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Massiel + Nicholas | Historic Pico House Wedding


I met Massiel and Nicholas for the first time in November 2013. The three of us enjoyed a lovely fall day in Malibu Canyon taking photos in celebration of their engagement. Some people are just so right for each other that it makes you think for the moment the universe is perfectly balanced. They are both sweet, intelligent, spiritual and caring they passionately care for each other, their careers and their families.

Then I saw them on their wedding day, calm and collected and both in tuned with taking in every moment.

The day began at the Downtown Ace Hotel in Los Angeles for Massiel, together with her beautiful Mother and Sister. Massiel dressed in her Karen Willis Holmes sequin gowned, Massiel stepped out on the streets of downtown LA looking exquisite and from another era in time. The ceremony was held at the Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels and the reception was at the Pico House, a historical building sitting across from the old Los Angeles Plaza on Olvera Street. Both locations were grand, beautiful and a great match for these proud Angelenos.

The couple shared their first dance to the vibrant music of the three woman mariachi band Trio Ellas, followed by a Mediterranean feast, sweet toasts and what else than cake. The dancing and laughter between Massiel and Nicholas was infectious and watching these two best friends wedding union was a great honor.

Following their wedding the couple spent a honeymoon in Istanbul and Paris. Félicitations à vous deux !




















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Wedding Planner: Allie Shane of Pop the Champagne Events

Venue: Pico House

Hotel: Ace Hotel

Caterer: Gaby’s Mediterranean

Florist: Blue Box Flowers (blueboxflowers@gmail.com)

Baker: Alcove Bakery

Wedding dress:  Karen Willis Holmes

DJ  Josh Castillo

Band: Trio Ellas

Photobooth by: Paper Moon Vintage

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Sarah + James | Palm Springs Wedding at Casa Verona

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When Sarah asked us to photograph her wedding we were both just crazy excited. We met Sarah last year when we photographed this bridal shower that was featured on 100 Layer Cake. We knew Sarah and James’s wedding was going to be beautiful + fun. Sarah’s floral and event planning business Floral Kitchen has such great style and ideas. We anxiously awaited for the day we left our little beach town and headed out for a weekend in the desert.

The wedding day ended up being pretty exciting. It started with a baby being born and then there was that ambulance and fire truck call during the dinner. Needless to say it was pretty memorable and as you will see full of mid-century love, great colors, gorgeous flowers, five beautiful bridesmaid dresses and a vintage Mercedes getaway car. The only thing that was missing was the Palm Springs sunshine, but it really did not matter one bit!

Sarah and James and their team of vendors did a wonderful job creating a playful and sophisticated day.

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Casa Verona Palm Springs Wedding by Willhouse

Casa Verona Palm Springs Wedding by Willhouse

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Dress: Jcrew www.jcrew.com
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade www.katespade.com
Bride’s ring: Mociun www.mociun.com/jewelry/
Groom’s suit: Zara http://www.zara.com/us/
Groom’s shoes: Tom Black www.mooshoes.com
Venue: Casa Verona Palm Springs
Getting Ready Location: Ace Hotel Palm Springs
Day of Coordinator: Chelsea at Hello Gem www.hellogem.com
Invitations: Hello Gem www.hellogem.com
Hair and Make-up: 10.11 www.1011makeup.com
Table and Chair Rentals: Modi Supply www.modieventsupply.com
Flowers: The Urban Gardener www.urbangardenernewportbeach.com
Catering: The Lime Truck www.thelimetruck.com
Bar: Shake Bar Service www.shakebartenders.com
Cocktail Appetizers: Floral Kitchen www.floralkitchen.com
Desserts: Over the Rainbow Bakery www.romanblas.com
Handmade Pottery: T_S Pottery

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