Modern California wedding: Lindsey + Aaron

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The LA lovin’ that’s happening in today’s wedding might have you considering a move to sunny California. Lindsey + Aaron’s wedding has all the makings of a true California experience. Palm trees, a view of the Pacific Ocean, a white hot dance floor (literally), and a stunning blend of modern patterns in a sunset color scheme. The list of amazing vendors involved in making this Cali wedding superb is too long to list, so just keep reading to see for yourself!

modern citrus california wedding

modern citrus california wedding

modern citrus california wedding

modern citrus california wedding

modern citrus california wedding

The Bel-Air Bay Club is quintessential California. We knew we wanted an open-air view, and searched up and down the entire Southern California coast before we found BABC. It is rarely listed on wedding vendor sites, but I happen to find it inadvertently looking at a photographer’s portfolio. We went to visit the venue and instantly fell in love. It was perfect. Although it was more than we originally hoped to spend on a venue, we had to make it work. It was our splurge.

modern citrus california wedding

modern citrus california wedding

modern citrus california wedding

From Jesi: Lindsey really loves modern Jonathan Adler style decor, so Carissa from JL Designs really killed it to create a tablescape that reflected that. White chiavari chairs went amazingly with the white dance floor, and worked great to really understate the fact that we were in a ballroom.  The retro print linens from Latavola were key in us achieving our modern, yet sunset vibe. As far as the master behind the homemade jams and jam jars, that’s all Aaron’s aunt, Jan Bail. She flew them out all the way from Chicago! They served as dual purpose favors/seat assignments with a cute little note, “Jam Over to Your Seat” to tie it all in.

modern citrus california wedding

Pitbulls and Posies thought of the brilliant play on words with using Lindsey and Aaron’s first name initials to create the “I love LA” slogan. Now, to think of all the different play on words you could make with your initials…

Then came the dancing. Their first dance song was a special one. They danced to Ray LaMontagne’s, You Are the Best Thing – which also played when Aaron proposed! Listen to it here:

modern citrus california wedding

How can you not hit the dance floor this hard when DJ Smiles Davis is on the turntables and you’ve got an entire white dance floor for the night! Curious to know the song that kicked off their dance party? Groove is in the Heart by Deee-Lite.

Congrats to the happy couple!

Photography: Gabriel Ryan / Videographer: Sharkpig / Coordination + styling: Jesi Haack / Flowers: JL Designs / Venue: Bel-Air Bay Club / Quartet: Supernova / Music: DJ Smiles Davis / Desserts: My Sweet and Saucy / Paper goods design (Invitations, escort cards, menus): Pitbulls and Posies / Printing: HardingPoorman / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Wedding favors (jam jars): Jan Bail / Hair: Nicole Deanne & Dry Bar / Bride’s dress + veil: Vera Wang / Belt: Untamed Petals / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik /Jewelry: J Rings are Michael B. / Bridesmaid Dresses: Priscilla of Boston Beverly Hills / Groom’s and Groomsmen’s suits and pocket squares: Jos. A. Bank / Groom’s and Groomsmen’s shoes: Steve Madden / Groom’s and Groomsmen’s ties: Calvin Klein

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invitation consultants on Oct 13, 2011

loving the updo and the "i love la" banner!

jesi haack on Oct 13, 2011

oh my, thank you SO much for your amazing post and your sweet words!!!! I just love everything about this couple AND this wedding!!! So blessed to have worked with all of the talent behind this production!

Lauren @ ELD on Oct 13, 2011

I'm loving the use of the patterns in the design of this wedding! And of course the orange!

Studio 1948 on Oct 13, 2011

Love the orange! Beautiful wedding.

Jacquelyn on Oct 13, 2011

Wow! The tablescapes are awesome! Love the I Love LA!

Melody@Sweet&SaucyShop on Oct 13, 2011

Thanks so much for the post! Loved working on this wedding!

JL DESIGNS on Oct 13, 2011

Thanks for the feature girls! I loved this one! Xoxo

Kate on Oct 13, 2011

Oh wow, the orange is so fresh!

Oh Sweet Escape on Oct 13, 2011

i'm so in love with this wedding gown. just gorgeous!

Leila | Be Inspired PR on Oct 14, 2011

LOVE this wedding! The oranges at the altar are amazing! Talented friends :)

Sarah {A Paper Proposal} on Oct 14, 2011

LOVE the fresh and modern look of this wedding. The ceremony setup is really beautiful - I love the elegance and simplicity of it. The "I LOVE LA" sign behind the sweets table is super cute, too!

Amber Moon on Oct 18, 2011

Loved being a part of this - in awe of everyone! Congrats L+A!!!!! xxoo!

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