We’d venture to say that abundant garden wedding blooms will always take the cake for head-turning soirees. Alyssa and Jesse’s Bel Air nuptials served up color and whimsy on a silver (or should we say rose gold) platter. Replacing traditional structure with an “anything goes” attitude, we’re left with a chaotic kind of beauty that gives the word convention a run for its money. Just wait till you see how magnetic their wedding style is, from the florals to the calligraphy!
As her name might suggest, Wild Whim was the perfect photographer choice to capture A+J in their element on the wedding day. And my, what a beauty her images are to behold!
The truth is, Gather Events is a team of artists. With a pretty solid knack for organization too. There’s a reason this couple looks happy go-lucky, and we’re guessing their ability to sit back and just enjoy their day is a start.
Alyssa’s Pronovias gown is a mix of everything we love about modern wedding dresses! Texture, illusion sleeves, intricate embroidery? 10/10 would recommend.
Page Beauty lets Alyssa’s gorgeous red hair shine in this loose curl bridal hairstyle. The natural perfection is no accident, of course!
From the event planner, Gather Events: Upon meeting Alyssa and Jesse, one of the first things we noticed was the absolutely stunning engagement ring that sat on Alyssa’s finger. A beautiful clear diamond sat perched on the most delicate diamond-studded rose gold band that complemented Alyssa’s complexion so perfectly- needless to say… Jesse had done well. This ring would be the first source of inspiration for our design direction, as it was clear Alyssa’s love of all things rose gold needed to be honored on a grand scale! We chose a palette of warm grey, blush, mauve, and berry tones to accompany our rose gold accents and create a unique juxtaposition of materials and textures.
We’re 1000 per(scent) in love with these seemingly unruly blooms styled by Inessa Nichols Design.
Ow, our hearts!
Inessa Nichols Design created the most impressive romantic and wild floral environment for our ceremony backdrop, with each individual branch and bloom expertly built to look like it was growing from the earth to frame the ocean backdrop. Elegant airy ghost chairs lined the aisle to create a picture perfect seaside ceremony at The Bel Air Bay Club. Indoors, guests were welcomed into a world of luxe plum linens, dreamy and gestural floral arrangements, inviting lounges of blush and cream, and light and whimsical hanging florals. A lavish sweetheart table sat in front of a floral-adorned fireplace, complete with luxurious rose velvet linen, warm Heath Ceramic dinnerware, blush gold-rimmed glasses, and of course modern rose gold flatware.
The pièce de résistance was our “Love Notes” wall… an impressive sheet of acrylic that stood 8 and a half feet tall, with 3D laser-cut lettering, and a beautifully calligraphed blush envelope for each couple that contained a sweet little message of appreciation from the couple. On each little “love note” guests found a clever surprise ballot on the back. We asked each guest to vote back in a dance song from Alyssa’s “no play list”! Seeing as most of these “no play” songs were ones that Jesse was particularly fond of, guests got a real kick out of casting their ballots at the voting station we had created to help create the dance party of their dreams! The dance floor was packed well into the night as everyone was getting down to their favorite hip hop anthems spun by the Dart DJs. Overall, it was a romantic, magical, and festive night that guests will remember forever as being truly representative of Alyssa and Jesse’s love of each other (and Snoop Dogg)!
Modern ghost chairs from Circa Vintage Rentals complemented the velveteen sweetheart table linen with unmatched perfection, don’t ya think?
Drippy wedding cakes are only made better by fresh blooms + laser cut toppers – doesn’t this cake design from EC Cake Creations look like three tiers of happiness?
Laying eyes on these asymmetrical floral pillars, we couldn’t help but be reminded by another verdant backdrop we recently shared!
Even more happy from Wild Whim this way!
Photography and Videography: Wild Whim
Event Planning and Design: Gather Events
Floral Design: Inessa Nichols Design
Venue, Catering and Bar: The Bel Air Bay Club
Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Hair and Makeup Artist: Page Beauty
Wedding Cake: EC Cake Creations
Furniture Rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals
Tabletop Rentals: Casa de Perrin
Linens: La Tavola Linens
Photo Booth: Jenny Smith and Co.
Ceremony Musicians: Organic String Quartet
DJ: Dart Collective
Laser Cutting: Spoken Glass
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Hornblower Cruises
Transportation: Wilshire Limo