Real Weddings

Kiara and Aren at The Tides Estate

Posted on August 31, 2020 by Ariana Baio


“It was a magical day,” Kiara says.

Kiara and Aren Tides Estate- Bri Johnson

The Tides Estate checked off all the boxes for Kiara and Aren- not only did the venue have a clean color palette that allowed them to create a space of their own, it was the perfect size and served great food.

Kiara and Aren Tides Estate- Bri Johnson
The Cake:
Perhaps the most standout item on Kiara and Aren’s menu was their dark blue, wedding cake.
“We try not to do what is expected,” Aren says. The couple’s four-tier cake had a different design on each tier so “the style of the cake was not too grand” as Aren says, “but the color can be something that’s really memorable.”

Kiara and Aren Tides Estate- Bri Johnson
The Outfits:

Kiara wore the “Bianca” gown by Maggie Sottero Designs, a strapless A-line with a scoop neck and handmade rosettes accented with pearls along the front.
“I wanted something that was clean and sophisticated but with a twist,” Kiara says. She also wore her late grandmother’s pearl ring and bracelet. Aren chose a navy-blue velour suit from Sebastien Grey Clothiers, along with an Omega wristwatch, which was Kiara’s gift to him.
“It meant a lot to me, because it’s something that I had wanted even before I met her,” Aren says. “The fact that she was the one to make that dream come true for me was just super cool.”

Kiara and Aren Tides Estate- Bri Johnson

Kiara and Aren Tides Estate- Bri Johnson
Aren’s favorite moment was seeing Kiara come down the aisle. “When I saw her in the dress, the excitement overtook me as it did the night we met,” he says.

Kiara and Aren went to Bali and traveled the coast of Nusa Dua before settling home in Bloomfield.

the details

Reception Location

The Tides Estate


Bri Johnson Weddings


Father Benny Prado

Bride’s Gown

Maggie Sottero

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