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114 One Love Steeped in cultural tradition, Parisa Jassim and Ike Chidi wed along the Dana Point coastline.
116 At Ease At the iconic Sunset Tower Hotel, Kelsey McKinnon and Josh Donfeld make it official with a low-stress black-tie affair.
120 Wild at Heart Adam Roberts and Craig Johnson tie the knot with an exotic affair at Los Angeles’ Natural History Museum.
122 Lighter than Air In the heart of Montecito, Spencer Margaret Richmond and Fran Kranz kick up their heels for a fun-filled weekend imbued with classic charm.
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When I got married almost 18 years ago, I had a dream wedding. Nothing went awry, every part of the day was perfect (and I am so thankful that my beloved father was able to walk me down the aisle, since he passed away a few years later). But with time comes wisdom and I now wonder, if I could plan my wedding all over again, would I do it differently at this phase in my life? I don’t regret a thing, but if I were to plan it today, this issue of C Weddings has all the information I would need to ensure a party for the ages. One source of inspiration comes from real couples who get it right. We profile a handful of California lovebirds who make the planning process of their gorgeous weddings look easy. What I love most is seeing how they worked their personalities into their special day. From custom menus created to reflect their mutual love of food, to signature drinks, to offbeat locales that have a personal significance, they all give a unique voice to these celebrations. And when it comes time for the big question (no, not if you say “yes” or “no” to the proposal) of what to wear, we have you covered, too. Our fashion portfolio of the season’s best dresses is the ultimate guide to matrimonial style. After all, the choice of dress sets the tone of the whole affair (for example, a beach wedding would look odd with a bride in a poofy ball gown on the sand). Choose wisely! But before the dress comes the ring. I happened to luck out with a classic round diamond for my engagement ring, which I cherish daily. But, with so many jewelry choices now, would I venture into another look? Perhaps a modern Hoorsenbuhs band, an intricate Buccellati bauble or even a colored stone to seal the deal? They’re all amazing, and the style that you choose in the end should reflect you. I am a big fan of speaking up and telling your beloved what type of ring you prefer, as it will be you who wears it. Think of this issue as your go-to for all things chic in the world of weddings. Our editors have combed the Golden State to bring you the latest venues, vendors and creative ideas, along with cakes and registries galore. I, for one, am inspired. And with my magical day as a cherished memory, I can already start dreaming of my own two daughters’ weddings—even though they are a few decades away. Wherever you are in your journey, enjoy the ride because, at the end of the day, we all love a happy ending.
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“They wanted everything on the menu!” exclaims Wolfgang Puck of his son Cameron Lazaroff-Puck and new daughter-in-law Ekaterina Titova, who feted their nuptials at Hotel Bel-Air with a feast prepared by the chef and restaurateur (“Family Style,” p.74). In addition to owning restaurants around the country, Puck is the official chef for the annual post-Oscars Governor’s Ball. C SPOTS • Riding bikes along Santa Monica Beach • Playing golf at the Riviera Country Club • Dinner during sunset at Nobu Malibu
Kasimira Coliena Rentmeester “Our location offered lots of opportunities, from an enormous stuffed polar bear to a dramatic pool, gorgeous grounds, and a magical sunset view of L.A. and the Pacific,” says L.A.-based Coliena Rentmeester of capturing the season’s bridal styles in “Day Dream,” p.100. From fashion to portraitures, this New Yorker has left her mark on publications like GQ, Harper’s Bazaar and W. C SPOTS • Napa—it feels like a dose of Europe • Palo Alto, where my sister went to grad school—it’s such a great community • The Broad in L.A.
Paige Appel and Kelly Harris “We relish in not having a set ‘look’ to our events,” say Paige Appel and Kelly Harris, co-owners and creative directors behind L.A.-based styling and event team Bash, Please. “Each one is truly a reflection of the couple’s tastes and our creative collaboration with them.” After seven years of event planning, their sentiment still rings true, as seen in “Artistic License,” p.36, “House of Cards,” p.65, and “Southern Exposure,” p.90. C SPOTS • Ojai for hiking • Scopa Italian Roots in Venice for oysters and the cacio e pepe pasta • Scribe Winery in Sonoma for picnics
“It is always a treat when you get to work with diamonds,” reflects model Kasimira on posing amid L.A.’s enchanting Paramour estate in “Day Dream,” p.100. The Malibu-based beauty has traveled across Europe and the states shooting for brands including Calvin Klein, Citizens of Humanity and Samantha Wills. C SPOTS • Marin County—the scenery is out of this world • Hearst Castle in San Simeon—I love touring anything well-preserved and historic • Taverna Tony in Malibu
Samm Blake “It was amazing to work alongside such a talented group of wedding artists and to see everyone’s visions come together,” says N.Y.-based photographer Samm Blake of capturing the destination wedding in “Southern Exposure,” p.90, and the Beverly Hills bash in “Artistic License,” p.36. C SPOTS • The Jenner coastline north of S.F.— it’s incredibly peaceful • Driving Highway 1 from S.F. to L.A., stopping to breathe the salty air • The Salton Sea for its history SPRING WEDDINGS
“My husband and I planned our wedding in six weeks, so any chance I have to get back into that romantic head is welcome reminiscing,” says the freelance writer and editor-at-large of 7x7, Schuyler Bailey, who expounds on custom bridal designers in “California Couture,” p.46. “Celebrating such a talented pool of creators all based in-state was a fun discovery process.” C SPOTS • Weekends at our home in Healdsburg for nature moments, hot tubbing, and a stop at Diavola Pizzeria and Salumeria • The Monterey Bay Aquarium for my son’s reaction to the spiral of sardines • Late, late-night G&Ts at Marianne’s in S.F.
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Whitney Port gives Tim Rosenman her hand in an ECLECTIC Palm Springs affair
The newlyweds at Palm Springs private venue COLONY 29. WHITNEY PORT’s custom high-low hemline ASHI STUDIO dress with illusion sleeves was a collaboration between the designer, stylist LARA BACKMENDER and the bride.
SPOTLIGHT Clockwise: The couple share their first kiss in front of a fan palm altar. Emerald-green velvet chairs and a spunfiberglass table from POW WOW make up one of the 14 outdoor lounges. Whitney carried the only florals at the wedding: a bouquet of blushing bride protea.
Right: Husband and wife share a laugh in a double peacock chair at the reception. Below, from left: “I wanted to really let the dress shine and have the hair be simple and sleek,” Whitney says of pulling back her tresses for the ceremony. Champagne coupes from THE HOSTESS HAVEN add to the overall glamour.
al rehearsal party at a nearby bowling alley the previous night, Whitney walked down the aisle with her mom in a custom Ashi Studio dress. Above them, clouds miraculously formed “I U”—Whitney saw it as a message from her father, who passed away nearly three years ago. The reception that followed was just as magical: 14 outdoor living rooms evoked
the golden age of Palm Springs, featuring Rat Pack-inspired vignettes and plantheavy decor with succulents and ferns. Through all the laughter and dancing that evening, the one image that stands out in Whitney’s mind is of her new husband: “I just picture the sweetest, biggest smile on his face the whole night—it’s amazing to see that much happiness on the face of the person you love the most.” • LINDSAY KINDELON
“Honestly, it was love at first sight, and we hardly even spoke to each other the whole night,” says Whitney Port of the fateful first meeting with now-husband Tim Rosenman at a mutual friend’s birthday in 2009. Shortly after, Tim, currently a development exec at Lionsgate, was offered a position as an associate producer on the MTV series The City, in which the former reality darling starred. The two talked about one day being together, but it wasn’t until after the Whitney Eve fashion designer moved back to her native L.A. that a romance ensued. Two years later in 2013, Tim popped the question, twice: first at the couple’s home in Venice sans ring and a second formal proposal in Australia with an oval sparkler. And with that, Whitney enlisted her sister and BK Events founder Ashley Port to help create the ultimate fashion-forward fete. “The experience brought us even closer,” says Ashley. In November, their wedding-day vision of midcentury glamour came to life at Colony 29, a private outdoor venue in Palm Springs. Following an untradition-
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BY DESIGN With all the decisions that go into planning a wedding, selecting items for your registry may seem daunting. Thankfully, S.F.-based home-goods e-tailer One Kings Lane has set up a registry fund that allows couples to choose items for their new home over time—and with the help of a design team, if so desired. ON EK IN G S LANE.COM/REGISTRY-F UND
MINTED Kelli Hall for Minted Modern Marble aisle runner, $32 a yard, Annie Clark for Minted Gallery Hopping invitations, $234 for 100.
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Sisters Carina von Bülow and Amélie Cremer’s Euro-style how-to (teNeues, $35).
A soup-to-nuts compilation from 20 years in the biz (Clarkson Potter, $60).
A husband-and-wife team’s expertly styled looks for the man of the hour (Sutton Place Press, $40).
SoCal beauty guru Alexis Wolfer’s holistic approach to wedding prep (Running Press, $22).
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As design-savvy brides veer away from tightly packed arrangements toward more natural, pareddown styles, one flower in particular has captured their imaginations. The clematis, primarily of Chinese and Japanese origin, is a climbing plant and in warm climates it’s also an evergreen. Holly Vesecky of L.A.’s Hollyflora speaks highly of the delicate bloom: “It has the lilt and flow of a living garden in a bouquet. There really isn’t another flower that replicates its specific qualities.” H O L LY F LO RA .CO M
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ODYLYNE: THE CEREMONY hand-beaded sequin and pearl Icarus gown, $6,750.
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Super Natural On the heels of unveiling her ethereal bridal label Odylyne: The Ceremony last year, designer Stephanie White has opened the doors to a glimmering new L.A. showroom, just in time for the brand’s Spring 2016 Empress Collection. Brimming with enchanting body-conscious silhouettes, the gowns elicit “stepping into a dream state and making it reality,” says White, expressed in unanticipated details such as feathers and metallic laces. Next on the horizon: a collaboration with Free People. By appointment; 571 S. Fairfax Ave., L.A. O DY LY NET H EC EREMO NY.CO M
Three companies make it easy to compile your Kodak moments: Santa Barbara-based Névé Albums’ (nevealbums.com) artisanal tomes offer archival cotton prints and 24-karat gold-embossed covers, while Heirloom Wedding Studio (heirloomweddingstudio.com) puts a spin on a luxe coffee-table book. Lastly, Artifact Uprising (artifactuprising.com) lets couples fully customize their fabriccovered masterpiece.
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Paper Trails Victoria Vu’s interest in graphic design started when she was 7—her father owns a print shop in Menlo Park. Vu studied architecture in college and until last year was splitting her time between that career path and graphic design. Now, she’s entirely focused on her stationery company, Paper & Type, employing a “simple and structural approach with a delicate touch of playfulness.” PA P E RAN DTY P E .CO M
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Kendall Elliott and Eric Ovitz were both new to San Francisco when they met at a kickball game. Eric, who’s pursuing a law degree, proposed in St. Barths two years later (Kendall works in HR for a tech company). It was then up to the team at Bash, Please to help pull off the big day at Eric’s father’s (Creative Artists Agency co-founder Michael Ovitz) house in Beverly Hills. The art-filled, contemporary space informed many of the design elements including the seven-tiered cake—a replica of the Sol LeWitt sculpture in front of the residence. There was also a good omen, Eric remembers: “It hadn’t rained on that day in over 150 years in L.A. It made the wedding even more beautiful.” •
1. The couple in front of the SOL LEWITT sculpture. 2. The seven-tiered cake by SWEET AND SAUCY SHOP. 3. A 40-person gospel choir welcomes guests. 4. HAPPY CHUPPAH’s Lucite structure adorned with roses by FLOWERWILD. 5. Kendall Elliott in her VERA WANG dress. 6. The tent is meant to resemble a modern gallery—each table is named after an artist. 7. ROY LICHTENSTEIN’s Sunrise featured on the invitations.
