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Get Your Dose of Pink Today with this Italian-Inspired Los Angeles Wedding

I don’t know about you, but I’m fully embracing the hefty doses of pink scattered about blog land today. Whether it’s bridesmaids dresses, perfect pink lips or fetes covered in bougainvillea like this one. Especially fetes like this one. It just goes to show that this happy hue can brighten any day, even when a bit of rain decides to make an appearance. Park & Grove added their beautiful touch, while Lacie Hansen documented every sweet moment and The Vault is glowing a little more today because of it.

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From Park & GroveA few days after Caitlyn and Marco got engaged in Santa Barbara, we met with her over lunch to discuss her wedding. From the very start, long before she even had a wedding date, dress or venue, she knew she wanted a wedding in Southern California, the place she and Marco call home, that looked and felt like a gorgeous celebration on the Italian coast.

We needed to find a venue, in or around Los Angeles, that could accommodate Caitlyn and Marco’s “must haves,” an outdoor ceremony and a place for their dinner reception that wasn’t a ballroom. They selected the Bel-Air Bay Club, a beautiful Spanish-style private club, in the Pacific Palisades where they especially loved the ceremony location with sweeping views of the beautiful California coastline. The dinner was held in the beautiful living room, which felt straight out of Italy, complete with a stone fireplace, arched doorways and terra cotta tiled floors. Adjacent to the dinner space, was an outdoor courtyard for cocktails and late night mingling.

Caitlyn very much shared our viewpoint that a wedding should tell one cohesive story from beginning to end. She not only wanted the venue to feel Italian inspired, but she carried the theme through in the décor, printed materials, menu, cocktails, etc. She loved the beautiful bougainvillea that grows wildly throughout Europe and wanted her florals to reflect the same vibrancy. Stella Bloom created loose, garden inspired arrangements in a palette of fuchsia, red, coral, blush and ivory. Marco and Caitlyn’s invitation suite featured beautiful watercolor artwork and whimsical calligraphy all hand done by the Romance Between. The floral illustrations were created to match the look and coloration of the floral, they even painted Caitlyn & Marco’s exact floral covered ceremony structure with Stella Bloom’s guidance, and then we brought pale blue accents to represent the ocean and gold addressing for added formality.

The wedding day brought some unexpected showers to sunny Southern California. The cocktail reception was moved inside but Caitlyn and Marco wouldn’t let a little rain prevent them from having the outdoor ceremony that had been so important to them from the very start. They felt strongly that they didn’t want to bring in a structure or tent to block the sweeping coastal views, but wanted their guests to stay dry for the short ceremony, so we purchased dozens of clear plastic umbrellas to keep everyone dry. The weather wasn’t in the plan, but it created one of the most magical and romantic ceremonies we’ve ever seen. The second it was over, guests headed back into the clubhouse for cocktails and dinner and luckily enough, the skies cleared at the end of dinner and the event ended with lots and lots of dancing and late night flatbread and sweets were served in the courtyard, for guests to enjoy al fresco under the stars.

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Photography: Lacie Hansen | Videography: Couture Motion Pictures | Floral Design: Stella Bloom Designs | Cake: Susie Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Bel-Air Bay Club | Reception Venue: Bel-Air Bay Club | Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Bel-Air Bay Club | Hair and Makeup: Nicol Artistry | Lighting: Images By Lighting | Brides Custom Veil: A Stitch In Time | Brides dress: Reem Acra | Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Fife Dreams | Charger Rental: Classic Party Rents; | Classic Car Rental: Classy Chassis Rentals | Dinner Reception music: David Sparkman Band | Event Production & Design: Park & Grove | Furniture: Pretty Vintage Table | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Paper Design, Custom Illustration & Calligraphy: The Romance Between | Photo Booth: Alissa Noelle Photography | Rentals: Imperial Party Rentals

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Garden Inspired Wedding Smack Dab in the Middle of Los Angeles

Vibiana is one of the most stunning venues around. Once a church, it now sets the stage for all the pretty that Los Angeles weddings have to offer. And this one? A garden beauty filled with blush pinks, gold sparkle and grand marble backdrops. Pore through the vault for more including florals by Lotus & Lily, planning by Modern LA Weddings and all the pretty images captured by onelove photography.

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From the Bride… We always thought our wedding should be timeless by maintaining some traditions, while adding a few non-traditional twists. We wanted our ceremony to feel intimate, and that’s why we asked a close friend to marry us. We wanted it to feel personal, but not cheesy. It was also very important to both of us to write our own vows. Besides that, we didn’t want the wedding to feel so orchestrated or forced. We didn’t have games or anything. We just wanted our guests to come, party, and have a great time!

Our venue was a decommissioned church, so there were definitely a few architectural elements that were religious. My parents wanted to hide the altar, but we really didn’t want to mask any of building since it is so beautiful. Instead, we opted to drape a sheer fabric over the area. I feel like this enhanced the overall look of the altar and gave it a lightness. It wasn’t obvious that we were trying to disguise something. Instead of having a written sign or an enlarged photograph, we did 3′ tall floral initials at the entrance. It felt not as literal or expected, and it was an excuse to add more flowers!

