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October 30, 2017

Huntington Bay Club Grand Opening

Last week we had the honor of welcoming the newest venue to the 24 Carrots family, the Huntington Bay Club. Anchored along a private cove in a picture-perfect seaside marina, we officially opened our doors to the newly renovated waterfront oasis.

With an expansive space and endless possibilities, we approached this grand opening embracing the California chic elements, showcasing our favorite parts of the venue. Playful details like song lyrics and pop culture references were nods to the lively tone of the venue, while elegant displays of impressive floral and design showcased the grandeur of the grounds.

Guests were welcomed to the venue with a beach bike entrance, already setting the tone of a waterfront destination. Upon entering, the Davenport ballroom’s sliding glass doors were wide open, as a seamless extension of the Terrace, the largest space on property. The Davenport welcomed guests with a “You Can Sit With Us” photo environment, and a bar stocked with our favorite lyric-inspired cocktails.


Carefully curated moments on the Terrace included a 20 foot long styled bar table, with immaculately designed florals by Lavenders Flowers and tabletop by The Ark and Tono + Co, a classic ceremony set up with the venue’s in-house chairs, and inviting lounge set-ups by Found Vintage Rentals.

Interactive elements on the Terrace for guests to enjoy were a photo/GIF halo booth by NEffect Productions and a taco carving station, complete with a custom created swing to hang Leg of Lamb, House-Made Beef Chorizo, and Crispy Pork Shank over a wood-fired grill.

Nautical lanterns lit the path, inviting guests to explore the rest of the outdoor property, starting with the Bayfront Beach. Adorned with festive cabanas and daybeds, the white sand beach makes for the perfect backdrop for a playful cocktail hour or sweet ceremony.

The fan-favorite Barefoot Bar was styled for this event as a masculine groom’s lounge, paired with a “Mussels on the Beach” food station. Steamed Mussels in Rose Wine were served in custom tin cans, a nod to Chef Nick’s time at The Cannery. The Barefoot Bar was adorned with a textured lounge, trophies, and leather-bound books, to complement the gorgeous view of the bay and the amazing sunset we had that evening.

Back inside the venue, the Humbolt Room boasted colorful lounge vignettes with beautiful poufs of flowers adorning each architectural column. The room was also host to a Corn Station, styled festively:

Upstairs in the Trinidad Ballroom, the wrap-around windows with sweeping harbor views were no match for the incredible beauty that Lavenders Flowers presented. A suspended installation of a floral ceiling complemented the high ceilings of the space but beyond anything, was truly eye catching and breath taking. Epic tunes by DJ Steve of Elevated Pulse and a Cereal + Milk dessert bar with coffee station completed the experience that had us dancing well into the night!



Special details that truly made the experience complete were sea salt favors for guests to remember us by, star-inspired stir sticks to channel your inner Beyonce, Kanye, or Drake (by the amazing Delovely Details), and custom over-sized menu boards, with calligraphy by A Fabulous Fete (fabrication and painting done in-house at 24C). All of the above was showcased stunningly with gorgeous lighting by Premier Lighting and Event Production, with purposeful care and thoughtful design.

Our vendor team delivered nothing short of perfection, and we are forever thankful to them for showing up in an incredible way. We are honored to share this adventure with so many amazing people, and will cheers to many more to come. Huntington Bay Club, welcome to the family.

(For venue questions and calendar availability, please visit http://huntingtonbayclub.com/contact/)

 

KUDOS

Venue: @huntingtonbayclub

Catering + Bar: @24carrotscatering

Floral Design: @lavendersflowers

Furniture + Lounge: @foundrentals

Tabletop: @theark_, @tonoandco

Linens: @latavolalinen

Photography: @the.mccunes

Videography: @hoo_films

Entertainment: @elevatedpulse

Supporting Rentals: @classicparty, @bakerparty

Menu Design + Calligraphy: @afabulousfete

Laser Cut Details: @delovelydetails

Lighting: @premierlightingandproduction

Halo Booth: @neffectdjs


July 28, 2017

Bonjour Bebe: French Baby Shower Inspiration

When one of our beloved industry friends and cherished colleagues has a celebration, we are beyond thrilled to pour blessings upon them! This French-inspired baby shower was for one of our nearest and dearest, Larrissa and Johnny of Inviting Occasion. With stunning decor (naturally), and a slew of amazing vendors who came together to love on the new bebe, we were delighted and honored to provide sweet and savory treats!