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Say goodbye to tightly packed white roses. Here, three West Coast FLORISTS make a case for the RELAXED APPROACH
Where did you grow up? I was raised in France until I was 5, when we moved to Southern California. Arranging philosophy? Keep it wild and keep it elegant! Let the flowers do the work—I can’t stand it when they are shoved and contorted in ways that simply aren’t natural. And absolutely no floral foam. I try my best to keep my practice pure and conscientious of water waste. Favorite blooms for a spring wedding? Whatever is growing wild and is in season: salvias, flowering sage, jasmine and, if grown locally, ranunculus and anemones. TI G ERSTOLILIES .COM
Where did you grow up? Laguna Niguel. Arranging philosophy? I like to let the flowers tell me where they want to go. It sounds new age and weird, but I think shapes, colors and textures really dictate the approach of the arrangement. When I feel like the arrangement is complete, I step away for a few moments and revisit the composition with new eyes. Favorite blooms for a spring wedding? I love all of the typical, spring crushes (sweet peas, tulips, peonies), but the ones I look forward to most are fritillaria, matilija poppies, Muscari and hyacinth. YA S MINEF LO RA L D E SI G N .CO M
Where did you grow up? I’m a native Angeleno, but spent a lot of time in NorCal at my grandmother’s. Arranging philosophy? I like to think flowers speak for themselves. They have their own personalities and characteristics. One that might look out of place in one arrangement could perfectly find its way into another. My philosophy, I suppose, is that there really isn’t a formula—let the process find itself rather than forcing it. Favorite blooms for a spring wedding? Anemones, peonies, poppies, ranunculus and daffodils. FI N CH FLO RA L .CO M
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1. & 2. LILI CUZOR’s instinctive approach ranges from compact to lush. 3. YASMINE KHATIB loves to incorporate native plants that are reminiscent of the California landscape. 4. & 5. Spring and summer tones from RACHEL THIBODEAUX.
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After witnessing many a bride’s precious items lie scattered around her suite, Santa Barbara-based wedding planner and designer Joy Proctor dreamt up an elegant solution: “I wanted a carryall for brides that was so beautiful it did justice to its contents,” she says. That vision came to life with the launch of Trousseau & Co., a range of velvet-lined, vintage-inspired boxes in soft hues (cream, taupe, blush) to store wedding-day essentials from heels and lingerie to jewels and makeup. The brass custom-monogram option affirms this modern-day bridal trunk will be an everlasting keepsake for generations to come. From $225; trousseauandco.com. • LINDSAY KINDELON
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With more than 15 years of experience making dresses in her Russian Hill studio, Atelier des Modistes designer Suzanne Hanley has custom down to a fine art. In addition to three lines (Contemporary, Classic and Haute Couture), which can be tailored to a bride’s wants and needs, Hanley adores the opportunity to create something entirely from scratch, for a gown that, she says, “seems effortless and elegant, like it grew off of them.” 1903 Hyde St., S.F., 415-775-0545. ATELIERD ES MOD ISTES.COM
Nick Engel & Co
Inspired by one of his true loves, jewelry designer Nick Engel of Nick Engel & Co expressed his feelings the best way he knew how—in metal. The result is the “I Love Your Face” ring, a CAD (computer-aided design) creation that can be customized with any message a couple desires (limited to roughly 40 characters per line, with up to five levels of text). From poems to lyrics to
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For brides looking for a vintage aesthetic to complete their trousseaux, a veil or headpiece from Erica Elizabeth Designs is the topper of choice, with customizable styles that range from a boho hair chain comb to a gauzy, knotted veil a la Kate Moss on her wedding day. Made with exquisite silks and tulles, freshwater pearls, and gemstones, each piece is a work of rare beauty. By appointment only. E R I CA E L I ZAB E T H .CO M
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Add a pop of personality to your groomsmen brigade with custom-color and -pattern accessories from San Diegobased men’s lifestyle brand Lord Wallington. The brainchild of Navy veteran Immanuel Ontiveros, the tailored line offers bow ties, neckties and pocket squares in silk, linen and even feathers, if that strikes your fancy. Turn items into gifts and show your guys some love with complimentary embroidery for a special keepsake. LO R DWA L L I N GTO N .CO M SPRING WEDDINGS
Once relegated to pint-sized flower girls, flower crowns now grace the heads of the chicest brides. Jennifer Rivera of Reverie by Rivera plucks blooms from her family’s Napa vineyard or gets the best of the bunch from choice vendors at the San Francisco Flower Market, ensuring crowns that wow. Fresh options available for local pickup or delivery; silk crowns available for shipping. R E V E R I E BY R I V E RA .CO M
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Out of the Box The symbol of EVERLASTING LOVE gets a MODERN twist
1. BULGARI Serpenti, $9,700, Bulgari, B.H. 2. HARRY WINSTON Cluster Fan, price upon request, Harry Winston, C.M. 3. TIFFANY & CO. Schlumberger Four Leaves, $10,500, Tiffany & Co., B.H. 4. HENRI DAUSSI rose gold and diamond, $4,500, Traditional Jewelers, N.B. 5. BUCCELLATI Opera Eternelle, $3,700, Buccellati, B.H. 6. TODD REED diamond, $41,600, Todd Reed, Venice. 7. BELADORA Garrard, $14,550, Beladora, B.H. 8. REPOSSI White Noise, $11,000, netaporter.com. 9. DE BEERS Talisman Collection, $10,000, debeers.com. 10. SPINELLI KILCOLLIN Capricorn, $5,800, Barneys New York, B.H. 11. FOREVERMARK BY NATALIE K. rose gold and diamond, price upon request, forevermark.com. 12. JULIERI Martha Graham 4, $8,749, Julieri, S.M.
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SOLSTICE BRIDE Japanese lace Fauvina gown by Odylyne: The Ceremony, $4,000.
AQUAZZURA Sexy Thing lace bootie, $725.
FANCY FOOTWORK “I constantly receive requests from future brides all over the world to create shoes for their most important day. My goal is always to make my clients feel gorgeous and comfortable every day, so the decision [to create] a bridal collection came naturally,” says Edgardo Osorio, Aquazzura co-founder and creative director, of his new bridal shoe collection. NETA PO RT ER.CO M
PATEK PHILIPPE Nautilus, $44,200.
JOANNA AUGUST Ella and Savannah dresses, $145 each.
Beloved for her boho bridal dresses, Joanna August, L.A.-based designer, founder and CEO of her eponymous line, says motherhood prompted a new direction. “There was a real void for a more relaxed, bohemian and ethereal aesthetic for flower girls and I wanted to fill it!” says August, who launches her inaugural flower-girl collection, Babes of the Nile, in January. Named after her friends’ daughters, the seven styles consist of flowy chiffon and lace dresses, skirts and tops to mix and match for a “fresh, fun and stylish feel.” From $95. JOANNAAUGUST.COM
Well Groomed Your husband-to-be is already expecting a ring, but why not surprise him with another accessory that will last a lifetime? “We have seen a high demand for timepieces from brands like Patek Philippe, IWC and Rolex,” says Diane Adams, buyer at the San Francisco jewelry institution Shreve & Co. “Even in the tech hub that is San Francisco, fine craftsmanship and lasting quality are valued more than technology that will be out of date in a few years.” SH R E V E .CO M
WRITTEN BY DANIELLE D I MEGLIO, LINDSAY KINDELON AND HEATHER SEVERS. SOLSTICE BRIDE: M.K. SADLER. TINY DANCERS: EMILY YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY
“The word ‘bridal’ has a stale, stuffy, uncool stigma—it doesn’t need to be that way,” says Orla Stiles, whose new Venice boutique, Solstice Bride, has set out to remedy this connotation. A carefree sentiment permeates the space, which she sums up as “Santa Fe yurt meets midcentury Moroccan pillow den meets Venice bungalow.” Stiles selects inventory from around the globe, spanning billowy Jane Birkin-inspired gowns by Parisian designer Donatelle Godart, to strappy dresses by Stone Fox Bride—the first West Coast retailer for the NYC-based cult favorite. The store’s customizable leather jackets (emblazoned with a Mrs. name) also fit with her philosophy: “A wedding-day look should be a natural extension of your everyday personal style.” 530 California Ave., No. 4, Venice, 323-686-8171. SO L ST I CE B R I D E .CO M
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DIOR FINE JEWELRY Tresse Emeraude ring, price upon request.
Brides-to-be aren’t just saying “I do” to their dearly beloved— when it comes to selecting a lifelong band to symbolize your forever, Dior Fine Jewelry has it covered. The Parisian house unveils its dreamiest styles yet with silk- and ribbon-inspired bands in the new Soie Dior collection. Intertwining the love of couture with precious gemstones, Creative Director Victoire de Castellane captures the movement of delicate evening gowns in one fanciful band fit for the unconventional bride. 309 Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-859-4700. DIOR.COM
The off-the-rack wedding dress is something of a pipe dream, but for modern brides looking outside the showroom box, Kamperett—a new line of easy, elegant pieces produced in San Francisco—may be an effortless big day option. The Linden silk wrap dress, a flattering maxi with a dramatic full skirt set to swirl down the aisle, comes in colors like classic ivory, blushingrose quartz or a showstopping Tidal print, hand-painted with inky indigo spots inspired by the splatter and mist created by waves against the California coast. Loho Bride, 550 15th St., studio 19, S.F., 415-525-4544. KA M P E R E T T.CO M
KAMPERETT Linden silk wrap dress in Tidal print, $895.
The bride’s HOORSENBUHS Regis ring.
Who ever said blind dates were pointless? Not Mariel Haenn (stylist to Ciara, Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani) and Kether Parker of Santa Monica-based fine jewelers Hoorsenbuhs. The recently married pair was set up by friends and got engaged on Shell Beach, St. Barths, during a scavenger hunt Kether had orchestrated in order to propose. As a stylist with access to the world’s top designers, there were high expectations for Mariel’s dress. She opted for an unexpected choice: a romantic lace gown by Australian designer Steven Khalil, discovered by her assistant. For Mariel’s wedding band, Kether looked in-house, choosing Hoorsenbuhs’ Antiquated Classic Tri-link ring in 18-karat gold with white diamonds, to sit with her custom Regis engagement ring. Together, the two rings symbolize their strength and love. If only all blind dates ended this way. 222 Main St., S.M., 888-692-2997. HOORS ENBUH S .COM
THE NEXT STEP What’s the perfect shoe for a bohemian wedding? Oscar de la Renta’s new embellished espadrille—comfortable and chic. 8446 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323-653-0200. OSCAR D E LA R E N TA .CO M
OSCAR DE LA RENTA satin espadrilles, $550.
WRITTEN BY SCHUYLER BAILEY, DANIELLE DIMEGLIO, SUSIE DRAFFAN AND HEATHER SEVERS. KAMPERETT: MARIA DEL RIO. KETHER PARKER: ROMAN BARRET. REGIS RING: LAURA KEYS.
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LOVELY BRIDE Rue de Seine Zara dress, $3,250. 2266 Union St., S.F., 415-962-7415; 87 E. Green St., 2nd Floor, Ste. 206, Pasadena, 626-345-5828; lovelybride.com.
JLM COUTURE Lazaro Style 3607, $4,466. 352 N. Robertson Blvd., WeHo, 424-249-3909; jlmcouture.com.
Style 8811, approx. $2,200. Mon Amie Bridal Salon, 355 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-546-5700; justinalexanderbridal.com.
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Style number CWG568, $1,350. David’s Bridal, 6151 W. Pico Blvd., L.A., 323-452-4367; olegcassiniweddings.com.
Gramercy Gown, $3,375. 8312 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323-5923469; 3235 Fillmore St., 2nd Floor, S.F., 415-416-6731; sarahseven.com.
VERA WANG PAPERS Extra-large square oyster invitation, $943 for 100. verawangpapers.com.
