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!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Trump National Golf Club Wedding – Evelyn + Barry

Evelyn and Barry took us back to the Trump National Golf Club in the spring. May is always busy month for us, and the beautiful coastline in the South Bay was where a lot of pretty weddings came to life this year. The cliffs of Rancho Palos Verdes is a happy place that makes nearly every wedding there perfection with the beautiful views and nice weather. E+B’s wedding was fun & stunning, yet simple and surrounded by classic elegance. With Rancho Palos Verdes Flowers’ white and pink florals, RedShoe DJ’s performance and heartfelt speeches and sentiments, this couple was able to craft a day truly special to them. Below are snapshots captured by photographers docuvitae… Enjoy!




 











Thursday, January 2, 2014

Trump National Golf Club Wedding – Tracy & John


One of the most popular venues amongst our clients this year, it was host to another one of our beautiful couples, Tracy and John. Picking the perfect spring season to tie the knot, T+J had a classic California coast wedding at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. This family oriented couple included John’s brother, daughters, niece and nephews into their wedding ceremony, as well as John's sister-in-law having the honor of officiating – a true love-filled family affair!

T+J went with a beautiful dark purple theme for their wedding party’s attire, a great contrast to the light purple and pink color palette of their reception. With florals by the amazing Be Buds Florists , and jams with DJ Tim Coy, the couple enjoyed the evening with lots of laughter and dancing, including a special dance by Tracy and her Mother, leading into the always exciting Hora! Congratulations T+J, we wish you and your beautiful family all the best!

The images below are courtesy of Chris Schmitt Photography.