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96 STARRY NIGHT With an iconic venue on the
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108 PARADISE FOUND After a serendipitous start, Ashley Lewis and Marc Harpster make it official on the unspoiled shores of Tulum.
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118 FAMILY STYLE At one of their favorite restaurants, Jamie Goldblatt and Jeremy Manné tie the knot in a perfectly relaxed affair with delectable cuisine.
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63 C DESIGN Close knit: macrame’s big day. The latest in wedding rentals from rose-colored stemware to handmade textiles. For keeps: monogrammed cocktail napkins.
71 C MENU Sainte G. cakes are (almost) too special to
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You have accepted the proposal. Now comes the truly big decision: intimate affair, large soiree or run off into the sunset, just the two of you? Eloping may be a romantic and adventurous notion, but it can also leave some family and friends with hurt feelings and lingering sadness over not celebrating your new union. And besides risking offending someone, the bride and groom miss out on the fun of planning. Yes, I said it: Most of the time, the very part that brides and grooms have been warned about by frazzled friends can actually be enjoyable. Personally, I think it comes down to the plan of attack—how to pull off the wedding that best encapsulates the couple while staying on budget and with the least amount of collateral damage possible (you don’t want to upset Great-Aunt Ruth!). And so, for those who do decide to celebrate in a big way, this issue of C Weddings has ideas in spades. What I love about the weddings we feature this season is the way each couple uses the stellar locations of California as jumping-off points. They incorporate the uniqueness of each spot, and that, in turn, weaves a distinct beauty throughout their special day. With backdrops as breathtaking as the beach in Bolinas, the cliffs of Palos Verdes and the fields of Santa Ynez, the weddings in this issue prove there are myriad ways to make your nuptials truly one of a kind. After you have figured out the look and feel of your wedding, the location, and who to invite, the really fun part kicks in—decor, style, entertainment and food (and the menu, wine and cake tastings to go with it!). All of these elements add up to the overall feel of your momentous day, so choose wisely. Our editors have combed the state to spotlight some of the best in all categories. And speaking of decisions, few seem as important as the dress itself. Our fashion portfolio photographed by Coliena Rentmeester at L.A.’s illustrious Houdini Estate will surely transport you to another world. Set against a misty and magical backdrop, the best gowns of the season shine brightly. Let me also be clear: If you want to celebrate in an intimate way, a small wedding is very au courant. A courthouse ceremony followed by a lunch with loved ones can still be elegant to its core. It isn’t about the number of guests or how much is spent, but the thought and the individuality that goes into said event that matters. We’re honored to help you create yours.
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Samie Robinson “When I drove into the Houdini Estate, I really wasn’t prepared for what to expect. It felt like a fairy tale running through thick green hedges in huge tulle gowns,” muses Australian model Samie Robinson, who appears in “Earth Angel,” p.86. Robinson has modeled around the globe, from Milan and Paris to New York and Seoul, South Korea. C SPOTS • L.A.’s Melrose Trading Post • Perch in Downtown L.A. for drinks • Paramount Coffee Project on Fairfax for the best Aussie coffee
Molly Creeden Samuel Lippke “It’s refreshing to photograph artists and individuals who don’t make the wedding about the photos, but about their love for each other,” says lensman Samuel Lippke, who captured Libby Mintz and Donovan Leitch’s wedding (“Starry Night,” p.96). Lippke’s work, which blends an eye for fashion with a photojournalistic approach, has been featured in Inside Weddings, Vogue and W. C SPOTS • Belmont Shore in Long Beach for a small-town feel • Catalina by helicopter for the day • Taking the vintage RV to Black Sands Beach in Whitehorn
“Sahar Sanjar was one of the loveliest and most gracious people I’ve ever interviewed,” says writer Molly Creeden, who details Sanjar’s breathtaking, Elie Saab-designed custom wedding gown in “At First Blush,” p.45. Based in Los Angeles, Creeden is the senior copywriter for online estate sale platform Everything But The House, and has previously written for Condé Nast Traveler, Interview, Vogue and The Wall Street Journal. C SPOTS • The Class workout in Venice • Flowerboy Project on Lincoln for a lavender latte • When I’m missing New York, Everson Royce Bar in Downtown L.A. for cocktails and to feel a little bit of that hum FA L L W E D D I N G S 2 0 1 6
Martine Bury “There’s something about ‘newness’ in a hotel that excites me,” says writer Martine Bury of the properties featured in “A Place in Time,” p.79. “These destinations provide a sense of discovery and amp up the fantasy factor.” Based in L.A., Bury has written for Travel & Leisure, Vogue and WWD. She currently helms Ker & Downey’s luxury travel magazine, Quest, AAA Traveler and KindTraveler.com. C SPOTS • Bar Covell in Los Feliz • Ojai Valley Inn & Spa to reboot • Healdsburg for a laidback getaway
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“The Houdini Estate’s rambling grounds and sense of history offered loads of inspiration,” says photographer Coliena Rentmeester of capturing the season’s whimsical wedding gowns featured in “Earth Angel,” p.86. The lenswoman, who splits her time between Los Angeles and her native New York, has created images for Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, W and most recently, Vanity Fair. “I have always wanted to shoot an editorial with [C’s Fashion Director] Alison Edmond,” she says. “We’ve known each other for years and she is incredibly talented.” C SPOTS • Roc restaurant for homemade dumplings in L.A. • The Hammer Museum in L.A.— I could spend hours in the bookstore • Ojai for a quick getaway
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Looks from PLUM PRETTY SUGAR’s 2016 Couture collection.
What’s Hot Beloved for its ultrafeminine line of pastel-hued bridesmaids’ gowns and wedding day robes, online apparel and accessories brand Plum Pretty Sugar is gracing Orange County with its first brick-and-mortar. “Our clients wanted a place where they could hang out and bring their friends,” says founder, owner and creative director Charlotte Hale. Expanding on the online store, the airy boutique plays host to exclusive floralprinted sleepwear, honeymoon-ready rompers and dresses, home decor and bridesmaid gifts. Also look for jewelry from Lulu Designs, stationery sets from Rifle Paper Co. and Herbivore Botanicals’ all-natural lip balm. With the new store in full swing, Hale shows no signs of slowing down. This
fall, Plum Pretty Sugar’s bridesmaid dress collection, PPS Couture, will debut pastel floral gowns in new colorways, as well as solid-colored garments inspired by “midsummer days and ballet; bohemian, but classical, all at the same time,” says Hale. Like all of her designs, “the silhouettes are flowing and graceful with a sense of movement and whimsy.” Village at La Floresta, 3349 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, 714-599-8299; plumprettysugar.com. • DANIELLE D I MEGLIO
From far left: LIBERTY ROSS and JIMMY IOVINE on their wedding day. Ross in the DIOR HAUTE COUTURE gown she chose for the family ceremony.
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For her Valentine’s Day nuptials to music producer Jimmy Iovine at friend David Geffen’s estate in Beverly Hills, L.A.-based model Liberty Ross did something decidedly un-bridal: She paired a vintage black Givenchy Haute Couture gown by John Galliano with a black veil and headpiece designed by British friend Stephen Jones. Her choice for the family blessing the day before—a silk Dior Haute Couture also by John Galliano—was as practical as it was pretty; she repurposed it for the Vanity Fair Oscar party just two weeks later. G I VEN CHY.COM; D IOR.COM
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After decades of focusing on traditional white diamonds, designer Cindy Boudov of her namesake Boudov Designs is merging technical expertise with a Venice-honed, modern bohemian sensibility. She now dreams up one-of-a-kind pieces showcasing raw, rustic diamonds that mainstream tastes might dismiss as “ugly ducklings,” but thanks to Boudov’s Gemological Institute of America-trained eye, never skimp on style. “There’s a movement to recognize the beauty of these stones.” B O U D OV D E SI G N S.CO M
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PLUM PRETTY SUGAR Billy dress from the PPS Couture collection, $380. Right: The new Orange County boutique.
What’s Hot Rebecca Sweeney and Zac Russell wed at the SANTA BARBARA COURTHOUSE. Rebecca wore an OSCAR DE LA RENTA dress and emerald MANOLO BLAHNIK pumps.
After deliberating on their all-important venue choice, Rebecca Sweeney and Zac Russell decided the Sunken Gardens adjacent to the Spanish Revival-style Santa Barbara Courthouse was exactly what they were looking for. “I didn’t even think about it being a courthouse, I just loved the setting,” says Sweeney, who worked at Burberry London before joining C earlier this year as market editor. Russell, a marketing specialist at Red Bull, proposed in their native London with a round-cut diamond atop a rose gold band before the couple hopped the pond to start their new life in California. Six months later, they invited 65 of their nearest and dearest for the intimate ceremony. Afterward, guests toured Santa Barbara aboard a trolley before dinner at Café Stella and drinks at Red’s Bar in the Funk Zone. “It was so nice to show friends from London a bit of California,” says the bride. “Everyone left feeling very jealous.” SAN TA BA R BARACO U RT H O U SE .O R G Garland by ZOË BROWNLOW, zoenyasadesigns.com.
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When Maya Yogev gave birth to her daughter in 2011, her approach to fashion drastically shifted. “I did not see a point to safekeeping something like an item of clothing anymore,” says the designer, who previously lived in Paris assisting Rick Owens. Yogev recently launched Fille de la Lune (translation: Daughter of the Moon), an affordable, made-in-L.A. line of sophisticated bridal and event looks, meant to be worn again and again. F IL L EDELA LUNE.CO M
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In Silicon Valley, anything is possible. So when two inspired tech executives decided to tie the knot last spring, they knew Stefanie Cove (one half of the newly minted Oren and Cove) could pull off a bright and colorful Indian/Jewish affair at Sea Ranch Lodge, located in the archi-
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on blooms, including the upside-down ceiling installation. Despite—or maybe because of—the logistical challenges (unpredictable weather, lodging 150 guests in rental homes), it was an extraordinary coup. Or as they say in Silicon Valley, a unicorn. orencove.com. •
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Urban Legend Following a successful pop-up in L.A. last year, San Francisco’s nontraditional, cool-girl boutique LOHO Bride has opened its second flagship on Melrose Avenue. A departure from the cozy, apartment-like showroom up north (and double the size), the Stewart-Schafer-designed space caters to L.A. brides with “clean lines, a neutral palette and a mix of edgy, yet feminine details,” says founder and owner Christy Baird. Fine art tomes, a fireplace, two fitting rooms and midcentury furnishings create an inviting setting to try on the shop’s minimalist, modern and boho styles, from Houghton’s off-the-shoulder silhouettes to Bo & Luca’s longsleeved, beaded gowns. 8282 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323-592-3283. LO H O BRI D E .CO M
From far left: The WEDDING PLANNER MASTERCLASS winter ceremony shoot featured ice candles and cozy scarves. LAURIE ARONS puts the finishing touch on the table setting. ASHLEY CAPRA of PAULA LEDUC FINE CATERING created oatmeal spelt cookies with marshmallow-caramel cream during her catering session.
