Los Angeles weddings continually catch my eye. They always seem to have a certain flair; they’re elegant yet comfortable, sophisticated but fun. And this wedding just reinforces all those beliefs and more. The amazing style of this couple is evident throughout the whole chic celebration, and Mi Belle Photography captured it all, ready to add some panache to your day right here.
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From The Bride…Leo and I met on a train 6 years ago when we were both living in New York City. We moved to Los Angeles 3 years ago for Leo to attend business school at UCLA and fell in love with the sunny weather, gorgeous beaches and SoCal lifestyle. We quickly realized that Los Angeles was the place we saw ourselves living long-term and Leo popped the question on the beach in Santa Monica. We decided to wanted to have our wedding in LA to share with our family and friends the place we now considered home.
When starting to discuss the type of wedding we wanted, we knew we wanted it to be intimate, classic yet unique, and a true representation of our relationship and life together. We also knew we wanted delicious, healthy, California-inspired food that our guests would love and a super fun (non-cheesy) DJ.
We were smitten with Carondelet House the moment we stepped inside, and loved the combination of both a downtown and rustic feel that the gorgeous space offered. The historic building is full of warm touches like a fireplace, exposed brick walls, and long communal style tables for dinner. Our wedding was fairly small at 110 people, so being in a smaller space felt so intimate and special. One of the best things about Carondelet House was their in-house catering company, Tres LA. The food is locally sourced and seasonally inspired and was beyond delicious! Sitting down to the communal tables with friends and family to share a such a great meal together was truly special. The biggest compliment we received from guests was that our wedding felt so personal and like a true celebration of our marriage and life together!
One of the most memorable parts of the day was a morning yoga class I organized for my bridal party, mom and mother-in-law. I am a dedicated yogi and thought a class on the morning of the wedding would be a fun, positive and inspiring way to start the day! Plus, I wanted to treat my bridal party and lovely mom and mother-in-law to something special to thank them all for being part of the big day. One of my favorite yoga teachers, Laura Conley of YogaWorks, led an amazing class and had everyone laughing, relaxed, and filled with love!
I think the most special part of the day was our ceremony. We had a friend officiate and had the shortest ceremony in wedding history (10 minutes!), but it was the most special, personal, best 10 minutes of our lives. From the funny and emotional dinner toasts to the dance party that ensued (complete with plenty of Leo’s favorite type of music genre – rap), we could not have asked for a more perfect day filled with love, family and friends.
Photography: Mi Belle Photography | Flowers: Peony And Plum | Wedding Gown: Nicole Miller | Invitations: Minted | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J Crew | Catering: Tres LA | DJ: Dart DJ | Groom’s Attire: Custom-made | Cake & Desserts: Scootabaker | Coordination: Nam Lam | Earrings: Elizabeth Cole Jewelry | Programs, Place Cards & Table Numbers: Paper Whites Press | String Trio: Ocdamia Strings | Wedding Day Yoga Class: Laura Conley Yoga | Wedding Venue: Carondelet House
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