Weekends have a reputation of being a bit better than Mondays, but that’s not the case here at SMP. Mondays are when we get to start cranking out the pretty, so we are a rather fond of this under-loved day. And today’s wedding by Heather Kincaid Photographer is a whole other level of pretty! Full of that classic elegance that gets me every time, chandeliers and gorgeous ocean views it’s enough to have you loving Monday too! Click here for even more pretty!

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From the Bride…I always dreamed of getting married in the backyard of the home I grew up in on Long Island and turning it into an enchanted, magical venue.  Unfortunately for me, my parents moved to Florida a few years ago and the home my dream-wedding destination was no longer available.  I had to find a warm, inviting and naturally beautiful setting and fortunately, I came across an estate on Gianna and Company’s web site.  The home was perfect and had everything I had ever dreamed of having for my wedding and more;  including the option of having our ceremony on a beautiful, sprawling lawn with the setting sun and Pacific Ocean as the backdrop.

The ceremony was very romantic – no matter where you looked there was something beautiful to take in: the side of the home is covered with ivy, while another wall is lined with dark, green Ficus trees. Our dinner reception was on a lovely travertine patio overlooking the moon lit ocean.  One of the biggest inspirations for my wedding was the movie, “Father of the Bride”.  This is one of my favorite movies, and I always felt the wedding scene was beyond charming.  I loved all the twinkle lights with the low flowers and candles, which I incorporated into the night’s design.

I have two favorite memories from my wedding.  The first one came during our first dance, when a gorgeous double-rainbow formed in the sky above us (my mother is convinced it was her parents looking down on us). My second favorite memory is everyone dancing together towards the end of the night, celebrating our love, waving lit sparklers in the night sky (we had the wait staff hand them out to the guests on the dance floor). I wanted everyone to dine under the stars surrounded by crystal chandeliers and Fellini lights above them. My dream wedding came true.

Wedding Photography: Heather Kincaid Photographer / Event Planning + Estate Location: Gianna and Company / Caterer: The Food Matters / Wedding Videography: Lola Film & Video / Floral Design: Brad Austin / Band: James Gang Encore / DJ (Ceremony + After Party): Kane Fortune / Pipe + Drape: Pipe Dream Events / Lighting: The Lighter Side / Rentals: The Korman Group / Make-up: Luxe Beauty Team / Hair: Nine Zero One Salon / Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik (Ceremony) + Jimmy Choo (Reception Flat Sandals) / Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera