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Nathalie Love and Daniel Pappas infuse a quintessential East Coast setting with the spirit of California.
82 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY A storied beach house serves as the dreamy backdrop of Jill Lincoln and Dominic
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Dance to your own tune in the season’s dramatic layers and embellished lace.
100 A FINE ART Kourtney Jackson and Nathaniel Smith celebrate with pure creative expression.
104 LOOK OF LOVE Mousmi Sharma and Prithvi Reddy’s New York romance sparks from coast to coast.
108 FULL BLOOM
Undone garlands and hand-painted posies turn heads at the Carmel Valley wedding of Katherine Bardis and Bay Miry.
112 NEW HEIGHTS More than a decade after meeting, Gemma Blest and Chris Gray make it official atop the mountains of Santa Monica.
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53 C DESIGN A ceremonial setting fit for a fairy tale.
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63 C MENU A San Francisco culinary couple turns to their restaurant family for a feast to remember.
69 C TRAVEL Santa Fe sunsets inspire a globe-trotting duo’s New Mexico nuptials. Something
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120 WHEN IN Ciao, Lake Como.
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Eyes lock. You meet. Hearts ping. Love blossoms. Memories are made. And the idea of living without that person becomes unthinkable. Proposals are planned, rings presented, celebrations plotted. The who we leave to you. The how is where we come in. From the dress (or dresses, as the case may be—see bride Katherine Bardis, who swapped her romantic, lace-embellished Carolina Herrera ceremony gown for a made-to-order Gucci number for the reception) to the backdrop (which in this issue spans small-town Maine to the iconic Gesner Beach House in Malibu), we cover every last aspect of the big day. We also tackle the details that bookend your big day, mastering the sometimes-overwhelming art of the registry and exploring one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the world: Italy, from its under-the-radar corners to its perennial draw, Lake Como. Of course, who better to provide inspiration than the pros? We spotlight the nuptials of lifestyle blogger Anne Sage, event planner Maggie Wilson, celebrity stylist Jill Lincoln and chef Melissa Perello to see the ways they translated their life’s work to their own momentous occasions. As varied and distinct as their celebrations are, they each adhere to the same tenet: to make the experience as personal a reflection of themselves and their significant others as possible. Which leads us to the best event-planning advice we can offer: In the end, the most memorable weddings are not those that conform to one fairy-tale formula, but the ones that honor the things particular to the couple’s one-of-akind union—after all, it’s those things that got you to this point in the first place.
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Pamela Hanson “Shooting my goddaughter’s wedding—what could be better?” says photographer Pamela Hanson of capturing the union between Nathalie Love and Daniel Pappas, featured in “Isle Style,” p.76. With a fashion photography career spanning more than 20 years, Hanson’s long list of clients includes Elle, Glamour, Vanity Fair and Vogue, and she directs commercials for the likes of Estée Lauder and Warby Parker. The New York-based mother of two has also published three photo books: Girls, Boys and Private Room. C SPOTS • McCall’s Meat & Fish Co. is the best butcher in Los Feliz • Liseanne Frankfurt’s store LFrank in Venice for lingerie and jewels • Hiking in Griffith Park
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“It was supposed to rain all day, but instead we had the most beautiful light,” says Eric Gabriel, the lensman behind “Love Song,” p.88. A native of California, Gabriel traveled the world working as a hairstylist for the runways in Milan and for publications including Vogue before returning to his childhood passion of photography. He inherited his artistic skill from his father and fine-tuned it while watching masters such as Richard Avedon, Steven Meisel and Irving Penn on set. C SPOTS • Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank • Revolutionario North African Tacos in L.A. • Thursday nights at World on Wheels on Venice Boulevard
“How cool is it to get to share the making of your wedding day with the world?” asks San Francisco chef Melissa Perello, who recounts her nuptials to Robert Wright in “Made With Love,” p.63. Known for her refined, home-style cooking, Perello is the force behind the Michelin-rated restaurants Frances and Octavia. C SPOTS • An oyster picnic at Hog Island Oyster Co. in Marshall • MacKerricher State Park in Fort Bragg has beautiful beaches and great campsites, and is dog friendly • Steep Ravine campground and cabins for amazing views in the most serene setting
Kelsey McKinnon Based in New York City and Los Angeles, Kelsey McKinnon, a senior contributing editor at C, is currently writing a wedding title for Artisan Books due to be published next year. “As someone who has seen a lot of wedding photos, I am so impressed each year by the California couples who truly set the standard in polished, personal weddings,” says McKinnon, who penned “Happy Campers” (p.30) and “Isle Style” (p.76) for this issue. C SPOTS • The Sunset Tower Hotel, where I got married! • Eataly L.A.—I’m excited that my go-to in New York finally opened out west • Hiking Franklin Canyon Park SPRING WEDDINGS 2018
Nicholas Wray “Bay [Miry] is like a brother to me, and when he and Katherine [Bardis] met, I saw the love between them and knew I had gained a sister,” says Nicholas Wray, who doubled as best man and photographer for the pair’s wedding, featured in “Full Bloom,” p.108. The Sacramento denizen began shooting professionally in 2010 after leaving a career in engineering. C SPOTS • Mountain Rambler Brewery in Bishop • Getta Clue Store in Sacramento for fresh clothes • Insight Coffee Roasters in Sacramento has the best coffee ever
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Considering trumpeter, vocalist and bandleader Chris Norton is among the most in-demand performers in the industry—thanks to his brand of raw talent-backed, bygone-era showmanship—one might expect that his proposal to his fiancée, French fashion blogger and artist Garance Doré, would be flawless. “Maybe it was charming because it was so not charming?” he suggests with a selfdeprecating laugh, of popping the question during the Venice Beach-based couple’s vacation to Mexico two years ago. “I’d been holding onto the ring for two months and I was a mess. I could not keep my cool. I ran to my suitcase like a kid and grabbed the ring and mumbled, ‘Will you marry me?’ I didn’t have a flash mob or a string quartet.” He’s decidedly more strategic at work, be it leading his namesake ensemble at high-profile events, such as Chopard’s 2016 Cannes Film Festival party or multiple Whitney Galas; playing jazz standards mixed with pop for heads of state including former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton (the latter of whom joined him for a duet); or performing at weddings for the likes of Albert Gore III and his bride, Brittany Toscano. “Sometimes I’ll start with a ballad, say, ‘Let’s Get It On,’ because couples are more apt to dance to something where they get to be alone in a room together,” he reveals of but one of his magic formulas. “If I can get a large percentage of the room up on a slow song, then the song after that—that next song is the most important of the night.” He adds, “It’ll be a little bit faster, but they’ll still be able to hold each other.” mrchrisnorton.com. • MELISSA GOLDSTEIN
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This Bud’s for You The prestigious FlowerSchool New York recently set up shop in L.A., opening a branch downtown that’s a stone’s throw from the Los Angeles Flower District. Budding flower arrangers (and brides-tobe who want to take a hands-on approach) can sign up for classes at FlowerSchool Los Angeles, taught by master artists such as Shane Connolly, the florist appointed to the Prince of Wales; “flower flash” artist Lewis Miller; and Oscar Mora, florist to Beyoncé and Jay-Z. There’s also a groundfloor space customized for the school by Ariel Fox Design, complete with a wholesale flower shop. 222 S. Main St., L.A., 626-344-9310. FLOWERSCH OOLLA.COM
Since launching more than a decade ago, Santa Monica-based fine jewelry and lifestyle brand Hoorsenbuhs has garnered a sizeable following for its weighty, handcrafted pieces including, most notably, its signature Tri-Link design. Now, founder and creative chief Robert Keith puts a surrealist spin on the motif with the Sacred Collection, featuring melted iterations of the brand’s greatest hits. Rendered in 18-karat yellow, rose or white gold, each item is numbered and stamped, ensuring a one-of-a-kind way to celebrate milestone dates. H O O R SE N B U H S.CO M
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Wedding photographers and friends Shannen Norman and Emily Blake have worked side by side in a shared studio space in Downtown L.A. for years, honing their remarkable approach to editorial and photojournalism, each capturing raw emotion in natural light. After shooting a few weddings together, they realized the collaboration brought new dimension and depth to each other’s work. This past fall they officially partnered up, photographing weddings in California, New York and beyond as Norman & Blake of The Wedding Artists Collective. NORMA NA NDBLA KE.CO M
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Jules Miller, the British-born, New York-based founder of cult supplement line The Nue Co., is expanding her brand to include The Reboot Collection, a survival kit ideal for stressed brides-to-be and their honeymoon travels. The five formulas—made from organic, food-based ingredients—address everything from immunity (rosemary, mistletoe) and low energy (guarana seed, maca) to muscle tension (magnesium, arnica) and insomnia (passionflower, German chamomile). $160 per kit. T H E N U ECO.CO M SPRING WEDDINGS 2018
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Every year, Maggie Wilson and Tim Marvin organize a big camping party in the woods for Maggie’s birthday. “Some of our favorite memories are from those weekends. Tim and I fell in love taking those trips,” recalls Maggie, who happens to be the creative director of Shelter Co., an event planning and luxury tent rental company. (Tim is a campaign manager for Consumers Union.) Hoping to re-create one of those magical weekends for their wedding, the couple, who met on OkCupid and resides in the East Bay, found a sprawling hotel compound in Guerneville called Dawn Ranch that emanated a nostalgic, Dirty Dancing vibe.
Despite her work as an event producer, Maggie took a decidedly low-key approach to designing her own wedding day: She asked her bridesmaids to select their own dresses; decor and florals were natural and understated; Maggie even insisted the farm tables not be perfectly lined up for dinner. “I wanted it to feel like the whole setup was just always there, like an old camp or family property,” she says. On a balmy, 104-degree day, Maggie walked down the aisle—which was adorned with potted ferns and Oriental rugs that belonged to her grandmother— in an ethereal custom shirtdress created by her aunt, designer Susan Sutherland of
From top left: Maggie let her bridesmaids choose their own looks. An alfresco family-style dinner in the orchard. Many of the centerpieces featured roses from a family friend’s farm that had been grown especially for the wedding. Guests dance beneath a romantically lit sailcloth tent. Husband and wife. BROWN PAPER DESIGN created bouquets to complement each bridesmaid’s own dress.
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Style Paris. After the ceremony (officiated by Tim’s mothers), cocktails were held under a majestic sailcloth tent (the site of dancing, later on in the night, as well as the display of the gluten-free orange wedding cake) that was surrounded by smaller Shelter Co. lounge tents. With cocktails in hand, guests made their way to a nearby apple orchard for dinner, flanked by more Shelter Co. sleeping tents, where friends bunked for the weekend. A late-night bonfire with caramel corn from Paula LeDuc, whiskey and a soundtrack of old-school ’90s rap eventually led to a group skinny-dip in the pool. When some venue management came to investigate, the couple hightailed it back to their cabin under a blanket. Says Maggie, “I wouldn’t have changed a thing!” • KELSEY M C KINNON SPRING WEDDINGS 2018
Clockwise from far left: Maggie’s mom brought her 1951 Ford Woody, which turned into an unofficial photo booth during the party. Maggie and Tim basking in the glow. SHELTER CO. sleeping tents on the edge of DAWN RANCH. Under the sailcloth tent for gluten-free orange cake from PICCINO. Maggie in her custom shirtdress.
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Cynthia Cook Smith After cutting her teeth as Anna Wintour’s assistant and as a market editor at Vogue, Cynthia Cook Smith moved to San Francisco and launched her career as a wedding stylist—helping brides edit the look of their big day (from hair and makeup to stationery and floral design) and, of course, guiding them through the arduous process of finding the perfect dress. With impeccable taste and an eye for details that are authentic and celebratory, Cook Smith recently went through the experience firsthand as she planned her summer nuptials on the island of Nantucket (she called on bridesmaid and fellow Californian Laura Vassar Brock of Brock Collection to design the custom bridesmaid gowns). Here, the stylist shares her favorite elements for a springtime wedding in California. cynthiacookbrides.com.
