SUBMIT WEDDING
View Posts By:

categories

 

tags

 
A Romantic Wedding at a Santa Monica Restaurant

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.

Colors
Seasons
Fall
Styles
Al Fresco

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.

Vault CTA

Vault CTA

Photography: Alex Warschauer | Coordination: Tara Talkington | Floral Design: A Touch Of Lavender | Cake: SusieCakes | DJ: DJ Pasha Entertainment | Venue: Tiato | Guitarist: Michael Stoltzfus | Photo Booth: Haute Photo Booth | Photography - Assistance: Lindsey Lawhon | Rentals: TLC Event Rentals

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here

You'll love these vendors in California

The Bloom Of Time
View Portfolio
Jen Rodriguez Photography
View Portfolio
Jasmine Lee Photography
View Portfolio
Weddings on Film
View Portfolio
AndySeo studio
View Portfolio
Alegria by Design
View Portfolio
Celebrate Your Dream Day at Hotel Casa del Mar

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.

Sponsored-Post

Bow-Tie Inspired Santa Monica Wedding

These two have a contagious kind of love that’ll leave you with a swoon-y smile. As I laid out every happy-sprinkled image from Heidi Ryder Photography, I found myself embracing said ear-to-ear grin and sharing in their sweet celebration, even if only virtually. Every bow-tied detail, bloom and tree-hanging chandy is sure to fill your heart with joy. Visit the home of that joy, here in THE VAULT!

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Styles
Al Fresco

From Heidi Ryder Photography… Jeff and Tim are classy gentlemen, so it was fitting that the details of their wedding give a nod to the bow tie – a classic symbol of refined masculinity. They wanted their wedding to reflect their personality, to be inclusive of their loved ones, and to be a lot of fun! Their ceremony was beautiful and touching, with words of advice shared from close family and friends—there truly wasn’t a dry eye in the house. In lieu of cake they hired a local ice cream truck to dispense sweet treats, and they made sure their DJ brought the dance party. This wedding was a perfect reflection of this classy, in-love and fun couple.

Vault CTA

Photography: Heidi Ryder Photography | Cinematography: Crescent Bay Films | Coordination: HoneyFitz Events | Floral Design: Seed Floral | Invitations: Song And Pen | DJ: Let's Party LA | Venue: Tiato | Desserts: King Kone Truck | Getting Ready Venue: Culver City Hotel | Photo Booth: Fotosonthego | Rentals: Edi Party Rental

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
Event Styling And Decor
HoneyFitz Events
View Portfolio