I learned that you can’t control every single thing about your wedding, and it is extremely important to plan ahead and take your time! I would recommend getting a videographer. There are so many funny and unique memories (and dancing!) at every wedding, and these are captured so well in a video. I also definitely recommend hiring a wedding planner, even if it is not for full service. (We hired our planner for partial planning.) With our planner, I felt like I did not have to worry about anything on the day of and his team took care of everything for us. My favorite part of the wedding was the first look. I was definitely nervous and had barely gotten any sleep the night before, but seeing each other before the wedding really calmed our nerves. It was a very special and private moment that we got to share together. I also loved a surprise from one of the groomsmen. He had a cash “cannon” that shot out fake money for our grand entrance/bridal party introduction. I think all of our guests were truly stunned and entertained!

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Photography: onelove photography | Videography: White Rose Production | Coordination: Modern LA Weddings (Nam Lam) | Floral Design: Lotus & Lily | Cake: Porto's Bakery | Stationary: Minted | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lulu's | Caterer: Vibiana | Makeup: Judith Hsieh | Hair: Vicky Lee | Lighting: Vibiana | DJ: TMMPRO | Groom's Attire: Indochino | Officiant: Jeff Nelson | Venue: Vibiana | Dress Designer: Anna Campbell | Dress Vendor: Lovely Bridal Shop | Groom's Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Programs: Wedding Paper Divas | Shoe Designer: Prada | Table Numbers: Minted

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The Prettiest Pink Black-Tie Wedding

If soft, feminine romance speaks to your wedding vision look no further than Hilary and Bryan’s photo gallery as your point of inspiration. They shared vows overlooking the Pacific ocean and dressed up their Bel-Air Bay Club wedding in a sea of pink garden roses, peonies, ranunculus, and greenery for an enchanted garden look. Lacie Hansen photographed and the pretty is only just getting started.

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From the wedding planner… Guests from Nashville and Atlanta traveled west to Santa Monica, Hilary’s childhood home, to celebrate her marriage to Bryan Solomon. The weekend was packed with events which began with a welcome dinner for family on Thursday evening and ended with a lovely Sunday brunch at the Bel-Air Bay (Lower) Club by the Pacific Ocean. Hilary incorporated watercolor art on all her printed items that created a cohesive design that welcomed all guests to the Pacific Coast. Hotel guests received custom welcome boxes filled with goodies chosen by Hilary and Bryan.

An elegant Rehearsal Dinner was hosted by Mr. and Mrs. David Solomon, Senior on Friday evening at the Rivera Country Club. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served on the terrace overlooking the golf course. Champagne silk linen and ivory hemstitch napkins filled the elegant ballroom. Lovely florals of garden roses, hydrangea, peonies, and tulips in shades of white with green in crystal vases adorned the tables. Custom gold edged chargers were custom fitted with menu cards written in hand calligraphy. Dinner included an amuse bouche of tomato bisque shots with grilled cheese sandwiches. Guests choose entrees of filet or sea bass followed by a dessert of warm chocolate pot with sumptuous berries. Each guest received a gift of a personalized golf ball in honor of Bryan’s love of golf. The guests enjoyed a video slideshow and many toasts dedicated to the couple. Later that evening, all wedding guests enjoyed a “post toast” at the Loews Hotel. The late night fare and décor gave a nod to Southern California and the famous Santa Monica Pier.

The black tie wedding ceremony overlooked the beautiful Pacific Coast. A string quartet performed music especially chosen by Hilary and Bryan. Hilary processed to a special arrangement of “In Christ Alone” which provided a dramatic entrance. A wooden arch decorated with florals of garden roses, roses, and peonies of white, pink, and fuschia entwined with greenery covered the couple with the beautiful blue Pacific in the background.

Following the ceremony, guests munched on Waldorf salad, quesadillas, and a sushi bar on the lawn of Bel-Air Bay (Upper) Club. Dinner began with a tomato and burrata salad and continued with buffet stations of carved beef tenderloin, martini mashers, and Sand Dabs. Guests enjoyed vanilla buttercream wedding cake with fillings of vanilla custard, raspberry, and orea cookie. The Upper Club Dining and Music Rooms were decorated with floral shades of light pink, dark pink and fuschia with accents of gold. A lush garland of greenery and flowers spanned the length of the grand estate table for the wedding party. The courtyard fountain was filled with white flowers, and a custom gobo illuminated the night.

The party started with first dance and continued non-stop until the last song. Bryan made a quick change into his white dinner jacket for his and Hilary’s first dance. Their mood infected the entire party. It was the most memorable first dance ever! The band played continuously for 3 hours, and the dance floor was full all night. The In & Out Burger Truck provided a late night snack and was a huge hit with all the guests. A burger “to go” was the icing on the cake!

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Photography: Lacie Hansen | Videography: Forward Motion Production | Wedding Planning: Jayne Bubis Events | Floral Design: Stella Bloom Designs | Cake: MJB Cakes | Hair: Kacee Geoffroy Hair and Makeup | Band : Rembrandt Fine Artists Entertainment | Ceremony Music : Naples Strings | Venue: Bel-Air Bay Club | Calligraphy and Onsite Details: Kitty Hobbs | Late night snack: In-N-Out Burger | Linens: Lendable Linens | Paper Goods: The Romance Between | Rentals : Classic Party Rentals | Welcome Boxes: Jayne Bubis Events

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