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For the ultimate in trousseau lingerie, look to vintage-inspired underpinnings found at some of the state’s most beloved stores, spanning Aricie Lingerie in San Francisco (50 Post St., S.F., 415-989-0261; ariciesf.com), with its extensive collection of the best European luxury brands, to For Love & Lemons in Los Angeles’ Arts District (forloveandlemons.com), where beautiful loungewear keepsakes abound, and LFrank in Venice (226 Main St., Venice, 310-452-0771; lfrankjewelry.com), known for its use of fine silk and French lace trimmings. On this page: high-waisted satin panties and matching bra, with crossover suspenders in gathered tulle, from Wixson Paris (wixsonparis.com), which offers exquisite fabrics finished with meticulous, retro details. •
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Billed as Pinterest for engagement rings, Sparkly collects ring selfies from consumers and jewelers to help women discover their ideal designs. The site, founded by digital marketer Steven Simon, also runs a secret registry that allows men to see their girlfriends’ favorites so they “can now pop the question with confidence and keep the proposal and ring a surprise,” he says. MYSPARKLY.COM
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brides,” she confesses. Now Zoe has made it official, designing four modern gowns for brides-to-be this spring. There’s even a white, fluid sequin suit for those who wish to channel Bianca Jagger’s iconic custom Yves Saint Laurent look—for her wedding to Mick Jagger— that can alternatively be worn to a rehearsal or engagement party. “I wanted to create pieces for all occasions that go along with the wedding day,” the designer says. And, if all of this sounds too nuanced, glamourseekers can emulate Zoe’s personal aisle style by amplifying the look with a tiara and a pair of white gloves. SH O P RACH E L ZO E .CO M /B R I DA L
Fashion Bits From far left: TABITHA SIMMONS Klara booties, $995, Here She Comes sandals, $1,925, and Tie the Knot pumps, $895.
Stylist-turned-shoe designer Tabitha Simmons weds high fashion and elegant simplicity in her debut bridal collection, which proffers slingbacks, sandals, pumps and booties in materials such as velvet, silk and Swarovski crystals.
Barneys New York, 9570 Wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-276-4400; 77 O’Farrell St., S.F., 415-268-3500. TAB I T H A SI M M O N S.CO M SPRING WEDDINGS 2018
WRITTEN BY KHANH T.L. TRAN, ELIZABETH VARNELL AND ERIN WEINGER. RACHEL ZOE: JUSTIN COIT. SPARKLY: SPARKLY EDITORS. APRÈS JEWELRY: BRYAN CARR. EMILY C: MICHAEL SEGAL.
SOMETHING SUBTLE Rachel Zoe is adding a new twist to the Old English wedding day rhyme. In addition to assembling a look that incorporates old, new, borrowed and blue elements, the Los Angeles-based designer and editor advocates a touch of subtlety to lighten the spirit of the monumental day with her bridal capsule collection, which debuted in September. When Zoe discovered that women have been slipping into dresses from her past ready-to-wear collections for their weddings, she decided to make a line of effortlessly glamorous pieces for every kind of bride. “I’ve included white in every season…probably with the subconscious intention to dress
From left: EMILY C Scallop necklace and Drop necklace, $985 each.
Close to the Heart An array from the APRÈS JEWELRY Engagement Ring Collection, which includes 12 core styles you can mix and match, starting at $1,700.
“One day, I had an idea for the pendant and just started sketching,” says Emily Crittenden of conjuring her signature design, which cleverly attaches a ring to a necklace without unclasping the chain. Her Castro Valley-based brand, Emily C, first launched in 2011 and has since relaunched, offering the patented piece in different shapes, including hearts. E M I LYC.CO M
There was a time when bridesmaids were destined to don one-style-fits-all frocks. Thanks to Frilly, the Downtown L.A. tech-meets-custom fashion startup that launched to the public in August, now every member of your bridal party can create her own variation of a dream dress of your choosing. Each handcrafted, made-to-order piece starts as a simple 3-D rendering before you add your own predesigned flair—with options including style of neckline, dress length and fabric. Happily ever after, at least in the sartorial sense, has never been so seamless. FR I L LY.CO M
L.A.-based costume jewelry designer Amanda Thomas’ experience creating her own unique engagement ring inspired the launch of Après Jewelry, a web-based, design-your-own-ring service where clients can select white sapphires, white diamonds and other gemstones for rings to celebrate betrothals and marriages. “The process is tailored to every customer,” she says, adding that men also can pick from classic and modern bands. AP RES J EWELRY.COM
FRILLY The Shift Dress, $243, and The Jenny Slip Dress, $208.
New York designer Christina J. Wang creates whimsical bridal pouches and everyday accessories alike, featuring illustrated images à la her new L.A.-centric print below, replete with Gjelina pizzas and Ray-Bans. Reservoir, 8820 Washington Blvd., Ste. 102, Culver City, 323-300-5309. SHOPCJ W.COM
CJW’s bride pouch mini, $75, and LA twilly, $85.
Fashion ALEXANDER McQUEEN
Shades of Pale
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Fashion Bits SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO
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1. RIME ARODAKY Lalie lace and crepe bustier top, $257, net-a-porter.com. 2. ZIMMERMANN Goldentime wedge heel, $695, zimmermannwear.com. 3. TWIGS & HONEY beaded petal comb pair, $190, Styled by TC, Tustin. 4. DOLCE & GABBANA acrylic and leather heels, $4,995, Dolce & Gabbana, B.H. 5. BOUTIQUE DE VOILE Luisa pins organza florettes, $30 each, boutiquedevoile.com. 6. ROGER VIVIER Boite De Nuit Petals embellished clutch, $3,495, Roger Vivier, C.M. 7. MAX MARA leather sandals, $625, Max Mara, B.H. 8. ALBERTA FERRETTI floral print mules, $860, Barneys New York, L.A. 9. BLUMARINE floral print bag, price upon request, blumarine.com. 10. OSCAR DE LA RENTA python leather gardenia TRO handbag, $3,190, Oscar de la Renta, L.A. 11. GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Annemarie patent sandals, $895, Giuseppe Zanotti, B.H. 12. DAVID WEBB leaf bracelet with carved ruby leaves, price upon request, David Webb, B.H. 13. SOPHIA WEBSTER Boujie Lilico bag, $595, sophiawebster.com. 14. ISABEL MARANT Aloha earrings, $210, Isabel Marant, L.A. 15. JIMMY CHOO Aurelia ivory satin sandals with orchid, $995, jimmychoo.com.
14. MOSCHINO Spring/Summer 2018.
ADD A TOUCH OF PRETTINESS WITH SOFT FLORALS AND PASTEL BLOSSOMS 10.
MARKET EDITOR: REBECCA RUSSELL. GIGI HADID: COURTESY OF MOSCHINO.
Rosewood Sand Hill
T H E P E R F E C T S TA RT TO A L I F E T I M E TO G E T H E R
When a couple brings together the most important people in their life on the most important day of their life, it has to be a special place. The extraordinary venues and options available at Rosewood Sand Hill offer endless possibilities for the imagination. + 6 5 0 . 5 61.15 4 9
1. AGL white patent leather mules, $400, agl.com. 2. ALEXANDER McQUEEN Queen & King Skull clutch, $2,795, alexandermcqueen.com. 3. DAVID YURMAN Petite Solari Bypass ring with pearls and diamonds, $875, davidyurman.com. 4. ULLA JOHNSON Tautou handwoven wicker basket, $265, ullajohnson.com. 5. MISSONI hat, $690, missoni.com. 6. SALVATORE FERRAGAMO leather cage heel mules, $930, Salvatore Ferragamo, B.H. 7. MIU MIU Miu Lady bag, $1,290, Miu Miu, C.M. 8. STUART WEITZMAN Irises in alpen leather, $498, Stuart Weitzman, B.H. 9. MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Sequin Lei, $695, michaelkors.com. 10. MOSCHINO envelope clutch, $350, nordstrom.com. 11. SAINT LAURENT BY ANTHONY VACCARELLO Tower 110 Pump in satin and strass, $1,295, Saint Laurent, B.H. 12. NINA RICCI Triangle bag, price upon request, ninaricci.com.
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MARKET EDITOR: REBECCA RUSSELL. PERRIN CLUTCH: COURTESY OF PERRIN.
PERRIN PARIS Buckle clutch, $995.
PERFECT DAY MEET Hotel Californian
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WELCOME TO THE CALIFORNIAN
1. SCOSHA gold bird stud earrings, $245, shopesqueleto.com. 2. BULGARI High Jewelry earrings, price upon request, Bulgari, B.H. 3. ALEX MONROE wisp and double champagne diamond ring, $2,000, Getty Center, L.A. 4. DANIEL GIBBINGS Aleda yellow-gold wing pendant, $8,850, Daniel Gibbings, S.B. 5. BUCCELLATI Unica Brooch set with round diamonds, price upon request, Buccellati, B.H. 6. SHAUN LEANE white feather diamond earrings, $672, farfetch.com. 7. VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Oiseaux de Paradis pendant, $46,500, Van Cleef & Arpels, B.H. 8. STEPHEN WEBSTER Magnipheasant Pavé ring, price upon request, and Magnipheasant Pavé Open Feather ring, $12,000, Stephen Webster, B.H. 9. MIKIMOTO White South Sea Cultured Pearl brooch, $22,000, Mikimoto, B.H. 10. FOREVERMARK BY A. LINK diamond wing earrings, price upon request, forevermark.com. 11. LEIVANKASH feather and pearl hand bracelet, $624, farfetch.com. 12. EFFY JEWELRY white-gold and diamond earrings, $10,283, effyjewelry.com. 13. TIFFANY & CO. bracelet from the Tiffany 2017 Blue Book Collection, the Art of the Wild, price upon request, tiffany.com. 14. FRED LEIGHTON diamond and ruby bird earrings, $17,500, Shreve & Co., S.F. 15. HARRY WINSTON Ultimate Adornment Timepiece with feather brooch, price upon request, Harry Winston, C.M.
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Wings of Love
JEWELERS REACH NEW HEIGHTS WITH DELICATE FEATHER DETAILS 9.
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MARKET EDITOR: REBECCA RUSSELL. EDITORIAL PHOTO: MARTHA STRECK FOR VOGUE BRAZIL BY CLAUDIA & RALF PULMANNS, FEBRUARY 2014.
You’re The Center Of Our Universe, Too.
The Golden Door
P R I V A T E
D E S T I N A T I O N
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Under a veil of oaks or on our private mountaintop. In our bamboo forest or on an emerald lawn set against a zen landscape. Celebrate in a place that will not only be yours alone, but will care for you body, mind and soul. Call our wedding planner at 866.398.5343 • goldendoor.com • San Marcos, CA Ph o t o g ra p h y b y D e a rL o v e r s . c o m
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Crowning Glory From the delightfully untamed baby’s breath crowns at Rodarte to Dolce & Gabbana’s vivid ornamental rose clusters, the Spring 2018 ready-to-wear collections unleashed a new surge of flower fever—and there’s something for every bride. “It’s important to create a balance where the floral arrangement blends with the hair and creates a feeling rather than something that is distracting,” says Kristen Shaw, celebrity hairstylist
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RODARTE Spring 2018.
From left: DOLCE & GABBANA Spring 2018. MATRIARCH custom fresh flower crown, from $150.
and owner of the Venice salon Cabin (shopthecabin.com). ). For a single, tucked embellishment that makes a statement, Shaw advises starting with a foundation of greens, such as sage and eucalyptus, and then adding one perennial, like a dahlia or peony, to
a textured mane. “When beginning with clean hair, add a volume-building mousse or a sea-salt spray for some grit so your hair stays throughout the day and gives the floral pieces something to stick into.” If your heart is set on a crown, florist Kelsey Harper of Matriarch (matriarchla.com) suggests choosing (matriarchla.com delicate blossoms: “If you are wearing it directly on the forehead, opt for softer florals, like small pieces of delphinium, so your skin doesn’t get irritated,” says Harper. “And be sure to spritz with a finishing spray to lock in moisture.” • CAROLINE CAGNEY
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Spring Bridal 2018.
