From Hong Kong all the way to Monterey…Angelina and Howard knew that California would be the perfect location for their destination wedding. With their destination set, they pulled together a few simple ideas that we just love: a gorgeous bridal bouquet composed of vibrant garden roses and ferns, a stunning Claire Pettibone dress (find similar styles for sale on Once Wed here!), and touches of romantic florals added to Angelina’s hair.

From the bride:
“My love story with Howard begun under the most unlikely circumstances.  We both love playing tennis and Howard is a competitive tennis player, and during our first tennis date, I was injured trying to chase one of his “Nadal” shots. Howard then started accompanying me to doctor visits and our love blossomed through his care.

Both Howard and I love sunshine and traveling. For our first long trip, we spent ten days in California, where I took Howard to share my high school and university memories and experience.  After this trip, I knew we were inseparable so it made sense to go back to where our love story began.”


Photographer: Erich McVey | MUAH: Mimi + Taylor | Florals: Studio Mondine | Bride’s Dress: Santa Catalina School: Aphrodite dress by Claire Pettibone from Elysian Bridal in Hong Kong, Bride’s Dress: Carmel: Hayley Paige | Groom’s Suit: Dolce & Gabbana | Shoes: Jimmy Choo


Comments (4)

Zookbinders Wedding Albums | Reply

Love her dress, hair and bouquet..oh, so gorgeous!

Greg | Reply

Great pics and very nice article !

Courtney S. | Reply

Gorgeous photos!

Congratulations, Angelina and Howard. We love having alumnae return to campus to have their weddings.

—Courtney Shove, website manager at Santa Catalina School

Rimjhim Aggarwal | Reply

Amazing photography in reality! Both are looking really ravishing on their special day! The chosen destination is just perfect in every possible way as well. I believe that a destination wedding should be centered around a romantic location. Destination weddings have a tendency to be in exceptionally sentimental, regularly fascinating, areas, which prompts to some stunning wedding photographs. The astonishing advantage some destination weddings has is that they can be substantially less expensive than customary weddings. Thanks for the inspiration!