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All-White Modern Hollywood Wedding

This wedding is out to prove that sometimes the sleekest, chicest weddings involve no color at all. Instead, they take the black and white basics and reinvent them into something truly special. The results? A classic church ceremony paired with a lounge-style reception designed by Two B Events that’ll likely find a place on your list of wedding favorites. Taylor Made Art captured the gallery, Taylor Hawkins crafted the film, and both gorgeous bits are too good to miss.


From Two B EventsCaitlin and Colin are one of those couples who infuse love and talent into everything that they do. Their wedding was the perfect blend of clean, crisp elegance combined with unique flourishes in a magical, energetic setting. They wanted things simple, but sentimental, and so a majority of the elements we incorporated into their day were purposefully chosen to honor their faith, family, and celebrate with the friends who had brought them together. Born and raised in Hollywood, Caitlin’s decision to get married in Tinsel-Town was more of a way to reflect her roots rather than a desire to be trendy. From getting married in the church her father had attended as a kid, to arriving at the reception in the vintage checker cab that she drove around as a teenager, the beauty of this wedding went far beyond lush, white roses and a stunning, custom-made gown to reveal the union of a bride and groom who simply “gets it”.

Both being musicians, it was divine providence Colin’s groom’s room was decked out with instruments, leading to an impromptu jam session before the ceremony, while Caitlin wore a ‘Save That Pillow’ tank while getting ready as a nod to a song she had written specifically encouraging women to wait for that special someone. After the bridal party processional, Colin’s dad (who was also the officiant) began the ceremony with a flawless, a cappella rendition of The Lord’s Prayer.

Because they had a long list of loved ones they wanted to invite, Caitlin and Colin chose a lounge-style reception at the historic Women’s Club of Hollywood in order to foster a more festive and communal atmosphere than a formal, sit-down dinner could provide. Guests were free to mingle under the chandeliers among cocktail tables and sofa arrangements while sipping on the father of the bride’s infamous martinis and helping themselves to a spread of artisanal meats, cheeses, hangar steak and wild mushroom ravioli. After being announced into the club via One Republic’s “Something I Need”, the couple was showered with heartfelt speeches from the bridal party before the first of two separate dance parties got underway.

Dessert of chocolate bread pudding and creme brulee were served while Caitlin and Colin sliced up their own triple berry shortcake (and yes, creamed each other in the process!). Guests were treated to engraved ‘Love’ key favors from The Giving Keys – the organization Caitlin herself founded in order to inspire hope, courage and paying it forward in others.

The night ended as Caitlin and Colin escaped under a confetti of white rose petals to their lovingly-decked out Checker, driving down Hollywood Boulevard demonstrating that real, authentic love is always the key to both a successful wedding and the start to a long-lasting marriage.

Photography: Taylor Made Art | Videography: Taylor Hawkins | Event Design: Two B Events | Event Planning: Two B Events | Wedding Dress: M G Lucas Of Caprice Bridal | Wedding Cake: Sweet Lady Jane | Ceremony Venue: Hollywood United Methodist Church | Reception Venue: Women's Club Of Hollywood | Catering: Huntington Catering Company | Makeup: Katarina Van Derham | Hair: Sheenon Olson Of Nine Zero One Salon | Favors: The Giving Keys | Florals: Two B Events

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Hollywood Hills Engagement Session

Cocktails and bow ties followed by a sunset romp through the Hollywood Hills: this, my friends, is how you do a California engagement session.  It’s one very gorgeous duo meets a seriously good time meets all kinds of light-filled lovely from Maharaj Photography.  See every last second of pretty right here in the full gallery.

From Maharaj Photography… Marie and Dan both have a love for fine dining and cocktails, so they decided to start their engagement shoot at the restaurant Dan manages, Son of a Gun. They had the whole place to themselves to make cocktails, and even built a champagne tower to celebrate their engagement! They continued on with the vintage Hollywood vibe by roaming around the Hills at Sunset – such a romantic way to document their stage of life and the city they live in.

Photography: Maharaj Photography | Restaurant / Bar: Son of a Gun

Outstanding in the Field with Anais + Dax

Now that the weather is finally beginning to warm up in Toronto (note: I use the word “warm” loosely), I find myself daydreaming of outdoor activities. The thought of picnics, beach days, farmers markets and the like have been dancing around in my head for some time now. And then THIS landed in my inbox. Outstanding in the Field is a fantastic event that attempts to connect diners to the land where their food is born. Captured by the talented Anais + Dax, THIS is how I want to spend the next few months. In a field. With food. And the scent of a barbecue permeating the air. Checkout the rest of the gallery for more!

From Anais Jim Denevan, creator of Outstanding in The Field, allowed us to come to their event and photograph all of the deliciousness that was happening. Outstanding in The Field is probably what inspired so many around the country to organize dinners inspired by where food is grown: the farm. Jim’s team is like a traveling circus, minus the circus, plus the chefs and a great team of friends and organizers. They go from town to city, from state to state and organize dinners on farms with local chefs for an average of 150 people! Jim’s landscape and installation art skills come in handy when it comes to setting up the table and placing it strategically on the farm’s land.

That day, the dinner took place at Wattles Farm in Hollywood, or more precisely a beautiful community orchard just off of Franklin Ave. The chef for that night was Jason Neroni of the newly opened Superba Snack Bar in Venice Beach. He had a plethora of friends helping out, from Meave McAuliffe caterer, to Paul Hibler owner of Superba. Pascal Shirley and Joseph Lemieux were even doing videography.

Needless to say, it was a beautiful dinner, filled with good conversations, a tasty menu and an inspiring Outstanding In the Field crew. Thank you Jim for allowing us to participate in such an original kind of dinner!

Photography by: Anais + Dax | Event: Outstanding In The Field

Jacquelyn Clark