There is a reason we are called Style Me Pretty. And the reason rests on weddings just like this. The soft and romantic Southern California soiree is so beyond pretty that it makes us all feel a little sweeter, a little happier, and, a little prettier. Desi Baytan Photography captured the gorgeous beach affair – every pretty in pink detail. And because of that, we have a gallery spilling over with amazing images. Click here to spend your day with this pretty, pretty soiree!

Tim and I got engaged two years ago in Honolulu, Hawaii. We have been together for eight years, and met each other in junior college. After graduating from UCLA, we both found jobs in Los Angeles and decided to start our life here. For the past few years, we have enjoyed the weather and the beach so much in L.A., and when Tim proposed to me, I knew that we had to get married by the beach, so we could capture the beautiful Southern California weather and scenery.

We searched for many hotels in the SoCal area, and The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel definitely caught our eye. The sunset terrace was just perfect for a small size ceremony like ours. It is a private, beautiful courtyard overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Plaza room for the reception was also what we were looking for, simple but elegant, and with a classical touch. The french doors open with a great view of the ocean and connects to the sunset terrace.

Since we had a relatively small group, we wanted to have a “warm and cozy” style wedding, and only invite close family and friends. The color scheme we chose was soft pink and champagne, which was inspired by the design of a wedding invitation set from I Do Concepts.

I designed our wedding stationary by using soft pink ribbon to wrap the light champagne colored cards with contents printed in a dark champagne color, also with a touch of light pink floral in the background. That is the exact simple, elegant, but chic feel that we wanted for our wedding.

We wanted to avoid the typical ballroom wedding feel. Instead of having all high vases as our centerpiece, we chose to have several different types of flowers displayed in different shapes of vases, so that the whole table setting looked unique, clean, and very fresh.

It was definitely the most memorable day for both Tim and I, and we enjoyed every single moment of it. Our favorite part of the day was after the reception. We walked down to the beach with our photographers and took some amazing photos by the beach. It was finally the time for us to relax and just walk down the beach to enjoy the view.


Photographer: Desi Baytan Photography / Event Planning & Design: Lisa Simpson Wedding Celebrations / Invitation Designer: I Do Concepts / Cake& Desserts: The Ritz Carlton / Wedding Gown Designer: Vera Wang White / Venue: The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel / Bridesmaid’s Dress Designer: Wrap Dress / Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang

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