Who’s in the mood for a little California elegance to kick off the week? Attorneys Parisa + Ike blended their modern style and traditional Persian ceremony with the seriously incredible space (and views!) at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel and every one of MK Sadler’s images is pure magic. Take a look:
Parisa explains, I grew up in Laguna Beach and would often visit the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point for brunch or dinners with my parents. I have memories running around there as a kid and watching other brides with my dad. He would always tell me, “one day we’ll have your wedding here.” We didn’t really consider the venue until after we had looked at several other places, but once we went back and saw it, the familiarity and nostalgia of it all just made it a no brainer. Plus, its location and natural beauty made design a breeze!
I wanted the ceremony to reflect a traditional Persian ceremony with all the classic pieces and elements. I thought Terry of Elegant Sofreh Design did a fantastic job of staying true to the traditional aesthetic while also keeping it clean and contemporary. For the reception, we wanted to keep it simple: romantic lighting with lots of natural greens and whites.
Are you dying over her Monique Lhuillier gown right about now? The color is pistachio! Parisa also designed her bridesmaid dresses with a local dressmaker:
Did we mention that Parisa did most of the planning (with a guest list of 230) herself? She enlisted Details Details for the month of. Impressive!
MK Sadler is so talented and intuitive, but at the same time makes a concerted effort to know and understand her clients. She somehow perfectly captures the mood of each moment and can make the simplest shot look like a work of art. Every time I look through our photos I notice something new and find myself constantly grateful to have had her by my side. On top of everything else, she’s such a genuinely cool person and comforting presences—exactly who you’d want sharing your most intimate moments with you.
Congratulations, Parisa + Ike!
Photographer: MK Sadler / Videographer: Andrew Abajian / Venue, Cake, & Catering: Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, CA / Event Coordination: Chelsea Seviane of Details Details / Florist: Moon Canyon Design / Hair: Katie Webb of Juan Juan Salon / Makeup: 10.11 Makeup / Invitations: Signora Mare / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals/Ceremony Design: Terry Ajdar of Elegant Sofreh Design / Lighting: Amber Event Production / Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Monique Lhuillier from Erin Cole Couture Bridal in Costa Mesa, CA / Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Jewelry & Rings: Cartier & David Yurman / Bridesmaid Dresses: Designed by Bride & Made by Paty Castillo / Groom’s Suit, Shoes, & Accessories: Hugo Boss / Groomsmen Suits: The Black Tux / Flower Girl’s Dress: Stella McCartney Kids / Ring Bearer: J. Crew