Los Angeles Wedding by Heidi Ryder
August 9, 2011

Be still my peony loving heart. This wedding is total eye candy for the girliest of girls. Complete with the most drop dead gorgeous gray and white palette (with little whispers of perfect pink tucked into every corner), a cake that could literally be a work of art, pretty pink maids all in a row, big poofy hydrangea centerpieces and oh wait, did I mention the most adorable of grooms who is ROCKING a pink plaid bow tie? Yep, this wedding, photographed to perfection by Heidi Ryder, is just one of those fetes that will set your wedding hearts a flutter. And you can click here to see the entire gallery of images!

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From the Bride...Richard and I met over 4 years ago while I was working at a previous job. We were a customer of his and every time he would come in, my heart would skip a beat. Eventually I mustered some courage to talk to him and it paid off! After about two and half years into our relationship, Rich asked me to marry him with the ring of my dreams.

Living in Los Angeles, falling in love here and having our families near by, there was no question that we wanted our wedding to be here. I have to admit, that I have long been pouring over wedding magazines and blogs. When we got engaged the wheels were already turning about the style of our wedding. I was torn in a few different directions. The day we walked into the Luxe Hotel to see this potential wedding venue, everything just clicked. Right away it felt right and Richard and I knew this was where we wanted to get married. Our color palette of blush, champagne and cream fell into place to create the romantic, understated, elegant and clean feel we were looking for and was only amplified by the serene setting the Luxe Hotel provides. We knew what we wanted every detail to look like and I’ve been teased a bit by family about my “vision” as I called it through the planning process. I knew exactly what I wanted everything to look and feel like- from the cake, to the escort table, to the invitations and the amazing party that followed our ceremony. My husband sells commercial printing and we were able to work with an artist to design our stationery and have it printed on a letterpress. Florals were a big part of achieving “my vision”, using cream flowers and choosing only a few types of flowers to make an impact. I have to give a nod to our groomsmen who looked so handsome in their gray tuxes and pink gingham bow ties that coordinated with our bridesmaid dresses and my pink peony bouquet. I wanted to incorporate my family history into the day and my bouquet was the canvas; it was wrapped in trim from my mother’s wedding gown and adorned with a bracelet and pin belonging to my late maternal grandmother.

Our wedding day was incredible and we had the best time! We loved how everything turned out, but more than anything, we were blown away by the love we felt not only from each other, but from our family and friends who made the day all the more special. One of the highlights for both of us was doing our first look. It was emotional and really so amazing to see each other transformed to “bride and groom” for the first time that day. We couldn’t have been happier with the outcome and we feel so lucky that our amazing photographer, Heidi Ryder, was able to capture this exactly the way we dreamed.

Wedding Photography: Heidi Ryder / Wedding Cake: Cake Crumbs / Macarons: Vanilla Bakeshop / Floral Design: Blossom Floral / Event Lighting, Rentals, Linens: Designer Event Rentals / Coordination: Wish Wonder Dream / Wedding Cinematography: Timeline LA / Invitations: Satsuki Shibuya of Theong of Zakka Nouveau / Wedding Dress: Pronovias / Bride's Shoes: Badgely Mischka / Hair Clip: BHLDN / Jewelry: Nadri / Men’s Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse / Men’s Bowties: The Tie Bar / Make-up: Kelly Jordan / Hair: Dry Bar