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Wedding Inspiration ~ Firebird Ballet From Docuvitae
March 15, 2010
By: eddye
United States

Every single time we think about writing shorter features ... so that we can feature more weddings from our LBB members ... we get so mesmerized in the images that bam! We don't know how to stop.  So when Laura or Rebecca at Docuvitae send us one of their weddings, well, quite simply, it's a lost cause. We simply can't narrow it down ...

Docuvitae The Treasured Petal Central Library

Docuvitae Jonas Los Angeles

Docuvitae Kirsten LA Wedding Central Library

Docuvitae Shoes Chandelier Cafe Pinot

Docuvitae Cafe Pinot

Ahhhhh.... but I digress ...

from Rebecca at Docuvitae ...

Kirsten and Jonas were married on July 11th , 2009, at the Central Library in Los Angeles, CA. The ceremony took place in the stunning Maguire Gardens, a Los Angeles landmark built in 1926, followed by their reception across the way at the well-known LA eatery and wine bar, Café Pinot.

Docuvitae Cafe Pinot Los Angeles

Docuvitae Los Angeles

Kirsten, a retired professional dancer, found her design inspiration from the classic Firebird Ballet. Deep violets, reds and oranges of the Firebird popped beautifully from the lush summer greenery of the library gardens. Kelly Demaray, of Demaray Events, and florist Kristin Brancaleone of The Treasured Petal did a spectacular job of making Kirsten’s vision come to life in such an elegant and way.

Docuvitae Firebird Inspired

Kirsten’s dear friend, Suss Cousins, owner and founder of the famous Suss Design knitting shop and knit clothing line, hand-knit the groom and groomsmen’s ties and bridesmaid’s shawls to illustrate the Firebird color palette as well.

Docuvitae The Treasured Petal

About the photography, from Rebecca:

Kelly Demaray, Kirsten and Jonas’ wedding planner, introduced the couple to Docuvitae’s work right away when they described their wedding photography goals. Jonas received an MA from the PhD program in Visual Studies at UC Irvine with emphasis on the History of Photography and has extremely high standards of photography. When I first met with Jonas, we had a great time ‘geeking out’ together about the history of photography and various artists. I was beyond excited when they booked me to shoot their wedding and knew I could really be an artist while documenting their day. Above all, Kirsten and Jonas wanted authenticity and art in their photography, which is the backbone of Docuvitae’s approach. I was so inspired going into the wedding day that I even borrowed some of Laura Kleinhenz’s (Docuvitae’s owner and founder) classic vintage film cameras to work with in addition to my own. I think I had about seven different cameras around my neck at one point. Kirsten even made me stop photographing her getting ready in order to take her own snapshot of me with the cameras! Kirsten and Jonas were a treat to work with and are a fantastic couple. Kirsten’s smile and energy will light up any room and Jonas has a thoughtfulness and kindness about him that will make anyone feel comfortable. They are simply wonderful!

Docuvitae Central Library

Docuvitae Central Library Wedding

Docuvitae Dancing

There are even more exquisite photos from Kirsten and Jonas' spectacular day in their photo gallery {here}.

Docuvitae Invitation

Docuvitae Seating Chart

Congrats and a huge thanks to all!

Photography: Rebecca for Docuvitae Photography, Coordinator – Kelly Demaray, Florist -The Treasured Petal, Invitations -  Flush Designs, Venue - Café Pinot, Wedding party ties and shawls - Suss Design