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s the finale dress of the Rodarte Spring 2009 collection floated down the runway at New York’s Gagosian Gallery, Vogue magazine’s newly engaged West Coast Fashion Editor Lawren Howell sat transfixed. “I luckily knew the designers from work and after the show, I called to see if they thought the dress could be transformed into a wedding gown.” Howell was married to Kristopher Moller last fall in San Francisco in the designers’ answer: a custom Rodarte silk tulle one-shoulder gown layered with inter-worked sequin panels. The dove grey tint, which was achieved using an intricate dip-dye technique, set the tone for the rustic yet refined affair. L.A.’s Gregory Parkinson designed the bridesmaid gowns in a palette of “dusty and destroyed ballet colors,” while guests were shuttled from the chapel to S.F.’s stately Ferry Building in eco-friendly yellow school buses. ABOVE Lawren Howell in her custom Rodarte One hundred and fifty guests wedding dress. BELOW The scene at S.F.’s dined along narrow tablescapes Ferry Building. RIGHT lined with homemade mossThe bride and groom. covered clay pots and the family’s heirloom silver before heading next door to Sinbad’s for an oldfashioned after-party. “Nothing was too over-the-top or too serious. I just wanted it to be beautiful,” says Howell. K.M.

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what’s hot C Christian Louboutin Alta Rita shoe, $1,795, christianlouboutin.com.

Jimmy Choo Macy shoe, $875, jimmychoo.com.

Brian Atwood Kendall shoe, $775, brianatwood.com.

Manolo Blahnik crystal Minia shoe, $865, neimanmarcus.com.

Silver Belles

A hint of sheen from heel to toe takes a wedding shoe from simply pretty to pretty spectacular. Here, the four most dream-worthy slippers for the big day Weddings 2010

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alifornia means year-round outdoor weddings. Here, some of the state’s top planners share their fave open-air locales. • Dunfillan Ruins at Kunde Family Estate in Kenwood: “It feels romantic, old-world and magical all at the same time,” says Kristi Amoroso. • Malibu’s Gull’s Way, Dick Clark’s estate: “The 180-degree view of the ocean allows for the combination of water on one side, gorgeous landscaping on the other,” says Mindy Weiss. • The Boathouse at Manka’s Inverness Lodge in Inverness: “The long aisle that leads out over the water takes your breath away,” says Robert Smith of Laurels Events. • Beaulieu Garden in Rutherford. “The most mammoth landscaping and perfectly manicured greenery,” says Sharon Sacks. • Big Red Barn at Rancho Dos Rios in Ojai: “Surrounded by amazing oak trees set in a field with mountains as the backdrop,” says Tony Schubert of Event Eleven. • The Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens in Pasadena: “The gardens and lawns are beautifully manicured, and each area has a very different feel,” says Yifat Oren. See Resource Guide for planner and location details. ELIZABETH JENKINS

Heidi Mayne of Red25Events recommends Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs.

Very Gifted Mannin Monogram cuff bracelet

Golden Sign Look no further than the Mannin Monogram Series for a timeless spouse’s gift. Available in 18k or rose gold, the collection includes bracelets, cuff links and signet rings, all gleam­ ing with brand­new initials. brokenenglish jewelry.com. A.S.

West Elm throw, $69, westelm.com. A.S.

Lights, Camera...Action! Document the big day with the award-winning, Ventura-based camera crew at Paradise Film and Video. paradisefilmandvideo.com.

giftbag: nicole lamotte

Guests will travel far and wide to find these local goodies waiting at check­in: 479 popcorn, 479popcorn.com. Iomoi tote, $88, iomoi.com. Joseph Swan 2007 Pinot Noir, $28, swanwinery.com. Aquiesse candle, $22, colchahome.com. Social Primer playing cards, $45, socialprimer.com. Valerie toffee, $42, valerieconfections.com. Roost Birch glasses, $64 each, velocity artanddesign.com. Olivina hand creme, $18, olivinanapavalley.com. The Little Big Book of California, $25, gumps.com.

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Talk about a marriage made in heaven! This stylish wedding organizer is designed by Russell + Hazel with content developed by former Martha Stewart Weddings editor Anne Chertoff. russellandhazel.com. A.S.

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Five custom invitations sure to get a “Yes!” FROM LEFT Delphine (delphinepress.com). Soolip Paperie & Press (soolip.com). Sugar Paper L.A. (sugarpaper. com). Elizabeth Hubbell Studio (elizabeth hubbellstudio.com). Wiley Valentine (wiley valentine.com). A.S.

only the best for your baubles on their way down the aisle: the White + Warren cashmere ring pillow, pictured here in ivory and available in a variety of colors. $50, whiteandwarren.com. A.S.

RUSSELL + HAZEL Wedding Organizer, $75. Leather stash sack in gold, $30.

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rom feathers to lavender, weddings are showcasing more individual touches than ever before thanks to a new wave of California event planners. San Francisco’s Alison Hotchkiss (alisonevents.com) specializes in weddings that make the most of NorCal’s noted settings—from museums to estates, barns to vineyards. “We try to be one with the space,” says Hotchkiss. In Santa Barbara, Kim Curtis and Ashley Alleman (toastsantabarbara.com) design weddings that incorporate personal elements. “For one reception,” says Curtis, “we set out the groom’s vintage typewriters for guests to compose messages to the couple.” L.A. planner Kate Fujimoto (katefujimoto.com) brings her background in fashion—having worked for Marc Jacobs and Trina Turk—to her weddings. “I find beauty in simplicity,” says Fujimoto, “which doesn’t mean bare bones, but just a certain level of taste and balance.” E.J.