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JASON WALKER FOR IRA LIPPKE STUDIOS
Natural Instincts Following her SUN-DRENCHED
Orange County nuptials, Amanda Weiner breaks down her FLAWLESS wedding LOOK
The bride at THE ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH.
Beauty Harper’s Bazaar Senior Accessories Editor Amanda Weiner first met business entrepreneur and L.A. native Jonathan Alagem at JFK airport when their Coachella-bound flight was delayed. For their wedding at The St. Regis Monarch Beach (stregismb .com) last fall, however, everything went according to plan. Here, her pre-wedding tips. MAKEUP I wanted to look natural. My makeup artist Liza Zaretsky (lizazaretsky.com) brought Boscia Sake Brightening Hydrogel Eye Masks, Orlane Tinted Moisturizing Cream, Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint in Ample Amber for my eyelids, individual eyelashes, NARS The Multiple in Maldives for bronzing and Bite Beauty Lipstick in Musk. I chose OPI nail polish in Bubble Bath. HAIR I always wear a center part and bun and my hairstylist Nancy Rodriguez (giuseppefrancosalon.com) made it into the most polished, elegant version. After the first dance, I let my hair down into voluminous waves. PREP I drank a ton of water leading up to my wedding to hydrate my skin and started training with Erin West from Body Conceptions by Mahri (bodyconceptions.com). When we first arrived at the hotel, I scheduled a massage to de-stress and I also had a masseur come to our suite for foot massages while the bridal party was getting ready—it really started the day off right. • CAROLINE CAGNEY
Clockwise from left: Amanda Weiner wears cluster earrings from COREY FRIEDMAN FINE JEWELRY. Mementos and makeup on the big day. The bride preps for her “romantic, classic and elegant” look.
L’OEIL DU VERT custom fragrance, from $10,000.
The latest in custom beauty services makes prenuptial planning stress-free—and a lot more fun. A visit to the Beverly Hills flagship of Onsen Lab begins with an in-depth consultation and photo analysis of your skin that evaluates everything from wrinkles to skin tone. Next, a bespoke regimen is designed to target your specific needs by mixing the appropriate active formulas such as the Aloe Gel Cleanser, Milk Lotion Cleanser and Smoothing Eye Serum. From $30; onsenspa .me. • Santa Monica startup MATCHCo is an app-based beauty service that uses an iPhone scan to determine the perfect blend of color, primer and moisturizer in a single solution to match your skin tone. The antioxidant-packed formula employs green tea and white lily extracts, as well as vitamin E to minimize fine lines and revitalize skin for a dewy sheen. $49; getmatch.co; itunes.apple.com. • Make your special day even more memorable with a custom artisanal fragrance from L'Oeil du Vert. After a private session with founder Haley Alexander van Oosten at her Santa Monica studio, choose from a selection of essences (think white rose, frankincense, wild bergamot) to create your own composition, which van Oosten fills in a chic hand-carved wood and glass bottle. LO EIL DUVERT.CO M. SPRING WEDDINGS
LA PRAIRIE Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold serum, $525.
Come February, load up on La Prairie’s new Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold well before the big day to attain a flawless visage. Collagen-boosting peptides calm redness, while the Golden Lotus Japonicus blend imparts a youthful aesthetic and even complexion. For the full experience, head to The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie and Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie, where the product has been incorporated into their Ultimate Pure Gold Radiance facial ($350). LA P RAI R I E .CO M ; D O R CH E ST E R CO L L ECT I O N .CO M
WRITTEN BY CAROLINE CAGNEY. AMANDA WEINER: JASON WALKER AND ANGI WELSH FOR IRA LIPPKE STUDIOS
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Three of L.A.’s leading BEAUTY BOSSES reveal their SECRETS to getting photo-ready
ESTHETICIAN 6 MONTHS If your skin is breaking out or dull, we’ll take a blood test to identify both allergies and food sensitivities. After making those changes, the skin is clearer, radiant and you often lose weight in the process. My facials usually include an exfoliation with enzymes or light acids and cranial facial techniques (where muscles inside the mouth and jaw area are massaged to relieve tension and promote circulation). A home-care plan with our products is also important; I custom-blend most of them myself. Of the lines we carry, Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is a standout. 1 WEEK I do an Intraceuticals oxygen facial with light therapy and micro current and a cranial facial. 1 DAY Depending on what your skin craves, we’ll give you Biologique Recherché Crème Masque Vernix or the Julisis Silver Remineralizing mask to apply the night before your wedding. TERRILAWTON.COM
HAIRSTYLIST 3 MONTHS Start preparing your hair in advance of your big day. I suggest weekly conditioning with my Ouai Treatment Masque [her Ouai products launch in February] and complementing your regimen with the supplements in my line (each targets a specific hair type), so whether your hair is oily, dry, damaged or just takes forever to grow, you’ll get dramatic results. DAY-OF Updos always look best on hair that’s slightly textured. If you’re working on day-old hair, mist Ouai Dry Shampoo on the scalp and midlengths for added grip. If hair is clean, mist Texturizing Hair Spray throughout. Create a clean center or side part, then brush hair to the nape of the neck, using a hair elastic to tie. Run Ouai Hair Oil through the ends, then twist the length into a spiral bun or knot, and use French pins to secure. Finish with Ouai Soft Hair Spray for hold. JENAT KIN.CO M
MAKEUP ARTIST 1 DAY Book an Oxygen facial (I’m partial to Shani Darden). DAY-OF Use Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator, then apply an oil-free moisturizer to create a base. For eyes, begin with a primer like Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, then work a bronzer like Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Gold Dust into the crease. Apply Mac Naked Lunch over the lid. Curl lashes, line lash lines and add mascara. Blend Giorgio Armani Designer Lift foundation into the skin. Dab Chanel Correcteur Perfection concealer (blend 30 Beige Petale and 31 Beige Rose together). Set with a loose powder. Contour with your bronzer, and dust Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop above the cheekbones. Top off with lipstick (like Mac Shy Girl) and spritz your face with Urban Decay All Nighter, which allows makeup to melt in and last longer. T H E WAL LG R O U P.CO M
Brides looking for a fresh, sun-kissed glow (sans UV rays) can snap up S.F. line BareMinerals' Lovescape collection, a skinnourishing selection of a brush and four products including a peachy blush and a luxuriously sheer serum bronzer. $18-$30. BAR E E SCE N T UAL S.CO M ; SE P H O RA.CO M
BAREMINERALS Lovescape collection Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Chase Your Dreams, $18, and Ready Color Boost in The Stolen Heart, $24.
WRITTEN BY CAROLINE CAGNEY. LAWTON: COURTESY OF TERRI LAWTON. ATKIN: MIKE ROSENTHAL. TA: COURTESY OF PATRICK TA
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Design opener A Touch of Glass The must-have accessory for every SPRING WEDDING
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Design While stemless glasses are the go-to for casual cocktails and impromptu dinner parties, wedding tables are showcasing “a return to timeless crystal,” says Diana Perrin, co-owner (with husband Josh) of Casa de Perrin. The L.A.-based luxury tabletop rental and design firm is known for its elegant, picture-perfect settings. CASAD EP ERRIN.COM
AMBATALIA plant-dyed fringed linen pillowcase, $70. Below: White reclaimed Irish linen Furoshiki sheet, $168.
THE BIG EASY Above and left: All tabletop items from CASA DE PERRIN including vintage cut crystal.
On a mission to create a “non-disposable” lifestyle, Molly de Vries, owner of Mill Valley design shop Ambatalia, developed Furoshiki bedding, inspired by the Japanese tradition of cloth wrapping. In this unique setup, the fitted sheet is not made with shortlived elastic, but rather by tying a knot—cue wedding pun—in each corner of a flat sheet. De Vries sources heritage textiles such as reclaimed Irish linen, sewing the cloth with long-lasting French seams, for bedding that doubles as a beautiful metaphor for a new married life—effortless, cozy and enduring. AM BATAL I A .G R E E N
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Nestled in the Carpinteria foothills overlooking the Santa Barbara Polo Club, with unobstructed views of the ocean, Klentner Ranch is a timeless postcard of the American Riviera. The private ranch is surrounded by avocado orchards and boasts Old World charm with stone horse barns and winding staircases. “Much of the ambiance and character of the ranch come from its function as a working polo horse ranch with stone barns and grassy corrals,” says Amanda Masters, who designed the home with her husband and co-owner, Justin Klentner, a polo player himself. Weddings are either tented on the private polo field or open air around the gardens or pool—all equally rustic and elegant. K LE NTNERRANCH .COM
PETAL PUSHER “I had a strict no-wedding policy for our first two years,” says Farmgirl Flowers’ founder Christina Stembel. “But after making handheld bouquets for several ‘family reunions,’ I finally gave in. I didn’t want people to have to lie to us anymore.” Now the popular S.F.-based flower house’s domestically sourced, premium florals are officially available for brides and grooms who can dictate the colors and select between “Prim and Proper” and “Wildchild” styling. FAR M G I R L F LOW E R S.CO M
WRITTEN BY LEILANI MARIE LABONG, JENNIFER BLAISE KRAMER, ANDREA STANFORD. CRYSTAL: CASA DE PERRIN. FUROSHIKI BED: PHOTOGRAPHER ALYSON SHARON AND STYLED BY ASHLEY HELVEY. KLENTNER RANCH: LANE DITTOE. FARMGIRL FLOWERS: MEGHAN MEHAN
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1. Paper design by VELLUM & VOGUE; florals by MICHAEL DAIGIAN DESIGN. 2. Paper design by PRIM & PIXIE; event design by LB EVENTS. 3. Paper design by BASH, PLEASE; florals by STUDIO CHOO. 4. Paper design by PRIM & PIXIE; florals by HOLLYFLORA; decor by LB EVENTS. 5. Paper design by HAPPY MENOCAL; florals and decor by FLOWERWILD. 6. Paper design by CLAIRE THOMAS; florals by MOON CANYON.
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From concrete WINE THERMALS to leather-topped stools, these DESIGN-SAVVY Northern Californian couples favor a marriage of FORM AND FUNCTION. Here, the items topping their perfectly CURATED REGISTRIES
Clockwise from above: Philippe Deshoulieres Arcades dinner plate in platinum gray, $95. St. Louis Oxymore crystal decanter, $770. Mariposa classic handled serve board, $198.
JOANNA MERRILL, 31, & DEAN RISKAS, 31 Registered at Gump’s San Francisco, gumps.com. Joanna says: “We love to entertain, so we stocked our registry with elegant pieces that are special enough for family holidays, yet versatile enough for everyday use.”
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Design bits Clockwise from left: Resin and concrete wine thermal, $60. Oslo five-piece place setting in matte black, $65. Black quartz votive, $395.
Clockwise from below: Palais glass hurricanes, $28-$98. White resin salad bowl, $295, and servers, $98. Cooper leather stool, $795.
KELLY MCGAW, 28, & GARY CHAMPAGNE, 31 Registered at Serena & Lily, serenaandlily.com. Kelly says: “We love being outdoors—especially in California. Our goal is to bring beautiful, relaxed pieces into our home that reflect the nuances of nature.”
WILL MCCOY, 48, & BRYAN DAVIS, 48 Registered at Hudson Grace, hudsongracesf.com. Will says: “We chose objects for our registry that strike a balance between sleek aesthetics and classic design.”
JOANNA AND DEAN: COURTESY OF JOANNA AND DEAN. KELLY AND GARY: COLLEEN DONALDSON PHOTOGRAPHY. WILL AND BRYAN: CARMEN OSTROM
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Made with Love Chef Zach Pollack and Alessandra Torre tie the knot with a GOURMET GATHERING
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Clockwise from top left: NEAL FRASER and ZACH POLLACK. Lamb with fava and citrus. Cake by SHERRY YARD. “Ali shared some photos of the location, but it was her dress that stopped me in my tracks…at that moment I knew [the cake] would need to be as grand as the barn and highlight the elegance of her dress,” says Yard of her inspiration. The bride wearing a gown by BERTA, and the groom in GUCCI.
