Today, Gabrielle and Kevin’s dreamy wedding by the sea from the ever-talented Elizabeth Messina and wedding planner Lisa Gorjestani.

Hair and makeup by Torsten Witte for Margaret Maldonado Agency.

Pots of fresh lavender lined the aisle, which was blanketed with pale pink rose petals. Gabrielle’s favorite part of the day? “Walking back down the aisle as husband and wife, as the string quartet played Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The violinist played his violin like a ukelele, so it sounded like Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version.”

For dessert, guests enjoyed tiers of vanilla cupcakes with candied lavender.

Gabrielle designs clothing for a stylish maternity line, so it only made sense that she would customize her own wedding dress. She wore a vintage number that she re-designed, updating the neckline and altering the skirt so that she could remove the bottom tiers and have a short dress for dancing.

Venue: Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA

Photography: Elizabeth Messina

Planner: Lisa Gorjestani from Details Event Planning

Bride’s shoes: Christian Louboutin

Earrings / bracelet: Maria Elena

String quartet: Supernova

Flowers: Floral Art

Cupcakes: Susie Cakes

Gabrielle and Kevin’s beautiful wedding is the featured as the cover story in the current issue of Australia’s Wedding Style Guide – if you’re stateside, check out their digital magazine for more pics and details.

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  1. Sherin

    What an amazing wedding!

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  2. syl

    dreamy, stunning and all too inspiring. we are using bunches of lavender for our upcoming beach wedding so this was a delight to see.thank you for sharing these lovely photos!xo,sylvie of silver lining

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  3. HazeWea

    This looks like it was an amazing wedding! I adore her bouquet! And is that Ali Larter??

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  4. Martha

    This looks very beautiful, but I have to ask – what's going on with the second photo? Is there a shadow or something?

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  5. Law of Attraction

    can i just tell you that I was staring at the first photo on the right for so long. i was trying to figure out what was on her nose. i just realized that she was getting her makeup done. man, i can be very thick.

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  6. Emom

    Lovely photos! smiles.

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  7. Sarah

    Yeah! Is that Ali Larter?!?

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  8. Yours Moment

    A Beautiful Wedding!

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