The long awaited Part II of Angele & Fernando’s Beautiful wedding is finally here. (If you haven’t had a chance to check out Part I click here to watch a little glimpse of such a memorable night!). The wedding was held in the beautiful city of Santa Monica,CA at The Victorian. Such a beautiful venue and great staff. With just minutes away from the beach our couple was able to sneak off for a few minutes to take amazing sunset photos down at the beach. These photos truly showcase all the emotions throughout the day from surprise guest attendees, to heartfelt speeches, this night was amazing. We are very grateful to have been a part of Angele & Fernando’s big day!
Check down below to read all about the inspiration, thoughts and experience from our Bride & Groom!
From the Bride & Groom:
#1- Please tell us about your wedding inspiration.
Fernando and I are both romantic, traditional, and enjoy all things classic. We loved the venue the moment we visited, as it felt intimate, simple and elegant, and it set the tone for our theme. We chose soft, romantic colors, and got lots of ideas from the Style me Pretty blog.
#2- Why do you think hiring a wedding planner is so important?
We wanted to enjoy the wedding day, and we wanted our closest friends and family to enjoy the wedding day too, and therefore a wedding planner was a must. Everyone has loads of questions on the wedding day, and it’s natural to turn to the bride and groom for an answer; having a wedding planner to redirect all those questions to was key.
Early on, Love is Sweet helped us develop the right timeline, reviewed vendor contracts, and provided wedding planning tips along the way. On the day of the rehearsal, they provided clear instructions to our wedding party (a large party of over 20 people), and ensured we all knew what we were doing. On the day of, they were simply phenomenal. One assistant was setting up at the venue, while the other assistant was helping the girls out (bride and bridesmaids) and the other assistant was helping the guys out (groom and groomsmen). They picked up lunch for us, made sure we stayed on schedule, answered every possible question that popped up, connected with the vendors to make sure they arrived and set up on time, they paid the vendors on our behalf, put all the décor away at the end of the night and the list goes on and on.
I was really impressed by this in particular: On our wedding day, one of my bridesmaids (who lives in France) decided to surprise me by coming, which I thought would be impossible given her particular circumstances. She told my husband a couple months before the wedding, and with the help of Love is Sweet Events, they planned the surprise perfectly. Together, they though through every detail – the bridesmaid bouquet, the hair/makeup, the seating, the processional pairings, the carpool arrangements! It was the best surprise ever, and it amazes me that they pulled it off without me suspecting one bit! SEAMLESS!
#3- If you have to name one favorite moments in of your wedding day, what would this be?
We had so many special moments. It’s really hard to just give one.
When Fernando kissed me in the church the moment we signed the marriage certificate, that was pretty amazing. At that moment, it’s official and it’s really exciting!
#4- What would you like to tell your friends and family?
The love that we felt from all our friends and family was overwhelmingly wonderful. We feel so loved and blessed that so many of our friends and family were able to celebrate our special day with us.
Venue: The Victorian | Wedding Coordinator: Love Is Sweet Events | Photographer: Koman Photography | Videographer: Royal Films Production | DJ: Luxury Dj’s | Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting | Florist: The Flower Lab | Hair & Make-up: S Studios | Wedding Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop