A Magical Celebration Where the Ocean Meets the Garden
September 28, 2017
Al FrescoHotels + Resorts Weddings
Somewhere between the beach and the garden lies this insanely gorgeous Santa Monica wedding crafted by Callista & Company. Blanketed in blue hues, garden tablescapes and lush florals by Twig & Twine, this celebration is a stunning example of elegance meets beachy California vibes. And Rebecca Yale's images? Worthy of a standing ovation. Psst... see the rehearsal dinner behind this celebration right here!
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From the Photographer... Sarah and Claude were married on June 17th, 2017 at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, CA. The couple, who are originally from TX and now live in New York, decided on an intimate destination wedding at the Fairmont because of their love for Santa Monica. The couple met in a Barre class at the Exhale gym and started the morning off with a 6am private workout class at the Exhale at the Fairmont. Callista of Callista & Co. designed and executed the day to perfection setting the tone from the start with delicate cream and light blue invitations by Written Word Calligraphy, which featured lush cream florals with blue and green accents. The bride stayed true to her easy going style and wore flat Aquazzura sandals with dangly pearl earrings and very natural makeup with beachy tousled hair- perfect for their oceanside venue. The bride rocked a very unique blue/green David Yurman engagement ring and they paired them with David Yurman his and hers bands for the wedding day. The bride has a love for stuffed animals and included one of her favorites from her childhood in the day by giving him a little squeeze before leaving the bridal suite, where she got ready with her sister. Both of her flower girl nieces also carried a stuffed animal gifted to them by the bride- a bunny bride and groom. Sarah and Claude took their bride and groom portraits across the street from the hotel in the iconic Palisades Park before saying their I Do's in front of just 30 of their closest friends and family under the famous 140 year old, 80ft tall fig tree in front of the hotel. After the ceremony guests were welcomed to a cocktail hour lounge created by Callista and enjoyed beachy hors d'ouerves including mini lobster rolls and cocktails with napkins that said "we met at the barre." After cocktails guests enjoyed an al fresco dinner at a mix of round tables and a head banquet table decked out by Twig & Twine with floral tablecloths by La Tavola and beautiful white lace chargers from Casa de Perrin. After dinner the bride and groom danced the night away ending the evening with cake from the Butter End and Salt & Straw ice cream for their guests to enjoy on the dance floor or take home for later.
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