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From soft and simple gowns suited for a ceremony on the beach to full-on allure for a city affair, there’s a dress to suit the style of every California bride EDITED BY SAMANTHA TRAINA

Monique lhuillier chantilly lace and silk gown, moniquelhuillier.com. Vera Wang ivory silk chiffon gown, Vera Wang, l.A., 323-602-0174. oscar de la Renta organza gown, oscar de la Renta, l.A., 323-653-0200.


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fashion Beverly Hills Glamour The crucial dress ingredients for a Beverly Hills bride: shapely but sophisticated silhouettes, glints of dreamy sparkle and high fashion detailing.

FRoM lEFT J. Mendel silk crepe gown, $5,480, jmendel.com. Monique lhuillier lace gown, $6,160, moniquelhuillier. com. Vera Wang French tulle gown, Vera Wang, l.A., 323-602-0174.

FRoM ToP Vera Wang gown, $6,990, Vera Wang, l.A., 323-602-0174. Carolina Herrera gown, $8,990, carolinaherrera. com. Christian Dior Haute Couture gown, by special order, 800-929-DIoR.

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Flattering beach-bound nuptials, light, flowing fabrics and a softer style suit the Malibu marriage.

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The gold Coast girl stays true to tradition with full skirts, lengthy trains and a flair for classic Old World glam. FRoM lEFT ChloĂŠ

gown, chloe.com. Temperley london gown, $4,995, Temperley london, l.A., 323-7828000. Carolina Herrera gown, $3,590, carolinaherrera.com.

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About A Dress Monique Lhuillier offers angelic alternatives for the altar-bound

o splurge or not to splurge on the handembroidered, designer dress with the cathedrallength train? For matrimony mastermind Monique Lhuillier, the sophisticated finery shouldn’t stop at the end of the aisle, and so, the inspiration for Bliss, Lhuillier’s new gentlypriced line of chapel-going attire with all the tiered bodices and billowing skirts we’ve come to expect from California’s preeminent wedding gown designer. “Yes, your wedding should be a fantasy, but your dress should also reflect your everyday life and style,” says the 37year-old designer, though this welcome dose of reason is quickly forgotten after a visit to her 750-square-foot Melrose Place flagship, a veritable couture candy store for any bride-to-be. Released last fall, the 15-piece Bliss line was inspired by life outside of New York’s fashion arena. “I like being away from the rest of the industry. You have your own perspective here and aren’t constantly influenced by everyone else.” Taking cues from the Golden State’s muse-worthy landscape, this Bel Air resident’s soft couture gowns are created in her 32,000-square-foot headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles, while the Bliss line is sewn bELOw Delicate lace overseas to keep costs down (the line retails details and full A-line from $2,300 to $3,500 compared to gowns of silhouettes seen in Lhuillier’s runway $20,000 or more for the main collection). collection inspired Long before the Melrose boutique, Lhuillier the new bliss line.

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first made her mark in the late ’90s as a maverick FIDM grad on the bridal convention scene, rescuing the wedding dress from its chiffon time warp. “I love that California brides are fashion-savvy and willing to take chances,” she says. High-profile customers from Angelina Jolie to Drew Barrymore have all turned to the couturier for her quintessential Moniquons: tiered strapless silhouettes, hand tufting and delicate embellishments. But recent collections have unveiled some nontraditional and decidedly fashion-forward motifs in longer sleeves, shorter hemlines and bold one-shoulder styles. Seamlessly expanding into ready-to-wear, accessories, china and home decor, her stylish empire is on the verge of becoming—for lack of a better term—unbridled. And now that brides can opt for a whole Monique wedding right down to the registry, matrimonial bliss is almost guaranteed. KELSEY McKINNON

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hat a bride selects to wear in her hair follows close behind the importance of the dress itself. Hair accessories can create refinement, push a look forward with playfulness or simply match a mood. From fresh flowers to jewel-encrusted tiaras, the options are limitless. Here, Santa Monica-based writer Elizabeth Khuri Chandler completed her bridal look with a feather accent for her Santa Barbara nuptials. Also, a few fine jewelry houses prove a diamond brooch set into coiffed locks may just be the pièce de rÊsistance. J.M.H.

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Beauty & The Bride Golden State hair and makeup artists primp their clients to wedding day perfection


lan as we might, unforeseen wedding day crises may pop up, from pesky blemishes to humid hair frizz. Luckily, three of California’s most coveted stylists and artists are up to the task: Brow and makeup expert Kristie Streicher flits between coasts for clients Julia Roberts, Lindsay Lohan and Molly Sims, and works weddings from Mexico to L.A. Streicher adapts a “soft and flawless” bridal makeup strategy to specific climates, with day-of hydrating masks and lip exfoliation. Eyebrows are done two weeks to two days prior. Meanwhile, Fiore Beauty Founder Jaimi Brooks (former manicurist for Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez) curates her we-come-to-you pool of SoCal beauty experts for wedding

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day prep or bachelorette parties with makeup, hair, nails, massage—not to mention music playlists and sweet treats. In La Jolla, Privé salon vet and portfolio artist/educator for L’Oréal, Travis Parker’s hair stylist credits include Cindy Crawford and Helen Hunt. From his initial Champagne consultation, Parker weighs every element (bone structure, prominent features, dress, veil, shape, style and even height) and conceives of naturally pretty options for the special day. Kristie Streicher, Warren Tricomi L.A., 323-651-4545, and NY, 212-262-8899; streicherbeauty.com. Fiore Beauty, 310-433-0892; fiorebeauty.com. Travis Parker Salon, 7843 Girard Ave., Ste. C, La Jolla, 858-456-0092; travisparker.com. NORA ZELEVANSKY

The perfect recipe for wedding party relaxation among friends The spa at Montage Beverly Hills.