Brides-to-be and their bridesmaids retreat to the Golden Door, San Marcos’ exclusive destination resort, for the ultimate in prenuptial pampering. With customized, all-inclusive experiences, farm-to-table meals, personalized workouts and stress-reducing spa services, the Golden Door provides the right setting to mentally and physically prepare for the big day. Recently added to their offerings: hosting weddings on the beautiful, 600-acre premises. A threeday retreat starts from $4,800; those in need of more time may opt to stay the week (from $8,850). 777 Deer Springs Rd., San Marcos, 760-744-5777. G OLD END OOR.COM
Light Touch From above: GOLDEN DOOR is set on 600 pristine acres with more than 20 miles of trails. Guest rooms are inspired by the traditional Japanese ryokan.
“I love a bride with minimal makeup, just enough to look flawless, soft and pretty,” says Jo Strettell, makeup artist to Thandie Newton, Demi Moore and Alison Brie. The key elements of the no-makeup look? Glowing skin, flushed cheeks and lightly stained lips. This youthful, effortless visage, seen in the spring bridal shows of Oscar de la Renta, Amsale and Monique Lhuillier, is a refreshing approach to a bride’s big day.
WRITTEN BY KELLY ATTERTON. RUNWAY: COURTESY OF DOLCE & GABBANA. FLOWER CROWN: KELSEY HARPER. GOLDEN DOOR: COURTESY OF GOLDEN DOOR. “LIGHT TOUCH” MAKEUP LOOK: COURTESY OF OSCAR DE LA RENTA.
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1. JEN ATKIN X CHLOE + ISABEL Safety Pin Bun Cuff, $48, chloeandisabel.com. 2. SLIP silk sleep mask, $45, slipsilkpillowcase.com. 3. GOOP Goopglow Morning Skin Superpowder, $60, goop.com. 4. T3 Featherweight Compact dryer, $150, t3micro.com. 5. FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, $18, fentybeauty.com. 6. NANNETTE DE GASPÉ Youth Revealed Dry Face Masque, $120, barneys.com. 7. CHANEL No. 5 The Powder, $72, chanel.com. 8. TOM FORD Radiant Moisture Souffle, $98, tomford.com. 9. SISLEY PARIS Sisleÿa L’Intégral Eye & Lip Contour Cream & Ridoki Tool, $210, sisley-paris.com. 10. RMS BEAUTY Luminizer X Quad, $48, rmsbeauty.com. 11. ANYA HINDMARCH leather-trimmed wash bag, $275, anyahindmarch.com. 12. FRÉDÉRIC MALLE Portrait of a Lady Hair Mist, $215, fredericmalle.com. 13. NEWA Skin Care System, $450, newa.com.
EDITORIAL PHOTO: ANDREA VARANI.
B E L M O N D E L E N C A N T O , S A N TA B A R B A R A
Belmond El Encanto
WHERE TRUE ROMANCE REIGNS Lush gardens and sweeping ocean views set a lovely scene for your wedding or gathering. From the wisteria-lined Arbor and Lily Pond to the elegant ballroom with exclusive patio, you can select from a variety of signature locales to host your event. From rehearsal dinners to ceremonies and post wedding brunches, Belmond El Encanto offers the ideal venue for your special day.
800 ALVARADO PLACE, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93103 | 805 845 5800 | ELE.SALES @ BELMOND.COM HOTELS | TRAINS | RIVER CRUISES | JOURNEYS | BELMOND.COM
EVERY LOVE STORY IS BEAUTIFUL.
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“MINDY RICE made sure to give the bride the lush ceremony of her dreams,” says planner LAURIE ARONS.
In the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea, amid a deep-rooted redwood fairy ring in the Santa Lucia Preserve, Laurie Arons Special Events and Mindy Rice Design fulfilled the vision of an overgrown yet understated wedding ceremony for San Francisco couple Jessica Halper and Jim Patterson. The
moody, towering trees were juxtaposed with traditional white and creamcolored blooms—including princess spray roses, Quick Fire hydrangeas, hops blossoms, garden roses and lisianthuses—and an abundance of ferns, lining the aisle and forming a chuppah-inspired structure at SPRING WEDDINGS 2018
the altar. “The rays of light poured through the tree canopy in the late afternoon, naturally illuminating the lushness,” remembers florist Mindy Rice. Adds planner Laurie Arons, “It was a stunning and serene scene [in which] to say ‘I do.’ ” lauriearons.com; mindyrice.com. • ANUSH BENLIYAN
Northern California’s new FOUND VINTAGE RENTALS offers obscure furniture and decor from around the globe.
LINDSAY PENNINGTON melds her expertise in interior design with tailored registries for blissful nesting.
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“When new couples move in together, they face the challenge of merging individual styles,” says interior designer Lindsay Pennington, who tackles said task with her L.A.‑based firm LP Ltd. by Lindsay Pennington, offering bespoke online registries. For the highly personalized wish lists, Pennington takes into consideration items already in the couple’s possession as she edits and assists in building a selection that will serve well in years to come. “It helps to guide them through the process of investing for the future as opposed to making short‑term, disposable purchases,” she says. “So when they say, ‘till death do us part,’ we hope that promise extends to their china as well.” LI N DSAYPENNINGTONINC .COM
SIGN OF THE TIME
SEEK & FIND
A HERITAGE MONOGRAMS AND DESIGN creation. Custom works are priced from $1,200.
When the wedding is over, spread the love with Repeat Roses, a new service that donates your event’s florals to a hospice, cancer treatment center, women’s refuge or homeless shelter. After the restyled arrangement is enjoyed once more, the socially conscious and eco‑responsible company collects and composts the blooms. REPEAT ROS ES .CO M REPEAT ROSES’ services start from $1,500.
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Jeni Maus of Found Vintage Rentals expands her Orange County-based emporium to Emeryville, inviting treasure seekers and wedding planners alike to scour her rentable curated finds—spanning romantic upholstered seating to metal arches— showcased in a massive, 14,000-square-foot space. 5743 Horton St., Emeryville, 510-473-8419. FO U N D R E N TAL S.CO M
WRITTEN BY ERICKA FRANKLIN, ANUSH BENLIYAN, LAUREN TULP CICHOCKI. LP LTD.: LINDSAY PENNINGTON. FOUND VINTAGE RENTALS: JOEL MAUS. HERITAGE MONOGRAMS AND DESIGN: KATIE DARNELL. REPEAT ROSES: KATHY MORELLO.
For each of Katie Darnell’s custom Heritage Monograms and Design commissions, the Pasadena‑based artist uses symbolism to reflect a couple’s story (for a pair who was engaged at Leo’s Oyster Bar in San Francisco, the motif includes palm leaves and a pearl). The original artworks take an average of 30 hours of research and sketching to complete, and when finished, are presented, vellum‑wrapped, to the bride and groom, along with a document articulating the symbolism and meaning behind their new heirloom. @ HERI TAGEMONOGRAMS
A Love Affair That Never Ends ... Oleg Cassini
Home Sweet (First) Home THANKS TO THE LATEST ONLINE OFFERINGS AND TECH-FORWARD OPTIONS, IT’S EASIER THAN EVER TO START OUT IN STYLE
Dedicated to bridging the gap between high quality and affordability in furnishings, online retailer Sixpenny recently launched as the perfect stepping stone for those who are past the Ikea phase. The company, which takes its name from the two-inch nail used by woodworkers, offers handcrafted pieces for the living room, kitchen, dining room and office in three distinct aesthetics: farmhouse, industrial and midcentury. sixpenny.com.
The ceramic-coated, stainless-steel Ember mug keeps coffee, tea and other beverages perfectly hot—to the exact degree you prefer— for an hour on its own, or for long stretches on the charging coaster. Use the accompanying app on your device to adjust the temperature and save presets for your favorite drinks. ember.com.
Vinglacé optimizes the art of chilling out with a sleek new single-bottle, vacuum-insulated wine cooler that lets you maintain your vino of choice—be it a rosé or a full-bodied red—at the respective ideal temperature. vinglace.com.
YEAR & DAY ceramics, from $26, flatware, from $10, and glasses, from $48.
HELIX mattresses, from $600 to $1,440.
Put your mattress quarrels to rest and personalize the way you sleep with Helix, the direct-to-consumer brand that constructs your ideal mattress by addressing everything from pressure points to temperature. A Blended mattress combines the requirements of both partners and the Dual Comfort option splits the bed down the middle for optimum customization. Each comprises layers of polyfoam, micro coils and a proprietary Helix Dynamic Foam for support. helixsleep.com.
When you’re ready to ditch your mismatched dinnerware, Year & Day makes acquiring coherent, top-quality table settings a cinch. Based in San Francisco, the one-stop digital shop offers contemporary sets comprising Italian glassware, and ceramics and flatware from Portugal—all responsibly manufactured and dishwasher safe. “It’s important to build your home with pieces that you both love—that are versatile and fit your lifestyle,” advises founder and CEO Kathryn Duryea. “My vision was [to offer] top-quality products that are beautiful enough for special occasions and durable enough for everyday use.” yearandday.com. Vitamix’s new high-performance A3500 Ascent Series blender boasts a built-in timer, touchscreen controls and wireless Bluetooth connectivity, allowing the now quieter machine to adjust program settings on its own. Monitor nutritional information, build shopping lists and hone your culinary skills—perfecting nut butters, acai bowls, cold skim-milk foams and beyond— with the integrated specialty programs in the companion app. vitamix.com. The VITAMIX A3500 in white, from $620.
WRITTEN BY ANUSH BENLIYAN. SIXPENNY INTERIOR: COURTESY OF SIXPENNY.
VINGLACÉ in white, from $90.
The SIXPENNY Arlo Sofa, from $1,499, and Cline marbletop side table, $449.
The EMBER Ceramic Mug, $80.
Photography: Lacie Hansen | Florals: Moon Canyon
E V E R Y E V E N T D E S E R V E S T O B E U N F O R G E T TA B L E
N A PA | B E V E R LY H I L L S | S A N F R A N C I S C O | T H E O N I C O L L E C T I O N.C O M COMING SOON
A semi-custom invitation suite from SENIMAN CALLIGRAPHY, starting at $555.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Heralding a multi-season collaboration with fashion designer Monique Lhuillier, Pottery Barn is infusing a sense of celebration into a line that translates elements of Lhuillier’s glamorous bridal and ready-to-wear looks to dinnerware, entertaining essentials and home decor. “The initial idea came from a Spring 2017 ready-to-wear look, a blush pink tulle gown covered in rose-gold hearts,” Lhuillier says. “This collection reflects my feminine, celebratory and playful aesthetic…it’s about making every day special.” P OT T E RY BAR N .CO M
“The invitation is the very first time guests have a glimpse of your wedding,” says L.A.-based Ruth Jahja-Daro, founder of Seniman Calligraphy, which recently debuted three bold, floral-festooned invitation suites in arresting colorways. While the hand-calligraphed sets are inspired by cities intrinsic to her own romantic narrative with her husband, including New York, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Jahja-Daro paints a personalized picture of love for clients using vintage stamps gathered from her neighborhood coin store. “We use them to tell the couples’ stories,” she says, “from where they came from to what binds them together.” SE N IMANCALLIGRAP H Y.COM
A Cut Above Bits Design Every week, Matilda’s Magnolias sources fresh-cut flowers from local farmers and delivers them to Bay Area doorsteps in a seasonally inspired Bloombox, complete with a fact card offering tips on how to arrange the handpicked harvest. Founded by Emily and Matt Boschetto—whose Genovese greatgrandparents were flower farmers in San Francisco in the 1910s—and named after the couple’s baby girl, the company transports blooms in a vintage Ford Econoline pickup truck dubbed The Flowerbar, which is also available for private events. MAT IL DA S MAGNO L IA S .CO M
MONIQUE LHUILLIER’s collection for POTTERY BARN spans tablesetting essentials to lush bedding.
The Boschettos and the MATILDA’S MAGNOLIAS Flowerbar.
ESSELLE ring boxes, $65 each.
