Real Wedding | Katherine + Alex

This garden terrace wedding in Beverly Hills is absolutely breathtaking…Modern and elegant, with a rich sense of design and texture.  And what an incredible focal point Katherine and Alex are in their deliciously high-fashion attire.  It feels like magic to experience Katherine in her Vera Wang Ghillian gown…just saying “Chrysanthemum organza blossom skirt” gives me goose bumps!  Don’t miss Katherine’s wardrobe change for her reception or the gorgeous choice of  bridesmaids dresses which perfectly continued the organza theme in a chic slate colour. Cheers!

Katherine + Alex | March 24, 2012 | Beverly Hills, California


Ceremony + Reception
Our ceremony was held outdoors in the Garden Terrace.  We got so lucky with beautiful Cali weather as it was expected to rain on our wedding day! In the reception, the candlelight’s soft amber glow created a classic ambiance to the room, and the pop of red roses on white orchids and hydrangeas grounded with black brought in the modern style that we wanted.  


Katherine’s Dress Search
I knew the Ghillian was “the one” the moment I tried it on at Bergdorfs with my mom. But when it came to actually purchasing I ended up getting the Diana dress at the Vera Wang boutique in NYC. It was the biggest mistake for me as I knew I should have gone with my heart. I ended up regretting and Vera Wang was nice enough to exchange it for me a month into it for my DREAM DRESS!

How Katherine Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Elegant, Glamorous, Timeless

Why Katherine Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
As much as it is hard to let her go, I believe this dress deserves to be worn again as she is too beautiful and stunning to be kept in a box or hung in my closet.

Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Ghillian | Photography: Esther Sun Photography
 | Ceremony + Reception Venue: SLS Hotel Beverly Hills 
| Event Planning: My Bride Story
 | Floral Design: The Mille Fiore
 | Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop