Saying “I do” on the beach doesn’t mean sacrificing that elegant ballroom wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Don’t believe me? Just ask these two cuties, who married seaside at Hotel Casa Del Mar in one of the prettiest celebrations we have ever seen. From the breathtaking “I do’s” to the stunning ballroom reception, this unique affair is allll about the luxury. See it here in THE VAULT.
Saying “I do” mere steps from the Pacific Ocean? I truly can’t think of a more perfect celebration. Unless, of course, you want to follow in the footsteps of this stunning duo and keep the party going with a night of dancing (+ champagne toasts) in a glam ballroom decked to the nines with sophisticated gold and white details. It’s basically the epitome of a dream wedding and we have Hotel Casa del Mar to thank for delivering all of the pretty. Think luxurious accommodations, a talented team of wedding professionals AND a sweet locale like Santa Monica as the world’s coolest Big Day backdrop. Awesome doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Whether you’re planning an intimate celebration for your closest friends + family or a more grand affair for hundreds of your loved ones, Hotel Casa Del Mar will turn your every wish into a seriously stunning reality. Get inspired by soaking in even more of this beautiful day here, then head to Hotel Casa Del Mar’s website to start planning your very own. You can thank us later, loves.
Photography: JKoe Photo | Videography: White Rose Production | Event Planning & Design: Kat Minassi Events | Floral Design: Avant Garden | Cake: The Butter End Cakery | Makeup: Jasmine Kim | Hair: Ashley Walters | Lighting: TmmPro | Officiant: Robert Espero | Ceremony Music: Rispsi Yepremyan | Event Host : Hryer Kaprealian | Music: Mike Soltani | Pastry: Rafi's Pastry And Cakes | Percussionist: Moris Hedvat | Rentals: White Night
The coral, pink and cream flowers at this garden estate wedding are guaranteed to make your Pinterest boards bloom. But they aren’t the only pieces of this pretty puzzle that are giving us major heart eyes. From the lining of the invitations with a sketch of the balcony that the Groom proposed on in Barcelona (props to A+P Design Co.) to the al fresco feast for the eyes designed and coordinated by Honeycomb Affair; it’s all so, so good. Kristina Adams captured it all and our Vault is where the beauty begins!
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From Honeycomb Affair…. It was such an incredible honor and joy to work with Genevieve and Thomas to create an extraordinary wedding day that they called perfect! I met Genevieve and Thomas almost nine years ago while we were attending Loyola Marymount University. I have had the privilege to witness the wonder of their love story unfolding over the years.
Genevieve and Thomas had a vision to create a timeless and elegant garden soiree that was both fun and memorable for their guests. The ceremony was held at Holy Family Catholic Church in South Pasadena and the reception took place at a private estate in Sherman Oaks, California. The Bride wore a beautiful Watters Gown and the Groom was in a custom Franc Milton Tux, which included their wedding date sewn into the jacket lining.
From the time Thomas proposed in Barcelona to the wedding day, the couple was mindful of all the details that went into creating this celebration. The couple arrived at the reception in a classic red 1964 Cadillac, that belonged to the Bride’s grandfather. The lining of their invitation suite included a sketch of the balcony that the Groom proposed on in Barcelona. The Groom built custom wood signs that were adorned with delicate calligraphy by Alley and Co., and the couple built a wood bench that they had guests sign for their new home!
However, the most important part of the couple’s wedding day was sharing it with family and friends. The couple wanted to create a space that invited their guests to enjoy warm conversation and a night of dancing! We created an intimate space with twinkling market lights, candlelight and garden inspired floral arrangements. The couple selected a soft color palette of whites, blush and greens with subtle gold accents. The night included a live band, heart felt toasts, a special father-daughter dance and ended with lots of dancing. It was a delight to work with Genevieve and Thomas throughout this process and to have Kristina Adams Photography there to capture the many special moments.
Photography: Kristina Adams | Coordination: Christy Villasenor | Event Design: Christy Villasenor | Floral Design: Christy Villasenor | Wedding Dress: Watters | Invitations: A&P Designs | Ceremony Venue: Holy Family Catholic Church In Pasadena | Reception Venue: At Home | Makeup: Kat Laskey | Hair: Jamie Gonzales | Calligraphy: Alley & Co. | DJ: Allyance Entertainment | Band: Lounge-o-rama | Groom's Attire: Franc Milton | Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bridal Shop | Bridesmaid's Pajamas: Plum Pretty Sugar | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Premiere Party Rents | Valet: Hollywood Hills Valet
Now this is what we call a wedding inspiration! Combining ethereal watercolor hues with contrasting urban elements, Luna de Mare Photography has captured it all to share. From the Seniman Calligraphy, to the high fashion details, we’ve got it all waiting in The Vault!
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From Luna de Mare Photography…The inspiration and concept were drawn from the watercolor Ink skirt created by the designer. We wanted to incorporate the tones and moodiness of the Gown and use it in contrast with the softness and tones of the florals in season, and build a traditional table scape in an industrial space. We then decided to use an intricate set with a floral installation as a backdrop to juxtapose against the stark loft which offered a blank canvas to play with. Creating movement and playfulness was key in order to produce a high fashion modern look, while still maintaining a soft aesthetic.
Tones were played off each other, rather than trying to keep it all cohesive. Peaches and pinks were used against hues of Indigo. The textures of concrete, marble and linen were used in combination with food and florals, and used to soften and compliment. Industrial meets High Fashion with a relatable flair.
Photography: Luna de Mare Photography | Wedding Dress: Sweet Caroline | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Chiali Meng | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Venue: Private Loft | Agency: Osbrink Models | Creative Direction: Luna de Mare Photography | Floral Design, Creative Direction + Design: Jenn Sanchez Design | Model: Theresa Murphy | Ribbon + Runner: Silk & Willow