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This Couple Went to the Same Preschool and Fell in Love Years Later

Amazing love stories are our jam, but this one here? Beyond. Starting with this couple who go all the way back (the same pre-k, the same high school AND the same college) only to be reacquainted and fall in love years later. Their story couldn’t be any better until, of course, their wedding day rolled around. Planned by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants, with blooms by Sweet Pea’s Custom Floral and featuring not one but TWO breathtaking Monique Lhuillier gowns, get ready to pin your heart out. Thanks to the de Jaureguis duo (formerly Erin Hearts Court) for the beautiful moments captured.

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From the Bride… Andrew and I lived parallel lives before we began dating. We went to the same preschool, middle school, high school, and college. Although we knew each other in high school, it wasn’t until we were both out of college that we re-met on a fateful St. Patrick’s Day and had an instant connection. We dated for three and a half years, which included two years of long distance while we were both in graduate school.

In December of 2013 we traveled to Paris together. While exploring the romantic city, Andrew got down on one knee and proposed in the beautiful Place Vendome, a spot he had picked out three years prior as the place he wanted to propose to me.

Our engagement lasted a year and a half as we wanted to get married after Andrew finished medical school. For the venue, we decided on the Montage in Beverly Hills, because of its location in our hometown, outdoor ceremony space, and high ballroom ceilings. Soon after we had chosen our venue, the other vendors came into place. The photographer for our wedding was an especially important selection. We were very impressed with Erin Hearts Court, and loved the manner in which they captured the day beautifully.

My mom, mother-in-law, and I all fell in love with two Monique Lhuillier dresses, so I wore a blush gown for the ceremony, and a white lace dress for pictures and the reception. The unique lace of the dress featured ivy—which we used as inspiration for floral design—and clovers—a fun acknowledgement of our St. Patrick’s Day connection. Corey of Sweet Pea’s Custom Florals did an incredible job of bringing our space to life through vibrant greens and fresh flowers.

Bistro lights were strung between layers of plush fabric behind the stage. Our color palette featured shades of greens and gold with highlights of blush and pale purple. Our wedding was a black tie affair and I wanted my bridesmaids in a dark color, so each girl selected a unique complementary long dress in the same charcoal color from Bella Bridesmaids.

As a former dancer, it was important to me that we had a special first dance, and that our guests danced the night away. The reception kicked off with our choreographed first dance to a jazz instrumental piece reminiscent of Paris. The dance floor was packed all night long as we danced between courses of food, thanks in part to our fantastic band, the James Gang!

Instead of the standard guest book, we purchased an oversized photography book of Paris and had our guests sign its pages. This book, enclosed with love and well-wishes from family and friends, has a special place in our home.

One of my favorite parts of the evening was our exchange of personalized vows under our chuppah. Without discussing what we would say, our promises were aligned with surprising similarity, meaningfulness, and laughter.

From the rehearsal dinner, to our pictures at Greystone Mansion, to our handwritten vows, to the epic dance party, to the late night truffle fries, it was a weekend to remember, followed by an incredible honeymoon in the Maldives. I wish the best to those of you in the midst of planning your wedding! Enjoy this time!

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Photography: The De Jaureguis | Cinematography: Vidicam Productions | Event Planning: Mindy Weiss Party Consultants | Floral Design: Sweet Pea's Custom Floral | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: JAM | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: XIV Karats | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Calligraphy: Lisa Holltzman | Lighting: Kinetic Lighting | Band: West Coast Music | Groom's Attire: Gucci | Rabbi: Zachary Shapiro | String Quartet: Angelica Strings | Venue: Montage Beverly Hills | Bridal Boutique - Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Bridal Party Hair + Makeup: Lacey Broughton and Asya Shalita | Bride's Hair + Makeup: Jermaine Shelton + Crown of Jules | Classical Guitarist: Tim Callobre | First Dance Choreography: Your Night Choreo | Groom's Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Hairpiece: Monique Lhuillier | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: MVS Studio | Portrait Venue: Greystone Mansion | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Designer Gown. Mansion Venue. This Wedding Is Every Girl’s Dream

‘Tis the season for pretty blossoms, flower crowns and garden weddings, and this day shot by Sally Pinera fits the bill on all the above. Plenty of Petals made sure the floral design beautifully set the scene, and the bride brought her A-game with fashion moments that’ll leave you speechless. (#ShoeGoals, anyone?) Get lost in The Vault for much, much more.

From Sally PineraSpring blooms, and light airy colors were central to this beautiful wedding that took place in Greystone Mansion. The bride wore a beautiful and unique A La Robe gown from LOHO Bride and matched it with sparkly J.Crew heels. For reception she wore a chic Chloe dress with blush Valentino shoes for a minimal yet timeless style. Greystone Mansion had beautiful gardens and courtyards and was the perfect venue for this spring, soft colored wedding. Plenty of Petals created beautiful blooms and bouquets for our bride and bridesmaids. A mixture of classic and timeless with accents of bohemian flair, our bride was fashion forward.

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Photography: Sally Pinera | Floral Design: Plenty Of Petals | Wedding Dress: LOHO Bride | Bride's Shoes: J.Crew | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Hair + Makeup: Jess Wilcox | Hotel: Pailhouse | Venue: Greystone Mansion | Bridal Boutique: LOHO Bride | Reception Dress: Chloe

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Elegant Mansion Wedding in Beverly Hills

I adore a laid-back affair just as much as the next person, but give me a classic soiree literally dripping in elegant details and be.still.my.heart.  So this pretty little party from the lens of Carmen Santorelli?  Sort of my everything.  Think gorgeous styling from Casa Siena Design, florals from Nisie’s Enchanted Florist and a Monique L’Huillier gown that is all sorts of awesome. See it all in THE VAULT.

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From Carmen Santorelli… I am thrilled to share Shery and Mehdi’s stunning wedding with you! They are such a beautiful couple inside and out and their wedding day was a joy to capture. There were so many perfect details and traditions that really spoke to Shery and Mehdi as a couple and made the big day personal.

The couple chose the stunning Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills as their reception venue. They had both organic elements incorporated in the decor while maintaining an elegant and timeless feel. I loved the white florals with whimsical greenery and gold highlights throughout the ceremony details. One of my favorite elements of their day were the cello and violin players that lined up the entire walkway at the mansion, during their cocktail hour. The ceremony incorporated beautiful Persian traditions, and the dove release has been by far one of the most incredible things I’ve photographed at a wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography | Event Design: Casa Siena Design | Event Planning: Bridal & Event Lounge | Floral Design: Nisie's Enchanted Florist | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Cake: Cake Studio LA | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Hair + Makeup: Beauty By Melina | Lighting: Bridal & Event Lounge | Band: Kamran & Hooman | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss Red Label | Venue: Greystone Mansion | Getting Ready Venue: Montage Beverly Hills | Rentals: Revelry Event Designers

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