Photo: Sarah Falugo/Brides magazine
Actress Ashley Greene and Paul Khoury tied the knot in a stunning, rustic ceremony in the Redwoods Forest in Northern California on July 6, where the bride stole the show in a beautiful backless wedding dress in an idyllic ceremony that looked like it came straight out of the Twilight saga. It was an intimate affair as the couple was married in front of 120 of their closest family and friends.
Greene opted for a custom-made creation by Katie May and the actress worked closely with the designer to bring her vision to life.
Her form-fitting frock fit her like a glove and featured scalloped lace trim along the back and the neckline. The back plunged low while her sweeping veil complemented the wedding dress perfectly.
Greene opted for not one but two stunning looks for her special day, trading her ceremony dress for a Windi Williams-Stern gown for the reception. Her second look stayed true to the ethereal vibe of the wedding but incorporated a sexy, unexpected twist thanks to the sheer skirt of the gown, which featured floral appliques.
Her husband wore an Armani suit, Dior vest, and Christian Louboutin shoes for the occasion and her bridesmaids looked just as chic in blush gowns by Watters.
The romantic, rustic vibe created by the natural landscape added a personal touch to the couple's nuptials. "Paul and I both grew up fully immersed in the outdoor elements and were raised to appreciate the beauty in nature,” Ashley told Brides magazine. “An outdoor wedding was a must for us.”
The couple turned to celebrity party planner Mindy Weiss to help bring the rustic event to life, and Greene said the planning process went off without a hitch. After the ceremony, the couple kicked off the reception with their first dance, to Frank Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight."
The couple was introduced by mutual friends and started dating in 2013 before Khoury popped the question during a 2016 trip to Australia and New Zealand. He proposed at the bottom of Bridal Veil Falls and Greene shared a video of the romantic moment on Instagram, announcing the news to her fans.