I’ll give you fair warning. The images from Adrienne Gunde of this stunning wedding… the images you are about to fall in love with… they may make you do crazy things like cancel every plan you’ve already got in the works for your big day, and start from scratch. This is the wedding that is filled with so many perfect details, and not to mention a whole lot of love, that will make you want your day to look exactly like this.
From the beautiful bride… Our wedding could not have come together the way it did if it weren’t for the perfect combination of vendors that we worked with and all the help from family and friends. We were so excited when we found the perfect venue Caf Pinot is in the heart of downtown LA, offering a private garden surrounded by the library and skyscrapers. We also found the perfect photographer who captured all the love and emotions of the day, the perfect coordinator who made sure everything went smoothly, the perfect florist who made my dreams of a romantic garden wedding come true, the perfect DJ who kept everyone dancing all night long, and the list goes on and on.
Friends helped me put together all the DIY details from the tiny succulent table escorts/favors, the invitations, the programs, the calligraphy, and the frames we made into chalkboard signs.
We were inspired by our venue and wanted to play off of the elements it offered. This produced a natural and romantic garden ceremony, with a pretty floral garland hanging from the tree that we were married under. For the reception, we kept the garden feel but also added touches of vintage elegance with a mix of gold and tarnished silver vases and frames. We also hung a chandelier and lots of string lights, which provided a magical feel to the night when combined with the lights from the city, the library and the skyscrapers.
We wanted to put our personal touch to some of the traditional elements of a wedding. I found cute recipe cards from Rifle that fit our garden theme and used them as our guest book. We asked our guests to write us a recipe for love and a happy marriage and file it in our recipe box. These were both touching and hilarious to read after the wedding. For our unity ceremony, we sealed unread love letters to each other in a box along with a nice bottle of wine, to share on our 10 year anniversary. Needless to say, everything was absolutely perfect and just the way we wanted. It really was our dream wedding come true!
Photography: Adrienne Gunde | Videographer: Cloud 9 | Coordinator: Sassy Girl Weddings | Florist: Bunch Studio | Invitations: It's Amore | Lighting: Amber Event Productions | DJ: Luke from Premiere Events Group | Ice Cream: CoolHaus | Makeup/Hair: Leann from Kelly Zhang | Photobooth: Photocube | Venue/Catering: Cafe Pinot