Classic Elegance at the Beverly Hills Hotel by Michelle Warren
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Elisha and David’s Southern California wedding fills our hearts with sunshine! From the bride’s sweet ballet flats to the textured white bouquets, everything about this ceremony feels elegant, refined, and inviting. Set on a “perfect” day at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, the intimate family affair (Elisha’s stepfather officiated) took place outdoors by the hotel fountain, which was turned on moments after they exchanged vows. Michelle Warren was on hand to capture the magic, and we’re thrilled to share her lovely images today.

The only thing sweeter than their outdoor ceremony is the couple’s love story—they’ve actually known each other since childhood! David and Elisha met while attending church with their grandparents in Los Angeles. Post-college plans sent him to north to Canada and her to the East Coast, and the pair didn’t reconnect until Elisha’s last year of medical school in DC. But, even after they made their separate ways back to LA, it took ten more years of life’s ups and downs to get them to the altar (sweet side note: David says he always knew they’d wind up together). “I have never met anyone who I feel more comfortable with,” says Elisha now of her husband. “We love loving each other!”

Wedding planner Deanna Nash helped the pair select the charming details of their reception. The color palette was inspired by the newlyweds’ favorite shades—chocolate brown for Elisha, and pops of peach and orange in honor of David’s favorite sports team (go San Francisco Giants!). Simple, springy ivory blooms complimented the lush table linens, gilded gold chairs, and mint green wedding cake. Our favorite detail, though, was a sentimental nod to the couple’s long history: each table number was accompanied by a photo from their past (like the adorable shot below).

Many thanks to the newlyweds and Michelle Warren for sharing this gorgeous ceremony with us! See even more details in our full real wedding gallery.

Photos by Michelle Warren Photography • Event Coordination by Deanna Nash Events • Gown from Mon Amie Bridal • Bride’s Hair by David Calhoun • Bride’s Makeup by Kristene Bernard • Bride’s Shoes by Stuart Weitzman • Bridesmaid Dresses from The Dessy Group • Flowers by Trisha Haner for The Hidden Garden • Cake by Hansen’s Cakes • Catering by The Peninsula Beverly Hills • Ceremony Music: Rossi Music • Reception Music: DJ Abdul Shakir • Venue: The Peninsula Beverly Hills


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  • Ed Houston

    If you could take a picture of Elisha’s inside personality it would be as beautiful as the pictures/images you captured with your camera. Your expertise with a camera definitely comes through in your work.

  • They look like such a sweet couple! What an elegantly done ceremony and reception! I love the little orange tulips in the bouquet – great way to honor the groom’s beloved sports team in a truly refined way!

  • A really wonderful post. Keep em coming!