These Sareh Nouri bridal gowns are so incredibly romantic, they look as elegant as they do effortless. We love the classic look of the sweetheart strapless encrusted with rhinestones, billowy ballgown skirts, and sophisticated hair ornaments. The lush peach and cream hues are ethereal and utterly feminine.
This skilled designer is a woman after our own hearts! When she was planning her own nuptials and searching for her own dress, the experience is what led her down the path to create her own exquisite bridal line. As her wedding day approached, Sareh grew ever more frustrated, for she couldn’t find “the one” — a dress that was at once sophisticated and traditional, ethereal and elegant. In desperation, she decided to design her own gown, and there it began.
Today, sensitivities towards shopping for her own gown as well as working with brides-to-be fuel the success of Sareh’s designs; those designs that which are not only romantic and feminine but timeless and sophisticated as well. Incorporating the finest of imported French lace and Italian silk, Sareh works closely with her team of highly trained dressmakers and pattern makers on these couture creations. Each design is a handmade production fusing the idea of traditional silhouettes with ethereal whimsical details so light, and elegant that they are ideal for today’s modern bride.
The Sareh Nouri collection of gowns and sashes can be found in bridal boutiques around the globe. They have been featured on top TV shows, such as TLC’s “Brides of Beverly Hills” and worn by key influencers such as, Miss America Caressa Cameron and former “American Idol” Diana DeGarmo. Sareh’s work has also been photographed for the top bridal publications.
It was love at first sight for Paul, the groom, who first took notice of the bride the day she walked in for an interview at the CPA firm he was working for. He still vividly remembers what I wore… black heels, black slacks, a white button down shirt, carrying a crescent moon shaped Louis Vuitton purse. We really hit it off as friends as we loved the same things and once we started to travel together for work, we really got to know each other better. Eating lunch together as co-workers eventually became lunch dates between lovers. – the Bride
Three years later Paul found the perfect opportunity to propose to the love of his life. He wanted to whisk me away to New York City for my 30th birthday, a place I had dreamt of spending winter in. After a nice romantic snowy stroll in Central Park, on my birthday, I was pleasantly surprised with a beautiful emerald cut solitaire engagement ring. – the Bride
We loved every aspect of our wedding! To say our wedding was a dream is truly an understatement. We wanted to infuse our modern style and the wonderful time we spent in wintery New York together with dramatic elements. This fusion was seen in every detail throughout the wedding starting with our custom made modern wedding invitation made of frosted acrylic. A ceremony tent dressed to appear as if you were out in the winter woods under the dusk lit sky with snowfall appearing upon our first kiss as husband and wife, and as we made our way down the white glossy aisle (a catwalk no less)! The ballroom was filled with large crystal chandeliers resembling icicles hanging above. Tables were dressed to the nines with glass orbs containing large orchid blooms resembling snowballs cascading from gray manzanita trees and silver Mica Chip wallpaper lined lampshades trimmed with dusty miller leaves accented with groups of vintage crystal vases holding white blooms. Heavenly clouds graced the icy dance floor. Our sweetheart table sparkled with beautiful all-sequined linen, which stood in front of a dramatic custom backdrop. The backdrop featured Phalaenopsis orchids surrounded by circular mirrors and rattan structures cascading out from the wall. To top off this ethereal winter wonderland was an absolute beautiful, not to mention delicious, wedding cake that stood 3 feet tall and decorated with flowers all handmade of sugar. – the Bride
The guests were entertained by a talented emcee who can carry a tune very well, a ballroom dance revue, and a hip-hop exhibition, which included an impromptu performance by Paul.
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village, Ca / Gown: Rivini / Shoes: Jimmy Choos and Dolce Gabbana / Bridesmaids gowns: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaids jewelry: Tiffany & Co. / Groom’s attire: Ralph Lauren Black Label / Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo / Rings: Cartier / Invitations and seating chart: Embellishments / Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Katrina / Hair and Makeup: Julie Pope / Photographer: KLK Photography / Event Designer and Coordinator: Majell del Castillo Events / DJ: DJ Mza, Mark Nguyen / Emcee: Hosted By Johan / Florals: Brassavolas Floral Couture / Lighting, Draping, Snow machine: Amber Event Production / Chairs, Dance floor, and Fashion runway: Royal Events / Linens: La Tavola Linens and Royal Events / Cake: Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village
From the incredible wedding planner: I was beyond thrilled when Mandy reached out to me and asked me (Monarch Weddings) to be her wedding coordinator. She is not only absolutely stunning, she has the sweetest personality and such a warm kind spirit. Jamie (Groom) is equally as handsome as she is pretty and too was a total sweetheart. If you spend any amount of time with these two sweet lovebirds, you get the sense that they are kindred spirits from another time or place, soul mates that compliment one another on every level.
