Bride Kristin chose an iconic wedding dress look for a classic wedding venue. Her gorgeous Chantilly lace Romona Keveza wedding gown came with long sleeves, which paid homage to the style of legendary brides through the decades. The amazing estate which hosted Kristin and Aaron’s vows and reception was decked out in an elegant vintage-inspired theme with blush pink, cream and glimmers of gold.
Kristin + Aaron | June 14, 2014 | San Clemente, California | Dress Listing: Romona Keveza RK526
The Ceremony When it came to planning our wedding, we knew that we wanted the day to be intimate and private. Il Palazzo was the first venue that we looked at. We were married in the backyard of this beautiful Tuscan-inspired estate. Our florist arranged for us the most beautiful flowers that matched the crème garden roses in the backyard, with hints of blush and dove grey, our wedding colors. Following the ceremony, our guests gathered for cocktails before moving indoors for the reception.
The Reception Our reception took place inside of the Il Palazzo Estate beneath its 36-foot tall ceilings and crystal chandeliers which hung from nearly every room throughout. For our grand entrance, we walked down the double spiral staircase in front of our closest friends and family. The estate truly is as magnificent as it is grand. The 36,000-square-foot estate sits on a hilltop overlooking the ocean on nearly two acres. It’s unbelievable to think that we didn’t even monopolize half of the home the day of our wedding!
Kristin’s Dress Search How many dresses did I try on? ONE!! I knew from the get-go that I wanted my wedding dress to have sleeves. I’ve always been inspired by iconic brides in history — from Grace Kelly to Kate Middleton — and I couldn’t have found a more perfect dress than the Romona Keveza gown that I walked down the aisle in. It was the first wedding dress that I tried on, and I knew from the moment I took one look at those beautiful lace sleeves that that was MY wedding dress.
How Kristin Felt in Her Wedding Dress Elegant, Timeless, Beautiful.
Why Kristin Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress It’s such a beautiful dress!! Although I would love nothing more than to keep it forever, the reality is that it will wind up being boxed up for storage or hanging in a closet. I would love for another bride (or two, or three…!) to wear it and keep its beauty alive.