While at a work-related conference in New York City, Ernesto Nardone bravely took the lone seat beside Angela Paymard in the front row. Never thinking that the sweet (but pushy!) man would eventually become her husband, the two developed an innocent friendship that later became romantic. “Our first date was expensive,” jokes the groom who flew from his home in New York to Los Angeles for the couple's first dinner together. But it was worth it. “I felt like I was on top of the world,” describes Ernesto of the evening.
The couple planned a beautiful church ceremony that included a magnificent choir that sang down the walkway before taking their place near the altar. Bridesmaids dressed in pretty floor-length dresses preceded the bride, who wore a lovely gown with a sweetheart neckline and embroidered detail. Aisle chairs were decorated with lush green garlands interspersed with frothy vanilla-colored roses, and a cloud of white lined the center of the aisle.
For the reception, the storied Montage Beverly Hills was enlisted. The striking ballroom was cast aglow with pink uplighting, and deep red roses filled the space with additional color. Tabletops were bedecked with a blend of tall and short centerpieces filled with scarlet blooms. Gilded details were seen on chair backs, charger plates, and a towering multi-tier cake. The bullion hue paired perfectly with the garnet tones of the floral arrangements, and the combination of rich colors complemented the grandeur of the large room.
Angela and Ernesto were elated with the success of their big day, which brought loved ones together from near and far to celebrate the couple's love. And with that, the special day ended as magically as their first meal – with excitement, happiness, and fulfillment.