YOU GUYS! This wedding is what dreams are made of! The history and glam of the Lombardi House—an atmosphere that complements without taking center stage—was the perfect setting for Christina and Jonathan’s day. The subtle hues of the floral design by Moon Canyon followed through with the understated elegance, and the design genius of Bash Please brought it all together. When purchasing a gown Christina consulted a trusted friend who gave her great advice: “you should pick a dress where you are the focus and not the dress”, so she chose this stunning Lihi Hod. But the most memorable part for Christina was “walking down the aisle and seeing Jon look at me with a huge smile on his face.” Isn’t that what it’s all about? And clearly choosing the right photographer for your wedding is key, as Samm Blake expertly caught every perfect moment of this spectacular wedding.
What made the wedding special and unique?
Having my two best girlfriends’ daughters as flower girls (Reem + Quinn) was so special. Both girls were adorable holding hands together and were so shy from all the attention on them. Quinn was only a little over 1 year old and just learned to walk and Reem was 19 months so a baby as well.
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
I tried on a million dresses in New York with my mom and my mother in law. Finally the last one I tried on was at Gabriella Bridal Salon NY. It was by Lihi Hod (diamond top and blush skirt). I knew when I tried it on it felt perfect – simple & elegant. I remember going over to my girlfriend’s apartment in NY and showed her the pictures, and she said you should pick a dress where you are the focus and not the dress – immediately she insisted I go with this dress. I agreed and ordered it the next day and never doubted my decision.
What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?
* Wedding Hastag: #xtinaisdunzo
* Signature cocktails with our fav drinks: Moscow Mule and Champagne drink
* Photobooth: I spent hours online and at costume stores buying funny props for the photobooth. We wanted to make it fun and special since we had our first kiss in a photobooth.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
We got engaged at San Ysidro Ranch on our 1st anniversary. Jonathan proposed on the upper lawn area above the pool, he was so nervous he forgot to get on one knee.
Photography: Samm Blake // Planning and Design: Melissa Stahl, Cassie Dube, and Alexa Zipperman of Bash Please // Florals: Moon Canyon // Stationery: Prim and Pixie // Venue: Lombardi House // Dress: Lihi Hod from Gabriella Bridal Salon // Videography: Max & Molly // Cake: Susie Cakes // Hair & Makeup: BeNYLA // Catering & Bar Service: Whoa Nelly // Rentals: Town & Country // Specialty Rentals: Found Rentals // Specialty Tabletop Rentals: Casa de Perrin // Linen: La Tavola // Music: DJ Kate // Ceremony Music: Strings by Reiko // Photobooth: Magbooth