Read on for all the details of Sabrina and Yishai Lerner’s bohemian dream of a wedding at the Montage in Laguna Beach.
Just five months after getting engaged on a private island in the Maldives, Sabrina Idels and Yishai Turner said “I do” in front of close friends and family at their Montage Laguna Beach Wedding.
Wanting a beachy vibe, the couple chose the venue so they could have views of the Pacific throughout the celebration. Sabrina says. “We love the beach. We got engaged on the beach, so it felt fitting for us to get married on the beach.”
Sabrina describes herself as “more bohemian than glam,” so the day was full of warm sunset colors, sea-inspired textures, dried grasses, rich woods, rattan accents, and terracotta pottery.
“All of the design concepts were spot-on,” Sabrina says of her planning team. “Everything was so aligned with our taste. We really couldn’t have asked for a better fit.” Some of those details included the invitation suite and paper goods designed by Prim & Pixie. The colors and textures reflected the wedding day décor perfectly.
Sabrina wore a strapless Marchesa gown. By her side was the couple’s adorable pup! “We love our dog very much—it was important for her to be part of our day,” Sabrina says of including their dog in the festivities. Sabrina carried a loose bouquet by Holly Flora. It was filled with buttercup, peach, and blush florals, and dried grasses. Yishai donned a blue Emporio Armani suit that he accented with a pink tie, textured blue Louboutins, and a boutonniere of pieris and dried grasses. One of Sabrina’s favorite memories was the first look when Yishai unexpectedly spouted some tears. “I truly didn’t anticipate his reaction and it made it that much more special,” she says.
“I wanted a lot of pretty flowers, muted colors with some pops of pink, orange and yellow,” Sabrina says of the wedding, where large arrangements greeted guests along with yarmulkes for the Jewish ceremony. The couple’s chuppah was covered in pampas grass with dried palm leaves and baby’s breath for a statement structure for the ceremony. The ceremony was full of surprises. For one, the couple’s dog bolted down the aisle toward Sabrina and Yishai. At another point, the skies opened up and guests huddled under umbrellas from the hotel and blankets to stay dry. To stay dry, Sabrina opted to wear her brown leather jacket (cool factor: 100%)The bride and groom each had a signature cocktail: Sabrina’s was a “Smoky Osso” while Yishai’s was dubbed the “Blackbeard Swizzle.” The sunset colors were echoed in the menus at each place setting as well as the handmade terracotta and stone vessels holding the low centerpieces of airy grasses and flowers. The couple put a lot of time and attention on the menu. “It was fun, it was beautiful, it was comfortable, and it was delicious,” Sabrina says of the dinner party. Everyone moved into the hotel’s Studio restaurant for dancing, where wrought-iron Moroccan lanterns and Persian rugs continued the bohemian theme. An eight-piece band played a mix of music from Motown to the ‘90s, and the couple, of course, partook in the hora.The newlyweds also cut into a three-tier cake, hand-painted to mimic the sunset.