If you envision sophistication and chic style for your wedding day, look no further than this stunner from Honey Honey Photography and Everly Events. Bel-Air Bay Club served as the perfect backdrop for Lisa and Rex’s southern California event, which was inspired by the design of Lisa’s gown — simple, modern, and clean. I’d say they nailed it!
From the bride, Lisa: We wanted to keep the overall feel classic yet modern and elegant. Many of our guests came in from out of town and we wanted to make sure our wedding would be a memorable experience – we knew the view of the Pacific Ocean from the lawn at the Bel-Air Bay Club would make for the perfect southern California backdrop. We added some personal touches by incorporating and honoring both of our cultures – Korean and Taiwanese. We changed into our custom made (from Korea) hanboks, traditional Korean attire, while we greeted our guests during cocktail hour and provided oolong tea from Taiwan as our favors.
The inspiration really stemmed from my dress – simple, modern and clean. I found myself gravitating towards classic colors like navy, ivory and gold and ended up incorporating blush towards the end with the flowers (inspired by my shoes). There were lots of DIY projects – (1) spray painted frames, lanterns and cake toppers (two tigers representing the year we were both born); (2) hand written wedding program and dinner menu on mirrors; (3) tea favor jars with tulle and ribbon packaging; (4) handmade belt by my mom; and (5) hand painted wedding welcome sign. I highly recommend for brides to start as soon as possible (even though it may feel or seem like you’re jumping the gun) because there really are so many other things that need to be taken care of as the wedding date nears.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Communication really is key. Communicating well with your fiance, your family, your bridal party and your vendors regarding your research, ideas and expectations will significantly help in all aspects of the planning process. I found that the best vendors ended up being those that communicated well from the introductory email or phone call to the days leading up to the wedding. I also highly recommend hiring a day of coordinator as we did (just about 5 weeks out) and it was probably one of the best decisions we made. Also, remember to take a deep breath and keep the day in perspective.
Bridal Party Processional: Bach’s Air on G String
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Honoring Parents: A. Hasselmans’s Chanson de Mai?
Recessional: Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
Reception Entrance: “Safe and Sound,” Capital Cities
First Dance: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
Slideshow: “Lucky,” Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong