Is there anything more captivating than a California wedding? The short answer is no, but the longer answer? Well it goes a little something like this celebration. With Wedding Kate on hand orchestrating elegance, this is one soiree that’s sure to stun. From the indoor reception to the sunkissed ceremony, Laurie Bailey Photography captured it all we’ve got it in The Vault!
From Wedding Kate…Not every couple is as natural as Madison and Patrick. As we sat at our menu tasting, it seemed as they didn’t have a care in the world. Food came out, they tried it, gave a whole hearted thumbs up and just went about being madly in love. And really, that’s what this thing called a wedding is all about.
Madison’s effortless style was the design focus of her wedding day. Nothing stuffy or overdone. Loose, beautiful flowers and subtle, soft colors truly set the backdrop for their love story. We used florals that spoke to the couple, enhancing the venue but also bringing forth an unexpected whimsy. The combination of greens and shades of white was executed perfectly by Camellia Floral Design. Madison chose a soft, natural arch for the alter, opposed to the overdone, heavily fabricated structure. When she saw it for the first time, I knew we nailed it. Branches and blooms formed a beautiful, organic shape that was hard to take your eyes from.
Madison wore a gorgeous, ethereal gown with tulle and lace detail that fit her personality perfectly. The trailing ribbons from her bouquet seemed to dance in the salt water breeze as she prepared to walk down the aisle. Patrick, quite the gentleman, wore a sharp suit, adorned with the sweetest matching boutonnière. They were the classic couple, exuding elegance, grace and above all, love!
The wedding day was one from the movies where truly nothing went awry. The guests just beamed with excitement for the couple, and hoards of friends from college and younger days cheered and hollered for the newlyweds. Through the night, Patrick kept beside his bride, whisking her around the dance floor in between menu courses and hugs and kisses with family and friends. At the very end, we escorted guests out to enjoy the warm Pacific air as we bid the couple farewell. Off they went from this thing, this wedding, hand in hand and even more madly in love.
Photography: Laurie Bailey Photography | Event Planning: Wedding Kate | Floral Design: Camellia Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Invitations: Black Ink | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Engagement Ring: Kim Faison | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair: Mobile Bridal Salon | Band: Soulville Band | Bow Ties: The Tie Shop | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis | Bridesmaid's Earrings: J.Crew | Earrings: 23rd Street Jewelers | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Mother of the Bride's Dress: Samantha Elizabeth Designs | Photo Booth: Thought Box Photo Booth | Rings + Jewelry: XIV Karats Ltd