CHELSI + DAKOTA
Married on August 4, 2018
“I didn't want my wedding to be just another "cookie-cutter" wedding.” says bride describing her dream day.
INSPIRATION FOR HER GOWN: A BRIDE WITH A VISION
“As far as my dress goes I knew I had to have something different that would stand out. I was thinking about a hi-low dress. I saw Whitney Port's a few years ago and still loved it to this day so I thought it might be fun and modern but had never tried one on so I wasn't sure what I would think. I could not find one anywhere but it was my mission to find one. About 150 dresses later, I finally found one but it was extremely plain and not what I was envisioning at all. I explained my vision of a hi-low dress with a dramatic train, covered in beading and different textures to KJ and they assured me that we could make it happen. And it turned out to be the most amazing dress I could have ever asked for.”
“I'm from Southern California so I've always been obsessed with palms and wanted a tropical vibe so my floral choice was clear to me. I didn't want any flowers, just tropical leaves of all kinds. My favorite flower is an orchid so my bouquet had strictly orchids and all sorts of tropical leaves. I knew I wanted a beach vibe but didn't want it to be extremely casual and hard for guests to move around in the sand so Huntington Bay Club was the perfect venue. It is in the most gorgeous building and prime location with it's own private beach into the Harbor.”
ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE:
I definitely think that a lot of brides try to be people-pleasers and accommodate everyone else. They make decisions based on the reactions or assumed reactions that they will get. But at the end of the day, it is YOUR day. Your one day to shine and have it perfectly the way you want it. So don't take into account everyone else's opinion (maybe your fiance too, haha). But always make decisions based on what you want to do, no one else's opinions matter on YOUR day!