Saturday, April 09, 2011

Real Wedding: Natasha & John's Berry and Cherry Beach Wedding

Jillian Modern Photography sent over this truly gorgeous wedding recently!  I love the color palette they chose for their beach wedding and the ceremony set up is really beautiful.  There are so many great pictures I had a hard time narrowing down which to share with you!  Jillian also sent over some information about the wedding from Natasha and this is what she had to say about her wedding day:

"Our colors were "Berry & Cherry" (pink and darker pink), and my ladies looked gorgeous in their berry dresses (J Crew Bridal Collection) and monochromatic bouquets. John veto'd pink on the guys, but they wore gray tuxes (Calvin Klein) to keep things dressy, but not overbearing on the beach. Our flower girl, Ella, looked adorable walking down the aisle with my nephew, Matthew. My little cousins were also super-cute in their gray suits (and they liked their pink ties). We did allow our dads to wear their black suits.. especially my dad since he married us.

We wanted to keep the deco simple and organic to not take away from the natural beauty of a November afternoon Malibu beach day. But, we married under a white canopy that had crystals from vintage chandeliers hanging from the back (they beautifully caught the sunlight).

We chose The Sunset, because we'd had wonderful meals there on prior occasions and it has an unbeatable view. Also, the draped ceilings created a beautiful backdrop to any theme.
Our guests were greeted with Bellinis for the cocktail hour and had their choice of filet, barramundi, or butternut squash ravioli. Dessert was a hit with 3 flavors of mini cupcakes and 3 flavors of french macarons.. And, John was pleasantly surprised by his Bengals-themed grooms cake (I'm from the South, after all ;-). We LOVED our custom cake topper that was fashioned off our Nintendo Mii characters (we're pretty big Rock Band fans).

About half of our guests flew in for our wedding and stayed at Hotel Angeleno. Upon arrival, the received welcome beach bags filled with Neutrogena products, magazines, and a welcome letter of fun things to do in the area. After the wedding, we sent our guests off with beach bags monogrammed with our "wedding logo" (I'm in Marketing.. so it *had* to be branded!) and filled with spanish wedding cookies for luck and fortune. 

Our DJ was a friend of the family who is now a big time Hollywood DJ.. she played great tunes for every generation. We might be a bit biased, but think (hope!) everyone had an amazing time.
and check out these really amazing portraits and cliff pictures, simply beautiful!
{Floral Designer:  The Little Branch}
{Reception Venue:  The Sunset}

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