It’s been such an exciting week for us with the launch of MATCH MADE. We’re so overwhelmed by the positive response from you our readers, and from the social media scene. A BIG THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for the kudos and for helping us spread the good news! Means so much to us and made our hard work totally worth it! And thank you to all the seriously awesome vendors on MATCH MADE for taking this leap with us! We’re excited to see so many new applicants for the guide and hope to find quite a few more gems to share with you in the following weeks.
To end this week on a sweet note, we have this beautiful blushing bride and wedding that we can’t wait to show you. Josh Elliott captured this intimate wedding that’s oozing with so many personal and thoughtful details. If you take a closer look you’ll be able to catch one of our talented floral designers from MATCH MADE, such a perfect match for this wedding! And the amazing floral papers! Our past intern, Sara, created those and we love how they turned out. So much prettiness!
Happy Friday, everyone!
How do you meet and how did you propose?
FROM THE GROOM: I originally met Angelina when I was 16 and she was 11 . I was good friends with Angelina’s older sister and became close to her family. About 10 years later we ran into each other and I took an eye to the beautiful lady Angelina had become. So we started dating and another 10 years later… yes 10 years later I finally proposed to Angelina. Every year for our anniversary we would celebrate at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. On our ten year anniversary at the Biltmore we were having lunch in the breathtaking Rendezvous Court. I had the server place the ring on a silver platter with a cover. Opening the cover the server revealed the ring and Angelina revealed her tears.
Wedding Day Details:
FROM THE GROOM: We wanted to make sure every aspect of our wedding represented us as a couple. We wanted to keep it intimate so we decided not to have a wedding party to allow our love for each other to be the main focus throughout the day. When planning for our wedding we wanted to try and keep it classic and add some modern and vintage touches. We chose peach, pink with accents of cream and gold for our color scheme. We wanted the feel of spring, plus peach is the bride’s favorite color. We chose Park Ave for our Reception because of the beautiful landscape and amazing food. We have a history of dates there and always commented how neat it would be to have a wedding in the beautiful park/organic garden at the restaurant. We also made sure every detail was us from me designing the website and printed pieces down to décor and sweets. My mom is an antique collector and a baker so she provided all the dishes for the dessert table and also made a handful of homemade sweets.
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Favorite moments/parts of planning the wedding:
Our favorite parts of planning the wedding were meeting such awesome vendors. Our favorite moments were the ceremony at our church and then getting to the reception to finally enjoy the outcome of all our planning and seeing our friends and family celebrating us getting married.
Advice to other Couples:
Remember what all the planning is for and keep connected with your fiancé and the big picture of your life together.
Photographer: Josh Elliott Photography
Venue: Park Ave Restaurant
Coordination/Design: Heather White of Brooke Keegan Weddings & Events
Floral/Design: The Little Branch
Paper Flowers: Handmade by Sara Kim
Catering: Park Ave Restaurant
Cake & Sweets: Sweet & Saucy Shop (some sweets by grooms mom)
Design & Printed Pieces: Magil Design (the groom)
Printer: Papermum Press
Hair & Makeup: 10.11 Makeup
Vehicle Rental: Classic Limos (1927 Packard)
Grooms Tuxedo: J. Crew
Shoes: Johnston & Murphy
Brides Dress: Vera Wang White Collection
Shoes: Charles Jourdan
Headpiece: Jenny Packham