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Urban Love: Pasadena Engagement
An evening out on the town with these two!
Amid the hustle and bustle of city life,
we get a glimpse into something fun and magical.
It was so much fun to photograph Alex and Jessica’s
urban engagement story!
They’re planning their summer wedding at The Ebell of Long Beach.
A gorgeous new venue with urban sophistication and beauty.
We think that this urban lifestyle session is just the start of great things to come!
Roblar Winery Wedding Santa Ynez
Classic California meets vineyard charm!
We just love a vineyard wedding and Cassidy & Gavin’s wedding held at Roblar Winery is no exception. Their ceremony took place under two majestic oaks, surrounded by vineyards and songbirds and the love of family and friends.
The wedding celebration was complete with good wine (of course!) and an abundant display of the most beautifully handcrafted desserts, designed and baked by a dear friend as a wedding gift for the couple! A labor of love!
Adding to the charm of this wedding were the beautiful flowers designed by Passion Flowers. The witty wedding signs and the sparklers that were passed around to guests while Cassidy and Gavin enjoyed their first dance! Perfection!
Congratulations, Cassidy & Gavin!
The good people at Roblar Winery are truly wonderful too! If you’re looking for a winery for your event, Roblar is a must see!
Castle Green Wedding
It was such a pleasure for us to work with this couple, from our initial Skype interview, to meeting in person at the venue and then again, a week before the wedding for the bride’s makeup trial, and of course, throughout the wedding day itself.
Mina & Ryan live in Washington D.C. and planned their Southern California wedding long distance. It was important to them to find a location with history and beautiful architecture, with the help of their wedding planner they found the perfect backdrop for their soiree. Listed on the registrar of historic landmarks, Castle Green is a stately manor that takes you back in time to an elegant era. Mina wore her late father’s watch on her wrist, a thoughtful and loving gesture. A successful trip to India resulted in finding the gorgeous sari’s that the bridal party is wearing. Combined with the elegant tuxedos, white roses and this amazing venue, the event was incredible and the love — contagious.
Congratulations, Mina & Ryan!
A Saddle Peak Lodge Wedding
Tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains halfway between Calabasas and Malibu is the romantic Saddle Peak Lodge, with its old books and decoys lining the walls and mountain vistas you feel as though you’ve entered another time.
This was the serene setting for Emily & Casey’s elegant wedding. We loved working with this couple, they could not have been more gracious or in love!
Congratulations, Emily & Casey!
Planning & Design: Timeless Celebrations Venue: Saddlepeak Lodge
Entertainment: Jason Sulkin Music Cake: Sweet Lady Jane Florals: Mark’s Garden Lighting: LA Party Rentals
Hair & Make-up: Jeanne Townsend Make-up for bride: Colette Transportation: Diva Limo
Officiate: Michael Theiling Her dress! BHLDN
As seen in Country Living Magazine!
Nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley is Whispering Rose Ranch, a venue like no other and the perfect setting for Gabrielle and Diwan’s romantic destination wedding.
The bride and groom’s families surrounded them with such love and support, helping with many wedding details and so much more. A true blessing and a sign of a long and happy marriage.
Each invitation was carefully hand cut by family members and individually hand stamped and painted by the bride and her sisters, and to ensure each envelope was worthy of the celebration it was hearkening,both mothers taught themselves calligraphy and addressed each and every envelope by hand!
One of our favorite moments was at the very start of the ceremony. Once the guests were settled in their seats, a herd of horses were released, running at full gait in the adjacent paddock, the sound of their pounding hooves, their powerful grace and beauty had the guests in a moment of breathless awe. Perfectly timed, emotions high and horses calmed, Gabrielle took the aisle.
Her dress, already perfect, was complemented by a handmade veil by Renee Pawele. The same artist crafted Gabrielle’s beautiful hair piece, shoe adornments and a surprise boutonniere for Diwan. After a ceremony that left no eyes dry. guests enjoyed cocktails and then made their way to Sycamore Lane, a unique and truly magical dinner setting. Crystal chandeliers hung from the magnificent mature trees, casting a warm romantic light onto the long family-style tables below.
Gabrielle and Diwan enjoyed a sweet moment alone before their grand entrance to practice their first dance in the barn. The toasts, dancing and festivities continued well into the late night hours. Plush seating areas by Found Vintage Rentals provided guests a welcome place to rest their feet. Sweets, coffee and late night snacks kept guests going until the last star made it’s debut in the sky.
Congratulations, Gabrielle and Diwan!
Cheers to the amazing crew of creatives that put their-all into this gorgeous event.
Wedding Planner: Liz at Wink! Weddings // Wedding Venue:Whispering Rose Ranch // Floral Design: Holly Floral // Cuisine: Creative Catering Services // Event Lighting: The Lighter Side // Officiant: A Vow Ceremonies // Music:Vox DJs // Found Vintage Rentals // Acoustic Late Night Music The Amber // Dishes and Flatware Otis & Pearl // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Hairstylist for the Bride and hair and makeup for the bridal party: Jessica Steingard // Makeup for the bride by Colette // Groom’s boutonniere and Bride’s hair, shoe jewelry-adornments and veil designed by Renee Pawele // Bride’s gown designed by Alvina Valente // Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo // Bridal Party Transportation: Silk Roads // Guest Shuttle: Central Coast // Classic Party Rentals // Videographer: By Design Films
Courthouse weddings are intimate and fun and this one, oh so chic! They are a truly magical way to say “I do.”
When we spoke with Jessica and Adam about their civil ceremony plans, they shared some of their favorite things with us. Jessica mentioned that Adam is a gourmet coffee connoisseur and that she loved a good cup of tea. So naturally we started the day and their photo story at the Gypsy Den, an eclectic neighborhood coffee shop with the best tea and coffee around! After enjoying the eye opening libations and a stroll in the courtyard, it was time to get married! We met again at the Old Orange County Courthouse where the couple was greeted by family. After a quick and fun swearing-in ceremony, everyone gathered upstairs for the ceremony which was short, sweet, and filled with laughs and love. With such a genuine and stylish couple, photographing this special day was so much fun! Her single hydrangea bloom, his yellow Mini Cooper, and the way they laughed together are just a few of our favorite things from this orange county courthouse civil wedding ceremony. What a truly perfect day! Congratulations Jessica & Adam!
If you’re thinking of having a civil marriage ceremony we highly suggest the landmark Old Orange County Courthouse. Restored to look much as it had at the turn of the last century this courthouse is the perfect place to hold a small ceremony.
And we just have to mention Garett, our waiter at the Gypsy Den. His charm and goodwill added immeasurably to our perfect day experience. Thank you, Garett! We’re sending everyone we know your way!