Pre-wedding jitters melt away at the Moorish-style spa at Montage Beverly Hills, where a quiet engagement party or elegant bridal shower for up to 15 guests begins with a Champagne toast. Guests retreat to their chosen spa treatments and regroup for a light lunch or afternoon tea in the private fireside lounge. There are special lagniappes for guests and a monogrammed robe for the bride-to-be. How very Montage. $200/person, 225 N. Cañon Dr., Beverly Hills, 310-8607800; montagebeverlyhills.com. J.M.H.

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Bernadotte oneliter polished stainless steel Thermos by Georg Jensen, Legacy collection, $275, gearys.com.



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home Flirty Flowers Brave with color and daring in selection, these four California florists are changing the wedding landscape

Succulents with lotus pods and freesia by Mindy Rice Floral Design, mindyrice.com.


edding flowers have come a long way from a tight bouquet of blush-tinted roses. In fact, California brides are eagerly embracing vibrant colors and unique varieties now more than ever. From deep purple amaryllis to a casual bunch of garden wildflowers, the options are unlimited for today’s celebrations. Torryne Choate of Birch recently combined white flowers made from tissue paper with fresh hot-pink blooms to add an unconventional touch to a modern San Francisco ceremony. “The best weddings are a true collaboration among the couple, the wedding planner and the floral designer,” says Danielle Rowe of Brown Paper Design. “Inspiration comes from fashion, architecture, music, everywhere, and the cumulative result is stunning.”

Luxe Linen Peonies with brasilia and eucalyptus by Torryne Choate, birchsf.com.

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Peonies and ranunculus by Danielle Rowe, brownpaperdesign.com. Calla lilies, dahlias and Vanda orchids by Holly Vesecky, hollyflora.com.

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Whether traditional or more avantgarde, nothing says Mr. and Mrs. quite like your first set of custom stationery. 1 Jonathan Wright & Company letterpress on Crane’s white with custom edge (jonathan wright.com). 2 Soolip custom design (soolip.com). 3 Sugar Paper Los Angeles Gold Bee stationery suite (sugarpaper.com). 4 Bluepoolroad Mod custom folded card (bluepool road.com). 5 Elum Designs stitched Umi notes (elumdesigns.com). 6 Wiley Valentine Luxe folded cards (wileyvalentine.com).

stationery: nicole lamotte. mindy rice Floral design: michelle Warren

Toast married life with the perfect Champagne accessory: monogrammed linen cocktail napkins from Sferra. $28/four, sferra.com.


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Edith mEyEr Organic cakes from Santa Cruz pay homage to CA with local ingredients. S.F., Central Coast, 831-212-1447; edithmeyer.com.

SwEEt aNd SauCy ShoP Modern-chic cakes highlight this new dessert studio. 6400 Stearns St., L.B., 562-397-9190; sweetandsaucyshop.com.

PErFECt ENdiNGS A must-have for wine eds, are said to stimulate we collagen

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ValEriE CoNFECtioNS Simply pretty

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with earl grey-ganache. 3360 W. First St., L.A., 888-706-1408; valerieconfections.com.

fresh and dainty. 1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-399-8801; jinpatisserie.com.


country weddings. 912 Enterprise and elastin while firming the skinWay, careNapa, 707-259-0500; perfectendings.com.

FlourS Dramatic simplicity from Parisian-

VaNilla bakEShoP Swoon over retro details

trained pastry chef Stephanie S.F., phoTogRaphED byMasquelier. TKTK Napa, Sonoma, 415-762-0238; flours-sf.com.

and chic, unexpected colors. 512 Wilshire Blvd., S.M., 310-458-6644; vanillabakeshop.com.

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NaNCykay’S CoNFECtioNS Delight in flavors from limoncello to chocolate blackout. L.A., S.B., 310-728-0129, 805-698-6891; nkconfections.com.

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C california dreaming weddings

Brides the world over wish for a wedding in California, from a grand and elegant Ceremony in a

montecito estate

to a whimsiCal CeleBration in a

napa vineyard. the magiC of a golden state wedding stems from a mix of preCious ingredients: unparalleled

natural backdrops;

cuisine paired with unforgettaBle wines; elegant fashion infused with low-key ease; and flawless weather to top it all off. superB

the following pages offer a glimpse into four nuptials whiCh, while unique, share the Common thread of wonder that defines

a california wedding.

