Dripping In Rustic Romance, This LA Wedding Wins Our Hearts
June 15, 2016
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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.

More classic Cali weddings this way!

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 A Howell Design | 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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