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66 HEART & HOME
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70 ETERNAL SUNSHINE Take a walk on the bright side in the season’s most playful silhouettes.
80 SECOND NATURE Artists Zai Divecha and Phil Reyneri say “I do” with a glamping-themed wedding infused with Hindu traditions.
84 COAST TO COAST Californian Hayley Bloomingdale and Brit Dada Stileman reinvent tradition with their stylish Santa Barbara nuptials.
88 SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS A fairy tale comes to life with Alexis Alagem and Ryan Draizin’s wedding in Napa Valley.
On Our Cover GUCCI gown, price upon request, Gucci, Beverly Hills, 310-278-3451. GORJANA earrings, $40. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY diamond ring, $3,500, and band, $2,100. Model JAYDEN ROBISON at Next Management. Photography by MARK GRIFFIN CHAMPION. Creative & Fashion Direction by ALISON EDMOND. Styling by REBECCA RUSSELL. Hair by PETE LAMDEN. Makeup by JO STRETTELL at Tracey Mattingly using NARS.
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31 C FASHION Modern takes on aisle style. Beachy bridal must-haves.
41 C BEAUTY Beverly Hills’ Streicher sisters share the secrets to Mandy Moore’s bridal look.
45 C DESIGN How to plan your big day like two wedding industry insiders.
51 C MENU Savoring the moments at Ellen Bennett and Casey Caplowe’s food-driven fiesta.
55 C TRAVEL A union of art and hearts in Mexico’s Careyes.
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As I write this letter at the beginning of a new year, I have new beginnings on my mind. And, fittingly, it’s a mentality that can also be applied to couples who are about to embark on a new journey. When two people come together and make the decision to build a life in tandem, it is a beautiful thing. But the process to memorialize this union can come with strife and, at times, stress, too. It is our hope that this issue of C Weddings can alleviate that a bit, thanks to our meticulously edited roundups of the best in all wedding-related categories. It comes down to this: it is your day. And while we aren’t suggesting you become a bridezilla (or groomzilla), we are suggesting you take this moment to make sure the celebration is really about the two of you. Speaking from experience—while my wedding was beyond magical with special touches that people still mention to this day, the majority of the guests were my parents’ friends. If I were to do it again, I would change the ratio and make sure the audience was full of people I knew and loved to bear witness. Taking what you, as a couple, want into account will only make the event that much more personal and memorable. In my opinion, meticulous planning for your wedding is a must (feel free to keep this issue at hand as your reference guide!) so you can then let go the day of—and just enjoy! With new beginnings comes a world of possibilities…the road ahead lies at your feet. Where it will take you both is anyone’s guess but not knowing is half the fun and, most importantly, you have a co-pilot for the adventure!
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Jayden Robison “The concept was nothing short of lighthearted,” says model Jayden Robison of the cover shoot for “Eternal Sunshine,” p.70. “I was able to dance through the streets with the most flowy, amazing dresses. Lace and jewels are my best friends!” The Kansas native and Los Angeles transplant has worked with Giorgio Armani and Hervé Léger. C SPOTS • Palms Thai Restaurant in Hollywood is authentic and affordable • Sweet Chick on Fairfax has a killer lavender cocktail • The Santee Alley in L.A.’s Fashion District for bargain shopping
“I love that their wedding so seamlessly blended both Californian and British elements,” says C copy editor and writer Marie Look, who covered Hayley Bloomingdale and Dada Stileman’s Santa Barbara nuptials (“Coast to Coast,” p.84). Formerly editor of Modern Luxury Scottsdale, Look has also written for Gio Journal and Haute Living. C SPOTS • Boutique winery Sanguis in Santa Barbara for clever blends • The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles is a go-to happy place • South Bay’s Right Tribe for leather goods
Diana Rothery “I was deeply moved by the intention I felt among [them]...in such an exquisite setting,” says photographer Diana Rothery of capturing the Big Sur nuptials of Eothen flower studio founder Katie Chirgotis and Jacob Wolf Nelson (“Crossing a New Bridge,” p.60). Based in San Francisco, she has also shot for Google and Method. C SPOTS • Battery Rathbone-McIndoe in Marin County is my favorite place to take visitors • Mount Davidson for a short, serene hike through eucalyptus trees • Bull Valley Roadhouse in Port Costa is a hidden gem
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“We brought together countless small blooms to create the velvety texture that we were going for,” says Sarah Winward, who designed the florals for Bay Area-based couple Daniel Tran and Kenney Duy’s big day (“Love in the Details,” p.45). From her Salt Lake City studio, Winward creates arrangements for events, commercial projects, art installations and individuals’ at-home enjoyment, plus offers private lessons. C SPOTS • Berkeley’s Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar for the Persian breakfast • Sonoma Brinery for fresh pickles • The Turtle Conservancy in Ojai is fascinating and the landscaping incredible
“Ellen is an authentic, talented, full-ofincredible-ideas human,” says Mayalen Larragain of Hedley & Bennett founder Ellen Bennett, whose wedding to Casey Caplowe is featured in “A Feast for the Senses,” p.51. Larragain and Lorea Barrientos comprise Mexico City-based boutique agency Memora Eventos, which made the couple’s outside-the-box ideas a reality. The duo has designed events for Chivas Regal, Montblanc and other international brands. C SPOTS • Santa Monica’s Montana Avenue for a walk and shopping • The Butcher’s Daughter in Venice • Kreation Organic for breakfast and a pressed juice
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What’s Hot As Julie Simon preps exquisite tortes for her eponymous cake company, she may be just as likely to consult images of paintings by Dutch old masters as she is to reference her own recipe playbook. The former media executive, who got her start as a singer-songwriter (following in the footsteps of her aunt, musician Carly Simon, and mother, Lucy, a Broadway composer), began baking as a child, acing pastries before delving into intricate sugar art inspired by visits to European food halls, including those at London department store Harrods. Now she’s teamed up with friend, entrepreneur and philanthropist Gillian Wynn—they met while studying at Yale—to create bespoke confections that evoke the fantastical flower arrangements of 17th-century painters.
“There’s movement, life among their blooms, and also insects and butterflies,” explains Simon, whose handmade exotic bouquets take form with sugar paste, edible paints and petal dust (edible pastels ground into a fine powder). Wynn points out that Simon perfected her baking before foraying into decorating, developing creations like orange hazelnut tortes with praline buttercream and dark chocolate ganache, lemon tortes with blackberry curd, and brown sugar vanilla cake with salted caramel buttercream to pair with her enchanting designs. Simon’s sugar flowers may evoke ephemeral blooms, but preserved under a glass cloche, the toppers offer a stunning post-wedding alternative to frozen cake. juliesimoncakes.com. • EL I ZA B ET H VA R N EL L
“The Klimt” cake by JULIE SIMON CAKES. Left: Simon (standing) and GILLIAN WYNN.
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From left: A seamless indoor-outdoor reception designed by BASH PLEASE. In Napa Valley, San Francisco florist STUDIO MONDINE created airy ikebana-style centerpieces in custom-made ceramic vessels.
After helping produce dozens of issues of C Weddings (not to mention planning her own nuptials), contributing editor Kelsey McKinnon decided to pen the ultimate idea book for design-savvy couples heading down the aisle. Modern Wedding (Artisan, $40) dives deep into every category—stationery, fashion, tablescape design, menu planning, reception decor, gifting and logistics— with examples from impeccable weddings that radiate what McKinnon calls “that quintessential California spirit where old ideas effortlessly mix with the new.” The book features a torrent of previously unpublished work from West Coast luminaries, including the title’s principal photographers, Lauren and Abby Ross; in-demand planners (Bash Please, Laurie Arons, Yifat Oren); and florists (Hollyflora, Moon Canyon, Studio Mondine); as well as invaluable counsel from wedding stylist Cynthia Cook Smith, caterer Annie Campbell and gifting guru Simone LeBlanc. There’s also a happily ever after: “One of the most important takeaways,” says McKinnon, “is that you don’t need a six-figure budget to pull off something that is authentic and beautiful.” • P H OEB E D OH EN Y
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Clockwise from top left. SWEET LAUREL: CAKE, COFFEE + TEA. The bakery’s pastel interior and decor. Pink strawberry layer cake.
Set in the Palisades Village, Sweet Laurel’s first brick-and-mortar serves up deceivingly delicious grain-, refined sugar- and dairyfree desserts—including wedding favorites like the petite lemon coconut and chocolate caramel cakes—alongside Caffe Luxxe teas and coffee. Inspired by a Mayfairmeets-Malibu aesthetic, co-founders Claire Thomas and Laurel Gallucci designed the pink-washed space with velvet, marble and floral details to give patrons the feeling of “stumbling upon an English tearoom in the middle of L.A.,” says Thomas, who, with Gallucci, launched the company in 2015. Come for the keto-friendly brownies, stay for the tempting retail selections (hello, vegan caramel by the jar). 15279 W. Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, 310-442-2722; sweetlaurel.com. A N U S H J. B EN L I YA N
From top: ANNA SHEFFIELD Eleonore pavé diamond ring with halo, $11,750. The designer. Eleonore Delicate pavé and champagne diamond ring, $6,000.