Known for geometric tabletop designs perfect for modern weddings, Esselle recently added ring boxes to its offerings. Founder Sherry Lee’s inspiration for the velvet and fine metal handmade cases derives from a midcentury vintage stool she spied in San Francisco. ESS EL L ES F.CO M SPRING WEDDINGS 2018
WRITTEN BY ERICKA FRANKLIN AND ANUSH BENLIYAN. SENIMAN CALLIGRAPHY: RUTH JAHJA-DARO. MATILDA’S MAGNOLIAS: KRISTEN LOKEN PHOTOGRAPHY.
THE FINER THINGS
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
A stylish location set against the breathtaking backdrop of the bright city lights of Vegas for unforgettable moments. Located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. For more information, visit mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas or call +1 (888) 881 9578.
After relocating from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2012, design and style blogger Anne Sage (annesage.com) reconnected with her distant friend Ivan Juarez-Mrazek, an analytical marketer. Two years after their first official date, he got down on one knee for a modest, casual proposal at their Highland Park home. “He said, ‘What I’ve learned from you is that it matters less what something looks like and more the thought and intention behind it,’” Anne recalls. With that philosophy as a thread, Anne began organizing their nuptials— her second trip down the aisle, and
Clockwise from left: A romantic tabletop by THE HOSTESS HAVEN. The ALISSA BELLdesigned invitation suite. ANNE SAGE’s hand bouquet. For dessert, VALERIE CONFECTIONS created seven cakes. The bride, wearing ALEXANDRA GRECCO, and groom in front of the ceremony backdrop. The head table at the HUDSON LOFT. Honey-infused cocktails from THE SPIRITS IN MOTION.
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one she imagined being an intimate affair. Plans changed, however, when photographer Elizabeth Messina rang her, insisting that she capture the big day. So, Anne shifted gears and enlisted San Franciscobased event designer Jesi Haack along with several other California creatives from her circle, including floral studio JL Designs, stationer Alissa Bell and calligrapher Nicole Miyuki—to help realize a grander vision. Inspired by the Coqui Coqui spa resorts of the Yucatán—a nod to Ivan’s Mexican heritage—Anne envisioned a setting that evoked “Old World indulgence meets the jungle,” she says. Downtown L.A.’s Hudson Loft was the perfect blank canvas. The industrial, multi-room venue’s graphic architecture—warehouse windows, brick walls, concrete floors— was contrasted with soft blush and gray drapery, wild foliage and crisp white blooms, while handwritten excerpts from Pablo Neruda’s Spanish love poems dotted the gold-accented tablescapes. “It’s so easy to go crazy with adding stuff and diluting the vision,” reflects Anne. “For me, the secret is to set an original vision, and then put it into the hands of people who know better than you what to do.” • ANUSH BENLIYAN
A SEASONED BLOGGER TAPS HER DREAM TEAM TO BRING A MODERN VISION TO LIFE
I T â€™ S YO U R S TO RY
make it a fairytale At a resort unlike any in the world.
Hotel del Coronado
City Club of San Francisco
PICTURE THIS. (WEâ€™LL TAKE CARE OF THE REST.)
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Menu Edited by Lesley McKenzie
A CLUBHOUSE CARAVAN keeps guests’ drinks full at MELISSA PERELLO and ROBERT WRIGHT’s wedding.
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Made With Love
Chef Melissa Perello unexpectedly discovered romance at her own San Francisco restaurant, Frances, when she and Robert Wright, director of operations, fell in love as they worked alongside each other. Here, Perello walks us through the couple’s big day. Two years into opening our second restaurant, Octavia, after Robert and I had been engaged for almost three years, we finally found some normalcy
in our lives and decided it was time to start planning our wedding. The Mendocino Coast has always been our getaway whenever we feel like we need to check out of “city life,” so we chose Cuffey’s Cove Ranch, with its acres of meadows and forests, as our location. I grew up camping, and it’s always been something we enjoyed doing together, so I called on Shelter Co., which
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produces glamping-style events. The food was important to us, because it was the perfect opportunity to show all our friends and family just how proud we are of our two restaurants and our teams. The September event date meant we could rely on the Indian summer to hang on to most of the summer produce as the season transitioned. Our friend Erin Cochran—whose Crow and Oak Farm grew a good chunk of
Wedding guests camp in SHELTER CO. tents on-site. Below: A bounty from Washington state’s CAPITAL OYSTER with pickled ramp mignonette, melon and pink peppercorn.
Menu the produce for our wedding—helped orchestrate the catering for the weekend. One of my best friends, Rebekah Northway, florist for both of our restaurants, produced the florals and the driftwood altar that framed our ceremony at the top of the bluff, while our friends at Elsie Green helped design the tablescape, set with custom plates by our friend Sarah Kersten, who embellished each piece with our wedding logo on the bottom, as a party favor for guests. Our kitchen teams from both Frances and Octavia collaborated on the family-style meal, including smoked potato salad served with filet bean, sungold tomato, Meyer lemon and summer herbs; grilled pork belly with baby bok choy and sesame; and Don Watson’s lamb, coalroasted with three sauces. The decadent cakes, made by our pastry chef, Sarah Bonar, were just stunning and delicious to boot, including my favorite: a spiced hazelnut cake with honey, latesummer berries and mission figs. There was no shortage of libations: Claire Sprouse from Lo-Fi Aperitifs brought Nicolas Torres, the bar director at Lazy Bear and True Laurel in San Francisco, with her to create postdinner cocktails, such as the
Left: Wild king salmon with summer corn pudding, chanterelle mushrooms, black garlic and shishito peppers. Below: Summer cucumber salad with Brokaw avocado, Genovese basil, Jimmy Nardello peppers and yogurt. The bride and groom walk hand in hand post-ceremony.
Mendocino Manhattan, featuring stonefruit-infused bourbon, sweet vermouth, dried orange and cinnamon. And thanks to our sommelier, Josh Thomas, there was an amazing selection of wines flowing freely for the entire weekend, with an endless supply of my favorite prosecco, Le Vigne di Alice Doro Nature. The day went by quickly, and before we knew it we were snuggled up next to a fire and enjoying the moonlight. I was so tired I fell asleep in my wedding dress (along with my Patagonia down jacket). When I woke early in the morning, I snuck up the hill to the ceremony structure to catch the sunrise. I wanted to enjoy the fleeting moments we had left at this amazing location. The beautiful view, our friends and family all here to share this celebration with us—I wanted to soak in the beauty for a few last peaceful moments before it all was just a memory. •
Clockwise from above: The elegantly dressed dinner table. A Mendocino Manhattan, made with stone-fruitinfused bourbon and LO-FI APERITIFS sweet vermouth. Wedding cakes from OCTAVIA and FRANCES executive chef SARAH BONAR. The newlyweds.
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TENTS, SALMON, FIELD, PORTRAIT (4): FREDA BANKS PHOTOGRAPHY. SALAD, SHELLFISH, TABLE, DRINK, CAKES (5): MOLLY DECOUDREAUX.
THEONI COLLECTION Designed to inspire creativity and elevate what’s possible, Theoni Collection offers an artful range of event decor, tabletop accessories and furniture. From votives to lanterns and candelabras, and napkin rings to farm tables and dining chairs, it’s a collection built one piece at a time and intended to thoughtfully enhance each wedding’s most meaningful canvas—the tabletop. theonicollection.com.
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Nestled within lavender fields, vineyards and orchards, Bear Flag Farm offers an unspoiled oasis of peaceful tranquility. While the magnificent setting may only be overshadowed by its awardwinning service, at this private, luxury estate, guests will experience the rustle of fragrant citrus trees punctuated by splendid decor, unparalleled, ingredient-driven cuisine, and a boutique vineyard that delivers the ultimate backdrop for life’s most important celebrations. bearflagfarm.com.
OLEG CASSINI A love affair that never ends: Like the fashions for which Oleg Cassini is famous, the Cassini fragrance artfully marries elegance with sparkling sensuality. C’est formidable. With our compliments, receive a luxurious Cassini Golden Crystal diamond 5-by-7-inch frame in its own satin-lined box (your gift with any Cassini fragrance purchase). neimanmarcus.com.
Fronting Wailea Beach on 40 acres of lush Hawaiian gardens, Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, is perfect for celebrations, both large and intimate. It features an endless choice of wedding backdrops: cascading waterfalls, tropical gardens, charming gazebos, a sun-drenched beach and the Seaside Chapel. grandwailea.com.
CHRIS FORD’s tiered creation, filled with red velvet cake, milk chocolate mousse and cream cheese.
ICING ON THE CAKE Making a wedding cake for an internationally renowned florist and a Hollywood leading man is a special challenge. Chris Ford, the executive pastry chef of the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel,, took inspiration from the custom couture Elie Saab jackets worn by celeb bloom designer Jeff Leatham and actor Colton Haynes at their Parker Palm Springs nuptials, officiated by Kris Jenner. The result featured no fewer than 600 fondant black roses, and dramatic hand-painted rock candy. FO URS EA SO NS .CO M GJUSTA GOODS The Morning Box, $275.
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Amazing Graze Sisters Shelby and Savannah Di Marco are helping swing the pendulum away from hyperformal events, without sacrificing taste or style. Under their Sorella Collective brand launched last summer, the L.A. natives transform wooden boards into delicious snacking platters (and Instagram bait) loaded with produce, charcuterie and cheeses for various gatherings. “We keep everything super local, fresh and organic,” says Shelby. That even includes the greens they forage to adorn their creations, which are delivered to your doorstep. SO REL LACO L L EC T IVE .CO M SPRING WEDDINGS 2018
A YEAR OF CHEERS What better way to toast the newlyweds than with a gift that delivers exclusive Champagne and sparkling wine right to their door? A new club called Pop Culture makes it easy: Simply choose between two memberships—La Bonne Vie, which focuses only on Champagne, or Rising Bubbles, for Champagne and sparkling wine from around the world— and the Sonoma-based service will deliver a selection of three or six bottles every other month or quarterly. Top-tier selections, such as 2010 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Special Club Champagne and Ronco Calino Franciacorta Brut, are reason enough to raise a glass. CLU B P O P CU LT U R E .CO M
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Venice stalwart Gjusta Goods’ handpicked selection of home and pantry wares is now available in thoughtful gift boxes, a tasty thankyou for the foodie bridesmaid or groomsman.
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A confetti cannon heralds the union of MONICA WADE, dressed in VERA WANG, and DAN OH held on LA MESITA RANCH in Santa Fe. Below: The panoramic vistas of the regionâ€™s mesas and mountains beneath endless blue skies.
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A LOS FELIZ COUPLE THROWS A HIGH-ALTITUDE CELEBRATION ON A RANCH IN THE NEW MEXICO FOOTHILLS
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A subtle suggestion from the mother of the bride set everything in motion. “She thought we should have the wedding somewhere where we have family roots,” says Net-aPorter stylist-turned-freelance creative director Monica Wade, whose mother inspired her to decamp to New Mexico with her beau, Dan Oh, a former DJ who is now managing his family’s L.A.-based logistics company, to exchange vows. Suddenly, the idea of an open-air Santa Fe wedding seemed ideal. After all, Monica grew up visiting the area where her entrepreneurial sister now owns a nearby farm, a bistro named Vinaigrette and a modern general store, and where her parents also have a second home. Often, the couple, who met in New York through mutual friends just before Dan moved back to Los Angeles, reunited in New Mexico—their rendezvous point of choice during two years of long-distance dating. Monica and her planner, Beth Helmstetter, settled on La Mesita Ranch, just minutes from her parents’ property, and her sister, Erin, created a menu incorporating handeddown family recipes for the gathering. Low benches at the ceremony gave guests a view of the majestic foothills and mountains surrounding the couple, and rose gold on invitations and silverware—and embedded in the marble dance floor—picked up the vibrant pinks of New Mexico sunsets. As the evening set in, Helmstetter used bright flowers, a neon sign, tinsel and 16 disco balls to lure guests onto the dance floor. An oxygen lounge helped to combat the thin air at 7,000 feet. The party continued beyond 3 a.m., and Monica says her friends were smitten with the location: “They keep asking, ‘Take me back!’ So really, this all tells you, ‘Listen to your mother, she knows best.’” • ELIZABETH VARNELL
Clockwise from top left: The historic ranch. The ceremony is set steps from Santa Fe’s pinkhued mesas. Korean drummers perform at the reception in a nod to the groom’s heritage. The couple forge their own path. Rose-colored lights inspired by Santa Fe sunsets illuminate the reception.
