Happy Holidays folks!
I wanted to share one of my favorite clients, Joni + Leslie, who exchanged vows with each other at the gorgeous Marrakesh House in Culver City. The wedding reflects what my ideal clients: chill personalities, different, and great party altogether. Joni (screenwriter) and Leslie (record label manager) are both girly, quirky, and simply amazing together. They went through the many online sites about wedding decors and they tossed out everything that they see happening over and over again and decided to do their own thing. They are rebels at heart, I think :) So the results are: Lego pieces for their centerpieces (which brings me back to my childhood), old windows as their table assignment piece, “Full House” characters on bags as their thank you gifts for their bridal party, colorful lights, tacos for dinner, cream-filled churros as one of the highlights of the late night desserts, etc. – so awesome.
They have two wedding gowns, and they mentioned that their worst nightmare is to be twin brides, so they decided to choose very different styles for that day:
Leslie wore a Romona Keveza mermaid shaped off-white lace dress, with birdcage veil and crystal sash, while Joni wore a BHLDN (Anthropologie) dress with a bold printed pattern of orage zinnia flowers, and a mint green pillbox hat. BUT, they are not so different – they wore the same exact shoes, but in different colors :)
Their goal was simple: get their good friends and family together, have fun, and celebrate their union. So I went in with my awesome 2nd shooter, Jason Q Tran with the sole purpose of capturing the essence of their relationship and celebration – their story.
Here are some of my favorite images from the wedding:
Some details of the wedding:
Leslie watching Joni during the getting ready
Joni’s mom making comments about the various spanks
The red ribbon symbolizes togetherness.
Highfiving after the ceremony
Wedding Venue: The Marrakesh House
Wedding Coordinator: Laura Gatewood
Caterer: Heirloom LA – Portia Goltz
Cake & Bakery: La Espiga Bakery
Hairdresser & Makeup Artist: Andi Scarbrough
Event Lighting: Ambiance AV