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Chrystine & Michael's Wedding at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Chrystine and Michael are hands down one of our favorite clients to work with! Such a laid back couple who are both die hard Lakers fan (I knew we would get along just fine!).  The two go way back, Michael being best friends with Chrystine's older brother.  Her brother unexpectedly and tragically passed away in 2007, which brought Chrystine and Michael closer together as they supported each other.  The years went by and as they became closer, the time came in 2009 when Michael proposed to Chrystine at the top of the Tokyo Tower in Japan while on vacation.

The couple wanted to keep the ceremony simple and clean, really using the Skirball's beautiful and natural backdrop to speak for itself.  For the reception, Chrystine and Michael wanted a very colorful and dramatic appearance which was achieved through dark blue and purple wash lights and uplight and also a custom gobo that was lit onto the glossy white dance floor.  To create a fun and party-like environment, lounge furniture was added along with an awesome casino with full-sized blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.

Adorable details such as the Lakers garter, Chrystine's shiba inu Tsuki, the fabulous paper origami bouquets, the custom Kobe Byrant sneakers, and the GORGEOUS wedding dress, all added beautiful detail and color to this beautiful wedding.  And did we mention the wedding cake was made to mimic the Tokyo Tower where they got engaged?

Check out the awesome photos below!

Photographer: Apple & Cheese Photography

Sandra & Kenny's Wedding at the Langham Huntington

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
This next wedding just exudes class and beauty.  Sandra was such a sweet bride who's main concern was for her guests to have a wonderful time at her wedding, and she had an adorable Dachshund dog named Bimmer also, who was the sweetest and one of the smartest dogs I have ever met!  Sandra and her fiance Kenny had already taken part in a ceremony and celebration with their close family and friends in Taiwan but wanted their friends back in the states to also celebrate them.  The gorgeous November day came with lots of rain , but rain on your wedding is good luck and it allowed for some gorgeous photos as well.

Guests dined on delicious appetizers before heading into a 5-course meal provided by the Langham hotel in Pasadena, and was followed by some hilarious games with the guests such as a scavenger hunt and centerpiece giveaway game.  We wanted to highlight the beauty and ornate design of the ballroom so we kept lighting and florals simple with blush uplighting and cream and blush pink florals.  Lots of candlelight and mirrored tops allowed for beautiful reflected light to highlight the tables.  Check out the classy and elegant photos of our bride and groom below!

Jenny & Derek's Wedding at St. Regis Monarch Beach

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ocean front resorts are always a delight to work at, who can resist the amazing ocean views complete with the sparkling ocean, bright sunshine and cool breezes that come in to make your wedding day perfect?  Derek & Jenny's beautiful wedding was no exception.  The couple chose the gorgeous venue close to the ocean and brought in the beachy goodness throughout their centerpieces and decor, which featured sea shells, driftwood, sand, and glass.  Derek is an avid Dodgers fan and Jenny, being a huge foodie, made sure her guests were well-fed all throughout the evening.  How adorable is her dog, Kona, who took part in the special day by walking down the aisle during the ceremony?  Cocktail hour took place on the terrace facing the ocean and featured delicious bites such as a lettuce wrap station, artisan cheeses, and hot finger foods.

During the reception, a live band kept guests dancing all night along with a delicious 3-course meal, ice cream station, Sprinkles cupcakes, and a mojito bar!  The fun continued with an awesome photobooth and more dancing as guests enjoyed both the indoor ballroom and the gorgeous terrace with the ocean breeze.

Check out the photos below:

Design & Decor: Fresh Events Company
Photographer: Herman Au Photography

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