Two years after meeting off of the app Coffee Meets Bagel, Raul Lopez proposed to Paige Gordon in Joshua Tree during sunset. “It was just the two of us, and it was the most intimate and meaningful proposal I could have asked for,” Paige recalls.
Once engaged, the couple wanted to emulate the same feeling of hosting loved ones in their family’s backyard in Montecito for their wedding and chose to say, “I do,” at Rosewood Miramar Beach. To help plan their spring nuptials, the two hired The Lynden Lane Co., who worked with Yonder Design on a beautiful invitation suite to set the tone.
Paige’s “classic with a twist” Oscar de la Renta wedding dress and veil were timelessly elegant and made her feel “fresh and beautiful,” the bride shares. The veil even inspired the evening’s cake. On the morning-of, Paige got ready in a Sleeper pajama set with makeup artist and hairstylist Marla Nyamdorj. To complete her look, Paige styled her gown with Wickersham Company Jewelers earrings and Manolo Blahniks—assisted by her day-of dresser, Chynna Pope.
Bridesmaids complemented Paige in custom Maria Lucia Hohan dresses. “The silk was so delicate and the details of the dresses so intricate, with each dress unique to the style and personality of my bridesmaids,” Paige describes. “Every detail including the earrings was carefully chosen for each bridesmaid and tied together with the help of stylist Gabrielle Hurwitz.” And the mother of the bride looked elegant in a light blue custom gown by Nardos Design.
On May 14, 2022, the bride walked under a floral arch with her father to meet Raul by another sprawling display of white blooms by Bows and Arrows Flowers. “Our goal was to make the grand nature of the Rosewood Miramar feel private and intimate, as if it were an elegant garden party in the privacy of our own home,” Paige shares. “The Lynden Lane Co. absolutely nailed it…I felt completely in awe and speechless by every gorgeous detail of the event we had planned together over our two-year engagement.”
After exchanging vows and rings, guests sat down for the reception in the garden dining room-like space with design elements from Edge Design Decor, Theoni Collection, The Ark, Found Rental Co., Bright Event Rentals, Casa de Perrin, and Amber Event Production. “The twinkling lanterns hanging from the trees, the mismatched, perfectly-etched antique crystal, the custom linens, the painted China, the silk ribbon around our linen napkins, every detail was so intricately created and imagined,” Paige says. “Our jaws dropped when we saw how everything came together for the first time.”
The newlyweds had their first dance to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli. “This has always been our special song,” the bride reveals. “There have been countless moments where you can hear our voices ringing throughout our house, belting out the lyrics to one another. Nine times out of 10, the song is paired with some special dance moves like some ‘can can’ kicks.”
Following the reception, everyone was ushered to the A Midsummer Night’s Dream after-party with entertainment from Aragon Artists. The bride changed into a Costarellos dress. And once Paige and Raul had danced the night away, their driver, Woody, took them to In-N-Out in a vintage Mercedes with the top down and a “Just Married” sign trailing behind them.