Gone are the days of The Great Gatsby but the elegance and glamour of the roaring twenties is living on in this Pasadena affair captured by Picotte Weddings. It’s tuxes and floor length gowns, twinkling chandeliers and shimmering candlelight all coming together for one classic wedding crafted by the crazy talented Events by Heather Ham. And this couple, my oh my are they in love. It’s practically bouncing out of the photographs, that love of theirs, along with a big dose of romance and you can see it all here.

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From Heather of Events by Heather HamIt was a beautiful day in Pasadena, and the love in the air was infectious. Stephanie and Oji are such a fun and classic couple and some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. They chose the picturesque Boddy House at Descanso Gardens to have their Great Gatsby-inspired wedding. They chose a classic color scheme of white and silver. Picotte Weddings took breathtaking photos. I especially love the romantics. She truly captured the essence and atmosphere of a classic and elegant affair.

The ceremony took place on the lawn with the bride and groom exchanging vows beneath an architectural arbor in front of their closest friends and family. Cocktail hour was in the front of the house around the outdoor fountain. Then the guests moved through the main foyer of the home to the backyard of the house where they were met by the soulful sounds of Barbara Morrison and her accompanying jazz band. BBJ provided fantastic linens in a slate grey with a little bit of shimmer for a sophisticated touch. And each table had silver vessels filled with soft white garden roses, lisianthus, spray roses and hydrangea to the mercury glass votives and tables named for the couple’s favorite wines. The Great Gatsby vision truly came to life with the floral decor by Peony & Plum. I love the touches of dusty miller to add a little gray to the cream-colored florals. One of the favorite elements of all the guests was the mixology bar set up in the formal living room, along with the extensive dessert buffet from Patina & Frosted Cupcakery. Every sense was satisfied. Patina served a scrumptious dinner with the choice of rib-eye or halibut. After the band left, guests danced the rest of the night away to the musical stylings of VOX DJs, who always do a fantastic job. As guests left the property to head home, they were each given individual boxes of See’s candies.

From the bride… When we described our ideal wedding to Heather, our terrific wedding planner, we said we wanted it to be fun, elegant and unique. Our wedding turned out even better than we could have imagined. We could not have been happier with all of the great vendors we were fortunate enough to work with. They went above and beyond what they had promised to make sure our wedding was perfect for us. When we look back at our beautiful wedding, we know that we could not have asked for anything more. It truly represented us and, more importantly, it was the perfect beginning to the next chapter of our life together.

Wedding Photography: Picotte Weddings / Wedding Planning: Events by Heather Ham / Floral Design: Peony & Plum / Wedding Venue: The Boddy House at Descanso Gardens / Catering: Patina Group / Lighting + Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Charger Rentals: Premiere Party Rents / Linens: BBJ Linens / Officiant: Rabbi Arthur Rosenburg / Cake: Frosted Cupcakery / Hair & Makeup: Lips & Locks / Ceremony Musician: Sergey Teranov (staranov4@yahoo.com) / Jazz Band: Barbara Morrison & Band (bmorrblues@aol.com) / DJ: VOX DJs/ Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Wedding Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina

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