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Coastal Chic and Bohemian Subtlety Elevate Kevin and Jessica's Beach Wedding

This Huntington Bay Club wedding was a perfect union of coastal elegance and personal nods to the couple's love story.
By: 
Nicole Wu

Married and celebrated: Huntington Bay Club, Huntington Beach

Date: October 9, 2020

Jessica and Kevin Shulemson’s big day at the Huntington Bay Club was a classic beach wedding with notes of coastal chic and a touch of bohemian softness. “So many people think because a wedding is at the beach or on the sand that it’s all flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts,” says Jessica. “I wanted to elevate that idea.” Elegant whites, pinks and hints of blue provided subtle pops of color against the beautiful greenery in the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets; this palette was echoed in the majestic double arch that served as the gorgeous ceremony backdrop. Lanterns, pottery and glass vases adorned the aisle, bringing a touch of whimsy to the romantic affair. The menu by 24 Carrots was a highlight, with everything from ahi tuna tartare for appetizers to mini corn dogs to quell late-night hunger pangs while a liquid nitrogen ice cream bar delivered sweet treats. Personal touches and tributes to loved ones were part of the affair, from custom-etched wooden place cards and thank-you notes that adorned each guest’s place setting to an emotional reading by Jessica’s brother honoring family members who have passed. Jessica and Kevin incorporated a “brewing unity” into their ceremony as a nod to their first date at the Belmont Brewing Company after they had both swiped right on Tinder. Jessica remembers, “The most precious moment of the evening was when both of us were sitting at our sweetheart table and looking out to everyone. It was like everything paused and we were in the moment—just the two of us!”

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