Classic Beach Wedding
April 29, 2015
California
NauticalReligious InstitutionWinter Weddings
This wedding had me at "awesome party."  Well, actually, it had me at nautical meets classic, plus awesome party, but you get the picture... this wedding rocks.  Think sweet Kate Spade peep toes, luxe gold and navy hues and a whole lot of pretty planned to perfection by LVL Weddings & Events.  See it all captured by Troy Grover Photographers right here.
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From the Bride... When Andrew and I began planning our wedding we knew we both wanted one thing: an awesome party! And it was with that mindset that we began to plan our big day. As two attorneys we also knew we would need some help to pull off an awesome party and that maybe we were lacking in the creativity department. Early on we employed the assistance of our wedding planner, Andrea Guzman of LVL Weddings & Events, to help us with both of these things. It was during my first conversation with Andrea that I explained that I didn’t want our wedding to look like two attorneys had designed it. She quickly assured me that she could help us avoid such fate and we knew she would be the perfect fit for planning our wedding!

Andrea was fantastic in bringing together our vision of a nautical inspired wedding with a host of amazing vendors. She understood that we wanted a nautical theme, but we didn’t want the wedding to be covered with anchors, crabs, and seashells. (Disclaimer: I love all things nautical, but couldn’t imagine big red crabs on my wedding day!) And so we created a day full of nautical navy blue stripes and golden lanterns, to create a classic wedding vibe.

We tried to strike a balance between doing things ourselves and leaving other items to the professionals... Andrew and I ordered our Save the Dates and invites on Minted.  We hand-cut all of the menus, tied ribbons to our drink stirrers, and painstakingly assembled each guest's escort card (complete with hand tied ribbon). We left the remainder to the professionals. The Casino San Clemente (and Pacific Ocean) served as an amazing backdrop for our cocktail hour and reception. Jay’s catering served amazing food and kept the cocktails flowing all night! Signature Party rentals did the heavy lifting for our furniture rentals. Troy and Aimee Grover were phenomenal and captured every moment our big day. Alise of Sweet Marie Designs provided the perfect floral arrangements and was so accommodating of my wish for a tulip-filled wedding. And last but not least, the band!! Project M of Elan Artists was the hit of the wedding! They got everyone on the dance floor, from our young cousins to my grandmother. They truly made the night unforgettable. We are so thankful to have worked with such an amazing team to make our awesome party a reality!