Friday, July 24, 2009

A Day at Del Mar

It's funny how every now and then you meet people randomly that you just click with instantaneously. That click happened back in March at the Soolip Bridal show at Vibiana when Krista and I met Blair, Kim, and Christy, the fabulous ladies of Junebug Weddings. They asked if they could take our photos, we said yes, then we exchanged cards and swore to be besties forever. Well, not really, we just follow their blog and keep in touch via Facebook and email.

A few weeks ago the Junebug girls emailed us to say that they were coming to SoCal to do a photoshoot for Monique Lhuillier and would we and a few other wedding professionals like to join them for opening day at the Del Mar Racetrack? Would we?!?!My next thought: what will we wear?! Hats are a must on opening day, so the hat hunt was on.
Fab hats were found. Wednesday we battled 3 hour traffic from LA down to Del Mar near San Diego. I thought since we were going to be right on the ocean we'd have a cool crisp breeze and lovely San Diego weather. Yeah, not so much. It was dusty and hot as anything.

I'd never been to the races, so I decided I had to place at least one bet. I bet in the third race on Brother Man, just because I liked his name. Unfortunately, disaster hit that race and I found out what happens to horses when they break a leg on the track. Let's just say it's not the green pastures of a horsey retirement farm like I had naively thought. It was horrifying and we were all done with the races after that.

We decided to raise our spirits and our glasses to the fallen horse and head to the Grand Del Mar Resort and Spa for dinner. Oh my goodness, paradise found!

The Grand Del Mar is a 5 star golf resort that takes you away to a fantasy world that makes you feel like you are in Spain, France, and Italy all at the same time. Everything was exquisite! The views, the food, the staff, and the yummy dessert sent to our table by the lovely Catering Manager, Paige Levy.

After dinner we toured the venue to see all of the different options that could be utilized for weddings and special events. The property is magnificent and everywhere you turn there is something beautiful. I so look forward to doing a wedding at the Grand Del Mar!
Images taken from the Grand Den Mar Website

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