Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Marriott Marina del Rey Wedding – Carey + Odeh

One of the iconic things about California are the beachfront views. Because let’s be honest, who wouldn’t love to have sea breeze and sunshine whilst exchanging their vows? Throw in a rooftop overlooking the marina and you’ve got the equation for a perfect California wedding!

Carey and Odeh picked the hip Marina del Rey Marriott to tie the knot. Beginning with an outdoor reception on the rooftop, the couple exchanged vows in front of their family and friends on the Helipad under a beautiful draped canopy. Following their union as man and wife, the happy couple continued their celebration in the Bayview Ballroom, giving their guests a beautiful panoramic view of the coastline, mountain and city. You could even see the "HOLLYWOOD" sign!

This wedding was especially special for us because it was the 3rd, yes THIRD, wedding we've done for this Jordanian family... They are some of the sweetest, gracious, fun loving people around and we were SO thrilled to be a part of their Big celebration... They love to DANCE and they definitely know how to throw a party! :)

Full documentation of the special day was captured by Sebastian Ho Photography, continue to his blog here to view photos from Carey and Odeh's wedding!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Wedding Season 2014

The “official” start of Fall 2014 was just one week ago, meaning the DNTeam Fall Wedding Season is in full swing! Even though us Californians don’t have that four-season, leaf-changing foliage type of fall, we can still create that festive autumn feel in our wedding celebrations. With the right colors and props, cozy heart-warming are within reach in sunny Southern California.

Below are some of our Pin-spiration for this season:

{NOTE: these photos are courtesy of the amazing Pinterest community, all rights are reserved to the original owners}




Monday, July 7, 2014

South Coast Botanic Garden - Julie & Huy

Apologies that we've been on a bit of a blogging hiatus!

Here's another wedding to share, the lovely Julie and Huy earlier this May at the South Coast Botanic Garden. A very special thank you to the talented Lin & Jirsa team for the beautiful photographs!

View the rest of the photos on Lin & Jirsa's blog, here!

Vendor acknowledgements:
Photography - Lin & Jirsa Photography
Florals - Be Buds Florist, Inc.
Rentals - Signature Party Rentals and Choura Events

Altadena Town & Country Club - Cathy & Philip

Check out this video from our couple Cathy & Philip's wedding at Altadena Town & Country Club, courtesy of Buckley Videography!

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Hummingbird Nest Ranch - Cora + Deron

As Sarah Sawers from Junebug Weddings said, "to dine al fresco in warm SoCal is a dream in itself, but when you add in gorgeous blush and gold decor and two beautiful newlyweds, then you've got a night to remember"! Our lovely couple Cora and Deron proclaimed their love and had a very merry wedding celebration at Hummingbird Nest Ranch. C+D's wedding was an extra special event for our team because our very own Naomi was Cora's matron of honor! Details of their love-filled day was captured by Junebug weddings here in this post. Below is a sneak peak of C+D on their wedding night, enjoy!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Point Vicente Interpretive Center – Charlene + Jack

A beautiful park located adjacent to the Point Vicente Lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verdes, the Point Vicente Interpretive Center is a unique facility that houses recreational events, educational opportunities, as well as special events. C+J choose this quaint seaside venue for their wedding – an excellent choice given the perfect California fall weather!

As with all weddings, C+J (and their families who were so sweet!) embedded very personal touches to their big day that were reflective of their fun personalities. The wedding was a super cute rustic themed wedding with lots of burlap, succulents and assorted mason jars (courtesy of Taka with Be Buds Florist). The decoration for the reception also included small hanging bud vase arrangements with beautiful pops of color, Manzanita trees and wood stumps to accent the tables… Their families also made a lot of DIY elements, like an adorable window pane placecard holder, to finish off that rustic charm.  It definitely was a labor of love!

With refreshments and dinner provided by Choura Events, guests indulged in a decadent hors d'oeuvres bar in addition to tray passed coconut shrimp, turkey wrapped asparagus and antipasto skewers – yum!  Dinner consisted of a full buffet with no expenses spared, complete with gourmet sliders, prime rib, and a mashed potato bar to name a few. C+J even surprised their guests with a late night snack from Chunk-n-Chip Cookies, an ice cream sandwich truck! Lastly, one of the most memorable parts of C+J’s wedding was the cake. Specially made by the brother-in-law of the bride, it was one of the cutest we’ve ever seen!

Needless to say, C+J had a very special wedding, complete with delicious food, a beautiful outdoor ceremony, and an awesome dance party complete with glow sticks afterwards. Congrats, C+J… we wish you the best!

Below are photos courtesy of Zoom Theory Photography

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Legendary Park Plaza – Jen + Justin

Our gorgeous couple, Jennifer + Justin, are both attorneys by day, but they definitely know how to throw a party with all the right touches.  J+J’s wedding was full of fun & breathtaking moments.

The ceremony took place at the famous First Congregational Church in Los Angeles.  The exterior of the church is eye-catching with its gothic revival style.  And when you walk through the doors, you are equally in awe of the beautiful stained glass, the dramatic hues of purple and white lighting, and of course, the sight of the largest pipe organ in the world!  All that just set the stage for the moment when the double doors opened and the beautiful bride walked down the aisle.  It truly was the perfect setting for such an important day.

The reception at the Legendary Park Plaza was equally as stunning as where J+J exchanged their vows.  When you enter, you are immediately greeted by the dramatic staircase and vaulted ceilings that reach the sky!  J+J chose to hold their reception upstairs in the absolutely exquisite Grand Ballroom.  The reception incorporated their Korean heritage into the meal by treating guests to a buffet catered by Shin Mi Catering, which included offerings of beef braised short ribs, shrimp cocktail, baked salmon, seasoned jelly fish, perilla leaf pancake, cucumber kimchi, and Korean rice cake desserts…just to name a few!  Following the delicious meal, the bilingual MC from Valentine Entertainment was able to get all guests on the dance floor through interactive games and eventually, the dancing!  They love to dance and got all their friends to dance with them… We'd say the night was a huge success!  Congrats Jen + Justin!

The talented Kwon from Andy Seo Photography captured this day for the couple.

See below for photos from their wedding day!