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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!

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Summer
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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.

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Photography: Heidi Ryder | Cinematography: Crescent Bay Films | Coordination: HoneyFitz Events | Floral Design: Seed Floral Couture | Invitations: Song & Pen | DJ: Bryan Chesters | Venue: Tiato | Desserts: King Kone LA | Getting Ready Venue: The Culver Hotel | Photo Booth: Fotosonthego | Rentals: Edi Party Rental

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Elegant Santa Monica Tiato Wedding

One part modern plus one part rustic equals a whole lot of pretty, in my book. Throw in the cutest bride and groom with a 12-year love story and you get a wedding worthy of a “Finally!” cake topper indeed. Elegant white blooms by Lilla Bello dressed up the day, and Honey Honey Photography is to thank for every last image. Head to THE VAULT and let’s get started.

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Summer
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EateryGarden

From The Bride…My husband, Jonathan and I met during our freshman year in college. As I walked down the residence hall, we locked eyes when he yelled “You! I’m gonna write a song for you!” and we have been inseparable ever since. Our wedding was just like our almost 12 year relationship; a little whimsy, a whole lot of romance, and quite the adventure!

We wanted our guests to feel transported to a lush vineyard the moment they arrived. Our venue, Tiato, already had amazing, existing pieces; so we utilized their rustic carts as a gift table and water station, as well as their wine barrels as cocktail tables and place card display. Our phenomenal florist created floral installations that served as our ceremony and reception backdrops as well as a floral chandelier above our dessert bar. We hand-selected every detail from the vintage loveseats, cross back chairs, taupe and blush linens, down to the mercury glass votives to make sure we stayed true to our style.

Food was also of utmost importance and we wanted our guests to enjoy food as much as we do. We had Crustacean’s famous garlic noodles served in miniature take-out boxes and kobe beef pops as part of appetizers, a Bottega Louie dessert bar, and Carmela Ice Cream served some of their delectable ice cream as our night cap.

My advice to planning brides? Just like in any relationship, don’t sweat the small stuff! At the end of the day, it’s about you and your husband. Lastly, do not be afraid to think outside the box and have some fun. Instead of the “Wedding March” I walked down the aisle to Maxence Cyrin’s piano cover of the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” and in lieu of a signature cocktails sign, we opted for a picture of good ol’ Lionel Richie with the words “Open bar Lionel Richie Style…all night long!

Photography: Ether & Smith | Cinematography: ByDesign Films | Coordination: Wish Wonder Dream | Floral Design: Lilla Bello | Wedding Dress: Rivini | Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop | Invitations: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Hair And Makeup: Design Visage | Groom's Attire: Ted Baker | Officiant: Alan Katz | Hotel: Viceroy Riviera Maya | Venue: Tiato | Bridal Boutique: Rivini | DJ And MC: DJ Wrex | Desserts: Carmela Ice Cream | Desserts: Bottega Louie | Groom's Cuff Links: Tribut Ives Saint Laurent | Groom's Tie, Belt, And Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Photo Booth: Hashtag Photo Booth | Rentals: Del Rey | Sash: Rivini

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Glam Garden Party Wedding in Santa Monica

There’s a list of vendors I’d wholeheartedly trust with my own wedding day, and they’re called our Little Black Book members. We like to think of them as the best of the best, and luckily this couple totally got the memo. They brought on Bob Gail Special EventsJL Designsonelove photographyCasa De PerrinFound Vintage Rentals and La Tavola Linen to pull off their garden party-inspired day and The Vault is home to every last image. Take note, ballroom brides. This is an indoor celebration done right.

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Spring
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Elegant

From The Bride…Scott and I met traveling. We lived on opposite ends of the country but learned that we’d both soon be moving to LA. With a combination of an instant connection and perfect timing, we started dating, and the rest is history!

Since Scott and I are both transplants to California, we had guests coming in for the wedding from all over the country. We wanted the feel of the wedding to highlight our incredible lifestyle living near the beach. We chose the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica as the center of the wedding weekend. In addition to creating the perfect home base for our guests to gather by the pool during the day and in our Bungalow to prepare for the wedding, it was situated on the beach and helped showcase our active, vibrant California life.

For the concept, we enhanced a traditional ballroom wedding with details that reflected our life in California and helped give our guests a glimpse into what makes living here so special. The key detail was soft but vibrant colors throughout. The bridesmaids dresses and flowers featured an array of pink, purple and coral colors. We wanted guests to feel like they were in a garden for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and the range of purples and pinks offered softness for the ceremony, and a bold feeling for the cocktail hour and reception.

We had an incredible team of vendors who helped bring the details we envisioned to life. They made the event feel like a truly California affair, taking advantage of the outdoor space for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and presenting flowers that felt organic but elegant. Most memorable was the giant fig tree that served as the focal point for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Our lighting team added lanterns throughout it, which were dimly lit at the start of the ceremony and gradually got brighter as the sun set. The fully-dressed tree created an incredible backdrop for the ceremony and cocktail hour and provided an image that we’ll never forget.

Photography: onelove photography | Cinematography: D.P. Weddings | Floral Design: JL Designs & Events | Makeup: Makeup Therapy | Makeup: Blushington | Hair: Paul Perez | Lighting: Peterson Event Lighting | DJ: West Coast Music | Venue: Fairmont Miramar Hotel | Coordination And Design: Bob Gail Special Events | Desserts: Donut Snob | Desserts: Sweet Rose Creamery | Desserts: Laurel Almerinda Of Huckleberry Cafe And Bakery | Draping: BAM | Glassware: Casa de Perrin | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Linen Rentals: Luxe Linen | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals (Dance Floor): Designer Event Rentals | Rentals (Lounge): Found Vintage Rentals

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