Santa Monica Beach Wedding: Christina + Kenny

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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

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

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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

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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

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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Comments

  1. Wow, what a beautiful couple! I especially love her shy smiles as they come back down the aisle. That’s a mantlepiece photo for sure!

  2. Gorgeous wedding! Love the mix of bridesmaid dresses – any idea where they purchased them? Or more details about allowing bridesmaids to pick out their own dresses but having them all look good together like this?!

  3. Hi! This wedding is beautiful! Where are the flower girl dresses from? I love how simple they are.

  4. Hi Lorin-

    Here are two posts that I think will help you with having your bridesmaids in non matching dresses!

    http://greenweddingshoes.com/real-wedding-maria-michaels-new-orleans-wedding/

    http://greenweddingshoes.com/non-matching-bridesmaids-dresses/

    All the best! xx Jen

  5. I can’t ever get enough of flower arrangements just like those. So beautiful.

  6. What a beautiful couple. Also, thank you for the bridesmaids tips, Jen! Can’t wait to put them to work!

  7. Jen- do you know the source of the bride’s lace bolero? wondering if it was bought separately or if it came with the dress perhaps?

    Thanks!

  8. such a sweet couple! love the ethereal feel to her gown! and yay for erin hearts court.

  9. Hi, I’m amazed with the flower at the top of the cake. Can you please tell me its name? I live in Brazil and is the first time I see this flower. Thank you!

  10. Wow, the muted pastel colors in the bouquets are awesome! I especially love the bride’s bouquet.

  11. Thanks for the post and all the nice comments! The flower girl dresses are from j crew, and the bolero I ordered from Rohm on etsy. The flower on the cake is a very large dahlia – the florist Brown Paper Designs was absolutley amazing and a joy to work with!

  12. wowwww such pretty pictures!! And I love Shutters!! Pretty and delicate everything! :D Congrats, guys~

  13. so beautiful! everything about this wedding is perfect! where did you get your bridal belt? etsy?

  14. truly a beautiful wedding!

  15. Does anyone know where the groom’s suit is from? I would love for my fiance to wear something similar… :)

  16. Swoon! This wedding is seriously beautiful. I keep coming back to look at it. The photos are amazing!

    I’m going to join the inquiring fans, and ask… where is the amazing veil from?! I’ve been having a hard time finding such a PERFECT, soft light and flowy veil that isn’t crazy expensive.

  17. Lighting and details to die for – love love!!

  18. Can anyone tell me if those plates are real or plastic? Also, do you know where they can be purchased?

  19. Can you provide any more details about her attire? What is the style of her Ramona Kaveza dress, and where is the lace shrug from? I love it all!

  20. All around beautiful wedding. Gorgeous flowers, gorgeous location, gorgeous reception, it all looks so very beachy and romantic!

  21. LOVE the lace bolero… I must know where she got it, do tell!

  22. Lovely table settings. love this style.

  23. Beautiful color scheme and details. There is a definite purity seen in these images.

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