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Amy & Jeremy: A Beach Wedding in Santa Monica, CA

  • Nicole Caldwell Photography, Laguna Beach
    Kelly Michelle Weddings, Los Angeles/Orange County
    A private beach club
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Amy & Jeremy in Santa Monica, CA
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Amy initially took on the task of planning the wedding herself but soon realized she would need help to execute her vision, so she sought assistance from her friend and wedding coordinator, Kelly Meyer.

Kelly brought Jeremy and Amy’s ideas to life in the form of a beach reception in Santa Monica, complete with a white tent on the sand, an all-wh ...
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The couple said their vows during an early evening ceremony at St. Monicas Catholic Church, a place where Amy always hoped she’d get married. “I actually loved the church so much I made a gingerbread replica of it for Christmastime while in culinary school,” she admits. Sadly, both Amy and Jeremy lost their mothers to cancer while growing up, but t ...
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The bride wore a fitted alençon lace gown with a sweetheart neckline and open back.
Monique Lhuillier, Beverly Hills
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For an added touch of glamour, Amy wore off-white roses in her hair.
Trina Duarte, The Studio, Venice Beach
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In the main tent, the only flowers used were orange pave roses in square troughs with white branches springing out, giving the space a modern, ethereal vibe.
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Pastry chef Amy toyed with the idea of making her own wedding cake but decided to turn the reins over to someone else once she was consumed with wedding planning. It turned out to be the right decision, as the couple was delighted with their triple berry, vanilla buttercream cake with six stacked, square tiers divided by fresh orange pave roses.
Sweet Lady Jane, Los Angeles
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Amy and Jeremy had their first dance as husband and wife to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole.
5th Avenue Orchestra, Woodland Hills
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Trays of orange shots called “Fuzzy Squirrels” were passed around to guests before entering the tent, where poster-size photos of Amy and Jeremy acting goofy and doing the “Robot” were hung for everyone’s enjoyment. “It made everyone laugh and really got the party going,” Amy says. They capped the night off with a bonfire complete with s’mores.
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Upon leaving the wedding, guests were given a little white Chinese box with orange ribbon that was filled with glazed donut holes. The treats were a gift to the happy couple from Amy’s friend from culinary school.
Annette’s Donuts, Ontario, Canada

Amy & Jeremy in Santa Monica, CA

After several months of being friends and cubicle neighbors while working at E! Entertainment, Amy and Jeremy's platonic relationship began to morph into something bigger. The Bride Amy Askins The Groom Jeremy Berman The Date July 8 As their friendship grew, they slowly realized how much they enjoyed spending time together, “and then one day it hit me,” Amy remembers…“He’s really hot!” She decided she needed to reveal her feelings to Jeremy, and waited until their all-important holiday party (and after a few cocktails) to make her move. In a private moment behind the fire exit doorway, she planted a kiss on him. By New Year’s Eve they were an item; and the rest, she says, is history.
- Meredith Gray
Their Ingredients
  • Nicole Caldwell Photography, Laguna Beach
  • Kelly Michelle Weddings, Los Angeles/Orange County
  • A private beach club
  • St. Monica Catholic Church
  • Monique Lhuillier, Beverly Hills
  • Trina Duarte, The Studio, Venice Beach
  • Sweet Lady Jane, Los Angeles
  • 5th Avenue Orchestra, Woodland Hills
  • Annette’s Donuts, Ontario, Canada

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