DIVINE DESTINATIONS When California’s bounty of wedding venues doesn’t match your vision, look to this trio of gorgeous locales for “the one.” • The new Caribbean island resort of Silversands Grenada, boasting 43 suites and nine villas, simply stuns with its picturesque white sand and aqua waves. Beachfront “I do” packages include Tesla airport pickups, pampering (private yoga and spa therapies, or rum tasting and cigar sampling), and
wine-paired catch-of-the-day dinners. silversandsgrenada.com. • If a wedding on 127 acres of Maryland’s lush horse country appeals, don’t delay—Foxfire hosts just four large events annually (and a limited number of smaller affairs). The private historical property’s venues include quarries and a 300-person lawn. Incorporate local traditions, such as a morning dove release or charming black-tie crab bake and pig roast. foxfiremonkton.com. • Minutes
from Todos Santos—deemed one of Baja California Sur’s Pueblo Mágicos (magic villages)—is the glamping resort of every bohemian bride’s fantasies. With onproperty capacity for 30 in fully appointed tents, Gypsy Canyon offers options aplenty. Let their coordinators curate an event for up to 125, complete with a shaman officiant, farm-to-table catering and dancing beneath the desert moon. gypsycanyonbaja.com. KAT H RY N R OME Y N
SPOTLIGHT JEFFREY ALAN MARKS in BRUNELLO CUCINELLI and GREGORY O’BLOCK in HERMÈS. Clockwise from below: The flower girl. Linens in a pattern from Jeffrey’s KRAVET fabric collection. Tablescapes feature blue hydrangeas. Custom cocktails by HAMPTONS ARISTOCRAT include Jeffreys Lane, a riff on a salty dog.
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engagement atop an Aspen mountain, quickly settled on the O’Block family summer home on the shores of the Atlantic. “Greg’s father lives on Jeffreys Lane, so it made sense to get married there,” says Jeffrey, who’s based in Santa Monica. Gregory adds, “Jeffrey couldn’t resist redecorating the house as well. I don’t know if planning a wedding and redecorating in four months is the best idea, but…” Soon enough, Jeffrey freshened up the house (paint, wallpaper, lighting and furniture all arrived in short order) and devised an after-hours dance barn from a former garden shed for the intimate 46-guest backyard wedding. San Francisco-based planner Jenna Lam, whom the couple discovered on Instagram, spearheaded a candlelit celebration that introduced the couple’s West Coast friends to the Hamptons, complete with a lobster bakeinspired dinner and a sudden summer storm that let up minutes before the ceremony. “I want to acknowledge that we’re lucky,” says Gregory. “None of us grew up in an era where it was a possibility for two guys to get married in a backyard legally.” • E.V. SPRING WEDDINGS 2019
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The latest from the team behind Los Angeles’ Lombardi House—a Victorian farmhouse turned event hotspot—is a versatile new indooroutdoor venue with undertones of Spanish Revival and California coastal design. Inside, natural light floods through the wraparound paned windows; branching bubble chandeliers hang from the tall, exposed ceiling; and a brass-and-marble bar waits to beckon more than 200 seated guests. Nano doors slide open to the courtyard and patio, where twinkle lights, a fireplace and a Spanish-style water fountain set the vibe for alfresco cocktails. 1323 Highland Ave., L.A., 844-544-6873; casitahollywood.com. A.J.B.
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Plant fanatics flock to Rolling Greens in Culver City and Beverly Grove for the retailer’s varied greenery, eclectic home decor treasures, design services and DIY workshops. Last fall, owners Laurie Resnick and Greg Salmeri revealed their latest project: a 2-acre flagship located in the Arts District. In addition to a furniture/lifestyle showroom, the grounds’ 45,000 square feet offer flexible, stunning settings in the form of a sprawling greenhouse, and a wine bar and cafe, plus the option for a tent that can accommodate up to 250 seated guests. 1005 Mateo St., L.A., 213-271-2047; rollinggreensnursery.com. J ESS I C A R I TZ
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“There was a need for a creative events space that had an aesthetic point of view but lets planners and stylists lend their twist to it,” says Steve Fortunato of Los Angeles-based Hospitality Collaborative, who opened The Harper in Costa Mesa last August. Fortunato, whose portfolio includes The Fig House in Highland Park, tapped L.A. interior designer Cliff Fong and Salt Landscape Architects, along with pieces from Portia de Rossi’s General Public fine art venture, to bring, in Fortunato’s words, “a sense of timelessness” to the venue. Fong blended provincial-style furniture and accessories with contemporary elements for an urbane, sophisticated vibe. Features include bride and groom suites, two gardens and a 6,300-square-foot interior party space that accommodates up to 300 guests. Hosting an event at The Harper also means having access to roomforty and Pharmacie, Hospitality Collaborative’s full-service culinary and beverage operations. 1618 Ohms Way, Costa Mesa, 323-254-4103; theharperoc.com. J. R . SPRING WEDDINGS 2019 THE HARPER’s main salon.
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“In this day and age, the wedding day is something very different to how it’s [been] traditionally perceived,” says Stella McCartney. With her first bridal offering, Made with Love, the British designer appeals to a modern bride, proffering 17 styles, including a double-breasted tuxedo, a high-necked gown with a plunging back and a lace-embroidered jumpsuit. Honoring tradition and modernism, she balances classic couture fabrics (chiffon, lace) with sustainable viscose and adds a sweet touch with a sewn-in “something blue” tag bearing a personal message. Designing wedding gowns is “something that I feel very passionately about and is very close to my heart,” McCartney says. By appointment. 3333 Bristol St., Ste. 2216, Costa Mesa, 657-273-5727; stellamccartney.com; nordstrom.com. • KH AN T. L . TRAN
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1. CHLOÉ Rosie sunglasses, $400, neimanmarcus.com. 2. JENNIFER BEHR Gretel barrette, $152, jenniferbehr .com. 3. LOUIS VUITTON Visionary hat, price upon request, louisvuitton.com. 4. BOSS sandals, $545, hugoboss.com. 5. CHAN LUU Le Baroque diamond and pearl necklace, $495, Chan Luu, L.A. 6. HERMÈS Cape Cod watch, $10,550, Hermès, Beverly Hills. 7. MIKOH Haiku onepiece swimsuit, $218, mikoh.com. 8. GUCCI shell handbag with crystals, $3,980, Gucci, Beverly Hills. 9. MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Mabal sandals, $595, Michael Kors, Beverly Hills. 10. TYLER ELLIS Lee Pouchet clutch, from $1,140, tylerellis.com. 11. ETRO large shell earrings, $312, Etro, Beverly Hills. 12. CHLOE GOSSELIN Diane slingback pumps, similar styles available, farfetch .com. 13. OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH Hanna Leaves flap bag, similar styles available, Maxfield, L.A. 14. PRADA headband, $570, Prada, Beverly Hills. 15. JIMMY CHOO leather slingback pumps, $1,050, Jimmy Choo, Beverly Hills. 16. JW ANDERSON string bag, $2,440, Barneys New York, Beverly Hills.
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FANCY FOOTWORK It’s been a little more than 10 years since Manolo Blahnik unveiled his sleek Hangisi pumps in blue satin, embellished with clusters of crystals on the buckle. Now he’s celebrating his iconic design (immortalized in the Sex and the City movie) with a capsule collection christened A Decade of Love. The seven styles span flats and heels that pop in bright colors and whimsical prints, some emblazoned with a romantic script. manoloblahnik.com. K .T.L .T.
MANOLO BLAHNIK A Decade of Love Hangisi pumps in blue satin, $1,065.
From left: PAUL SMITH coat, $1,450, cami, $295, trousers, $695, and pumps, $495. White jacket, $1,195.
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In creating his polished Tuxedo Collection, British designer Paul Smith took inspiration from longtime style muses like Patti Smith and Charlotte Rampling, as well as a bespoke tuxedo he tailored for model/actor/editor Małgosia Bela. Finessed in silk, wool and satin, the monochromatic designs include variations of the classic tuxedo jacket as well as a double-breasted opera coat, pussy-bow blouse and Derby shoes. “Now seems a very appropriate time to design a collection with a specific focus on tuxedoes for women,” says Smith, adding it “really felt like a natural evolution from the androgynous women’s designs that Paul Smith is known for.” 8221 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323-951-4800; paulsmith.com. K.T. L .T.
Fashion INES x CINER Bethesda earrings, $795.
Ines Di Santo enchants with her debut jewelry line in partnership with Ciner. collection’s whimsical TurnThe motifs draw from her visit to The Met’s “Heavenly Bodies” exhibit during the design of her Fall 2019 bridal line, A Modern Fairytale.
