Glamorous Waterfront Wedding in Half Moon Bay

 
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]

These nuptials are what wedding portrait dreams are made of. I don't think there is a set of images out there that are as beautiful or romantic as these. Captured by Jessica Burke, in beautiful Half Moon Bay, this wedding makes me want to break out my wedding dress and have some post wedding portraits done. The simple beauty of the bay mixed with the bride's beautiful lace gown make for an ultra romantic and glamorous day. Enjoy!

A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]

As soon as Andrew and Dianna got engaged, they knew they wanted to throw a destination wedding. With family spread across the country, they wanted to use their wedding as an excuse to gather and celebrate their relatives. When creating their 'must have' wedding list, family was at the very top. They toured the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay, and immediately fell in love with it. Its close proximity to San Francisco made it easy for out of town guests to travel for the wedding. 

Dianna and Andrew worked closely with ASE Jill to keep vendor costs at a minimum. They used the Oceano's serveware, chairs, and on site tent, and opted for simple florals provided by Amy Burke. To maximize the beautiful surroundings of the venue, Dianna chose simple colors with a neutral palate, adding final touches of peach and sea blues. 

The couple asked guests to abide by a formal dress code, and selected classic tuxedos for the groomsmen. The bridesmaids wore sea blue dresses, and carried white bouquets with peach tones. As guests entered the tent for dinner, they were greeted by chiavari chairs, neutral linens, and beautiful floral centerpieces. 

Ending the evening with drinks and dancing, the couple remembers their wedding day as exactly what they had dreamt of: "a day where all of our families came together to celebrate our love and marriage."

A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]
A black tie wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay by A Savvy Event  [Photography | Jessica Burke]

Vendors

Photography: Jessica Burke | Cinematography: Swoon Films | Venue: Oceano Hotel & Spa | Event Planning: A Savvy Event, Jill Hinchman Hartnett | Floral Design: Amy Burke Designs | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Cake: Studio Cake | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jim Hjelm | Hair + Makeup: Melissa Hoffmann | DJ: Gatsby Entertainment | Bride's Jewelry: Haute Bride | Chalkboard Sign: Bee Curious Designs | Groom's Tux: Hugo Boss | Paper Goods: Minted


 

Boxwood Avenue's Glamorous Lake Tahoe Wedding by A Savvy Event

Today I get to share my wedding photos with all of you!! I mentioned before that A Savvy Event planned my wedding, and I can’t imagine what my day would have been like had I not had their help! Over the course of the wedding planning process, ASE Jamie and I became great friends. She welcomed me into her home with open arms, and went above and beyond to make sure every detail was perfect. 

I now feel lucky to call the other ASE girls my friends too! They are an amazing group of driven women, and they inspire me! Something I didn’t mention on SMP is that during the sparkler send off, Jamie’s husband Herold nearly fell in the lake trying to fill the trash buckets with water. Now that’s dedication! 

David Newkirk captured the day so well, and made me feel incredibly comfortable in front of the camera lens (but let’s face it, the real chore was making Greg feel comfortable, which David accomplished!). The Dax Victornio crew stopped at nothing to get every important moment into our wedding video, which is one of my favorite parts of the evening. I was on the fence about hiring a videographer, and I am so glad that I did. If you’re a bride who is also on the fence, I can’t recommend it more. Greg and I watch it almost daily. 

My wedding day was what dreams are made of, so thank you to the entire team that made this possible. Scroll down to see some of the photos and watch the video, then click over to see the rest of the amazing day! Enjoy!

Lake Tahoe wedding by A Savvy Event [David Newkirk Photography]
Lake Tahoe wedding by A Savvy Event [David Newkirk Photography]
Lake Tahoe wedding by A Savvy Event [David Newkirk Photography]
Lake Tahoe wedding by A Savvy Event [David Newkirk Photography]
Lake Tahoe wedding by A Savvy Event [David Newkirk Photography]
Lake Tahoe wedding by A Savvy Event [David Newkirk Photography]
Lake Tahoe wedding by A Savvy Event [David Newkirk Photography]
Lake Tahoe wedding by A Savvy Event [David Newkirk Photography]
Lake Tahoe wedding by A Savvy Event [David Newkirk Photography]
Lake Tahoe wedding by A Savvy Event [David Newkirk Photography]
Lake Tahoe wedding by A Savvy Event [David Newkirk Photography]