The staff of the Four Seasons Westlake are attentive, courteous and helpful. Anything less would detract from one experiencing the beauty of this location.
Art and Culture
Sheila and I had the pleasure of performing at a Chinese New Year celebration for Event Designer Carol Woo at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. What struck me about this celebration was that Art and Performance were part of Carol’s vision; it was more like a cultural event. Indeed she works to include aesthetics in every event she designs. See: Chinese New Year Celebration @ the Four Seasons Westlake Village.
James and Ruby’s wedding reception would be in the Malibu Room just off the foyer of the the California Longevity Institute; a spa located in the Four Seasons Westlake. Their cocktail hour would be in the Art Gallery on the mezzanine level (2nd floor) which overlooks the foyer.
Taking time to observe
9:00 AM – 9:30 Prelude as guests arrive – Flute and Piano
9:30 Processionals start on cue from coordinator: Carol Woo
1 Best Man
Groom with Parents
Music: Hymn, Vangelis
Ring Boy & Flower Girl
1 Maid of Honor
Music: A Whole New World, from Aladdin
Bride with Parents
Music: Canon in D, J. Pachelbel
Sand Ceremony and
Flowers to Mothers
Music: Gabriel’s Oboe, E. Moricone
Music: Wedding March, F. Mendelssohn
Cocktail Hour – Art Gallery
I have to mention that I was impressed by James and Ruby’s choreography of the their first dance. It is totally acceptable for the couple to choreograph two minutes of a song and fade it out and call it done. But James and Ruby danced to the entire version of “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sherran! It was very well done.
Bridal Party Entrance
Music: Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars
First dance – Choreographed
Music: Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sherran
Parents of the Groom and parents of the Bride join couple on the dance floor
Music: The Most Romantic Thing (chinese Song)
Lunch – Live Flute & Piano Music
James and Ruby go table to table to greet guests and take pictures.
Music: I don’t want to wait, Paula Cole
Music: Thousand Years, Christina Perri
Music: Kiss Me, Sixpence Non the Richer
Thank you on mic – James and Ruby
Married Couple Dance
Music: Destiny, Jim Brickman
Centerpiece game with impromptu toasts…
Being a member of ToastMasters International (public speaking club) I was also impressed by the quality of impromptu speaking by James and Ruby’s guests. All in all Ruby and James chose well when they considered their guests, location and vendors for their wedding. Very well done.
Congratulations James and Ruby!
DJ / Master of Ceremonies, Pianist and Bandleader