Gemma was probably one of the sweetest person I have ever met.  I remember my first conversation with her, she told me ever since she was a little girl, she dreamt about getting married at the Hotel Del Coronado.  She has wanted a beautiful grand wedding in the Crown ballroom with large elegant floral centerpieces.  I am happy that that dream has come true for Gemma.  In August, she strolled down the gorgeous Windsor lawn at the Hotel Del  on a hand painted aisle runner with biblical scriptures she held dear.  We designed a white airy wedding canopy infused with white phalaenopsis orchids, large white hydrangeas and plethora of ivory and white roses. The guests were greeted with parasols and hand carved wooden fans to shield them from the warm sun.  Inside the beautiful Crown ballroom, we played off the warm tones of the infamous Crown chandeliers.  Gold and Ivory were the main colors used for this royal like wedding.  Gold crystal brooch napkin rings, beautiful crown emblem menus from Simply Posh design,  crystal frames and floating candles were some of many touches that made the Crown ballroom sparkled.  Susanne Duffy from Crown Weddings assist in planning and coordinating this special affair for Gemma and Derek.  Photos courtesy of  Pam Scott Photography.  Congratulations Gemma and Derek!