Held over Fourth of July weekend, Noah and Dana’s wedding was truly a Wedding Weekend Celebration to remember. With both the wedding and the holiday, everyone was automatically in a celebratory and “party on” spirit!
The wedding was held at the Westlake Village Inn, on a beautiful, summer day. To start the celebration, the girls got ready in pink monogrammed waffle robes, sipped champagne, and were pampered by a team of hair and make-up stylists. Their black strapless bridesmaid gowns complemented the Bride in her magnificent Amsale gown and veil, Manolo Blahnik shoes, and “something borrowed” family jewelry. Dana’s all-white rose bouquet was adorned with her grandmother’s aqua marine diamond necklace that all of the granddaughters in her family incorporate into their weddings. Dana was so proud to have it be her turn to share this special tradition, as her grandma had passed a few years before the wedding.
The ceremony was designed to be simple, yet elegant and sleek. The surrounding florals made the most magical setting. Dana was escorted down the white rose petal-strewn aisle by both of her parents. She met Noah under a beautiful white fabric Chuppah and Noah’s two cousins, who are rabbis, married them– a truly personal and special touch. The service was full of love, beauty and emotion.
Dana loved the color scheme of Black and White while using Gold as an accent. All of the details incorporated these colors. From the programs, to the escort cards, to the menus and favors, everything was detailed in her colors.
Dana and Noah met in the dorms, during their freshman year at the University of Arizona. With the majority of their friends from college being there to celebrate, they couldn’t resist personalizing their wedding with elements from U of A! The Groomsmen wore U of A socks, at the cocktail hour they had collegiate stir sticks and personalized napkins to bring everyone back to their college days, and during the dance reception they even played the iconic Bear Down song.
The dinner reception room was elegant, classic and chic. Black chevari chairs, gold linens, all-white florals in clear glass vessels filled with white phaleonopsis orchids and roses and suspended crystal chandeliers created a stunning room. We added a gold monogram on the white dance floor that was also used on their wedding invitation. The escort card table was displayed with a custom gold La Tavola linen – and we surrounded a beautiful floral display with black and white escort cards displayed in Lucite card holders.
After a dinner reception filled with fabulous food, great wine, and loving speeches, Dana’s father gave a toast, then called his daughter to join him for a special dance in a connecting room while asking everyone to please join them. Little did guests know that we had turned the adjoining room into another party! The black and white checkered dance floor was surrounded by white lounge furniture. Their fabulous Vanilla Bake Shoppe Wedding Cake was set in one corner, on a beautiful white sequined La Tavola linen, and an overflowing and personalized candy station was set in the opposite corner. The amazing DJMiles was ready to entertain and everyone kicked into high gear to dance the night away, well into the morning hours.
To keep with traditions, Dana and Noah had a garter and bouquet toss that filled the dance floor with guests. There was an open bar serving specialty drinks of Wildcat- Tinis and Cactus Coolers. As guests left, they took black and white cookies that were packaged in clear Lucite boxes tied with gold ribbon and a personalized message to perfectly end the night on a sweet note! This truly was a wedding celebration that no one will ever forget! What a way to celebrate the holiday…and their love!