Lisa was referred to me by my clients Elvi and Carlos (a June wedding I’m SO ridiculously excited about!!) and came to me with a gorgeous smile and a tight deadline. Her and her fiance, Tom, had set the date for their wedding for 2 months out, and on top of having to rally a team of amazing vendors to pull it off….their venue had cancelled on them. I was ready to take on the challenge though, since we instantly clicked….and by the end of the meeting we were hugging and we were off to plan a most gorgeous and intimate wedding at the Bel Air Country Club!
Below are a few moments of their amazing day, captured by their photographer, Vernon T. Williams:
The gorgeous Lisa getting her dress on, assisted by her equally lovely sister/maid-of-honor:
Does it get any better than gold Choos?
The florals, provided by the ever fabulous Flowers on Mars, were simply stunning. We decided to have the bridesmaids carry a simple but elegant cloud of baby’s breath, while Lisa got to carry the real showstopper…..a breathtaking cascade of bright magenta phalaenopsis orchids and dark feathers. The groom’s bout matched the bride’s bouquet….a bright orchid with some unique metal wire accents.
Lisa had her heart set on getting married on the club’s beautiful white bridge, but once we set foot on it, and realized that even with a few people on it the thing swayed like a jumprope, we quickly had to put the kabbash on that idea. I knew she wanted something unique, something that her 40 guests had never seen before, so I suggested that we do a spiral ceremony setup. This way, she would get to walk past each and every one of her special guests as she made her way down the spiral to her groom!
The gorgeous newleyweds! Both Irish transplants, they met and fell in love instantly across an ocean….they were clearly meant to find one another!
I puffy heart small weddings because the setup usually entails something that would never work with a bigger party (have you ever seen a 200 person spiral ceremony, for instance?). Lisa wanted the reception to feel intimate and cozy, so we decided to seat all of the guests at one huge long table covered in a luxe champagne linen (custom made by Flowers on Mars) , and decorated in lush florals in classic neutral tones with hints of purple and lavender.
There was one thing that was a definite must for Lisa….a decadent and beautiful dessert display with sweets from Vanilla Bake Shop!
Lisa treated her guests with mini bottles of Moet Champagne as their favors!
And I’ll end the post with a couple of my favorite shots of the bride and groom!
Lisa and Tom – Thank you so much for giving me the chance to be a part of your beautiful day!! It was so sweet being a part of such an intimate wedding, the entire guest count being all of your immediate family and closest friends. Best of luck to you both!