Planning: Agape Planning
Venue: Ebell Club Long Beach
Catering: Tres La
Florals: Revel Petals
Hair & Makeup: Design Visage
Linens: La Tavola
Cake: Cakes By Colin
Videographer: All in White Films
Bride’s Dress: Alon Livne White
Groom & Groomsmen: The Black Tux
Bridesmaids: Show Me Your Mumu
Ring: Single Stone
I've always been a big fan of non-traditional weddings because the couple gets to do their wedding day however they want. For me, that is truly the most important part of any wedding day. Experience is absolutely everything. For some people this means inviting no one, having no pressure from anyone at all. And for others, it means having their very closest, best friends and family. This seems to be coupled with lots of happy tears, the kind you cannot hold back.
Meredith and Jake planned this entire wedding in secret. They talked their best friends and close family into coming to Las Vegas for Meredith's "30th birthday" which happened to be the day after the wedding. (What a way to spend your last day in your 20's!)
She planned the most perfect FloraPop teardrop wedding and organized Elvis to come out and serenade. There were lots of tears shed by everyone. And then lots of confusion when Elvis continued on with the ceremony after singing his "walk down the aisle" song. There is this fine line during ceremony where no one wants to ruin THE moment of all moments, but they also want it to be perfect. I noticed the bride kind of giggle at her girls once she realized Elvis wasn't just saying sweet stuff to start the day off right- they were full blown getting married! Which was the plan to begin with, so they just rolled with it and had a great time. We all had a good laugh about it after and went on to toast to their beautiful love, dance and celebrate!
ceremony & florals by FloraPop
Weddings should be a celebration of love, and that's exactly what Nicole and Josh planned for their day. Not to mention they got married the night before New Years Eve and they rented out a nightclub to do it up right! They invited all of the people that love and adore them and their day was so damn beautiful! Nicole's vision was brought to life by an incredible team and I was so happy to be a part of it all.
You know what I love? Personal weddings. Where the venue is some place familiar and warm and the officiant is someone who knows the bride and groom. I'm sure you've figured out that this is one of those weddings. The venue was the backyard of Jackie's grandparents home. She grew up visiting there and it held so much magic for her, and I can see why.
Jackie and Chris have two beautiful girls, who were part of every bit of this day. If you've followed along, you'll know I'm a sucker for people who do things differently. Hopefully you can feel the love & magic in this day. Set high in the mountains outside of Kingman, Arizona, a wedding photographer's dream come true.
Their wedding originally started out as an elopement, then an elopement with a very small guest list and then slowly morphed into a super intimate wedding, with all the bells and whistles. I honestly think this fit them so much better, because they had a great group of close friends and family. People who really knew and loved them, well.
They rented out a rad little residence in Big Bear, CA that was complete with a barn for dancing and food and lots and lots of drinks. Jill had told me many times throughout the day how she didn't like to be the center of attention and how much they disliked anything cheesy or traditional and how they really just wanted to have fun. AND THAT THEY DID! I have literally never seen a groom tear up the dance floor like Alex did. So. Much. Fun.
This wedding is extra special to me because well.. the bride is my sister!
They wanted to elope but couldn't imagine tying the knot without their people, so they chose their favorite spot and invited all 13 of us to be there.
For starts, Sedona is beyond beautiful. But L'Auberge is some next level shit. So getting to document such a special day for one of my favorite people in such a gorgeous place is pretty freaking rad.
venue: L'Auberge de Sedona
dress: Bowties Bridal
florals: Bliss Extraordinary Florals