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The just-married Mr. and Mrs. Frank among her family’s Cabernet vines.

napa valley



Surrounded by the natural splendor of a family-owned winery, a young couple says “I do” with whimsy and flair

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Swanson Vineyards. The bride and groom during the ceremony. The bride’s family linens and silver served as table settings.

arried beneath a majestic grove of Redwoods looking over her family’s Napa vineyards, Claiborne Swanson wed James Frank in a June ceremony that was equal parts romantic bohemian and old-world elegant. Walking down the aisle to the jubilant voices of the Joyful Sounds gospel choir, Swanson (in a Monique Lhuillier gown) and Frank gracefully mixed the traditional with the unexpected. The reception took place beneath a sweeping tent arrayed with blooms of every imaginable size: Cascading mixed-scale bouquets adorned every surface (the vision of Swanson and florists Torryne Choate of Birch and Kate Stanley Designs). “If I had to describe a feeling or a mood, it would be a marriage of opposites—Hollywood in the ’20s meets Paris on a warm summer night in the middle of a vineyard,” says the bride. Toasting the evening, the bride’s winemaker father gave the newlyweds a special bottle of vintage dessert wine, etched with their names, and the couple then drove off in her parents’ 1969 Mercedes under a full summer moon. S.T.

Driving off in a ’69 Mercedes convertible. The magical milieu. The mother and sisters of the bride with her nephew ring-bearers.



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Estate Affair The grounds of a legendary Santa Barbara property provide the picture-perfect backdrop for a wedding infused with vintage style PHOTOGRAPHED BY ELIZABETH MESSINA

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herise Angelle and Aaron Hurlburt’s August wedding reception at Montecito’s storied Hahn Estate reminded the bride (President of Omelle luxury shoes) of a soiree straight out of The Great Gatsby. With sprawling lawns, flowing fountains and swans, the private setting was an exquisite backdrop for their wedding celebration. The decor, overseen by Lisa Vorce of Oh How Charming, included classic elements such as cozy white lounge vignettes, heirloom silver and vintage mercury glass mixed with edgier textiles like soft nude python skins, Chanel cuff napkin treatments and a custom high-gloss charcoal dance floor. Mindy Rice Floral design added pale blossoms throughout. Guests enjoyed a familystyle dinner at long feasting tables. Vintage cut glass lanterns hung from the pergolas, while mercury glass votives and candlesticks sparkled on the tabletops. After dinner, the couple danced under the stars to a 10-piece band. Late into the night, “comfort” snacks including croque monsieurs and “Dirty Chips” (the couple’s Louisiana hometown favorite) were passed as the evening came to a storybook end. J.M.H.

For the cake, Amy Berman of Vanilla Bakeshop was inspired by the vintage jewel detail on the bride’s Vera Wang gown.

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los angeles

Downtown Glam channeling vintage 1930s style, Negar Ali and Peter Kline choose L.A.’s california club as the stage for a wedding complete with ancient tradition and modern elegance PHOTOGRAPHED BY GIA CANALI


An architectural gem in the heart of Downtown L.A., The California Club was the venue for the October wedding.

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CloCkwiSe from left

Ali and kline dance to a Persian trio. Sweet lady Jane cake. guest monet mazur looks on. Joseph free’s florals.


owntown L.A. might not be the spot every California couple dreams of for their big day, but for Negar Ali and Peter Kline, The California Club provided the perfect back­drop for vintage glamour. “We wanted an indoor venue—something that would feel more lik­e an intimate dinner party,” explains Ali, a fashion stylist. That vision came to light with the help of close friends David Rodgers and Joseph Free. Known more for their high-profile events and clients, they collaborated with the couple to create their dream “un-wedding.” From candelabras and champagne coupes to towering vases loaded with lace-lik­e baby’s breath, the effect was pure luminance. Wearing Monique Lhuillier adorned with Neil Lane vintage diamond bows, Ali’s Persian heritage was incorporated into the ceremony with traditional rituals. The lovely surprise of the evening came during the toast by Ali’s father: Their wedding date was 35 years to the day that her parents had left Tehran for a new life in California. What a life it had become. A.S.


CloCkwiSe from right Symbolic fruit for the Persian ceremony. Bouquet by free. Ali added her own touches to a monique lhuillier gown. Persian accents.

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palm springs Desert Delight In the heart of the Coachella Valley, a trip down the aisle for one L.A. couple is a case study in California’s low-key sophistication PHOTOGRAPHED BY MAX WANGER

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The bride wore a Peter Langner dress. BELOW Out-of-town guests were given Palm Springs map totes. RIGHT


ecalling a trip to the Parker hotel in Palm Springs years earlier, freelance writer Lizzie Garrett was instantly drawn to the desert destination after her engagement to Matt Mettler. Knowing that her mother, a tradition-minded State Senator in Illinois, would never approve of their more laid-back plans, the couple enlisted a team of local experts to pull off modern CA bohemia without turning convention completely on its head. “If I approached the wedding as a guest, what would I want?” she asked. Details such as a photobooth to replace a traditional guestbook, a banjo player and a pair of Prada gladiator sandals for the night added the desired flair. After a picturesque desert sunset, the midOctober celebration, which took place entirely outside, had guests dancing to afro-funk jazz beneath a firework-filled sky. K.M.

Vintage glassware offset pale blooms by L.A.’s Brown Paper Design.

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travel C Wedding Night Before jetting off on an exotic honeymoon, check in to one of California’s ultimate suites to cap off a dream-worthy day BY JENNY MURRAY HOOKS

RARE REfinEmEnt The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310276-2251; beverlyhillshotel.com.

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Frette: GiGi KaliKa. la perla sheer pale blue panties, laperla.com. eres reve bra in lys, $245, erespariscom


lEgEndARy hidEAwAy San Ysidro Ranch, 900 San Ysidro Ln., Santa Barbara, 805565-1700; sanysidroranch.com.

coAstAl cool L’Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 866778-5548; laubergedelmar.com.

pEnthousE plush Bacara Resort & Spa, 8301 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, 805-968-0100; bacararesort.com.

