I felt so lucky to not only create Julie's gown, but also these custom silk velvet coats! Julie mentioned wanting something to wear for later in the evening when it cooled down, and I had literally just received this fabulous fabric days earlier. The embroidered French velvet happened to perfectly compliment the Shangri-La gown. I showed Julie the fabric and it was meant-to-be...I would design a custom coat to match her gown, and voila! Julie thought her sister and the flower girls would need something too, and of course, I just happened to have a deep rose version for the flower girls, and we rush ordered a vibrant green with light pink accents for her sister's tunic. The way it all came together was magic, and what a fabulous group of ladies! On to the party, dinner and dancing the night away! These two both work in the music industry, so of course their wedding had great music (including a special performance by the groom himself) and an evening of fun for the guests and the happy couple. I really love how they made their wedding their own. Their day was joyful and unique, while also super elegant and romantic. As the sun set on the beautiful California coast, Julie and Joe's special day was sealed with a kiss, and so much love from their friends and family. Every bride can learn something from my lovely bride Julie. She knew what she wanted, and went for it. No hesitation. No second-guessing. Thank you for letting me dress you up in this one-of-a-kind ensemble, Julie. I wish you and Joe all the best!
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Dress: Shangri-La by Claire Pettibone
Planning + Design: @sterling_social
Floral + Decor + Furnishings: @rjackbalthazar
Hair Vine Accessories: @twigsandhoney
Groom'S Suit: @ottavionucciogala
Dining Structure + Lighting: @bellavistadesigns
Invitations + Dinner Menus: @swellpress