I hope you put on your fancy pants this morning when you got dressed, because this Los Angeles wedding requires them. I really do love a ballroom wedding. They are gorgeous, classy, and just the perfect amount of fancy. And this L.A. wedding takes the buttercream cake of ballroom weddings. With help from the lovely Kristeen LaBrot Events, the affair was classically chic, with stunning tablescapes, a gorg black and white palette, and the cutest, and I mean cutest, ring bearer. Luckily Jennifer Rau Photography was on hand for the big day, because we have a full image gallery that is just packed full!

After spending several weekends driving all over LA County looking at potential venues, we finally arrived at a private club in downtown LA and it was love at first sight! The place was elegant and gorgeous!  I do love funky weddings but I’m from Connecticut and am a traditionalist at heart and this place had a traditional East Coast vibe that felt right to me. The place is also a significant historical California landmark.

One of the greatest parts of the wedding ceremony was Patrick’s nephew Tucker who was our ring bearer. His cuteness stole the show.  The day before at the rehearsal, he threw tantrums, kicked his legs, and flopped on the floor until his face turned red and we thought “Well, OK, that’s fine. We won’t have a ring bearer.”   But, on the day of the wedding, he was in good spirits.  He walked very carefully and solemnly down the long aisle and after he handed the ring pillow to his father, the best man, he raised his arms and screamed “I DID IT!”  The guests all laughed and cheered and it was a good ice breaker for conversations during the cocktail hour.

We wanted something a little different and not so predictable so we used a crayon drawing of us done by our good friends’ 7 year old daughter for the cover of the program.  The rest of the day was perfect and all ran smoothly.  Great food, great band and we were so happy and thankful to have all our relatives and great friends (two coming all the way from Europe!) to share this amazing day.  Special thanks to my sister and brother-in-law who sponsored us at this gorgeous venue.

Photography: Jennifer Rau Photography / Flowers: The Enchanted Florist / Wedding Coordinator: Kristeen LaBrot Events / Ceremony Location:  Private location in downtown Los Angeles / Invitations: Candi Stern Stationers / Save the Dates: Hello Lucky / Shoes: Grazia / Dress: Justin Alexander / String Quartet: Fiddlestix / Band: Masta / Makeup: LCW Beauty Design / Cake: Porto’s / Cake Pops: Sweet & Saucy / Cake Pops Tag Design: Kristeen LaBrot Events

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