This Couple Had a Vogue-Inspired Modern Wedding in California’s Long Beach
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Picture this: a love story that started on Tinder, led to a chance encounter at a Hollywood comedy show, and culminated in a magical proposal on a Disney Cruise. The stars aligned for David and Desanka, and their wedding was a celebration of their unique journey and shared passions. Let’s dive into the details of this untraditional, traditional wedding that had everyone saying, “That was so David and Desanka!”
The Wedding Inspiration
The couple’s wedding inspiration came straight from the pages of Vogue—editorial, timeless, classic, and modern. With 6 years of shared experiences behind them, including obtaining their Master’s Degrees, buying a home, traveling the world, and starting a business, they knew their big day had to be a reflection of who they truly were.
All The Details of David and Desanka’s Timeless Wedding
Located in Long Beach, CA, the minimalist-modern wedding venue offered a breathtaking view of the private airport. The glossy black and white theme, adorned with white neon and mixed metallic touches, set the tone for an elegant affair. An 8-foot heart arch stood at the end of the aisle, symbolizing the abundance of love that filled the day.
A wedding party of 12, dressed in all-black attire, set the stage for a magical entrance. The ceremony began with the enchanting “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter, followed by Desanka’s graceful walk to “When You Wish Upon A Star” from Pinocchio, a nod to David’s favorite Disney character. Vows were non-traditional, as they knew their love spoke for itself. To cap it off, they made their grand exit to “This Is What Dreams Are Made Of” from The Lizzie McGuire Movie—a fun and personal touch.
The Bride’s Gown
Desanka was a vision in her Julie Vino gown, featuring hand-stitched sequin clusters, a sweetheart neckline, and off-the-shoulder billowing sleeves. Desanka saw the dress on Julie Vino’s Instagram and just knew it was the one. The only boutique who sold Julie Vino at the time didn’t have the dress in their studio, but Desanka was able to try on similar dresses and order it from Israel without even trying it on. During her visit, she also bought her floor-length veil with scattered Swarovski crystals.
Her bold choice of Chanel boots, rather than traditional heels, showcased her authentic self. Her hunt for the perfect Chanel boots led her to the last pair in the country. Her wedding shoes were a testament to her love for timeless elegance and her appreciation for classic luxury brands. The bridesmaids carried synthetic black rose bouquets, while Desanka held Venus Et Fleur pearlescent white forever roses, staying true to her unique style.
The Grooms’ Attire
David, looking dapper in a custom black and white suit, paired it with black velvet Gucci loafers, a 24-carat gold embossed Louis Vuitton tie, and a meteorite wedding band from David Yurman, made from a real meteor that had landed in Africa—truly out of this world.
The cocktail hour featured an array of beer, wine, and boba selections, reflecting the couple’s diverse tastes. For dinner, guests indulged in a delightful assortment of foodie dreams at different stations, including dim sum, french fries, pizza, and street tacos. A champagne toast and a 4-tier funfetti cake-cutting kept the festivities going.
The night turned into an unforgettable dance party, lasting until 5AM the next morning. Guests were treated to a surprise cotton candy cart, featuring elevated flavors from a vendor who had recently served the Kardashians. The energy was electric, and the love between David and Desanka was palpable throughout.
As for their honeymoon, the newlyweds jetted off to the dreamy island of Santorini, Greece in May—a perfect way to start their new chapter together.
As we raise a glass to David and Desanka, let’s remember that weddings are not about fitting into societal norms or following Pinterest trends. Instead, they are an opportunity to celebrate the love and individuality of the couple, just as the Pinder wedding did—unapologetically and beautifully “David and Desanka” through and through.