The simplicity and sheer elegance of this California wedding will stop you in your tracks. We love the ocean-side ceremony setting, the all-white florals and the pretty use of candles and lights. But what really gets us is the bride’s chic Amsale Heather. We bet you’ll instantly think Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, (just like we did).
I always dreamt of getting married on the beach. We had an intimate ceremony with 80 guests, and I tried to keep it upbeat and fun by walking down the aisle to “California Girls” by the Beach Boys. The ceremony was very personal, but light hearted and non-denominational. We gave out flip flops, fun sunglasses by local San Diego company “Knockaround” so the guests would have shade, and mini inflatable beach balls rather than flower petals/rice for a twist on tradition.
Just as the theme of the ceremony was to keep everything upbeat and fun (i did not want any crying!), the theme of the reception was “fun”! We moved from the beach to the outdoor pool area which was decked in a “beach chic”: white and gold with large paper lanterns that reflected off the pool. We had a seated dinner of filet, swordfish or risotto and the cake was vanilla bean with passion fruit creme, my favorite flavor! Our DJ was a friend of one of the guests, and the dancing never stopped! And the night ended with the groom being thrown into the pool!
Alexis’ Wedding Dress Search
I tried on over 100+ dresses, mainly because my vision for the day kept changing. I ended up picking the Amsale Heather because it was elegant and timeless with a modern twist – my “muse” was Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and I was inspired by the simple and chic Narciso Rodriguez dress she wore many years ago. The Heather was the perfect dress for a beach wedding and fit the venue perfectly. My wedding dress was so much more beautiful than I imagined – I felt like a supermodel once my hair was up! I felt like the dress was very “me” without any lace or tulle.
How She Felt In Her Amsale Heather
Stunning, chic, classy
Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
I’d love for someone to get as much enjoyment out of the dress as I did. I live in a small apartment in NYC and really don’t need to store it, I’d rather give it to someone else so they can feel as beautiful! I think it looks so much better on!