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country charm Meadowood, 900 Meadowood Ln., St. Helena, 707963-3646; meadowood.com.

rustic reLaxation

Frette: GiGi KaliKa. la perla sheer pale blue panties, laperla.com. eres reve bra in lys, $245, eresparis.com

Rancho Valencia, 5921 Valencia Cir., Rancho Santa Fe, 858-756-1123; ranchovalencia.com.

stateLy eLeGance The city sLeek The St. Regis San Francisco, 125 3rd St., San Francisco, 415-284-4000; stregis.com.

Leica M9, $6,995.

Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct., San Diego, 858-3142000; thegranddelmar.com.

Picture Perfect

Capture all the honeymoon fun with Leica’s new M9 35mm format digital camera. leica-camera.com.

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fine line Perfect for a bride’s itty bitties—G. Lorenzi for Frette’s laundry travel set comes complete with a mini clothesline and pins, glass-bottled detergent and a chic leather pouch. $110, Frette, Beverly Hills, 310-273-8540.

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RESOURCE GUIDE BEAUTY ARCONA 425 Broadway, s.M., 310-458-3800; arcona.com. ChRIS MCDONAlD 415-793-3276; chrismcdonaldmakeup.com. ChRIS MCMIllAN (JORGE SERRANO) 8944 Burton way, B.H., 310285-0088; chrismcmillansalon.com. COwBOYS & ANGElS 207 Powell st., s.F., 415-362-8516; cowboysandangelssf.com. EpI CENTER MEDSpA 450 sutter st., s.F., 415-362-4754; skinrejuv.com. FIORE BEAUTY 310-433-0892; fiorebeauty.com. JOSEph COzzA (GARI CUEvAS) 77 Maiden Ln., s.F., 415-433-3030; josephcozzasalon.com. KATE SOMERvIllE 8428 Melrose Pl., ste. C, L.A., 323-655-7546; katesomerville.com. KRISTIE STREIChER 8327 Melrose Ave., weHo, 323-651-4545; streicherbeauty.com. MAI QUYNh maiquynh.com. MElISSA COpE SKINCARE 3516 sacramento st., s.F., 415-771-7546; mcskincare.com. MURAD 2141 Rosecrans Ave., el segundo, 310-726-0470; murad.com. ThE plUM (DANICA wINTERS) 1921 Hayes st., s.F., 415-640-1214; plumorganicbeauty.com. RUBY wEISER rubyweiser1@yahoo.com.

FlOURS 415-762-0238; flours-sf.com. I DREAM OF CAKE 1351 grant Ave., s.F., 415-989-2253; idreamofcake.com. JIN pATISSERIE 1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-399-8801; jinpatisserie.com. NANCYKAY’S CONFECTIONS 310-728-0129, 805-698-6891; nkconfections.com. pERFECT ENDINGS 707-259-0500; perfectendings.com. SwEET AND SAUCY ShOp 6400 stearns st., L.B., 562-397-9190; sweetandsaucyshop.com. SwEET lADY JANE 8360 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323-653-7145; sweetladyjane.com. vAlERIE CONFECTIONS 3360 w. First st., L.A., 213-739-8149; valerieconfections.com. vANIllA BAKEShOp 512 wilshire Blvd., s.M., 310-458-6644; vanillabakeshop.com.

CATERERS DIvINITY BY CORY MARTIN 310-806-9220; divinitybycorymartin.com. ThE FOOD MATTERS 800-7585858; thefoodmatters.com. hEIRlOOM l.A. 323-872-2904; heirloomla.com. JERSEY TOMATOES 415-606-6689; jtomatoes.com.

TRAvIS pARKER 7843 girard Ave., La Jolla, 858-456-0092; travisparker.com.

JOAN’S ON ThIRD 8350 w. Third st., L.A., 323-655-2285; joansonthird.com.


lEMONADE 310-247-2500; lemonadela.com.

BEAUx GATEAUx 2100 Van ness Ave., s.F., 415-831-2682; beauxgateaux.com. EDITh MEYER 831-212-1447; edithmeyer.com.

DESIGNERS + DRESS SAlONS ACQUAChIARA COllECTION acquachiara.it. AMY KUSChEl 23 grant Ave., s.F., 415-956-5657; amykuschel.com. ATElIER DES MODISTES 1903 Hyde st., s.F., 415-775-0545; atelierdesmodistes.com. BARNEYS NEw YORK 9570 wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-276-4400; 77 O’Farrell st., s.F., 415-268-3500; barneys.com. BlOOMINGDAlE’S stores throughout CA, 800-777-0000; bloomingdales.com. CAROlINA hERRERA 8441 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323-782-9090; carolinaherrera.com. ChlOÉ 8448 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323602-0000; 3333 Bristol st., Costa Mesa, 714-481-0308; chloe.com. ChRISTIAN DIOR hAUTE COUTURE 800-929-diOR; dior.com. JIN wANG 111 Maiden Ln., 3rd Flr., s.F., 415-397-9111; jinwang.net. J. MENDEl neiman Marcus B.H., newport, s.F.; saks Fifth Avenue B.H.; wilkes Bashford, s.F.; jmendel.com. MARINA MORRISON SAlON 30 Maiden Ln., s.F., 415-984-9360; marinamorrison.com. MONIQUE lhUIllIER 8485 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323-655-1088; moniquelhuillier.com. NEIMAN MARCUS stores throughout CA, 888-888-4757; neimanmarcus.com.

pAUlA lEDUC 1350 Park Ave., emeryville, 510-547-7825; paulaleduc.com.

