Old Hollywood Meets a Secret Garden in This LA Wedding
July 7, 2016
Al FrescoOutdoor WeddingsHotels + Resorts Weddings
Central to any successful relationship is compromise, and while this Bride and Groom compromised on the perfect venue, which combined her love of nature with his appreciate for Old Hollywood Glamour, one thing they didn't compromise on was a fabulous day. With vendors like Ryon:Lockhart PhotographyGeller EventsDavid Medill Productions and The Hidden Garden, every detail of this day came together perfectly. See it all in The Vault!
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From The Bride...Everybody says it, but the day really goes by so fast. You try your best to hold on to the precious moments, but after a blink the ceremony is done, and then you blink again and the band is already packing up. But even though it went by quick as a flash, we wouldn't have changed a millisecond of it. Beautifully planned by Paige Blatt of Geller Events (lucky for us she was also one of my bridesmaids and best friends!), and extraordinarily captured by Ryon Lockhart Photography, our wedding was everything we wanted it to be and so much more.

Picking a venue was difficult, we weren't sure if we would ever find that "perfect spot" to get married, but the second we stepped foot into the Garland Hotel we knew we had found "the one" (no pun intended). A hidden garden oasis in the middle of Studio City, it perfectly encapsulated my love of nature and my husband, Kyle's, love of the old school Hollywood aesthetic. Our ceremony was in their beautiful lush garden, the cocktail hour was in an outdoor courtyard where we strung twinkle lights and brought in an acoustic trio, and the party was in the ballroom which we transformed into a vision of rustic romance.

Part of what made our wedding so unique, were all the little details we tried to incorporate, not just on our wedding day, but throughout the entire weekend. Our out of town guests were greeted at the hotel with welcome bags where we had personalized water bottles, some of our favorite goodies, and a custom made map (thanks, Geller Events!) of all of our favorite spots around Los Angeles. On the wedding day, glasses of champagne were being passed which had custom stirrers with our wedding date and initials on them. And in the ballroom, each seat had a mini Tabasco bottle, with the cutest custom sticker on it, including a bar code of our wedding date. Kyle and I love spicy food so we had to make sure to have some hot sauce accessible!

Yes, wedding planning can be stressful, and yes, sometimes it seems like it's too daunting to manage, but when that day arrives, and everything is in motion, and you find yourself marrying your best friend in front of all of the most important people in your life, you realize that it was all worth it. Every tasting, every meeting, every fitting - worth it - even if it does only last a second.