The London West Hollywood Wedding |Hyemi + David

It was an intimate wedding at The London Hotel WeHo on a rare, rainy Southern California day. Fortunately a little moisture in the air didn’t get in the way of these two becoming man and wife. It was a day full of love. David was so attentive to Hyemi, make sure she was having a great time and enjoying her day to the fullest. It really melts our heart when we see a groom take such good care of his bride.

As if that wasn’t enough to make me smile from ear to ear, they selected a gorgeous location that was perfect to plan a romantic rooftop tent reception. Let’s just say that it screamed magical with a ton of candles, the perfect ambient lighting, classic florals and of course the view of Hollywood. It was definitely a perfect day for the couple and dream team of vendors.

Here are a few of my favorite relaxed portraits, amazing details and real moments captured by Chris Becker

Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey Wedding | Janet + Lyon

With an intimate ceremony and sparkles galore, Janet and Lyon’s Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey wedding was absolutely stunning! The coastal beauty of Marina Del Rey was enhanced with a live harpist, and flutist serenading. Janet and Lyon shared so many interests so when I first met them, I immediately sensed how great they are together. With a backdrop against the setting sun, could the day have been any more perfect for a wedding! The couple looked positively in love and we were so excited to be a part of their big day! Congratulations Janet + Lyon! 

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Groom Shower Photo Shoot

Everyone says the wedding process is all about the bride – it’s the most special time in her life, her fairy tale moment – but what about the groom?  The bridal shower is a significant event, and having an equivalent event that’s right for men has been missing for far too long.   We think its time for the groom to step it up in the celebratory tradition arena by throwing a Groom Shower – a masculine celebration for the man-of-the-day and his closest friends.

The below photo shoot highlights some really unique and fun Groom Shower ideas.  For this event, we chose a sleek black and gold look with punches of bright yellow.  The invitation was simple with black and white detailing, sealed in a gold envelope.

The welcome sign sat beside a black bow tie, revealing the theme of the event.  As guests arrived, a sleek black table with bright yellow flowers sitting on a gold sequined runner, made a striking centerpiece for the room.  The floral arrangements sat in a variety of multicolored vases and were filled with lush, yellow flowers.  Intricate gold and black plates and added a classy touch!  Individual bottles of whiskey served as the place cards for each of the attendees. 

The groom and his friends enjoyed signature cocktails created especially for them, and snacked on an assortment of nuts with a sign that read Lets Go Nuts Today- such a cute touch!  A variety of manly hors d’oeuvres were available for the groomsmen to fill up on, including newspaper-wrapped beef sliders and sweet potato fries – yum!  Each guest left with a bow-tie and flask, and a small note of appreciation from the groom.  

This was the perfect moment for the bride-to-be to send her soon-to-be-husband a groom’s survival kit complete with stain remover, mints, lint roller – and of course – a little more whiskey.  All of the fun leading up to the big day does not need to be limited to the bride – now it’s the grooms turn to join in on the fun and throw a groom’s shower! 

  

 

A special thanks to Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City, Duke Photography, Butterfly Floral Design, Lulubee Design

Greystone Mansion & Luxe Hotel Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills Wedding | YinYin + Jose | Featured on Style Me Pretty

Family and friends joined YinYin & Jose in Beverly Hills as they said their I Do’s at a ceremony that was classy and elegant.  The bride wowed guests in a jeweled gown and sparkling heels.  She held a soft blush floral arrangement with hints of yellow and bursts of pink for a romantic feel. The bridesmaids wore dresses in soft neutral colors; their bright pink rose bouquets added a beautiful pop of color.

The ceremony took place outdoors at the Greystone Manor on a lush green lawn decorated with comfortable and stylish furniture from Found Rentals – creating a look that was unique and whimsical.  Gold chiavari guest chairs were laced with purple and pink floral garlands.  As the wedding party made their way down the aisle a string quartet played in the background.

The reception took place at the famous Luxe Hotel, under a white canopy with sparkling crystal chandeliers, vibrant pink centerpieces, and a stunning view of the city skyline.   Guests enjoyed signature cocktails and a variety of delicious food, including a yummy late night snack.  This wedding was glamorous simplicity at it’s best – and we are so happy we were a part of it! A special thank you to Duke Photography for sharing these stunning images!

This wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty.  Click here to view now.

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Santa Barbara Courthouse | Gypsy + Bill

A unique wedding for a special bride and groom!  Gypsy and Bill wed in front of family and friends at the beautiful Santa Barbara County Historic Courthouse.  The landmark building offered a stunning backdrop for the day with its Spanish Colonial architecture and sweeping grounds.  Gypsy and Bill said their I-Do’s in the famous Mural Room, known for its hand painted Groesbeck murals and intricately painted ceiling.  Because the venue is naturally sophisticated and beautiful, minimal decor was needed for the ceremony!

During the vintage-style reception, guests danced under floating fairy lights and wrought iron chandeliers, and ate at tables draped in lace and strands of pearls.   The flowers included soft blush and sepia arrangements on wrought iron stands, and roses sitting in lace-covered vases.  All of the soft colors and warm light created a cozy, romantic feel.  We truly enjoyed working with this happy couple – congrats to you both!

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