I don’t know about you, but for me, wedding dresses have been all about the back lately. There are so many sexy, gorgeous, stunning options for showing off your fabulous traps. This Beverly Hills wedding boasts one of the most beautiful brides, with the most amazing Claire Pettibone dress, and not to mention perfect hair, eyes, smile, etc. Shot by Todd Johnson Photography, this fantastic affair, planned and designed by some of our favorite Californians – Bob Gail Special Events (who also did those amazing florals!) – is the perfect day to complement that beyond perfect dress. Meet me in the gallery for more – I’ll be the one catching up on my push ups to prep for these fab backless dresses!
From Bob Gail Special Events … Brandon and Leigh wanted a true garden-inspired wedding. They chose the Beverly Hills Hotel for the event because it perfectly reflected the effortless elegance that they were trying to replicate in each aspect of their wedding day. Once the venue had been selected, Leigh picked the most exquisite and delicate dress from Claire Pettibone, which ended up being the source for the entire design concept of the wedding. Leigh did the majority of the planning while studying abroad in London while in law school, so Brandon played a very large role in the process, and we even Skyped Leigh in for the table demo.
For the ceremony, we wanted to build off of the already beautiful garden in the center of the hotel, so we picked a color palate and flowers that made the ceremony structure look like a permanent fixture of the hotel. As the guests arrived at the ceremony, they were greeted by a keyboardist, flautist and two violinists playing classical music, as well as Brandon’s niece, who took Polaroid photos of each person and had them affix their photo to a scrapbook and write a loving message to the couple.
During the cocktail hour, guests munched on delicious hors d’ouevres and sipped cocktails from the martini bar with Leigh and Brandon’s favorite libations while they listened to jazz background music played by a keyboardist and saxophonist. The escort card table was made up of moss-covered Manzanita trees with custom printed escort cards hanging from each branch.
The reception was decorated with the casual ease of a garden with three different varieties of fresh garden flowers in each centerpiece. The tablescape was complimented with custom table numbers to match the escort cards, and a single stem of spray roses was tucked into each napkin.
Brandon and Leigh chose a 10-piece ensemble from “Jumpstart,” one of Bob Gail’s premier bands, accompanied by one of Bob Gail’s exclusive DJs, and danced all night to music ranging from Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé to Stevie Wonder and the Black Eyed Peas.
Gina Triglia from the Beverly Hills Hotel executed every detail flawlessly and handled their food and beverage selection, as well as all of the venue-related details, with such ease and grace.
The bride’s cake was made by the talented team at Cake & Art—the very same bakery that has been making cakes for Brandon’s family’s special occasions for his entire life, while the groom’s golf-themed cake was baked as a gift by Brandon’s older sister.
Todd Johnson, who is one of the most talented, passionate, and skilled photographers in the business, artistically captured every single detail of the wedding.
Photography: Todd Johnson Photography / Additional Decor Photography: Watson Photography / Cinematography: Vidicam Productions / Flowers: Bob Gail Special Events / Event Design: Bob Gail Special Events / Event Planning: Bob Gail Special Events / Catering Manager: Gina Triglia at the Beverly Hills Hotel / Ceremony Location: Beverly Hills Hotel / Reception Location: Beverly Hills Hotel / Band/Music: “Jumpstart,” by Bob Gail Special Events / DJ: Brian Pincus at Bob Gail Special Events / Invitations: William Ernest Brown / Jewelry/Rings: XIV Karats, Ltd. / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Dress: Claire Pettibone / Bridesmaids Dresses: Nicole Miller / Cake: Cake & Art / Groom’s Cake: The Groom’s Sister, Cara Piazza / Hair: Exiquio Guterrez from Jose Eber Atelier / Make-Up: Adrianna Guterrez from Jose Eber Atelier