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Zach Pollack’s Silver Lake restaurant Alimento was just shy of a month old when the chef decided to pop the question to his longtime girlfriend, Alessandra Torre, on her 30th birthday while she was getting ready for bed. “I could have postponed the proposal until I had more time to plan, but I was so tired of calling Ali my girlfriend and wanted to seal the deal,” says Zach, who met his now-wife in seventh grade but didn’t start dating her until college. The proposal may have been spontaneous, but the wedding day was planned out like one of Zach’s thoughtfully orchestrated menus. A celebratory feast ensued at Greengate Ranch & Vineyard in San Luis Obispo, helmed by chef Neal Fraser, who mentored Zach more than a decade ago at the now-shuttered Grace restaurant. “I don’t often get asked to cook for chefs, especially ones who started out their careers with me,” says Fraser. In addition to dishes the couple selected off Fraser’s menu at Redbird, the chef also prepared one of his signature whole roasted pigs. The meal was savored by fellow top toques and foodies in attendance, including Night + Market’s Kris Yenbamroong, best man Sang Yoon of Lukshon, and pastry chef Sherry Yard, who baked the couple’s spiced-carrot cake. “If Sherry Yard offers to make your wedding cake, you let her do whatever she wants,” says Ali. “Because it’s going to be beautiful, perfect and beyond delicious.” And it was. alimentola.com. •
Above: Best man SANG YOON and Zach. “They push each other and support each other,” says Ali. Below: Cocktails by JOSH CHRISTENSEN of Sidecar. The Cure is Zach’s own recipe.
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TIERS OF JOY Bottega Louie has already generated a cult following for its addictive macarons; now, the Downtown L.A. restaurant and market is upping the sweets ante with its new specialoccasion cakes. Consult with a designer on your inspiration and ideas, or leave it up to the pros to whip up a confectionary masterpiece. 700 S. Grand Ave., L.A., 213-802-1470. B OTTEGALOUIE.COM
RAISING THE BAR Step up your entertaining game as a couple with registry-worthy essentials from Christofle. U S.CH R I STO F L E .CO M
To the Mat Tortugas Home brings a dash of whimsy to the newlyweds’ dinner table with linens designed and made in L.A. Created by Lydia Pelosi, conversation starters including place mats and napkins (new for spring) have an added bonus: For every item purchased, Tortugas Home will donate nutritious food and produce to a family in need. $18 per place mat. TORTUGASH OME.COM
PLAY IT COOL Ice cream, make way for frozen pudding. Little Spoon Frozen Pudding’s seven all-natural flavors— including Campfire Chocolate, Caramel Latte and Coconut Cream Pie—are the perfect portable treats for weddings and other catered gatherings. L I T T L E S P O O N P U D D I N G .CO M
BOTTEGA LOUIE: COURTESY OF BOTTEGA LOUIE. CHRISTOFLE: COURTESY OF CHRISTOFLE. TORTUGAS HOME: GRACE JACKSON. LITTLE SPOON: HANNAH CANVASSER
From far left: CHRISTOFLE decanter, $650. Wine glass, $70. Old-fashioned glasses, set of two, $170. Water pitcher, $505.
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Family STYLE Chef extraordinaire WOLFGANG PUCK creates an unforgettable feast for his firstborn SON
Santa Monica-based homage to AsianFrench fusion cuisine. After serving up some of Cameron’s favorite dishes including Shanghai lobster risotto and Mongolian lamb chops with mint-cilantro vinaigrette, the party moved to the chef’s home (which he shares with wife Gelila Puck and their two sons). Friends and family toasted the couple with drinks and, naturally, more food. The culinary decadence spilled into the following day, when 170 guests assembled at the Hotel Bel-Air, home to Puck’s namesake restaurant, for an elegant outdoor wedding ceremony. “They had a tasting prior and they loved everything!” says Puck, who served a fourcourse meal featuring wagyu beef with chard, and slow-braised short rib with corn puree. Bel-Air pastry chef Jen Shen also lent her talent for the occasion with a tiered chocolate-and-vanilla wedding cake, punctuated with red roses. During dinner, guests sipped on Wolfgang Puck Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Santa Ynez Valley, and the newlyweds raised a glass to their futures with an ’89 Château Lafite-Rothschild—a selection from the year they were born. The following day, Puck invited guests to cap off the weekend with one last meal: brunch at Michelin-starred Spago in Beverly Hills. “It was a joy,” says the proud father. wolfgangpuck.com •
Clockwise from top left: Pastry chef JEN SHEN created the chocolateand-vanilla wedding cake. WOLFGANG PUCK and his family. Mini sliders. Tuna tartare in sesame miso cones. The bride and groom.
As soon as Ekaterina Titova uttered the word “yes” to Cameron LazaroffPuck, the newly engaged couple didn’t have to look far for the perfect wedding caterer. Wolfgang Puck, world-renowned chef and father of the groom—who has been on call for this moment since his son was born—not only knew just what to serve the pair, who met during their studies at Tufts University in Boston, but had the perfect venues in mind to do it. The festivities kicked off with a rehearsal dinner at Chinois on Main, Puck’s
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This Side of Paradise
Douglas Dillon Bryan and Taylor Gardner EXCHANGE VOWS in HAWAII after a WEEK OF FESTIVITIES
An outdoor ceremony at the KAUIKEOLANI ESTATE, created by DEANNA SCHAFER of “I DO” WEDDINGS. SPRING WEDDINGS
On a surprise birthday weekend in Big Sur, Douglas Dillon Bryan (who goes by his middle name) asked Taylor Gardner to be his wife just as the sun was setting over Pfeiffer Beach. “When we got engaged, I immediately knew I wanted a destination wedding. I wanted the entire week to feel like adult summer camp, relaxed and fun, with the wedding being the climax of an amazing trip,” says Taylor, who grew up in L.A. “And Hanalei Bay in Kauai was really the only location I considered. I grew up going there every summer with my family. It is my favorite place on Earth.” Dillon, an investor and financial consultant from New York, had never been to Hawaii, so Taylor took him last January to win him over and venue-scout. “When we found the Kauikeolani Estate, we knew right away that it was the right place. It’s this incredible historical landmark,” says Taylor, who works for NBA player Blake Griffin and in interior design. Dillon and Taylor rented the house for a week, stayed there with friends and got married on the property. The Santa Monica-based couple joined in many local activities such as hiking the Na Pali coast, helicopter tours, ATV tours, tennis and golf. They hired local chef Jessica Lindan to prepare meals throughout the week. “We had people at our house almost every night,” says Taylor.
From left: Douglas Dillon Bryan and Taylor Gardner. The couple enjoyed a week with friends before the big day. Below: The ring bearer pillow handmade by the bride’s new sisterin-law. Gardner in a PAMELA BARISH gown.
For the wedding itself, they hired Deanna Schafer of “I Do” Weddings. “I worried about working with someone on Kauai, that she wouldn’t be able to execute my vision just through emails and phone calls. I really wanted the decor to be super simple and clean and not feel overly ‘weddingish,’ and she perfectly executed my vision.” Dillon recalls his favorite moments: “my stunning soon-to-be wife walking down the field/aisle in a beautiful dress with no shoes on and when she got up with the band and sang me ‘I’ll Stand by You.’” •
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ANNA GETTY and SCOTT OSTER exchange vows on the bluff of a private property in Big Sur, surrounded by pampasÂ grass.
More than TWO DECADES after their FIRST MEETING, Anna Getty and Scott Oster start THEIR FOREVER atop the CLIFFS OF BIG SUR
Higher GROUND P HOTOG RA P HY BY NANCY NEIL W R I T T E N BY MELISSA GOLDSTEIN
Clockwise from above: The happy couple. Anna’s niece and cousin serve as flower girls. Rosetta Getty and Shiva Rose. Scott and son, Roman. Anna’s daughter, India, the maid of honor. A fresh cream and berry cake by DELICIOUS ARTS.
When Scott Oster, a former professional skateboarder and deejay turned interior designer, attended a five-day personal growth workshop in the summer of 2013 at Big Sur retreat center Esalen, he left, in his words, “clear on what I wanted—to fall in love and start a family.” A mere month-and-a-half later, sparks flew between Scott and writer, activist and philanthropist Anna Getty, whom he had known socially for 25 years, during a serendipitous encounter at West Hollywood nightclub Giorgio’s. “We met when I was 18 and he was 21, but we went off and lived our lives: I got married and had two children; he got married; and we both separated and got divorces,” she says. “When we kissed, I was like, I want to spend my life with this person.” On a trip to Paris in 2014, after cycling to the Eiffel Tower, Scott proposed. The couple, who split their time between Los Feliz and Ojai, welcomed their son Roman earlier that year. It was fitting that they return to Big Sur for their nuptials. “There was already this context of intention,” says Anna. The pair hosted a welcome concert featuring folksinger Gregory Alan Isakov at the Henry Miller Library. The following day, with her 11-year-old daughter, India, as maid of honor, and 6-year-old son, Dante, as ring bearer, Anna wed Scott at the Anderson Canyon Estate, overlooking the Pacific. Wearing a Grecian-style gown by Leila Hafzi, the
bride walked herself down the aisle. “I wanted to give myself away,” Anna says. The day incorporated myriad thoughtful details, from a bespoke torch Scott designed for the ceremony, to earthy arrangements featuring indigenous ferns and foliage. For the reception, the bride changed into a ’70s-style halter dress by Juan Carlos Obando—the better for dancing to tunes curated by Scott, and Giorgio’s house deejay, Adam 12. “We were the last ones there,” says Anna. “I love that we closed it down— all of a sudden, there we were, drinking Champagne in the corner.” •
VENUE Anderson Canyon Estate PLANNER Bash, Please FLOWERS Moon Canyon ENTERTAINMENT Gregory Alan Isakov, DJ Adam 12, SitaraSon, SmallShop RENTALS Classic Party Rentals, Found Vintage Rentals DRESS Leila Hafzi, Juan Carlos Obando SHOES Valentino
Tables are bedecked with florals by MOON CANYON and custom linen napkins by BASH, PLEASE. Below: Guests make their way to the outdoor ceremony.
Southern P HOTOGRAPH Y BY SAMM BLAKE WRI TTE N BY MARTHA McCULLY
Exposure For their Kentucky nuptials, BOTANICAL PERFUMER Alexandra Balahoutis and David Hutchinson create the perfect blend of OLD AND NEW
Wedding guests walk from the carriage house to the chapel on the BRUCKHEIMERSâ€™ Kentucky farm.
When a Los Angeles native who lives and works in Venice Beach falls in love with an Irishman raised in Bedfordshire, England—whom she met in Paris—the pair is spoiled for matrimonial venue choices. But for Alexandra Balahoutis and David Hutchinson, the perfect place proved to be her parents Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer’s farm, Walnut Groves in Nelson County, Kentucky—smack in the middle of Bourbon Country, and the site of another noteworthy couple’s wedding: none other than Abraham Lincoln’s mother and father. Alexandra, founder of botanical fragrance house Strange Invisible Perfumes, and David, a former marketing executive for L’Oréal Paris and now general manager for SIP, approached the three-day celebration as a true collaboration. “We wanted it to be chic and romantic and to reflect Kentucky and our personal taste,” says Alexandra. “It was like a branding project—a startup—and we conceived of it together from the beginning.”
The bride’s mother commissioned a stone chapel built in the style of a rural 1800-era structure for the evening ceremony. Wearing a custom J. Mendel gown, Alexandra arrived in a horse-driven, early-20th-century wicker, ash wood and hickory vis-a-vis carriage. After the “I do’s,” guests sipped cocktails in a twostory barn where L.A. bluegrass band The Americans (featuring Jake Faulkner, the son of Alexandra’s good friend Pamela Barish, who designed the bridesmaids’ dresses) performed; a fireworks display wowed guests en route to the reception tent, which was imbued with a scent of rose and sage created especially for the evening and adorned with blue velvet draping and early American paintings from the Bruckheimers’ collection. Having changed into a custom Carolina Herrera silk tulle dress, Alexandra serenaded her new husband with an a cappella version of “At Last.” She wasn’t the only surprise entertainer: Robin Thicke, who attended high school with the bride, performed “Lost Without You,” “Let’s Stay Together” and “Blurred Lines,” while DJ Parker & Barrow kept the party going until 6 a.m. the next morning—concluding yet another storied chapter in the grounds’ illustrious history. •
Feature tbd Clockwise from top left: The bride arrives via horse-drawn carriage. Alexandra Balahoutis in J. MENDEL. David Hutchinson in TOM FORD. A stone chapel built for the wedding. PAMELA BARISH designed the bridesmaids’ blue dresses.
VENUE Walnut Groves Farm, Kentucky PLANNER Bash, Please FLOWERS Flowerwild ENTERTAINMENT Élan Artists, The Americans, Northstar, Robin Thicke, Parker + Barrow, Darrah Carr Riverdancers RENTALS Classic Party Rentals, Found Vintage Rentals, the ARK, La Tavola, Casa de Perrin VIDEOGRAPHER Shark Pig DRESS Custom J. Mendel, custom Carolina Herrera TUX Tom Ford
Guests make their way to the reception tent. Below: Wrought-iron chandeliers hang from the ceiling of the tent, which is perfumed with a custom scent created for the occasion.
A fireworks display as guests enter the reception tent.
Clockwise from left: The bride. The couple’s first dance. Early American paintings from the Bruckheimers’ collection bedeck the tent walls. Guest Blaine Trump. Wedding cake by MAGGIE AUSTIN. A special performance from ROBIN THICKE.
Feature tbd From far left: Guests Lucio Frigo, Sofia Guellaty, Enrique Murciano and Sophia Lie. Jerry and Linda Bruckheimer. Alexandra changed into a custom CAROLINA HERRERA gown for the reception.
Teddy Montesanoâ€™s mother and sister make last-minute adjustments to her MONIQUE LHUILLIER ensemble. Opposite: The bride and groom share an intimate moment after theÂ ceremony.
Longtime SWEETHEARTS Teddy Montesano and Blake Muller EXCHANGE VOWS at the bride’s stunning SANTA BARBARA FAMILY ESTATE PHOTO GRAPH Y BY CORBIN GURKIN W RI TTE N BY DANIELLE DiMEGLIO
In the reception tent, a custom-made chandelier by MINDY RICE DESIGN hangs over the romantic tablescape for a “natural, understated look,” says the bride. Monogrammed “M” napkins add a personalized touch to the rustic, European-inspired dreamland.
Clockwise from above: A four-tiered confection from CHRISTINE DAHL PASTRIES. The newlyweds during their reception. Teddy and her father, Gene Montesano, take the floor. Written vows are exchanged. The alfresco ceremony setting.
Feature tbd Teddy has “challenged me to follow my dreams, cried and laughed with me, taken care of and consoled me, but most importantly, [she’s] loved me,” said Blake Muller, as he recited his written vows before 210 guests in an open-air ceremony to his now-wife, Teddy Montesano, at her family’s Santa Barbara home. Though both grew up in the coastal town, the couple’s paths first crossed at a Stanford University football game in Palo Alto when Blake’s mother and younger brother, an old friend of Teddy’s, decided to introduce the two. To their surprise and delight, the matchmaking ploy eventually led to seven inseparable years of dating, a perfect New York proposal and a spectacular fall wedding. For Blake, an assistant coach for the men’s tennis team at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Teddy, a Pilates instructor, the wedding venue was predestined long before they met. “My sister and
I always said we’d get married in the same place my parents renewed their vows for their 10-year anniversary,” she says. And sure enough, on a warm October weekend, the bride stepped out onto that same garden aisle in a lace-embellished Monique Lhuillier gown, arm in arm with her father, Gene Montesano, restaurateur and founder of Lucky Brand Jeans. White and green blooms by florist Mindy Rice festooned the ceremony and reception areas, where wedding planner Merryl Brown curated the bride’s elegant garden party vision. The black-tie affair concluded with an after-party into the early morning, followed by a dreamy honeymoon in Argentina. • VENUE Private residence, Santa Barbara PLANNER Merryl Brown Events FLORIST Mindy Rice Design CATERING The Food Matters, Christine Dahl Pastries ENTERTAINMENT Santa Barbara String Quartet, de Bois Entertainment band Karizma, DJ Michael Ober RENTALS Classic Party Rentals, Rrivre Works DRESS Monique Lhuillier TUXEDO Bonobos
Day DREAM At a storied LOS ANGELES manse, a PAIR OF LOVEBIRDS live out their ultimate FAIRY TALE in the season’s most ROMANTIC LOOKS
On him: DOLCE & GABBANA suit, $2,995. PRADA shirt, $640. DIOR HOMME tie, $210. Sunglasses, stylist’s own. On her: OSCAR DE LA RENTA gown, $5,400, and tulle overskirt, $4,590. GRAFF diamond earrings and necklace, prices upon request.
P HOTOG RA P HY BY COLIENA ST Y L E D BY SHADI BECCAI
Left: OLEG CASSINI dress, $850, David’s Bridal. GRAFF earrings and ring, prices upon request. Center: LFRANK LINGERIE bralette, $475, shorts, $425, and robe, $985. DAVID YURMAN pearl and diamond necklace, $4,800. Right: ERES bra, $360, briefs, $165, and shawl, $365. DAVID YURMAN pearl necklace, $675. Earrings, JJ’s own.
MONIQUE LHUILLIER gown, $4,990. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Flowerlace earrings, $37,300.
LAZARO gown, $4,466. BULGARI Diva earrings, $46,800. JENNIFER BEHR headband, $325.
LOCATION: THE PARAMOUR ESTATE. 1969 280SL: COURTESY OF MERCEDES-BENZ USA. FLORALS: WILD VASE. SET DESIGN: JOSH PAUL THOMAS AT JEDROOT LA. MODELS: KASIMIRA AT NEXT MODELS LA, ANTHONY DAVID GREENFIELD AT LA MODELS, JJ GAINES AT PHOTOGENICS, TAYLOR KRAEMER AT PHOTOGENICS. HAIR: SASCHA BREUER AT STARWORKS. MAKEUP AND GROOMING BY KAROLIINA KANGAS AT OPUS BEAUTY USING DIORSKIN. MANICURE: BRITTNI RAE FOR CHANEL IN SECRET AT NAILING HOLLYWOOD. STYLIST ASSISTANTS: SULLY CONTRERAS AND ALI MILLER
On him: PRADA tuxedo, $3,870. DIOR HOMME shirt, $600. DOLCE & GABBANA shoes, $995. On her: VERA WANG gown, price upon request. JIMMY CHOO shoes, $750. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Magic Alhambra diamond earrings, $48,000.
On him: TOMMY HILFIGER shirt, $150, and pants, $150. KURT GEIGER shoes, $255. On her: WATTERS gown, $2,475, Lovely Bride. MANOLO BLAHNIK shoes, $595. BELADORA diamond bracelets, $27,500-$45,050, and aquamarine diamond ring, $4,450. TIFFANY & CO. Jazz diamond earrings, $9,600, Beladora.
On her: PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI dress, $2,560. JIMMY CHOO shoes, $595.
On her: SARAH SEVEN gown, $3,300. GRAFF diamond earrings and ring, prices upon request. On him: TOMMY HILFIGER blazer, $395, and pants, $150. Makeup: DIOR Diorskin Nude Air Serum in Light Beige, $53, Diorshow Pro Liner in Backstage Black, $32, Diorshow Blackout Mascara in Kohl Black, $28, Diorshow Brow Styler Gel in Transparent, $29, Diorblush in My Rose, $43, and Diorific Mat lipstick in Radieuse, $38. For information on THE PARAMOUR ESTATE, please visit theparamour.com or email email@example.com.
Francesca Fay and Charles Darling set an ITALIAN FEAST on the grounds of a LUSH HILLSBOROUGH PROPERTY
AMORE PHOTOGRAPH Y BY ANDREW WEEKS W RI TTE N BY ELIZABETH VARNELL
The bride, wearing a dress she designed in collaboration with PAOLA QUADRETTI, and groom are joined by their Jack Russell, Lola. Opposite: HIP SERVICE musicians herald the bride’s arrival at the lush Burlingame Country Club.
Reception tables set under trellises woven with lemon and magnolia branches. Below: Brightly colored Moroccan lanterns illuminate the afterâ€‘party.
Clockwise from right: Chandeliers glow during the evening reception. After-party tents evoke a Moroccan casbah. Fire dancers. Francesca hugs her father. The bride and groom listen to speeches. An Italian-inspired alfresco dinner.
What’s a San Francisco girl to do when she’s spent years dreaming of a small Italian wedding, but realizes she wants to include a lengthy guest list of friends and family? Francesca Fay re-created a Renaissanceinspired celebration set at the Burlingame Country Club in Northern California, formerly home to bank scion William H. Crocker, for her alfresco wedding to Charles Darling. The bride, a recruiter for MuleSoft, a San Francisco-based software integration company, grew up in S.F. frequenting the Hillsborough-based club, but met her Washington, D.C.-raised husband in 2012 while living in New York. After a first date at a West Village taqueria, the pair became inseparable and soon relocated to San Francisco, where Charles, president and COO of DQ China Holdings and CEO of West Avenue Group, proposed with Lola, the couple’s Jack Russell, in tow. Once Francesca and Charles settled on a Hillsborough wedding, rather than jetting off to Italy, they devised an outdoor Tuscan celebration with unique local modifications. “I’ve seen gardens changing with the drought, and since green is my favorite color and I’ve always loved the range of succulent hues, we decided to use them,” says Francesca. Guests dined on chicken piccata and mushroom
risotto—dishes that mimicked family recipes from Francesca’s Rome-born grandmother— below trellises woven with succulents and lemon tree and magnolia branches. Francesca selected a childhood favorite for dessert: carrot cake from San Mateo’s Draeger’s Market. Similarly, at the post-party resembling a Moroccan casbah, late-night revelers snacked on It’s-It mint-chip ice-cream sandwiches. “Growing up at the country club, it’s the dessert I’d eat while sitting by the pool,” says Francesca. Thus, a lush Italian wedding became a truly Californian affair. • VENUE Burlingame Country Club PLANNER Elizabeth Horton of Garden Gate Events FLORIST Garden Gate Events, La Follia ENTERTAINMENT Hip Service, Sacred Fire Dance, SF Booking Agency RENTALS Bright Event Rentals, Raj Tents DRESS Paola Quadretti FLORAL CROWNS Moon in Flora
STEEPED in CULTURAL TRADITION, Parisa Jassim and Ike Chidi wed along the DANA POINT COASTLINE
P HOTOG RA P HY BY M.K. SADLER W R I T T E N BY LINDSAY KINDELON
Feature tbd Ike Chidi realized he found someone special when he introduced his crush, Parisa Jassim, whom he met during a law school internship, to his Stanford University buddies for the first time. “She fit in like a piece of the puzzle,” says the lawyer of the telling encounter. Five years later, Ike popped the question to fellow lawyer Parisa and the duo soon began to consider ways to integrate their cultures (Ike’s heritage is Nigerian and Sierra Leonean, while Parisa is Iranian) into their big-day plans. For the Orange County-bred bride, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel nearby was an ideal choice. And on a balmy summer afternoon in June, the two exchanged vows there against the backdrop of the Pacific and a symbolic spread of items— from a mirror to radiate light onto the couple, to evil-warding wild rue—called the sofreh aghd. The traditionally festive Iranian ceremony included lively strikes of a hand drum and violin as well as family cheers. “Our friends were taken aback, like, ‘Why is no one being quiet?’ ” recalls Parisa with a laugh.
