The English countryside meets effortless coastal elegance for Ben and Debbie’s nuptials in Santa Monica, California. Borrowing from the style and customs of the Jane Austen period, Ben and Debbie’s wedding festivities drew inspiration from the era’s focus on family and the romance of the idyllic English countryside.
The couple kicked off their wedding weekend with a rehearsal dinner at Ivy at the Shore. The restaurant’s vintage décor and garden flowers proved the ideal setting for a casual yet stylish rehearsal dinner. In keeping with Ben and Debbie’s desire to honor their respective families, the SAVVY team placed framed family photographs throughout the room, creating an intimate environment for them to celebrate the union of their families.
The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the timeless Hotel Casa del Mar. The hotel’s old world sophistication and sweeping views of the Pacific coastline set the perfect tone for Ben and Debbie’s wedding – chic without being fussy. The ballroom’s grand interior was accented with floral arrangements evocative of an English country garden in hues of blush pink, ivory, and celadon. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour followed by a four-course dinner and a lovely cake from Vanilla Bake Shop and styled by SAVVY. An evening filled with music and dancing surrounded by loved ones made for the perfect end to Ben and Debbie’s celebration.