STUART WEITZMAN Gloria midheel sandals (far left), $425, and Sutton block-heel sandals, $425.
For her namesake made-in-Los Angeles bridal line, Katherine Tash creates visual harmony by contrasting a contemporary mindset with timeless style. In her minimalist West Hollywood boutique, lace, silk organza and hand-beaded fabrics give movement to her sophomore collection, which was inspired by the ocean. “The bride I design for is confident, stylish, driven and romantic,” says Tash, who previously designed at Halston. “I try to create dresses that reflect this.” 8627 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310-773-8893; katherinetash.com. K .T.L.T.
Starting this March, brides can walk toward marital bliss with polish wearing new silhouettes from Stuart Weitzman’s bridal collection, including feminine mid-heel sandals, pared-down wedges and sophisticated slides in metallic leather as well as matte finishes in white and blue. 437 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-860-9600; stuartweitzman.com. K .T. L .T.
Inside the KATHERINE TASH BRIDAL boutique.
KATHERINE TASH BRIDAL INTERIOR: EDUARDO FIGUEROA. KIM AND GARCIA PORTRAIT: TIM WALKER. BAYOU: JOE PERRI.
Clockwise: OSCAR DE LA RENTA embroidered tulle gown, $80,000, overskirt, $9,000, and veil, $10,000. 3-D floral motif gown, $55,000, and veil, $5,000. Designers LAURA KIM and FERNANDO GARCIA.
Something Old, Something New Two years after taking the reins at Oscar de la Renta as co-creative directors, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia continue to shepherd the storied New York fashion house forward with their singular interpretation, balancing reverence with modernity. Being entrusted with a decades-old label is serious business, but Kim and Garcia, who also jointly own and run ready-to-wear brand Monse, have managed to win over both longtime customers and newer clients. Casting a wider net seems to be the driving force for the duo, who have now expanded their bridal selection to include demi-couture gowns. “For this collection, we were inspired by the diversity of the modern woman,” says Kim of the five embroidery-rich looks, which debuted as part of the Fall 2019 BAYOU WITH LOVE seven-ball ring, $78, brushed knife-edge band, $364, and high polish knife-edge band, $364.
bridal lineup and are currently available for purchase. They are made to order, with room for customization to satisfy varying tastes and needs. When choosing the perfect dress, Kim says it’s wise to take into account your venue and, most importantly, your comfort. “We find that most California brides respond best to our tulle gowns due to the warm climate, whereas brides having a more traditional church or ballroom wedding often opt for silk-faille versions.” For the bride looking to make an elegant statement, there’s a sleeveless illusion-neck gown with cascading hand-embroidered flowers made of woven silk petals and encrusted buds. Another look nails a whimsical note, combining silk organza blooms with intricate beading and featuring a
“Sustainability is timeless,” says actor and designer Nikki Reed, who melds elegance and ethics in her new bridal jewelry collection, the latest addition to her 2-year-old lifestyle brand BaYou with Love. Launched in September, the seven-piece range includes a gold knife-edge band and a graceful engagement ring topped with an emerald-cut synthetic diamond, handcrafted in Los Angeles and set in gold recycled from Dell computers. bayouwithlove.com. K .T.L .T. SPRING WEDDINGS 2019
strapless, tulle V-neck bodice with a soft giant bow in the back. “Ultimately, we’re after a joie de vivre that came through in Oscar’s clothes,” says Garcia. “We want to make him proud.” By appointment only. 8446 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323-653-0200; oscardelarenta.com. CAR O L I N E CAG N E Y
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Wife-to-be MANDY MOORE walks down the aisle in a custom RODARTE gown.
At First Blush
FOR MANDY MOOREâ€™S ROMANTIC WEDDING TO TAYLOR GOLDSMITH, THE PROS OF STRIIIKE STUDIO CONJURE A SWEET BRIDAL BEAUTY LOOK
Clockwise from right: Floral detailing on the Rodarte gown. Mandy and her groom, TAYLOR GOLDSMITH, pose with their entourage after the ceremony. A mirror selfie with STRIIIKE’s ASHLEY STREICHER and JENN STREICHER, and stylist KEVIN ERICSON. Ashley adhered baby’s breath to Mandy’s hair using eyelash glue. Ashley and Jenn add final touches to Mandy’s look.
Before actor and singer Mandy Moore could even ask her glam squad about her November nuptials to musician and Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith, Ashley, Kristie and Jenn Streicher—the trio behind Beverly Hills beauty studio Striiike—had offered up their services. “I’m pretty sure it was me that insisted I do her wedding look! Like, possibly before her and Taylor were even getting married,” says hairstylist Ashley, who, along with her sisters, began working with and then befriended the This Is Us star four years ago. During a fitting for Mandy’s custom Rodarte wedding dress, Ashley and makeup artist Jenn quickly found their inspiration in the gown’s soft pink hue and ruffles. “It was very romantic and that’s how I wanted her makeup to be. Timeless but not boring,” says Jenn. “[Mandy and I] decided we’d do some sort of flowers in her hair after we saw Rodarte’s latest show; we’re very inspired by those sisters,” says Ashley, referring to the fresh roses in the coifs of the models who floated down the runway in designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s Spring 2019 collection. On the day of the intimate wedding held in the backyard of the couple’s Los Angeles home, Jenn and Ashley, together with stylist Kevin Ericson, readied the bride at home (Kristie shaped her
brows ahead of time). “I think it’s important to feel comfortable and relaxed during the process,” says Jenn, who turned to Tom Ford eyeshadow in Fuchsia Foil and Dior Lip Glow in Matte Raspberry to create Mandy’s dreamy makeup. After curling, brushing and gently backcombing the hair into a soft middle part (held in place by Garnier Fructis’ Extreme Control hairsrpay), Ashley carefully secured flowers from Mandy’s bridal bouquet into her hair. A lacy custom Rodarte veil, pinned in place like a crown, completed the look. Following the ceremony, festivities continued at The Fig House in Highland Park, where the bride opted for a Rosie Assoulin black dress, with ’70s glamour-inspired hair and makeup. An added bonus of having your makeup artist and hairstylist as wedding guests? “I brought a comb and hairspray to the party,” says Ashley. “She didn’t ask me to, but it’s hard to be there and not touch her up!” 9278 Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills, 310205 2600; striiike.com. • L ES L EY M C K E N Z I E
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Bridesmaids don pastel gowns designed by grooms DANIEL TRAN and KENNEY DUY while clutching dried lepidium bouquets foraged by florist SARAH WINWARD.
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Love in the Details
DANIEL TRAN AND KENNEY DUY’S NUPTIALS PROVE IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT SPRING WEDDINGS 2019
Given that Daniel Tran and Kenney Duy are both veterans of the wedding industry, it stands to reason their fall nuptials would exhibit the kind of meticulousness that can only come from the union of two tastemaking palates. The Bay Area-based couple chose the historic, 100-year-old Kohl Mansion in Burlingame as their venue, excited by the prospect of pairing their modern sensibility with a backdrop of stately elegance. Daniel (the founder, editor-in-chief and creative director of wedding style magazine Geraldine and interior design-focused Hue Journal) and Kenney (a hairstylist
specializing in wedding day beauty and the owner of Fellini Salon in Carmel-bythe-Sea) tapped event planner Laurie Arons for the affair, and floral designer Sarah Winward for the ethereal arrangements. The day began with a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony, followed by a Western-style wedding ceremony and reception catered by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering & Events. Here, the finer points. 1. The Casa de Perrin place settings shared space with centerpieces comprising lunaria, rice flowers, blushing bride protea, sedum and various grasses. 2. Inspired by the ginger limeade at SPRING WEDDINGS 2019
the Slanted Door, the specialty cocktail was made of Hangar One kaffir lime vodka, ginger and lime. 3. Guests sat down for a candlelit dinner for 96 in the Kohl Mansion’s Great Hall. 4. “They wanted the ceremony arrangements to feel light and ‘frothy,’” says Winward. “We used rice flower and lunaria to make little clouds along the back of the aisle.” 5. Handmade paper escort cards with calligraphy by Olde York Station directed guests to their seats. 6. Grooms Daniel (left) and Kenney hosted a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony for which they wore custom outfits of their own design. • M .G .
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New San Francisco startup Léon & George makes the process of curating verdant additions for your newlywed nest seamless. Couples can select indoor plants ranging from tabletop ferns to towering birds of paradise, filter based on size and light requirements, and have their selections delivered right to their door—complete with handcrafted ceramic planters in midcentury-inspired silhouettes. What’s more, for each plant purchased the company plants a tree in a U.S. forest. leonandgeorge.com. M.G .
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BACK TO BASICS When Dustin and Hannah Towery were planning their wedding in 2017, the San Diego-based couple struggled to find “well-designed pieces that didn’t feel overly mass-produced or too focused on current trends,” says Hannah, a former visual display designer for Anthropologie. The duo launched rentals company Catalog Atelier last fall with a core collection of minimalist linens, chairs and tabletop accessories—all of which “we would have in our own home,” says Dustin. catalogatelier.com. A. J. B.
CATALOG ATELIER James chairs. Left: Tribeca wine glass and Soho Champagne coupe.
A selection of wedding stationery pieces by IDYLL PAPER.
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LOTUS & ASH moon phasethemed invite. Right: A wedding invite packaged in a concreteand-wood bento box.
Founded by stationery designer Ashling Loh-Doyle Nunnelly, Los Angeles and San Francisco-based creative studio Lotus & Ash customizes every aspect of a wedding, from the couple’s website and escort card displays to guests’ hotel key cards. For Nunnelly, the goal is to blend the digital and tangible to tell a story that’s unique to her clients. “It’s exciting to see couples look beyond the wedding industry for inspiration,” says Nunnelly. “Fashion, interior design, travel and fine arts are having an impact on how our couples perceive the world—and themselves— and it’s been incredible to see how that translates.” lotusandash.com. M .G . SPRING WEDDINGS 2019
“I love having a brush in my hand,” says artist, designer and calligrapher Tara Spencer, who pivoted from art school and her studio practice to launch Idyll Paper two years ago. The online stationery atelier specializes in buttery-to-the-touch handmade paper and wedding suites, including clean, painterly designs that Spencer often executes in oils, acrylics and inks. “I have a lot of sketches lying around, and I’ll fall in love with a motif or element and build around it,” she says of the “happy accidents.” She also creates bespoke artworks for a few clients each year. idyllpaper.com. A . J. B.
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Newlyweds ELLEN BENNETT and CASEY CAPLOWE greet guests at their reception at PROYECTO PÃšBLICO PRIM.
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A Feast for the Senses
ELLEN BENNETT AND CASEY CAPLOWE WED WITH A COLORFUL, FLAVOR-FILLED MEXICO CITY FETE
BRIDAL PARTY, POUCHES, PETALS FALLING, BRIDE & GROOM (4): BIBI THE PHOTOGRAPHER. PORTRAITS AND DETAILS (13): JAKE LINDEMAN.
Clockwise from above: Ellen and her bridal party. CLARE VIVIER designed bags for the bridesmaids. A shower of rose petals provided by florist MARÍA LIMÓN. Oaxacan quesadillas and sides. The bride grabs a quick bite. The paleta cocktail with a cinnamon stick is a nod to Ellen’s grandmother’s version.
Ellen Bennett and Casey Caplowe’s first date was to Burning Man, so it’s fitting that their November nuptials eschewed a traditional ballroom for a weekend-long explosion of color, food and culture. After Good media group co-founder Casey proposed in September 2017 in front of the Grand Teton, the couple chose Mexico City for their destination wedding. “I brought Casey there as a surprise for his birthday a couple of years ago,” explains Ellen, who is the founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based apron company Hedley & Bennett and is half Mexican. “I remember the awe he experienced, so we wanted it to be a full-blown cultural immersion.” While planning, they traveled there nine times, culminating in Casey’s 200-page presentation deck of inspiration for Mexico City-based planners Memora Eventos. In a weekend of surprises, 230 guests, including California culinary luminaries Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman and Mexico City’s Enrique Olvera, were treated to a progressive feast. (All of the food was overseen by chef Daniela SotoInnes of Olvera’s NYC restaurants Cosme and Atla.) On Friday, they took brightly painted boats down canals to the Xochimilco neighborhood to sample local specialities such as Nicos chef Gerardo Vazquez Lugo’s soft-shell crab tortas. Between noshing, guests frolicked in a marigold field specially planted months prior by Memora Eventos. At the Saturday ceremony at Condesa
Clockwise from right: Squash blossoms for quesadillas. Garnishes for the barbacoa. The newlyweds. ENRIQUE OLVERA. Ellen celebrates with Los Angeles-based chefs LUDO LEFEBVRE and SARA KRAMER. Chef JON SHOOK. BIZARRE FOODS host ANDREW ZIMMERN. Chef JONATHAN WAXMAN. KISMET’s SARAH HYMANSON. Fresh fruit cups. The rose petalstrewn floor.
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DF hotel, the wardrobe bucked tradition: Ellen’s bridal party wore boldly colored jumpsuits, while the bride donned a custom yellow-dipped Christian Siriano gown. Meanwhile, Casey’s fuchsia Paul Smith loafers dictated the wedding’s color palette, including Ellen’s bouquet of celosia by floral designer María Limón. Following the ceremony, officiated by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams founder Jeni Britton Bauer, and a celebratory shower of rose petals, guests headed to the grand Proyecto Público Prim. The 100-year-old greenery-filled space’s transformation was inspired by local markets, with food to match. After a toast rapped by actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Oh Joy! founder Joy Cho, guests tucked into a second dinner around 10 p.m., which included chilaquiles and a chocolate dessert bar by local pastry chef José Ramón Castillo. “The weekend had an unfolding quality where people didn’t know what to expect next,” Casey says. Ellen adds, “Everyone left with 10 times more love than [when] they arrived: for the country, for each other and for new friends.” • KA R EN PAL ME R
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FILIPPO BRIGNONE AND LUISA GONZÁLEZ TIE THE KNOT IN MEXICO’S UTOPIC CAREYES
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An intimate wedding ceremony at the base of LA COPA DEL SOL, a massive art installation in Mexico’s resort town CAREYES.
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Careyes, the sprawling private luxury resort town on the Pacific coast of Jalisco, Mexico, is—quite literally—the stuff of dreams. In 2006, inspired by a midslumber vision of a man and woman united by the universe under a setting sun, Italian-born founder Gian Franco Brignone commissioned two on-site art installations: La Copa del Sol, a huge cliffside concrete basin (the “woman”) and, a mile inland, the Piramidion, a stone pyramid (the “man”). At sunset, rays from the basin’s perforated windows illuminate the pyramid, uniting the two structures in a harmony of light. In August, Gian Franco’s dream played out anew when his son, Filippo, joined hands with fiancee Luisa González for a wedding ceremony inside La Copa del Sol at sunset. “It had never been done before,” says Filippo of the use of the dramatic venue, which is accessible by a treehouse ladder and features pristine acoustics.
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LUISA GONZÁLEZ, in PRONOVIAS, at the SOL DE ORIENTE VILLA. Clockwise from above: Groom FILIPPO BRIGNONE and Luisa are declared husband and wife. Guests arrive at La Copa del Sol. The couple at the TIGRE DEL MAR VILLA. A romantic moment.
Filippo, who serves as president of community nonprofit Careyes Foundation, met Luisa, a Mexico City interior designer, when she was a guest at Careyes. “We have a deep love and gratitude toward this place,” he says. The couple invited 350 of their nearest and dearest for a three-day celebration spread across the resort, including Friday night cocktails at Sol De Oriente Villa, a magnificent marigold-colored estate which features Careyes’ signature blend of Mediterranean and Mexican design influences, not to mention a 360-degree infinity pool overlooking the Pacific. In attendance throughout the weekend was Gian Franco, who, at 93 years old, still holds court over his sun-drenched paradise. “My father was there for every event,” says Filippo. careyes.com. • E V E LY N C ROW L E Y
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private outdoor terrace and fireplace—at Hotel Bel-Air is a flawless post-nuptial treat. On your itinerary: a candlelit dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s on-site restaurant, an appointment in the waterfall-adorned private spa suite The Enclave, and a stroll around the famed Swan Lake with
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When schedules don’t allow for an ocean-crossing, time zone-shifting honeymoon, there’s the mini-moon. The abbreviated—but no less luxurious— local getaway to help newlyweds gracefully come down from their celebration is steadily gaining in popularity. Here, three time-tested resorts where you can do just that. • For 130 years, newlyweds have retreated to charming Coronado Island to stay at the Hotel del Coronado. Opt for a roomy cottage practically on the sand at Beach Village, which comes with private concierge, access to exclusive pools and primo sunset vistas. Add an indulgent multicourse dinner, cooked in your dwelling by a master chef. Rooms from $319/night. hoteldel.com. • If timeless glamour is your vibe, a few nights in a Canyon Suite—complete with a spa pool,
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a gourmet picnic basket. Rooms from $545/night. dorchestercollection.com. • For a winning combination of seclusion and Pacific Ocean views, check in at The Resort at Pelican Hill. Up for a tantalizing Dinner of the Senses—in which each multisensory course is savored sans utensils in a private cabana? Or, stay in to enjoy your opulent bungalow (request one numbered in the high 400s), where deep marble soaking tubs fit two, and Italian limestone-framed fireplaces await. Rooms from $495/night. pelicanhill.com. • K . R .
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KATIE CHIRGOTIS, wearing a custom-dyed copper CORTANA dress, exchanges vows with JACOB WOLF NELSON atop a redwood bridge he crafted himself.
