Married on November 17th, 2018
DARA + GARRETT HENRICKSEN
Where did your inspiration for your wedding come from?
“We love the aesthetic of our venue, Colony Palms Hotel. It has an old Hollywood--meets Moroccan--meets laid back California vibe, which we really wanted to play off of. We worked closely with our planners/designers, Hello Gem, to enrich the hotel's color palate with tons of greenery and florals in various shades of oxblood and white, as well as lit candles all over the property to create a warm glow throughout the night.”
Bride, Dara, is wearing ‘Arlene’ by Idan Cohen from Kinsley James Couture Bridal.
the first look
The bride’s favorite moment
“Garrett breaking the glass early at the end of our ceremony. Our officiant was about to explain to our guests what the breaking of the glass symbolized, but Garrett thought she indicated it was time to step on it, so he did (and broke it pretty well). The photos from that moment are priceless and you can see both the shock and laughter that ensued. It was a perfect moment that you couldn't have scripted.”
Do you have any advice for future brides?
“Take a mental snapshot during the reception--look out at all your guests, the atmosphere, the environment, try to remember the music that's playing and remember how you feel at that exact moment. The night goes by pretty fast, so I think it's important to take these mental snapshots that you can come back to. Also, hold hands with your partner as best as possible during the reception. Guests will try to pull you both in different directions to say hello and offer congratulatory wishes throughout the night. The day/night is about the two of you and experiencing such a wonderful life milestone together.”
CONGRATULATIONS DARA & GARRETT!
Photographer: Chris Glenn
Wedding Planner & Design: Hello Gem Events
Jeweler: ERA Jewelry
Videographer: Sunbeat Films
Venue: Colony Palms Hotel
Florals: Hello Gem Events
Hair: Nicoletta Gauci
Makeup: Tanika McConnell
Cake: Over The Rainbow
Lighting: Elite AV
Rentals: Town & Country; Planks and Patina; Signature Party Rentals