Clockwise from top left: IKE CHIDI’s vibrantly dressed family members. Married female friends and family hold a veil over the couple while grinding sugar cubes to represent a transfer of their happiness and energy. The newlyweds. The symbolic sofreh aghd adorned with a palette of soft peach and lavender blooms.
After the magical, open-air “I do’s,” the affair continued indoors, where the couple shared their first dance to Hozier’s “Work Song” (“We danced to it in his living room 100 times,” Parisa reveals of the romantic choice). Ike’s female family members donned African ankaras and head wraps, while his father dressed in a Nigerian agbada for the rehearsal; the weekend seamlessly blended their backgrounds from start to finish. Up next: a honeymoon in South America. But until then, the couple’s thrills come from living with one another for the first time. Says Parisa, “Sharing a home and building a life together is a new adventure for us.” • VENUE The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel PLANNER Chelsea Seviane of Details Details FLORIST Moon Canyon ENTERTAINMENT West Coast Music, Matt Commerce, The Dancing Fire RENTALS The Hostess Haven VIDEOGRAPHY Andrew James Abajian DRESS Monique Lhuillier BRIDESMAID DRESSES Custom Paty Castillo SOFREH AGHD DESIGN Terry Ajdar of Elegant Sofreh Design
Around 230 guests gathered from the West and East Coasts, and as far away as Nigeria and England. Below: The bride wore a beaded MONIQUE LHUILLIER gown in an unconventional pistachioÂ hue.
At the iconic SUNSET TOWER HOTEL, Kelsey McKinnon and Josh Donfeld make it OFFICIAL with a LOW-STRESS black-tie AFFAIR
At EASE P HOTOG RA P HY BY LAUREN & ABBY W R I T T E N BY PHOEBE DOHENEY
The couple share a laugh before heading to the ceremony. Opposite: KELSEY McKINNON finishes getting ready at home. Here, she slips on her CĂ‰LINE sandals.
Kelsey McKinnon and Josh Donfeld first laid eyes on each other at a group dinner at Little Next Door in West Hollywood. Fast-forward five years to another memorable evening when Josh, a hedge fund manager, proposed at their home with a classic cushion-cut solitaire. The structure of their multiday event the following fall quickly unfolded: There would be a cocktail party at their home on Thursday night, a seated dinner at Spago in Beverly Hills on Friday, the wedding at the Sunset Tower Hotel on Saturday and a brunch at their home on Sunday—and all 130 guests would be invited to each event. “We entertain at home all the time and loved the idea of having everyone come over. Plus, the Sunset Tower is a two-minute walk from our house,” says Kelsey, who is a senior editor at C Magazine. “In fact, I think the only time I got in a car the whole weekend was to go to Spago.” The soft pink-and-gold interiors of the iconic Regency-style hotel helped inform the black-tie dress code, but the atmosphere was anything but uptight, from the couple’s first dance to Bob Marley’s “Stir It Up” to the cadre of young cousins in the wedding party. Kelsey wore a simple, unembellished sheath gown from Amsale and diamond earrings that were a gift from her parents. Under a baby’s breath chuppah and a rare blood moon, the couple exchanged vows in a Jewish ceremony. The bride
Feature tbd Clockwise from top left: Kelsey at home before the ceremony. The lively horah dance. In lieu of a traditional bridal party, the bride and groom included their young family members in the wedding. The airy baby’s breath and lace chuppah by HOLLYFLORA.
insisted on small, round dining tables, each topped with a glass candelabra and a low wreath of amaryllis, garden roses, tuberose and dahlias. “It felt very European; we didn’t sit down to dinner until about 9:30,” she says. For hours, guests drifted between the dance floor inside to a lounge area by the pool on the warm September evening. The couple had booked a suite at the hotel, but at the end of the night they decided they’d rather walk home—Kelsey in her wedding dress and Josh in his tux. “It was also my birthday, so we took a piece of cake to go and Josh lit a candle on top when we got home.” • VENUE Sunset Tower Hotel PLANNER Finch Events FLORIST Hollyflora CAKE Lark Cake Shop ENTERTAINMENT West Coast Music (The Midnight Special), Rico Espinoza RENTALS Town & Country Event Rentals DRESS Amsale TUX Ralph Lauren STATIONERY Jonathan Wright and Company
The bride’s modern AMSALE dress had the illusion of having an open back, save for a delicate line of satin buttons. Below: “I wanted it to feel like an intimate dinner party,” says Kelsey of the small, round tables. A simple tuberose bud was placed atop each napkin.
Clockwise from far left: CRAIG JOHNSON and ADAM ROBERTS at the entrance to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. A diorama in the African Mammal Hall. The newlyweds.
ing major, at a coffee shop (the duo later reconnected online). Nine years later, after moving to L.A. and bouncing the idea of marriage back and forth, the couple decided to tie the knot during dinner at Santa Monica’s Rustic Canyon one night, and broke the good news to their families the next day. “Then, in very modern fashion, we put it on Facebook and it became instantly real.” The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County was an easy choice for the Atwater Village-based couple, considering Craig’s love of animals, and a brief stint working at a science museum in Seattle. “I love dioramas, especially old-timey ones with hippos,” says Craig, a filmmaker. Suited up in Ted Baker, with their brothers as groomsmen by their sides, the couple exchanged vows in the Rotunda room before 150 friends and family members. Adam, who is a food blogger, a cookbook author and a writer on the ABC comedy The Real O’Neals, took the lead on finding the caterer and landed on Highland Park’s Heirloom LA, which turned out a family-style dinner in the African Mammal Hall. The couple enjoyed a four-day mini-moon in Palm Springs (Craig had to depart within the week to direct his next feature, Wilson, starring Woody Harrelson). And the rest, as they say, is history. •
HEART ADAM ROBERTS and CRAIG JOHNSON tie the knot with an EXOTIC AFFAIR at Los Angeles’ NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM PHOTO GRAPH Y BY GARY ASHLEY of the Wedding Artists Collective W R ITTE N BY LESLEY McKENZIE The first time Craig Johnson went to Adam Roberts’ apartment in New York and spied a DVD of his favorite film, Election, he knew he’d found the love of his life. “That sealed the deal,” says Craig, who was studying film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts when he met Adam, a dramatic writ-
VENUE The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County PLANNER Melissa McNeeley FLORIST Moon Canyon CATERING Heirloom LA ENTERTAINMENT DJ PQ of The Flashdance RENTALS Town & Country STATIONERY Alix Sorrell CALLIGRAPHY Tiny Victory Designs SUITS Ted Baker
Clockwise from top left: Guests mingle in the open air. The Three Muses statue in the Rotunda. The happy couple. The custom cocktail menu. Catering by HEIRLOOM LA. Invitations designed by ALIX SORRELL, with calligraphy by TINY VICTORY DESIGNS.
In the heart of MONTECITO, Spencer Margaret Richmond and Fran Kranz KICK UP their heels for a FUN-FILLED weekend imbued with CLASSIC CHARM
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PH OTO G RA P HY BY LAUREN & ABBY WRIT T E N BY KELSEY McKINNON
En route to the reception in a classic 1966 MercedesBenz convertible. Opposite: SPENCER RICHMOND took off her shoes and changed into a REEM ACRA dress for her first dance with husband FRANÂ KRANZ.
Clockwise from above: A moment on the golf course before the reception. The first kiss. Garden-inspired florals accented by vintage silver and china. Fran’s grandparents were also married at All Saints-bythe-Sea Episcopal Church. Husband and wife.
Spencer Margaret Richmond’s schoolgirl crush on Fran Kranz was just that until the pair, who had gone to the same elementary and high schools, reconnected years later at a party in the Hollywood Hills. Fran, an actor, proposed to Spencer, a yoga instructor and student of Ayurvedic medicine, with a 100-year-old Tiffany sapphire ring. “While we grew up in L.A. and live in Venice we wanted to be married somewhere outside the city, so Santa Barbara was the obvious choice,” says Spencer. After the ceremony at All Saints-bythe-Sea in Montecito, the party made their way to The Valley Club of Montecito for the reception. “The rolling golf course and scattered trees made for beautiful pastoral setting, while the tent served as a cozy sanctuary for the party,” says Spencer, who worked with Yifat Oren & Associates on the
design. Inside, long tables were topped with arrangements that felt handpicked from a garden, while a family-style dinner of fried chicken and handmade pasta was served before the colorful, funfetti wedding cake. Their choreographed first dance—a three-song medley starting with The Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited,” then Stevie Wonder’s “Do I Do,” and finishing with Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home to Me”— was something straight out of Dirty Dancing. “It might have been the highlight of the wedding,” says the bride. “It was the happiest we have ever been.” • VENUE The Valley Club of Montecito PLANNER Carolyn Hedge for Yifat Oren & Associates FLORIST The Velvet Garden CATERING Maili Halme CAKE The Solvang Bakery ENTERTAINMENT Project M for Élan Artists RENTALS Classic Party Rentals, Casa de Perrin, Archive Rentals VIDEOGRAPHY Hart Pictures DRESS Mira Zwillinger STATIONERY Copper Willow Paper Studio SPRING WEDDINGS
SPENCER & FRAN
Clockwise: The couple heads to the reception. Spencer with her mother, actress Jaclyn Smith. Delicate strands of garden roses, lisianthus and wild greens by THE VELVET GARDEN decorate the bride and groom’s chairs.
BEAUTY 10.11 MAKEUP C.M., 951-223-1011; 1011makeup.com. BAREMINERALS S.F., 415-357-9804; bareescentuals.com. BEAUTYCOUNTER beautycounter.com. BECCA COSMETICS beccacosmetics.com. BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE biologique-recherche.com. BITE BEAUTY bitebeauty.com. BODY CONCEPTIONS BY MAHRI—ERIN WEST N.Y., 347-674-9552; bodyconceptions.com. BOSCIA boscia.com. BRIANNA OLCESE-STEWART S.B., 805-626-0370; briannaolcese.com. BRITTNI RAE—NAILING HOLLYWOOD nailinghollywood.com/artist/brittni-rae. CLINIQUE clinique.com. DIOR BEAUTY dior.com. GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com. JAMIE BOONE—CURE SALON & SPA W.H., Sunset Tower Hotel, 310-623-9000; curemedspa.com. JEN ATKIN jenatkin.com. JULIE DY S.F.; juliedy.com. JULISIS USA, INC. B.H.; julisis.com. KAROLIINA KANGAS—OPUS BEAUTY karokangas.com. KATIE WEBB OF JUAN JUAN SALON B.H., 310-278-5826; juanjuansalon.com. KIEHL’S S.M., 310-255-0055; kiehls.com. KYLEE HEATH HAIR kyleeheath.com; thewallgroup.com. LA PRAIRIE laprairie.com. LEANNE CITRONE AT ANDY LE COMPTE W.H., 310-273-4100; andylecomptesalon.com. LINDSAY DAVIS S.F., 925-698-1063; lindsaydavis.zenfolio.com. LIZA ZARETSKY lizazaretsky.com. L’OEIL DU VERT loeilduvert.com. LORENZO MARTIN—THE WALL GROUP L.A.; thewallgroup.com. MAC COSMETICS S.M., 310-451-1281; maccosmetics.com. MATCHCO getmatch.co; itunes.apple.com. MELANIE INGLESSIS—FORWARD ARTISTS L.A.; forwardartists.com. MISTY SPINNEY S.F.; mistyspinney.com. MOLLY STERN—STARWORKS ARTISTS starworksartists.com. NANCY RODRIGUEZ—GUISEPPE FRANCO SALON
B.H., 310-274-8967; giuseppefrancosalon.com. NARS W.H., 310-623-1730; narscosmetics.com. ONSEN LAB B.H., 323-475-1890; onsenspa.me. OPI opi.com. ORLANE orlane.com. PATRICK TA thewallgroup.com. PHOEBE OGAN makeupbyphoebe.com. SASCHA BREUER—STARWORKS ARTISTS starworksartists.com. SHANI DARDEN SKIN CARE L.A., 310-745-3150; shanidarden.com. SHANNON IRENE BEAUTY L.A., 310-739-0425; shannonirene.com. TERRI LAWTON SKINCARE W.H., 310-855-0895; terrilawton.com. TOM FORD BEAUTY tomford.com/beauty. TOMIKO TAFT S.B., 805-708-2422; tomikotaft.com. URBAN DECAY Newport Beach, 949-631-4504; urbandecay.com. VINTNER’S DAUGHTER vintnersdaughter.com.