Above: Flowers in a riot of saturated colors peppered the reception. Dan’s mother dons a traditional hanbok dress.
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That’s Amore WITH POSTCARD VIEWS AND WORLD-CLASS CUISINE, ITALY IS A HONEYMOON DREAM COME TRUE
From top: Wedding feast with traditional Sicilian sweets and ceramics, and a view of Taormina’s Greek Theatre at the BELMOND GRAND HOTEL TIMEO. The Picasso Suite at Rome’s HOTEL DE RUSSIE. The Bar terrace at the BELMOND VILLA SANT’ANDREA. Cruising the Sicilian coast.
From top: The allmarble hammam at GRAND HOTEL VIA VENETO. A 16th-century church in Rome.
prosecco with the best rooftop views at Eitch Borromini (eitchborromini.com) and devouring delicious spaghetti carbonara at local favorite Da Francesco (Piazza del Fico, 29), to enjoying the all-marble hammam at Grand Hotel Via Veneto (ghvv.it) or staying at a Minotti-appointed Villaway (villaway.com) private villa or the most romantic courtyard suite at Hotel de Russie (roccofortehotels.com), every aspect of your ideal stay can be tailored. And while Positano and Venice are longstanding newlywed go-tos, Sicily has emerged as a frequently requested honeymoon destination, according to Simone: “With views of Mount Etna, ancient Greek ruins, charming cobblestone streets and intimate beaches, Taormina is the top Sicilian romantic spot.” In Taormina, sister resorts Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, which boasts a private pebble beach, and Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo (belmond.com), set amid a jawdropping, open-air classical theater, offer sophisticated, luxurious interiors with the perfect cinematic settings. All this, plus the knowledge that wherever your Italian travels take you, a bowl of wedding-diet-ending pasta awaits, paired with a full-bodied red. • ANDREA STANFORD
SPA: GRAND HOTEL VIA VENETO. PICASSO SUITE: ROCCO FORTE HOTELS. WEDDING SPREAD: JOEE WONG. BAR TERRACE, SICILIAN ROAD TRIP (2): TYSON SADLO. SAN LUIGI DEI FRANCESI: ALBERT DEZETTER/PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Arguably the most romantic country in the world, Italy serves up enough glamorous seaside resorts, pristine coastlines and imposing architecture to rival the other countless choices for a picture-perfect postnuptial getaway, and Rome-based hospitality brand Access Italy (accessitaly.net) will ensure that even the highest expectations are met. With resources covering the entire Italian Peninsula, Access Italy has planned holidays for everyone from Ben Stiller to Oprah Winfrey, and its services are sought after by newlyweds requesting nonpedestrian experiences such as private tours of the Sistine Chapel, Tuscan vineyard tours on horseback and bespoke Amalfi Coast sunset cruises. Founded more than 30 years ago by Angelo Amorico, the company is now co-run by Angelo and his sons Marco and Simone Amorico, who are carrying on the tradition of providing customized itineraries that incorporate local authenticity with modern luxury. “Many of our recent clients are requesting honeymoons that originate in Rome,” says Simone. “Ancient monuments and art masterpieces set the tone for such an important trip.” From sipping
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OLEG CASSINI OSCAR DE LA RENTA Just Married necklace, $790. Oscar de la Renta Los Angeles, 8446 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323-653-0200; oscardelarenta.com.
Ice Crystals Collection, $58. Bed Bath & Beyond, bedbathandbeyond.com. The English Rose gown from the Oleg Cassini Couture Collection, $3,818. Oleg Cassini, 15 E. 63rd St., NYC, 212-753-7540; olegcassini.com.
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Lauren Wolf Jewelry Six Diamond Star Ring with gray-green kite-cut diamonds set in 18-karat gold, $9,000; Esqueleto Los Angeles, 1298 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 213-947-3508; Esqueleto Oakland, 482A 49th St., Ste. A, Oakland, 510-629-6216; shopesqueleto.com; laurenwolfjewelry.com.
BOSS collection Virgin Wool Tuxedo, $895. BOSS Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 1945, L.A., 310-203-9606; BOSS South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Ste. 1212, C.M., 714-641-8661; hugoboss.com.
Harry Kotlar 4.01-carat heart-shaped diamond ring with melee diamonds set in platinum, $172,355. Shreve & Co. San Francisco, 150 Post St., S.F., 415-421-2600; shreve.com.
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MODEL: BECCA HILLER AT NEXT MANAGEMENT. PHOTOGRAPHY: ERIC GABRIEL. FASHION DIRECTION: ALISON EDMOND. STYLING: REBECCA RUSSELL. HAIR: PETE LAMDEN. MAKEUP: JENNA ANTON AT FORWARD ARTISTS USING CLÉ DE PEAU BEAUTÉ.
ALLISON WEBB gown, $4,975, and veil, price upon request.
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NATHALIE LOVE AND DANIEL Feature PAPPAS INFUSE A QUINTESSENTIAL EAST COAST SETTING WITH THE SPIRIT OF CALIFORNIA
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With the Gothic-style church in the backdrop, NATHALIE LOVE, wearing RODARTE, and her groom, DANIEL PAPPAS, lead the recessional through a grassy path to a family friendâ€™s cottage for a cocktail reception.
Nathalie and her father, en route to the cocktail reception. Above: The church ceremony, with blooms by L.A.-based florist JOSEPH FREE. Opposite, clockwise from top left: Maid of honor LAURA LOVE wearing a dress by TOME. The rehearsal dinner at the yacht club. Nathalie, in a custom EDUN jumpsuit, with best friend GIA COPPOLA.
CHURCH EXTERIOR, CHURCH INTERIOR, NATHALIE WITH FATHER, REHEARSAL DINNER TABLESCAPE (4): LEE MORGAN. LAURA LOVE, NATHALIE WITH GIA COPPOLA (2): PAMELA HANSON.
Actor Nathalie Love spends every summer on a tiny island off the coast of Maine. It’s the kind of place with one church, one ice cream shop and just a handful of locals—her dad being one of them. It’s also the place where she got engaged to her longtime beau, director/ producer Daniel Pappas, which made the idea of a wedding here seem only natural. Planning from their Echo Park home
provided its own unique set of challenges. While Dan was charged with coordinating the music and Nathalie found cottages to accommodate all 147 guests, Nathalie’s mother, Lisa Love (the West Coast editor of Vogue), expertly curated the entire look of the wedding, calling on friends Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte to design Nathalie’s ethereal dress, Lazaro
Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler to create a sequined reception look, and Scott Sternberg (founder of the defunct brand Band Of Outsiders) to work on Dan’s suit. L.A.based planner David Rodgers and florist Joseph Free were also enlisted to make the trek east. “The dress, the people… and the tequila,” says Nathalie, “all represented my love for California.”
On a misty afternoon, Nathalie and Dan were married at the Gothic-style church, which was filled with river birch trees and delphiniums. Following the ceremony, a cocktail hour was held at a family friend’s cottage before the couple led everyone to Nathalie’s father’s home (a converted ballroom that once belonged to an inn on the island) for dinner and dancing. Soft gold flatware, tapered candles, purple clematis flowers and prints of Audubon birds topped long, custom linen-covered tables inside the intimate halls. “The room was filled the way it was always meant to be. It was made for this,” says Nathalie. As for whether the bride will be changing her name, she simply explains: “Love wins.” •
SHOES Francesco Russo HAIR Jamal Hammadi (bride), Phoebe Goulding (bridal party) MAKEUP Miguel Ramos ENTERTAINMENT DJ Ross One CATERING Hank Tomashevski VIDEOGRAPHY Deering Regan
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HARBOR, SHIRTS (2): LEE MORGAN. DRESS STILL LIFE, FLOWER GIRLS AND JUNIOR BRIDESMAID, LOBSTERS, CAKE-CUTTING (4): PAMELA HANSON. RING CLOSE-UP: LISA LOVE. WEDDING DINNER TABLE: DAVID ROGERS.
Clockwise: A view of the quiet harbor outside of the rehearsal dinner. Local softshell lobsters. Cutting the purple-rose-topped cake by baker LINDA MAHAN. The wedding hashtag (with the couple’s nickname for one another, “buns”), emblazoned on THEORY shirts. Nathalie’s ring incorporates stones from Daniel’s late mother’s wedding ring and a band that Nathalie’s mother received from her father on the day she was born. The flower girls and Nathalie’s junior bridesmaid walk on the grassy path to the church. Nathalie’s Rodarte dress and wedding rings by LFRANK. The intimate dinner setting at the home of Nathalie’s father.
A STORIED BEACH HOUSE SERVES AS THE DREAMY BACKDROP OF JILL LINCOLN AND DOMINIC RUSSOâ€™S INTIMATE NUPTIALS
P HOTOG RA P HY BY VALORIE DARLING W R I T T E N BY SARI ANNE TUSCHMAN
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JILL LINCOLN in an ATELIER VERSACE dress with DOMINIC RUSSO in PRADA. As the sun sets over the Pacific, two of the coupleâ€™s dearest friends officiate the ceremony.
From left: The happy couple with their son, CHARLIE, who turned 1 days before the wedding. A selection of small-bite desserts. Housemade waffles with buttermilkfried MARY’S FREE RANGE CHICKENS, served with KENDALL FARMS crème fraîche and blueberry maple.
Celebrity stylist Jill Lincoln and comedy writer Dominic Russo met five years ago, when friends set them up on the sly. A year later, Dominic traded the Marina del Rey sailboat he called home for a place in Venice with Jill (whose client roster includes Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Garner and Kathryn Hahn, among others). In 2016, conversation turned to making it official, particularly because Jill’s father’s health was declining. “We wanted to get married before he passed away, and we wanted to start a family,” says Jill. Almost immediately, they became pregnant with their son, Charlie, and a year later they decided to celebrate his first birthday (which falls in mid-October) with their own nuptials. “We settled on Oct. 14, which is my dad’s birthday,” Jill says, though he sadly couldn’t attend due to his health and passed away just days after the wedding.
Clockwise from left: A setting styled by FIRE AND CREME features linen throw pillows and flora with protea and olive branches. The steps leading from the house down to the beach. Jill’s east-west-set emeraldcut diamond engagement ring designed by LORRAINE SCHWARTZ with her SPINELLI KILCOLLIN band.
The couple’s vision for their wedding was singular: to throw a truly unforgettable Malibu beach party at the famed Gesner Beach House. The bride—adorned in an Atelier Versace silk crepe dress and bejeweled snakeskin Dolce & Gabbana slides— walked down the aisle, followed by the groom (in a Prada suit), who held their son as guests looked on, seated on pillows at low wooden tables facing the ocean. “We wanted it to feel like the most amazing party at a magical beach house, rather than a traditional wedding,” Jill says. The ceremony was officiated by two of the couple’s best and oldest friends, SPRING WEDDINGS 2018
one of whom helped to set them up. Just after Dominic and Jill became husband and wife, the sun dipped toward the ocean, creating a stunning show of color in the sky. Guests mingled and drank spiked aguas frescas to the music of a small band made up of Malibu locals. Later, after a dinner of steak, fish and flatbreads, a DJ got everyone moving on the outdoor dance floor while the sound of waves crashed in the background. • EVENT PRODUCTION Carrie Baker Events FLORIST Carrie Baker ENTERTAINMENT Kaya Ramos and band (ceremony), and Petey Randall, Queue DJ (reception) CAKE HeirloomLA AFTER PARTY Casa del Mar INVITATIONS Urbanic Paper Boutique
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After their “I do’s,” the newly married couple and their son steal a moment on the beach to themselves. Opposite: The Gesner Beach House, aka the Sandcastle.
Love Song DANCE TO YOUR OWN TUNE IN THE SEASONâ€™S DRAMATIC LAYERS AND EMBELLISHED LACE
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Becca wears: WATTERS gown, $2,495. DANIEL GIBBINGS earrings, $2,750, and ring, $6,650. Hat, stylist’s own. Chris wears: TOM FORD jacket, $3,740, trousers, $1,420, and shirt, $825. Bow tie and shoes, stylist’s own.
