A Classic, Elegant Wedding at the Victorian in Santa Monica, California

From the moment Karen Kuo (29 and an analyst) and Michael Clemente (33 and a research manager) stepped onto the Victorian property in Santa Monica, California, they knew the estate would be perfect for their elegant wedding with quirks thrown into the mix. Details following the romantic palette of pinks, whites and gold decorated the day—from the white and pink protea bouquet accented with leaves, to the gold animal figurines positioned on top of escort cards. Karen wore a simple yet stunning white wedding dress with a scoop neck and a matching beaded belt designed by the Dessy Group, and Michael reflected her casual look with a classic light gray suit and black tie. Guests sat at round dining tables covered in white linens, with pops of color coming from pink peony centerpieces in gold and glass vases. Large wreaths shaped by leaves and blooms spelled out Karen's and Michael's first-name initials, adding a personal arrangement to the elegant space. Our favorite detail of all had to be the two-tier white cake covered in mocha buttercream and filled with espresso-infused chocolate cake created by Vanilla Bake Shop, accented with flowers and gold leaves that embodied the day's color and style. Check out more of these romantic details from this elegant wedding, captured on camera by Elizabeth Burgi Photography, below.