 

Photography: @jackieculmer 

Event and floral design: @Invitingoc 

Catering: @24carrotscatering 

Specialty rentals:@foundrentals 

Rentals and tabletop rentals: @sigpartyrentals 

Specialty Lighting: @ambereventprod 

Napkins and runners: @modmixstudio 

Linens and runners: @latavolalinen 

Macarons: @piipacakes 

Signage: @nicrocdesigns


July 14, 2017

Summer Inspiration: Cake by the Ocean Cocktail

We are loving the summer vibes at Baker Party Rentals, as we celebrated their 35 year anniversary! To keep cool this summer, we’ve included the recipe for the fun signature cocktail, Cake by the Ocean, for you to make your own pitcher at home!

    • 2 cups vanilla vodka
    • 2 cups coconut rum
    • 2 cups pineapple juice
    • 2 cups orange juice
    • Club soda, optional
    • Maraschino cherries, pineapple, and orange slices for garnish (optional)

To make a pitcher: Add vodka, rum, and both juices to a pitcher filled with ice or frozen pineapple. Add 2-4 cups club soda to make it more like a punch, or to feed more people, if desired. Place some orange slices and pineapple wedges in the pitcher.

 

We hope you enjoy!

The rest of the Baker Jive 35 was full of some great treats and yummy designs, including a biscuit bar with housemade gravy – yum!!

 

 

Vendor team for Baker Party Rentals #BakerJIve35

Catering – 24 Carrots

Photography – Lorely Meza

Florals – Paul Fenner Floral Design

Florals – Studio La Fleur

Paper Goods – Darla Marie Designs

Laser Cut Signs – The Bleu Dahlia

Band – Dart DJ/Django Foxtrot

DJ – Vox DJ

Desserts – Paloma’s Paletas

Restrooms – Lady Loo Porta-loo Restrooms & Trailers

Alcohol – Hi Time Wine Cellars

Flower Sponsor – Mayesh

Flower Sponsor – OC Wholesale Flowers


June 22, 2017

The Modern Long Beach Venue Wedding Inspiration

Happy Summer friends! We are so thrilled to share this gorgeous photoshoot at The Modern, featured on 100 Layer Cake, to as a colorful start to our summer. Enjoy the gorgeous colors and happiness!

 

Such gratitude to our epic team:

Photography: Zoom Theory / Venue: The Modern / Planning & Design: Green Apple Event Co / Florals: Lavenders Flowers / Hair & Makeup: The Makeup Painter / Paper Goods: Luminous Limes / Catering: 24 Carrots / Rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals / Ribbons: Tono & Co. / Linens: La Tavola / Tabletop Rentals: borrowed BLU / Bar: Cocktail Concierge / Dress: Sarah Seven / Suit: Mattucci Tailors

 


June 15, 2017

California Wedding Day 2017 Winners

We don’t do what we do for the accolades, but we love when our hard-working team gets appreciated for all the exceptional work they do.

It was a complete honor to be awarded California Wedding Day‘s Best Caterer and Best All-Around Wedding Vendor for Orange County. California Wedding Day is a prestigious wedding resource for couples and the awards start with open nominations, from clients to industry peers, to family and friends. The finalists vote is wedding industry only.

This is our 4th year in a row winning Best Caterer and our 3rd year winning Best All-Around Vendor. Cheers to California Wedding Day and all the nominees!

We also had the pleasure of being nominated for Best New Reception Site (Ole Hanson Beach Club), Best Outdoor Venue (Franciscan Gardens), and Best Indoor Venue (The Colony House + The 1912).