Real Wedding | Christine + Jake

Here’s a gorgeous Southern California wedding that’s full of style and charm. Beautiful flowers, a sophisticated ambience and one of the most unique wedding cakes I have ever seen make this celebration a real stand-out. Don’t miss it!

Christine & Jake | July 30, 2011 | Ritz Carlton, Marina del Rey, California

The ceremony

Our ceremony was held at the Garden Gazebo at The Ritz Carlton.

The reception

We had a cocktail hour on the terrace overlooking the Marina, followed by dinner and dancing in The Ritz Ballroom with 125 guests.

How Christine felt in her wedding dress

Like a dream come true!

Why she decided to sell her wedding dress

I had no intentions of spending so much on my wedding dress.  I searched high and low to find my perfect dress but nothing took my breath away until I saw this one.  It is too beautiful of a dress to tuck away in a closet!

Christine’s wedding dress: Ines Di Santo, Taylor / Photography: Duke Photography