Michelle and Sean wed on September 9, 2016, at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, California. Michelle, an apparel designer, took charge of the planning, including designing the invitation suite and paper goods. Inspired by the pastel colors of the California sky, a mix of pink and dusty mauve roses, ranunculus and stock were used to create a stunning arch, where the couple exchanged vows in front of 84 guests. Hydrangeas were tied to the ends of aisles to create an ombre’ of blue. The bride’s bouquet was finished with a Chanel clover brooch, as a nod to the bride’s love of fashion and to her new name, O’Leary.
A custom made porcelain figurine of the couple’s pet names, Bunny and Bear, sat on top of tiers of cherry almond and blueberry cake. Their wedding would not be complete without acknowledging the movie that brought Michelle and Sean together. The couple set up an “I Spy” game where guests had to identify references to the movie, (a total of nineteen). The items were dispersed throughout the wedding in the form of music, decor, food and spoken word. The winner, who was announced before the last dance, received a gift basket of gourmet treats, wine, and of course…Scotch. A fitting end to a classy evening.
Venue/Catering: Shutters on the Beach | Wedding Coordinator: Kelley Lee Gin – Picture Perfect Events | Photography: Valorie Darling Photography | Design: Michelle Montiel Design | Hair: Meg O’Hare Beauty: Ashley Antoine | Makeup: Meg O’Hare Beauty: Miles George | Flowers: WenFloral | Cake: The Butter End Cakery | Invites: Michelle Montiel Design | DJ: Vox DJs | Videographer: Cinevent | Wedding Dress Designer: Jinza Couture Bridal | Wedding Shoes: Chanel | Reception Dress: Alice & Olivia | Reception Shoes: Stewart Weitzman | Bridesmaids’ Dress Designers: White by Vera Wang | Suit/Tux Designer: Michael Kors
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