Ghazaleh + Bryce’s Fairmont Miramar wedding in Santa Monica was one of my most anticipated weddings of 2016. Not only are these two good friends of mine but I knew that this was going to be one of the largest and most elaborate weddings to date that I would photograph.
Boasting Persian flair, tropical colors, and gorgeous floral design this fairytale wedding was something that I will forever remember. Ghazaleh stunned in a Carolina Herrera gown while Bryce channeled his inner James Bond and rocked a classic white tux along with the coolest birds of paradise suspenders. The bridesmaids kept it colorful as well and each wore a different tropical color to match with the color scheme of the day.
Once everyone was dressed we headed outside to the historic Moreton Bay Fig Tree where Bryce would see his bride-to-be for the first time. The look one his face when he saw Ghazaleh was nothing short of pure happiness. He knew that he would soon be marrying his love and they would begin their forever together.
Afterwards we headed inside to take a sneak peek at the ballroom where the rehearsal was going to be held. Thanks to incredible design work by Chic Ambiance Events and an array of orchid, palm, and birds of paradise florals from Marina Del Rey Florist the ballroom’s colorful and elegant design was perfectly executed. The ceremony started shortly after and all of the guests took their seats. Located next to where Ghazaleh and Bryce were standing was a traditional Persian floor spread that Ghazaleh’s mom created herself.
After the ceremony we walked the hotel grounds chasing the last few minutes of golden sunlight and captured laughs, hugs, and a whole lot of kisses. The evening soon began and it was time for everyone to move into the ballroom for the reception. Once the drinks started to flow everyone was on the dance floor showing off their best moves. The Fairmont provided the perfect backdrop for the day and I can’t wait to shoot there again!
Photography: Alex W Photography
Wedding Venue | Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Coordinator | Chic Ambiance Events
Videography | Newport Bay Productions
Cake | Botegga Louie
DJ | 90210 Entertainment Group
Photo Booth | Peekaboo Photo Booth
Caterer | Simon Caterers