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Glamorous Black, White + Gold Lombardi House Wedding

This is the sort of glam affair you expect to see only in the movies.  Which is no surprise, really, since these two sweeties met on the set of a TV show and tied the knot at one of Hollywood’s coolest venues. Add that dream-worthy script to a plethora of elegant details and a sophisticated color palette and it’s sure to be one of your favorites.  Head to THE VAULT for every Candice Benjamin captured moment and then press play on the film from The Adventures Of below.


From Candice Benjamin Photography… They met on the set of Bates Motel, she was the point person for the location, and he was a cinematographer. After being pushed together by the director of the project, they fell for each other. It was completely unexpected and but so perfect. Things tend to work out like that, right? On the wedding day, I heard that Michael originally had a 10 year plan, but it’s not often that the universe plans the same way we do.

Krista plans events in her 9-5, so it was only fitting that she would do the same for her wedding. And one look at this wedding and you know they have serious style. The Lombardi House is in the heart of Hollywood, only 10 minutes from the location they met. Krista + Michael wanted their friends and family to experience all that Los Angeles had to offer, and a little white barn in Hollywood helped them do just that.

During the ceremony they also had a very special performance by Gavin James. Hearing the Book of Love Live during the ceremony was one the “pinch-me” moments I don’t experience too often. Gavin, you have a new fan and the canny ability to make people “feel”.

See more Hollywood weddings in THE VAULT!

Photography: Candice Benjamin Photography | Cinematography: The Adventures Of | Coordination: Bride And Mandy Philp | Floral Design: Modern Flora | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Bride's Shoes: Sam Edelman | Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering | Makeup: Dottie Palmer | Hair: Molly Shriver | DJ: Red Shoe | Groom's Attire: J. Crew | Ceremony Music: Gavin James | Venue: Lombardi House | Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bride | Paper Goods & Invitations: Smitten On Paper | Photo Booth: SoCal SloMo | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals/Designer 8

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Modern + Romantic Downtown LA Engagement Session

If this Bride-to-be is this stylish for her engagement session, I can only imagine her wedding day. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, because we have lots of adorable e-session pics to enjoy first and foremost, thanks to Christine Choi. This darling duo explored the chic streets of LA and we get to tag along for all the sweet moments – more in our VAULT right this way!

From Christine Choi Photography… Stephanie and Adrian are modern, urban and fashionable. Many of their dates were in Downtown Los Angeles which fit their style so well. So it’s understandable that they wanted to do their engagement session downtown.

From the Bride-to-be… Adrian and I met five years ago right before I was off to grad school across the country. Even though the distance was a challenge, I always knew he was the one. After four years filled with life, love, and laughter, Adrian surprised me and proposed at our home. I could not have asked for a better partner in life and cannot wait for what is to come.

For our engagement shoot, we wanted something genuine and real with a photographer that would be able to capture us as a couple. We had seen Christine’s work and knew right away she had the perfect style for our shoot. We love the way she is able to convey emotion through her photography and also enhance our personal style. We spent some time brainstorming with Christine about locations and concepts but we could tell she totally understood us and saw our vision. Adrian’s parents have had the vintage red Mercedes for years and he really wanted to incorporate this piece into the shoot. The day of the photo shoot was so much fun for both of us and a realization that being a model is not as easy as it looks. Everything came together beautifully and we could not be happier with how the pictures turned out. We cannot thank Christine Choi enough for capturing these beautiful moments for us.

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Photography: Christine Choi Photography | Adrian's Boots: To Boot New York | Adrian's Denim Jacket: Jacob Davis | Adrian's Pants: Ted Baker | Adrian's Shirt: J. Crew | Adrian's Shoes: Clarks | Adrian's Suit: Barneys New York | Stephanie's Dress: Kara Wedding | Stephanie's Shirt: Zara | Stephanie's Shoes: J. Crew | Stephanie's Shoes: J. Crew | Stephanie's Skirt: Madewell

The Kitchen for Exploring Foods

Southern California is just made for marrying… and behind some of our all-time favorite weddings?  The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, a fab catering + event planning company that knows all there is to know about throwing an ah-mazing event.  Think scrumptious food, exceptional service and a team of professionals that will transform your day into the best celebration that ever happened. We love them.

With the The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, your dream wedding is right at your fingertips with a talented team of professionals completely committed to you and your vision, from that very first meeting to your perfectly executed going away brunch.  Which means that you can rest assured that every.last.moment will run seamlessly and completely stress-free… that’s just how they do it.  Not to mention those perfectly executed (+ totally customizable) menus and seriously stunning set-ups that are beyond picturesque.

Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate soiree or a 250-person sit-down dinner for the ages, The Kitchen for Exploring Foods will handle every last detail with that five-star service they are known for. They’ll even use your venue as inspiration for their breathtaking designs and customizable menus. Which means that southwest-inspired rehearsal dinner under the trees?  It will be just as amazing as you imagined with fresh, organic goodies curated with your natural setting in mind.  Think Avocado Pico de Gallo, Shrimp Tostado and Short Rib Tacos… just to name a few.  So creative and so yummy.

Contact The Kitchen for Exploring Foods today to begin planning your fabulous wedding… or wedding weekend.  Trust us, you won’t regret it.

Photography: Willa Kveta Photography | Catering: The Kitchen For Exploring Foods