Neil & Kayla in the Anais Gown

We can't get enough of #GRACEBride Kayla & her new hubby Neil celebrating a day of their love in Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente, CA.​

Bride and groom sitting on the steps of the Ole Hanson Beach Club

What is a Grace Woman to you?

Effortless, fun and confident in who she is.

Groom kissing his brides head wearing the Lumi Veil

What is it you loved about your GLL gown and accessories?

I loved how comfortable I felt in the dress which made me feel confident.

Bride and groom at a table covered in blush flowersoverlooking the beach at sunset
Blush pink flower bouquet
Grace Loves Lace bride wearing the Lumi Veil on painted tile steps

Did you go to a GLL showroom or purchase your gown online? Tell us about this experience.

I was able to visit the stunning San Diego showroom. I had the best time trying on different dresses and ended up finding my dream dress with the help of the amazing ladies in the showroom who were so kind and helpful.

The Lumi veil

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Grace Loves Lace bride wearing the Anais gown underneath bush flower arch

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Bride wearing a tulle veil with her groom

Describe your wedding day look…

Effortless, romantic and timeless.

Grace bride wearing the Lumi tulle veil underneath a flower arch
Groom kissing his new wife wearing a lace dress

How did he/she propose?

He took me out to dinner and after we walked across the street to the beach in Laguna Beach. My sister and his brother (who set us up 11 years ago) had set up a little picnic on the beach with flowers and champagne. It was so sweet and romantic.

Bride holding onto her new husbands arms
Groom lifting his new wife wearing a long tulle veil

What was your goal for your wedding / what was the most important aspect to you?

My goal was to make sure the wedding represented my husband and I as a couple. It had a laid back, romantic feel. Our guests told us after how much fun they had, which was another big goal of ours.

Wedding reception table setup at sunset at the Ole Hanson Beach Club in San Clemente, CA.​
Outdoor long table flower arrangement
Groom smiling as he sits with his new wife

What was the most stressful part to planning?

For me, almost all of it. I’m not the best when it comes to making decisions and only having a day of coordinator meant I had to make a ton. Luckily my sister who was also my matron of honor helped me every step of the way. I couldn’t have done it without her.

The funniest moment on the day was…

The funniest moment of the day had to be the best man speech. He shared some fun memories that made everyone laugh.

Groom hugging his bride wearing a low back lace dress
Groom kissing his bride holding blush bouquet

Any top beauty/health/fitness or wedding preparation advice that you can share…

Don’t stress over trying to look perfect for your wedding. Your mental health is more important than anything.

Any last advice of words of wisdom that you can share with future GRACE brides...

When planning your wedding make sure to stay true to who you and your partner are as a couple. Don’t be afraid to say no to typical wedding traditions that you don’t like. Try to relax and enjoy every single moment because it truly does go by so fast.


THE BRIDE WORE: The Anais Gown with The Lumi Veil
Groom’s outfit: Hugo Boss
Photographer: Abbey Jo @abbeyjophotos
Videographer: 1901 Productions @1901productions
Venue: Ole Hanson Beach Club
 Florist: The Flora Club @thefloraclub
Hair: Design Visage, Edith #DVEdith
Makeup: Design Visage, Chanel @chanelmariemakeup
Catering: 24 Carrots Catering
Coordinators: Pure Lavish Events @purelavish_tori
Alterations: Eenoli Bridal Alterations @eenoli.bridal.alterations