Aleena and Alan met at Hangar 21 South for their first look. Aleena was dressed in a lace wedding gown and Alan wore a classic black suit. Once the bride turned the corner, smiles filled both her and the groom’s faces. The couple exchanged sweet compliments then headed to the tarmac to meet up with their wedding party. The bridesmaids wore emerald green and the groomsmen matched Alan in black. Together the group posed for photos until it was time to line up for the ceremony.
Guests trickled into the side courtyard and found a seat facing the stage. Stucco pillars decorated with white, peach, and toffee-colored flowers marked the ceremony space at the head of the aisle. Once everyone had arrived, the wedding party made their entrances ending with Aleena. Together on stage in front of all their family and friends, the bride and groom read personalized vows, exchanged rings, and sealed the ceremony with a kiss. Guests cheered as the newlyweds edited the ceremony and headed to cocktail hour.
Filet and Wild Mushroom Wellingtons and Crab Cakes were tray passed around the tarmac while the bar was serving up the bride and groom’s signature cocktails, a Hawaiian Mule and Melon Margarita. Guests made time to sign Alan and Aleena’s guest book while mixing and mingling. While everyone was enjoying hors d’oeuvres and refreshment, the bride and groom took off on their flight over Orange County. Upon their return, guests were ready for reception.
The Hangar doors opened revealing tables topped with ikebana floral arrangements, sparkling chandeliers, and black details inside. Guests cheered as Aleena and Alan made their grand entrance, then everyone found their assigned seats. The wedding party and groom surprised the bride with a special dance that got everyone cheering, especially the bride. After, the bride and groom shared their first dance and dinner was served. Plated Pear and Walnut Salad for the first course, then Chicken Veronique and Short Rib Rotolo Bolzano with Haricot Verts and Gourmet Mashed Potatoes for the main meal. The menu was selected by the bride and groom with help from our event specialist, Patti. While everyone was eating, friends and family stood and shared toasts. Glasses clinked in the air when the last speech ended, and the bride and groom cut into their two-tiered almond cake with chocolate mousse filling. The couple invited their guests to indulge in a slice for themselves as dessert. The evening ended with everyone out on the dance floor showing off their best dance moves.
Venue: Hangar 21 South // Catering + Cake: Jay’s Catering // Photographer: Andrea David // Planning: RBCO Events // Florist: Levant Lane // HMU: Vivian Tran Artistry // Rentals: Sundrop Vintage, Team Impulse Events, Balloon Ladies Co.