We attended a glorious wedding this past weekend in TiJuana, Mexico. The bride, Charlene Gould and the groom, Chris Nichols truly did a marvelous job of hosting all of us at this momentous event.
Chris recently wrote a book. "The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McCallister" about the architect, Wayne McCallister. Mr. McCallister's signature style of incorporating signage into a building's design is evident in the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas and Bob's Big Boy in Toluca Lake, among others. One of McCallister's first assignments as an architect at the age of 19 (!) was to design Agua Caliente Casino and Resort Hotel in TiJuana, Mexico. Charlene and Chris thought this would be a perfect location for their wedding.
You can read about the history of Agua Caliente here. This site is no longer a casino, hotel or resort. It has been a private school for decades. I know that the pool area where the wedding reception was held was recently renovated. The tile work, alone is magnificent. There was an 11-piece orchestra and everyone was asked to dress in the period of the resort...1928 - 1935. Everything was marvelous....the setting, the music, the meal and the guests. Check out the wedding website.