When you’re a designer for Tory Burch, it’s inevitable that your wedding is going to be rocking some serious fashion must-haves and this Bride has more than a few major wow moments bundled inside this affair. But right along side all that beauty is a wedding that is all at once modern and romantic with details by My Bride Story, bushels upon bushels of garden blooms by Fleuretica and all topped off with a gilded cake by The Butter End. It’s a lot of goodness coming your way thanks to imagery by onelove photography and you can watch it all unfold right here and in the beautiful highlight film from Cotton Love Studios.
From the bride… With my love of design, decor, interiors, fashion, I wanted to incorporate that into my wedding day with a mix of classic & modern with lots of greenery. Instead of how a “wedding” should be with color themes, I wanted it to be “how I would decorate my home” or a “dinner party.” Romantic, classic, a bit quirky with all my favorite things – topiaries, blue & white Chinoiserie vases, black & white checkered floors, chandeliers, candelabras and long rectangular tables. I also had my Olympia Le Tan book clutch for the wedding as something blue, which I loved! I felt The London was such a modern space, so i wanted to balance it with soft, vintage colored flowers in organic shapes, gold accents and a chandelier. I always knew I would have a giant monogram topiary at my wedding… I wanted it more giant but it took much longer and it was much heavier than expected so that was as large as I could go
I wanted it to feel classic but with a little twist – a little “Alice in Wonderland” like- with the gold chairs, black & white checkerboard dance floors, giant topiaries, and a crystal chandelier centering the dance floor. I thought the bistro lights and candelabras would give it more of a soft, romantic feel (instead of harsh spotlights or colored lights) with the view of Hollywood from the rooftop. I also love anything topiary hence the DIY project of the B&W lettered topiary. It took weeks and many trips to downtown LA but I thought it was successful at the end. My friend, Patty helped paint the map and wreath/garlands for my invitation. I knew I wanted it to be watercolor, organic looking, and lots of green. From that I created the watercolor menu. My cousin was generous enough to print them all for me at his print shop in NYC. I also wanted all the guys to wear a colorful striped Happy Sock. It’s the grooms favorite thing so I thought it would be cute to have all the groomsmen and my nephew, the ring boy, to wear them!
It was definitely life saving to have a part time wedding coordinator. Especially since I was planning an LA wedding from NY. Esther definitely helped me be organized with a check list, dealing with vendors, introducing me to vendors and all the nitty gritty stuff!
Photography: onelove Photography | Venue: The London West Hollywood | Event Design + Coordination: Esther Kim, My Bride Story | Floral Design: Fleuretica | Cake: The Butter End | Catering: Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood | Cinematography: Cotton Love Studios | DJ: Allen Lee | Lighting: The Event Company | Officiant: Grooms Father- Martin Park from Calvary Faith Church | Stationery: DIY design, printed at Bestype Imaging | Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals (chair and dance floor rental), Bella Wedding (wedding dress + veil rentals) | Makeup + Hair: Ashley Sul | Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren- Black Label | Jewelry:(reception earrings) Tory Burch | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Shoe Designer: walter steiger