Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sarah and Claude's Intimate Wedding at the Fairmont Miraramar, Santa Monica Fine Art Wedding Photoraphy

Sarah and Claude were married on June 17th, 2017 at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica, CA.  The couple, who are originally from TX and now live in New York, decided on an intimate destination wedding at the Fairmont because of their love for Santa Monica.  The couple met in a Barre class at the Exhale gym and started the morning off with a 6am private workout class at the Exhale at the Fairmont.  Callista of Callista & Co. designed and executed the day to perfection setting the tone from the start with delicate cream and light blue invitations by Written Word Calligraphy, which featured lush cream florals with blue and green accents.  The bride stayed true to her easy going style and wore flat Aquazzura sandals with dangly pearl earrings and very natural makeup with beachy tousled hair- perfect for their oceanside venue.  The bride rocked a very unique blue/green David Yurman engagement ring and they paired them with David Yurman his and hers bands for the wedding day.

The bride has a love for stuffed animals and included one of her favorites from her childhood in the day by giving him a little squeeze before leaving the bridal suite, where she got ready with her sister.  Both of her flower girl nieces also carried a stuffed animal gifted to them by the bride- a bunny bride and groom.  Sarah and Claude took their bride and groom portraits across the street from the hotel in the iconic Palisades Park before saying their I Do's in front of just 30 of their closest friends and family under the famous 140 year old, 80ft tall fig tree in front of the hotel.  After the ceremony guests were welcomed to a cocktail hour lounge created by Callista and enjoyed beachy hors d'ouerves including mini lobster rolls and cocktails with napkins that said "we met at the barre."  After cocktails guests enjoyed an al fresco dinner at a mix of round tables and a head banquet table decked out by Twig & Twine with floral tablecloths by La Tavola and beautiful white lace chargers from Casa de Perrin.  After dinner the bride and groom danced the night away ending the evening with cake from the Butter End and Salt & Straw ice cream for their guests to enjoy on the dance floor or take home for later.  See their rehearsal dinner last week on my blog and both events on the front page of Style Me Pretty.

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Planning and Event Design: Callista & Company
Stationery and Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy
Table Top Rentals: Casa de Perrin
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Lighting: Pacific Event Services
Furniture and Dining Chairs: Found Vintage Rentals
Ice Cream: Salt and Straw Floral Design: Twig & Twine

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sarah and Claude's Fiesta Welcome Dinner at the Fairmont Miramar, Santa Monica Fine Art Wedding Photography

Part one of Sarah and Claude's intimate destination wedding in Santa Monica kicked off with a South of the Border themed welcome dinner as a nod to their Texas roots and shared love of Mexican Cuisine. The dinner was held at the Fairmont Miramar where all the guests were staying and the wedding would be taking place the next day.  The bride and groom wanted all of their guests to have a relaxing evening after a day of travel from all across the country so Callista of Callista & Co. dreamt up the perfect fiesta on the hotel's Sunset Terrace right on Ocean Avenue.  Sarah and Claude, originally from Texas and now living in New York, spent the afternoon exploring the Santa Monica Pier before heading back to the hotel to welcome their guests for an evening of Margaritas and Tacos. Pink by Peach created whimsically calligraphed tan and white invitations wrapped in leather which set the fun tone for the evening.  Guests were welcomed at the entrance to the Sunset terrace with a bar filled with a beautiful display of Casa de Perrin goblets and miniature bottles of Casamigos Tequila with hand calligraphed tags with each guests name on them, which matched the wedding invitation.  A candy bar with Mexican candies was also set up on the dessert table as a party favor for guests to take back to their rooms and enjoy during the weekend.  High top cocktail tables were set up around the terrace with bright linens and florals with chips, guacamole and salsa at each table.  The Fairmont set up an elaborate buffet station with a taco bar and classic Mexican desserts of churros and flan for dessert. Guests enjoyed their tacos and tequila while the sun set over the Pacific Ocean with Mariachis playing in the background. See their welcome dinner and wedding on Style Me Pretty now and stay tuned for their wedding coming to my blog next week!
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Event Planning and Design: Callista and Co
Invitations and Calligraphy: Pink by Peach
Floral Design: Twig & Twine
Tabletop Rentals: Casa de Perrin
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Mariachi: Entire Productions
Cake: Butter End Bakery
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