Allison and Ryan are just too cute together. On the day of the floral mockup, Ryan arrived first. He took one look at the centerpiece on my kitchen table, and kept saying, “I can’t WAIT for Ali to see this! She’s going to love it!” When Allison arrived, she squealed with delight and couldn’t stop raving. At that moment it hit them- all the details of their big day were coming together. Their excitement was contagious.
For their wedding at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, Allison wanted a soothing white palette with some drape and movement to the arrangements. Lots of lush, petally flowers mixed in with more tropical orchids. She wanted to incorporate some beachy motifs, such as clam shells, coral and starfish.
Carina from Flawless Faces brought out Allison’s sunkissed California beauty. Carina’s work is perfection. Sidenote: my friend Trista Lerit took a private makeup lesson from Carina, and now every time I see Trista, I notice how flawless her face really looks. I’m thinking about taking a lesson…
Such gorgeous shimmery shoes, like fish scales.
I’m dying over these ballet slippers!
We kept the ceremony decor simple and serene. The plexiglass columns looked clean and allowed the natural beauty of the ocean view to shine through. I’ve now used those columns for at least 6 or 7 weddings. An expensive prop to purchase initially, but one that has definitely proven useful over the years!
We also hung champagne paper cones along the aisle, filled with petals.
Some stunning beachside portraits…
I LOVE California!!!
We did three different centerpieces in the reception. One short glass cube filled with white flowers and seashells, one glass tray filled with flowers and candles, and these fluffy white tall centerpieces with submerged starfish.
A million thank you’s to Allison and Ryan for letting me share in the energy and excitement of your big day!