Archive for January, 2014

Downtown Los Angeles Wedding Photographer ~ Casey and Estrella ~ The Wedding

Monday, January 13th, 2014

As an LA native, I am in love with anything and everything vintage Los Angeles. I try and be very careful not to overuse the term “vintage” unless it’s truly appropriate-but in this case, it’s perfect. Estrella and Casey were engaged in a very Hollywood way-on the national talkshow “The Talk.” Along with 49 other potential grooms, on television, Casey got down on one knee and asked Estrella to marry him.

They wanted to carry that love of Los Angeles, and Casey’s proud Irish heritage, into their wedding-and they did so beautifully.

Their reception (and first look) was at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, a glamorous, vintage Los Angeles landmark, built in 1880. Casey wore a tux with tails, and Estrella wore a dress that seemed to be made just for her, from Winnie Couture, with the help of Modern LA Weddings, they were able to incorporate that old Hollywood feel with Casey’s Irish family history. They were married at one of the oldest churches in Los Angeles, St. Brendan’s in Hancock Park. They had a 1957 Rolls Royce convertible take them to their reception-driving with the top down through the streets of Los Angeles. During the cocktail hour they had an Irish band, and throughout the reception, used the colors of Ireland, including the tri-color flag, with bells of Ireland flowers as accents; and Casey’s family crest for a personal touch.

Vendors:

Photographer: Karen Leah Photography (www.karenleahphotography.com)
Coordinator: Modern LA Weddings
Reception Venue: Los Angeles Athletic Club
Ceremony: St. Brendan’s
Dress: Winnie Couture
Cake: Hansen Cakes
MC/DJ: Waveform
Irish Band: Green Ashes

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UCLA Wedding Photographer ~ Jennifer and Alex ~ The Wedding

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Being a die-hard Bruin (class of 20–ahem…) I had a special affinity for this wedding. It was held in the beautiful Ackerman Grand Ballroom with a ceremony overlooking the historic Janss steps. Their adorable pre-ceremony photos were taken at the very tree at which they used to study together as undergrads. (I love it when couples are able to incorporate personal touches like that). Along with Jennifer’s vision, the UCLA Catering department designed and executed a perfect wedding day!

Pre-Ceremony: Hotel Palomar
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
First Look: Dickson Plaza
Ceremony and Reception: Ackerman Grand Ballroom
Catering: UCLA Catering
Favors: Diddy Riese

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