I know I can’t be alone when I say that I would literally live in this wedding dress if I had it in my wardrobe.  It is just one of those dream dresses that should be worn proudly everyday whether you are going out on the town or just hanging out on the couch.  Luckily it was able to properly live inside a dream contemporary wedding designed by the oh-so talented team at Fresh Events Company and photographed by the awesome folks of The Image is Found.  A proper showcase for a show-stopping gown if I ever saw one.   Click here to see even more!

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From Fresh Events Company… Situated in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, the Ritz Carlton/JW Marriot was the perfect location for Joyce and Allan’s exquisite city wedding.  Having been built earlier this year, Joyce and Allan’s wedding was the first wedding the Ritz Carlton and JW Marriot have ever hosted. Ever.  It was an honor to be a part of wedding history in the making and I can think of no better couple than Joyce and Allan to set the stage for all future lovebirds.

Joyce and Allan choose a color palette composed of deep plum and elegant white, accented by hints of spring bud green. The combination of colors really epitomized Joyce and Allan’s fresh, fun, and sophisticated personalities.  The ceremony was simple and modern. The simplistic floral pieces adorned the walkway. The front was dressed with two modern white boxes and manzanita trees adorned with light floral.  Modern white chairs complemented the space perfectly. With the downtown view in the background and an intimate group of family blessing the couple into the next chapter of their lives.

One of the very unique things about the JW Marriot reception ballroom is their patterned wall design. The silvery silhouettes of stylized trees cover the entire ballroom interior, giving the space a very whimsical atmosphere. To really bring out the wall design, tables draped with white linen were topped with white manzanita tree centerpieces from which bright crystals and white orchids delicately hung. The texture and shape of the manzanita trees echoed the wall design, giving the space a natural, and simultaneously very contemporary feel. Warm amber up lights against the walls and bright pin lights on each table really added to the elegance of the reception, and as the guests entered, “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” were whispered among the crowd as they entered this autumn wonderland.

Guests also enjoyed satisfying their sweet desires with treats from a gourmet candy station set up with all of Joyce and Allan’s favorite sweets, such as lavender and vanilla macaroons, salt water caramels, specialty marshmallows, champagne bubbles, and many other delicate treats.  A mixologist made their favorite drinks through the evening. It was a magical evening filled with live music, heartfelt toasts, dancing, and the celebration of the first day of Joyce and Allan’s new enchanted life together.

Event Planning + Design: Fresh Events Company / Wedding Photography: The Image is Found / Wedding Venue: The Ritz Carlton/JW Marriott, Los Angeles / String Quartet: de Bois Entertainment / Floral Design: Le Petit Gardenia / Band: Dennis Kaye / Hair & Makeup: Uzmee Krakovszki / Photobooth: The Image is Found / Mixologist: Brent Falcon / DJ: 11H Entertainment / Wedding Invitations: I Do Concepts / Bridesmaid Dresses: Priscilla of Boston via Bella Bridesmaids / Wedding Dress: Lazaro via Panache of Beverly Hills / Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik via Neiman Marcus / Groom’s Attire: Prada / Groom’s Tie: Jill Sander

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