March 28, 2018
Portia and Ting were married in a beautiful, intimate ceremony at the luxurious Pelican Hill Resort on the cliffs of Newport Beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Bride and Groom started the day with a traditional Chinese tea ceremony with their parents before changing into a a wedding gown and tux for their ceremony under the famous Pelican Hill cupola. The couple were joined by three Bridesmaids and three Groomsmen along with two adorable Flower Girls for portraits around the gorgeous property.They draped the cupola in beautiful pink silks and used blue and purple flowers with touches of greenery throughout the day for their ceremony and reception decor. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the veranda followed by dinner in the ballroom, where each table was named after a national park the Bride and Groom have visited together. The beautiful purple and blue cake was hung on a swing of greenery behind the head table making for a very memorable cake cutting! After dinner, the Bride and Groom took a moment alone to celebrate outside under the cupola just the two of them before the Bride changed into a short party dress for the first dance. See more from their day on Style Me Pretty.
March 21, 2018
Nikki and Kevin threw a stunning destination wedding next to the vineyards at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, CA. The couple are originally from Los Angeles but now live in New Orleans. They knew they had to return home to LA to tie the knot with their friends and family and their shared love of wine brought them to Saddlerock Ranch at Malibu Wines. The bride and groom even incorporated wine into their ceremony, pouring a glass for each other and toasting during the ceremony. The couple had a large wedding party with over 10 bridesmaids and groomsmen each and decided to let all the girls pick out their own white dresses making for a beautiful fashion moment! The couple was also joined by their one and a half year old daughter who made the most adorable flower girl and even joined them on the dance floor for some late night partying after a catnap during dinner.
The day was planned and designed by the bride’s sister who helped pick every detail from the plates to the invite suite. The ceremony was held down on the lower lawn right in front of the vines and was followed by a cocktail hour during golden hour with delicious passed hors d’ouerves and cocktails. The couple set up 5 lounge areas all over the cocktail space so guests would have plenty of room to spread out and relax to watch the sunset and later take a break during dancing. They set up escort cards on a vintage wagon hanging on twine with a Polaroid next to it so as each guest removed their escort card they replaced it with a photograph of themselves. Long farm tables were set up for the reception surrounding the dance floor with chandeliers and twinkle lights hanging from the trees above. Guests were welcomed to their seats with individual slabs of agate hand calligraphed with their names. A dessert table was set up nearby with a white and gold flecked cake and cake pops, macarons, cookie bars and other treats surrounding it. Guests enjoyed a lovely evening of dinner and dancing beneath the twinkle lights. See more from this day published in Modern Luxury Weddings California, Wedding Flowers & Accessories Magazine and on Style Me Pretty.
Venue: Saddlerock Ranch
Rentals: Casa de Perrin, Pretty Vintage Rentals, A Rental Connection
Cake: Frost it Cakery
Videography: Grimace Films
Paper Goods and Planning: Krista Skellern
Catering: Command Performance Catering
MUAH: Bliss Bridal Beauty
Dress: Monique LhuillierDJ: Vox DJs
March 14, 2018
The bride got ready with the help of a friend and her aunt as they nibbled on delicious pastries and fresh fruit, all from the farm. The bride opted for loose and natural curls, perfect for the farm setting, pinned back with fresh flowers that complimented her beautiful white and green bouquet. After sharing a first look in the garden, the bride and groom were joined by their family for portraits and the ketubah signing before their ceremony. They said their “I do’s” under a beautiful lush chuppah of greenery followed by a private moment to themselves walking the gardens for a few portraits before joining their guests for cocktail hour. Instead of having traditional bridesmaids, the bride opted to honor her friends by letting them wear whatever they wanted and gifting them each a bouquet for a group photo of them all together in the gardens.
Guests enjoyed a three course gourmet meal from the farm followed by cake decorated with white and green flowers. The bride and groom paid homage to their British roots by gifting their guests truffles and Wedding Breakfast Tea from Fortnum & Mason as a wedding favor. See more from their day on Style Me Pretty.