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KATIE CHIRGOTIS AND JACOB WOLF NELSON EXCHANGE VOWS BENEATH THE TOWERING REDWOODS OF BIG SUR
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A chance meeting as apprentices on a Santa Cruz farm led Corralitos-based florist Katie Chirgotis and Jacob Wolf Nelson to scale a 130-foot redwood within the Pogonip reserve on their first date. Inseparable thereafter, the couple moved to Barcelona, then Oakland before landing on a plot of land in Santa Cruz County, where they decided to build a small-scale farm of their own. Katie, a Virginia native and the founder of Eothen flower studio, says Jacob proposed in the same tree five years after their initial climb. “When we got to the top, he pulled out a velvet box we both had to hold because we were shaking so hard,” she says. Fittingly, the couple assembled friends and family, including an array of Bay Area creatives, at Henry Miller Memorial Library and its adjacent redwood grove for their Big Sur wedding, held the day after summer solstice. Before dawn, the couple hiked to a coastal jetty, reciting vows with priestess Maria Talbot of Namastemadre to the beat of her ceremonial chanting and drumming. “What better time to begin a new chapter than early morning when the sun rises after solstice,” reasons Katie. “All of our senses were lit up. One side of the jetty was calm and flat, the other side was roiling, with waves crashing. There were two different energies on either side of us.”
The bride and groom share a kiss. From top: A floral arrangement sourced from nearby farms. A hand-drawn invitation by artist ANNA REY. Venue signage. SCRIBE WINERY chef EMMA LIPP paired farmer’s market greens with local cheeses for the reception.
Katieâ€™s bouquet, made by her friends NICOLETTE OWEN of NICOLETTE CAMILLE FLORAL DESIGN, and JILL RIZZO and ALETHEA HARAMPOLIS of STUDIO CHOO, includes locally harvested blooms, grasses and broad leaves.
Clockwise from right: The ocean’s edge where the couple privately exchanged vows. Anna Rey painted tarot cards in lieu of table numbers. Seasonal bouquets in pottery from CLAY. Panna cotta with rose petals and seeds. The couple embraces as the sun sets. Opposite: WILD CLUB textiles dyed with eucalyptus and avocado pits by ASHLEY LOUIE.
Yoga at the library followed the private marriage ceremony before everyone helped prep for the evening reception. As the sun dipped toward the Pacific, Bar Cart Cocktail Co.’s Katie Shea crafted libations with locally harvested elderflower while white-clad guests gathered to witness the couple exchange their vows. (Jacob, a product developer at Concreteworks, built the redwood bridge spanning the canyon creek upon which the couple stood.) Later, they tucked into a farmer’s market-driven dinner from Scribe Winery chef Emma Lipp. After sunset, dozens of prisms tied to the library deck’s persimmon tree cast rainbow rays that danced across the white gardenias in the bride’s hair. “When anyone hugged me, there was this crush of fragrance,” says Katie. •
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LAUREN WRIGHT AND JONATHAN MUMMOLO PROFESS THEIR LOVE AT HER FAMILYâ€™S RANCH IN RANCHO SANTA FE PHOTO GRAPH Y BY M. K. SADLER W RI TTE N BY NANDITA KHANNA
Above: LAUREN WRIGHT, wearing OSCAR DE LA RENTA. Right: Tables set with SIREN FLORAL CO. centerpieces of white spray, garden roses, gooseneck and larkspur await 150 guests.
When Jonathan Mummolo first proposed to Lauren Wright, they kept their news under wraps for 24 hours. It happened one evening after Lauren came home from work to find Jonathan playing the guitar. “I didn’t think much of it, because he plays all the time,” she recalls. He then presented her with a ring he had designed in secret with her sister, Stephanie. “It was sweet and private—just the two of us,” says Lauren. “We wanted to hold onto the moment for ourselves.” It’s understandable, as the couple often finds themselves the focus of attention: Lauren is an author, TV personality, and a lecturer in politics and public affairs at Princeton University, and Jonathan is a Washington Post reporter-turnedassistant professor at Princeton. Their packed schedules meant their on-andoff courtship spanned three years—and both coasts. They first met at Georgetown, where they were both Ph.D. students, with Jonathan eventually heading off to Stanford where he finished his studies. After a three-year engagement (Lauren was at work on her first book, Jonathan on his dissertation), the location for their wedding was an easy choice. “I’ve always wanted to get married at my parents’ home in Rancho Santa Fe,” says Lauren. “I couldn’t imagine anywhere more special.” She enlisted the help of event planner Yifat Oren, founder of Oren Co, and the team got to work transforming the Wrights’ sprawling residence. Because Lauren’s personal style leans minimalist—she opted for a classic, strapless Oscar de la Renta gown for the ceremony—and her professional schedule is so full, she let Yifat and her mother spearhead
Clockwise from above: White garden roses, peonies, rosemary, lavender and sage line the aisle. JONATHAN MUMMOLO, in RALPH LAUREN, shares a quiet moment with his bride. The couple at the reception. The four-tier SUSIECAKES creation adorned with figs and olive branches. Tablescapes include hand-picked lemons and fragrant herb bundles. OREN CO hung Vietnamese bamboo fish traps from the carrotwood trees.
Feature TBD the decor. “Yifat wove in soft pastels, subtle texture and yellow, my favorite color, by pulling in lemons from the orchard behind the house,” says Lauren. To make the most of the scenic grounds, the ceremony took place atop the swimming pool: Yifat’s team built a fitted deck and covered it in jute carpet. They brought in extra olive trees to add to the lush landscaping and lined the aisle with a riot of herbs and flora that appeared as if they were growing out of the ground. During the reception, Jonathan hopped onstage and played a few songs with the band. “I loved seeing the shock and delight on everyone’s faces,” Lauren says. “After all, I already knew what an excellent guitarist he was.” • RENTALS Signature Party Rentals, Found Vintage Rentals LIGHTING LightenUp Inc. LINENS La Tavola Fine Linen Rental CATERING A Miho Experience MAKEUP Chauntal Lewis HAIR Liz Sustaita
TAKE A WALK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE IN THE SEASON’S MOST PLAYFUL SILHOUETTES P H OTO G RAPH Y BY MARK GRIFFIN CHAMPION ST Y LIN G BY REBECCA RUSSELL
JUSTIN ALEXANDER SIGNATURE dress, from $3,960. GORJANA earrings, $40. LINKS OF LONDON bracelet, $275. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY diamond ring, $3,500, and band, $2,100. DR. SCHOLL’S slides, $50.
CAROLINA HERRERA gown, price upon request. GORJANA earrings, $40. LINKS OF LONDON bracelet, $275. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY diamond ring, $3,500, and band, $2,100. GREATS sneakers, $179. Opposite: LELA ROSE dress, $4,795. LINKS OF LONDON necklace, $275. REEBOK sneakers, $50.
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INES DI SANTO gown, $5,680. FURRER JACOT ring, from $930. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY necklace, $1,200. Opposite, from top: OSCAR DE LA RENTA gown, $10,990. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY earrings, $700, necklace, $1,200, and ring, $2,200. REEBOK sneakers, $70. GALINA gown, $449, exclusively at DAVIDâ€™S BRIDAL. LINKS OF LONDON necklace, $275. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY ring, $3,500.
ISABELLE ARMSTRONG gown, $6,200. LINKS OF LONDON necklace, $275, and ring, $275. Slippers, stylistâ€™s own. Opposite: MIRA ZWILLINGER dress and coat, prices upon request. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY earrings, $700.
DIOR dress, $9,200. LINKS OF LONDON earrings, $475. FURRER JACOT ring, from $930. DR. SCHOLL’S slides, $50. Opposite: HAYLEY PAIGE dress, price upon request, exclusively at JLM COUTURE. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY earrings, $700. Shoes, stylist’s own. Model JAYDEN ROBISON at Next Management. Hair by PETE LAMDEN. Makeup by JO STRETTELL at Tracey Mattingly using NARS. Makeup: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $45, The Multiple in Na Pali Coast and G-Spot, $39 each, Liquid Blush in Orgasm, $30, Brow Perfector, $25, Brow Defining Cream, $24, Brow Gel, $24, Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Hopi and Buenos Aires, $27 each, Afterglow Lip Balm in Orgasm, $28.
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ARTISTS ZAI DIVECHA AND PHIL REYNERI SAY “I DO” WITH A GLAMPING-THEMED WEDDING INFUSED WITH HINDU TRADITIONS P H OTO G RAPH Y BY KINDRED WEDDING STORYTELLERS WRIT T E N BY ANUSH J. BENLIYAN
ZAI DIVECHA, wearing a couture SABYASACHI sari, and PHIL REYNERI, in an ADVANI suit. Opposite: The wedding campsite at REDGATE RANCH in San Gregorio.
Feature TBD A close friend of the couple officiates the ceremony. Clockwise from left: BROWN PAPER DESIGN’s flower arrangements feature ranunculus, kumquats and anemones. The ZEPHYR TENTS reception space is outfitted with a variety of potted plants to give the setting a “lush jungle” feel, says Zai. The bride had elaborate mehendi done on her hands and feet.
