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Begum and Omer’s colorful Santa Monica wedding debuted on Carats and Cake last week. I couldn’t be more thrilled to share images from this vibrant luxury wedding. Planned by Lily and Leigh, this gorgeous intimate affair features stunning flowers and a beautiful rooftop ceremony with an ocean view. Many of Begum and Omer’s friends and family flew in from Turkey to attend the wedding, so it was an extra special time to have them here celebrating the couple.
Begum got ready in a large suite with her bridesmaids and mother. The suite was decorated with a cute balloon set that spelt “bride”. It was darling! For her wedding day look she chose Jimmy Choo heels and a Netta BenShabu dress from Kinsley James.
First Look and Portraits
Begum and Omer shared a first look in a quiet corridor of the hotel. Omer was so excited to see Begum – it was precious. We took portraits around the property before meeting up with Begum’s bridesmaids for a quick photo. After, it was time for the jaw-dropping ceremony!
Santa Monica Wedding Ceremony
The ocean view set a beautiful site for this ceremony. Bloombox Designs made the site even more gorgeous with a stunning open top floral arch. It was vibrant and lush and such a beautiful display of flowers to photograph and set the tone for the design of Begum and Omer’s day. The couple said their vows, had their first kiss, and walked down the aisle to a fun petal toss. We took a few more portraits at the arch and on the beach before the reception began.
Santa Monica Wedding Reception
Begum and Omer’s wedding reception was nothing short of spectacular. Lily and Leigh did an amazing job on the tabletop design. Guests made their way to the tables and watched as the couple performed multiple dances with multiple outfit changes! It was so exciting to watch. I am truly honored to have photographed this beautiful day and have it be the end of my 2021 season.