Real Wedding: Claire and Michael's Rustic-Chic Southern California Wedding

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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