Contemporary California Wedding from Apertura
May 3, 2011
United States
Who can pull off a sweet puppy flower girl, dressed head to tail in pink tutu's to match the other flower girls? The same California bride who rocked the most amazing Oscar de la Renta gown on the planet. The same bride who was bold enough to not only adorn her own head with a simply fabulous birdcage veil, but also those of her lucky bridesmaids. The same bride who chose the Walt Disney Concert Hall for her unbelievable wedding. And the same bride who was SO smart in hiring Erwin Darmali of Apertura to document the whole special, special day. We love all weddings Apertura works on - and this one is no exception. It's confident, it's contemporary, and it's classy as all get out. And there is more - so much more - at Apertura's blog.

Ann and Ted

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From the bride ... We wanted a theme wedding based on fun patterns and exciting colors blended in a mixture of art and architecture. We also wanted the wedding to be original and organic, so Ted, I, and our dedicated family and friends actually hand-made all our invitations, menus, and ceremony programs.

The French parti comes in with our love affair with Pink Martini and their French songs. Of course, our first dance had to be Pink Martini’s “Ou Est Ma Tete?” Although we couldn’t get Pink Martini to perform at our wedding, Big Lucky, who also performed at Frank G’s 80th birthday party, did an absolutely fantastic job entertaining our guests.

With a French modern chic design in concept, the rest of the decorative elements slowly fell into place along with my growing fetish in feathers and tutus. I even ended up making the tutu dress for my dog to match my bridesmaids and flower girls!

During our wedding planning journey, in a matter of half of a year, Ted was the biggest supporter of all. Where can you find a guy who is equally crazy about feathers and tutus as I am?  In search of wedding art and craft supplies to complete our vision, together we have outdone ourselves. A marathon of running to every corner in Los Angeles lead to realizing the city is just simply full of possibilities and surprises.

Photography: Erwin Darmali of Apertura / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Walt Disney Concert Hall / Cake & Bakery: Rossmoor Pastries / Florist: Letu Floral / Dress Designer: Oscar de la Renta / Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka, Women's Randall / Headpiece: Swarovski Crystal Veil with Ostrich Plumes / Makeup Artist & Hairdresser:  Kelly Zhang / Groom's Tuxedo: Hugo Boss