Luminescent Beach House Wedding: Jessica & Gabe Married!

Hello friends, and happy Tuesday!


There’s just something a little extra magical about the sun’s glow when fall comes to Los Angeles. Almost a year ago, Jessica & Gabe were married in an oh so luminescent soiree in Manhattan Beach. This gorgeous couple’s wedding was one of our favorites from 2015, because they were just two of the most gosh darn nice and likeable people! The couple really wanted their special day to reflect their fun, laid back personalities in so many sweet and unique ways. We’re so excited to share it with you all…



Jessica and Gabe went with the warm, coastal feel of Manhattan Beach’s Verandas Beach House. This breathtaking venue worked so perfectly with the clean, soft pastels, and the couple’s laid back vibes. It also had a very appealing sense of progression, with the shifting indoor and outdoor presence.



The ceremony began with “Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togeva today.” We loved seeing these die hard fans of The Princess Bride movie in “twue wuv”!resized-for-blog-2jess-and-gabe-ceremony-143resized-for-blog-3

While most weddings use the florals as the main centerpoint of decor, this wedding really brought out the power of the glow. The candles, light fixtures, and setting sun produced a simply enchanting luminescence.


One thing that the couple really wanted was to make their wedding a true destination for friends and family from New York and Chicago. This was reflected through a cute map guestbook, as well as through signature drinks and eats typical of each city represented (think Chicago dogs and fish tacos… yum)!


All the guests danced the night away. And in true cool-couple form, they lead the whole wedding to the afterparty at a dive bar down the street. How awesome are these two? Congratulations on your new life together, Dr. & Mrs. Carpio! For more of Jessica & Gabe, check out their sweet wedding video here!


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