EXPERTS ONLY “When I first started my business 22 years ago, wedding planners weren’t that common,” says San Francisco-based veteran Laurie Arons. Now, with an overabundance of self-proclaimed experts in the field, Arons says the best are able to do more than design—they “appreciate the whole process,” including the logistical and financial aspects. This past spring, Arons hosted a four-day, intensive Wedding Planner Masterclass to share her
expertise. Guest speakers included photographer Jose Villa, florist Sarah Winward, graphic designer Amber Moon and filmmaker/ photographer Joel Serrato. Arons’ overriding message is equally apt for brides and grooms: “Think about the strongest attributes of your site, as well as the ease and flow of the event, to design a wedding that feels effortless and natural.” LAU R I E AR O N S.CO M
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While artist-turned-jewelry-designer Ana Khouri may work with traditional materials—pearls, yellow gold, white diamonds—her designs are anything but conventional. Now, for the first time since launching her eponymous line in 2002, she is debuting a collection of modern engagement rings, including square-cut diamonds on fragmented gold bands and a round emerald-stone style. Pick up a pearl ear cuff from her main collection to complete your bridal trousseau. Barneys New York, 9570 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-276-4400. BARNEYS.COM; ANAKH OURI.CO M
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A STUDIO MONDINE pampas grass and birch arrangement. Right: Founders IVANKA MATSUBA and AMANDA LUU. A custom birch altar for an El Capitan wedding that celebrated winter’s bare branches.
Clockwise from below: Romantic centerpieces. A garden rose bouquet paired with clematis, spotted begonia, and pampas grass foraged near the ceremony site. Blue viburnum and selenite boutonnieres. A simple leafy arrangement with geodes.
San Francisco floral company STUDIO MONDINE wins over California couples with its LANDSCAPE to TABLESCAPE approach For former freelance florists Ivanka Matsuba and Amanda Luu, joining forces stemmed from a mutual admiration: “We kept running into each other weekend after weekend, and grew to love [one another’s] designs and, more importantly, how the other worked,” explains Bay Area native Luu. And with that, the pair formed Studio Mondine, their nearly two-year-old floral company rooted in the Mission District, which borrows its hardworking ethos as well as its moniker from the weed-picking Mondine women of 19th-century Italy. Each of their discerning and seasonally dictated creations seeks to balance an overgrown, lush English garden aesthetic with the sculptural art of Japanese ikebana,
resulting in high-impact arrangements made with everything from immature blueberry branches to gray reindeer moss and foraged, dried clematis puffs. “The more unusual and special, the more we love them,” says Matsuba. The duo notes that this fall’s wedding palette will see a shift toward more earthy, muted colors as well as dried elements and minimalist moments, aligning perfectly with the studio’s new ikebanainspired vessels in collaboration with local ceramist Daniel Karvasales. To that end, Matsuba and Luu also offer design consultation on details down to stationery, linens and flatware, each bestowing their own unique touch. “Ivanka looks at the trees, and I look at the forest,” explains Luu of their differing perspectives, which add up to one shared philosophy upheld since day one: “Keep it simple, yet striking.” studiomondine.com. • LINDSAY KINDELON
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When fashion publicist Sahar Sanjar became engaged to Bobby Debjan, owner of a real estate appraisal firm, her longtime client Elie Saab had something special in mind. “He said, ‘I’m going to make you a dress no one else has ever worn,’” recalls the owner of laChambre PR, who shared her own inspiration with Saab: “my mother’s wedding gown with illusion sleeves from her 1979 wedding in Tehran.” The product of three months of work, the blush-colored dress Saab created features point d’esprit tulle, silk and sequined beadwork, and tulip motifs (florals for the wedding, executed by Sanjar’s mother’s company, The Yellow Vase, included tulips to match). A cascading train, a double veil and a Swarovski beaded headpiece, also designed by Saab, add a dramatic finish to the breathtaking silhouette. “I put it on a mannequin hidden away in my office for a month before the wedding,” Sanjar says. “I’d look at it every now and again and say, ‘I can’t wait to wear you.’” • MOLLY CREEDEN
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ANYA HINDMARCH 2-Drawer Ultimate Box, $2,650.
SOFT STEPS For the bride, her maids or her mother, who might be exhausted from months of planning, consider Kevyn Wynn’s velvet-lined slippers. The L.A. designer (of the Wynn hotelier family) created the bridal line after seeing wedding after wedding end with a bride gracefully limping away from the festivities after hours in heels. K E VY N WY N N .CO M
“Our pieces are the perfect bridge between exoticism, boldness and elegance,” says Setenay Osman, CEO and creative director of Santa Barbara-based fine jewelry line Daniel Gibbings. The brand’s one-of-a-kind engagement and wedding rings that speak to a range of styles and self-expressions (hammered gold, openwork lattice, multilayered metalwork) are a good match for millennials, who are changing the way jewelers think about and design rings. “They’re highly independent and don’t like traditions as much as their predecessors,” Osman observes. “They’re also the generation that brought back yellow gold.” Those customers and others will appreciate Daniel Gibbings for Forevermark, a new collaboration melding Gibbings’ unique, artistic designs with the longstanding diamond brand known for its rare and responsibly sourced diamonds. “The journey of a diamond is a question we are asked by every young person,” says Osman. In response, the company has created an in-store timeline to show the process, from mining to production. “It’s more than a piece of a rock.” 1143 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, 877-565-1284. DAN IELGIBBINGS .COM
KEVYN WYNN The Claire slippers, $290.
For the newly betrothed, a playful reminder of your intentions— and that you’re open to spending the coming months being showered and fawned over like a queen—is L.A.-based ready-towear designer Amber Sakai’s cheeky tiara line. Wear “oui oui” for engagement, bridal or day-of festivities, and switch into “taken” for the after-party (available in yellow, white and rose-gold finishes)— all of which, we should add, make for a spectacular Instagram photo. A M B E R SAKA I .CO M
AMBER SAKAI Oui Oui tiara, $1,200.
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Anya Hindmarch’s made-to-order keepsake, the Ultimate Box, lends a personal touch to a wedding gift. The bespoke leather trove, customizable by size and color, is inlaid with personal photographs, and embossed with a drawing or message in the gift giver’s handwriting. Designed with the intent to be passed down through generations, the tiny treasure chest tells a story with every detail. Keep an eye out for a new store opening on Melrose Place this fall. 84618463 Melrose Pl., L.A. A N YAH I N D M AR CH .CO M
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ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39mm Everose gold, $123,750.
From Caroline Kennedy to Christina Hendricks, few brides can resist the allure of a Carolina Herrera wedding gown. For L.A.’s betrothed, the appeal is even greater with the debut of the brand’s new Beverly Hills boutique. Situated on the second floor away from the bustling street below, the David Montalba-designed retail space—fashioned with the VIP client in mind—houses ready-to-wear and a separate bridal salon, complete with a 140-square-foot fitting room. 9515 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Fl., B.H., 310-288-2100. C AROLINAH ERRERA.CO M
Whether cascading over a shoulder or swept up in a chignon, a bride’s hair catches a little extra light with a comb, headband or hairpin from the Atelier Swarovski by Peter Pilotto Arbol Collection. Winners of the 2015 inaugural Swarovski Collective prize, Pilotto and fellow designer Christopher de Vos created the 14-piece crystal and rhodiumfinish collection (featuring neutral and multicolored crystals) as part of their first jewelry line, which puts a soft touch on patterns inspired by modern art and nature—two things a California bride is bound to know a bit about. RonRobinson at Fred Segal, 8118 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323-651-1800. ATELIERSWA ROVS KI.CO M
ATELIER SWAROVSKI BY PETER PILOTTO hair slide, $349.
BLACK MAGIC Season after season, designer Vera Wang shows she knows what brides want. Her Vera Wang Bride Fall 2016 collection juxtaposes ball gowns that fall in a heavenly sea of pouf, and details like sultry cutouts, embroidered passementerie and ostrich feather trims. There’s even an all-black number—an irreverent ruffle miniskirt that floats into a high-low cut. Ever cognizant of breaking with tradition while preserving it, she tied that one up with a bow. 428 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 323-602-0174. V E RAWA N G .CO M FA L L W E D D I N G S 2 0 1 6
DIALED IN When gifting a timepiece to your groom, why not pick one up to match as well? The glittering Rolex Pearlmaster stands out as the perfect unisex accessory with next-level craftsmanship featuring Everose gold and pavé and aubergine dials, as well as 18-karat white-gold bezels, inlaid with 36 brilliant-cut diamonds. 360 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310-887-4200. R O L E X.CO M
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Inside CAROLINA HERRERA’s new boutique.
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3. 1. 2. 1. RUNA Sun ear cuff, $4,400, shopcurve.com. 2. PENNY PREVILLE Crescent ear cuffs, $1,795, Shreve & Co., Palo Alto. 3. DANA REBECCA DESIGNS Kristyn Kylie gemstone studs, $550, danarebecca designs.com. 4. TRADITIONAL JEWELERS ear climbers, $1,925, Traditional Jewelers, Newport Beach. 5. FOREVERMARK BY JADE TRAU ear cuff, price upon request, forevermark.com. 6. STEFERE Snake ear cuff, $15,150, Saks Fifth Avenue, B.H. 7. TODD REED ear climbers, price upon request, Todd Reed, Venice. 8. EF COLLECTION diamond ear cuffs, $850, efcollection.com. 9. TIFFANY & CO. earrings from the Blue Book 2016, $95,000, tiffany.com. 10. MICHAEL SPIRITO Horn studs, $630, shopesqueleto.com. 11. SOPHIE BILLE BRAHE Sacai pearl earring, $625, net-a-porter.com.
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1. OSCAR DE LA RENTA silk faille and crystal belt, $690, oscardelarenta.com. 2. ANNE SISTERON diamond and pearl studs, $380, annesisteron.com. 3. CHANEL ribbon and pearl bracelet, $2,000, Chanel, B.H. 4. SATOMI KAWAKITA twin pearl studs, $275, shopesqueleto.com. 5. MARCHESA Demi booties, $2,995, akh-grp.com. 6. DIOR DNA necklace, $2,500, Dior, B.H. 7. GLEIM THE JEWELER Starburst pearl earrings, $695, gleimjewelers.com. 8. STUART WEITZMAN Gilligan flats, $398, stuartweitzman.com. 9. JIMMY CHOO Cloud clutch, $4,950, Jimmy Choo, B.H. 10. ERICKSON BEAMON Together Forever headpiece, $1,343, Laura Gambucci, La Jolla. 11. GUCCI suede and roccia snakeskin pumps, $1,850, Gucci, B.H.
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1. STELLA MCCARTNEY Stella seamless countour plunge bra, $75, and bikini, $35, neimanmarcus.com. 2. FOR LOVE & LEMONS Ruby underwire bralette, $123, and Lucia high-waisted panty, $122, revolve.com. 3. LA PERLA Aurore balconette bra, $355, and high-waisted thong, $340, laperla.com. 4. ERES satin triangle bra, $305, and matching satin brief, $190, Eres, B.H. 5. AGENT PROVOCATEUR Abbey bra, $220, brief, $220, and suspender, $200, agentprovocateur.com. 6. VA BIEN bra, $105, garter belt, $95, and high-waisted brief, $80, vabienusa.com.
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Hedi Slimane paid a ’90s-style homage to Courtney Love by sending out a string of models donning delicate diamanté tiaras at Saint Laurent’s Spring 2016 show—and instructed via live-tweet that it be “worn with everything.” Interpretations were also aplenty recently on the runways of Louis Vuitton, who subverted the femininity of the accessory with a futuristic take, while ornate flower and fauna metalwork ver-
sions at Dolce & Gabbana commanded a more imperial presence. If that’s not enough incentive, this fall, look for Assouline’s stunning three-volume book set dedicated to the venerable Parisian jeweler Chaumet, who continues to reinvent the magical adornment—its first opulent tiaras were created for Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais (the first wife of Napoleon I)—for each new age. • CAROLINE CAGNEY OJAI VALLEY INN & SPA’s Casa Elar.
