This wedding could be straight out of a Hollywood movie -- not just because it took place in Southern California, but it is that beautiful -- with a stunning leading lady, a dashing groom and one gorgeous classic car.
Claire and Michael met in grad school at CWRU, in a class called "Health Promotion," where Michael describes Claire as the "new, mysterious woman" who was "breathtakingly beautiful" and he just had to get to know. Their first date was after class one Thursday, where after drinks, they walked through the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and Claire began to imagine a future with this charming man who rode a motorcycle. She said, "Two and a half years later, he walked me through those same Botanical Gardens and just like on our first date, I was so nervous on the way I didn't stop talking, until he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him."
Wedding Date: 11/19/17
Wedding Colors: Blush, Burgundy and Gold
Wedding Style: Rustic Chic
First Dance Song: "Just the Way You Are" - Billy Joel
Honeymoon Location: Hawaii and Italy
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary and St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Church - Northridge, Calif.
Reception Venue: Calamigos Ranch - Malibu, Calif.
Photographer: Jonathan Yacoub
Videographer: Brand Videography
Wedding Planner: Sweet Emilia Jane
Gown: Legends by Ramona Keveza, from Something White, A Bridal Boutique - Independence, Ohio
Alterations: Miranda's Vintage Bridal - Cleveland
Veil and Jewelry: Something White, A Bridal Boutique
Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Groom’s & Groomsmen's Suits: The Black Tux
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Hayley Paige
Hair: Kayley Vandenberg
Flowers: The Little Branch - Los Angeles
Catering: Calamigos Ranch
Cake/Desserts: Vanilla Bakeshop - Santa Monica, Calif.
Stationery: Parkside Prints - Buffalo, NY
Transportation: Victory Sedan and Limo Services Inc.
Music/Entertainment: Dashing Events + Peter Skrabak guitarist for cocktail music
Rentals: La Tavola - linens; Otis and Pearl - glassware/chargers; Circa Vintage Rentals - furniture; Marie Hardy - place holders; Classic Mustang Rentals - vintage car
Favors: Malleys Chocolates - Cleveland
Rings: Wanderlust Jewelers - Cleveland
Dance Lessons: The Movement Factory
All photos by Jonathan Yacoub.
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