OSCAR DE lA RENTA 8446 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323-653-0200; oscardelarenta.com.

TASTE CATERING 3450 Third st., s.F., 415-550-6464; tastecatering.com.

pAMEllA ROlAND wilkes Bashford, 375 sutter st., s.F., 415-9864380; pamellaroland.com.

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pETER lANGNER peterlangner.com. SAKS FIFTh AvENUE stores throughout CA, 877-551-sAKs; saksfifthavenue.com. SUSAN 3685 sacramento st., s.F., 415-922-3685. TEMpERlEY lONDON 8452 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323-782-8000; temperleylondon.com. vERA wANG 8485 Melrose Ave., L.A., verawangonweddings.com.

FlORISTS BIRCh 3263 sacramento st., s.F., 415-922-4724; birchsf.com. BROwN pApER DESIGN 323-660-1910; brownpaperdesign.com. FlORAl ART 1338 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310-392-1633; floralartla.com. FlORET 654 n. Larchmont Blvd., L.A., 323-466-4997; floretfloraldesign.com. GIllY FlOwERS 3936 sunset Blvd., L.A., 323-953-2910; gillyflowers.com. hOllY FlORA 310-559-5705; hollyflora.com. KATE STANlEY DESIGNS 1510 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga, 707-942-4244. lA FlEURISTE 415-505-5601; lafleuriste.com. lIlY lODGE 644 n. Robertson Blvd., L.A., 310-360-9400; lilylodge.com. MINDY RICE 5436 w. 123 st., Hawthorne, 310-308-3735; mindyrice.com. RADEFF DESIGN STUDIOS 956 illinois st., s.F., 415-355-9000; radeffdesignstudios.com. STANlEE GATTI 415-558-8884; stanleegatti.com.

hOTElS + lOCATIONS AUBERGE DU SOlEIl 180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford, 707-9631211; aubergedusoleil.com. BACARA RESORT & SpA 8301 Hollister Ave., s.B., 805-968-0100; bacararesort.com. BEAUlIEU GARDEN 1960 st. Helena Hwy., Rutherford, 707-963-3336; beaulieugarden.com. BEllAGIO lAS vEGAS 3600 s. Las Vegas Blvd., L.V., 702-693-7111; bellagio.com. ThE BEvERlY hIllS hOTEl 9641 sunset Blvd., B.H., 310-276-2251; beverlyhillshotel.com. CANYON RANCh 800-742-9000; canyonranch.com. CAvAllO pOINT 601 Murray Cir., sausalito, 415-339-4700; cavallopoint.com. FERRY BUIlDING MARKETplACE One Ferry Bldg., 415-983-8000; ferrybuildingmarketplace.com. FOUR SEASONS Properties throughout CA, 800-819-5053; fourseasons.com. ThE GRAND DEl MAR 5300 grand del Mar Ct., s.d., 858-314-2000; thegranddelmar.com. GUll’S wAY (DICK ClARK’S ESTATE) 26800 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310-457-3011. ThE hAhN ESTATE 37700 Foothill Rd., soledad, 866-925-7994; hahnestates.com. hOTEl DEl CORONADO 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado, 619-435-6611; hoteldel.com. ThE hUNTINGTON lIBRARY, ART COllECTIONS & BOTANICAl GARDENS 1151 Oxford Rd., san Marino, 626-405-2100; huntington.org. KORAKIA pENSIONE 257 s. Patencio

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Rd., P.s., 760-864-6411; korakia.com. KUNDE FAMIlY ESTATE (DUNFIllAN RUINS) 9825 sonoma Hwy., Kenwood, 707-833-5501; kunde.com. lAS vENTANAS san José del Cabo, Baja California sur, 52-624-1442800; lasventanas.com. l’AUBERGE DEl MAR 1540 Camino del Mar, del Mar, 866-778-5548; laubergedelmar.com. MANDARIN ORIENTAl 222 sansome st., s.F., 415-276-9888; 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. s., L.V., 702590-8888; mandarinoriental.com. MANKA’S INvERNESS lODGE (ThE BOAThOUSE) 30 Callender way, inverness, 415-669-1034; mankas.com. MEADOwOOD 900 Meadowood Ln., st. Helena, 707-963-3646; meadowood.com. MONTAGE 225 n. Cañon dr., B.H., 310-860-7800; montagebeverlyhills. com; 30801 s. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949-715-6000; montagelagunabeach.com. OJAI vAllEY INN & SpA (BIG RED BARN) 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, 805-646-1111; ojairesort.com. ThE pARKER pAlM SpRINGS 4200 e. Palm Canyon dr., P.s., 760-7705000; theparkerpalmsprings.com. pElICAN hIll 22701 Pelican Hill Rd. s., newport Coast, 949-467-6800; pelicanhill.com. ThE pENINSUlA 9882 s. santa Monica Blvd., B.H., 310-551-2888; peninsula.com. pOST RANCh INN 47900 Hwy. 1, Big sur, 831-667-2200; postranchinn.com. RANChO vAlENCIA 5921 Valencia Cir., Rancho santa Fe, 858-756-1123; ranchovalencia.com. ROSEwOOD SAND hIll 2825 sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, 650-561-1500;

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RESOURCE GUIDE rosewoodsandhill.com. SAN YSIDRO RANCh 900 san Ysidro Ln., s.B., 805-565-1700; sanysidroranch.com. ShUTTERS ON ThE BEACh One Pico Blvd., s.M., 310-458-0030; shuttersonthebeach.com. ST. REGIS One Monarch Beach Resort, dana Point, 949-234-3200; 125 Third st., s.F., 415-284-4000; stregis.com.

