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This Bouquet Takes the Wild + Romantic Floral Trend to New Levels of Pretty

Pretty is in our name, so it should come as no surprise that here at SMP we love all things gorgeous, and this Bride’s oversized bouquet from floral designer Brad Austin is definitely beautiful. Then again, every detail of this Los Angeles wedding is gorgeous and romantic. Head to The Vault to see photos from Alex Warschauer Photography and every ounce of pretty from this day.

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From Alex Warschauer PhotographyI was asked to photograph Jessie + Colin’s wedding at one of my favorite little venues in Los Angeles, the iconic Carondelet House. This stunning 1920’s Italian villa is nestled in the heart of downtown LA and boasts classic domed archways with hand painted ceilings, exposed brick walls, and gorgeous courtyards with full grown trees protruding in the center of the building. I had documented another wedding there a year prior and I was over the moon to be returning. Jessie and Colin’s story isn’t that of your typical couple, these two lovebirds met back in preschool when they were just 4 years old, parted ways for almost 3 decades, and then reconnected at 31 through a Facebook message and recanted about playground kisses.

Their wedding was held on a Friday evening. Dark clouds and scattered showers were on the horizon in Los Angeles but I was so excited for that perfect milky light. Being that their ceremony and reception were to be held indoors I knew the weather would have no effect on the day’s plans. While Jessie and her bridesmaids were having hair and makeup done I walked around Carondelet capturing all the little details that make the venue so unique. After covering some whiskey toasts with the groomsmen and Colin’s dad, gorgeous geometric lighting fixtures in the ceremony area and stunning florals by Brad Austin I headed upstairs to see Jessie and her entourage.

The first look and ceremony went off without a hitch. All of the guests roared in applause as Colin and Jessie sealed their love with a kiss. High fives were given to Colin as he walked his bride down the aisle to go upstairs and share a private moment together. The reception was something out of a fairytale. The room was glowing in warm candlelight that spilled over the table and chairs onto the classic rose centerpieces and crystal stemware.

After some heartfelt speeches and savory food provided by Tres LA Catering everyone then headed downstairs for some sweets and to dance the night away.

From The Bride…My husband Colin and I met when we were 4 years old and carpooled to preschool together everyday. We were inseparable both in the classroom and on the playground. We actually remember kissing by the jungle gym to which Colin got in trouble for. After preschool, we went on to attend different elementary schools, high schools, and colleges. Even though we had a ton of mutual friends in common, we somehow managed to never cross paths even once during all those years. It wasn’t until we were both 31, that Colin found me on Facebook and sent me a message. We reminisced about the past and picked up right where our preschool love affair left off. We’re now married and at the entrance of our wedding had a life-sized cutout of the picture on the left. We were each other’s first kiss and now well be the last.

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Photography: Alex Warschauer Photography | Coordination: XOXO Weddings | Event Planning: Jessica Rich Events | Floral Design: Brad Austin | Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia | Cake: Porto's Bakery | Engagement Ring: Peter Norman Jewelers | Catering: Tres L.A. Catering | Makeup: Makeup By Despina | Hair: Lio Ramirez | Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina | Lighting: Images by Lighting | DJ: RedShoe LA | Band: Jason Sulkin | Venue: Carondelet House | Backdrop: Butterflies and Birch Vintage Rentals | Chair Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Photo Booth: Kiki Booth | Photography - Assistance: Lindsey Lawhon | Valet: Premiere Valet

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Dripping In Rustic Romance, This LA Wedding Wins Our Hearts

This wedding right here hits all the right notes. Between the gorgeous Bride and the precious little ladies, to the ceremony and the reception dripping in rustic elegant romance (thanks to Vanessa Michelle Co.), we’ve got a winner on our hands from start to finish. But would you expect anything less when you have a team that includes 24 Carrots, Found Vintage Rentals and Seniman Calligraphy all coming together? I think not. Diana McGregor captured it all and our Vault is all the better for it!

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From Vanessa Michelle Co… Jacqui came to us with a very specific vision, a breathtaking, romantic affair that felt like a beautiful family celebration. Her inspiration was gorgeous and we could not wait to bring it to life for her. She was one of our dream brides to work with and she knew exactly what she wanted.

We are always a fan of juxtapositions. So naturally the marriage of an amazing ballroom dripping with chandeliers, lush greens, yummy florals, romantic candlelight, and an elegant touch of wood made our hearts flutter!!! Details meant everything to our bride, so of course the details showered the entire space. Calligraphy, candles, vintage books, demijohns, wood pieces, gold accents, decanters, 8 foot menu, dessert table, and the donut wall all adorned the unforgettable space. They always wanted a memorable yet comfortable aesthetic that reflected what meant the most to them, marrying their best friend. The look on Jacqui and Kevin’s face when we revealed the reception to them was simply priceless and exactly what we hoped for. It was truly an honor to be a part of this day.

