Jenni and Jason were married on January 17, a very special date for them as it marked their third year anniversary. Jason’s always dreamt of getting married with the Pacific in the backdrop, so close proximity to the water and a stellar ocean view were the prerequisites. As soon as they stepped foot onto the Montage Laguna Beach, they were sold. “There’s just something so special, magical, and utterly Californian about the property” stated Jenni. They loved how it immediately felt comfortable and relaxed and yet still so elevated–California casual at its absolute best. Plus, they got engaged at the Montage Beverly Hills, so there was also something special about keeping it within the Montage family of hotels.
Jenni loves the clean look when graphic black and white mesh together. They added subtle gold accents to the décor for just the right touch of glam. As seen with their invitation, they carried this concept from their outdoor space all the way inside their white carpeted and draped ballroom. The perfect clean palette for Shawna Yamamoto to created a romantic, yet whimsical modern space. It didn’t feel like a typical white flower wedding as the boxwood hedges, topiaries, white wood molding with black trim paid homage to the 2005 Met Gala that celebrated the House of Chanel. The decor for the gala brought garden elements into an indoor space in a very elegant way.
What Jenni and Jason greatly enjoyed during the planning process was food tasting at the Montage. They loved the scallop and Spanish chorizo appetizer, along with the filet and lobster entrée. And the cake! It’s one of the best chocolate cakes they’ve ever had- chocolate cake with salted caramel whipped chocolate ganache. Plus they were blown away with the final cake design and sugar flowers created by hand. Their guests did not leave hungry! Just when they finished a 4-course dinner, chocolate and vanilla ice cream shakes, In-N-Out style sliders and fries were tray passed all around the dance floor! And for those that need an extra pick me up, an espresso bar with custom white chocolate dipped chocolate chip cookies were presented to them upon exit for their car ride home.
LUXE LIST MEMBERS- Venue and Caterer: Montage Laguna Beach | Ceremony Music and DJ: Elevated Pulse | Floral, Decor, and Rentals: Shawna Yamamoto | Lighting: Shine | Photos: Jana Williams Photography | Event Planner: Details and Details, Wedding Event Planning | Videography: Love and You | Wedding Cake: Montage Laguna Beach |
Images by: Jana Williams Photography
Other Players | Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Groom’s Tux: Armani Collezioni | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choos | Maid of Honor Gown: Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids | Invitations, Menus, and Programs: Paperless Post | Wax Seals, Pashmina Tags, and Calligraphy: Yellow & Lace | Jewelry: Lugano Diamonds