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With the flowers blooming, birds chirping, and the abundance of sunshine, it's no surprise that so many couples choose to get hitched in the springtime. There's really no better way to celebrate your never-ending love for one another than by tying the knot — surrounded by the beauty of nature. From the picturesque venue to the ethereal dress, here's how to have the perfect happily ever after garden wedding in L.A.
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The Venue: Hotel Bel-Air's Swan Lake Gardens
Realize your dream of a picture-perfect storybook garden wedding at the Hotel Bel-Air's enchanting Swan Lake setting. The glamorous garden venue can accommodate nuptials of 10-300 guests. Majestic bridges, stone fountains, lush always-blooming gardens, and charming grottos set the scene for an unforgettable celebration.
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The Dress: Claire Pettibone
A garden wedding calls for an elegant, ethereal dress. Claire Pettibone is an L.A. designer that creates exquisite gowns overflowing with earthy elegance. Visit her flagship Los Angeles atelier — which looks like a castle straight out of a fairytale — and peruse the selection of dresses with a vintage vibe and a romantic, bohemian aesthetic. Opt for a stunning, beachy gown that will flow beautifully in the springtime breeze as you walk down the aisle. Read real brides' reviews here!
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The Flowers: Twig & Twine
This boutique Silver Lake-based floral design studio can transform your wedding into a wondrous floral wonderland. From a dreamy bridal bouquet brimming with neutral-colored blooms or eye-catching centerpieces bursting with vibrant colors, Twig and Twine has a wide variety of flowers for any bride's taste. Opting for a Bohemian look? Add a whimsical flower crown to wear when you say your vows. Read real brides' reviews here!
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The Invitations: Tiny Pine Press
For invitations that perfectly capture the romance and spirit of springtime, look no further than Tiny Pine Press. This Los Angeles design studio dreams up beautiful custom invitations that will make even the pickiest of couples fall completely in love. Owner Jennifer Parsons has a keen eye for details that will impress your wedding guests — think handmade paper, pressed flowers accents, twine wrapping, and custom foliage illustrations. Read real brides' reviews here!
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The Cake: The Butter End Cakery
For show-stopping couture cakes for your garden wedding, turn to this Santa Monica cake shop. Magical confections adorned with lush florals are one of their specialties — think tiered stunners accented with hand-painted floral designs and fluffy white cakes ornamented with fresh flowers and succulents. Your wedding guests will go gaga for the gorgeous, Pinterest-worthy cakes. Read real brides' reviews here!