June is upon us and that means just one thing: Wedding season is finally here! Whether you're gearing up to the tie the knot in the upcoming months or planning ahead for a summery celebration in 2017, you're likely on the lookout for big day inspiration. Lucky for you, we've got an inside look at some of the prettiest weddings across the country — and abroad! — on our real weddings video channel. Each week we spotlight one of our must-see love stories, and today's swoon-worthy details come courtesy of Andrew and Christina's classic wedding in Santa Monica, California.
By Design Films went inside this West Coast wedding and captured every covetable idea dreamed up by this pair: Everything from their gorgeous venue (The Beach Club in Santa Monica!) to their flowers and décor was perfection. So what really makes this day stand out from all the rest? For starters, this couple knows how to pick a backdrop. Their ceremony church, complete with epic tall ceilings and plenty of stained glass, was as lovely as can be. But everything became especially lovely back at the reception, where a sun-soaked, beachfront cocktail hour featured great views and even better drinks!
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Andrew and Christina's style was totally in keeping with their Santa Monica locale. The bride's strapless lace gown, soft updo, and all-white bouquet paired perfectly with their backdrop, as did the groom's dapper tuxedo. Their guests knocked it out of the park, too! There was no shortage of gown-glad female friends and family and lots of good-looking guys in formalwear.
The fun-filled reception closed out with sunset portraits for the bride and groom and a glowing sparkler exit — and can you blame them? We'd do the very same if we had a stunning beachfront reception locale!