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Venice meditation guide Paula Mallis shares her tips on how to prepare for your sacred day of union: Setting intentions by writing them down can inspire you to relax into the experience and will help you become fully present with yourself and your partner instead of getting caught up in the details. • 3 MONTHS Begin indulging in nourishing self-care. Take mineral-salt baths and add calming essential oils like lavender or Roman chamomile. • 1 DAY Light a candle that will burn through the night and sleep with your intentions under your pillow. PAULA MA L L IS .CO M
Before and after the big day, the latest spa packages have something for everyone: BERNARDUS LODGE & SPA The Spajama Party can be customized to include a moonlit yoga session before unwinding poolside with bubbly. Choose a massage, facial or mani/pedi to round out the evening. Groups of eight starting at $4,000/day; bernarduslodge.com. • OJAI VALLEY INN & SPA The Estate-cation Getaway allows guests to rent the resort owner’s secluded estate, Casa Elar. Enjoy a chef-led tour of the herb garden, cooking class and alfresco lunch before doing some exploring. Groups of four starting at $7,000/day; ojairesort.com. • HOTEL DEL CORONADO Time Together combines a couples massage with mani-pedis on the private terrace with an infinity pool that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. $600/couple; hoteldel.com.
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1. DIPTYQUE Kimonanthe, $200/3.4 ounces, Diptyque, S.F. 2. EX NIHILO Sweet Morphine, $325/3.4 ounces; luckyscent.com. 3. MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN Grand Soir, $215/2.4 ounces; neimanmarcus.com. 4. PENHALIGON’S Luna, $170/3.4 ounces, Penhaligon’s, B.H. 5. TOM FORD Orchid Soleil, $120/1.7 ounces, Tom Ford, B.H.
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Clockwise from right: JENNIFER BEHR Clementine circlet, $1,425, jenniferbehr.com. MIU MIU crystal and pearl tiara, $1,260, saksfifthavenue.com. CHAUMET: THE ART OF THE TIARA (part of the three-volume set), Assouline, $75/set.
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1. ANDY LECOMPTE SALON 616 N. Almont Dr., W.H., 310-2734100. 2. ESSIE Sugar Daddy, $9. 3. JOANNA VARGAS Eden Mask, $75. 4. LA MER The Lifting Eye Serum, $240. 5. BURT’S BEES Radiance Body Lotion, $9. 6. FRESH Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Berry, $24. 7. CHARLOTTE TILBURY Filmstar Bronze & Glow, $68.
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“I wanted my makeup to work with the setting,” says Kayleen McAdams, who tied the knot with Evan Turner in her native Canada last year. As makeup artist to the likes of Erin Andrews, Ireland Baldwin and Rachel McAdams (who is also the bride’s sister and maid of honor), Los Angeles-based Kayleen is well-versed in the art of glamour. “Earthy isn’t really my vibe, so I kept the look sophisticated but not too heavy.”
1. Vanessa Spaeth at Andy Lecompte Salon got my hair color in tip-top shape. We kept the highlights and lowlights subtle but bright so the color wouldn’t look dated in years to come. andylecomptesalon.com. 2. I finally found a go-to nail color for girls with my coloring on their wedding day. Start with one coat of Essie’s Sugar Daddy followed by a coat of Essie’s Mademoiselle. It’s natural but still gives a little color. essie.com. 3. Joanna Vargas’ facial technique is thoughtful and client specific. I was extra particular about getting my skin in perfect shape before my wedding day. I wanted to use minimal products and let the natural glow the day brought shine through. joannavargas. com. 4. I love La Mer The Lifting Eye Serum because it tightens the eye area and works great under makeup. cremedelamer.com. 5. Burt’s Bees Radiance Body Lotion is one of my go-to products for clients’ skin on the red carpet and I used it myself on my wedding day. It’s not a heavy lotion and it has the perfect shimmery champagne-looking glow to it. There’s nothing fake or heavy in it, and it gives luminosity to the skin. burtsbees. com. 6. If a lip balm and a lipstick had a baby, it would be Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatments. This product is perfect for brides because it has great color, but doesn’t look sticky and won’t leave much of a mark behind on your groom. Some of my favorite shades: rose, berry and cherry, or try any combination of the three to bring out a vibrant but natural tone. fresh.com. 7. I used Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow to subtly contour my skin.
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3 1. + 4. Planning by SPREADING LOVELY, floral design by FRECKLED FLORAL, chair and ceremony hanging macrames by STUDIO DAYTRIP. 2. Design by JUSTINA BLAKENEY, styled by DANAE HORST, floral design by VIVA VOCE and macrame by ANTHROPOLOGIE. 3. Event design and planning by STERLING ENGAGEMENTS, floral design and macrame by SHAWNA YAMAMOTO EVENT DESIGN. 5. Newlyweds Christen Mitchell and Billy DeLaney. Planning by BASH, PLEASE, floral design by MOON CANYON and vintage macrame.
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Clockwise from left: HALO HOME by KSW Bone Tassle with Bluebonnet letter, from $15, halohomebyksw.com, and Fringe, set of four, from $60, theloveliestcompany.com. JULIA B. Signature napkins with monogram, set of eight per colorway, $325, juliab.com. SFERRA Bluebell napkins, set of four, from $26, theloveliestcompany.com. AUGUST MORGAN Tie One On, set of four, $36, augustmorgan.com.
Whether monogrammed, fringed, tassled or just plain cheeky, these cocktail napkins make sipping much more stylish. Buy in bulk before the big day so that you can enjoy them at the reception, and then for years to come.
Since launching Glassell Park floral design studio Viva Voce two years ago, Kelly Cuadra has taken the wedding scene by storm with centerpieces plush with fruiting vines, herbs, foliage and aromatic blossoms. Former posts with event styling teams Bash, Please and Brown Paper Design inform her creations, but it was a high-school stint at Glen Ellen’s Beltane Ranch Bed and Breakfast that proved most influential. “I was enamored with the flowers and warmth of the property,” she says. “I decided that somehow, in my future, I would create that same magical feeling.” VI VAVOCE-D ESIGNS.COM
Emma James and Bailey Amon Rivera, co-owners of Antiquaria Design Studio, keep wedding greetings colorful and current with their latest Modern Mr. and Mrs. greeting cards ($5 each). SH O PAN T I Q UAR I A .CO M
VIVA VOCE embraces a moody fall palette by mixing florals with harvest produce.
CHRISTOFLE red wine glass, $80, and vodka glass, $55.
A TOAST Upgrade your registry this fall with the Jardin D’Eden crystal barware from luxury Parisian silversmith, Christofle. Available at select Macy’s stores. CH R I STO F L E .CO M
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Design Rose quartz and Serenity ombre runner, gold-rimmed glassware, blush cut crystal goblets, vintage brass candlesticks and flatware. Mulberry Napkin with bold stripes of green and rose. Below: Soho handwoven tablecloth featuring a bold textured gingham design.
In keeping with this season’s trending rose-gold hues and muted metallics, Archive Rentals’ Regina Crosby Atkins and Krista Jon have the answer—from the tarnished Emma table (perfect for guest signins) to coppery-tinted chairs. “These details are inviting, personal and designed to ensure your guests’ first impressions are breathtaking.” A R C HIVEREN TALS .COM
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Known for her stylish linens, handmade in Chiapas, Mexico, Heather Taylor has launched the events arm of her namesake company, Heather Taylor Home Events. Her 18-inch-square napkin sets align with the less-is-more tabletop trend for fall— from the crisp-white Blanc to the cheery striped Sunflower. “They’re not overbearing, but still impactful, and they lend an easy, natural elegance to a table,” she says. H E AT H E RTAY LO R H O M E .CO M
From VIBRANT MONOCHROME vignettes to minimalist tables, these vendors mine their TREASURIES to stylishly execute this season’s BOLDEST TRENDS
Empress marriage pillows, a Mina tufted sofa, a Camelback vintage sofa, Fauna mauve chairs and Leopold vintage chairs.
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Though Found Vintage Rental’s deep cache of treasures is steeped in antiquity, owner Jeni Maus proves that the collectibles are anything but staid. The company’s Color Theory Look Book series showcases vignettes layered with bold hues. “These are pieces that wouldn’t typically go together, but with color in common they can create fun and inviting settings that your guests will always remember,” says Maus. FOU N DRENTALS.COM
This season, Diana Perrin of Casa de Perrin is endorsing subtle, metallic tabletop embellishments. Casa’s new Bella glassware in blush and smoke echoes the theme of the day with a thin band of 24K gold at the rim, while the sleekly contoured Goa flatware, made of wood and matte gold, is the epitome of rustic glamour. “Beautiful tableware has a more powerful effect than you might think,” says Perrin. CASAD E P E R R I N .CO M
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SAINTE G. CAKE COMPANY’s threetiered fondantcovered cake set with geodes and designed to highlight the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Before launching Sainte G. Cake Company, Krista Juracek was whipping up gateaux in Paris for her first company, Sugarplum Cake Shop. Following her husband to San Francisco in 2015, she brought her talent for custom desserts to the Left Coast.
Now based in Portland, the confectioner still caters to a steady stream of Bay Area brides who seek out the artist for her high-concept, hand-painted cakes in an array of motifs, including her signature crystal-bedecked geode offering (metallics and watercolors are
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also oft-requested themes as of late, she says). “Clients who are drawn to Sainte G. are modern, busy, design-oriented couples,” says Juracek, adding, “Cake decorating is just an extension of my lifelong love of creating art.” sainteg.com. •
Clockwise from far left: The first dance. The sugar magnoliabedecked cake by PERFECT ENDINGS. Inside the barn. A custom structure built by RRIVRE WORKS to cover the outdoor bar and food stations. Iced caviar tins on the raw bar.
For their EQUESTRIAN-THEMED wedding, Lauren Long and Brian Yengoyan enlist chef Traci Des Jardins for a WORLD-CLASS MENU
An Old Cuban, one of the specialty cocktails created by TRACI DES JARDIN’s craft beverage and sommelier team. Below: Handmade gnocchi and lobster.
ning’s menu. Festivities kicked off with an alfresco raw bar and caviar station (180 guests consumed almost 5 pounds of said delicacy), followed by a seated dinner of gnocchi with lobster and filet mignon under the eaves of the barn. In keeping with the theme, Lauren paid homage to her beloved steed, Magnolia, with a sugar magnolia blossom-adorned cake by Perfect Endings. After dinner, the party continued in the cigar lounge and at the specialty Scotch bar, a nod to Brian’s favorite tipple. But the indulgences didn’t end there. As husband and wife, the couple have another meal to look forward to. “After our wedding, Brian and I made it a point to go to Traci’s restaurants,” says Lauren. “We have big plans to get together with Laurie for dinner at Jardinière soon.” T RACI D E SJA R D I N S.CO M. • LESLEY M c KENZIE
“I have been riding and showing hunter/jumper horses for over 26 years, so the old barn at Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel was the perfect place to celebrate,” says Lauren Long of the venue she and Brian Yengoyan chose for their wedding. Engaged in 2014 (Lauren, a fitness instructor, and Brian, a real estate developer, first connected at a Fourth of July party two years earlier), the Fresno natives tasked wedding planner Laurie Arons with finding a location suited to an affair that would be “magical, unique and full of intrigue,” says the bride. “The overall vision built upon the pastoral beauty of the preserve and Lauren’s passion for all things equestrian,” says Arons, who incorporated the theme in such details as vintage trophies planted amid the flowers and linen napkins with custom horseshoe embroidery. Beyond that, the focus was on the food. The couple turned to award-winning San Francisco chef Traci Des Jardins of Jardinière fame, who brought her signature level of Cal-French sophistication and focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients to the eve-
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SWEET TALK For the bride who dreams of a designer wedding dress, now there’s a dessert to match. Hotel Bel-Air pastry chef Jen Shen has dreamed up a Couture Cakes program, showcasing her artistic talent across an array of floral-driven confections. “Hotel Bel-Air is an oasis in the middle of Los Angeles, with full soaring trees, lush foliage and scented blooms,” says Shen of the inspiration behind her custom desserts. “These new cakes reflect the property’s look and feel.” Ranging from 4 inches to 10 inches in size, the cakes can be ordered for weddings held at the hotel and off-site. 701 Stone Canyon Rd., L.A., 310-472-1211. DO RC H E ST E R CO L L ECT I O N .CO M
For newlyweds taking the plunge into the home-cooked dinners-for-two lifestyle, S.F.-based appliance brand Oliso has the ultimate tool for success. The Smart Hub + Top, a digitally controlled precisioncooking device that marries an electricinduction burner with a removable 10-liter pot, allows users to forgo the standard cooktop or stove. Use it to sous vide or sear meats, slow-cook soups, prepare a whole chicken or—for the adventurous home cook—culture yogurt. “That kind of convenience frees your time to do other things together,” says director Shann Alipour. Now that’s the secret ingredient to a happy marriage. O L I SO.CO M SOJOURN BOX San Francisco Full-Sized Box, $78.
