Introducing weddings at La Valencia with images courtesy of their partners.
As the babies get bigger and the world gets smaller, one of the things I love the most about my job is the ability to work anywhere. And when anywhere is at La Valencia.....Well, that's just the little pink cherry on a very tasty cake!
Affectionately called "The Pink Lady of La Jolla" and "La V" by it's guests, the resort is not only a historical landmark along the coast, but a stunningly beautiful one.
I was formally introduced to La Valencia at Engage 2016 by the property's wedding specialist, Bobby Fader, but I was familiar with the building long before that. Still, making a love connection with the in-house wedding specialist allowed me go head over heels into the space in a way that very few could.
While Las Vegas is a wedding destination for many throughout the world, many of our locals seek to escape the desert and plan their own destination elsewhere. Many choose La Valencia for so many reasons. The La Valencia specializes in "creating a life time of wonderful memories. Our beautiful boutique hotel has been hosting weddings, receptions, and grand affairs since 1928." La Valencia features beautiful gardens, delicious food and great service, making it an ideal spot to celebrate love and marriage.
When you check into La V, it's like going home. Only to one with the most stunning backyard you have ever known. The staff knows your name. The chef prepares meals to your liking, in both two beautiful restaurants and through in room dining. The pool is heated to 82 degrees year round, and there is live music 5 nights a week. Just steps away you will find Ellen Browning Park where the Sea Lions live and the whales swim by.
But back to Bobby. He's the one who breathes life into the space and truly makes the experience unforgettable. I am a great writer, but Bobby says it best when he tells:
It’s all about the little moments
People always ask me what makes me so happy about what I do. The answer is really easy for me. I have a job that allows me to create special moments in people’s lives and to truly make an impact on their history and story in a wonderful and amazing way that lasts a life time. There is great joy in seeing your couples return year after year and to watch their families grow and know that you were able to play a part on such a wonderful beginning.
For me, a wedding with us is never just about the day. There is a joy in the planning process. Meeting the friends and family and getting to be creative with the couples. My vision is to create an experience over the entire weekend that would be unforgettable and stress free.
At the end of the day it’s all about the little moments that happen over the wedding weekend. It could be the private moment between mother and son, or the simple way the groom looks at the bride when she doesn’t notice. It’s these little moments that make me every weekend fall in love with love no matter how corny it might sound.
The property is right there, waiting. And after spending Mother's Day on the property, I will be returning this week to work alongside of the team. Each time I arrive there something new to discover. Check it out for yourself and if you are interested in checking our La V for your wedding, let me know. After all....It feels like home.
Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend.
An internationally acclaimed speaker, Andrea appears and speaks at events for the Engage! Luxury Wedding Summit, NACE, The Knot, the Wedding MBA, and more. Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013, 2015, 2016), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love!
Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.