Really NOW: Nicola and Nick!

One of my favorite weddings from this past summer was spent at the fiercely stylish Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach.

Nicola and Nick were married in August and Nicola worked her cute little buns off to pack in the handmade details for her guests on their big day! From the programs to the dancing shoes, this green and brown seaside theme wedding was the perfect blend of modern sophistication. But, don’t take my word for it- take Krissy Davis’s images for it!!!

Krissy’s style is almost dark and eerie, and totally completely unqiue- which is what I adore about her! Just check out these moody getting ready and portrait shots!

This vintage heirloom brooch was attached to Nicola’s bouquet, which I love!

Nicola’s FAB reception shoes gave that extra pop of green:

These ceremony shots, taken from the 2nd story balcony, are perfection!!

LOVE this ring shot:

And some rocking beach-side relaxed portraits:

UGH! Seriously:

Their adorable boutique venue:

And some lush details:

Toss bags of lavender were placed on each seat, as well as a program complete with starfish accent!

The stage of the venue was covered in candles held in mercury glass votives. These galvanized trays of different sizes held centerpieces and other arrangements scattered around the venue.

Lily Pad Floral took Nicola’s vision and transformed it into gorgeousness!!!

Here you can see the menu cards, placed on each napkin, as well as the favors [personalized seashells] and the darling kid’s entertainment sand buckets! Filled with toys and personalized for each kid. So so cute!

And a few shots of the reception:

The lovely couple sharing dinner with their guests!

A close up view of the gorgeous and sleek cake created by Amy at Vanilla Bake Shop. Oh how I adore the modern simplicity of it!

That’s all, folks!! For more “non-professional” pictures of this gorgeous couple and behind-the-scenes [aka I-walk-you-through-each-moment-of-the-day] action of this event, visit MY BLOG!!!


A. Auer