OSCAR DE LA RENTA gown, $13,990. JIMMY CHOO mules, $695. DANIEL GIBBINGS earrings, $2,250, and ring, $6,650. CROWNS BY CHRISTY crowns, price upon request. Carrington (left) wears: OSCAR DE LA RENTA dress, $1,190. Leighton wears: OSCAR DE LA RENTA dress, $1,790. Opposite: RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION gown, $10,000. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY ring, $4,600. Headdress, stylistâ€™s own.
CAROLINA HERRERA gown, $7,990. CROWNS BY CHRISTY crown, price upon request. Opposite: ISABELLE ARMSTRONG gown, $9,500. FURRER JACOT ring, $2,340. GRACE LOVES LACE veil, $540.
Becca wears: LELA ROSE gown, $6,995, and gloves, $495. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY earrings, $100. Leighton wears: BONPOINT dress, similar styles available.
Becca wears: OLEG CASSINI gown, $1,258. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY earrings, $4,600. Leighton wears: TUTU DU MONDE dress, similar styles available. Opposite: MONIQUE LHUILLIER gown, $11,490. UNTAMED PETALS tiara, $298. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY ring, $150.
Leighton (left) wears: OSCAR DE LA RENTA dress, $1,790. Carrington wears: OSCAR DE LA RENTA dress, $1,190. Opposite: VERA WANG BRIDE gown, price upon request. FURRER JACOT ring, $2,380. JENNIFER MEYER earrings, $300, and necklace, $2,500. Chris wears: TOM FORD jacket, $3,740, trousers, $1,420, and shirt, $825. Bow tie and shoes, stylist’s own. MODELS Becca Hiller at Next Management and musician Chris Norton (see “All That Jazz,” p.25). HAIR Pete Lamden. MAKEUP Jenna Anton at Forward Artists using Clé de Peau Beauté. FLOWERS Hogue & Co.
A Fine Art KOURTNEY JACKSON AND NATHANIEL SMITH CELEBRATE WITH PURE CREATIVE EXPRESSION P H OTO G RAPH Y BY SHANNEN NATASHA OF THE WEDDING ARTISTS COLLECTIVE/NORMAN & BLAKE WRIT T E N BY MELISSA GOLDSTEIN
KOURTNEY JACKSON, wearing a LAZARO gown and a custom veil from THE WHITE DRESS in Corona del Mar, kisses her new husband, NATHANIEL SMITH.
“I’d always been the person that she came to when she was breaking up with someone, or when she was starting a new relationship—I’d always been on the sidelines, like a supportive friend,” says artist and graphic designer Nathaniel Smith of his early relationship with his future wife, art director and photographer Kourtney Jackson. It was during a life-changing lunch break in fall 2014 that Nathaniel talked his way out of the
Feature TBD friend zone. “I basically told her that I could love her better than those other guys,” he explains. A little over two years later, he lived up to that promise, proposing during a meticulously planned day of activities organized around the theme of inspirational artist couples, which culminated in a picnic on the headlands of Laguna Beach. The Los Angeles-based pair chose the bride’s family’s Hemet ranch as the site
Clockwise from top: The bridesmaids wear vintage dresses in a spectrum of gold and earthy hues. The bride holding her bouquet made by florist OF THE FLOWERS. Guests enjoy an alfresco wedding supper.
of their spring 2017 nuptials: “I grew up telling my family that I wanted to get married there,” Kourtney says. They exchanged vows under an arch of their own design, which Nathaniel carved from two pieces of Baltic birch plywood and assembled with his father on a hill Kourtney’s dad leveled with his tractor for the occasion (so that chairs SPRING WEDDINGS
From left: Nathaniel and Kourtney designed the paper goods, which include the phrase “Let the good times roll” in French. The couple wed beneath a structure Nathaniel carved and assembled from two pieces of Baltic birch plywood.
could sit comfortably in full view of the valley vista). At the reception, guests found their seats for the candlelit alfresco meal with postcards created by Nathaniel, incorporating famous modern artworks on one side and table numbers on the other. A five-piece jazz band played Louis Armstrong’s version of “La Vie en Rose” for the newlyweds’ first dance—a song significant to Kourtney, who grew up learning to speak French with her Cajun grandfather. While guests danced throughout the night, classic films including Casablanca were projected as a backdrop. As the evening drew to a close, a small group of the couple’s close friends gathered together by a bonfire while Kourtney’s father pointed out the visible constellations, “so we could always remember,” she says. Mr. and Mrs. Smith embarked on a coastal road trip as a mini-moon directly following their wedding, but celebrated their official honeymoon in September: “We went to the south of France,” Kourtney says, “to see where our favorite modern artists worked and lived.” • PLANNER Love & Splendor FLORIST Of the Flowers ENTERTAINMENT RedShoe SUIT Suitsupply VIDEOGRAPHER Eric Hires of The Wedding Artists Collective CATERING Huntington Catering CAKE Susie Cakes Clockwise from right: The tables are set with spare, organic arrangements. “We wanted it to be simple enough that the natural beauty of the landscape— the things we love most about the ranch—were highlighted,” says Kourtney. The couple embraces amid the epic environs. A guest’s place card features a Jean Arp print, one of several works by modern masters incorporated by the couple.
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MOUSMI SHARMA AND PRITHVI REDDYâ€™S NEW YORK ROMANCE SPARKS FROM COAST TO COAST
P HOTOG RA P HY BY AMY AND STUART W R I T T E N BY ERICKA FRANKLIN
Bride MOUSMI SHARMA diverges from the traditional North Indian red lehenga in favor of a dark pink look by SABYASACHI for her nuptials to groom PRITHVI REDDY.
From top: The expanse at CROSSROADS ESTATE sets the scene for the final ceremony of a three-day affair. Mousmi, adorned with henna and precious jewelry from her mother, mother-in-law and grandmothers. A postwedding family photo.
Set up by mutual friends, finance professionals Mousmi Sharma and Prithvi Reddy had a near-instant connection: “I knew by our second date that I was going to marry him,” Mousmi recalls of the couple’s 2015 dinner at Cafe Mogador in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “In classic Prithvi fashion, he decided to combine a date with hanging out with his family,” she adds. “That night, I realized he just exudes goodness.” About a year and a half later, the New York-based couple flew to Provence, France, for vacation, where, after hours of searching for the perfect picnic spot (and eventually trespassing on someone’s private farm), Prithvi pulled out a placeholder ring which he subsequently replaced—with input from his brideto-be—for a classic engagement ring: a cushion-cut diamond with tapered baguettes set in platinum, which Mousmi later stacked with a ruby pavé ring and diamond wedding band. After returning home, the pair called on wedding planners Kelly Clark Leonard and Cassidy Rae Rios to create their version of “a big Indian wedding.” Although the planners had never executed such a fete, they pulled off the threeday affair replete with a welcome cocktail
Clockwise from top left: OMNI CATERING’s spread, inspired by California’s organic cuisine culture. Prithvi—who wears a custom silk kurta—marries his bride, who he had found himself “constantly rushing back from work to see.” The pair engages in a traditional Hindu wedding ritual. A three-tier cake by Santa Barbara pastry chef CHRISTINE DAHL. Mousmi, who changed into a blue lehenga gifted to her by her in-laws, poses with Prithvi and guests. Reception tables are dressed with LA TAVOLA linens and arrangements by KNOT JUST FLOWERS.
party, the traditional art of mehndi and sangeet (a pre-wedding celebration for the bride-to-be and her female relatives and friends), Bollywood-style dance performances and a Hindu ceremony at the Crossroads Estate in Los Olivos, Calif. Two hundred guests from India, Brussels, London, Dubai, North Carolina and New York gathered to see the pair married by Mousmi’s 91-year-old grandfather, Ganga Dhar Sharma. “Many of the rites are done in Sanskrit,” she says. “He translated and kept everyone entertained SPRING WEDDINGS 2018
with his ‘modified’ vows, which were definitely in my favor.” After the “I do’s” and a first dance to Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” the festivities continued, culminating in a 400-person grand finale of a reception months later in India. “It was a magical way to start our life together,” says Mousmi. • EVENT PRODUCTION Event of the Season RENTALS A Rental Connection ENTERTAINMENT de Bois Entertainment HAIR AND MAKEUP Brianna StewartOlcese VIDEOGRAPHY Mawwiage Films LIGHTING Ambient Event Design HONEYMOON Seychelles
A floral wall of hydrangeas frame KATHERINE BARDIS, wearing CAROLINA HERRERA, and BAY MIRY, clad in GUCCI. Arches woven with roses, dreamed up by MARKâ€™S GARDEN, tower overhead on the grounds of STONEPINE ESTATE in Carmel Valley.
Full Bloom UNDONE GARLANDS AND HAND-PAINTED POSIES TURN HEADS AT THE CARMEL VALLEY WEDDING OF KATHERINE BARDIS AND BAY MIRY
PH OTO G RA P HY BY NICHOLAS WRAY WRIT T E N BY ELIZABETH VARNELL
Clockwise from top left: Inside the reception tent, quicksand roses and calla lilies line tables while lace covers adorn the chairs. The bride held a riot of white roses for the ceremony. Katherine and Bay steal a glance amid the picturesque Carmel Valley estate. The bride’s made-to-order Gucci reception gown.
Feature TBD Sacramento developers Katherine Bardis and Bay Miry met on a blind date, prolonged by stops at two local bars. “There was an instant connection,” Katherine says. Four years later, the couple recited handwritten vows beside a wall of cascading white blooms at Stonepine Estate. “When I saw the aisle and the flowers, I was in tears because it was so much more beautiful than I ever imagined,” says Katherine of the pair’s Carmel Valley wedding. She had hoped the venue grounds would be “exploding with flowers,” but says she found herself stunned by the intricate white rose arches that florist Mark’s Garden devised. Of course, Katherine, of the building firm Bardis Homes, was already intimately familiar with the property specs. “The project required structural engineering, and we had to create the environment down to the studs in the floor, so I knew what it would look like,” she confides. But, nuts and bolts aside, a first glimpse of the artfully unkempt SPRING WEDDINGS 2018
Katherine’s custom gown was rushed in from Milan for the reception. Below: The couple cuts the cake by PERFECT ENDINGS. The newlyweds.
Feature TBD design masterminded by Mindy Weiss wowed the bride as she and her father arrived in a vintage Rolls-Royce. The affair embraced the duo’s respective ethnicities: Bay’s sister read a poem explaining the couple’s sofreh aghd (a ceremonial table inspired by Bay’s Persian background), which was followed by the traditional Greek crowning of the bride and groom in a nod to Katherine’s familial heritage. Inside the meticulously constructed tent, the bride debuted a Gucci gown, a pale-green, made-to-order tulle confection hemmed with hand-painted silk flowers. Bay, also clad in Gucci DIY, led his wife to the dance floor to the opening strains of Etta James’ “At Last.” Their stylist, Mary Gonsalves Kinney, reflects, “There was no going back once Katherine saw the dress. It matched the five-million-flowers aesthetic of the wedding perfectly.” • RING Bella Fine Jewelry STATIONERY Lehr and Black ENTERTAINMENT West Coast Music SHOES Alexandre Birman HAIR Mischelle Navar MAKEUP Kollage Salon & Boutique VIDEOGRAPHER I Do Films RENTALS Town & Country Event Rentals
New Heights MORE THAN A DECADE AFTER MEETING, GEMMA BLEST AND CHRIS GRAY MAKE IT OFFICIAL ATOP THE MOUNTAINS OF SANTA MONICA Feature TBD PH OTO G RAP H Y BY NANCY NEIL WRIT T E N BY CAROLINE CAGNEY
Clockwise from above: The ceremony took place on the estate’s helicopter landing, surrounded by sweeping hillsides. GEMMA BLEST, wearing INBAL DROR, and CHRIS GRAY, wearing TOM FORD, enjoy a quiet moment before the reception. The dinner table at the property’s Tuscan-style villa, decorated with climbing garden roses.
