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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 LA.
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. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Dress: Claire Pettibone
A garden wedding calls for an elegant, ethereal dress and there's no other bridal designer that creates exquisite gowns oozing with earthy elegance quite like Claire Pettibone. Visit her flagship LA atelier — which looks like a castle straight out of a fairytale — and peruse the selection of dresses imbued with a vintage vibe and a romantic bohemian aesthetic. Go with something fluttery that will flow beautifully in the springtime breeze as you walk down the aisle. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Flowers: Twig & Twine
Let this boutique Silver Lake-based floral design studio transform your wedding into a wondrous floral wonderland. From a dreamy bridal bouquet brimming with neutral-colored blooms to an eye-catching centerpiece bursting with vibrant colors to a whimsical flower crown to wear when you say your vows, Twig & Twine will make all your floral dreams come true. Read real brides' reviews here!
The Invitations: Tiny Pine Press
For invitations that perfectly capture the romance and spirit of springtime, look no further than Tiny Pine Press. The LA 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 truly impress your wedding guests — think handmade paper, pressed flowers accents, twine wrapping, and custom foliage illustrations. Read real brides' reviews here!
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!