JEwElERS 23RD STREET JEwElERS 2319 wilshire Blvd., s.M., 310-828-0833; 919 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, 310-374-9923; 23rdstreetjewelers.com.

NEIl lANE 708 n. La Cienega Blvd., 310-275-5015; neillanejewelry.com.

lAURI lEvENFElD zoomphotography.net.

ROBINDIRA UNSwORTh 7 Fourth st., ste. 7, Petaluma, 415-939-4998; robindira.com.

MAx wANGER 310-500-7714; maxwanger.com.

RUSSEll TRUSSO AT GUMp’S 135 Post st., s.F., 800-766-7628; russelltrusso.com. SINGlE STONE 2527 Mission st., san Marino, 626-799-3109; 607 s. Hill street, ste. 204, L.A., 213-892-0772; singlestone.com. STEphEN SIlvER ESTATE & FINE JEwElRY 800 el Camino Real, Menlo Park, 650-325-9500; shsilver.com. TIFFANY & CO stores throughout CA, 800-843-3269; tiffany.com.

BUlGARI stores throughout CA, 800-BULgARi; bulgari.com.

vAN ClEEF & ARpElS stores in B.H., Costa Mesa, s.F., 877-VAnCLeeF; vancleef-arpels.com.

CARTIER stores throughout CA, 800-227-8437; cartier.com.


MEG SMITh 707-259-1539; megsmith.com. pApERwhITES phOTOGRAphY 323-791-4176; paperwhitesphotography.com. REAl ExpOSURE phOTOGRAphY 415-793-3673; real-exposure.com. RABBANI + SOlIMENE phOTOGRAphY 917-549-6763; rabbanisolimene.com. STEvEN SIMKO 323-465-9576; simkophoto.com. SUzY ClEMENT 415-283-8211; suzyclement.com. ThAYER AllYSON GOwDY 415-824-8991; thayerphoto.com. TODD RAFAlOvICh 650-685-8070; toddrafalovich.com.

ChOpARD 328 n. Rodeo dr., B.H., 310-550-7220; 3333 Bristol st., Costa Mesa, 714-432-0963; chopard.com.

ThE FlASh DANCE (DJ MIChAEl ANTONIA) theflashdance.com. MIChAEl SMITh smitheventmusic.com.


DAvID YURMAN stores throughout CA, 877-908-1177; davidyurman.com.

DJ MIChEllE SINClAIR (lADY SINClAIR) djladysinclair.com.

AlExANDRA KOlENDRIANOS 323-363-9005; alexandrak.com.

DE BEERS stores in Costa Mesa, B.H., s.F., 888-376-9230; debeers.com.

NApATA AND ThE ChOCOlATE KISSES napatasmusicsalon.com.

AlISON EvENTS 415-567-7605; alisonevents.com.

GRAFF saks Fifth Avenue s.F., B.H., 212-355-9292; graffdiamonds.com.

SOUNDS AhEAD SF soundsaheadsf.com.

AMY NIChOlS EvENTS 415-6903690; amynichols.com.


CASSANDRA SANTOR 310-4407888; cassandrasantor.com.

AlIShA + BROOK phOTOGRAphERS 888-686-1006; alishabrook.com.

CElEBRATIONS OF JOY! 760-7778420; neveradryeye.wordpress.com.

AMY & STUART 310-993-6173; amyandstuart.com.

EvENT ElEvEN (TONY SChUBERT) 323-549-9980; eventeleven.com.

hARRY wINSTON 310 n. Rodeo dr., B.H., 310-271-8554; 3333 Bristol st., Costa Mesa, 714-371-1910; harrywinston.com. JACOB & CO Tourneau, 3333 Bristol st., Costa Mesa, 714-850-0222; neiman Marcus, 150 stockton st., s.F., 415-362-3900; westime Beverly Hills, 254 n. Rodeo dr., B.H., 310-271-0000; jacobandcojewelry.com. MIKIMOTO 9500 wilshire Blvd., B.H., 310-205-8787; 3333 Bristol st., Costa Mesa, 714-424-5440; mikimotoamerica.com. MONTBlANC stores throughout CA, 800-995-4810; montblanc.com.

DOCUvITAE/lAURA KlEINhENz 310-390-5100; docuvitae.com. ElIzABETh MESSINA 310-779-9151; elizabethmessina.com. GIA CANAlI 877-514-8059; giacanali.com. JASMINE STAR jasmine-star.com. JOE BUISSINK 310-360-0198; joebuissink.com.

JES GORDON 3611 May st., L.A., 310-907-5452; jesgordon.com. KATE FUJIMOTO 323-395-9335; katefujimoto.com. KRISTI AMOROSO SpECIAl EvENTS 415-218-1460, 707-9389808; kristiamoroso.com. lA pREMIERE (KEvIN lEE) 310-

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RESOURCE GUIDE 276-4665; lapremier.com. lAURElS EvENTS (ROBERT SMITh) 323-851-1988; laurelsevents.com. lAURIE ARONS SpECIAl EvENTS 415-332-0600; lauriearons.com. lISA GORJESTANI 310-476-8188; detailseventplanning.com. MAp EvENTS 415-269-0307; mapevents.com. MARY NOBlE’S ClASSIC wEDDINGS 619-222-0724; marynoblesclassicweddings.com.

