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Deanna + Manny’s “Vintage Carousel” wedding at the Santa Monica Pier was as wonderful as it was unique!!!!

The bride readied at the historic Georgian Hotel, across from the beach. Dressed in Sophia Tolli Couture with layers of mocha tulle, and matching Badgley Mischka’s with a to-die-for jeweled heel… she was just breathtaking.

Florals + bouquets of tulips, calla lilies and wildflowers, by Burlap + Rose matched the plum/lavender palette perfectly.

Following a romantic behind the door first look, the couple nuzzled on the art deco veranda, then dodged the raindrops for portraits at Palisades Park overlooking the Pacific, before heading to the Carousel + Loof Hippodrome just after sunset. They exchanged tear-jerking vows before family and friends at the historic landmark, followed by a group ride on the antique horses by all attendees.

Coordinated by Jennifer Toth Clary, the reception space was transformed into a vintage parlor, with antique furniture, lace table coverings, and fine vintage china by Bella Vita Vintage Rentals.

The bride’s love of “Hot Air Balloons” was realized by the amazing “Love is the Air” themed dessert room!!! Designed by bDASHd Event Planning + Bakery, these incredible confections, and their presentation, were beyond compare. Due to zoning issues, the couple was unable to depart in an actual balloon, so the wedding cake by Jennifer Johnson for Johnson’s Custom Cakes was the next best thing, as this pastry chef extraordinaire actually designed a fondant replica of the newlyweds in a gold and plum basket as the top layer.

venue: the carousel at the santa monica pier, santa monica, california
hotel venue: the georgian hotel, santa monica

bridal gown: sophia tolli
bridal shoes: badgley mischka
bridal makeup artistry + hair styling: makeup by selvy michelle

vintage décor: bella vita vintage rentals
florals: burlap + rose
coordination: jennifer toth clary
desserts + dessert room decor: bDASHd event planning and bakery
cake: johnson’s custom cakes by jennifer johnson
catering: a classy party to remember
dj, lighting + photobooth: jj the dj