After road tripping up to Wallowa County, Ore., for a winter getaway, San Francisco-based couple Zai Divecha and Phil Reyneri settled into a cabin and decided to test out the New York Times article “The 36 Questions That Lead to Love.” “We got to number 11: ‘Take four minutes and tell your partner your life story in as much detail as possible,’” recalls Phil, who was friends with Zai for years before they dated. “I told my story up to the present day, but added a future event—that I married the love of my life.” He proposed with a ring whose Old European-cut diamond once belonged to Zai’s late Indian grandmother. The artist couple—he’s a designer who works with technology; she’s a sculptor who works with paper—tied the knot two and a half years later, over a weekend-long celebration in San Gregorio last May. Shelter Co. realized their camping theme, outfitting the hilly grounds of Redgate Ranch with 71 canvas sleeping tents and wood fire pits. During the three days, 130-plus campers enjoyed early-morning vinyasa yoga, group hikes, henna sessions, and amenities like an espresso bar and an Airstream sauna. “We tried to offer the elements that make for our ideal weekend trip—nature, quality time with loved ones, some exercise and self-care,” says Zai. At the ceremony, the parents performed an aarti, a Hindu ceremonial blessing, prior to Phil and Zai (in a couture Sabyasachi sari) exchanging vows and garlands before 181 guests. Later, the reception featured a massive choreographed
Bollywood-style dance with nearly 70 of their guests, led by the bride’s sister, Mia. The entire weekend was, as Zai recalls, “the perfect blend of both Californian and Indian notes.” • RENTALS Bright Event Rentals, Theoni Collection, Found Rentals, La Tavola Fine Linen, R&R Event Rentals ENTERTAINMENT Kelyn Crapp, DJ Asha CATERING Fogcutter, Componere Fine Catering HAIR AND MAKEUP Kelly Jo Makeup and Hair INVITATIONS Zargosy STYLING Bridelan India
Feature TBD “The rolling green hills and perfect level of fog that covered the entire weekend made it feel quintessentially Northern Californian,” says Phil. Clockwise from bottom left: The reception tent awaits a Bollywoodstyle dance put on for the bride and groom by their friends and family. SHELTER CO. set up hidden seating areas throughout the 600-plusacre property for guests to stumble upon. Zai and Phil steal a kiss among the 71 Shelter Co. sleeping tents. The merry newlyweds.
HAYLEY BLOOMINGDALE in CAROLINA HERRERA by WES GORDON and DADA STILEMAN in LORO PIANA at OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH in Montecito. Opposite: The 160-year-old churchâ€™s exterior.
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CALIFORNIAN HAYLEY BLOOMINGDALE AND BRIT DADA STILEMAN REINVENT TRADITION WITH THEIR STYLISH SANTA BARBARA NUPTIALS P H OTO G RAPH Y BY
M. K. SADLER
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Pageboys and flower girls wear Spanish label LA OCA LOCA. Clockwise from below: The couple departs in a vintage Porsche. They walk the aisle before 170 guests.
When Hayley Bloomingdale met Alexander “Dada” Stileman at a mutual friend’s party in Cape Town, he made her laugh right away. It was a sign of more good times to come, and the Moda Operandi communications director and her British beau, founder of London’s Stileman Lighting Design, announced their engagement last February. On a hike in the Lake District, Dada proposed with a flawless, customdesigned Jessica McCormack ring—“I wanted to start with an almost deco style as the basis, but with Jessica’s help the end result was truly above expectation,” he says. Soon Hayley and Dada, who reside
full time across the pond, were planning an October wedding in Santa Barbara. “I definitely wanted something that reflected how I grew up and wanted to share my love of California with our friends, especially our British friends,” says Hayley, who hails from Pacific Palisades. Event producer Stefanie Cove and Company designed the weekend’s festivities, which kicked off with a fiesta-themed welcome dinner (complete with mariachi band, tacos and tequila) on Hotel Californian’s rooftop. The next afternoon, Hayley and Dada exchanged vows before 170 guests at the historic Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church—
she in a Wes Gordon-designed Carolina Herrera gown and he in a blue Loro Piana suit. After departing in a vintage Porsche, the couple, along with their guests, enjoyed a cocktail hour, dinner and dancing at La Pacifica at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. “It was so magical to see all of our favorite people having so much fun,” Hayley says. Adds Dada, “I loved standing next to my wife and telling her just how much I adored her…It was such a happy start to our marriage.” • FLORALS Mindy Rice Design MUSIC Elan Artists (cocktail and reception) MAKEUP Liza Zaretsky HAIR Karina Vega ILLUSTRATION Fin Fellowes
Feature TBD Clockwise from above: The newly minted Stilemans. The bride’s friends coordinate in floral dresses. The reception and beachside cocktail hour at LA PACIFICA BALLROOM AND TERRACE. Tables are named for the couple’s favorite restaurants and other places. The flourless cake by FOUR SEASONS RESORT THE BILTMORE SANTA BARBARA.
Splendor Feature TBD in the Grass A FAIRY TALE COMES TO LIFE WITH ALEXIS ALAGEM AND RYAN DRAIZINâ€™S WEDDING IN NAPA VALLEY
PH OTOG RAP H Y BY JOSE VILLA WR ITTE N BY ERIN WEINGER
STEFANIE COVE AND CO. orchestrates a reception beneath the trees at MEADOWOOD NAPA VALLEY. Left: Bride ALEXIS ALAGEM wears ELIE SAAB and groom RYAN DRAIZIN dons a custom tuxedo.
Alexis Alagem, a creative exec on Netflix’s Original Series team, met WME agent Ryan Draizin through a setup in 2016. Of their first date, at a Century City sports bar, Alexis recalls, “Ryan chose a place where he could watch the Dodgers game.” As it turns out, the two were also watching each other, because sparks flew. Eight months later, Ryan proposed on the iconic staircase of the French Riviera’s Hotel du Cap-EdenRoc during an Alagem family holiday. The couple immediately enlisted Los Angeles-based Stefanie Cove to bring the luxe, floral-festooned nuptials of their dreams to life at Meadowood Napa Valley. The stunning wine region, the bride says, is her “favorite place in the world.” The weekend kicked off with a cozy family dinner at Archetype in St. Helena, followed by an alfresco rehearsal evening at chef Christopher Kostow’s hotspot The Charter Oak. The celebrations continued with the wedding ceremony, held beneath
the trees (Meadowood’s swans even made an appearance), and later, a Moroccanthemed dance party. “I really wanted to have my dinner and my dancing separate,” Alexis says of the reception, during which she changed from her Elie Saab gown to a simple, satin J. Mendel sheath for dancing. “And being in Napa where the food and the wine is so good, I wanted to make it an amazing meal for everyone.” The couple’s 275 guests—including a bevy of bridesmaids in blush-colored frocks—watched them dance the hora as they were joined together by a napkin the bride’s older brother saved from the South of France restaurant where their engagement dinner took place. • HAIR Robert Lopez MAKEUP Tammy Pham SHOES Valentino FLOWERS Kathleen Deery Design DESSERT Sift Dessert Bar
Feature TBD Clockwise from above: Alexis wears J. MENDEL for dancing. Guests mingle. The six-tier cake by Meadowood Napa Valley. Dinner precedes a Moroccan-themed dance party. WEST COAST MUSIC singers provide entertainment. Opposite, clockwise from top left: The smiling bride. Parasols are provided to guests. Paper goods by EAST SIX. The outdoor “I do’s.”
BEAUTY BY/ROSIE JANE byrosiejane.com. CHAUNTAL LEWIS cloutierremix.com. GLAMSQUAD glamsquad.com. JENNIFER SINGLETON umbrellasalon.com. JO STRETTELL traceymattingly.com. KARINA VEGA West Hollywood; karinavegastyle.com. KATIE NASH S.F.; katienashbeauty.com. KELLY JO MAKEUP AND HAIR kellyjomakeupandhair.com. LIZ SUSTAITA West Hollywood; fourfivefournorth.com. LIZA ZARETSKY lizazaretsky.com. NARS narscosmetics.com. OUAI theouai.com. ROBERT LOPEZ Beverly Hills; thechrismcmillansalon.com. STRIIIKE Beverly Hills, 310-205-2600; striiike.com. TAMMY PHAM @tammyphammakeup. honey-artists.com.
CAKES + DESSERT JULIE SIMON CAKES L.A., 310-752-9722; juliesimoncakes.com. PERFECT ENDINGS perfectendings.com. SUSIECAKES susiecakes.com. SWEET LAUREL: CAKE, COFFEE + TEA Pacific Palisades, 310-442-2722; sweetlaurel.com.
CATERING A MIHO EXPERIENCE San Diego, 619-323-2866; amihoexperience.com.
