Newport Coast, California
Michael Vartan married Lauren Skaar at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California on April 2, 2011.
The ceremony took place on an oval-shaped lawn underneath an Italian rotunda perched 300 feet above the ocean. The couple penned self-written vows which they read to one another as the sun was setting.
Skaar wore a strapless dress by Vera Wang with a sweetheart neckline and a Swarovski crystal Oscar de la Renta belt.
Her bridal shop, L’atelier Couture, in Saint Paul, Minn., tailored the dress which was once a one shoulder gown.
Vartan wore a two-button tuxedo by Giorgio Armani with a classic white pique tuxedo shirt and black bow tie.
Details Details Event Planning coordinated the vows which had an “evening spring” theme.
Colorful floral arrangements included cherry blossom trees along with yellow and pink roses and green hydrangeas.
Vartan’s “Alias” co-star Victor Garber was a groomsmen. Bridesmaids wore pink dresses by Jenny Yoo.
At the reception held in one of the hotel’s ballrooms, the couple shared their first dance to a song by Sigur Ros.
As the evening went on, DJ Delano spun tunes and guests posed in a photo booth with fun props like wigs and moustaches.
Vartan and Skaar met at a Whole Foods grocery store in Los Angeles and got engaged in New York in 2010.