Whether it’s your love of pretty pastel hues, your obsession with classic affairs or a sweet combo of both, this is a wedding that will make your hearts happy. From the beautiful blooms by Lavenders Floral to the gorgeous Casa Del Mar setting to a First Look moment that will literally make your entire Saturday. (I’m not kidding.) The uber-talented WINK! Weddings planned every moment to perfection and Eyelet Images was on hand to capture it all. See it here in THE VAULT.
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From WINK! Weddings… When we met Adriana & Cody, we knew their day would be nothing short of romantic. But we were not prepared for the sweep-you-off-your-feet status this couple would bring to the table. With perfectly paired pantone shades, this wedding brings soft romantic light into the traditional space of Casa del Mar. Our bride’s classic beauty nearly brought her groom to his knees as he laid eyes on her for the first time. Talk about powerful!
Soft blushes, whites and gentle blues danced across everything from florals to tabletops and beyond.
Photography: Eyelet Images | Event Planning: WINK! | Floral Design: Lavenders Flowers | Cake: Fantasy Frostings | Ceremony Venue: St. Timothy Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Casa Del Mar | Catering: Casa Del Mar | Hair + Makeup: Kelly Zhang | DJ: Playtime Attractions | Band: Gloria Arjona | Transportation: Crown Limo | Cinematography + Photo Booth: Wild Oak Weddings | Desserts: Sprinkles Cupcakes | Rentals: Dish Wish | Rentals: Luna Party Rentals
This stunner of a wedding has “chic” written all over it. Think a crazy cool Santa Monica setting (hello, Tiato) meets beautiful blooms from A Touch Of Lavender meets a bride and groom who are adorable in every.way.possible. In other words? This wedding is sooo awesome. Head to THE VAULT for every gorgeous image captured brilliantly by Alex Warschauer. You’re going to love every last one.
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From Alex Warschauer… Shannon & Jonathan hired me for a wedding that was to take place at a gorgeous Santa Monica restaurant called Tiato. I met Shannon the morning of in her suite at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. Upon arrival Shannon was just about to give out presents to her bridesmaids and family. Some of the gifts included floral manicure kits, cotton bathrobes, and even a Tony Danza shirt. While the girls got ready I was in the bedroom photographing the dress and accessories Shannon was going to wear. As I do with mot of my weddings, I wanted to get a shot of the wedding bands on one of the save-the-date’s. Shannon chose a beautiful cardstock with watercolor floral details and gold foiling. Besides for the wedding dress, which was stunning to photograph, I was blown away by the hanger it was on. I normally use my own custom hanger for the dress photos but this particular hanger was something straight out of a fairytale. After makeup and getting into the dress, Shannon made some quick adjustments to her outfit and was then headed outside to see her groom for the first look.
Jonathan was waiting for us across the street just off of the jogging path that over looks the beach. Everyone got into their positions; it was go-time for the first look. Without a whisper of a word, Shannon gave Jonathan two delicate taps on his shoulder. From the moment that Jonathan turned around and saw his bride for the first time his smile went from ear to ear. We took some quick shots on the deck and then we were headed out to Tiato for the ceremony.
Tiato has a great layout and an even better look. The ceremony took place at their intimate outdoor courtyard that boasts both rustic and woodland styling. Encompassing the guests and dining area were separate sections of herb and citrus gardens, succulents, and tea lights. The ceremony was very intimate with both couples reading hand written vows to one another. Once the ceremony concluded we headed outside with the bridal party for photos. We dodged cars for a bit standing in the middle of the street taking some gorgeous dusk shots. I took Shannon and Jonathan around the block for some industrial inspired photos and then it was back to the venue for cocktail hour and family photos. The reception took place outdoors and had a romantic ambiance about it. Everyone’s name card was attached to a potted baby succulent and the tables were tastefully decorated with white roses and babies breath. After speeches and dinner we headed inside for dancing and the cake cutting. Guests continued to dance well into the night while others could be found at the photo booth, outside roasting marshmallows over the fire pit, or at my favorite spot, the bar.
Photography: Alex Warschauer Photography | Coordination: Tara Talkington | Floral Design: A Touch Of Lavender | Cake: Susie Cakes | DJ: DJ Pasha Entertainment | Venue: Tiato | Guitarist: Michael Stoltzfus | Photo Booth: Haute Photo Booth | Photography - Assistance: Lindsey Lawhon | Rentals: TLC Event Rentals
In a perfect world, every wedding day would be filled with a little California sunshine. Think stunning beach ceremonies, partying the night away seaside and celebrating an entire weekend of FUN with your loved ones at Hotel Casa del Mar. It’s a glam Santa Monica locale that knows everything about throwing your dream day with fab customer service and amazing amenities. Prepare to fall sooo in love.
Saying “I do” in The Golden State is always a good idea, but choosing a venue that boasts the ONLY ballroom in LA with beach views and natural light? Even better. From their crazy cool proximity to shopping, entertainment and night life (read: the Santa Monica Pier, the 3rd Street Promenade, Venice Beach… and more) to customizable menus from their team of ultra-talented Executive Chefs (yummy) to their luxurious accommodations,Hotel Casa del Mar is everything you’ve ever wanted for your Big Day… and more. Not to mention their awesome fitness options (hello, surf lessons) and relaxing sea wellness spa, which is basically all you’ll ever need to unwind pre and post-wedding. We love.
Whether you’re planning an intimate day with just your nearest and dearest or saying “I do” in a grand affair with 200 of your closest friends and family, contact Hotel Casa del Mar to begin your journey towards the perfect California wedding. You’ll even receive a one bedroom suite when you book. Sooo awesome… and we can’t wait to see the (seriously stunning) results.