Lavish Nuptials at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach

Real Wedding
This sophisticated black tie event featured dramatic florals and bold bedazzled elements.
Written by
Emily Sweet


California Wedding Day Spring/Summer 2022

Shawni McDonald and Cash Myricks’ opulent wedding at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach was the embodiment of luxury and elegance. Tech mogul Cash met Shawni through work, and Cash eventually proposed during a Valentine’s Day getaway in Malibu. For their wedding day, the couple opted for a summertime black-tie event, complete with extravagant florals and décor. The color palette played off nature’s neutral tones, featuring gold, white, cream and forest green. Shawni wowed in her Eve of Milady gown, an off-the-shoulder dress with dramatic lace detailing and a bold train. Her bouquet brought stunning cream-colored roses together with bedazzling elements. In a gesture of remembrance, seats were reserved for important family members and friends who had passed away. For an element of fun, a colored wristband system allowed guests to select their comfort level with social distancing, with choices ranging from “Celebrating like it’s 2019” to “2020 has me confused.” Floating floral arrangements lined the aisle for the ceremony, giving the venue an ethereal feel. Ending their special day with a surprise, groom Cash presented Shawni with a brand-new Bentley.

City State:

Dana Point, CA


Southern CA