All Posts From June 2011

Breanna’s Quinceanera

Posted June 6, 2011 by Fantasea Yachts Team

On Saturday, June 4 aboard the FantaSea One in Marina del Rey, we celebrated Breanna’s Quinceanera.  She was absolutely beautiful in a dress with layers of pink and ivory satin ruffles.  Her hair was gorgeous with big curls swept into an updo, finished with a tiara fit for a princess.  The party began with a first dance with her father, that brought everyone to tears.  Followed by a waltz with her court as each chambelan greeted her with a pink rose.  After dinner, Breanna surprised everyone with a special song and guitar performance.  It was the perfect venue for the quinceanera as the evening continued with the little kids playing in the lounge, older guests chatting away in the dining room and the serious dancers getting down on the Party Deck.

Congratulations Breanna!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day as we celebrated with your family and friends.

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Gunjan and Smita Bagla’s 25th Wedding Anniversary

Posted June 6, 2011 by Fantasea Yachts Team

On Friday, June 3 aboard the FantaSea One in Marina del Rey, we celebrated with the Bagla Family, their Silver Wedding Anniversary.

It was a festive party right from the start as we began with traditional Indian cuisine passed as appetizers and a belly dance performance by the Ballenco Dance Company.

As the evening continued with dinner, the guests enjoyed the beautiful sunset and a program of songs, toasts and roasts to the couple put together by their children.

The dancing began with a surprise dance performance by Smita and Gunjan and continued the rest of the evening with more belly dancers and a lively dance floor filled with all of their guests.

Congratulations Gunjan and Smita on 25 years of wedded bliss.  We wish you many more years of happily every after!

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A Bride’s Perspective

Posted June 2, 2011 by Fantasea Yachts Team

Kathleen Soto + Jonathan Gomez ~ April 15, 2011

Ceremony: Sacred Heart Chapel, Loyola Marymount University Reception Location: FantaSea Yacht Club, Marina del Rey Event Producers: John Williams-Jacob and Jasmine Lee Entertainment: IMP – Steve Chacon, DJ/Lighting Designer Specialty Linens: Elegant Designs Florist: Peony & Plum Photography: Kathryn Colby Wedding Cake: Torrance Bakery

Jonathan and I were engaged in December, 2010 and we knew we wanted to get married at our alma mater, the place where we became friends eight years ago, Loyola Marymount University (LMU). We secured April 15th, 2011 with LMU’s chapel and hoped that a decent venue would accommodate our wedding that was only four months away. After shopping around Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Downtown Los Angeles and feeling like we weren’t going to find a place that would deliver everything we wanted within our budget, we stumbled upon FantaSea Yachts and Yacht Club in “Here Comes the Guide.” We were pleasantly surprised to learn it was family-owned (for 30 years at that!) and immediately called to make an appointment to see the venue.

We booked an appointment with John who was extremely helpful and sweet. John was very eager to work with us to make it happen within our budget (which was extremely important to us). We fell in love with the breathtaking views of the marina, the size and uniqueness of the space, the large bar and we especially liked that the chivari chairs were standard! FantaSea Yacht Club was only a five minute drive from LMU; it was the warm and intimate, yet spacious venue we had been looking for. By the end of our first meeting, we were sold! And after we did the food tasting, we were sold for the second time! Everything we tried was delicious, the selection FantaSea offers is outstanding and we immediately knew we had found a place that would deliver a very memorable evening for us and for our guests.  Friends and family often asked me how the wedding planning was going during those few months and were always so surprised by how “at ease” I was. I would just smile and credit my venue; everyone at FantaSea was so helpful and accommodating. The vendors FantaSea recommended were also outstanding.

We fell in love with a florist they work with (Peony & Plum) who knew the space well and created gorgeous flower arrangements for our special evening. We also worked with Jasmine from FantaSea to finalize everything and very much appreciated her impeccable sense of style and attention to detail.

Our wedding reception was perfect; FantaSea delivered an amazing space with delicious food, an amazing wait staff and incredibly attentive wedding coordinators who made the wedding planning process so easy for us. Our friends and family can’t stop talking about how much fun they had that evening and it is thanks to FantaSea! Everyone at FantaSea went above and beyond to deliver a reception that was more than we could have ever imagined! We are extremely grateful and look forward to the next celebration we can have at FantaSea!

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