FRANK FAMILY VINEYARDS 2012 Sparkling Brut Rosé, $55, and INMAN FAMILY WINES 2012 Blanc De Noir, $68.
One month after she got married, NorCal native Joanna Misunas realized that acupuncture school wasn’t her calling after all. “It was as if a spark went off and ignited my passion for celebrating local artisanal products,” says Misunas, whose entrepreneurial spirit led her to create Sojourn Box— customized, curated gift offerings with a focus on craftsmanship, spotlighting the work of chocolatiers, coffee roasters, musicians and artists. In addition to wedding welcome gifts, Misunas also tailors locally inspired boxes including neatly packaged offerings from Monterey, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley. Up next: Los Angeles. SOJ O U R N B OX .CO M
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Toast your nuptials with new California bubblies, from Inman Family Wines’ 2012 Blanc de Noir, a 100 percent single-vineyard wine with notes of lemon meringue and apple, to Frank Family Vineyards’ 2012 Sparkling Brut Rosé, available for distribution in California for the first time this year.
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Clockwise from left: An assortment of sweet confections by SOO N. Founder SAEHEE CHO. An illustrated menu for a client’s anniversary celebration. Goat cheese tasting. Corn fritters with lime. Fig- and berrytopped white cake with lemon whipped cream.
Each BITE of Saehee Cho’s ARTISTIC fare comes WITH A BACKSTORY
Menu (bits) with miso-braised leeks and crunchy Vietnamese pickles. Her savory bites, such as gluten-free cornbread with bacon jam or mint and spring pea dumplings, are addictive. But do leave room for dessert— the grapefruit cake with coconut-vanilla glaze, candied citrus and flowers is almost too beautiful to eat. Almost. As a caterer and an artist, she relishes the challenge of designing unique menus for the big day. “A wedding meal is already so symbolic, I love the idea of creating a narrative within the meal,” Cho says. “For example, I’ll create a loose interpretation of a couple’s first date as an appetizer course, or a Mediterranean vacation might become a meze spread for guests to graze on. The references are subtle, and only the bride and groom pick up on these sentimental elements, but I love that food can be quietly evocative in this way.” soo-nfood.com. • HEATHER JOHN FOGARTY FA L L W E D D I N G S 2 0 1 6
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What began as a way to pay for art school has taken on a delicious life of its own for Los Angeles-based artist, baker and cook Saehee Cho, who founded her catering company SOO N last year after a four-year stint as wholesale director for designer Clare Vivier (who remains one of Cho’s most loyal supporters). Cho’s stylish and sophisticated food has fast become a word-of-mouth favorite among tastemakers, but perhaps most striking is her attention to detail. “I like to handwrite my work before transcribing it onto a computer,” says Cho, who has a master’s in writing from CalArts. “I use the same process with menu planning. I painstakingly draw out every detail because it forces me to edit the dish and almost always improves it.” Cho draws on her Korean culture to layer flavors with seasonal produce and exquisite garnishes such as cucumber blossoms or radish flowers, as much for their beauty as their subtle spice. At a recent bridal shower, she was inspired by a favorite family recipe to create delicate short-rib finger sandwiches—a play on Korean braised short ribs and a banh mi
The JLM Couture Flagship Salon is located at 352 N. Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood. The intimate boutique carries luxury bridal brands including Lazaro, Hayley Paige, Jim Hjelm and Alvina Valenta, and is the premier destination for L.A.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most fashionable brides-to-be. To schedule an appointment to preview the newest collections, please call 424-249-3909; jlmboutique.com.
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas offers a stylish location set against the glittering backdrop of the bright city lights. The outstanding choice of venues, gourmet cuisine and unparalleled Five-Star service ensure an unforgettable occasion. Paired with an award-winning spa and spacious suites, Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas provides all of your dream-day essentials. mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas.
THE CITY CLUB OF S.F. One of San Franciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most magnificent and storied venues, The City Club of San Francisco offers the luxury of a private club atmosphere, set high above the city in a historic and architecturally stunning space. Blending lavish decor with chic Art Deco interiors, it is the premier setting for weddings, corporate gatherings, galas and more. cityclubsf.com/weddings-events.
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Located in the exclusive enclave of Montecito, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is a California treasure of colonial Spanish architecture set on 22 acres of exuberant gardens. With 207 guest rooms, suites and bungalows, the resort offers six distinct wedding venues, including the oceanfront La Pacifica Ballroom and Terrace. 805-969-2261; fourseasons.com/santabarbara.
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A Place in Time
COURTESY OF AMAN
ROMANCE and RELAXATION are on tap at three HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT getaways
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A private onsen at AMANEMU in Japan.
AMANEMU’s sleek, minimalist suites and villas are awash in light and understated style. Here, symmetry, natural materials and privacy take precedence.
ISE-SHIMA NATIONAL PARK, JAPAN
Tucked into the surreal, green forests of Japan’s Ise-Shima National Park, Aman’s first-ever hot springs resort, Amanemu, is a serene retreat overlooking deep-blue Ago Bay. Opened in March, it’s an oasis for exploring nature and nearby UNESCOprotected Kumano Kodo routes. From dining to activities, everything adheres to an elevated holistic philosophy. Inspired by the region’s hot springs, the sprawling 21,528-square-foot Aman Spa’s two onsen (hot spring) pavilions honor the traditional Japanese bathing ritual. A M AN .CO M
SAN CLEMENTE PALACE KEMPINSKI offers complimentary boat rides to the historic Piazza San Marco. Right: The San Clemente Suite.
From top: RITZ PARIS’ antique-outfitted Suite Vendome. The Eiffel Tower illuminates the night sky.
San Clemente Palace Kempinski
Ritz Paris As of June, after a four-year, $400 million-plus renovation, the storied Ritz Paris is back and better than ever. Once the playground of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Coco Chanel, the grande dame that’s defined luxury hotels since 1898 focuses on service packed with personalized touches. From the world’s first-of-its-kind Chanel beauty concept inside The Ritz Club spa to the new Salon Proust tearoom to the mixology-focused Bar Hemingway, the City of Light’s famed property has officially ascended to the next level. Of 15 suites named for illustrious guests like the Duke of Windsor and opera singer Maria Callas, the reimagined Coco Chanel Suite has the most intrigue. The legendary designer lived in the room for over 30 years. If only walls could talk. RI TZ PARIS.COM FA L L W E D D I N G S 2 0 1 6
Spread out on a private island in the middle of a Venetian lagoon, San Clemente Palace Kempinski (which reopened in March) delivers la dolce vita in elegant proportions. With imposing 12th-century architecture, manicured gardens and 190 rooms and suites decked in terrazzo floors and gleaming Murano light fixtures, the former monastery offers a lavish hideaway just a 10-minute boat ride from Piazza San Marco. Taking the experience to the next level, two new suites reside in a separate palazzo. And baskets packed with Champagne and antipasti are always at the ready for an impromptu picnic or boat ride. K E M P I N SK I .CO M
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The historic LA PARROQUIA church near the BELMOND CASA DE SIERRA NEVADA in Mexico. Right: Per tradition, wedding guests parade through the streets of SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE.
From left: CHRIS LANDON (left) and CODY MORRIS were introduced to the charming city by L.A.-based planning company BASH, PLEASE. Mariachis serenade guests. Below: Custom flags are waved during the parade. CASA DEL PARQUE.
“Our guests questioned where we were taking them, because San Miguel de Allende is not Tulum or Cabo,” recalls Texas-born Cody Morris, who along with his partner, Hollywood writer/director/ producer Chris Landon (Paranormal Activity, Disturbia and most recently, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), wanted a unique destination for their union—someplace that would not be easily forgotten. “San Miguel hit all the right notes—it is honestly one of the most open, friendly, safe and loving places we have ever been,” says Morris, a senior director of marketing for tech start-up Alphaeon. The L.A.-based couple who met in Venice Beach on a not-so blind date (thanks to Facebook) wed at Belmond Casa de Sier-
ra Nevada and integrated formal touches like tuxedos and a traditionl ceremony with the vibrant customs of San Miguel de Allende, including a festive wedding parade through town with mariachis and mojigangas that culminated in a garden reception at nearby Casa del Parque. “The city’s energy and history amplified the love for both of us, and for our friends and family.” • JENNY MURRAY FA L L W E D D I N G S 2 0 1 6
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SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE captures the hearts and spirits of Cody Morris and Chris Landon
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Style 3607, $4,466. 352 N. Robertson Blvd., W.H., 424-249-3909; jlmcouture.com.
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Engraved gold bordered invitation and envelope, $731/100. Folio, 483 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur, 415-927-1096; Francis Orr, 320 N. Camden Dr., B.H., 310-271-6106.
Tulle ball gown style #CWG748, starting at $1,358. Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridal Metro Pointe at South Coast, 901-D South Coast Dr., Ste. 200, Costa Mesa, 714445-0091; davidsbridal.com/weddingdresses/oleg-cassini.
Perry gown, price upon request. 8312 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323-592-3469; 3235 Fillmore St., Second Fl., S.F., 415-416-6731.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Elyse dress, $795. oscardelarenta.com.
Shutters in the Beach
One Pico Boulevard • Santa Monica, California 90405 • 310.587.1737 email@example.com • ShuttersontheBeach.com
Down a SECRET GARDEN path, a modern brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s TEXTURED SILHOUETTES make a STUNNING STATEMENT amongst the leafy surrounds
P H OTO G RAPH Y BY COLIENA RENTMEESTER ST Y LIN G BY ALISON EDMOND
DOLCE & GABBANA dress, $5,845, and collar, $2,245. BUCCELLATI earrings, $84,000. Ribbon belt, stylistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own.
MONIQUE LHUILLIER dress, $2,990, and skirt, $4,545. OSCAR DE LA RENTA sandals, $1,090. Opposite: REEM ACRA gown, $13,500. STEPHEN WEBSTER earrings, $12,000, and cuff, $9,500.
SARAH SEVEN gown, $3,400. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN sandals, $1,095. Tulle veil and ribbon belt, stylistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own. Opposite: VERA WANG BRIDE gown, price upon request. JIMMY CHOO pumps, $3,850. HARRY WINSTON ring, price upon request.
LAZARO gown, price upon request, JLM Boutique. MARCHESA wedges, $1,495, modaoperandi.com. HARRY WINSTON earrings and necklace, prices upon request. Opposite: VALENTINO gown, $8,800. MARCHESA sandals, $1,195, akh-grp.com. ERICKSON BEAMON headpiece, $1,228, Curve Los Angeles. HARRY WINSTON earrings and bracelet, prices upon request. Faux fur stole, stylistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own.
