Grace Silk and William Tisch return to their California roots for an enchanted Bel Air wedding that’s nothing short of a fairy tale.
Grace Silk and William Tisch met through friends in Santa Barbara while they were both on college break. Five years later, Tisch proposed during a trip to Vienna, and in August 2016, the couple—who now resides in New York City—chose the lush oasis of the Hotel Bel-Air as the site of the vows. The California nuptials were a homecoming of sorts: Grace was raised in Carpinteria, while William’s hometown is Santa Barbara.
The ceremony took place by the hotel’s iconic swan pond, and dinner was held on the front lawn under the stars. When it came time to dance, the party moved into the ballroom, where no detail was left untouched. “The bespoke dance floor was hand-painted and inspired by a vintage European tile I found,” says Grace. Stringer lights created a glittering canopy from the ceiling. Soul phenom Leon Bridges and his band kicked off the night, setting the tone for the celebratory evening.
The bride wore a three-piece dress by Inbal Dror: a beaded minidress, a tulle skirt and a long-sleeve lace gown over the top. “It felt ethereal and romantic,” says Grace, who is planning to pursue her master’s degree in science and currently works as an executive assistant at New York design showroom and gallery Les Ateliers Courbet.
The groom—an executive with the Eldridge Hospitality Group whose father, Steve Tisch, is a film producer and chairman and executive vice president of the NFL’s New York Giants—wore a navy suit by Tom Ford.
Wolfgang Puck and his staff, who work with the hotel, prepared the evening’s four-course dinner of summer white-corn soup, heirloom tomato salad, black cod and Wagyu steak. Sweet cravings were satisfied with fresh donuts and a white chocolate buttermilk wedding cake, while those who continued the party late into the night were treated to egg sandwiches, sliders, truffle fries and burritos al pastor. When it finally came time to depart, guests left with Diptyque candles, a lovely end to a spectacular night. “It was absolute perfection,” says Grace. “I still can’t believe it was real.”
PLANNER Oren Cove FLORAL AND DESIGN Mindy Rice Design Inc. ENTERTAINMENT John Virgel Band, Leon Bridges, DJ David La Melza RENTALS Found Vintage Rentals, Casa de Perrin VIDEOGRAPHER Eric Hires of The Wedding Artists Collective DRESS Inbal Dror SUIT John Varvatos ENGAGEMENT RING Vintage Hilary Tisch HAIR Calista Sanderson HONEYMOON Positano, Dubrovnik, Montenegro.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Lauren and Abby Ross.
WRITTEN BY Sari Anne Tuschman.