From the Bride… Kevin and I met years ago at a small birthday party. It was the first time either of us had ever dated someone outside of people we met from school and we both felt the excitement of something so new and fresh. As the years passed, we kept discovering new territory together; it felt as though we grew up together. Fast forward seven years and I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone other than with this person who I have shared so many memories with – the person who knows me better than anyone else.

When it came to the wedding and decor, I was almost just as certain about what I wanted it all to look like and how I wanted it to feel. We wanted the wedding to be intimate, timeless and romantic. Candlelight and ambiance were everything so when we saw the Alexandria and the glow from its beautiful chandeliers, we knew it was our perfect venue. Aside from renting furniture, nearly all the decor were items we carefully curated or built ourselves over the course of planning. I wanted an elegant affair, but an approachable one so while I wanted it to be black tie with refined details, we added these homemade touches that felt very “us”. Every little piece had so much meaning to us so I was completely floored with emotion when I saw the way Vanessa executed it all together on our special day. It was absolutely magical and we couldn’t have dreamed of a more beautiful space to celebrate our shared lives with our dearest friends and family

Our favorite moments include ducking in the car as our driver accidentally drove passed Kevin before the ceremony, Kevin’s cocktail room speech welcoming our friends and family to our dinner table for the first time as husband and wife, and my dad’s surprisingly hilarious and endearing speech introducing our first dance.

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Acrylic Names: JennaandJulesdesigns | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Catering: 24 Carrots | Late Night Food: Pizzania | Ceremony Music: Bolero Soul | Bow Tie: The Tie Bar | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Desserts: Donut Snob | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Envelope Calligraphy: Sixscent Stamp | Reception Venue: Alexandria Ballroom | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Church | Photography: Diana McGregor | Makeup: Valerie Vonprisk | Robes: Stone Cold Fox | Flower Girl Dresses + Shoes: Tutu Du Monde | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids’ Rompers: Wild Fox | Transportation: Classy Chassis Rentals | Save the Dates: Seaside Press | Invitations: Emily Howell + DIY by bride | Additional Rentals: A1 Party Rentals | DJ: VoxDJs | Event Planning + Design: Vanessa Michelle Co. | Desserts: Mother of the Groom | Accomodations: Millennium Biltmore Hotel | Donut Board + Seating Chart: DIY Bride and Groom | Floral Design: Christy Villasenor, Honeycomb Affair | Wedding Dress: Edlin Dress by Watters |

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A Golden Hour Engagement Session in The Golden State

Where better to take your engagement photos than in the city where it all started? For this gorgeous duo, that meant in Los Angeles with its great food, cool neighborhoods and spectacular sunsets. And with a team like onelove photographyTEAM Hair And MakeupFlower Muse and Joanna August, this Bride- and Groom-to-be glow as beautifully as the sunset. Head to The Vault to see it all!


From The Bride…Aaron and I got set up three years ago by his best friend. I was the optimist considering my parents met on a blind date, but he was leery. This particular friend of 20+ years hadn’t set him up once! Any hesitation or nervousness we had melted away at the cozy neighborhood spot Jones in Hollywood. I was smitten with Aaron so I kissed him at the end of our date, he called me the next morning, and since that night we’ve been inseparable.

Our engagement weekend remains one of the most special weekends of our lives and the start of our celebration of love. Here’s how it happened! As a runner on my bucket list was running the New York City Marathon. I got into the 2014 race and dutifully prepared for it. Because I was so focused on the race I had no idea that Aaron was planning a proposal (and flying in my whole family) a few days prior to the race and a post-run surprise engagement party with fifty of our closest friends and family. Let me tell you, a girl can run a very fast marathon when she knows a diamond ring is waiting at the finish line!

Since we met and fell for each other in Los Angeles, we wanted our engagement shoot to reflect all we love about the city – great food, cool neighborhoods and spectacular sunsets. Looking at our engagement photos makes us enormously happy as they capture not only our love together, but the city that brought us together.

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Photography: onelove photography | Floral Design: Floral Muse | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Her Attire: BCBGMAXAZRIA | Her Attire: BB Dakota | Her Attire: Schutz | Her Attire: Ted Baker | Her Attire: Joanna August | His Attire: Rag and Bone | His Attire: Gucci | Location: Grand Central Market | Location: 440 Seaton | Ribbons: Silk and Willow

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