Some favorite frames from Sabrina and Yishai Lerner’s bohemian dream of a wedding at the Montage in Laguna Beach.
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.