Whimsical Downtown Los Angeles Wedding
December 9, 2015
WhimsicalUrban SpaceSummer Weddings
Ready to see the ultimate trend-setting wedding? Start scrollin' because this next celebration from Valentina Glidden Photography is all that and more. Starting with the Bride's insanely gorge Hayley Paige gown, to the couple's out-of-this-world-pretty ceremony, it's the type of gallery that could easily live on your entire Pinterest planning board. See all the pretty unfold in THE VAULT!
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From The Bride...Our wedding was a family affair. From the moment we started our planning, Eric and I knew that this day was not only about us. Yes, we wanted to have a romantic and intimate wedding to celebrate our union but we also wanted to express our gratitude and love with our family and friends who helped to get us there. Every detail, every decision was made for us and our, yes, 300 guests.

Knowing that we needed to find a venue to fit our 300 guests, finding 440 Seaton was a gem. The natural lighting, red brick walls and wooden posts created the perfect blank canvas to create our romantic and urban wedding. Our elegant drapery and beautiful floral arrangements brought life to our venue. From garden roses, peonies and my favorite, dahlias, the floral arrangements gave a richness to the lush, green garland. I remember being amazed at seeing the altar and how it exceeded all my expectations. It was under this altar where Eric and I committed to each other and made our vows in front of God, our family and our friends.

When Eric and I were creating our timeline for cocktail hour with our brilliant coordinator, Catherine, we wanted to keep our guests well-occupied with unlimited drinks and savory hors d'oeuvres. During the cocktail hour, we held a special, traditional Korean wedding ceremony called Pyebaek. While donning the traditional Korean garb, we bowed to the members of Eric's family as a formal way of introducing me as the new member of their family. It truly was a special time to honor our family members and our Korean heritage.

Even though we had 300 guests, we wanted to create a close, family atmosphere during the reception. When the doors opened, the harmonic sounds of our 8-piece band escorted our guests to their seats. The long tables helped to create a unifying and cohesive vibe. We also served our food family-style, as if we were having an intimate dinner at home, except without having to do the dishes. And I must say, everyone claimed it was the best wedding food ever!

All the details reflected the things that we love and our lighthearted personalities. From beignets, to dole whip, to references to the LA Dodgers and a giant neon pink heart, we were able to share a little bit of ourselves with our guests. And of course, our band got us all dancing the night away! Our wedding was so magical and it meant so much for us to share that night and all its joys with the people we love and appreciate. Go Dodgers!

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