Show me a gorgeously elegant spring wedding and I’ll show you one happy lady. I could soak up these beauties all day long and this gem from Koman Photography is just what I was craving. Held at the beautiful Bel-Air Bay Club and full of blush, cream and champagne sparkle, I’ll be looking through this gallery on repeat. And come Monday, the pretty continues with a post-wedding shoot not to be missed!
From Koman Photography… Julie and Sam’s wedding day was filled with all of the best things you would wish to have; a stunning couple SO in love, perfect colors, the most spectacular flowers and decor, loads of their closest family and friends, and tons of happiness and joy. The Bel Air Club was the perfect location for their dreamy wedding. Julie and Sam are a perfectly paired duo of gorgeousness and sweetness. The rain that came down during their wedding day went unnoticed because they are the kind of people who bring sunshine with them wherever they go! We feel so honored that they chose us as their wedding photographers!
From the Bride… The first night I met this silly guy who let me apply my lipstick on him, I had no idea that a year later we would be planning the rest of our lives together. It was on our one year anniversary that Sam proposed to me while traveling through Italy, a place I’d been planning to go for the last 10 years but never did. He wanted to show me the world and I truly felt like the luckiest girl in the world.
Shortly after our engagement, we started on our hunt for the perfect venue. On our first day of appointments and last stop, it was it! When we walked into the Bel-Air Bay Club, it was reminiscent of the rustic romantic charm that we just experienced in Italy. It is classic and elegant, with a touch of rustic and vintage. It was the perfect day, perfect venue, and perfect everything. Despite the fact that it rained on our wedding day, which means good luck anyway, the switch from outside to inside minutes before the ceremony was effortless by the amazing staff, and it was a blessing in disguise when we were able to walk down the aisle to such an intimate setting amongst our loved ones, and where we truly felt the presence of God.
For the day of details, we chose blush pinks, cream, and champagne gold for a soft and classic, romantic feeling to complement the natural tones of the venue. Because Sam and I love photo booths, we were very excited to discover flip books. Our guests made short videos that were turned into miniature books that you flip through to show your clip. And for wedding favors, we had macaron pops because who doesn’t love a macaron!
Although Sam and I were both raised in Southern California, we also wanted to keep tradition and therefore we performed a traditional Korean tea ceremony (Paebaek) on our wedding day. It was a way for us to give thanks and respect to our parents while also receiving some words of wisdom.
To top everything off, our photographers are the sweetest and most generous couple… I thought the rain already brought so much good luck, but they offered a post-session to make up for some loss of photo time! When deciding on a location, the Komans knew another breathtaking place (a place that it likely wouldn’t rain!) in Joshua Tree.
The entire day (and extra day) came together perfectly and created unforgettable memories to start our lives together, and we are blessed to have had all these precious moments captured so naturally and beautifully by the Komans.
Photography: Koman Photography | Videography: Fish Eye Studio | Wedding Coordinator: Ilana Ashley Rosenberg | Florist: Tea Rose Garden | Wedding Cake: Susie Cakes | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | DJ: JK Wedding Events | Groom's Attire: Beautiful Day Wedding | Wedding Venue: Bel-Air Bay Club | Bridal Boutique: Bella Wedding Bridal | Flip Book Booth: Hello Flip | Groomsmen Attire: Beautiful Day Wedding | Hair And Make-up: Make-up By Sung | Korean Traditional Dress And Ceremony: LeeHwa Wedding And Traditional Korean Dress | Macaron Pop Favors: Mr & Mrs Creamery | Wedding Programs, Menus And Escort Cards: Minted