TABEllA lINENS 310-659-9972; tabelladesign.com.

TwIG AND FIG 2110 Vine st., Berkeley, 510-848-5599; twigandfig.com.

TEAChER wITh ThE BUS 415-4241058; teacherbus.com.

wIlEY vAlENTINE 17891 sky Park Cir., irvine, 949-764-9338; wileyvalentine.com.

TOwN & COUNTRY 7700 Airport Business Park way, Van nuys, 818908-4211; townandcountryeventrentals.com.

STATIONERY BlUEpOOlROAD 323-906-9736; bluepoolroad.com.

YEllOw Owl wORKShOp 3625 Folsom st., s.F., 415-672-4050; yellowowlworkshop.com.

TABlETOp + REGISTRY ChATChADA chatchada.com.

MINDY wEISS 310-205-6000; mindyweiss.com.

COppER wIllOw 8530-B washington Blvd., Culver City, 310-8366004; copperwillow.com.

GEARYS BEvERlY hIllS 351 n. Beverly dr., B.H., 310-273-4741; gearys.com.

Oh hOw ChARMING! (lISA vORCE) 310-927-1696; ohhowcharming.com.

CREATIvE INTEllIGENCE 4988 Venice Blvd., L.A., 323-936-9009; creative-intelligence.com.

GUMp’S 135 Post st., s.F., 800-7667628; gumps.com.

RED25EvENTS (hEIDI MAYNE) 310-341-3434; red25events.com.

CYNThIA wARREN DESIGN 510-597-0774; cwarrendesign.com.

SACKS pRODUCTIONS 818-2230255; sacksproductions.com.

DElphINE 858-759-7181; delphinepress.com.

TOAST 805-960-2330; toastsantabarbara.com.

ElIzABETh hUBBEll STUDIO 510-524-9898; elizabethhubbellstudio.com.

YIFAT OREN 818-981-9950; yifatoren.com.

RENTAlS BlUEpRINT STUDIOS 1555 Bancroft Ave., s.F., 415-922-9004; blueprintstudios.com. ClASSIC pARTY RENTAlS 11766 wilshire Blvd., L.A., 310-535-3660; classicpartyrentals.com. CONFETTI SYSTEM confettisystem.com. phOTO wORKS INTERACTIvE 800-990-8445; photoworksinteractive.com. pYRO SpECTACUlARS 888-4777976; pyrospectaculars.com. RAJ TENTS 16921 s. western Ave., gardena, 310-329-8222; 14278 doolittle dr., san Leandro, 510-6670887; rajtents.com. SMAll MASTERpIECE 530 s. Hewitt st., ste. 533, L.A., 213-2298800; smallmasterpiece.com.

ElUM 3962 sorrento Valley Blvd., s.d., 858-453-4500; elumdesigns.com. hEllO! lUCKY 977 Howard st., s.F., 415-355-0008; hellolucky.com. JONAThAN wRIGhT 7404 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 888-931-1710; jonathanwright.com. lAURA MENDOzA 5036 w. Pico Blvd., L.A., 323-605-9276; laartista.net. pECUlIAR pAIR pRESS peculiarpairpress.com. SOOlIp 8646 Melrose Ave., weHo, 310-360-0545; soolip.com. STEvIE hOwEll 347-414-2149; steviehowell.com. SUGAR pApER 225 26th st., s.M., 310-451-7870; 1749 ensley Ave., L.A., 310-277-7804; sugarpaper.com. SMYThSON OF BOND STREET 222 n. Rodeo dr., B.H., 310-550-1901; smythson.com.

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hEATh CERAMICS stores in sausalito, s.F., L.A., 415-332-3732; heathceramics.com. hERMÈS stores in s.F., B.H., s.d., 800-441-4488; hermes.com. MONIQUE lhUIllIER 8485 Melrose Pl., L.A., 323-655-1088; moniquelhuillier.com. ROYAl CROwN DERBY neiman Marcus; royalcrownderby.co.uk. SUE FIShER KING 3067 sacramento st., s.F., 415-922-7276; suefisherking.com. TABlEART 7977 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323-653-8278; tableartonline.com. vERA wANG 8445 Melrose Ave., L.A., verawangonweddings.com. wIllIAMS-SONOMA stores throughout CA, 800-541-0015; williams-sonoma.com.

vIDEOGRAphERS lIvING CINEMA 866-516-0920; livingcinema.net. pApER TApE FIlMS 877-600-1965; papertapefilms.com. pARADISE vIDEO 805-477-7680; paradisefilmandvideo.com. ThOMAS hUGhES FIlMS Locations in s.F., Alamo, Monarch Beach, 949-5544890; thomashughesvideo.com. •

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one origin of the term “honeymoon” comes from the Babylonian lunar calendar, where new love, like a full moon, inevitably wanes. Four thousand years later and without a foreboding thought in mind, newlyweds Jackie and John kennedy joined together in perfect stride as they took in the grounds of Montecito’s san ysidro ranch during their honeymoon stay. PhotograPh by haL boUChEr; tExt by kELsEy mckinnon

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the kennedys, san ysidro ranch, 1953

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