Monday, July 02, 2007

A wedding worth waiting a year for

When I first met with Jessica back in June of 06, I could hardly wait for her May 07 wedding to come. From the beginning, I loved her vision & style.

Jess & Christian's wedding was, as she described it, "a Wonder Years backyard BBQ". It was so fun! Having recently relocated from the Midwest, Jess & Christian wanted their guests to get a taste of the city they now call home, so they held their wedding in downtown LA at the Oviatt Penthouse. This site is so cool! It was built in the 20's and was the first art deco building in LA. I was in awe the entire time- I tried to soak in all of the amazing details found in each room. Talk about a perfect venue for pictures- they were able to get amazing shots in the lobby, bedroom, rooftop- even in the bathroom!

The bridesmaids dresses were incredible- from one of my favorite stores, Anthropologie. I think they might have been my favorite bridesmaid's dresses ever. The flowers were adorable- striped tulips & runnuculus in the bouquets & bouts & adorable wheat grass & daisy centerpieces. The food, by Thank Goodness, It's Sophia (TGIS), was super fun & delicious. They had a burger bar & a salad bar. Instead of plates, red & white check paper hot dog trays were used. Jess had originally wanted to get the In-N-Out catering truck, but it is a bit difficult to find a site in downtown LA where you can pull a huge truck right up to the event.

What I loved most about this couple was that they were not afraid of taking a chance and doing something a bit different. The wedding was very intimate- only 40 guests, and was full of personal touches. Each table was a different food photo; Jessica takes incredible photos of food- she even has a blog where she posts them. It's so fun! The programs & invitations featured a retro-style photo of the two of them sitting on a big hamburger. They gave each guest a pair of knock-off Ray Bans to wear during the ceremony and Jess found an amazing grass doormat to use for the escort cards.

My favorite touch of the entire night, though, was the dessert bar. One of my favorite dessert companies, Amy's Baby Cakes, which is now Vanilla Bake Shop, made the most incredible mini-cupcake & icebox dessert display. Words cannot express how delicious these treats were & they looked completely adorable as well! Jess & Christian topped the table off with some special Canadian treats- one that Christian even baked himself!

Here are a few more shots of the event from the incredible Kim Fox. I grabbed these off of her blog, so more details shots will be coming. Probably not for a while though, as Kim is having a baby this week! Congrats Kim! I cannot wait to see pictures of the little one!

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