After Sarah Reuben, 29, struck up a conversation about Italy with Aristo Orochena, 46, both of Beverly Hills, over a coffee table book display in Neiman Marcus, he surprised her by sending pasta to her office shortly after their encounter. They had their first date a week later and have been together ever since. After a sunset engagement in Maui, the couple married eight months later at Estancia La Jolla Hotel with a Sunday afternoon ceremony and Tuscany-inspired reception.
Garden Party Sarah wanted the focus of the table to be on the floral arrangements, including a cascade of blooms at the end of each table.
Family Affair “Having long tables with family-style food and a tent made it feel as though we were in someone’s backyard instead of at a hotel,” remembers Sarah.
THEIR TALENTED TEAM:
Coordination: First Comes Love
Photography: Evangeline Lane Photography
Ceremony, Reception, and Catering: Estancia La Jolla Hotel
Florals: Organic Elements
Band: Roman Holiday
Dress: Romona Keveza
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Cake: Cafe Zucchero
Gelato: Gelato Paradiso
Paper Elements: Crane & Co.
Hair and Makeup: Erika Skinlo
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals & Concepts Event Design
Officiant: Liiza Margosian