**Lauren and Simon**

Another fabulous wedding to add to the mix!  I met Lauren back in November, when she shared her wedding vision  with me that included a beautiful church ceremony (St. Monica’s), followed by a warm Italian villa feel reception at the Bel Air Bay Club, overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean.   She wanted to infuse the romance of Italy into her wedding with her colors, flowers, family-style dinner service, and mini limoncello bottle favors, and in doing so, she treated her guests to a mini-vacation for the evening.  Without further ado, below are some of my favorite shots of the day, by the fabulous Dave Richards!


The dashing groom, Simon, and the beautiful bride!  I absolutely loved her flowy dress and the shrug she wore over it was perfection! 



The very chic bridesmaids, clad in Priscilla of Boston dresses, along with their dashing Aussie groomsmen!



The bride’s all ivory bouquet filled with gardenias, orchids, hundrangea and callas, and the bridesmaids’ bouquets, with their cornflower blue hydrangea pop of color!



Some of the ceremony elements, which went along perfectly with the historic feel of the church.



Sealed with a kiss!



And now, on to the reception…..the escort card table with it’s AMAZINGLY huge and striking floral display by Greenleaf Studio, the in-house floral designer at the BABC.



A great table shot, with the sheer champagne overlays from La Tavola and  warm floral centerpieces.



A close-up of the yummy centerpieces with the sweet touches of kumquats, and the menus accented by a sprig of greenery.  This shot was taken by Dave’s fab second shooter, Adrienne Gunde:



The adorably sweet mini bottles of limoncello were a huge hit as the favors:



Their drool-worthy dessert table, done by none other than Vanilla Bake Shop!


Please visit Dave Richards’ blog  and Adrienne Gund’s blog for more pictures of this beautiful wedding!

Lauren and Simon – It was such a pleasure working with you on your wedding……it came together magically and I hope it was a day you will never forget!  Seeing your “Time of My Life” last dance moment brought back memories for me from my own wedding….I loved it!!


4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Paola, we had such a great time working with you. Such a beautiful wedding with amazing details! You did a fabulous job!

  2. 2

    The floral arrangement is so beautiful…bright colors that really set the stage for the wedding. The favors were lovely too. Thanks for sharing.


  3. 3

    Great wedding. the details are simple fabulous… especially that dessert table! YUM!!!

  4. 4

    Kate smith said,

    Heelo- I’ve been searching for these pallini limoncello bottles for our wedding. I’m having trouble finding a contact. Do you know of anyone? I left a few messages at castle brands but did not hear back.
    Thank you!

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