Santa Monica Beach Wedding: Christina + Kenny

beach wedding

Christina + Kenny wanted their wedding to be a fun and intimate gathering of all their most favorite people, many of which (including their families) had never met before since they all lived on opposite ends of the country. Christina grew up on the west coast and Kenny on the east coast. They met at UCLA and eventually started dating + fell in love while living in New York City. While they were planning the wedding, the two lovebirds packed up their lives and moved to Hawaii for Kenny’s work. They decided that Los Angeles would be a good meeting place for their families + friends to come celebrate and have a good time. Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica lent itself to the relaxed, organic vibe they were going for, while reminding them a bit of home with it’s New England feel. Thanks so much to the talented duo of Erin Hearts Court for the gorgeous photos!

pastel bouquet

first look

bride and groom

bridesmaids

pink peony bouquet

airplant boutonniere

green ceremony decor, window pane

pink flower flowegirl

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

I was really nervous about walking down the aisle. Halfway down, I got a bit tangled in my long veil which was flying around in the wind. I started laughing, as did my dad and some of the guests nearby, and my nerves suddenly calmed down. I started enjoying myself after that point.

bride walking down isle

beach wedding

beach wedding

beach wedding

What song did you walk down the aisle to?
Angel instrumental by Jack Johnson for walking down the aisle and One Shining Moment instrumental by Luther Vandross for our exit song. We had fun choosing the music. We also used the Lakers starting lineup music (Baba O’Riley by The Who) for the reception entrance.

bride and groom

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beach wedding

soft pastel bouquet

beach wedding

indoor reception

Isn’t their reception area gorgeous! I just love how organic + rustic it looks – just goes to show you a ballroom can be a bit more rustic chic espcially the Shutters at the Beach location with it’s New England white walls and ceilings. All the lovely details were designed by Details Details Wedding and Event Planning and the gorgeous florals are by Brown Paper Design

indoor reception

burlap napkin, caligraphy

pink and green centerpieces

indoor reception

pink flower cake topper

bride and groom first dance

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Roll with the punches and enjoy your wedding! I work in events and have learned that no matter how well you plan, some things will not work out accordingly. You just need to be flexible and make the best of every situation. While I tried to map out every single detail leading up to the wedding, I stopped and let go of it all on the night of the rehearsal dinner. I knew I was in excellent hands with my vendors and just committed to enjoying the company of my friends and family, and celebrating with my new husband. As a result, I had so much fun throughout the weekend and don't even remember half the details!

Congrats to Christina + Kenny on your beautiful + personal wedding!

vendors:
photographer: Erin Hearts Court // event planner: Details Details Wedding and Event Planning // floral designer: Brown Paper Design // venue: Shutters on the Beach // wedding dress: Romona Keveza // hair: Kimi V // makeup: Syreet Kim (one of the bridesmaids) // cake: Vanilla Bake Shop // music: DeBois Entertainment // linens: La Tavola Linen

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