When a wedding planner gets married, simply put, it rocks. All the inspiration, all the ideas bouncing around in her brain, all the creative and unique details, come out in a beyond fabulous way. This Los Angeles wedding united the brains and beauty behind our very own LBB vendor, Orange Blossom Special Events, with her handsome hubby. Photographed brilliantly by Michael & Anna Costa, the event is totally a wedding planners wedding. Extraordinary, unique, beautiful, and classic. It’s phenomenal. You can take my word for it, but I suggest you see for yourself – visit Orange Blossom’s blog for more.

Cake by our very own, Vanilla Bake Shop.

My husband proposed on January 15th, 2010. The entire holiday season leading up to the proposal, I must have thought he was going to propose at least a dozen times, and he definitely had some great opportunities. We went to Mammoth for a romantic ski weekend – no proposal; he had chosen my name for our family’s “secret santa” gift exchange – no proposal; we were alone for New Years Eve – no proposal … it goes on and on. After New Years Eve, I had completely let my guard down and stopped trying to predict when “it” was going to happen.

One week, my husband’s sister asked if I wanted to go with her to get a mani/pedi. Since we do this all the time, I thought absolutely nothing of it. After work that day, I  met my current sister-in-law at the nail salon. Little did I know, my husband was at our apartment the minute I left decorating the house with hundreds of candles and preparing to propose as soon as I got home. When I arrived, I walked into a beautiful proposal and to my husband wearing a tuxedo while I stood there dumbfounded in my favorite UCLA sweatpants complete with a good hole or two. On top of that, he presented to me a drop-dead gorgeous ring with a center stone that once belonged to his great-grandmother. I absolutely melted. It couldn’t have been more perfect!

The ceremony space drew us to the Luxe Sunset Boulevard. The olive trees in the courtyard are filled with beautiful twinkle lights and I knew our wedding ceremony would be at night. Also, as a wedding coordinator, I really want to have my wedding at a place that I hadn’t worked at before. I wanted it to be special to me on that day and this was the perfect place.

Photography: Michael and Anna Costa Photographers LTD / Cinematography: iMemory Films / Flowers: Peony & Plum / Event Design: Orange Blossom Special Events / Event Planning: Orange Blossom Special Events / Ceremony Location: The Luxe Sunset Boulevard / Reception Location: The Luxe Sunset Boulevard / Invitations: Papeterie / Dress: Cymbeline / Cake & Desserts: Vanilla Bake Shop & Sarah Schreckengaust / Bridesmaid’s Dress Designer: Bill Levkoff / Jewelry: Swarovski / Hair & Makeup: Emily Dawn Artistry / Chuppah: Happy Chuppah

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