July 16, 2019 3:19 pm
We loved being part of this 50th anniversary party as featured on Inside Weddings!
As their 50th anniversary approached, the children of Vera and Paul Guerin felt their parents should celebrate the momentous occasion. Wedding planner, Linda Howard of Linda Howard Events, suggested that they surprise their guests with a ceremony prior to the dinner reception, since their original vow exchange was only five minutes!
Guests made their way through a beautifully draped space decorated with suspended upside-down white roses and golden chandeliers before entering the ballroom. The event started with cocktail hour and passed hors d’oeuvres, and then the guests were taken to a tent to view a charming video inspired by When Harry Met Sally, which shared the incredible love story of Vera and Paul. The video concluded with a dance routine to “Another Day of Sun” from La La Land, featuring professional dancers and the married couple along with their children and grandchildren. Suddenly a black curtain dropped, revealing a magnificent chuppah full of exquisite orchids for the surprise vow renewal. A replica sign of the Chapel of the Bells to the side of the altar alluded to the original ceremony.
A delicious dinner followed, where attendees were wowed by the chic color scheme. Ebony chairs with bullion accents complemented glittering linens, while towering centerpieces of ivory roses and alabaster orchids topped the tablescapes. Instead of a cake, an ice sculpture was carved to recreate the traditional confection. Gilt etchings of the couple’s names were on the front, and an ice topper displayed “50” in honor of the Guerins’ five decades of marriage.Befitting the entertainment that started the evening, a variety of performers kept guests enthralled throughout the night. In order to bring Las Vegas to their nearest and dearest, Vera and Paul had tribute acts of both The Supremes and The Four Seasons play sets at the reception. There was even a surprise performance by Donny and Marie! The celebration of their golden anniversary could not have been better.
Click HERE to see the full party on Inside Weddings.
Venue, Catering & Dessert: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills | Wedding Design and Planning: Linda Howard Events | Floral & Event Design: Mark’s Garden | Decor and Rentals: Revelry Event Design | Linen: La Tavola Linen | Lighting: Images by Lighting | Invitations & Calligraphy: Just Robin Studios | Photography: Laurie Bailey Photography
Tags: 50th Anniversary, beverly hills, four seasons, linda howard, revelry event designers, vow renewal
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