CAKES + DESSERTS
S.D.; barconcocktails.com. BLACK LAB SoCal, 818-793-3878; blacklab-ventures.com. THE FOOD MATTERS L.A., 800-758-5858; thefoodmatters.com. HEIRLOOM LA L.A., 855-456-6652; heirloomla.com. HELMS BAKERY—SHERRY YARD L.A.; helmsbakerydistrict.com. HOTEL BEL-AIR L.A., 310-472-1211; dorchestercollection.com. MAILI HALME S.B.; mailihalme.com. PAULA LEDUC FINE CATERING S.F., 510-547-7825; paulaleduc.com. PHARMACIE L.A., 323-928-2306; pharmaciela.com. REDBIRD—NEAL FRASER L.A., 213-788-1191; redbird.la. THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL O.C., 949-240-2000; ritzcarlton.com. SIDECAR—JOSH CHRISTENSEN San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5340; sidecarslo.com. SIS CAFE AND CATERING L.A., 818-244-0700; siscatering.com. URBAN PALETTE L.A., 877-402-2002; urbanpalettela.com. WOLFGANG PUCK AT HOTEL BEL-AIR L.A., 310-472-1211; wolfgangpuck.com. YEASTIE BOYS L.A., 480-840-4121; yeastieboysbagels.com.
resource guide ASSAL PASTRY O.C., 949-733-3262; assalpastryus.com. BIG SUR BAKERY Big Sur, 831-667-0520; bigsurbakery.com. BOTTEGA LOUIE L.A., 213-802-1470; bottegalouie.com. CHRISTINE DAHL PASTRIES S.B., 805-569-5889; santabarbaracakes.com. DELICIOUS ARTS L.A., 424-256-2006; deliciousarts.com. JEN SHEN—HOTEL BEL AIR PASTRY CHEF L.A., 310-472-1211; dorchestercollection.com. LARK CAKE SHOP L.A., 323-667-2968; larkcakeshop.com. LITTLE SPOON FROZEN PUDDING L.A., 323-538-5737; littlespoonpudding.com. MAGGIE AUSTIN CAKE Washington, D.C., 202-448-2920; maggieaustincake.com. THE SOLVANG BAKERY Solvang, 805-688-4939; solvangbakery.com. SWEET AND SAUCY SHOP Long Beach, 562-595-1100; sweetandsaucyshop.com.
CATERING ALIMENTO L.A., 323-928-2888; alimentola.com. THE APIARY Lexington, KY, 859-254-2225; the-apiary.com. BARÇON COCKTAIL CO. SPRING WEDDINGS
DESIGNERS + SALONS ALBERTA FERRETTI albertaferretti.com. AMSALE amsale.com. ASHI STUDIO ashistudio.com. ATELIER DES MODISTES S.F., 415-775-0545; atelierdesmodistes.com. AQUAZURRA aquazurra.com. BERTA bertabridal.com. BONOBOS L.A., 323-954-6800; bonobos.com. CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION L.A., 310-652-1120; calvinklein.com. CAROLINA HERRERA W.H., 323-782-9090; carolinaherrera.com. CÉLINE B.H., 310-888-0120; celine.com. CLAIRE PETTIBONE L.A., 310-360-6268; clairepettibone.com. DAVID’S BRIDAL 877-923-2743; davidsbridal.com. DIOR HOMME B.H., 310-247-8003; diorhomme.com. DOLCE & GABBANA B.H., 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana.it. ERES B.H., 310-246-1008; eres.fr. ERICA ELIZABETH DESIGNS L.A.; ericaelizabeth.com. ETRO
B.H., 310-248-2855; etro.com. FENDI B.H., 310-276-8888; fendi.com. GIAMBATTISTA VALLI giambattistavalli.com. GUCCI B.H., 310-278-3451; gucci.com. HUGO BOSS B.H., 310-859-2888; hugoboss.com. JENNIFER BEHR jenniferbehr.com. JIMMY CHOO B.H., 310-860-9045; jimmychoo.com. JLM COUTURE W.H., 424-249-3909; jlmcouture.com. J. MENDEL N.Y., 212-832-5830; jmendel.com. JOANNA AUGUST L.A., 213-622-0342; joannaaugust.com. JUSTIN ALEXANDER justinalexanderbridal.com. KAMPERETT S.F.; kamperett.com. KURT GEIGER kurtgeiger.com. LAZARO lazarobridal.com. LEILA HAFZI leilahafzi.com. LELA ROSE lelarose.com. LFRANK LINGERIE L.A., 310-452-0771; lfrankjewelry.com. LOHO BRIDE S.F., 415-525-4544; lohobride.com. LORD WALLINGTON S.D.; lordwallington.com. LOVELY BRIDE S.F., 415-962-7415; L.A., 626-345-5828; lovelybride.com. MANOLO BLAHNIK manoloblahnik.com. MARA HOFFMAN N.Y.; marahoffman.com. MIRA ZWILLINGER mirazwillinger.com. MON AMIE BRIDAL SALON C.M., 714-546-5700; monamie.com. MONIQUE LHUILLIER L.A., 323-655-1088; moniquelhuillier.com. NARCISO RODRIGUEZ narcisorodriguez.com. ODYLYNE: THE CEREMONY L.A.; odylynetheceremony.com. OLEG CASSINI 877-923-2743; olegcassiniweddings.com. OSCAR DE LA RENTA L.A., 323-653-0200; oscardelarenta.com. PAMELA BARISH Venice, 310-314-4490; pamelabarish.com. PAOLA QUADRETTI Florence, Italy, +39 055-289-057; paolaquadretti.it. PATY CASTILLO L.A., 213-210-9835; firstname.lastname@example.org. PETIT BATEAU B.H., 310-888-8822; petit-bateau.us. PRADA B.H., 310-278-8661; prada.com. PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI preenbythorntonbregazzi.com.
RACHEL COMEY N.Y., 212-334-0455; rachelcomey.com. RALPH LAUREN B.H., 310-281-7200; ralphlauren.com. REEM ACRA reemacra.com. RIVINI rivini.com. ROARKE N.Y., 202-494-5789; roarkenyc.com. SARAH SEVEN B.H., 323-592-3469; sarahseven.com. SCHUTZ N.Y., 646-561-3560; schutz-shoes.com. SOLSTICE BRIDE Venice, 323-686-8171; solsticebride.com. SOLUDOS soludos.com. TED BAKER B.H., 310-550-7855; tedbaker.com. THEORY L.A., 310-623-1801; theory.com. TOM FORD B.H., 310-270-9440; tomford.com. TOMMY HILFIGER W.H., 310-247-1475; tommyhilfiger.com. TROUSSEAU & CO. trousseauandco.com. VALENTINO B.H., 310-247-0103; valentino.com. VERA WANG B.H., 323-602-0174; S.F., 415-400-0370; verawang.com. WATTERS watters.com.
L.A., gigmasters.com/latin-band/ sitarason. SMALLSHOP L.A., 213-488-0090; smallshopshowroom.com. WEST COAST MUSIC B.H., 310-278-6848; westcoastmusic.com. YAGHOTI MUSIC navakhan.com.
FLORISTS EMPTY VASE EVENTS W.H., 310-278-1988; emptyvase.com. FARMGIRL FLOWERS S.F., 415-213-4652; farmgirlflowers.com. FINCH FLORAL L.A., 310-207-0157; finchfloral.com. FLOWERWILD L.A., 818-729-0309; flowerwild.com. THE GARDEN GATE gardengateflowershop.com. HIGH CAMP SUPPLY S.F., 415-770-2360; highcampsupply.com. HOLLYFLORA L.A., 323-591-1120; hollyflora.com. LA FOLLIA S.F., 415-551-2310; thierrychantrel.com. MICHAEL DAIGIAN DESIGN S.F., 415-821-7710; michaeldaigian.com. MINDY RICE DESIGN Los Olivos, 310-308-3735; mindyrice.com. MOON CANYON L.A.; mooncanyondesign.com. MOON IN FLORA Venice; mooninflora.com. REVERIE BY RIVERA S.F., 415-634-5279; reveriebyrivera.com. SQUARE ROOT DESIGNS O.C., 949-380-3320; squarerootdesigns.com. STICKS AND STONES FLORAL DESIGN B.H., 310-385-8616; sticksandstonesfloraldesign.com. STUDIO CHOO S.F., 650-634-0836; studiochoo.com. TIGERS TO LILIES L.A.; tigerstolilies.com. THE VELVET GARDEN L.A., 323-852-1766; thevelvetgarden.com. WILD VASE L.A., wildvase.com. YASMINE FLORAL DESIGN L.A., 323-240-8140; yasminefloraldesign.com.
resource guide ENTERTAINMENT
THE AMERICANS L.A.; theamericansmusic.com. THE DANCING FIRE L.A., 323-552-3473; thedancingfire.com. DARRAH CARR DANCE N.Y., 917-975-9152; darrahcarrdance.com. DJ ADAM 12 L.A.; celebritytalent.net. DJ PHILIP QUINAZ (PQ)—THE FLASHDANCE L.A., 323-522-6042; theflashdance.com. HIP SERVICE NorCal, 916-354-9924; hipservice.com. KARIZMA—DE BOIS ENTERTAINMENT L.A., 310-860-9370; deboisproductions.com. MATT COMMERCE mattcommerce.com. MICHAEL OBER michaelobermusic.com. NORTHSTAR L.A., 800-935-2263; northstarevents.com. PROJECT M—ÉLAN ARTISTS 888-800-3526; elanartists.com. RICO ESPINOZA Mission Hills, 818-271-9309; ricoespinoza.com. SACRED FIRE DANCE Sacramento, 916-505-5115; sacredfiredance.com. SAN FRANCISCO BOOKING AGENCY S.F., 650-548-0450; sfbooking.com. SANTA BARBARA STRING QUARTET S.B.; santabarbaraquartet.com. SITARASON SPRING WEDDINGS
HOTELS + LOCATIONS ALL SAINTS-BY-THE-SEA EPISCOPAL CHURCH S.B., 805-969-4771; episcopalchurch.org. AMANERA Playa Grande, Dominican Republic; amanresorts.com/amanera. BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL B.H., 310-276-2251; dorchestercollection.com. BURLINGAME COUNTRY CLUB burlingameccwnc.com.
