Chantel and David were married at Our Savior Catholic Church and held their reception at Villa del Sol d’Oro on August 10. “The unique architecture, design, and landscaping made it perfect for an outdoor evening event on the terrace,” Chantel said. “The Villa is two-thirds scale replica of the Villa Collazi near Florence, Italy, which is said to have been designed by Michelangelo.” The couple aimed for an elegant and welcoming theme with lots of candles. The entire inside and outside of the villa was filled with thousands. Imagine that! Following the church ceremony, guests also enjoyed al fresco dining, including marinated olives and fresh-baked breads.”When we were sitting at the sweetheart table, it was one of the few times we had to ourselves that day,” she said. “We were glowing in the moment of being newlyweds and surrounded by our family and friends.” One of their favorite details? The flavor-infused bottles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar served as favors.
Brides are often advised to not buy their wedding gown until they book their venue, to be inspired by the look and feel of the wedding day space before selecting their dress. Angela and Reggie took that concept a step (or nine) further and designed every aspect of their wedding day around their venue, the historic Ebell of Los Angeles.
They incorporated the antique gilded ceiling into gold vintage chairs; the floral accents in the chandeliers and frescoes sparked floral creativity in the royal tones of pinks and purples; the grandeur of the tall ceiling and arched windows were mirrored in the ceremony canopy and the embroidered, curtained train of the bride’s gown. Flowers were displayed on pillars that paralleled the architectural pillars throughout the ballroom.