Timeless Elegant Indoor Los Angeles Wedding
June 15, 2015
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What are some special details you're incorporating on your Big Day? Take this pair, who honored the Bride's late mother with a bouquet of her favorite Enchanted Garden flowers placed on her empty chair. It's thoughtful details like these Michael and Anna Costa captured, and there are more meaningful moments a la Orange Blossom Special Events, here!
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From Orange Blossom Special Events... Vanessa and Eric were married at Carondelet House on October 19th of last year. The vendor list alone made this wedding incredible...everyone's hard work DEFINITELY paid off and the Bride couldn't thank everyone enough for the special touches that made her and her new Husband's day so amazing. After the first look but before the ceremony, Vanessa took a few moments to have alone time with her father before walking down the aisle and Eric did the same with his sons. It was a very special time for them while their friends and family mingled downstairs, waiting for the couple to tie the knot!

From the Bride... When we set out to plan our wedding, we gave ourselves the following parameters: intimate, timeless, stress-free and a reflection of us. These parameters influenced our choice of wedding venue, which had been a private residence built in the 1920’s and reminiscent of an old villa. Along with our floral design, our wedding achieved a timeless look and feel.

Our parameters narrowed our vendor selection to those who could execute well with little direction. With both of us working full-time and the demands of running my own business, we didn’t have much time for details. Plus planning a wedding in 9 months was added pressure. We ultimately built an experienced team of vendors who had not only worked together in the past, but loved working with one another. This proved to be a wise decision evidenced by how smoothly our wedding day went. No detail was overlooked; everything went perfectly, beautifully, and without a hitch.

It was important for the day to be stress-free, which led us to our excellent wedding planner. We also made non-traditional choices such as to forgoing the traditional bridal party of bridesmaids and groomsmen, and skipping the rehearsal dinner and day-after brunch. I can honestly say, as a result of our decisions, the planning process was not terribly stressful and the day-of was most definitely stress-free!

It was also important for us to honor what makes our union unique. We wanted to acknowledge our newly blended family by giving Eric’s children a special role in the ceremony. We honored my late mother with a bouquet of her favorite flowers placed on her empty chair. And my father’s dog stole the show when he was pulled down the aisle in a Radio Flyer red wagon. We paid homage to my Chinese heritage with a mid-reception dress change to a bespoke Chinese dress or “qipao,” modernized with an intricate pattern of gold-colored thread.