Have you ever seen such a fabulous thing as spiked Loubies? I have been rendered speechless by those beauties. And that isn’t the only modern jaw dropper to make an appearance at this Los Angeles fête. It is heart-wrenchingly glorious from beginning to end and boasting a line-up of kick butt wedding professionals including flowers by La Partie Events, event planning by Just Wenderful and one awesome photograph after another by Image is Found. See it all here!
And this is the wedding event that keeps on giving. We have the ever so touching film of the day shot by Shade Tree Films and I have a feeling there might be some tears shed over this one.
From the Bride…Jay and I are both love language and literature, so I always knew that the feel of our wedding would evolve out of language that captured the kind of day we wanted. Ultimately, we decided on ‘transcendence,’ a word that captured everything we hoped our day would be, from the visual to the abstract. Visually, transcendence evoked an ethereal quality, the sky and teal, turquoise, orange, and peach. It was also appropriate because not only did we love the colors themselves, but we’d spent innumerable hours together, staring at the sky. We especially loved watching the sky as it transitioned between different times of day – the brightness of day softening into dusk, and then deepening toward sunset. This, to me, reflected our unique relationship as well, as Jay and I met in junior high school (I was 12, he was 14), and had seen each other go from braces-wearing adolescents, to post-college young adults, to people about to exchange vows that would carry us into the rest of our lives!
I decided to break up the day into three parts: the ceremony would be ‘daybreak,’ with the boldest, darkest iterations of the colors; the reception would be ‘dusk,’ with watercolor washes of the colors; then the dancing portion would be twilight, with a deepening of all the colors as the day wound down into night. I loved this idea of a progression, one that we would hopefully continue on forever. Our programs and menus reflected this progression as well, the programs folded out to reveal each part of the day in the respective colors, and the menus came in little sleeves that guests pulled out to reveal each course.
Since our ceremony was outside at 4:30 in the afternoon, the sky itself captured our theme beautifully. But just to infuse a pop of our colors, I tied ribbons in teal, turquoise, orange, and peach to wooden dowels to line the aisle. I also made a ‘wall’ of white paper streamers, tied to a fishing line and suspended as our altar, which lent a lovely dreamy, ethereal quality to the ceremony as the streamers swayed in the wind. For the reception, our beautiful centerpieces captured the watercolor washes of our colors beautifully, and my mom and I made huge paper flowers to break up the vast white walls inside Siren Studios. We hoped that the paper flowers would catch the peach tinged lighting and give the feeling of the sky at dusk. Overall, I just wanted a very dreamy feeling to the day, with details that all had a reason, that reflected who Jay and I are as a couple. It definitely was dreamy and so special for me, my husband, and all of our family and loved ones!
Wedding Photography: Image is Found / Wedding Cinematography: Shade Tree Films / Floral Design: La Partie Events / Wedding Coordination: Just Wenderful / Ceremony and Reception Location: Siren Studios / Stationery: Design Funhouse / Hair: Thy Mai / Make-up: Diane Mayo / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Cake and Dessert: Fantasy Frostings