the love story

Luxurious sunset wedding venue at Vea Hotel's Sunset Lawn, Newport Beach

On a serene autumn evening in 2019, Christina found herself engrossed in her Instagram feed. As she clicked through her stories, her attention was abruptly captured by a story posted by Dallas. This story showcased a tempting display of homemade peanut butter balls. Despite her lack of intention, Christina instinctively reacted to the story, unknowingly setting in motion a remarkable chain of events.

In a matter of moments, Dallas replied to Christina’s response, sparking a delightful conversation between the two. Their initial conversations swiftly blossomed, and within a few days, the pair embarked on their inaugural date on the enchanting evening of October 31st, 2019.

Dallas orchestrated an unforgettable romantic escapade for Christina, whisking her away to Strands Beach in Dana Point, California. It was a daring move when, mere minutes after meeting face-to-face, Dallas boldly planted a tender kiss atop a flight of stairs before descending to the shoreline. Sometimes, fate intervenes, and love’s course becomes clear in an instant. Perhaps this was one of those moments. As fortune would have it, the beach was deserted, leaving only the two of them to bask in the ethereal ambiance of a vibrant orange sunset.

Eager to deepen their bond on this romantic evening, they ventured to a music store, savored a delectable dinner, and meandered through the charming Dana Point Harbor. In a heartwarming twist, Christina had the pleasure of meeting Dallas’ beloved parents, Linda and Ron, further solidifying their growing affection.

From the very inception of their relationship, Dallas and Christina became inseparable. 

As their love flourished, they ultimately decided to establish a loving home together, marking another milestone in their shared journey. And now, as they stand on the precipice of their beautiful union, Dallas and Christina have joyously united in matrimony, basking in the euphoria of their deep love. Their hearts brim with excitement, knowing that this momentous occasion marks the culmination of their intertwining lives, a testament to the enduring power of their romance.

the inspiration

Inspired by the ethereal ambiance of the vibrant orange sunset of their first date, the wedding inspiration was to showcase the magic and beauty of love during a California sunset whilst also highlighting VEA Newport Beach’s Sunset Lawn.

Inspired by the California sunset, the color palette were shades of purple (lavender, plum, lilac, violet), orange, coral, magenta, yellow and light blue.

VEA Newport Beach had the perfect spot for the inspiration with their beautiful Sunset Lawn.

the fashion

Romance was the inspiration for all the fashion of the evening.

For the ceremony, Christina wore a breathtaking light and airy Casablanca Flagship Couture A-line gown with a corset top, large white floral designs that tied in with the ceremony florals, and a Cathedral veil. She paired the gown with a Guayonng low heel, silver pointed toe pump with rhinestone ankle strap. Dallas wore the Venice Suite-tan notch lapel piece suit with a floral purple tie and pocket square by Friar Tux.

For the reception, Christina wore a Casablanca Flagship exclusive A-line gown with a silver shimmer from top to bottom-perfect for catching the light on video. Dallas changed to a Gold velvet peak lapel tuxedo jacket by Midnight Blue paired with a tan vest and tan pants and plum color bow tie.

During the entire event, Christina wore jewelry by B and C Jewelry Co: an aquamarine and diamond trinity engagement ring with a diamond notched wedding band ring. She also wore a diamond wreath ring and multi-row diamond half band ring. Her look was completed by a clover style diamond necklace, earring, and bracelet set in white gold.

Golden hues dance across the horizon, painting a picture-perfect sunset romance

Spectacular sunset wedding at Sunset Lawn, Vea Hotel, Newport Beach

the florals and decor

Guests were greeted by a Welcome Sign by Seamless Events.

As they walked into both the ceremony and reception space, they were greeted by the gorgeous 3 tall ceremony and reception gold arches by B-Spoke Events.  B-Spoke Events was not only the planner but also the designer of those arches as well as the white wrapped dance floor with custom decal, and all paper goods for the wedding.

the details

Throughout the sunset ceremony and reception, an impressionist live painter, Bailey Art Studios, painted the serene scene.

Guests were greeted by a live cellist by OMG-Ocdamia Music Group.

Blooming Bliss Design created the bride’s spring colored bouquet, the bold spring floral colors for the entire ceremony arch, floral bridges on the King’s tables, whimsical and loose low centerpieces, and lots of candles for the romantic feel.

Illuminate Event Services provided tall gold candle holders and a purple lace overlay for the cake table.

The fabulous blue cake with dried press florals was baked by Sweet Traders.

Stephanie’s Linens provided light wood chairs to bring in some earthy elements, gold rim chargers, colored water and wine goblets, gold flatware and dinner plates, shantung and velvet linens and napkins, and a serpentine sweetheart table.

highlight film

Sunset Romance Wedding Vendors

  • photo/film | D. Park Studios | @d.parkstudios
  • planner/designer/stationary/props | B-Spoke Events | @bspokeevents
  • couple | @christinakessman
  • venue | VEA Newport Beach | @veanewportbeach
  • cake | Sweet Traders | @sweettraders
  • florist | Blooming Bliss | @bloomingblissdesign
  • florist | Chez Rose/B-Spoke Events | @chezrosefloraldesigns @bspokeevents
  • live music | Ocdamia Music Group | @omg.ocdamiamusicgroup
  • hair/makeup | Bijoux Beauty | @muahcrystal
  • table numbers/seating charts | Seamless Events | @seamlesseventsllc
  • rentals | Stephanie’s Linens | @stephanieslinens
  • live art | Bailey Art Studios | @baileyartstudios
  • jewelry | B & C Jewelry Co |
  • bride’s attire gown | Casablanca Bridal | @casablancabridal @casablancaflagship
  • groom’s attire | Friar Tux | @friartux

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