Thursday, January 28, 2016

Vendor Spotlight: Reel Life Pictures

Relive Arielle and Brian's special day at the Trump National Golf Club in Palos Verdes. They were stunningly beautiful inside and out. Lush neutrals set a soft background for this elegant event. This is one we will never forget!

Arielle and Brian from Reel Life Pictures on Vimeo.

All other amazing vendors:
Wedding Planner: DNT Elite Events
Band: American Events Network
Florist: Bebuds Florist
Lighting+Dancefloor: TMMPro
Photographer: Chris Schmitt Photography
Venue: Trump National
Videographer: Reel Life Pictures

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


A huge thank you to all of our amazing couples who have made us love our job so much. It doesn't feel like work when you enjoy what you do! Keep loving.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Noor Pasadena - Mandy + Glenn

Mandy and Glenn first met in 2008, when the two were in very different parts of their lives. Glenn was self described, "single and lonely" while Mandy was "young and vibrant". The two bumped into each other on multiple occasions in the following years, where Mandy often times reintroduced herself after not recognizing Glenn. Luckily for him, she couldn't resist his charms and the two fell in love.

Noor is a boutique event space located in historic downtown Pasadena. Winner of "Best Event Venue" for four years in a row by Pasadena Weekly, Noor offers two stunning ballrooms with foyers and spectacular terrace space for open-air celebrations. 

Mandy and Glenn did their first look at the hotel and then got some shots with the beautiful backdrop of City Hall. They were married on the terrace, which was transformed from a simple courtyard to a beautiful ceremony space with the help of white draping and lush floral arrangements. Guests were then invited inside for cocktail hour and a dinner reception with lots of fun games, humorous speeches, loads of embarrassing Glenn, and endless amounts of love. 

Of all the sweets that were offered at the wedding, the sweetest was still Mandy and Glenn! We are so happy to see them begin their happily ever after!

The amazing vendors:
Wedding Planner: DNT Elite Events
DJ & Lighting: Night to Remember DJs
Florist: Creative Floral Designs
Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang Hair & Makeup
Ice Cream: Tastyblock
Photobooth: Mebo Photobooth
Photographer: Lin & Jirsa
Venue: Noor Pasadena
Videographer: Lin & Jirsa

Friday, January 22, 2016

Hinoki & the Bird - Emily + Yan

It was a foodie's absolute dream. Hinoki & the Bird in Century City is an amazing restaurant located at the bottom of Century tower, said to be the priciest condo tower west of the Mississippi. With dishes like Japanese curry arancini, lemongrass lamb sausage and Jerusalem artichoke soup, guests are bound to find one to fit their taste buds. 

Emily and Yan met during their freshman year at Columbia University and were together for 5 years in New York City before a new business brought Yan to Jakarta and Emily headed to California for medical school. Fast forward to 2014, the couple were able to reunite in sunny Southern California. 

Hinoki & the Bird offers a "travel inspired dining concept" and it fit perfectly with a travel theme seen through out Emily and Yan's rustic wedding. They incorporated details like their jet setting cake topper and leather luggage tag favors. 

Bright pops of yellow were seen through the decor, including fresh yellow roses and succulents, hung delicately from the rows. Guests were also able to find their seats quickly by referencing the chalk seating chart. 

Emily & Yan's ceremony space was then quickly flipped into the reception space as guests got to enjoy craft cocktails indoors. 

The food. Boy oh boy, the food! I think we are all still drooling over the menu. 

Guests were blown away by the transformation of what was once the ceremony space into a beautiful reception. 

Yet what was most memorable about the night was the love shown by the bride and groom. From private little kisses to their cake cutting, they never took their eyes off of each other. 

Emily & Yan: Wedding Highlight Video
Posted by Shutter and Sound Films on Tuesday, September 22, 2015


The amazing vendors:
Wedding Planner: DNT Elite Events
Hair & Make-up: Yuri Sinata
Photo Booth: Petite Pix Photobooth
Photographer: Beaux Arts Photographie
Videographer: Geldermann Team

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles - Evie + Tim

Evie and Tim were such a fun and quirky couple to work with! They recently got married at Crafted in the Port of Los Angeles. Located in sunny Southern California, Crafted is a fun warehouse from the 1940’s and a marketplace for crafters, artists, and chefs to place their items on display.

 The bride, Evie, is a math teacher, from Los Angeles and a Pixar lover. Tim, the groom, is a civil engineer from San Diego, and plays the tuba and the trombone. 

The couple married on March 14, 2015, 03.14.15, the digits of pi. Pi Day played a big part in the couple’s wedding day, seen from the invitations stating, “Love is irrational”, to the bride’s earrings, décor, and the copious amounts of delicious pies for the guests to enjoy.

 The reception décor had  bright yellow potted flowers, yellow and white polka dot table runners, and blue mason jars lined the tables. With over 20 vendors and food ranging from Chinese, to tacos, empanadas and BBQ, it was sure to be a fun reception!

The couple’s first dance as a married couple was really a first skate beautifully choreographed to the song “At Last” by Etta James. The couple dazzled the crowd with another beautiful skate done to a more modern song “All of Me”, by John Legend.  It was fun, romantic, and definitely one of the most original first dances we've seen!

Vendor List
Bar+Beverages: Island Bar & Beverage
BBQ: Bludso's BBQ
DJ: Chris Smooth
Florist: Bebuds Florist
Hair & Make Up: Dora Kim & Jimmy Salazar
Lighting: GoGoSprockets
Photographer: Kwon Photo
Pies: Pie Hole, Like Pie Bakeshop
Roller Skating: Moxi Skate Shop
Venue: Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles
Videographer: Seven Production
Wedding Planner: DNT Elite Events