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Huron Substation Wedding Full of Color

Kick those heels back and get ready for a color explosion my friends. A really well crafted, beautifully executed color explosion by Sitting In A Tree Events with citrus colored flowers by Twig And Twine. It has a bit of boho and a dash of modern along with a food spread by Heirloom LA fit for the best of dinner parties. Oh and lots of gorgeous images by Jen Huang too. See them all here.

And because this wedding is way too cool to just have one little ol’ film by SharkPig, it has two. First up a little ditty of the day and second a dance off that had the whole office shimmying in our chairs. Push play on these gems…


From the Bride… Matt and I met while attending business school at UCLA. Our first 2 years of dating were a whirlwind of new travels, new cities, new friends, new jobs and lots of fun. So when Matt asked me to marry him on the beach at the very moment the sun rose over the Pacific Ocean on Christmas Day 2012, it was the easiest “Yes” ever. Of course I will spend the rest of my life with my favorite person ever.

From the first day of our engagement, the advice came pouring in. However there was only 1 nugget of advice that stuck with both Matt and I, and it was the driving force of our wedding planning: “Pick the one thing you care about to focus your attention on; Let everything else be what may.” For Matt, it was the music. For me, it was the food. And, my god, did Michael Antonia of the Flashdance, and Heirloom LA rock our worlds on our wedding day. For everything else, we chose who we felt were the very best vendors in their category, shared our vision from the start, and just empowered them to do their craft. It made for so many amazing surprises on the day of our wedding!

Tori, of Sitting in a Tree events, Nicollette of Heirloom LA and Heather of Twigs & Twine were so amazing to work with because each of them celebrated our vision once they saw and fell in love with our venue (Huron Substation) just as we had done. We loved the intimate, industrial space of Huron and wanted to contrast it with a whimsical color palette and lots and lots of personalized touches.

Matt is Jewish and we were getting married around Rosh Hashanah, where it is tradition to give apples and honey to ring in a sweet New Year. So Tori improvised to have peaches and honey as our takeaway gifts. I’m from Wisconsin, where cheese is a standalone food group, so instead of having a traditional wedding cake, we had a cheese wheel cake that Nicollette expertly pioneered with Matt Poley. Tori even surprised us on the day of our wedding with personalized pencils (with our wedding hashtag #meetthekerbels) on them so guests could fill out their personalized Mad Libs to give us advice as a married couple! Everything that day was so us. It really made it feel so special.

The wedding day was a whirlwind, as they always are, but my 10 (!) bridesmaids were my rocks, as was the amazing Tara of Make Up Therapy, who worked magic on me, my mom and my mother-in-law. Wade Koch of Flashdance was our unbelievable videographer, who documented everything from me practicing (and sobbing through) my vows in my bridal suite, to us Harlem Shaking on the bridal party bus, to our first dance and the most epic dance party of all time (DJ’ed by the brilliant Michael Antonia of the Flashdance). I’m usually so awkward on camera, but he made us all look relaxed and like the fun never stopped. And it really didn’t. Despite the fact the LA had a heat wave that day, everyone partied until 11:30, when Matt and I led the hardiest down the street (holding flags that Tori had made that read “Beers & Tacos This Way”) to have an after party at Footsies and $1 tacos next door.

It was an absolutely perfect night, and I owe everything to Wade and one of my best friends from college, Jen Huang of Jen Huang Photography, for capturing every single moment of it. We now have the pictures all over our home as a constant reminder of what a real life fairytale it was.

Photography: Jen Huang | Catering: Heirloom LA | Event Design: Sitting In A Tree | Dj: The FlashDance | Coordination: Sitting In A Tree | Day-of Paper And Laser Decor: Pitbulls And Posies | Florals: Twig And Twine | Rentals: Yeah Rentals | Second Shooter: Kurt Boomer | Tabletop Rentals: Farra Of Hostess Haven | Venue: Huron Substation

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Bohemian Backyard Wedding in Venice Beach

This wedding makes me want to throw a party.  Or, you know, wish as hard as I can that I was friends with this bride and groom, so I could have attended their day of boho chic awesomeness.  I’m talking a backyard affair crafted by a talented team of vendors with too many amazing details to even count.  It’s perfection, lovelies.  See it all captured by onelove photography right here.

And even more sweetness from Fruitful Films… awesome.

From the Bride… Our Bohemian Backyard Bash in sunny Venice, CA was about as eclectic and as artsy and as home spun as our many loved ones. The day was full of award winning photographers, filmmakers, producers, dancers, actors, screen writers, musicians, journalists, designers, and agents — all bringing their talents for partying in style. Even those who don’t identify as “creatives” kicked off their shoes and embraced the art of true beach living. It only made sense then that we rented an Airstream with a turquoise camper, borrowed a dear friend’s side car (thanks “Sweet Sidecar, Dude!”), made cardboard “Choose Love” signs (thanks “Borrowed BLU!”), sourced bongos + cowbells + sparklers (thanks big brother David), and asked our guests to parade from the ceremony at Big Red Sun (a modern, rustic, organic landscape and design studio on Rose Avenue) to our family’s private home off Abbott Kinney, for a Food Truck and dancing reception (thanks Bordergrill + The Flashdance), all under the twinkliest of twinkle lights. Pure magic captured by onelove photography, Fruitful Films, A Light Wedding, with our own Super 8 filmmaking in between (The Legacy Boutique).

Our style was definitely homespun and boho chic, mixing bronze and rattan chargers with gold rimmed china, rose glassware and gold flatware, all set atop burlap on reclaimed wood tables with floral designs by my dear childhood friend Aliza (Hedges Designs). We set up a long row of five hand constructed picnic tables alongside a long row of low floor pillows, benches, industrial stools, and eclectic rugs for a homey, indoor/outdoor, casual luxe feel. Cozy and conversational and just the way we like it!

