Esther and Christos chose to have an intimate but glam wedding at the Ritz Carlton in beautiful Half Moon Bay. The hotel sits right along the cliffs overlooking the ocean creating an atmosphere that grand and spectacular yet still relaxed California chic. The color scheme featured rich golds, bright spring greens, and soft pinks. Esther wore a Lazaro dress with some killer Badgley Mischka heels. We absolutely adore all the romance at the wedding, but couldn’t help the emotional reaction to Hannah Suh’s images of the sweet family! What love and joy!
Designer, Amy Burke Designs, tells us more about creating the look of their wedding:
When Esther came in to see me, she wanted the overall design for her wedding to be really soft and romantic, and very, very intimate feeling. Because it was going to be such a small wedding, she wanted to make both rooms feel really full and lush in the design, without compromising the view for the guests at the dining table or the ceremony set-up. We created these extra tall trees heavily adorned with ethereal feeling gypsophelia and fairy lights that lined the walls of the dining room to add texture and warmth to the reception and then created all low, really lush centerpieces that both helped fill the room with color but still allow all of her 26 guests to see each other. The ceremony was an ocean of clear glass cylinders with simple white floating candles, clear plexiglass pedestals and then just a touch of the soft peaches, light pinks and greens at the front to create an intimate space for them both to stand within. We chose all of the linens and napkins from La Tavola that were both a very subtle, earthy shade but were in lush, feminine textures to continue this feeling.
From the Bride, Esther:
We wanted an intimate with just family with only about 20 guests. Because his family was flying in from Greece and mine were flying in from Southern California and Korea, we wanted to host them at the hotel and make sure our guests have a fabulous time. We wanted it to be very low key in its atmosphere but definitely mindful of the quality in all that we did that day, whether it’s the food, wine, flowers and the photography The most important thing was to have our guests have a great time and relax and having the time to chat with all my guests which was possible with a small wedding. My favorite element of the wedding was to have some time for Christos and me to be together and i think we did have that at the beginning, middle and end so that was great.