the STYLE defined {Kelsey and Jeff ~ Beach Wedding}

From the posts below, you saw the gorgeous, OVE R THE TOP, details for Kelsey and Jeff’s beach wedding at the Hotel Del Coronado. Now its time to break it all down and dissect…who were all the lovely people/vendors there to make it all happen? What gown did she wear? How were the colors selected, etc. My goal for “the STYLE defined” is to answer questions like these  about each event I post. Many brides want to know all the juicy details of how and what makes up such gorgeous weddings; and I LOVE sharing them!!

Kelsey and Jeff were attracted to Bright, Vibrant and Stark colors. So selecting 1 or 2 colors for their wedding pallet really wasn’t an option. Kelsey LOVES color and and texture so bringing in multiple layers of lush floral and elements is what made her beach style wedding work. Kelsey and Jeff also loved clean and crisp  so we had to marry these to concepts together. In my first design meeting with Kelsey and Jeff they said that they LOVE LOVE LOVE orchids. Well, who better to do the job for them than the “orchid queen” herself, Karen Tran! She is known for her over the top spillage of orchids.  Every part of the wedding incorporated orchids, this was  so important to them! Although they wanted their Beach wedding not to be too FORMAL, they did want it to be very chic. The lush and abundance of florals assisted in making the event more sophisticated and refined.  Adding in the AMAZING, one of a Kind, Custom Zig Zag Dance floor (provided by Platinum Pro, Inc.) also made this wedding CHIC, HIP and Modern! PERFECTION!

THE DRESS:  When Kelsey and I discussed her wedding dress, we talked about all types of styles, formalities, her personality and the look that she wanted to portray on her wedding day. For Kelsey, she didnt want to feel stuffy or confined. She didnt want lace or ‘bling’. Kelsey’s 2011 ENZOANI (“FABI”) Dress was the ideal fit. The chiffon fabric allowed for a more flowy feel, perfect for a beachside wedding. The sweetheart neckline was also an important detail for Kelsey’s gown. In my opinion, everyone looks great in a Sweetheart neckline! It accentuates collar bones, giving you a longer more lean upper body look. Great look, Kelsey!

THE BRIDESMAIDS: Picking the perfect bridesmaids dress is always so difficult for every bride. We want trendy and hip, but also classy and timeless. COLOR is also such a huge deciding factor when picking what works best for your event. For this beach wedding, the AMSALE  dress with the chiffon fabric was decided to be the best fit. It allowed for the “flowy” and “airy” look that Kelsey desired for the ceremony. Not too casual, but also not too formal. Since our florals were going to be an abundance of color and texture, the dark Teal was a beautiful base and backdrop to make all the other color POP! Its also a very attractive color for  most skin tones, flattering most body types.

THE GROOM/GROOMSMEN: Keeping with the look and feel of this event, Jeff too wanted to be FORMAL but not Stuffy. He personally has fabulous style, so this was a no brainer for him. Suits it was! Gorgeous and colorful ties made this look flow beautifully with the girls. And the GRAY was stunning. Its nice to have a more muted color other than black. Black can be very harsh and with these color tones, the gray was perfect. I love that the guys also showed off their FUN and Hip, Surfer style by sporting their VANS! Way cool!

A huge thank you to ALL of the wonderful vendors involved. What a fabulous day it was and I was so thankful to be a contributing part in it all.

XoXo, Emily 

 

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