The bride and groom walk through an arch of fragrant blooms while guests look on. Opposite, clockwise from top left: Gemma and her father (wearing a Scottish tartan kilt). A cheesecake dessert from WHOA NELLY. Guests on the dance floor. The couple shares a postceremony moment on the balcony. Gemmaâ€™s embroidered dress. Opposite, from bottom left: AÂ charming place setting. Guests dancing.
A bar in the East End of London was where it all began for fellow Brits Gemma Blest, a floral designer, and Chris Gray, a former managing director at a global investment bank. After a long night of cocktails and bonding over their mutual love for Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code—which they both happened to be reading at the time—Chris asked Gemma out for lunch the following day. “We went to a pub in Hampstead, and as soon as we left, Chris kissed me in the middle of the street,”
Feature TBD recalls Gemma. “The chemistry was instant.” Eight months later, in 2005, work took Chris to Hong Kong and Gemma followed. After eight years of living together and traveling through Southeast Asia (a highlight of which was adopting their dog, George), the couple decided to part ways, prompting Gemma to move to Los Angeles. They kept in touch for two years, and eventually Chris invited Gemma to join him on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. On the day of their arrival, they checked in at a dreamy seaside hotel that had once been a monastery, and at sunset, Chris took a ring from his pocket and asked Gemma to be his wife. “Being apart made me realize that it was unimaginable not to spend the rest of my life with her,” he explains. Adds Gemma: “We weren’t technically even dating when he proposed, which our friends found quite amusing.” The Hong Kong-based couple exchanged vows at Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards before 132 guests on the property’s hilltop location, surrounded by creamy white roses and looming green mountains. Even with some unexpected rainfall, the planners at Bash Please executed Gemma’s vision perfectly, with neutral colors and rustic-luxe table settings, SPRING WEDDINGS 2018
including high-drama centerpieces plush with bright poppies, vines, geranium leaves and flamingo-pink roses. After a sit-down dinner of farm-to-table fare including farro risotto with baby vegetables and Chianti-braised short ribs with rigatoni, everyone took to the dance floor. Bob Gail’s Jump Start played a mean “Uptown Funk,” according to Gemma, but there was no first dance: “We originally chose a slow song, but the bottom of my dress was so soaked from the rain I couldn’t move well, so we just jumped around and had a ball.” The following day, the couple held a recovery lunch at Herringbone Santa Monica with Bloody Marys, lobster rolls and leftover lemon poppyseed wedding cake. •
PLANNER Bash Please FLORISTS Brrch (table flowers), Hayden Blest (climbing roses) BRIDE’S RING Berganza CAKE Whoa Nelly Catering with roses from Rose Lane Farms BAR Pharmacie HAIR Ben Mohapi/Benjamin Salon MAKEUP Yasuko Shapiro
BRIANNA STEWART-OLCESE briannastewart.com. CASSINI PARFUMS cassiniparfums.com. ESKER eskerbeauty.com. JAMAL HAMMADI jamalhammadi.com. JO STRETTELL traceymattingly.com. KAYLEEN MCADAMS starworksartists.com. KOLLAGE SALON & BOUTIQUE Sacramento, 916-228-4372; @kollagesalon. KORA ORGANICS koraorganics.com. KYLEE HEATH starworksartists.com. MIGUEL RAMOS miguel-ramos.com. MILA MOURSI milamoursi.com. MISCHELLE NAVAR W.H., 424-274 3479; maresalon.com. THE NUE CO. thenueco.com. PHOEBE GOULDING 917-562 2492; phoebegoulding.com. YASUKO SHAPIRO yasukoshapiro.com.
BUFFALO TRACE buffalotrace.com. CAPITAL OYSTER capitaloyster.com. CASAMIGOS TEQUILA casamigostequila.com. CLUBHOUSE CARAVAN Emeryville, 510-544-9449; clubhousecaravan.com. CROW AND OAK FARM crowandoakfarm.com. DON WATSON Loveland, Colo.; woolyweeders.com. ELOUAN WINES Rutherford, 844-468-6267; elouanwines.com. FRANCES S.F., 415-621-3870; frances-sf.com. HAL’S BAR & GRILL Venice, 310-396-3105; halsbarandgrill.com. HERRINGBONE SANTA MONICA S.M., 310-971-4460; herringboneeats.com. HUNTINGTON CATERING Pasadena, 626-795-4200; hcmenu.com. JOSH THOMAS S.F., octavia-sf.com. KENDALL FARMS Fallbrook, 760-731-0681; kendall-farms.com. LAZY BEAR S.F., 415-874-9921; lazybearsf.com. LE VIGNE DI ALICE levignedialice.it. LIQUID CATERING liquidcatering.com. LO-FI APERITIFS lofiaperitifs.com. LORI A. STERN Montecito, 805-625-2242; loriastern.com. MANOHAR’S DELHI PALACE La Puente, 626-964-0343; mdelhipalace.com. MARY’S FREE RANGE CHICKENS maryschickens.com. OCTAVIA S.F., 415-408-7507; octavia-sf.com. OMNI CATERING S.B., 805-564-4200; omnicateringsb.com. PAULA LEDUC FINE CATERING Emeryville, 510-547-7825; paulaleduc.com. PHARMACIE L.A., 323-928-2306; pharmaciela.com. POP CULTURE clubpopculture.com. SORELLA COLLECTIVE sorellacollective.com.
CAKES + DESSERT BEVERLY WILSHIRE, A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL B.H., 310-275-5200; fourseasons.com. CHRISTINE DAHL PASTRIES S.B., 805-569-5889; santabarbaracakes.com. HEIRLOOMLA L.A., 855-456-6652; heirloomla.com. LINDA MAHAN Maine, 207-734-6672. PERFECT ENDINGS Napa, 707-259-0500; perfectendings.com. PICCINO S.F., 415-824-4224; piccino.com. SARAH BONAR S.F.; frances-sf.com; octavia-sf.com. SUSIE CAKES susiecakes.com. VALERIE CONFECTIONS L.A., 213-739-8149; valerieconfections.com. WHOA NELLY Burbank, 323-825-1982; whoanellycatering.com.
THE SPIRITS IN MOTION L.A.; thespiritsinmotion.com. TITO’S VODKA titosvodka.com. TRUE LAUREL S.F., 415-341-0020; truelaurelsf.com.
DESIGNERS + SALONS AGL agl.com. ALBERTA FERRETTI W.H., 310-652-9000; albertaferretti.com. ALEXANDER McQUEEN alexandermcqueen.com. ALEXANDRA GRECCO alexandragrecco.com. ALEXANDRE BIRMAN alexandrebirman.com. ALLISON WEBB jlmboutique.com. ARICIE LINGERIE S.F., 415-989-0261; ariciesf.com. ATELIER VERSACE versace.com. BARNEYS NEW YORK L.A., 323-761-5255; barneys.com. BEN MOHAPI benjaminsalon.com. BLUMARINE blumarine.com. BONPOINT bonpoint.com. BOUTIQUE DE VOILE boutiquedevoile.com. BRIAN ATWOOD brianatwood.com. BROCK COLLECTION brock-collection.com. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI C.M., 714-957-6930; brunellocucinelli.com. CABIN shopthecabin.com. CAROLINA HERRERA B.H., 310-288-2100; carolinaherrera.com. CÉLINE C.M., 714-957-1255. celine.com. CHANEL B.H., 310-278-5500. chanel.com. CHRISTINA J. WANG shopcjw.com. COACH 1941 coach.com. CROWNS BY CHRISTY crownsbychristy.com. DOLCE & GABBANA B.H., 310-888-8701; dolcegabbana.com. EDUN edun.com. EMME PARSONS L.A.; emmeparsons.com.
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FOR LOVE & LEMONS L.A., 213-614-2088; forloveandlemons.com. FRANCESCO RUSSO francescorusso.fr. FRILLY frilly.com. GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI B.H., 310-550-5760; giuseppezanotti.com. GRACE LOVES LACE Venice, 424-238-8190; graceloveslace.com. GUCCI gucci.com. HERMÈS B.H., 310-278-6440; hermes.com. HINAL MEHTA Diamond Bar, 909-239-4068; hinalsbeautystudio.com. HUGO BOSS hugoboss.com. INBAL DROR inbaldror.com. ISABELLE ARMSTRONG M Bride, La Jolla, 858-551-1718. ISABEL MARANT L.A., 323-651-1493; isabelmarant.com. JIMMY CHOO B.H., 310- 860-9045; jimmychoo.com. LAZARO JLM Couture, W.H., 424-249-3909; jlmcouture.com. LELA ROSE lelarose.com. LFRANK LINGERIE Venice, 310-452-0771; lfrankjewelry.com. MARY GONSALVES KINNEY L.A., S.F., @mgkstyle; mgkstyle.com. MAX MARA B.H., 310-385-9343; maxmara.com. MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION michaelkors.com. MISSONI missoni.com. MIU MIU C.M., 714-617-6927; miumiu.com. M MISSONI C.M., 714-641-3170; m-missoni.com. MONIQUE LHUILLIER L.A., 323-655-1088; moniquelhuillier.com. MOSCHINO nordstrom.com. NINA RICCI ninaricci.com. OLEG CASSINI David’s Bridal, L.A., 323-452-4367; davidsbridal.com. OSCAR DE LA RENTA L.A., 323-653-0200; oscardelarenta.com.
PATAGONIA S.M., 310-395-6895; patagonia.com. PERRIN PARIS L.A., 310-786-9936; perrinparis.com. PRADA L.A., 310-228-1400; prada.com. PROENZA SCHOULER proenzaschouler.com. RACHEL ZOE BRIDAL COLLECTION shoprachelzoe.com/bridal. RALPH LAUREN COLLECTION ralphlauren.com. RIME ARODAKY rime-arodaky.com. RIVINI BY RITA VINIERIS ritavinieris.com. RODARTE rodarte.net. ROGER VIVIER C.M., 714-435-0015; rogervivier.com. SABYASACHI sabyasachi.com. SAINT LAURENT B.H., 310-271-5051; ysl.com. SALVATORE FERRAGAMO B.H., 310-273-9990; ferragamo.com. SCOTT STERNBERG @scott.sternberg. SOLID & STRIPED solidandstriped.com. SOPHIA WEBSTER sophiawebster.com. SOUTH COAST PLAZA C.M., 714-435-8571; southcoastplaza.com. STUART WEITZMAN B.H., 310-860-9600; stuartweitzman.com. STYLE PARIS styleparis.info. SUITSUPPLY suitsupply.com. TABITHA SIMMONS B.H., 310-276-4400; S.F., 415-268-3500; tabithasimmons.com. THEORY theory.com. TOME tomenyc.com. TOM FORD B.H., 310-270-9440; tomford.com. TUTU DU MONDE Bon Fortune, Carpinteria, 805-220-6600; bonfortune.com. ULLA JOHNSON ullajohnson.com. UNTAMED PETALS amandajudgeny.com. VERA WANG B.H., 323-602-0174; verawang.com.
VINCE vince.com. WATTERS watters.com. THE WHITE DRESS Corona del Mar, 949-723-0121; thewhitedress.com. WIXSON PARIS wixsonparis.com. ZIMMERMANN zimmermannwear.com.
ENTERTAINMENT DE BOIS ENTERTAINMENT W.H., 310-860-9370; deboisproductions.com. DJ ROSS ONE @djrossone; djrossone.com. GAVIN ROY S.B., 805-617-4650; gavinroypresents.com. JUMP START B.H., 310-202-5200; bobgail.com. KAYA RAMOS firstname.lastname@example.org. MR. CHRIS NORTON L.A.; mrchrisnorton.com. QUEUE DJ S.M., 339-221-7033; queue-dj.com. REDSHOE L.A., 323-784-4843; redshoela.com. WEST COAST MUSIC B.H., 310-278-6848; westcoastmusic.com.
