Happy New Year Friends!
Today I am happy to share Rie & Hiro’s wedding with you. They are seriously one of the sweetest, kindest, most gentile couples we have had the privilege of working with. It is crazy to think these lovebirds got hitched a whole year ago. And we were all super excited to have Style Me Pretty feature the wedding on their blog recently!
The couple tied the knot at Verandas Beach House in Manhattan beach. The venue was just perfect for the couple. There is an easy elegance about the place, which fit effortlessly with Hiro & Rie’s personalities and sense of style. It is amazing to me that the venue finds a way to be both elegant and laid back at the same time, and with the beach only a few blocks away, the couple was able to get their toes in the sand for a few beautiful ‘love shots.’
We decided to go with an aesthetic pallet of white, cream and blush with gorgeous little pops of gold. We wanted the whole thing to feel simultaneously romantic, classic and modern and I am happy to report that everything turned out simply gorgeous. We brought in satin gold linens as the base for our table-scape. Soft, full blooms and florals were utilized in neutral and blush tones to bring out the romance. Every table number, sign and printed item was designed with a type of pho-calligraphy that helped keep things modern, but also brought in a sense of timeless elegance. Thank God Erin J Saldana was there to capture each meticulously designed detail.
The specialty drinks were particularly fun! Hiro choose a Moscow Mule for his designer cocktail, but Rie’s pink lemonade was super fab with its’ sparkling gold rim. The favors also had their own charm that enhanced the overall vibe of the day. The couple purchased baby French Macaroons from one of their favorite bakeries, cased them in clear boxes and then wrapped them with super cute ribbon and a customized tag. Finally, to make the party space feel more festive, we hung tissues puffs in the couples’ colors at varying heights over the dance floor.
On a personal note, the thing that I most remember about Rie & Hiro’s wedding was just how dang emotional the whole day was for everyone involved (in a good way, I promise!). When they laughed, they did so with great joy, when the bridal party pitched in to help, they did so with great vigor. And when they cried during the toasts, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house (including mine). It was a gorgeous, fun day that no one in attendance will soon forget. Happy Anniversary Rie & Hiro!