancing continued until 2am.


DJ Julius of E.E.I. rocked the house; Amalis and Houman ordered glow sticks to make the experience more fun. Guests were also entertained with a fun photo booth by Shutterbooth.


I have to thank Tim and Louise Wirick with 8twenty8 Studios a million times for the incredible pictures! They were amazing not only at the wedding (the images truly speak for themselves) but they also helped Amalis and Houman make their theme of  “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” for their engagement shoot come true. They used those photos for their save-the-date cards to remind their guests to get here in San Diego however they could (the couple loves travelling so it fit their personality). After the wedding they also decided to do a trash-the-dress photo session as well.

Congratulations to Amalis and Houman, it was truly an honor to be part of their fantastic day!

You can admire more pictures on my Website, and read Amalis’ thank you on my Fan Blog.

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