Shana & Gary’s Gatsby inspired wedding at the Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes and reception at the Queen Mary in Long Beach.
Long Beach, CA
Photographer ● Aaron Huniu Photography
Ceremony Venue ● Wayfarers Chapel
Reception Venue ● The Queen Mary
Coordinator ● Suzee Dunn
Hair ● Janice Thompson
Makeup ● Makeup By Giovanissa, Giovanissa De Luca
Florist ● Bixby Knolls Flowers
Caterer ● The Queen Mary
Desserts ● Short Cake Bakery
Officiant ● Rev. Dan A. Burchett
Cake ● Rossmoor Pastries
Dress ● Pronovias
Dress Shop ● The White Dress
Tux ● Vera Wang
Tux Shop ● Men’s Warehouse
DJ ● DJ Billy Intox
Ceremony Musician ● Michael Waring
Transportation (1937 Packard) ● Classic Limos
Processional ● Turning Page, Sleeping at Last
Brides Procession ● A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
Recessional (Bride & Groom) ● Love, Matt White
Recessional (Wedding Party) ● Marry Me, Train
First Dance ● Love Someone, Jason Mraz
Father/Daughter Dance ● Blessed, Elton John
Mother/Son Dance ● 93 Million Miles, Jason Mraz
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Shana: Well, aside from the whole getting married part, I’d say the ride back to the Queen Mary. The 1937 Packard was stunning, and the service amazing, champagne and chocolate! Thank you Dad!
Gary: Walking out of the chapel hand in hand with my wife and seeing the butler in full uniform with grape juice (chapel’s orders), and enjoying champagne on the ride back.
Any advice for future bride/grooms?
Remember to eat! Spend as much time as you can with your friends and family. The day will go by quickly. Try to make each moment special and remember it.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Shana: Getting in and out of my wedding dress, Which led to several funny memories.
Gary: Looking at all the hilarious Polaroid pictures at the end of the night.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Pick a different florist, it was the only hiccup we had.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Vietnam (Spelunking in the worlds largest cave systems) & Thailand (relaxing on the beach in Koh Samui).