The word of the day is…GORGEOUS. Really freaking gorgeous. This wedding will be a fairytale (from the budget to the style) for a lot of you, but it was so stunning that I simply couldn’t resist. Plus, it was photographed by one of my all time favs, Aaron Delesie. Which was actually a perfect choice for the style of the day, as you’ll see in the photographs. This wedding is the epitome of classic elegance. A soft, romantic color palette. A beautiful gown. A backdrop that would make any bride swoon and details that are, well…perfect. Oh and we’ll be doing a look for less at the end of the day to show you how to translate some of the touches into any budget.

los angeles wedding by aaron delesie

los angeles wedding by aaron delesie

The designer behind the day, Carolyn of The Special Day, Inc. has been sweet enough to share some of the details…

We met Ana and Eddie at a wedding that I had previously planned in 2008. They came to me in May and asked what date I had still have available in September…so we had only 4 months to plan their wedding. They gave us complete creative, design and planning reigns (which we loved) to plan their affair in such a short amount of time. Ana wanted their wedding location had to have an ocean view, and since Ana grew up in Palos Verdes, we chose the beautiful Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes prior to their opening. The official grand opening was not until June 2009. Rancho Palos Verdes is already situated on a peninsula, and their ceremony site, was at Catalina Point – which was also a small peninsula that jutted out into the Pacific Ocean for the most breathtaking ocean views.

The style of the wedding was elegant, romantic, opulent, yet also relaxed which the location lended itself well to. We chose for their wedding colors light turquoise blue, creams and golds, with accents of lavender & violet purple to exude the style. Ana chose champagne gold for her bridesmaids dresses, while she had 3 dresses + her Korean cultural gown, the han bok, for the wedding day – 1 gown for her pre-ceremony photos, 1 gown for the ceremony, her han bok for the Korean traditional ceremony and her cute short gown for dancing.


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