Where do you get married when half of your wedding is from Australia and the other half from the western United States? Hawaii of course! Expertly planned and designed by our new friend Carolee Higashino of White Orchid Wedding, our couple’s Olowalu Plantation House wedding was incredible! There were so many details. Her gorgeous dress was handmade by Steph Audino in Australia. Just look at the ceremony and reception florals by Asa Ige of Asa Flowers! Cocktails were expertly crafted by Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering. Decor and rentals by Event Accents, and Hawaiian Style Event Rentals. All food was vegan and was made by Three’s Catering. Entertainment by DJ Del Sol and Barefoot Minded. Our good friends Colin and Nick of Blue Kite Cinema made their amazing film.
Olowalu is located on the island of Maui, four miles south of Lahaina on the western coast. It’s home to one of Maui’s most beautiful reefs and world famous Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie shop.
810 Olowalu Village Road
Lahaina, HI 96761
Bahar and Hamed’s amazing Hummingbird Nest Ranch wedding was planned by our new friend Sara from The Besharati Group. Located about 35 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, the Hummingbird Nest Ranch is one of Simi Valley’s best kept secrets. With beautiful Spanish architecture, an olive garden, pool and lake it’s a remarkable place to get married. It won’t be for much longer though. Word has it that it was recently sold for $33 million with plans are to make it the first 5-star resort in Simi Valley. Let’s see what happens.
In the meantime, let’s enjoy Bahar and Hamed’s fantastic wedding. What a night! From the moment we arrived, it was non-stop laughter, tears and joy. There were so many amazing moments that it was extremely difficult to narrow the selections down for this blog. Congratulations again you guys! We love you!
2940 Kuehner Drive
Santa Susana, CA 93063
Amanda and Michael’s Four Seasons Santa Barbara Wedding was planned by our good friend Lisa Gorjestani of Details Event Planning. The Four Seasons Santa Barbara is also known as the Biltmore Santa Barbara. It’s an amazing property with an architectural mashup style based in Mediterranean Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival and Moorish Revival (source: Wikipedia). It’s gorgeous and is one of our favorite wedding venues for classic wedding photography. Located across the street from the beach in Montecito (southern Santa Barbara) it’s only a 90 minute drive from Los Angeles.
1260 Channel Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Shane and Josh’s Avalon Palm Springs wedding was planned and designed by our good friend and often collaborator Joey Lizotte from Artisan Events. Although not a new property, the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs is new to the Palm Springs hotel scene. Most recently the Viceroy Palm Springs, the hotel changed ownership in March 2015. Former founder of Viceroy Hotels, Brad Korzen, took over the hotel with his new brand Proper Hospitality. Other than that, its still the same Kelly Wistler designed charming boutique hotel.
For Shane and Josh, it was the perfect place to celebrate their love over the weekend. Friends and family came in from all of the United States and beyond. Things started off with an epic pool party which continued into the wedding party. During cocktail hour guests were entertained by the Aqualillies. The Aqualillies is a retro-themed synchronized swimming group which may be one of the most interesting forms of wedding entertainment. Their wedding portraits were photographed offsite near the infamous Palm Springs windmills which meet you on your way into town.
Many thanks to everyone we worked with over the weekend, especially Joey from Artisan and Olivia from the Avalon Hotel.
Jen and Ray’s Los Angeles Engagement Photos were shot at two of our favorite downtown LA spots. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Building, also know as the John Ferrero Building, is located on Hope Street, between 1st and Temple. Across the street is the Walt Disney Concert Hall located on Grand. Both spots have amazing light which was really fun to compose and play with for Jen and Ray’s Los Angeles engagement.
One of the best parts of our job is meeting people like Jen and Ray. They are absolutely adorable. Allison and I had so much fun hanging out with them and getting to know them better. And get this: we photographed their engagement after their wedding. This was great because they were relaxed and happy and not stressed. They were back to their normal non-wedding-planning selves. Who knows? Maybe we will do it again.
111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012