BAR CART COCKTAIL CO. Carmel Valley, 831-229-4132; barcartcocktailco.com. COMPONERE FINE CATERING Emeryville, 510-420-0900; componerefinecatering.com. FOGCUTTER S.F., 415-872-7934; fogcutter-sf.com. HAMPTONS ARISTOCRAT Bridgehampton, 631-383-9617; hamptonsaristocrat.com. PAULA LEDUC FINE CATERING & EVENTS Emeryville, 510-547-7825; paulaleduc.com. SCRIBE WINERY Sonoma, 707-939-1858; scribewinery.com. SIFT DESSERT BAR Bay Area, 707-515-8600; siftdessertbar.com.
DESIGNERS + SALONS
ADVANI advanilondon.com. AGENT PROVOCATEUR S.F., 415-421-0229; agentprovocateur.com. ALEXANDER McQUEEN alexandermcqueen.com. ALBERTA FERRETTI albertaferretti.com. BALMAIN balmain.com. BERLUTI berluti.com. BOSS hugoboss.com. BRUNELLO CUCINELLI brunellocucinelli.com. CALVIN LUO calvinluo.net. CAROLINA HERRERA Beverly Hills, 310-288-2100; carolinaherrera.com. CHANEL chanel.com. CHLOÉ West Hollywood, 323-602-0000 neimanmarcus.com. CHLOE GOSSELIN farfetch.com. CHRISTIAN SIRIANO christiansiriano.com.
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CHRISTOPHER KANE christopherkane.com. CLARE V. clarev.com. CORTANA cortana.es/en. DANIELLE FRANKEL daniellefrankelstudio.com. DION LEE dionlee.com. DIOR Beverly Hills, 310-859-4700; dior.com. DR. SCHOLL’S drschollsshoes.com. EDIE PARKER edie-parker.com. ELIE SAAB eliesaab.com. ERDEM erdem.com. GALINA davidsbridal.com. GIAMBATTISTA VALLI giambattistavalli.com. GREATS Venice, 310-392-0033; greats.com. GUCCI Beverly Hills, 310-278-345; gucci.com. HAYLEY PAIGE JLM Boutique, L.A., 424-249-3909; jlmboutique.com. HEIDI JOHNSON OF THE WEDDING DETAILOR theweddingdetailor.com. INES DI SANTO inesdisanto.com. ISABELLE ARMSTRONG Panache, Beverly Hills, 310-860-922; isabellearmstrongny.com. J. MENDEL jmendel.com. JACQUEMUS jacquemus.com. JENNIFER BEHR jenniferbehr.com. JIMMY CHOO Beverly Hills, 310-860-9045; jimmychoo.com. JOHN GALLIANO johngalliano.com. JONATHAN SIMKHAI jonathansimkhai.com. JUSTIN ALEXANDER AT MON AMIE BRIDAL SALON Costa Mesa, 714-546-5700;
monamie.com. JW ANDERSON Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400; jwanderson.com. KATHERINE TASH BRIDAL West Hollywood, 310-773-8893; katherinetash.com. LA OCA LOCA Madrid, Spain; laocaloca.com. LELA ROSE Jin Wang, S.F., 415-397-9111; lelarose.com. LORO PIANA loropiana.com. LOUIS VUITTON Beverly Hills, 323-782-1101; louisvuitton.com. MANOLO BLAHNIK manoloblahnik.com. MICHAEL KORS COLLECTION Beverly Hills, 310-777-8862; michaelkors.com. MIKOH mikoh.com. MIRA ZWILLINGER Marina Morrison, S.F., 415-984-9360. mirazwillinger.com. MIU MIU miumiu.com. OFF-WHITE C/O VIRGIL ABLOH Maxfield, West Hollywood, 310-274-8800; off---white.com. OLEG CASSINI davidsbridal.com. OSCAR DE LA RENTA L.A., 323-653-0200; oscardelarenta.com. PAUL SMITH West Hollywood, 323-951-4800; paulsmith.com. PRADA Beverly Hills, 310-278-8661; prada.com. PREEN BY THORNTON BREGAZZI preenbythorntonbregazzi.com. PRONOVIAS pronovias.com. REEBOK reebok.com. RODARTE rodarte.net. ROGER VIVIER Costa Mesa, 714-435-0015; rogervivier.com. ROSIE ASSOULIN
rosieassoulin.com. SABYASACHI sabyasachi.com. SAINT LAURENT ysl.com. STELLA McCARTNEY nordstrom.com. STUART WEITZMAN Beverly Hills, 310-860-9600; stuartweitzman.com. TADASHI SHOJI tadashishoji.com. THOM BROWNE NEW YORK thombrowne.com. TYLER ELLIS tylerellis.com. VALENTINO valentino.com. VERA WANG verawang.com. VIKTOR&ROLF viktor-rolf.com. ZIMMERMANN zimmermannwear.com.
CHRIS CLOUSE S.F.; chrisclouse.com. DJ ASHA djasha.com. DJ SAM FRENCH djsamfrench.com. ELAN ARTISTS 888-800-3526; elanartists.com. GLORIA MENDIETA GAZAVE glorioussongs.com. KELYN CRAPP S.F., 817-683-7816. LINDSEY HARPER lindseyharper.com. SYNCHRONICITY STRINGS Bay Area, 510-367-0979; synchrostrings.com. WEST COAST MUSIC Beverly Hills, 310-278-6848; westcoastmusic.com.
EVENT PRODUCTION BASH PLEASE L.A., 310-730-6466; Berkeley, 415-799-3290; bashplease.com. JENNA LAM EVENTS S.F., 415-504-3545;
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jennalamevents.com. KATHLEEN DEERY DESIGN S.F., 415-442-5010; kathleendeerydesign.com. LAURIE ARONS SPECIAL EVENTS S.F., 415-292-5032; lauriearons.com. MARIAH GREEN WEDDINGS & EVENTS Big Sur, Carmel Valley; mariahgreenevents.com. MEMORA EVENTOS Mexico City, Mexico; memoraeventos.com. MINDY RICE DESIGN Santa Barbara; L.A., 310-308-3735; mindyrice.com. OREN CO L.A., 323-969-8656, N.Y., 917-601-3630; orenco.co. SHELTER CO. S.F., 415-967-3630; shelter-co.com. STEFANIE COVE AND CO. West Hollywood, 323-509-4617; stefaniecove.com.
FLORISTS BROWN PAPER DESIGN Berkeley, 415-494-7956; brownpaperdesign.com. HIGH CAMP SUPPLY 415-770-2360; highcampsupply.com. MARÍA LIMÓN Mexico City, Mexico; marialimon.com. NICOLETTE CAMILLE FLORAL DESIGN Brooklyn, N.Y.; nicolettecamille.com. ONLYROSES Beverly Hills, 424-278-1111; only-roses.com. SARAH WINWARD sarahwinward.com. SIREN FLORAL CO. sirenfloralco.com. STUDIO CHOO S.F., Newport, R.I.; studiochoo.com. WILD CLUB wildclubdesign.com.
HOTELS + VENUES THE BEVERLY HILLS HOTEL Beverly Hills, 310-276-2251; dorchestercollection.com. CAREYES Careyes, Mexico, +52 315-351-0322; careyes.com. CASITA HOLLYWOOD L.A., 844-544-6873; casitahollywood.com. THE CHARTER OAK St. Helena, 707-302-6996; thecharteroak.com. CHILEAN BAY RESORT & RESIDENCES Los Cabos, Mexico, +52 624-1049600; aubergeresorts.com. THE CITY CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO S.F., 415-362-2480; cityclubsf.com. CONDESA DF Mexico City, Mexico; condesadf.com. THE FIG HOUSE L.A., 323-254-4103; fighousela.com. FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LOS ANGELES AT BEVERLY HILLS L.A., 310-273-2222; fourseasons.com/losangeles. FOUR SEASONS LANAI Lanai City, Hawaii, 808-565-2000; fourseasons.com/lanai. FOUR SEASONS RESORT THE BILTMORE SANTA BARBARA Santa Barbara, 805-969-2261; fourseasons.com/santabarbara. FOXFIRE Monkton, Md., 202-213-3793; foxfiremonkton.com. GYPSY CANYON Baja California Sur, Mexico; gypsycanyonbaja.com. THE HARPER Costa Mesa, 323-254-4103; theharperoc.com. HENRY MILLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY Big Sur, 831-667-2574; henrymiller.org. HOTEL BEL-AIR L.A., 310-472-1211; dorchestercollection.com.