I’m pretty obsessed with all things Free People, House of Harlow, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, BCBG, and Planet Blu. Looking outside of the wedding world, staying true to what our interior design style was, helped to keep our day feeling original and familiar to who we really are. We chose our family’s backyard after having had so many parties under the stars there, well into the wee hours. We knew everyone would feel at home and the recent remodel made for a fun reveal.

Favorite moments of the day: Eating quinoa fritters and fish tacos all together, shoulder to shoulder with my momma and so many guests, swaying and singing “Lean on Me” is a moment I won’t soon forget. Or the Dreamcatchers that we had strewn about. They’ve always held deep meaning and I knew I wanted to incorporate their sentiment and their style into the day. Rather than have my bridal gals carry bouquets, I invited my dearest chicas and moms to each hand make their own dreamcatcher at the shower. The idea being not only to use them at the ceremony (and later to decorate the cake table) but to turn them into a baby mobile one day. Even now they hang in our bedroom and remind The Dreadman and I of all the love and support we’ve known, and will continue to know as we move through our marriage, in good times and bad. They’re a handmade touchstone and keepsake.

Photography: Onelove Photography | Videography: Fruitful Films | Dress: Pronovias ("Salermo") | Cake: Conde Cakes | Ceremony: Big Red Sun | Reception Venue: Private Residence | Caterer: Border Grille Food Truck | Coordinator: Borrowed Blu | Hair: Blowlux | DJ: The Flashdance | Officiant: Aaron Goldberg {friend Of B&G} | Catering And Bar: Alice At A Light Live Streaming | Catering And Bar: Jason Smith | Designer: The Legacy Boutique | Florals: Aliza Hedges {Hedges Designs} | Makeup: Makeup By Sona | Rentals: Borrowed Blu

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Modern Rooftop Wedding in Downtown Los Angeles

Listing all of the reasons this wedding is awesome would probably take me around a decade, so I’ll just say this: this is the coolest day you’ll ever see.  A crazy chic combo of modern design from Lady Liberty Events, a breathtaking setting and beautiful images from John & Collette Photography, it’s the sort of contemporary soiree that is hall of fame worthy.  And that dress?!? Sigh.  See it all here.


From Lady Liberty Events… Lisa & Mike…. This is a couple who have such a fun eclectic style, love to laugh, and have a love that is absolutely contagious. All of which was evident on their very special day. When Lisa had told us that they selected the rooftop at Perch in Downtown Los Angeles as the location to tie the know, we knew that it was going to be a super cool and chic gathering and couldn’t wait to start playing!

Having a 360 degree cityscape backdrop, we knew this would add an incredible dimension to the wedding and needed to create an equally stunning setting. With a color palate of black, white and blush to match the brides dress and the grooms tux, we went with a chic modern vibe that perfectly highlighted the personalities of Lisa and Mike. With a black lace handled bouquet made of black and white anemones, how can you go wrong?!

Guests entered the Pershing Building and were directed to the Perch rooftop which was set with black Chiavari chairs accented with white cushions and hanging white hydrangea pomanders. A Ceremony backdrop of box wood hedges highlighted with an L + M made with pink and white florals was flanked by tall modern white vessels with lush hydrangea and blush garden rose pomanders. Peeking over the top of the hedge was “Bunner.” The groom has a funky assortment of smoking bunny collectables of all different shapes and sizes. This quirky collection has started a cute inside joke between Lisa & Mike, where they always call each other “Bunny, Bun, Bunners, and Bunner-Snapper-Stein.” All of their friends and family are aware of his rare collection and Lisa wanted to be sure to include this somewhere in the wedding design. With Bunner peeking over the corner, witnessing the ceremony and festivities, we all agreed this was the perfect home for him.

After the ceremony guests were invited down to the 13th floor bar for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. This room was set with a sexy speakeasy deco setting that was easy to play with because of the dark purple velvet tufted walls. Light Steel Blue sofas set with Gold coffee tables were accented with petite pomander arrangements. We had silhouettes done of the both Lisa & Mike, which were used on the escort cards. An oversized frame accented with black lace showcased the silhouette escort cards. A guest book table was set with black and white rocks for guests to write notes on for the Bride and Groom, creating a great coffee table centerpiece for them to look back on their special day. While guests enjoyed sipping on specialty cocktails titled the “Brown Cow” (The bride and grooms last names combined) and “The Bunny-Tini” the rooftop was being transformed into the reception area.

As guests made their way back to the rooftop for dinner and dancing, they were pleasantly surprised to see how the area was transformed. Black sparkle linens topped with silver beaded chargers and blush napkins, were glistening as the sun was setting. The ceremony backdrop had been changed over to the cake display which acted as the centerpiece during dinner and looked simply stunning. A 4 tier blush cake with black polka dot piping and the most perfect anemone sugar flowers was topped with a fondant replica of their silhouette and was surrounded by floating candles. Guests enjoyed a tasty family style dinner and then danced the night away with the flickering lights of the high-rises all around them. A silhouette artist provided hand cut silhouettes of guests providing a fun keepsake for everyone.

The evening was simply magical and it was obvious that love filled the air.

Photography: John & Collette Photography | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Florist: Blooming Flowers | Cake: Sweet And Saucy | Invitations: Aardvarks Letterpress | Make Up: Collette Taber | DJ: Dj Ty Goodwin | Bride's Stylist: Rebecca Glesby-Gamliel | Bride's Stylist: Maradee Wahl | Ceremony & Reception: Perch Los Angeles | Designer & Coordination: Lady Liberty Events | Event Rentals: Town And Country | Linens: La Tavola | Music: Shoestring Trio | Silhouette Artist: Jordan Monsell

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