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A luxury Athenaeum Wedding | Pasadena, California
This luxury Athenaeum, Pasadena soiree embodies everything a fairytale wedding should be, including an incredibly romantic surprise from the groom to his bride.
Just after the ceremony, surrounded by congratulatory cheers and swirling rose petals, emotions on high, is when the bride first glanced the beautifully adorned horse and carriage waiting to take them away! A magical moment she will never forget.
When looking for the perfect venue Rick and Flora knew they wanted a place with beautiful architecture and privacy. A place where they could get ready before the ceremony and also relax in to the night with their guests. They found exactly what they were looking for at The Athenaeum, a private social club on the California Institute of Technology campus. This gorgeous venue had us from the moment we walked in to the pre planning meeting. As visual artists we’re always looking for settings that will enhance the story but we also consider logistics. Keeping the couple’s experience fun carefree is a priority for us, and this amazing location has it all.
What a night! Rick and Flora’s love for each other was so contagious, that not a person in attendance could deny the joy and happiness that filled the room! Everyone was up and about, dancing the night away!
Peggy Kelley of Timeless Celebrations weaved this couple’s ideas in to a vision that exceeded their dreams!
Hats off to the incredibly talented crew of creatives that brought this event from dream time to real time:
Planner: Peggy Timeless Celebrations
Floral Design & Programs SRO Events
Wedding Cake Takes The Cake
Rentals: Elegant Designs
Dance Floor & Monogram MTB Rentals
Lighting: GoGo Sprockets
Ceremony Music Cattus Quartet
Reception Music Elegant Music
Video Walter Pawluk
Hair & Makeup Audrey B Salon
Bride’s gown Bridal & Special Times
First Congregational Church Los Angeles Wedding & Vow Renewal
Michiko and Jean were college students when they fell in love and married in a civil ceremony. They made a promise to one another that one day, when they could afford it, they would have a wedding with their families and all of the trimmings. On their tenth wedding anniversary they fulfilled that promise and this beautifully planned wedding became a reality.
The morning began at Mr. C’s Hotel in Beverly Hills with the preparations and first-look. The couple enjoyed a ride to the church in a vintage limousine. The ceremony was held at the historic First Congregational Church of LA an architectural wonder, modeled after the great cathedrals of France and England. After the ceremony guests were treated to an elegant soiree at the Carondelet House, originally built as a private residence in 1928. During the cocktail hour the couple treated their guests to an impressive display of their favorite fine cheeses and caviar served with authentic french baguette. Fine wine was served during the cocktail hour and bottles were also gifted as favors. The rustic dining room tables were set with vintage lace runners and opulent silver chargers. Sprigs of rosemary and blush pink and cream florals added lushness to the design. An elegant dinner was served and champagne toasts were given. Then the live music began and everyone was out of their seats! On the patio a barista took orders for strong coffee drinks as fresh Cuban cigars were being rolled. And if things couldn’t get any better, later in the evening, the bride changed in to a shorter dress and the couple danced a jaw-dropping, sure footed, salsa number that had the crowd cheering!
Congratulations, Michiko and Jean! Well done! A very special event worth the wait!
Angela Mitchell Event Planner Love & Elegance //Amanda of Rosebud Floral // Reception Venue & Caterer, Carondelet House/TresLA // Wedding Cake/Desserts: Jin Patisserie Bakery – Chef Annabel //Barista Station: Long Shot Coffee – Laine Warthan // Cigar Bar: Naranjo Cigar Events – Maritza Reyner // Ceremony: First Congregational Church of LA. //Band: Project M/Elan Artists // Hotel: Mr. C. Beverly Hills // Transportation – Classic Limos – Dan // Videographer: Buckley Videography // Hair/Make-Up for MOB/Bridesmaid: Jeanne Townsend // Hair/Make-Up for the Bride / Colette of John and Colette Photography
A Second Marriage. An Intimate Ceremony. Beverly Hills
Love really does make the world go around ! Karolyn & Carl along with their first husbands and wives were the best of friends. When both of their spouses passed just a year apart from one another, Karolyn and Carl did what dear friends do, they stood by one another through difficult times. A lifelong friendship grew to a slow ramance.
Karolyn and Carl were married in an intimate ceremony at his Alma Matter, Harvard School (now Harvard Westlake) Their ceremony, followed by an elegant, simple reception was a very special event for us to photograph. We felt privileged to be a part of it!
Love truly does triumph!