HOTEL CALIFORNIAN Santa Barbara, 805-882-0100; thehotelcalifornian.com. HOTEL DEL CORONADO Coronado, 619-435-6611; hoteldel.com. KOHL MANSION Burlingame, 650-762-1137; kohlmansion.com. LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB, A WALDORF ASTORIA HOTEL La Quinta, 760-564-4111; laquintaresort.com. MALIBU BEACH INN Malibu, 310-651-7777; malibubeachinn.com. MEADOWOOD NAPA VALLEY St. Helena, 707-531-4788; meadowood.com. OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL CHURCH Montecito, 805-969-6868; mtcarmelsb.com. PROYECTO PÚBLICO PRIM Mexico City, Mexico. THE RANCH AT LAGUNA BEACH Laguna Beach, 800-223-3309; theranchlb.com. ROLLING GREENS ON MATEO L.A., 213-271-2047; rollinggreensnursery.com. REDGATE RANCH San Gregorio, 650-747-0812; redgateranch.info. THE RESORT AT PELICAN HILL Newport Coast, 888-507-6427; pelicanhill.com. SILVERSANDS GRENADA St. George, 473-533-8888; silversandsgrenada.com. SOUTH COAST PLAZA Costa Mesa, 800-782-8888; southcoastplaza.com. WALDORF ASTORIA LAS VEGAS Las Vegas, 702-590-8888; waldorfastorialasvegas.com.
JEWELERS AMBER SAKAI ambersakai.com. ANNA SHEFFIELD West Hollywood, 310-596-3596; annasheffield.com. ASHLEY ZHANG
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ashleyzhangjewelry.com. AZLEE azleejewelry.com. BAYOU WITH LOVE bayouwithlove.com. CARTIER cartier.com. CH PREMIER JEWELERS Palo Alto, 650-223-0888; chpremier.com. CHAN LUU Century City, 424-313-8505; chanluu.com. DAUPHIN Goop Lab L.A., 310-260-4072; maisondauphin.com. DAVID YURMAN Beverly Hills, 310-888-8618; davidyurman.com. EF COLLECTION efcollection.com. ESQUELETO L.A., 213-947-3508; shopesqueleto.com. ETRO Beverly Hills, 310-248-2855; etro.com. FERNANDO JORGE fernandojorge.co.uk. FOREVERMARK forevermark.com. FURRER JACOT Shreve & Co., Palo Alto, 650-327-2211; furrerjacot.com. GLEIM THE JEWELER Palo Alto, 650-325-3533; gleimjewelers.com. GORJANA Newport Beach, 949-662-6101; gorjana.com. GRAFF S.F., 415-926-7000; graff.com. HARRY KOTLAR Shreve & Co., S.F., 415-421-2600; shreve.com. HARRY WINSTON Costa Mesa, 714-371-1910; harrywinston.com. HERMÈS Beverly Hills, 310-278-6440; hermes.com. JACQUIE AICHE jacquieaiche.com. JANE TAYLOR
janetaylor.com. JESSICA McCORMACK jessicamccormack.com. LINKS OF LONDON linksoflondon.com. LAUREN WOLF JEWELRY Esqueleto, Oakland, 510-629-6216; shopesqueleto.com. NOUVEL HERITAGE nouvelheritage.com. ROLEX rolex.com. SARAH & SEBASTIAN sarahandsebastian.com. SHREVE & CO. shreve.com. SPINELLI KILCOLLIN spinellikilcollin.com. STEPHEN SILVER Menlo Park, 650-292-0612; shsilver.com. TIFFANY & CO. Beverly Hills, 310-273-8880; tiffany.com.
PHOTOGRAPHERS BIBI THE PHOTOGRAPHER bibithephotographer.com. DIANA ROTHERY WEDDINGS dianarotheryweddings.com. ELIZABETH MESSINA PHOTOGRAPHY elizabethmessina.com. I DO. I DO. STUDIO NYC idoidonyc.com. JOSE VILLA josevilla.com. KINDRED WEDDING STORYTELLERS kindredweddings.co. M. K. SADLER mksadler.com. VALERIA BROSS PHOTOGRAPHY valeriabross.com.
REGISTRY + HOME BLOOMINDALE’S bloomingdales.com. CLAY pieceofclay.co. DIPTYQUE diptyqueparis.com.
GARDE L.A., 323-424-4667; Summerland, 805-845-8384; gardeshop.com. LÉON & GEORGE leonandgeorge.com. SCANDIA HOME scandiahome.com. SERENA AND LILY serenaandlily.com.
RENTALS BRIGHT EVENT RENTALS bright.com. BROADWAY PARTY RENTALS N.Y., 718-821-4000; broadwaypartyrentals.com. CASA DE PERRIN L.A., 323-354-4213; casadeperrin.com. CATALOG ATELIER catalogatelier.com. FOUND VINTAGE RENTALS foundrentals.com. FRANCES LANE S.F., 415-275-1347; franceslane.com. ILLUSIONS LIGHTING DESIGN Sonoma, 707-938-4382; Illusionslighting.com. JEFFREY ALAN MARKS FOR KRAVET kravet.com. LA TAVOLA FINE LINEN RENTAL latavolalinen.com. LIGHTENUP INC. L.A., 310-670-8515; lightenupinc.com. PARTY RENTAL LTD. New Jersey, 844-464-4776; partyrentalltd.com. R&R EVENT RENTALS 510-585-7160; ramanandraveen.com. SIGNATURE PARTY RENTALS Santa Ana, 714-545-6777; Indio, 760-863-0671; signatureparty.com. THE ARK RENTALS thearkrentals.com. THEONI COLLECTION theonicollection.com. URBAN PARLOUR S.F., 415-442-5010; urbanparlour.com.
ZEPHYR TENTS Berkeley, 510-559-8694; zephyrtents.com.
SPECIALTY AWAY awaytravel.com. BRIDELAN INDIA bridelan.com. NAMASTEMADRE Truckee, 530-448-7190; namastemadre.com. THE PRIVATE SUITE L.A., theprivatesuite.com. STEAMLINE LUGGAGE steamlineluggage.com. THE URBAN & THE MYSTIC theurbanandthemystic.com.
STATIONERY ANNA REY annarey.com. ARTEMIS PRINT DESIGNS artemisartemis.com. EAST SIX INVITATIONS eastsix.com. FIN FELLOWES finfellowes.com. IDYLL PAPER idyllpaper.com. LOTUS & ASH lotusandash.com. MOLESKINE moleskine.com. OLDE YORK STATION oldeyorkstation.com. SCRIPT MERCHANT scriptmercantile.com. SUGAR PAPER L.A.; sugarpaper.com. ZARGOSY zargosy.com.
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CARMEL ROMANCE IS IN THE AIR IN MONTEREY COUNTY, FROM THE REDWOOD GROVES TO THE BREEZY BEACHES
EDI TED BY ANUSH J. BENLIYAN AND REBECCA RUSSELL
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C Insiders ALLIE BRODY & ROB RUNKEL
BEACH AND PORTRAIT (2): PAIGE JONES.
ALLIE BRODY and ROB RUNKEL host a welcome party on CARMEL RIVER STATE BEACH on the eve of their nuptials.
“Carmel holds her favorite childhood memories,” says Rob Runkel of his college sweetheart, Allie Brody, whom he wed last summer amid the redwood groves of the Santa Lucia Preserve. The Bash Please-produced weekend began with a barefoot welcome party in the sand featuring cozy day beds, blankets, live-fire paella and a perfect sunset. “It’s a sacred and beautiful destination—one of those ‘get there fast and take it slow’ places,” says Allie. Here, the Palo Alto-based couple’s favorite Carmel haunts. • Cottage of Sweets is a magical place right near the beach. cottageofsweets.com. • Carmel Wine Walk bythe-Sea takes you to about 14 wine-tasting rooms. Our favorite is Holman Ranch. winewalkcarmel.com. • Tancredi & Morgen is a must-visit for home goods and specialty items. tancrediandmorgen.com. • Carmel River State Beach for the views—perfect for a beach party. • Baja Cantina & Grill has the best chips and salsa in the world— not to mention their margaritas and funky vibes. carmelcantina.com. • Folktale Winery and Vineyards for the outdoor seating and live music. folktalewinery.com.
Newlyweds JACQUES BERGERAC and GINGER ROGERS at LA QUINTA RESORT & CLUB, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT (formerly La Quinta Hotel).
Ginger Rogers and Jacques Bergerac, 1953 Famous for being, among other things, the woman who did everything Fred Astaire did, but backward and in high heels, screen legend Ginger Rogers met dashing French actor Jacques Bergerac while on vacation in France in 1952. The two tied the knot a year later on Feb. 7, 1953, before a waterfall in the vintage casita section of the grounds at La Quinta Hotel, celebrating later with a reception at the Racquet Club. Bergerac, 25, was Rogers’ fourth husband (she was 41 at the time) but not her last; the two divorced four years later. “When two people love each other, they don’t look at each other,
they look in the same direction,” Rogers once said. The glamorous pair wasn’t the only Hollywood royalty to flock to the property: It wasn’t long after Walter H. Morgan opened the luxury getaway in 1926 that the likes of Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford and Clark Gable were taking up residence. Today, 93 years on, couples continue to stage their own big days at the lush 45-acre La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, dotted with venues ranging from historic ballrooms to Spanish courtyards and surrounded by the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains. laquintaresort.com. • M.G.
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