I’m so happy to share the first set of our wedding photos: Our Look. And just to warn you, there are quite a few. Just like our engagement shoot, I had a tough time excluding photos.
The venue we chose, Malibu Rocky Oaks, was absolutely stunning in every way. The views were breathtaking, the house was charming and to be honest we just wanted to move in after our wedding. It was the very first venue we saw actually, and everything after just couldn’t match the magical nature of this place. Side note: funny story, but the week before we got married we watched the movie Hangover Part III and the mansion in this movie “owned” by the gangster played by John Goodman was in fact Malibu Rocky Oaks. Crazy, right?
Since we were getting married in six-months one of the very first things I had to do was go dress shopping. I had no idea there was a standard 5-month turnaround to get a dress. The first place I went to was the Lovely Bride in Los Angeles, and it was an amazing experience. Those ladies are so nice and helpful. And the dress I ended up wearing was the second dress I tried on. I knew I wanted lace, something that was more form-fitting and I was hoping to find something with a dramatic back. This dress had it all. But for some reason I wanted to see what else was out there. Big mistake! The more options you have the more confusing it can get. So if you see one you love even if it is the first dress, go for it. I was lucky, because I almost missed the deadline to order this dress.
Once the wedding day came, Brain and I actually felt very calm. We were both ready. I got ready upstairs in the master suite of Rocky Oaks with my cousin, grandma and mom. I had sofia champagne and skinny girl margaritas for us to sip on while we listened to music. Brian was downstairs with his friends and close family members in a room with 7 TV’s on the wall. They watched every football game that was on that day at the same time and drank beer and scotch. I remember when I was getting ready, my arms felt tingly and I didn’t have any stress or worry. I felt completely in the moment and I couldn’t have been more excited. And I kept wondering how Brian was doing and if he was nervous.
My hair was done by one of my good friends, Amy who was actually the person who cut both Brian’s hair and my hair before we moved to Seattle. I sent her a few photos beforehand and Amy played around with it a little, but truly pulled out her magic wand on the day of the wedding. I knew I wanted some volume on top with a soft bun around the nap of my neck, but left all the creativity up to Amy.
My makeup was done by Mandy with Fiore Beauty. She actually did my makeup for our engagement shoot and I knew I wanted her to be there on my wedding day. She was just so talented, nice and easy to be around. I really couldn’t have asked for sweeter ladies to be with me to help put my look together. I felt so lucky and thankful to have them.
As my something blue, I wore my mom’s sapphire wedding ring. Something borrowed, I wore my aunts earring. Something old, I wore my grandmothers bracelet and held onto my great grandfathers handkerchief. Something new, were my sparkly Kate Spade shoes.
I had already seen Brian’s entire look—a dark gray suit, a crisp white shirt paired with a soft pink tie and pocket square. So handsome! When we went shopping, Brian knew he wanted something he could wear again and again and that’s why we didn’t go the standard tux look.
Photographs: Paige Jones Bride details: Dress: Watters (purchased at Lovely Bride Los Angeles) Flowers: Heather of Twig and Twine Shoes: Kate Spade New York Make up: Mandy for Fiore Beauty Hair: Amy from Studio DNA Hollywood Groom details: Suit: Gucci (purchased at Nordstrom) Shoes and shirt: Hugo Boss (purchased at Nordstrom) Tie, pocket square and socks: The Tie Bar
All inspiration for our looks came from Pinterest. You can find my Pins here.
Still to come: The Ceremony, Dinner and Dancing, and our Honeymoon.