A Chanel inspired wedding at the Vibiana in Los Angeles exudes iconic and chic elegance with an understated dramatic flare and flawless details. Photographer Michael Segal captured the gorgeous wedding that included blush pinks blending in the striking and contrasting colors of black and white. We couldn't be more giddy with this romance packed dream day that begins with high school sweethearts.
High School Sweethearts
Teresa and Saul met at the local gym when he asked to share her machine. She was just 17 and he was 18, still in high school. They became fast friends and officially began dating in their early 20s. Four years ago, Saul proposed to her over dinner at the Bel Air Hotel. They were first introduced to the Vibiana venue attending a Halloween party and when they found out that there was an open date they immediately knew it would be the backdrop for one fabulous and unforgettable day.
Teresa wore two gowns for her dream day, selecting a Romona Keveza gown for the ceremony and a Terani for the reception. She was radiant and polished her bridal style with Manolo Blahnik heels changing into Louboutin for the party. Her maid of honor wore a floral print Jovani dress that was absolutely cheerful.
The Magic of Vibiana
The ceremony looked like a magical cathedral using the venue's all white chandeliers they heightened the ambience with the assistance of Flavia Lamoglia from Allure Events Atelier as their wedding planner and Celio de Almeida from Celio's Design as their florist. Every detail was magical and oozed luxury. From the overflowing milk white urns of white orchids and cream roses to the geometric white chairs and lower floral graced aisle, this team created a dynamic and serene setting as the couple exchanged their vows.
For the ceremony, they incorporated the Chanel vibe using black stemware and plates with long tables that were filled with pink and cream flowers and crystal candelabras. The team transformed the venue for guests to sit back and enjoy music, cocktails and cigars in the courtyard. The dramatic flare of the dessert table is certainly one to drool over. The Butter End created seven rectangular cakes in one four-tiered masterpiece and incorporated black into the floral touches as the table centerpiece. Hanging black chandeliers were accented with tall black candleholders and vases that held various arrangements of pink, blush and cream floral. For reflective beauty, large ornate black-framed mirrors were set behind the table to draw in added elegance.
Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable" was the perfect choice for Teresa and Saul's first dance. This was the part of the day that stood apart from other moments for the bride as they took dance classes at the last minute. Cramming 10 classes into a three-week span, when they hit the floor they were on fire.
This timeless wedding took on a modern twist that really is unforgettable!