When we met and started talking about her design aesthetics, she shared with me that she was inspired by the movie a “Midnight in Paris” and the scenes from the 1920′s in Paris, so it seemed a natural fit for her to select the beautiful Parisian designed Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. The stunning Versailles Ballroom with it’s gold gilded walls and opulent crystal chandeliers set the stage and was the perfect backdrop for her design theme. Rich luxurious textiles and patterns in soft romantic warm colors complimented her choice of blush, ivory and gold color pallet. She selected the extremely talented San Diego floral designer Karen Tran to create the beautiful floral masterpieces. The Versailles ballroom was the site for the glamorous ceremony and reception. It was a unique setup in-which we had the couple getting married on a white circular custom dancefloor by Platinum Pro that displayed a custom filigree monogram logo design by J Grace Luxury Event Stationery. The guests were seated around the danceflloor all facing the center of the dancefloor where the couple were standing - there was an awesome views from every seat in the ballroom. After the ceremony, the guests were invited to join the cocktail reception in the Westgate Foyer while we worked diligently to flip the room for the reception.
The vintage inspired lace garter belt with “her something blue” ribbon & rhinestone detail was perfect for this french vintage inspired wedding at the Westgate Hotel. We love the idea behind the shot of the rings on the Newspaper showing the “wedding” date! The delicate and detailed flowergirl purse was made from real roses adorned with rhinestone brooches and a chiffon skirt. The headpiece was originally a belt taht the bride creatively turned it into the perfect bridal head piece. We love the shot of the bridesmaids blush dresses hanging in the window and the bride got all the girls their own personalized hanger. Karen Tran did a beautiful job creating these stunning bridal bouquets and the rhinestone detail on the handles. The beautiful custom made luxury invitations with lace and feather detail created by J Grace Luxury Event Stationery. No detail went unnoticed at this wedding. Down to the custom made monogram that J Grace made for the couple, which is shown on the custom white dance floor, that was placed directly underneath a grand opulent crystal chandelier. Perfect place for the focal point for the ceremony site and it will later become the center of the dance party! They flooded the Versailles Ballroom with a soft pink/blush up-light to really create the romantic ambiance to get it ready for the Reception!
Dreamy clusters of beautiful white orchids and buttery ivory roses made up the opulent centerpieces with touches of crystals! The bride’s place-card was a vintage pin-cushion, while the Groom’s place-card was a vintage key.
J Grace designed and created these darling place-card tabs and tied on a silk ribbon. The Sweetheart table was adorned with a beautiful lace linen overlay and had orchids cascading from the top with beautiful warm candle light from the floating candles inside the stemmed glass candle holders with ribbons and rhinestones. A beautiful vignette for the focal point of the room (the bride and groom). This stunning blush/pink Wedding cake was created by Flour Power Custom Cakery. They did such a wonderful job creating the french vintage themed wedding cake with splendid details like pearl pipping, ribbon with pearl and rhinestone accouterments and a stunning floral topper. Decadent, delicate and delicious! Monarch Weddings designed and assembled the French Vintage themed dessert table with the beautiful trays that the bride provided. Paying homage to the Marie Antoinette era – “Let them eat cake”… and much more!
The groom’s cake was topped with a darling Chihuahua Bride and Groom (for their love of their 3 Chihuahua – Kujo, Leela and Munkie). FABULOUS!
WEDDING PLANNER: KELI CHRISTENSON, OWNER OF MONARCH WEDDINGS / PHOTOGRAPHY: TRUE PHOTOGRAPHY / VENUE: WESTGATE HOTEL / FLORIST: KAREN TRAN FLORALS / PAPER ELEMENTS: J GRACE LUXURY EVENT STATIONERY / VIDEO: SIDE BY SIDE CINEMA / WEDDING & GROOM CAKE: FLOUR POWER / ENTERTAINMENT & UP-LIGHTING: TIM ALTBAUM PRODUCTIONS (TAP) / BRIDE & GROOM WHITE LEATHER THRONE CHAIR: CONCEPTS EVENT DESIGN / CUSTOM DANCE FLOOR: PLATINUM PRO