Real Wedding | Talia + Aaron

Talia and Aaron’s wedding was Southern California perfection. Married under clear blue skies, surrounded by friends and family, they kept their wedding personal and intimate. Oh, by the way, I love how much Talia loved her wedding dress. And for good reason too…the stunning strapless Monique Lhuillier gown was simple and chic. Congratulations to this stylish and elegant couple.

Talia + Aaron | July 24, 2010 | Santa Barbara, California

How they met

Aaron and I met at a holiday party. I walked in, spotted him, and demanded to meet him. We hit it off and dated for about 2 years before we got engaged!

The ceremony

Our ceremony was amazing. It was outside and we arranged the seats in a circle so that everyone could be around us. It felt intimate and I really enjoyed that.

The reception

The reception was inside of the big Loggia Ballroom and was so much fun! We hired an awesome band from LA and Aaron and I danced all night!

Splurges & Savings

We splurged on the band and flowers. In the end they were both definitely worth it. I felt I saved on my wedding dress. I secretly wanted one of the giant $10,000 gowns but I knew that I would regret it. I was sooooo happy with the dress that I wore. I felt beautiful and it was so light that I was able to run around and enjoy myself all night.

How she knew her wedding dress was “The One

I really tried on a million dresses. I mean a million. None of them looked right. Then I was at Monique Lhuillier in Los Angeles on Melrose and the girl that was helping me said “trust me and try this one on.” I did and absolutely fell in love!! The fabric was amazing (almost like a light linen) and the dress was so classy and feminine. That was it. I was in heaven. For the next 6 months I think I went to try my dress on 20 times. I would make up excuses to go put it on. I needed to see it with my earrings or my shoes and I wanted to show my friend Tracy or Val. The women at the store were so patient with me! 🙂

Why she decided to sell her wedding dress

The truth is, I have decided to sell my dress because I don’t know what else to do with it. I would love for someone else to wear it and enjoy it as much as I did! That would be so great.

Talia’s wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier: Sienna

Photography: Aaron Delesie

Wedding planner: Beth Helmstetter Events