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A packed dance floor indeed!!!  This wedding at Montage Laguna Beach was so much fun!  Some thoughts from the bride:  “We wanted a very romantic and elegant wedding, so we selected a ceremony location right on the ocean and picked a warm and soft color palette. There were lots of candles in the ballroom and warm amber lightening. We hoped that our ceremony would feel intimate, heartfelt and special and the reception would be a really amazing party. We met senior year of college and have a bunch of mutual friends from college (Tufts University), and they flew in to celebrate with us. We wantd everyone to drink, dance, laugh and have a great time. Alicia Townsend from Details Details helped us select all of our vendors. We selected John and Joseph photography because we felt like they really capture the romance and intimacy of their couples. We chose West Coast Music because they always keep the dance floor packed, which is important to us!”

It’s not every day that I get to share a wedding that was 99% in French yet took place in Italy! Check out these gorgeous (both inside and out) individuals as they get married in a romantic Italian villa setting. It was quite the gathering in Florence… Cannelle & Yvonnick are from Tahiti so they had friends and family come in from literally all over the world for their destination wedding!

WEDDING PLANNER:  Wed in Italy
PHOTOGRAPHER:  Lelia Scarfiotti

So this wedding was a non-stop party – hence the title smile emoticon You might recognize the groom. He’s only the starting QB of the Detroit Lions . Kelly and Matt have an awesome love story and they are two of the most genuine and down to earth people we’ve ever worked with. The best part… they are so utterly in love and their wedding was an incredible celebration to honor that! More from the bride:

“Matthew and I met while he was in the middle of two-a-days for football and I was a new freshman there for two-a-days for cheerleading at the university of georgia. We went with a group to a movie and afterwards all decided to head back to the athletic dorms to hang out. Matthew and I stayed up talking that entire night. He was intelligent which is what drew me towards him. He had so much going for him, but yet was shy and humble which I believe is what drew me even closer. We remained friends for some time and then decided to commit to a real relationship. We spent the rest of his college career falling in love with each other. He moved to Michigan and we did long distance for a year and a half which was a huge test for us. He then asked me to move in with him up in Michigan. It was a huge step, leaving everything I knew and loved behind, but I felt like my heart was telling me he was worth it. I have never looked back. We have lived together for four years now and i feel like i know everything about this man and I fall deeper in love with him every day. I don’t go a day without him making me laugh”

 

I will always remember Jessie & Matt’s wedding as the one where the parents of the bride & groom (especially the dads) danced harder than anyone else. And there was A LOT of competition… this was one incredible party! We were lucky to work with an awesome team to share the fun:

Here is a bit more about the couple from the bride:

“We met at Dartmouth College, but we really only started spending time together during Matt’s senior year. He was in NYC over Thanksgiving staying with a friend’s family, and it was also my 21st birthday. We went out with a group of friends and Matt and I ended up talking for hours in the lobby of the hotel I was staying in. The rest is history!”

The Team:

PLANNER: Alison Events
PHOTOGRAPHER: Jose Villa
FLORAL DESIGN: Kathleen Deery Design
VENUE:  Burlingame Country Club