Wedding Bells Ring
January, 2019 - Issue #172
photography by Haley Simon
photography by Haley Simon

From Ashes to Joy
How Hyatt Saved a Wedding Lost in the Fires

Shares the event team at Hyatt Regency Valencia:
"We at the Hyatt Regency Valencia saw heartbreak and triumph as fire refugees were displaced through our doors.
One story caught our attention and highlighted the importance of community effort and positive spirits. Bride Markie Burns was originally planning on tying the knot at Brookview Ranch.
Unfortunately, the flames of the massive fire that hit Malibu engulfed her venue and caused Markie and fiance Blake, as well as her entire wedding party, to evacuate.

Since Blake and Markie are SCV residents, they headed 'home' to the Hyatt - and took their loved ones with them. Guests flooded through the doors of our hotel, convinced that the celebration would be cancelled.

In a moment of fearless alacrity, Markie and her wedding planner decided to plan an entirely new wedding here - in less than 8 hours. Haley Simon, event planner, said: 'Miraculously, the Hyatt Regency Valencia opened their doors and graciously helped us put together a wedding within a few hours!'

With great effort, dedication and amazing community partnership, our staff and the bridal party were able to design a wedding that rivaled the original. In fact, Markie remarked that it was a, 'beautiful wedding that looked like it was meant to be the whole time.' Our team was amazed at the dedication demonstrated not just within our staff but within the entire community.

We were honored to have the opportunity to put our flexibility and teamwork on display for this very special couple. Congratulations to Markie and Blake on the wedding, and story, of a lifetime! Cheers!"
Hyatt Regency Valencia 799-1234
photography by Michael Anthony
photography by Michael Anthony

We Love: Charmaine's Bouquet Canyon Florist
Charmaine's is more than an SCV mainstay; this small-town florist is the "flower in the hair" of Santa Clarita because Charmaine and her team are deeply embedded in the fabric of our community. Brides and grooms flock to this unassuming spot for more than just loyalty, though. Charmaine is the "event whisperer," able to create designs that are so closely customized to her client's wishes, they often say, "She's in our heads!" And while her shop beautifies hundreds of high-end weddings and events a year, she's also known for "big wows" on small budgets, thanks to her creativity and knowledge of seasonal sales. Consults are complimentary.

Say "Yes!" to Bridalfaire Extraordinaire Sunday, January 13
From 11am to 3pm, Bridalfaire Extraordinaire again fills the halls of the Hyatt Regency Valencia, beckoning brides and grooms to touch, taste and connect with the region's best event vendors.

Here's the experience at a glance:

Over 75 Vendors
This is the SCV's largest bridal event - and the vender variety will wow you. You'll hob nob with band leaders, DJ's, musicians, florists, photogs, videographers, planners, photo-booth vendors, jewelers, caterers, wedding-venue coordinators, beauty and makeup pros and more. Many will be offering free samples, complimentary services and show-only booking incentives.

Fashion Show Fun
David's Bridal will host an exclusive fashion show with sneak peeks of new 2019 designs, plus special offers for attendees. Co-sponsored by SOS Entertainment, this show will rock!

Carriage Rides
Enchanted Carriages will be on site, providing free carriage rides so you can decide if arriving to your venue on a horse-drawn carriage is right for you! (Hint: It is. So romantic!).

Free Admission with Promotion
Tickets are $5 presale on the website or $8 at the door, but you can get two free admissions with the ad found on page 75.
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