I don’t quite know where to start with this wedding except to keep my gushing to a minimum (because really I could write pages full of oohs and aahs over this beauty) and introduce you to the all star list of vendors. Docuvitae, who has the lock-down on insanely gorgeous image capturing, has really outdone themselves this time and then there is the “Mayan Revival” inspired decor and styling by Jesi Haack Design paired with the exotic meets old Hollywood florals crafted by JL Designs. To say this wedding is visually stunning is a total understatement. It is more like a Wedding Masterpiece and you can see the whole fabulous affair in the gallery.
From Jesi Haack Design… We were all so enamored with the beauty of the Sowden House’s architecture. The architecture became the apex of our design inspirations. We really didn’t want to compete with the house itself and everything that came with it so we decided to go in the direction of Mayan Revival. We wanted to use all natural leaves and foliage to enhance the beauty of the grounds. And we wanted to use fuchsia as our pop of color to touch on the look of the bougainvillea in the courtyard. Then we needed to spice everything up, and that’s where the gold came in. We copied the architecture of the home by cutting out wood in the same silhouette and creating the smilebooth backdrop to look like a mini version of the home. This place is so insanely unique and different, and we wanted to capture the Old Hollywood/Mayan revival feel. That’s how Ochi chose her dress and her bridesmaids dresses. Gorgeous.
From JL Designs… In keeping with the Mayan Revival idea, we chose a variety of vessels that had that South American feel but with a touch of Hollywood glam – hammered bronze vessels, gold mosaic vases and dark brown wood boxes… We also wanted to go with florals that felt indigenous to that area of the world so we chose tropical greens and foliage like monstera leaves, ti leaves and zebra leaves, accented with fuchsia ginger, feathered protea and fuzzy hanging heliconia. And, you can’t have a Mayan wedding without gold! We spray painted succulents for a gilded feel and added those to the arrangements for a touch of funky glam. We also used hand painted gold votives for a softer, more romantic glow.
Ochi did not want a traditional bouquet for herself or her bridesmaids…so that’s where we got the idea to do some super funky corsages…these were not your prom corsages of the 90’s!!
Overall I would say the words to describe the feel they wanted was “funky, glamorous, authentic, unique”…
From Rebecca of Docuvitae… Everything about this wedding, in my opinion, was absolutely perfect. This perfection primarily resulted from Ochi and Gabriel’s commitment to keeping their wedding authentic and true to who they are as individuals and as a couple. Their commitment to and love for their families was exhibited with every glance, every hug, every kiss. Every single detail reflected their taste, their style and their personalities. Just like the happy couple, absolutely breathtaking. It was such an honor to be there to document it all.
Wedding Photography: Rebecca Rotenberg for Docuvitae / Second Shooter: Ruth Kim / Wedding Design & Planning: Jesi Haack Design / Florals & Design: JL Designs / Dessert Table: Sweet & Saucy Shop / DJ: The Flashdance / Wedding Cinematography: Sharkpig / Catering: Heirloom LA / Paper Goods: Pitbulls and Posies / Ceremony Seating: Found Vintage Rentals / Valet: Jeffrey Valet / Hair & Makeup: Giulia Heiman + Kevianno Guerrero / Wedding Venue: The Sowden House