CC’S COCKTAIL LOUNGE S.F., 415-346-3523. CHINOIS ON MAIN S.M., 310-392-9025; wolfgangpuck.com. CITY CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO S.F., 415-362-2480; cityclubsf.com. COAST VILLAGE INN S.B., 805-969-3266; coastvillageinn.com. COLONY 29 Palm Springs, 800-777-4606; colony29.com. COMO THE TREASURY Perth, Australia, comohotels.com/thetreasury. FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR S.D., 858-314-2010; fairmont.com. FAIRMONT SAN FRANCISCO S.F., 866-540-4491; fairmont.com. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LOS ANGELES AT BEVERLY HILLS B.H., 310-273-2222; fourseasons.com. FOUR SEASONS RESORT THE BILTMORE S.B., 805-969-2261; fourseasons.com. FOUR SEASONS RESORT DOHENY L.A., 310-273-2222; fourseasons.com. FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI Lanai, HI, 808-565-2000; fourseasons .com/lanai. GOLDENEYE Jamaica; goldeneye.com. GRAND WAILEA RESORT HI, 808-875-1234; grandwailea.com. GREENGATE RANCH & VINEYARD San Luis Obispo, 805-787-0300; greengateweddings.com. HAMMERSKY VINEYARDS Paso Robles, 805-239-0930; hammersky.com. HARVEST INN St. Helena, 707-963-9463; harvestinn.com. HENRY MILLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY Big Sur, 831-667-2574; henrymiller.org. HOTEL BEL-AIR L.A., 310-472-1211; dorchestercollection.com. HOTEL DEL CORONADO 619-435-6611; hoteldel.com. HOTEL DEL SOL S.F., 415-921-5520; jvdhotels.com. INTERCONTINENTAL MARK HOPKINS S.F., 415-392-3434; intercontinentalmarkhopkins.com. KAUIKEOLANI ESTATE Hanalei, Kauai, HI, 808-826-1454; hanaleiland.com. KLENTNER RANCH S.B., 323-251-7474; klentnerranch.com. MANCHESTER GRAND HYATT SAN DIEGO S.D., 619-232-1234; manchestergrand.hyatt.com. THE MISSION INN HOTEL & SPA Riverside, 951-784-0300; missioninn.com. MONTECITO INN S.B., 805-969-7854; montecitoinn.com. NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM LOS ANGELES L.A., 213-763-3466; nhm.org. PACIFIC-UNION CLUB S.F., 415-775-1234. PLAYA GRANDE BEACH CLUB Dominican Republic; playagrandebeachclub.com.
THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL Dana Point, 949-240-2000; ritzcarlton.com. SHUTTERS ON THE BEACH S.M., 310-276-2251; shuttersonthebeach.com. SPAGO BEVERLY HILLS B.H., 310-385-0880; wolfgangpuck.com. ST. REGIS MONARCH BEACH Dana Point, 949-234-3200; stregismb.com. ST. REGIS VOMMULI RESORT, MALDIVES Vommuli, Maldives; stregis.com. SUNSET TOWER HOTEL L.A., 323-654-7100; sunsettowerhotel.com. TAHITI TOURISME Tahiti, 310-414-8484; tahiti-tourisme.com. TYDES-CORAL CASINO BEACH AND CABANA CLUB S.B., 805-969-2261; coralcasinoclub.com. THE VALLEY CLUB OF MONTECITO Montecito, 805-969-2215; valleyclub.com. W SAN FRANCISCO S.F., 415-777-5300; wsanfrancisco.com.
JEWELERS BELADORA B.H., 800-680-9569; beladora.com. BUCCELLATI B.H., 310-276-7022; buccellati.com. BULGARI B.H., 310-858-9216; bulgari.com. CARTIER B.H., 310-275-4272; cartier.com. COREY FRIEDMAN FINE JEWELS N.Y., 212-949-9007; coreyfriedman.com. DAVID YURMAN B.H., 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. DE BEERS B.H., 310-385-0014; debeers.com. DIOR FINE JEWELRY B.H., 310-859-4700; dior.com. FOREVERMARK 203-388-3550; forevermark.com. FOX & BOND L.A., 323-719-1912; foxandbond.com. GLEIM THE JEWELER Palo Alto, 650-325-3533; gleimjewelers.com. GRAFF S.F., 415-926-7000; graffdiamonds.com. HARRY WINSTON B.H., 310-271-8554; C.M., 714-371-1910; harrywinston.com. HENRI DAUSSI henridaussi.com. HOORSENBUHS S.M., 888-692-2997; hoorsenbuhs.com. JULIERI S.M., 310-450-6162; julieri.com. LFRANK JEWELRY L.A., 310-452-0771; lfrankjewelry.com. MACY’S macys.com. MAHMOUD MOZAFFARIAN L.A., 213-622-2211; mozaffarianonline.com. NICK ENGEL & CO S.F., 415-342-8543; nickengel.com.
PATEK PHILIPPE patek.com. REPOSSI repossi.com. SHREVE & CO S.F., 415-342-8543; shreve.com. SPINELLI KILCOLLIN B.H., Barneys New York, 310-276-4400; spinellikilcollin.com. TACORI tacori.com. TIFFANY & CO. B.H., 310-273-8880; tiffany.com. TODD REED Venice, 310-450-7840; toddreed.com. TRADITIONAL JEWELERS traditionaljewelers.com. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS B.H., 310-276-1161; vancleefarpels.com.
PHOTOGRAPHERS ANDREW WEEKS S.F., 415-690-9709; weeksphotography.com. CHRISTINA McNEILL PHOTOGRAPHY S.F., 415-370-8502; christinamcneill.com. COLIENA RENTMEESTER colienarentmeester.com. CORBIN GURKIN Charleston, SC, 877-641-4355; corbingurkin.com. EMILY YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY L.A., 310-383-2159; emilyyoungphotography.com. GARY ASHLEY OF THE WEDDING ARTISTS COLLECTIVE L.A.; theweddingac.com. GIA CANALI PHOTOGRAPHY Burbank, 877-514-8059; giacanali.com. HANNAH COSTELLO L.A.; hannahcostello.com. JASON WALKER OF IRA LIPPKE STUDIOS iralippkestudios.com. JENNY SMITH & CO. L.A.; jennysmithandco.com. JOSE VILLA Santa Ynez, 805-688-8654; josevilla.com. LANE DITTOE lanedittoe.com. LAUREN & ABBY ROSS laurenandabby.com. LOGAN COLE L.A.; logancole.com. MAX AND FRIENDS maxandfriends.com. M.K. SADLER L.A.; mksadlerwed.com. NANCY NEIL L.A., 805-415-8227; nancyneil.com. ONE LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY Pasadena, 925-360-9755; onelovephoto.com. REBECCA FISHMAN L.A., 818-307-5329; rebeccafishman .format.com. SAMM BLAKE N.Y., 631-464-3799; sammblake.com. TEC PETAJA Nashville, TN; tecpetajaphoto.com TIFFANY ANGELES L.A.; tiffanyangelesweddings.com.
BASH, PLEASE L.A., 310-730-6466; bashplease.com. BK EVENTS—ASHLEY PORT L.A., 310-709-6784; bkevents.net. DETAILS DETAILS—CHELSEA SEVIANE O.C., 949-600-8881. EVENTS BY MELISSA McNEELEY L.A.; melissamcneeley.com. FINCH EVENTS L.A.; finchevents.com. GARDEN GATE EVENTS—ELIZABETH HORTON Burlingame, 650-678-5300; gardengateevents.com. GYPSET EVENTS L.A.; gypsetevent.com. “I DO” WEDDINGS—DIANNA SCHAFER Kauai, HI; idoweddingskauai.com. LB EVENTS 818-590-9725; lbeventplanning.com. MERRYL BROWN EVENTS S.B., 805-455-3112; merrylbrownevents.com. YIFAT OREN & ASSOCIATES— CAROLYN HEDGE L.A., 323-969-8656; yifatoren.com.
AMBER EVENT PRODUCTION O.C., 714-924-2246; ambereventproduction.com. ARCHIVE RENTALS San Clemente, 888-459-6598; archiverentals.com. THE ARK L.A., 310-245-3988. BARKER DECOR SERVICE INC. North Hollywood, 818-392-5502; barkerdecorservice.com. BLUE STAR S.B., 805-819-0527; bluestarparking.com. BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS S.F., 415-570-0470; brightrentals.com. CASA DE PERRIN casadeperrin.com. CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS L.A., 310-202-0011; classicpartyrentals.com. DESIGN SOUND B.H., 310-278-7253; designsound.com. ELEGANT SOFREH DESIGN—TERRY AJDAR O.C., 949-331-3131; elegantsofrehdesign.com. EXECUTIVE LIMOUSINE & COACH S.B., 800-247-6980; goexeclimo.com. FOUND VINTAGE RENTALS O.C., 714-888-5811; foundrentals.com. GOT LIGHT S.F., 415-863-4300; got-light.com. HAPPY CHUPPAH Irvine, 323-387-0321; happychuppah.com. THE HOSTESS HAVEN S.D., hostesshaven.com. IMAGES BY LIGHTING L.A., 310-641-2500; imagesbylighting.com. LA TAVOLA FINE LINEN B.H., 310- 286-1333; latavolalinen.com. LIGHTENUP INC. L.A., 310-670-8515; lightenupinc.com. THE LIGHTER SIDE L.A., specialeventlighting.com. MAIN EVENT TRANSPORTATION S.F., 831-646-5466; maineventtransportation.com. MARBORG INDUSTRIES S.B., 805-963-1852; marborg.com. PETERSON EVENT LIGHTING North Hollywood, 818-358-4248; petersoneventlighting.com. POW WOW DESIGN STUDIO S.D., 619-994-9278; powwowdesignstudio.com. RAJ TENTS NorCal, 510-667-0887; rajtents.com. RRIVRE WORKS L.A., 323-985-4229; rrivreworks.com. TOWN AND COUNTRY RENTALS L.A.; tacer.biz.
ALIX SORRELL DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION L.A.; alixsorrell.com. BROWN FOX CALLIGRAPHY S.F.; brownfoxcalligraphy.com. COPPER WILLOW PAPER STUDIO El Segundo, 310-836-6004; copperwillow.com. HAPPY MENOCAL N.Y.; happymenocal.com. JONATHAN WRIGHT AND COMPANY L.A., 323-931-1710; jonathanwright.com. LAZARRO PRESS S.B., 805-861-8409; lazarropress.com. MINTED minted.com. OPEN INK STAND Las Vegas; openinkstand.com. PAPER CAPER Burlingame, 650-347-4566; papercaper.net. PAPER + TYPE L.A., 213-973-7524; paperandtype.com. PRIM & PIXIE L.A., 818-386-8060; primandpixie.com. SIGNORA E MARE—KATIE HYATT signoramare.com. TINY VICTORY DESIGNS L.A.; tinyvictorydesigns.com. VELLUM & VOGUE L.A., 323-219-3610; vellumandvogue.com. VERA WANG PAPERS verawangpapers.com. WEDDING PAPER DIVAS 866-594-1226; weddingpaperdivas.com.
AMBATALIA Mill Valley, 415-259-9582; ambatalia.green. CHRISTOFLE us.christofle.com. GLASSYBABY S.F., 415-423-3694; glassybaby.com. GUMP’S SAN FRANCISCO S.F., 415-982-1616; gumps.com. HUDSON GRACE S.F., 415-440-7400; hudsongracesf.com. MACY’S WEDDING AND GIFT REGISTRY 800-568-8865; macys.com/registry. MARIPOSA mariposa-gift.com. ONE KINGS LANE onekingslane.com. PHILIPPE DESHOULIERES deshoulieres.com. SERENA & LILY L.A., 323-852-3191; serenaandlily.com. SOUTH COAST PLAZA C.M., 714-481-5009; southcoastplaza.com. ST. LOUIS saint-louis.com. TORTUGAS HOME L.A.; tortugashome.com. VERA WANG WEDGWOOD 877-720-3486; wedgwood.com. B.H., 323-602-0174; verawang.com.
VIDEOGRAPHERS ANDREW JAMES ABAJIAN L.A., 714-273-6191; andrewabajian.la. CUSTOM MADE PRODUCTIONS B.H., 310-749-4416; custommadeproductions.com. HART PICTURES N.Y., 212-791-1651; hartpictures.com. HOO FILMS hoofilms.com. SHARK PIG L.A., 323-300-6503; sharkpig.com.
MISC. ARTIFACT UPRISING Denver, 888-249-9889; artifactuprising.com. HEIRLOOM WEDDING STUDIO N.Y.; heirloomweddingstudio.com. MAISON LOLA maisonlola.com. NÉVÉ ALBUMS S.B.; nevealbums.com.
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