This wedding, you guys, is eye candy. But instead of lollipops and chocolates, it’s stunning bride and breathtaking venue. Both adjectives also apply to both nouns.
Mackenzie was constantly beaming her entire wedding day. And why shouldn’t she? She was marrying her handsome groom, overlooking some of the most gorgeous Southern California landscape, and celebrating on a property that made her feel like the queen she truly was. After all, it is said that on the wedding day, the bride and groom are royalty, and there was nothing less than the royal treatment given to this couple.
Eric and his groomsmen all looked devilishly handsome as they got ready together and, later, celebrated with the entire wedding party.
It’s hard not to drool over all the modern touches of this Jewish wedding: their take on a chuppah with a floating chandelier in the center was chic to the chic-est power; Mackenzie’s dress was the perfect combination of sexy and romantic with classic and timeless nods thanks to the lace; and their tablescapes, while draped in whites and silvers, whispered hints of geometric styles in the centerpieces and chargers.
What a truly remarkable wedding!
Mazel tov, Mackenzie and Eric!
Photographer: Sergey Green through Luxury Estate Weddings and Events
Venue: Private Vineyard Estate through Luxury Estate Weddings and Events
Rentals: A1 Party Rentals
Cake Designer: Hansen’s Cakes
Floral Design: Petals By Xavi
Cinematographer: Sergey Green
Photo Booth Equipment: SoCal ShutterBooth
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Having developed a love of fine shoes late in life, it was upon wearing a newly-acquired pair of red velvet Marc Jacobs heels that Lauren met Joe — or rather Joe spied Lauren’s red shoes — as she crossed the road to attend a plush London soiree. It so happened that Joe was also attending the same event and spent the rest of the evening trying to find the owner of the red shoes. Eventually, after much searching, he did and they hit it off immediately. The rest, as they say, is history and Lauren and Joe were married in the incredible grounds of ‘La Sorgente di Francesca’ — a lovingly-restored Borgo dating back to 1400, which nestles gently in the rolling Tuscan hills of the ancient village of Fiesole, just outside Florence.
Before the wedding. the couple were photographed around Florence with Lauren wearing her red shoes in a nod to how they first met. The following day, wearing an elegant, beaded strapless dress, flowers in her hair, and carrying a bouquet of cream roses, gardenias and jasmine, Lauren married Joe who wore a suit he’d had handmade in Venice with a Scottish thistle as his button.
Following an intimate chuppah ceremony, their guests enjoyed an aperitivo of local delicacies and fine wine and relaxed by the poolside in the warm afternoon sunshine, as the sound of jazz filled the air. After the official photographs that included shots of the beautiful surroundings and Tuscan scenery, the couple and their guests were piped into dinner by a Scot’s piper before dining on a feast of Italian specialities at a square table decorated with sunflowers. Later in the evening after the sun had gone down, the courtyard became their dance floor where the jazz band took to the stage once more to entertain Lauren, Joe and their guest as they danced under the stars.
Mazel tov, Lauren and Joe!
Photographer: Belle Momenti Photography
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You know it’s going to be a good day when you walk in & the bridesmaids are doing the Soulja Boy dance together! That fun energy set the tone for Alyssa and Jonathan’s Sheraton Inner Harbor wedding, and the rest of the day followed suit! Even though it was freakin’ COLD out, Alyssa and Jono did their First Look out on the convention center walkway, and the rest of their bridal party joined them. Afterwards, they signed their Ketubah, Jono veiled his bride, their sisters lit the 4th candle of the Chanukah menorah, and their moms smashed a plate — all before they headed down the aisle to wed.
Alyssa, a huge Disney fan, was escorted down the aisle by her parents to “When You Wish Upon a Star” performed by a string quartet, bringing smiles to all who know her. Under their custom-made Chuppah, they opted to read love letters that they had written to one another, instead of saying vows. Beautiful, emotion-filled love letters. A joyful “Mazel Tov” filled the air, and rose petals were tossed, as the newlyweds made their way back down the aisle.
The reception was kicked off by the band “Spectrum” and everyone joined in for the Horah! The dance floor was packed the entire night, and every last detail was attended to by the amazing Lemon+Lime design team. The purple uplighting, beautiful floral arrangements on the tables, and the sparkly table numbers added the perfect purple stylings to create a festive, formal, and romantic atmosphere. Jono appeased his guests by getting up on stage and singing his famous rendition of “Love Shack” with his best man – it.was.AWESOME!! At the end of the night, guests picked up a satchel of donuts on their way out the door, in celebration of Chanukah!
Mazel tov, Alyssa and Jonathan!
Photographer: tPoz Photography
Reception Venue: Sheraton Inner Harbor
Jewelry: Bespoke Fine Jewelry
Makeup Artist: Beyond Brides Hair & Makeup
Dress Designer: Christina Wu
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Group
Lighting: Event Dynamics
Floral Designer: JJ Cummings Floral Co.
Event Designer: lemon & lime event design
Officiant: Rabbi Ari Sunshine
Dress Store: Renaissance Bridals
Band: Washington Talent Agency’s Spectrum
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From the bride, Simone:
My husband is my hero. I met Mark in high school on a Jewish retreat. He was friends with some of my friends, and they told me I would love him. At only 17, I wasn’t looking for love yet especially since I recently finished Leukemia treatment (now I am 7 years off treatment!). Well, we met, and I fell in love. I hear all the time how “brave” I was or what an “inspiration” I am; that is really sweet, but I had no choice but to battle this cancer. When I met Mark, I was worried he’d think that I was untouchable and weak, but he shook my hand firmly and gave me the strongest smile. We flirted; he had no idea what that meant for me. It meant that I was doing something “normal.” My husband helped me learn what “normal” is. That is the greatest gift a cancer survivor could ever hope for.
Our wedding is based off of this fairytale. In our relationship, there is no glitz, glam, and sparkle. Our fairytale is raw and real. I respect time and the life that is to be lived. I wanted to share this with our friends and family. Therefore, the theme for our wedding was Grimm’s Fairytales. I have read every Grimm Fairytale and there is rarely a happy ending. But, the Grimm brothers portrayed life’s important lessons through these tales. There were little objects (each table represented a tale) and old copies of the books themselves as part of the decor.
Mark and I are so happy with how the wedding turned out. The space was filled with love and happiness. We are so excited for the future.
Mazel tov, Simone and Mark!
Photographer: Deborah Coleman Photography
Planner: Chantal Events
Catering: Ladies Who Lunch
Pie: Three Babes Bakeshop
Ginger Cake: Crixa Cakes
Venue: Conservatory of Flowers
Flowers: Flora Grubb Gardens
Lights: Got Light
DJ: DJ Matteo
Duet for Ceremony: Kriika
Photo booth: Magnolia Photo Booth
Ben is from Israel and his parents were in town shortly after he proposed to Eden, so they decided to plan their wedding in two weeks in order for his parents could attend!
They were married at Moraine Lake in Lake Louise Alberta, in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. The ceremony site looked over the gorgeous, crystal blue lake. The natural surroundings look so pristine and perfect — like something out of a Lord of the Rings movie. The scenery is truly amazing and makes for the most romantic backdrop. Eden and Ben posed for photos around the lake after they said “I do” and then the newlyweds headed off to an intimate wedding dinner with close family and friends in the city of Banff.
Mazel tov, Eden and Ben!
Photographer: Milton Photography
Editorial Partner: Two Bright Lights