ALVINA VALENTA gown and bolero, prices upon request, JLM Boutique. Opposite: OLEG CASSINI gown, $1,658, Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bridal. Makeup: GIORGIO ARMANI Luminous Silk Foundation, $62. NARS cream blush in Penny Lane, $30, and matte eyeshadow in Namibia, $25. TOM FORD Concealing Pen in #01 Light, $52. MAYBELLINE Lash Discovery, $8. LAURA MERCIER eye pencil in Black Extreme, $22.
MODEL: SAMIE ROBINSON AT PHOTOGENICS. HAIR: SYLVIA WHEELER USING ORIBE AT ATELIER MANAGEMENT. MAKEUP: JENNA ANTON FOR GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY. MANICURE: CHRISTINA AVILES AT OPUS BEAUTY USING DIOR VERNIS. STYLIST ASSISTANT: RAINA RILBERSTEIN. SET DESIGN: LAUREN MACHEN. BOUQUET: LILY LODGE
With an iconic venue on the Sunset Strip, a wedding band of multiplatinum artists and a Hollywood LOVE STORY, Libby Mintz and Donovan Leitch hit all the HIGH NOTES P HOTOGRAPH Y BY SAMUEL LIPPKE W RI TTEN BY KELSEY McKINNON
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The couple chose “Bitter Sweet Symphony” by The Verve (performed by a string quartet) for the recessional. The bride wears a MONIQUE LHUILLIER bustier and skirt. Opposite: The SUNSET TOWER HOTEL pool was covered to accommodate 275 guests.
During the ceremony, Donovan gifted Violet a vintage gold locket that holds a picture of their family.
Clockwise from left: The chuppah, adorned with a mix of pink dahlias, garden roses, hydrangeas and jasmine vines. The couple with “D3.” The invitation suite with calligraphy by EMILY J. SNYDER.
“He said that it was love at first sight, which is kind of embarrassing because he was looking at a picture of me on Facebook,” says Libby Mintz of her now husband, Donovan Leitch. (Their mutual “friend” was the bride’s older sister Julie, a singer, who had performed with Donovan’s rock band Camp Freddy.) Since Libby was living in Texas at the time—on a break from an acting career in Los Angeles—Donovan decided to fly to Austin to take his online crush on their first date and the rest, as they say, is history. During a whirlwind European holiday for their one-year anniversary, Donovan’s daughter from a previous marriage, Violet, now 12, selected a 1930s Art Deco sparkler for her dad’s proposal in London. Back in Los Angeles the following month, inside a dressing room at Monique Lhuillier, Libby noticed something wasn’t quite right with the fit of her gown. “I thought, ‘Oh, it’s probably from all the pasta we just had in Italy,’” she recalls. As it turns out, she was a few months pregnant and plans for a big wedding were temporarily put on hold. Six short months after “D3” (Donovan III) was born, the couple joined 275 guests
Feature (tbd) at the Sunset Tower Hotel, a favorite hangout spot just a few miles from the couple’s home in Nichols Canyon. While Libby and the team at Sterling Social events handled the decor, Donovan, a born-and-bred Angeleno who is also an actor and documentary filmmaker, called up his rock buddies (who have all performed with his new band, Royal Machines) to stage a full-fledged concert. After the traditional Jewish ceremony and a casual dinner, Donovan kicked off a raucous set with a cover of Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way.” Then Julie and Moby (who perform together) took the stage, followed by Juliette Lewis, Dave Navarro, Mark McGrath, Andrew Watt and Sebastian Bach. “The vibe was unbelievable,” says the groom. “Nobody wanted it to end!” • VENUE Sunset Tower Hotel PLANNER Sterling Social FLORIST Flower Girl Los Angeles ENTERTAINMENT Subito Strings, DJ Frankie Inglese, numerous live performances RENTALS Town & Country Event Rentals, R. Jack Balthazar, Hostess Haven GOWN Monique Lhuillier TUXEDO John Varvatos RINGS Antique engagement ring; Neil Lane wedding bands STATIONERY Emily J. Snyder FA L L W E D D I N G S 2 0 1 6
Clockwise from top left: Sebastian Bach performing “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Libby and friends. After the ceremony, the covered pool deck was transformed into an outdoor lounge with food stations. Moby and Andrew Watt playing “Whole Lotta Love.”
Partygoers including Rome Shadanloo, Chris Chaney, Dave Navarro, Donovan, Juliette Lewis, Dave Kushner and Andrew Watt. Below: The bride and guests.
Over the MOON Feature (tbd)
For CREATIVE DREAMERS Gillian Bostock and Cameron Ewing, an oceanside BOLINAS wedding is written in THE STARS PH OTO G RA P HY BY THIERRY JOUBERT WRIT T E N BY MELISSA GOLDSTEIN
Gillian Bostock in CAROLINA HERRERA and Cameron Ewing take their first walk down the aisle as husband and wife.
Feature (tbd) The property features a lagoon, alongside which the couple exchanged theirÂ vows. Above: The PEACE BARN in Bolinas, the site of the reception.
Clockwise from above: The groom checks out the surf with friends the morning of the nuptials. A familiar sight in Bolinas: a retro car loaded up with a board. The bride with her loose and wild bouquet by SHOTGUN FLORAL STUDIO.
“The night we met, we were both like, ‘What are you doing tomorrow?’” recalls artist and fine art photographer Gillian Bostock of the instant connection she felt with her future husband, Cameron Ewing, a creative director at Facebook. They were introduced at an art opening in San Francisco in 2012, and two years later to the day, Cameron proposed during a hike in Big Sur, presenting a solitary diamond in a classic Tiffany & Co. setting. The couple chose the Peace Barn, a private property in Bolinas, West Marin, as their venue, reserving a fall date that coincided with a full moon. “One of the first times we went to Big Sur, we saw this full moon dancing on the ocean’s surface—it was this incredible moment,” says Gillian, who also incorporates celestial bodies in her art practice. The nuptials took on a lunar theme for the invitations, menus and table numbers—all designed and screen-printed by Cameron. The bride hand-painted place cards, and also lent her touch to the dessert: three almond citrus syrup cakes with buttercream frosting and berries, a recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem: A Cookbook.
Clockwise from left: An outbuilding on the PEACE BARN property. A table arrangement of dahlias in jewel tones by SHOTGUN FLORAL STUDIO. The head table featured menus inscribed with guests’ names. Wedding band MARC & THE CASUALS. The bride baked 13 layers of almond citrus syrup cake for dessert.
Feature (tbd) With Gillian wearing the embroidered silk chiffon Cameron gown by Carolina Herrera (“I knew right away it was the one—and not just because of the name!” she insists), the couple said “I do” alongside the property’s lagoon before the party adjourned to the rustic barn, where the band Marc & the Casuals played a mix of soul and classic rock. “Bolinas has this sort of ’60s vibe,” explains Cameron, “so we were kind of picking up on that.” The on-point playlist kept the dance floor filled until the midnight curfew, but the most memorable track was a slow tune—King Curtis’ instrumental version of “Whiter Shade of Pale,” to which the newlyweds shared their first dance. “Lyrics would have taken away,” says Gillian. “I wanted it to be unspoken.” • VENUE Peace Barn PLANNER Gillian Shenon Events CATERER Katie Powers Catering ENTERTAINMENT Marc & the Casuals RENTALS La Tavola Linens GOWN Carolina Herrera SUIT Alexander McQueen
A stunning full moon overlooks the affair.
After a SERENDIPITOUS start, Ashley Lewis and Marc Harpster MAKE IT OFFICIAL on the UNSPOILED shores of TULUM
FOUND P H OTOGRAPH Y BY ADRIAN BONET W R ITTEN BY LINDSAY KINDELON
The thatched-roof chapel at PAPAYA PLAYA PROJECTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Casa Palapa looks out onto the Caribbean Sea. Opposite: Ashley Lewis in ELIE SAAB and Marc Harpster share a laugh before the reception.
Ashley does a final review of the reception seating arrangements. Below: Father and daughter walk down the aisle.
It’s a rare occurrence that one meets the love of their life at a Los Angeles club or, in this case, just outside of one. Marc Harpster bumped into Ashley Lewis and her friends upon exiting Nicole Richie’s birthday party (Marc was her agent at the time) in 2004. The group decided to continue the party at a friend’s house, where he and Ashley bonded over a shared love of Led Zeppelin. “She just had this aura that captured me. She was very quiet, but there was something about her,” says Marc. Fast-forward 10 years, Marc proposed to Ashley, a director of editorial and e-commerce and a stylist for Venice’s Heist Boutique, at the Parker Palm Springs. Soon after that, Ashley’s vision for the
big day began to unfold: “I wanted it to be whimsical, rock ’n’ roll and traditional,” she says, adding that Mexico was their destination of choice. With that, the Venice-based pair assembled 70 friends and family members at the Papaya Playa Project hotel’s Casa Palapa residence in Tulum during late spring last year. The ceremony commenced at the property’s breezy, open chapel overlooking the sea, where a Spanish guitarist strummed Led Zeppelin’s “Going to California” as Ashley glided down the aisle in a rare unlined lace Elie Saab gown (“Once I found it, I bought it straight from Paris without even trying it on!” she says proudly). Their recessional cued a mariachi band that played rock classics before the
From top: A postceremony moment. The shores of Tulum. A tres leches and coconut confection by ZAIDA MARCOS CAKES adorned with festive toppers.
new Mr. and Mrs. joined revelers at the reception steps away. The romantic evening continued under the thatched-roof venue, where pillar candles and tea lights glowed amongst a mix of white blooms and a disco ball, concluding with a fullmoon dance party on the beach. Perhaps the most magical element of all was the fact that Ashley masterminded the whole thing from start to finish sans planner. Says the bride, “It was beyond my wildest dreams.” • VENUE Casa Palapa of the Papaya Playa Project hotel COORDINATOR Angelina Cardenas FLORIST Maya Floral ENTERTAINMENT DJ Bryan Davidson RENTALS Love Memories Weddings STATIONERY Smock Paper GOWN Elie Saab SUIT Richard Lim of High Society RINGS Cartier, Luv AJ HONEYMOON Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Clockwise from right: Centerpieces featured creamy tuberoses, dahlias, China mums, roses and ranunculus alongside kale and succulents by MAYA FLORAL. A directional sign upon arrival. The serene master suite at CASA PALAPA. The couple’s first dance to Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You.” Opposite: Husband and wife.
A CHANCE meeting ABOVE THE CLOUDS leads to a wintry SOUTH BAY WEDDING for dancer Kelsey Tadin and SAN DIEGO PADRES pitcher Brandon Maurer M.K. SADLER DANIELLE D I MEGLIO
P HOTOG RA P HY BY W R I T T E N BY
KELSEY TADIN and BRANDON MAURER walk along the cliffs of Palos Verdes by the chapel.
The bride and groom exchange vows at WAYFARERS CHAPEL in Palos Verdes. “The best thing about Wayfarers was all the natural light and the almost greenhouselike feeling. It truly is the epitome of bringing the outdoors in,” says Kelsey, who wore a HAYLEY PAIGE skirt and a bespoke top by Lana Gerimovich of ALIS FASHION DESIGN.
Kelsey and Brandon share an intimate moment at THE LOFT ON PINE following their first look. “After going back and forth about whether or not to write our own vows, we finally decided to write each other letters and read them during our first look. Everything we had to say to each other was just for us anyway,” says Kelsey. Below: Menu design by Katherine Ross of SCRIPT MERCHANT.
“Our romance started through that little crack in between the seats on the plane,” says dancer Kelsey Tadin, recalling her fortuitous encounter with San Diego Padres pitcher Brandon Maurer on a flight from Phoenix to Orange County eight years ago. “We caught each other’s eye in the terminal and he ended up sitting directly behind me,” says Kelsey. His opening line? “Asking to use my overhead compartment,” she says. “After lots of laughs and interesting conversation, we both felt as if we had known each other forever.” Six years later, Brandon got down on one knee and presented a custom emeraldcut ring at a seaside restaurant in Seattle (he previously played for the Mariners). “I knew she was the one when we got through the first baseball season apart,” says Brandon. “Time away from each other made us grow closer every day.” On a Saturday in December, the couple exchanged vows before 105 guests at Wayfarers Chapel, a breathtaking modernist glass church set along the cliffs of Palos Verdes. “It’s funny how much time you spend planning every last detail of the reception, but when it comes down to it, the
Clockwise from right: The glass chapel ceiling. The newlyweds cut into a lemon-raspberry cake by SWEET AND SAUCY SHOP. Strawberry and lemon macaroons from the dessert bar. Kelsey steps out of the trolley.
ceremony is what it’s all about,” Kelsey says. Following the “I do’s,” a trolley escorted the wedding party from the chapel to The Loft on Pine, a historic brick venue in Long Beach. Fairy light-adorned pine trees, garlands and ferns imbued the 1903 urban gem with an organic elegance, while candles along the bar, floor and tables—even filling an entire bookcase— created a soft, romantic glow. “I wanted it to feel like the warm, cozy holiday party we all wish we went to every year,” says Kelsey. In fact, guests slipped their gifts under an array of large-scale Christmas trees, and white reindeer figurines huddled on the dessert table. “Cheesy? Maybe.
But I loved it,” she says. The intimate affair continued into the night with live tunes, flowing cocktails and a first dance to “I Got You” by Jack Johnson. Two days later, Kelsey and Brandon’s story came full circle as they hopped on a plane together as husband and wife, en route to their Hawaiian honeymoon. • VENUES Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes for the ceremony, The Loft on Pine in Long Beach for the reception PLANNER Nicole Dines of Carly Rae Weddings FLORIST Primary Petals ENTERTAINMENT Django Foxtrot band, Dart DJ RENTALS Baker Party Rentals, Circa Rentals, Dish Wish, Casa de Perrin GOWN Hayley Paige skirt and bespoke top by Lana Gerimovich of Alis Fashion Design SUIT J.Hilburn STATIONERY Katherine Ross of Script Merchant
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The couple commissioned JAY CALHOUN EVENTS to create a chuppah incorporating bougainvillea, which the groom, an avid gardener, enjoys growing at home. Jamie Goldblatt wears a VERA WANG BRIDE gown.
P HOTOG RA P HY BY LINDA ARREDONDO W R I T T E N BY ANDREA STANFORD
At one of THEIR FAVORITE restaurants, Jamie Goldblatt and Jeremy Manné TIE THE KNOT in a perfectly relaxed affair with DELECTABLE CUISINE Jamie Goldblatt and Jeremy Manné spent three years working just a few blocks from each other in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood (where they frequented the same restaurants), but it was a Laurel Canyon dog park 3,000 miles away that finally brought them together. L.A.-born Jamie was there with her newly rescued, three-legged short-haired German pointer, Jackson, and N.Y.-native Jeremy was with his rescued mutt, Ella. The two recently relocated dog owners were still almost destined to never connect (“I thought he was gay and he thought I was married,” explains Jamie), but their
Guests enjoy a farm-totable dinner created by A.O.C.’s Suzanne Goin including some of Jamie’s favorites: pureed carrots and young broccoli. The custom escort cards and menus are by BROWN FOX CALLIGRAPHY. Below: The newlyweds.
Feature (tbd) repeated encounters led to a mutual attraction and a plan for a first date at Malibu’s dog-friendly Paradise Cove beach. “The four of us have been together ever since,” says Jeremy. A sweet and simple proposal at their shared Beverlywood home kicked off equally low-key wedding planning. The couple were both tempted to head to City Hall and call it a day, but their families were keen on something more inclusive, so they decided on an intimate affair at L.A. dining destination A.O.C. Jamie, collection manager of the Marciano Art Collection, called her childhood friend and the owner of BK Events, Ashley Port, to help with the coordination. “Jamie comes from the art world, so she was very good at articulating her vision,” says Port. “I was there to help her bring it all together.” Jeremy, the director of admission for Paradigm Malibu, mostly deferred to Jamie during planning, but he did choose No. 33 to design his custom suit, a perfect complement to his bride’s Vera Wang gown.
Clockwise from above: The couple cuts into a cake by ALANA JONESMANN. Jamie holding a JAY CALHOUN EVENTS bouquet. Wedding rentals from SIGNATURE PARTY RENTALS. On planning the big day, Jamie says, “I was never the girl who grew up dreaming of her wedding, yet when it came, I knew exactly what I wanted.”
They stood beneath a stunning bougainvillea chuppah and shared the vows they’d written before family friend Rabbi Laura Owens-Bender. After a delicious alfresco farm-to-table dinner, the couple cut into a trio of layered cakes by Alana Jones-Mann (who Jamie had Instagram “stalked”) and danced to favorite tunes spanning an acoustic live version of Oasis’ “Wonderwall” to Motown classics. Jeremy recalls, “We wanted a celebration that was authentic to how we live our everyday lives, and that is exactly what we had.” • PLANNER Ashley Port at BK Events ENTERTAINMENT DJ Tony Liebetrau at Red Shoe VIDEOGRAPHER Joseph Dutra GOWN Vera Wang Bride SUIT No. 33 ENGAGEMENT RING Wilma Jewelry STATIONERY Minted HAIR AND MAKEUP Page Beauty, Phoebe Ogan HONEYMOON San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara
Spellbound For Kara Smith and Nick Walker, a night at THE MAGIC CASTLE turns into an ENCHANTED UNION
P HOTOG RA P HY BY COREY WHITTED AND PATRICK MARTIN W R I T T E N BY LESLEY McKENZIE
Kara Smith, wearing HOUGHTON, walks down the aisle arm in arm with husband, Nick Walker. Opposite: “The dessert table was made for Marie Antoinette,” says Kara.
Feature (tbd) The wedding party. Above: “Being inside this tent felt so magical—the smell of the garlands, the twinkle lights above, the music and laughter and clinking of glasses,” says Kara.
From top: Along with her bridesmaids, Kara boards a vintage bus bound for the reception, held at her family’s vineyard, ROSSI/LATT RANCH. Friends of the bride and groom. The bride with her best friend, Emma Roberts (left), and her sister, Brit Smith. Polaroid evidence of an unforgettable evening.
PLANNER Tamara Kesser at TOAST Santa Barbara MENU Savoir Faire Catering CAKE Decadence Fine Cakes & Confections ENTERTAINMENT DJ Miles from Fortune Entertainment GOWN Houghton STATIONERY Emily J. Snyder GROOMING Shane Middleton TRANSPORTATION Jump On The Schoolbus HONEYMOON Jamaica
As a stylist and one-half of the sister duo behind the fashion label Elkin, Kara Smith naturally noticed her future husband, Nick Walker’s outfit first. “We met at The Magic Castle. A mutual friend was hosting a party there,” she says of their initial encounter in 2008. “Nick didn’t know that guys have to wear suits [to The Magic Castle] so he had to borrow one from his friend’s dad—it was three sizes too big for him and he finished his look with a fuchsia beret.” The sartorial gamble paid off, and upon learning that Kara had never caught a fish, Nick, a photographer and director, orchestrated their first date at Troutdale, a small fishing pond near Malibu. Six years later, the couple returned to the spot, where Nick got down on bended knee with an Edwardian ring as Kara reeled in her catch. History also repeated itself when the couple wed in Santa Ynez, where Kara and Nick first declared their love. “There is a beautiful piece of land, surrounded by trees, that we walked by for years called Fox Run Farm,” says Kara of the ceremony location near her family’s vineyard, Rossi/Latt Ranch, the site of the reception. The duo popped a letter in the mailbox to the owners, and within a week, they replied, telling the bride and groom it would be an honor to watch them wed in their field. Kara’s dress was not as easy. With two days to go before the big day, the bride had selected her after-party ensemble (an off-shoulder, black taffeta Elkin look), but had yet to find the perfect wedding gown. Luckily, Houghton sourced her dream dress, a delicate tiered number to complement her Elkin-clad bridesmaids. Meanwhile, “groomslady” and stylist Samantha Traina oversaw Nick’s outfit, a Ralph Lauren tuxedo jacket and bow tie, paired with Saint Laurent trousers. After exchanging vows on a crisp fall day, the dapper newlyweds and more than 200 guests boarded vintage school buses and made their way to the vineyard. Cocktails and a family-style dinner ensued (complete with a Marie Antoinette-inspired dessert table), followed by dancing under twinkling lights. Hanni El Khatib serenaded the couple before Nick took to the stage for a surprise performance of “Simply Beautiful” by Al Green, dedicated to Kara. “It was pure magic,” she says. •
CABO SAN LUCAS After their ASPEN “I do’s,” Jamie and Nico Mizrahi headed STRAIGHT FOR THE BEACH. Follow their lead with these HONEYMOONWORTHY pieces
Edited by LINDSAY KINDELON 1. SAINT LAURENT burnished gold-tone earrings, $495, net-a-porter.com. 2. JIMMY CHOO Dreya lace espadrilles in Latte, $395, jimmychoo.com. 3. DAVID YURMAN Bead bracelet with diamonds and pearls, $1,250, davidyurman.com. 4. DOLCE & GABBANA leather cardholder, $235, net-a-porter.com. 5. LA PERLA Moonlight Chemise, $880, laperla.com. 6. ANDREA FOHRMAN Sliver Crescent Moon diamond ring, $2,000, net-a-porter.com. 7. VALENTINO Fall/Winter 2016 collection. 8. TOD’S Medium Gipsy bag, $1,425, tods.com. 9. DEBORAH LIPPMANN nail polish in Naked, $18, deborahlippmann.com. 10. ZIMMERMANN Realm High Tri Ladder bikini, $285, zimmermannwear.com. 11. MONIQUE LHUILLIER Ava sandals in Metal Roses, $795, moniquelhuillier.com. 12. BAREMINERALS Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo, $32, bareescentuals.com. 13. NARCISO RODRIGUEZ Fall/Winter 2016 collection. 14. CHLOÉ Faye bag, $1,950, barneys.com. 15. CAROLINA HERRERA Fall/Winter 2016 collection. 16. ORIBE Matte Waves Texture lotion, $42, violetgrey.com.
A few of Jamie and Nico Mizrahi’s personal snaps of their Mexico getaway, shot with a Fujifilm Instax instant camera.
MIZRAHI PORTRAIT: BRAEDON WEDDINGS
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For Jamie Mizrahi (née Schneider), wardrobe stylist to the stars (Suki Waterhouse, Kate Upton and Katy Perry, to name a few), and her new husband, portfolio manager Nico Mizrahi, Cabo San Lucas was an easy honeymoon choice after tying the knot in the crisp air of Aspen in April. Her ultimate tip? “Don’t overplan. Enjoy relaxing,” says the Beverly Hills denizen. Here, Jamie divulges the details of their romantic getaway: STAY Las Ventanas al Paraíso, A Rosewood Resort ((rosewoodhotels.com). They really treated us like honeymooners—putting rose petals on our bed and drawing us a bubble bath every night. DINE The Tequila & Ceviche Bar at the hotel. We had most of our meals there. The fish is so fresh and you don’t even have to put on shoes. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES We took walks on the beach every morning and spent a lot of time in the water and at the pool bar. TRAVEL TIPS I religiously use Biologique Recherche L’Eauxygénante oxygenating mist when flying. I also use coconut oil on my body after showers. PACKING ESSENTIALS Oliver Peoples x The Row wayfarer-style sunglasses, La Roche-Posay sunscreen and Oscar de la Renta straw slides with tassels—pack light, your new husband will appreciate it! UPCOMING TRAVEL PLANS We are leaving for our friends’ wedding in Florence, Italy, in a few weeks. We are going early to Rome for honeymoon part two.