THE HOSTESS HAVEN S.D.; hostesshaven.com. JESI HAACK DESIGN S.F., C.M., 714-717-3760; jesihaackdesign.com. LAURIE ARONS SPECIAL EVENTS S.F., 415-292-5032; lauriearons.com. LOVE & SPLENDOR email@example.com; loveandsplendor.com. MINDY WEISS PARTY CONSULTANTS B.H., 310-205-6000; mindyweiss.com. SHELTER CO. S.F., 415-967-3630; shelter-co.com. THE WEDDING ARTISTS COLLECTIVE theweddingac.com.
FLORISTS BRRCH brrch.com. HAYDEN BLEST haydenblest.com. ISA ISA L.A., 310-386-7857; isafloral.com. JL DESIGNS C.M., 949-891-2440; jldesignsandevents.com. JOSEPH FREE L.A.; @josephfree. KNOT JUST FLOWERS Ventura, 805-816-4814; knotjustflowersdesign.com. MARK’S GARDEN Sherman Oaks, 818-906-1718; marksgarden.com. MATILDA’S MAGNOLIAS S.F., 650-731-3012; matildasmagnolias.com. MATRIARCH matriarchla.com. MINDY RICE DESIGN Los Olivos, 310-308-3735; mindyrice.com. MOON CANYON L.A., 213-485-5572; mooncanyondesign.com. OF THE FLOWERS L.A., 323-902-7750; oftheflowers.la. REBEKAH NORTHWAY S.F., 415-335-2205; thepetalersf.com. ROSE LANE FARM N.H., 323-791-1367; @roselanefarms.
EVENT PRODUCTION AMBIENT EVENT DESIGN S.B., 805-886-8444; ambientevent.com. BASH PLEASE L.A., 310-730-6466; Berkeley, 415-799-3290; bashplease.com. BELLA VISTA S.B., 805-966-9616; bellavistadesigns.com. BETH HELMSTETTER EVENTS L.A., 323-653-5929; bethhelmstetter.com. CARRIE BAKER EVENTS L.A., 310-498-2011; carriebakerevents.com. CYNTHIA COOK BRIDES S.F.; cynthiacookbrides.com. DAVID RODGERS L.A., 323-462-5410; davidrodgersinc.com. EVENT OF THE SEASON S.B., 805-705-9727; eventoftheseasonsb.com. FIRE AND CREME Venice, 310-302-9293; fireandcreme.com.
HOTELS + LOCATIONS BEAR FLAG FARM Winters, 530-753-9494; bearflagfarm.com. BELMOND EL ENCANTO S.B., 805-845-5800; belmond.com. BELMOND GRAND HOTEL TIMEO
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Taormina, Italy, +39-0942-627-0200; belmond.com. BELMOND VILLA SANT’ANDREA Taormina, Italy, +39-0942-627-1200; belmond.com. THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL B.H., 310-276-2251; dorchestercollection.com. CARNEROS RESORT & SPA Napa, 707-299-4900; carnerosresort.com. CASA DEL MAR S.M., 310-581-5533; hotelcasadelmar.com. THE CITY CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO S.F., 415-362-2480; cityclubsf.com. CONRAD BORA BORA NUI French Polynesia, +689-40-60-33-00; conradhotels3.hilton.com. CROSSROADS ESTATES Los Olivos, 805-688-3940; foleyfoodandwinesociety.com. CUFFEY’S COVE RANCH Elk, 707-780-1979; cuffeyscove.com. DAWN RANCH Guerneville, 707-869-0656; dawnranch.com. EITCH BORROMINI Rome, +39-06-686-1425; eitchborromini.com. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LOS ANGELES AT BEVERLY HILLS L.A., 310-273-2222; fourseasons.com. GESNER BEACH HOUSE weddingestates.com. GOLDEN DOOR San Marcos, 760-744-5777; goldendoor.com. GRAND HOTEL VIA VENETO Rome, +39-06-48-78-81; ghvv.it. GRAND WAILEA Wailea, Hawaii, 808-875-1234; grandwailea.com. HOTEL BEL-AIR L.A., 310-472-1211; dorchestercollection.com. HOTEL CALIFORNIAN S.B., 805-882-0100; thehotelcalifornian.com. HOTEL DE RUSSIE Rome, +39-06-32-88-81; roccofortehotels.com. HOTEL DEL CORONADO Coronado, 619-435-6611; hoteldel.com. HUDSON LOFT L.A., 213-894-9545; hudsonloft.com. LA MESITA RANCH Santa Fe, N.M., 505-412-9921; lamesitaranchestate.com. LITTLE BEACH HOUSE MALIBU Malibu, 310-456-2400; littlebeachhousemalibu.com.
LOEWS HOTELS S.M., 310-458-6700; loewshotels.com. MALIBU BEACH INN Malibu, 800-462-5428; malibubeachinn.com. MALIBU ROCKY OAKS ESTATE VINEYARDS Malibu, 877-676-7660; maliburockyoaks.com. MANDARIN ORIENTAL, LAS VEGAS Las Vegas, Nev., 702-590-8888; mandarinoriental.com. ONE&ONLY PALMILLA Los Cabos, Mexico, +866-829-2977; oneandonlyresorts.com. THE PARACHUTE HOTEL Venice, 888-967-8832; parachutehome.com. PARKER PALM SPRINGS P.S., 760-770-5000 theparkerpalmsprings.com. ROSEWOOD SAND HILL Menlo Park, 650-561-1500; rosewoodsandhill.com. SANTA BARBARA HISTORICAL MUSEUM S.B., 805-966-1601; sbhistorical.org. SAN YSIDRO RANCH S.B., 805-565-1700; sanysidroranch.com. SHUTTERS ON THE BEACH S.M., 310-458-0030; shuttersonthebeach.com. STONEPINE ESTATE Carmel Valley, 831-659-2245; stonepineestate.com. TERRANEA Rancho Palos Verdes, 310-494-7891; terranea.com. VENICE POP-UP PARK venicepopuppark.com. VENTANA BIG SUR Big Sur, 800-628-6500; ventanabigsur.com. WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS B.H., 310-860-6666; waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com.
JEWELERS ALEX MONROE Getty Museum, L.A., 310-440-7300. ALIGHIERI Alighieri.co.uk. BELADORA B.H., 800-680-9569; beladora.com. BELLA FINE JEWELRY S.F., 415-626-9420; bellafinejewels.com. BERGANZA berganza.com. BUCCELLATI B.H., 310-276-7022; us.buccellati.com. BULGARI B.H., 310-858-9216; bulgari.com. DANIEL GIBBINGS S.B., 805-565-1284; danielgibbings.com.
DAVID WEBB B.H., 310-858-8006; davidwebb.com. EFFY JEWELRY effyjewelry.com. EMILY C emilyc.com. ESQUELETO L.A., 213-947-3508; shopesqueleto.com. FRED LEIGHTON Shreve & Co., S.F., 415-421-2600; shreve.com. FURRER JACOT furrer-jacot.com. GIGI CLOZEAU gigiclozeau.com. GORJANA gorjana.com. GRAZIELA grazielagems.com. HARRY KOTLAR Shreve & Co.; shreve.com. HARRY WINSTON B.H., 310-271-8554; harrywinston.com. HOORSENBUHS S.M., 888-692-2997; hoorsenbuhs.com. JENNIFER MEYER jennifermeyer.com. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY laurenwolfjewelry.com. LFRANK JEWELRY Venice, 310-452-0771; lfrankjewelry.com. LORRAINE SCHWARTZ firstname.lastname@example.org. MELANIE CASEY North Andover, Mass., 781-205-9868; melaniecasey.com. RESERVOIR LA Culver City, 323-300-5309; reservoir-la.com. SCOSHA shopesqueleto.com. SHAUN LEANE farfetch.com. SHREVE & CO. shreve.com. SPINELLI KILCOLLIN spinellikilcollin.com. STEPHEN WEBSTER B.H., 310-246-9500. TIFFANY & CO. tiffany.com. TWIGS & HONEY twigsandhoney.com.
JOSE VILLA Solvang, 805-688-8654; josevilla.com. LAUREN AND ABBY ROSS laurenandabby.com. LAURIE ARONS S.F., 415-292-5032; lauriearons.com. LEE MORGAN leemorganphotography.com. MOLLY DECOUDREAUX S.F., 510-435-6055; mollydecoudreaux.com. NANCY NEIL L.A., 805-415-8227; lovenancyneil.com. NICHOLAS WRAY Sacramento, 916-996-6680; nicholaswray.com. NORMAN & BLAKE L.A., 707-291-3382; normanandblake.com. PAMELA HANSON pamelahanson.com. SARAH NOEL L.A., 310-924-4980; sarahnoeldesigns.com. VALORIE DARLING L.A., 310-571-5446; valoriedarlingphoto.com.
PHOTOGRAPHERS AMY AND STUART L.A., 310-993-6173; amyandstuart.com. ELIZABETH MESSINA elizabethmessina.com. FREDA BANKS PHOTOGRAPHY fredabankswed.com.
GUMP’S S.F.; gumps.com. LP LTD. BY LINDSAY PENNINGTON lindsaypenningtoninc.com. POTTERY BARN potterybarn.com.
RENTALS A RENTAL CONNECTION L.A., 818-883-7368; arentalconnection.com. CASA DE PERRIN L.A., 323-354-4213; casadeperrin.com. FOUND VINTAGE RENTALS Emeryville, 510-473-8419; foundrentals.com. LA TAVOLA B.H., 310-286-1333; latavolalinen.com. PARACHUTE parachutehome.com. THEONI COLLECTION B.H., 310-205-3333; theonicollection.com. TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS tacer.biz.
SPECIALTY ACCESS ITALY Rome, 888-499-5513; accessitaly.net. DA FRANCESCO Rome, +39-06-686-4009.
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With his signature fine-art approach to wedding photography, Jose Villa (josevilla.com) has become one of the industry’s most in-demand talents. Widely published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart Weddings and beyond—making headlines last year with his shots of Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli’s Palm Springs wedding—Villa readily shares the secrets behind his cinematic compositions at his annual photography workshops in his native Mexico. And while Villa calls California’s Solvang home, he spends much of the year jet-setting to capture weddings across the globe. Here, he shares his top six favorite destinations for “I do’s” in 2018. • Villa d’Este in Lake Como makes you feel like you are walking back in time, with impeccable service and old-Italy vibes. villadeste.com. • Amanjena in Marrakech offers one of the most amazing spa experiences you can ever have. You feel like you own the place. aman.com. • San Ysidro Ranch is nestled in the stunning hills of Santa Barbara, with lots of great history. sanysidroranch.com. • Hacienda Uayamon in Campeche, Mexico, is housed in a Mayan structure that dates back to 1700. The front area of the hotel is a wedding dream—the location and pools are just so pretty! haciendauayamon. com. • Soori Bali offers a modern twist on Bali, boasting incredible views and a beautiful black-sand beach. sooribali.com. • Tennessee’s Blackberry Farm is so charming. Drink hot chocolate by the fireplace and just chill. blackberryfarm.com.
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Clockwise from center: MIRANDA KERR getting ready for her big day. The final fitting. The bride with PATRICK DEMARCHELIER, who photographed the wedding. With friends at the reception. The couple’s dog, Teddy, awaiting the ceremony.
When Miranda Kerr, Aussie model, health practitioner and founder of skin care line Kora Organics, became engaged to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in July 2016, she shared the news via the social media platform, naturally. But contrary to the speed at which the popular app operates, the big day (in May) was anything but rushed: The bride woke up extra early to make her husband-tobe’s favorite dish, a turmeric and lemon slow-roasted chicken, before the two enjoyed a calming yoga session together. Wedding prep included a magnesium salt bath with essential oils. “I added my rose quartz crystals to the water for a soothing energy,” she
says, while the makeup regimen hinged on creating a look that was “classic, timeless and feminine” using products including Kora Organics Radiance Eye Oil, RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up concealer, La Prairie Radiance Cellular Cream Blush and Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes mascara, with Kora Organics Heart Chakra Aromatherapy Oil as her fragrance. The couple wed in the backyard of their Brentwood home before nearly 50 guests; the bride wore a custom Dior Haute Couture gown (designed and fitted by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri), and her then 6-year-old son, Flynn, was the ring bearer. koraorganics.com. •
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