Friday, October 23, 2009

Ceremony Magazine Event at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa

On October 20, 2009 Paula Dulan Estes, owner and designer for Petalos di Pauli, set out "to be dazzled" as an invited guest to Ceremony Magazine's annual party for advertisers and friends of the magazine. Paula was honored to have been included. She has had a wonderful working relationship with Ceremony Magazine for some time now, and her work will be featured again in their next issue.

As promised the event was "dazzling." It was held at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa.  The venue has been voted a Top U.S. resort by both Readers' Choice Awards and by Conde Nast Traveler, and is popular for both parties and weddings. Why are they such a popular venue for weddings? The resort's website reads, "The spirit of romance in Rancho Santa Fe began when Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford rode horseback across the valley at the beginning of their great romance in the 1920's. This romance continues today at Rancho Valencia Resort. Forty acres of lush landscaping, bubbling fountains, dramatic views, impeccable service and award winning cuisine are the hallmarks of Rancho Valencia. This intimate and unique setting is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day celebrations."

What a perfect place for Ceremony to hold its annual party! The grounds were transformed by some of Southern California's finest wedding professionals such as Raj Tents and Wildflower Linen. The "Cuisine in Casablanca" theme was captured visually in beautiful teals, reds and oranges and deliciously expressed with foods prepared by exclusive local caterers.

For a lovely pictorial account of the event, visit our friends at Skybox Event Productions. Thank you, Amy and Jim Harrick for holding such a spectacular event! Look for our new South Asian Line of Invitations to be debuted in the February Issue!


  1. What a great post! We are so glad you are part of the Ceremony Magazine family. Great friends, food and fun!


  2. I really wanted to go - I'm so sorry I couldn't get there. Ceremony magazine and their talented contributers always create an amazing event!