BEAUTY ANDY LECOMPTE SALON W.H., 310-273-4100; andylecomptesalon.com. ANTHONY HOLGUIN—NINE ZERO ONE SALON L.A., 310-855-9099; ninezeroonesalon.com. A STITCH IN TIME L.A., 310-476-1700; asitbridal.com. BAREMINERALS S.F., 415-357-9804; bareescentuals.com. BURT’S BEES burtsbees.com. CHARLOTTE TILBURY charlottetilbury.com. CONTOUR FOSSA L.A., 310-699-8067; contourfossa.com. CORKY DUTCH L.A., corkydutch.com. DEBORAH LIPPMANN deborahlippmann.com. DIPTYQUE S.F., 415-402-0600; diptyqueparis.com. ESSIE essie.com. EX NIHILO ex-nihilo-paris.com. FELLINI SALON Carmel-by-the-Sea, 831-869-9016; fellinisalon.com. FRESH L.A., 310-552-0798; fresh.com. GINA MARÍ B.H., 310-276-7601; ginamari.com. JENNA ANTON—JED ROOT L.A., jennaanton.com. JOANNA VARGAS N.Y., 212-949-2350; joannavargas.com. KAYLEEN McADAMS—THE WALL GROUP L.A., thewallgroup.com. LA MER cremedelamere.com. LAURA MERCIER lauramercier.com. MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN franciskurkdjian.com. NARS narscosmetics.com. NICK FLORES—SALLY HERSHBERGER SALON L.A., 310-854-4922; sallyhershberger.com. NIKKI LEE—NINE ZERO ONE SALON L.A., 310-855-9099; ninezeroonesalon.com. ORIBE oribe.com. PAGE BEAUTY L.A., 310-776-0297; pagebeauty.com. PATI DUBROFF—FORWARD ARTISTS B.H., 310-484-5125; patidubroff.com. PAULA MALLIS Venice, paulamallis.com. PENHALIGON’S B.H., 310-276-1710;
penhaligons.com. PHOEBE OGAN makeupbyphoebe.com. SARAH USLAN—JED ROOT L.A., jedroot.com. SHANE MIDDLETON—THE CUT BY L.A., thecutby.com. SYLVIA WHEELER—ATELIER MANAGEMENT L.A., ateliermanagement.com. TOM FORD tomford.com. VICTORIA McGRATH L.A., S.D., 760-846-6966; vixavage.com. VIOLET GREY L.A., 323-782-9700; violetgrey.com. WINC ARTISTRY S.F., 415-641-1806; winc-artistry.com.
CAKES + DESSERTS ALANA JONES-MANN L.A., alanajonesmann.com. COUTURE CAKES—JEN SHEN (HOTEL BEL-AIR) L.A., 310-909-1644; dorchestercollection.com. DECADENCE FINE CAKES AND CONFECTIONS Buellton, 805-705-5467; decadenceweddingcakes.com. JASMINE RAE CAKES S.F., 415-621-2464; jasmineraebakery.com. OVER THE RAINBOW DESSERTS Palm Springs, 760-322-2253; romanblas.com PERFECT ENDINGS Napa, 707-259-0500; perfectendings.com. SAINTE G. CAKE COMPANY S.F., 415-699-9140; sainteg.com. SWEET & SAUCY SHOP Long Beach, 562-595-1100; sweetandsaucyshop.com. ZAIDA MARCOS Cancun, Mexico, zaidamarcos.com.
PAULA LEDUC FINE CATERING Emeryville, 510-547-7825; paulaleduc.com. SAVOIR FAIRE S.B., 805-963-9397; savoirfairesb.com. SOO N L.A., soo-nfood.com. SUNSET TOWER HOTEL L.A., 323-654-7100; sunsettowerhotel.com. TOMALES BAY OYSTER COMPANY Marshall, 415-663-1243; tomalesbayoystercompany.com. TRACI DES JARDINS S.F., tracidesjardins.com.
DESIGNERS + SALONS AGENT PROVOCATEUR B.H., 310-888-0050; agentprovocateur.com. ALEXANDER McQUEEN L.A., 323-782-4983; alexandermcqueen.com/us. ALVINA VALENTA—JLM COUTURE W.H., 424-249-3909; jlmboutique.com. AMBER SAKAI L.A., 213-627-7618; ambersakai.com. ANTHROPOLOGIE B.H., 310-385-7390; anthropologie.com. ANYA HINDMARCH L.A., 310-271-9707; anyahindmarch.com. THE BLACK TUX S.M., 888-717-1588; theblacktux.com. CAROLINA HERRERA B.H., 310-288-2100; carolinaherrera.com. CHANEL B.H., 310-278-5500; chanel.com. CHLOÉ L.A., 323-602-0000; chloe.com. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN L.A., 310-247-9300; us.christianlouboutin.com. CLAIRE PETTIBONE L.A., 310-360-6268; shop.clairepettibone.com. DIOR B.H., 310-859-4700; dior.com. DOLCE & GABBANA B.H., 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana.com. ELIE SAAB eliesaab.com. ELKIN elkincollection.com. ERES B.H., 310-246-1008; eres.fr. FILLE DE LA LUNE filledelalune.com. FOR LOVE & LEMONS forloveandlemons.com. GIANVITO ROSSI
CATERING A.O.C. RESTAURANT—LUCQUES CATERING L.A., 323-246-0978; aocwinebar.com. JAY’S CATERING Garden Grove, 714-636-6045; jayscatering.com. JUSTIN WINES Paso Robles, 805-238-6932; justinwine.com. K&L WINE MERCHANTS S.F., 415-896-1734; klwines.com. KATIE POWERS CATERING Sausalito, 415-215-5447; katiepowerscatering.com. THE LUNCHBOX Stinson Beach, 415-367-5305; lunchboxmarin.com. FA L L W E D D I N G S 2 0 1 6
gianvitorossi.com. GIORGIO ARMANI B.H., 310-271-5555; armani.com. GIVENCHY givenchy.com. GUCCI B.H., 310-278-3451; gucci.com. HAYLEY PAIGE—JLM COUTURE jlmcouture.com. HELMUT LANG L.A., 310-623-1900; helmutlang.com. HOUGHTON N.Y., 646-998-3994; houghtonnyc.com. JENNIFER BEHR jenniferbehr.com. JENNY PACKHAM jennypackham.com. JENNY YOO jennyyoo.com J.HILBURN S.M., 310-458-9700; jhilburn.com. JIMMY CHOO B.H., 310-860-9045; jimmychoo.com. JIN WANG S.F., 415-397-9111; jinwang.net. JLM COUTURE FLAGSHIP SALON W.H., 424-249-3909; jlmboutique.com. JOHN VARVATOS L.A., 310-859-2791; johnvarvatos.com. JUDITH LEIBER judithleiber.com. KEVYN WYNN B.H., 310-860-7800; kevynwynn.com. LANA GERIMOVICH—ALIS FASHION DESIGN Phoenix, 602-529-4429; alisfashion.com. LA PERLA B.H., 310-860-0561; laperla.com. LAZARO—JLM COUTURE W.H., 424-249-3909; lazarobridal.com. LOHO BRIDE L.A., 323-592-3283; lohobride.com. MANOLO BLAHNIK manoloblahnik.com. MARCHESA marchesa.com. MIU MIU B.H., 310-247-2227; miumiu.com. MONIQUE LHUILLIER L.A., 323-655-1088; moniquelhuillier.com. NARCISO RODRIGUEZ narcisorodriguez.com. NO. 33 L.A., 213-943-3303; no33.com. OLEG CASSINI—DAVID’S BRIDAL 877-923-2743; davidsbridal.com. OSCAR DE LA RENTA L.A., 323-653-0200;
oscardelarenta.com. PETER PILOTTO peterpilotto.com. PLUM PRETTY SUGAR Brea, 714-599-8299; plumprettysugar.com. PRADA B.H., 310-278-8661; prada.com. RALPH LAUREN B.H., 310-281-7200; ralphlauren.com. REEM ACRA reemacra.com. RICHARD LIM—HIGH SOCIETY L.A., 213-383-3333; richardlimtailoring.com. SAINT LAURENT B.H., 310-271-4110; ysl.com. SARAH SEVEN B.H., 323-592-3469; sarahseven.com. STELLA McCARTNEY W.H., 310-273-7051; stellamccartney.com/us. STUART WEITZMAN B.H., 310-860-9600; stuartweitzman.com. TOD’S L.A., 310-285-0591; tods.com. VA BIEN vabienusa.com. VALENTINO B.H., 310-247-0103; valentino.com. VERA WANG BRIDE L.A., 323-602-0174; S.F., 415-400-0370; verawang.com. ZIMMERMANN L.A., 323-746-5456; us.zimmermannwear.com.
FLORISTS ARTISAN EVENT FLORAL DECOR Palm Springs, 760-778-1964; artisanevents.net. BAJA FLOWERS Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 281-712-1942; bajaflower.com. EMPTY VASE L.A., 310-278-1988; emptyvase.com. FLOWER GIRL LOS ANGELES L.A., 323-543-5513; flowergirllosangeles.com. FRECKLED FLORAL S.F., freckledfloral.com. HIGH CAMP SUPPLY S.F., 415-770-2360; highcampsupply.com. JAY CALHOUN EVENTS L.A., 310-626-3113; firstname.lastname@example.org. LILY LODGE L.A., 310-360-9400; lilylodge.com. MAYA FLORAL Mexico, mayafloral.com. MINDY RICE DESIGN Los Olivos, 310-308-3735; mindyrice.com. MOON CANYON L.A., mooncanyondesign.com. PRIMARY PETALS SoCal, 360-755-6866; primarypetals.com. SARAH WINWARD—HONEY OF A THOUSAND FLOWERS sarahwinward.com. SHAWNA YAMAMOTO EVENT DESIGN Brea, 714-255-0900; shawnayamamoto.com. SHOTGUN FLORAL STUDIO Berkeley, 510-280-5318; shotgunfloralstudio.com. STUDIO MONDINE S.F., 415-758-0770; studiomondine.com. TANGLED LOTUS Ventura, 805-218-2092; tangledlotus.com. TOAST SANTA BARBARA S.B., 805-960-2330; toastsantabarbara.com. VIVA VOCE L.A., 415-412-2086; vivavoce-designs.com. WATERLILY POND S.F., 415-377-4435; waterlilypond.com.
Resource Guide ENTERTAINMENT DAN WILLARD MUSIC SERVICE Ojai, 805-415-8478; danwillardmusic.com. DART DJ L.A., 213-915-4375; dart-dj.com. DJANGO FOXTROT SoCal, 818-660-5136; djangofoxtrot.com. DJ BRYAN DAVIDSON L.A., 323-240-9150; djbryandavidson.com. DJ FRANKIE INGLESE L.A., 917-957-3987. DJ TONY LIEBETRAU—RED SHOE L.A., redshoela.com. MARC & THE CASUALS S.F., facebook.com/marccasuals. PHOTO BOHEMIA S.F., 805-637-2625; photobohemia.com. SUBITO STRINGS L.A., S.F., N.Y., 310-775-7969; subitostrings.com. SYNCHRONICITY STRINGS S.F., 510-367-0979; synchrostrings.com. FA L L W E D D I N G S 2 0 1 6
HOTELS + LOCATIONS AMANEMU Ise-Shima National Park, Japan, aman.com. BELMOND CASA DE SIERRA NEVADA Guanajuato, Mexico, belmond.com. BERNARDUS LODGE & SPA Carmel Valley, 831-658-3400; bernarduslodge.com. BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL B.H., 310-276-2251; dorchestercollection.com.
