Justine & Alex’s wedding was a captivating celebration of old-world glamour with luxe contemporary details.
Of her FARROW gown by Tara Lauren, Justine said: “The lace detail on FARROW is what I fell in love with first. The lace complimented my tattoos perfectly and just made me feel so beautiful. This dress made me feel like the most beautiful version of myself.”
Names: Justine & Alex
Wedding Date: 09.04.2021
Guest Numbers: 120
Wedding Location: Mount Palomar Winery, CA
Photographer: Lisa Riley
Tell Us Your Love Story
How did you meet?
My roommate invited me to an outing with a big group of her friends to the driving range. Alex was there, and I definitely thought he was super cute when I first met him! He had no idea how to golf, let alone swing a club. I tried to show him the basics, becoming his golf pro. After watching him hack at golf balls, we all decided to grab some In-n-Out and we both made efforts to sit next to each other to talk more.
After that night, the group outings continued and I always made sure to ask if Alex was going, and I learned he was asking the same about me! Each time we all hung out, we paired up and kept talking and getting to know one another. Eventually, we graduated from group outings to one on one dates, and here we are today!
How did he put a ring on it?
We went to a nice restaurant that overlooked the ocean in Newport Beach, CA. After dinner, we walked to the beach and he got down on one knee!
Where did you draw inspiration from?
Pinterest! Seeing so many beautiful pictures of so many different types of wedding and color schemes, it’s so easy to find exactly what you love and piece them all together to bring your complete vision to life!
What were you most nervous or excited about?
I was most nervous and excited about sharing my vows with Alex. I really wanted to share personal vows but was SO nervous to speak into the microphone in front over everyone!
Now, the most important part – the Dress!
Tell us about your dress?
The lace detail on FARROW is what I fell in love with first. The lace complimented my tattoos perfectly and just made me feel so beautiful. I am normally a very simple girl, borderline tomboy, and definitely not a girly girl but this dress made me feel like the most beautiful version of myself.
What stockist did you get it from?
Mary Me Bridal, CA
What was your most memorable moment from your day?
Definitely walking down the aisle with my dad. I loved my walk in music, I loved the feeling of everyone seeing me smile from ear to ear while feeling so beautiful and then of course seeing Alex at the end of the aisle. I’ve just never felt the way I did in that moment. It truly felt like I was walking on air, floating on a cloud to the love of my life. Completely magical!