Shiri + Dante | Marrakesh House Wedding
The lovely Shiri and Dante got married last July and I’m thrilled to be sharing this post with you.
Shiri’s vision was to have a contemporary lounge feel that is not stuffy or restricting for any of the guests. She wanted it to be a true celebration that everyone could enjoy themselves in a more relaxed atmosphere. So the goal was to have a simple, chic, and elegantwedding. The main idea was to have the venue speak for itself. Choose a great location, pray for great whether, and the rest will fall into its place. As luck would have it, it did.
Marrakesh House was the perfect fit for them, a unique hilltop Mid-Century Modern remodel home that combines environmentally friendly standards with a Moroccan design aesthetic. Everyone fell in love.
Now the details. They both felt that there should be a central theme; a design aesthetic that reflected who they are as individuals and as one. The thumb print concept played this role beautifully throughout. They both loved modern designs and the sophisticated color combination of Brown and Red did indeed expressed a simple, chic and elegant feeling throughout the wedding.
Enjoy these lovely images, courtesy of Emily photo. Emily sees the world in such a beautiful way — I am in love with these photos and will let them do the narrating.
Dapper groom! aka Mr.teddy bear~
I was watching this beautiful moment behind them and it made me teary.
Emily wrote, “Dante not only entertained us with his goofy poses, he also showed his softer side. For a big-time bouncer at a club in Hollywood, he wasn’t hesitant to show emotion, so cute!” I totally agree!
Shiri and I both loved similar things so planning for all the details was very fun!
They got married underneath the “Chuppah” which was sewn together with warm wishes and messages from each guest. It was truly meaningful and personal.
Of course we had to throw some Jewish tradition. I love the energy of “Hora” dance!
These folks really knew how to get down and party~~ =)
Dear Shiri & Dante – Words can’t express how much I adore the two of you. Working with you this year has been a complete joy. Looking at these photos brings me a smile again. Thank you for inviting me into your lives and allowing me to help you bring your juicy ideas to life!
Here is the run down on our all-star team that day:
Photography: Emily Photography – You’re just amazing!
Event Planning & Coordination: Bella Destinee – a huge thanks to Gaby and Serena for all your hard work! Moving all the chairs and furnitures was a big challenge but we did it! =)
Ceremony Location: Marrakesh House, Culver city, CA – Laura went extra miles to help us out and it was such a pleasure working with her.
Flowers & Lighting: Flowers on Mars – You guys are truly amazing! Love you Nancy & Mars!
Lounge Furniture: Lounge Appeal – Laura was super friendly and very professional.
ake and desserts: Vanilla bake shop is one of my favorite bakers!!
DJ: Marvin Butler – Marvin, you’re a such a sweet guy. Thanks for the great music!
Officiant: Elysia of Wedding Women – Elysia is one of the nicest and prettiest officiant I know!
Make up: Theresa Huang – You ladies are fabulous!