Well, hello there! It sure has been a minute, hasn’t it? Well, what better way to dive back into blogging that with the intimate wedding of Ivy + Felicia. When the two women started telling us their plans to wed over the sea at the Muir Beach over look, then celebrate with their closest friends and family at the adorable Pelican Inn, we knew it was going to be one for the books. I so enjoyed photographing this, along side our trusty associate photographer Angie Ollman, and I hope you will enjoy the photos. You can also head over to Over the Ocean today, to read about everything in Ivy + Felicia’s own words. Thanks so much!!!!
We love Bonnie + Kenneth! I was lucky enough to spend some time with Bonnie a few months before her wedding when I was in New Orleans on another job. She showed me around the town, took me to her gallery (she’s an incredible artist) and met me for dinner! Kenneth was out of town for work at the time so it was just us ladies. It made it extra fun for us that we knew each other a little before the wedding. These two planned the most beautiful and low key affair in Tulum and I couldn’t have been more psyched to spend their day with them. Read more about how they planned their tiny destination wedding over at A Practical Wedding!
Jordan + Logan first met in college and were happily surprised when their paths crossed again years later, after they had both moved to LA. They threw an intimate, colorfully decorated wedding on the rooftop at Mama Shelter in Hollywood – the first event of it’s kind at the Hotel. They were incredibly warm, as were their friends and family and all the other vendors. It was a total dream team job. And dang, did Tasteful Tatters nail the decor! We had so much fun photographing the celebration. Read about it in the Bride’s own words over at Green Wedding Shoes today!
Photography: Rad + In Love (with help from Amy McCafferty) / Venue: Mama Shelter Hollywood / Design + Planning: Tasteful Tatters / Florist: Foxtail Florals / Hair + Makeup: Katy McClintock / Paper Goods: Ink Topiary / Catering: Mama Shelter / Dessert: Bottega Louie / Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven / Specialty Rentals: Circa Vintage Rentals / Music: Dart DJ’s / Bride’s Dress: Dress the Population Emery Midi Dress in White with some customized alterations / Cape: Handmade by Bride’s friend – Costume Designer Erin Benach / Shoes: Sophia Webster Angelo Mid Sandal in Nude / Bride’s Ring: Brilliant Earth Olivetta Ring (Princess-Cut) / Bride’s Band: Brilliant Earth Olivetta Setting Custom Contoured / Groom’s Attire: Rag & Bone / Groom’s Shoes: Mephisto / Groom’s Ring: Brilliant Earth Platinum Patagonia Ring
Just days away from their one year anniversary, I am so pleased to finally share Reena + Shane’s totally epic, 2 day, 3 event Hindu and Sikh festival inspired wedding weekend. Every wedding is totally uniquqe, just as no couple is ever the same, but never have we photographed one quite like this before, and I doubt we ever will. Scroll on down to see photos of their friday night Sangeet dinner, then keep moving along for the visual explosion that is their Sikh and Hindu ceremonies, and finally conclude by taking in their desert festival wedding. And if you dig it (you dig it, don’t you?) hop over to our friend’s at 100 Layer Cake and read directly from Reena herself what all the fuss is about here! Thanks a million times over for having us, and Happy Anniversary Reena + Shane!!!!
Photography: Rad + In Love / (with help from Angie Ollman and Ashley St Clair) Videography: Pallavi Somusetty / Sangeet Venue: Galvan Estate in Palm Springs / Ceremony Venue: Omni Rancho Palmas in Rancho Mirage / Reception: Metate Ranch in Indio / Planning: True North Event Co / Florist: Becky of Mums Floral Design / Hair & Makeup: Studio M / Invitations: Bride / Cake & Catering: Woah Nelly / Styling & Décor: Pow Wow Design Studio / Signage: BeeCurious Designs / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Music: Mandeep Sethi, World Hood, Raaginder Momi, & Bol Punjab De / Baraat Transportation: LA Rickshaw / Sangeet Sari & Ceremony Lehenga: Sabyasachi / Ceremony Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell / Reception Lehenga: Anamika Khanna / Ring: Lola Brooks from Love & Luxe in San Francisco / Mangalsutra (black beaded necklace): Bride’s Mom’s / Groom’s Sangeet Blazer: Tallia / Ceremony Sherwani: Wellgroomed in Fremont, CA / Reception Yellow Kurta Pajama: Sabyasachi / Ring: Bhindi Jewelers
Mariam + Paul were made for each other. They crossed many of the same paths over their lives living in LA, never meeting or even catching a glimpse. Maybe they missed each other by a minute, or an hour. Everyone who knows them is ecstatic that they finally met. Their love, respect for each other and sincerity as humans hits me deep. So psyched to share their wedding day here and on Green Wedding Shoes today!
Design + Coordination: Details, Darling
Venue: Wright Ranch
DJ: Dart DJ
Videographer: Shark Pig
Florist: ShinDig Chic
Bride’s shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Wedding ring: Vintage Victorian Ring
Wedding Bands: made at a stall in the Jewelry District DTLA
Groom’s vest: RL by Ralph Lauren
Bride’s hair by Selenia Rios
Bride’s makeup by Erin Green
Glassware: Borrowed Blu
Linens: La Tavola
Tabletop + Furniture Rentals: A Rental Connection
Catering: Eco Caters
Dessert: DK Donuts
Paper Goods: Minted