CASA DEL PARQUE San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, lacasadelparque.mx. CITY CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO S.F., 415-362-2480; cityclubsf.com. THE FESS PARKER S.B., 800-879-2929; fessparkersantabarbarahotel.com. FOUR SEASONS LOS ANGELES AT BEVERLY HILLS L.A., 310-273-2222; fourseasons.com/losangeles. FOUR SEASONS RESORT THE BILTMORE SANTA BARBARA S.B., 805-969-2261; fourseasons.com/santabarbara. HARVEST INN St. Helena, 707-963-9463; harvestinn.com. HOTEL BEL-AIR L.A., 310-472-1211; dorchestercollection.com. HOTEL DEL CORONADO Coronado, 619-435-6611; hoteldel.com. LAS VENTANAS AL PARAÍSO Mexico, rosewoodhotels.com/en/lasventanas-los-cabos. THE LOFT ON PINE Long Beach, 562-888-2303; theloftonpine.com. MANDARIN ORIENTAL Las Vegas, 702-590-8888; mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas/. THE MISSION INN HOTEL & SPA Riverside, 951-784-0300; missioninn.com. OJAI VALLEY INN & SPA Ojai, 855-697-8780; ojairesort.com. PAPAYA PLAYA PROJECT Tulum, Mexico, papayaplayaproject.com. PEACE BARN Marin, 425-671-9091; mintlocations.com/properties/peacebarn. RITZ PARIS Paris, ritzparis.com. SAARLOOS + SONS Los Olivos, 805-688-1200; saarloosandsons.com. SAN CLEMENTE PALACE KEMPINSKI Venice, Italy, kempinski.com. SANTA BARBARA COURTHOUSE S.B., 805-568-2220; santabarbaracourthouse.org. SANTA LUCIA PRESERVE Carmel, 831-620-6700; santaluciapreserve.com. SAN YSIDRO RANCH Montecito, 805-565-1700; sanysidroranch.com SEA RANCH LODGE Sea Ranch, 707-785-2371; searanchlodge.com. SHUTTERS ON THE BEACH S.M., 310-458-0030; shuttersonthebeach.com. SUNSET TOWER HOTEL L.A., 323-654-7100; sunsettowerhotel.com. TAHITI TOURISM
El Segundo, 310-414-8484; tahiti-tourisme.com. WAYFARERS CHAPEL Palos Verdes, 310-377-1650; wayfarerschapel.org. W SAN FRANCISCO S.F., 415-777-5300; wsanfrancisco.com.
JEWELERS ANA KHOURI N.Y., 646-998-4840; anakhouri.com. ANDREA FOHRMAN andreafohrman.com. ANNE SISTERON B.H., 310-550-0780; annesisteron.com. ATELIER SWAROVSKI L.A., 323-935-0433; atelierswarovski.com. BOUDOV DESIGNS L.A., boudovdesigns.com. BUCCELLATI B.H., 310-276-7022; us.buccellati.com. CARTIER B.H., 310-275-4272; cartier.us. CHANEL FINE JEWELRY B.H., 310-278-5500; chanel.com. CHAUMET chaumet.com. DANA REBECCA DESIGNS danarebeccadesigns.com. DANIEL GIBBINGS S.B., 805-565-1284; danielgibbings.com. DAVID YURMAN B.H., 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. DIOR B.H., 310-247-8003; dior.com. EF COLLECTION L.A., 323-952-6065; efcollection.com. ERICKSON BEAMON ericksonbeamon.com. ESQUELETO L.A., 213-947-3508; shopesqueleto.com. FOREVERMARK forevermark.com. GLEIM THE JEWELER Palo Alto, 650-325-3533; gleimjewelers.com. HARRY WINSTON B.H., 310-271-8554; harrywinston.com. LINDA LEE JOHNSON JEWELRY barneys.com. LUV AJ luvaj.com. MICHAEL SPIRITO michaelspirito.com. NEIL LANE neillanejewelry.com. PENNY PREVILLE pennypreville.com. PLATT BOUTIQUE JEWELRY
L.A., 310-550-0728; plattboutiquejewelry.com. ROLEX B.H., 310-887-4200; rolex.com. RUNA Curve, L.A., 310-360-8008; shopcurve.com. SATOMI KAWAKITA satomikawakita.com. SHREVE & CO. S.F., 415-342-8543; shreve.com. SOPHIE BILLE BRAHE sophiebillebrahe.com. STEFERE stefere.com. STEPHEN WEBSTER B.H., 310-246-9500; stephenwebster.com. TIFFANY & CO. B.H., 310-273-8880; tiffany.com. TODD REED Venice, 310-450-7840; toddreed.com. TRADITIONAL JEWELERS N.B., 949-721-9010; traditionaljewelers.com. WILMA JEWELERY L.A., 213-327-0624 XIV KARATS B.H., 310-551-1212; xivkarats.com.
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PHOTOGRAPHERS ADRIAN BONET PHOTOGRAPHY Mexico, adrianbonetphotography.net. ARMEN ASADORIAN PHOTOGRAPHY Studio City, 818-789-9825; armenasadorian.com. COLIENA RENTMEESTER colienarentmeester.com. CORBIN GURKIN S.F., 877-641-4355; corbingurkin.com. DANIELLE POFF PHOTOGRAPHY daniellepoff.com. DESI BAYTAN PHOTOGRAPHY Pasadena, 626-786-2523; desibaytan.com. DINO GOMEZ Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 866-910-7378; dinogomez.com. JESSE CHAMBERLIN—OUR LABOR OF LOVE L.A., 323-379-9324; ourlaboroflove.com. JOEL SERRATO—FILMS + PHOTOGRAPHS joelserrato.com. JOSE VILLA Santa Ynez, 805-688-8654; josevilla.com. LINDA ARREDONDO L.A., 323-250-3991; lindaarredondo.com. MATRIMONY MEDIA matrimony-media.com. MAX WANGER L.A., maxwanger.com. M. COREY WHITTED L.A., mcoreyw.com. M. K. SADLER
mksadlerwed.com. SAMUEL LIPPKE STUDIOS Long Beach, 562-343-2676; samuellippkestudios.com. TARALYNN LAWTON Mill Valley, 239-850-8272; taralynnlawton.com. THIERRY JOUBERT—PRETTY DAYS thierryjoubert.com. YES LOVE L.A., 310-739-4939; weareyeslove.virb.com.
PLANNERS ANGELINA CARDENAS Mexico, angelinacardenas.com. BASH, PLEASE Culver City, 310-730-6466; bashplease.com. BK EVENTS—ASHLEY PORT L.A., 310-709-6784; bkevents.net. CARLY RAE WEDDINGS Signal Hill, 360-755-6866; carlyraedesign.com. GILLIAN SHENON EVENTS S.F., 415-571-7181; gillianshenonevents.com. GYPSET EVENTS L.A., gypsetevent.com. LAURIE ARONS SPECIAL EVENTS S.F., 415-292-5032; lauriearons.com. OREN AND COVE L.A., N.Y., 323-969-8656; orencove.com. SPREADING LOVELY Oakland, 510-220-0356; spreadinglovely.com. STERLING ENGAGEMENTS L.A., 323-845-9500; sterlingengagements.com. STERLING SOCIAL L.A., 310-471-4617; sterlingsocial.com. TOAST SANTA BARBARA—TAMARA KESSER S.B., 805-960-2330; toastsantabarbara.com.
RENTALS AMERICAN GTS L.A., 818-310-3105; americangts.com. ARCHIVE RENTALS San Clemente, 888-459-6598; archiverentals.com. BAKER PARTY RENTALS Costa Mesa, 714-545-4667; bakerpartyrentals.com. BELLA VISTA DESIGNS S.B., 805-966-9616; bellavistadesigns.com. CASA DE PERRIN L.A., casadeperrin.com. CIRCA RENTALS Monrovia, 626-232-1200; circavintagerentals.com. DISH WISH Manhattan Beach, 424-225-2959; dishwishevents.com. FLIPBOOTH L.A., 323-284-5068; flipboothla.com. FOUND VINTAGE RENTALS Fullerton, 714-888-5811; foundrentals.com. GYPSET EVENTS L.A., gypsetevent.com. HEATHER TAYLOR HOME EVENTS heathertaylorhome.com. THE HOSTESS HAVEN hostesshaven.com. JUMP ON THE SCHOOL BUS S.B., 805-331-2301; jumpontheschoolbus.com. LA TAVOLA FINE LINENS B.H., 310-286-1333; latavolalinen.com. LIGHTEN UP INC. L.A., 310-670-8515; lightenupinc.com. LOVE MEMORIES WEDDINGS Tulum, Mexico, lovememories.com.mx. PHOTOBOHEMIA S.F., 805.637.2625; photobohemia.com. R. JACK BALTHAZAR Pasadena, 626-282-6400; rjackbalthazar.com. RRIVRE WORKS L.A., 323-935-4229; rriverworks.com. SIGNATURE PARTY RENTALS Santa Ana, 714-545-6777; signatureparty.com. TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS L.A., 818-908-4211; townandcountryeventrentals.com.
AMBER MOON DESIGN ambermoon-design.com. ANTIQUARIA DESIGN STUDIO Texas, 512-789-4479; shopantiquaria.com. BROWN FOX CALLIGRAPHY S.F., 415-580-0279; brownfoxcalligraphy.com. CURLICUE DESIGNS CALLIGRAPHY S.F., 415-846-7880; curlicuedesigns.com. EMILY J. SNYDER L.A., emilyjsnyder.com. HUDSON GRACE S.F., 415-440-7400; hudsongracesf.com. MINTED minted.com. PAPER & INK L.A., 310-200-9329; bbpaperandink.blogspot.com. SMOCK PAPER smockpaper.com. VERA WANG PAPERS verawangpapers.com ZOË BROWNLOW 415-920-3048; zoenyasadesigns.com.
VIDEOGRAPHERS BANG BANG CREATIVE bangbangcreative.com. BILLY PRUDEN SoCal, 360-775-6866; carlyraedesign.com. ELYSIUM PRODUCTIONS elysiumproductions.com. FOURTH FILMS SoCal, 818-383-1550; fourthfilms.com. JEFF BIERMAN L.A., 213-280-8133; jeffbierman.com. JOSEPH DUTRA L.A., email@example.com; josephdutra.com.
REGISTRY CHRISTOFLE B.H., 310-858-0858; us.christofle.com. HUDSON GRACE S.M., 310-458-0200; hudsongracesf.com. MACY’S WEDDING AND GIFT REGISTRY 800-568-8865; macys.com/registry. OLISO S.F., 800-899-5157; oliso.com.
STATIONERY A DAY IN MAY S.F., 415-614-0005; adayinmay.com.
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The Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice PART ONE: THE WEDDING “I was in awe the entire time, working with such beautiful clothing and costumes,” says L.A.-based director Gia Coppola, who teamed up with content studio 23 Stories and Gucci on a four-part digital series showcasing Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s Pre-Fall 2016 collection. In a modern-day spin on the classic Greek love story of Orpheus and Eurydice, Coppola’s narrative features styling by Arianne Phillips and a cast including Lou Doillon, Laura Love and Waris Ahluwahlia. Front and center are Michele’s latest creations, including a custom rose-colored veil—designed by Michele at Phillips’ behest—donned by Eurydice (played by Doillon) for her wedding to Marcel Castenmiller’s Orpheus. “When I saw what they were making, my mouth dropped,” says Coppola. “A pink veil makes me want to get married.” gucci.com.
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