As you know, Los Angeles is a huge city with so many interesting nooks and crannies that goes undiscovered. Sara and Paul’s urban wedding took place in such a location. In an industrial area right by a Los Angeles River bridge is a warehouse that recently got turned into awesome event venue, to which they call Elysian.
Paul and Sara’s wedding was a fairly small gathering full of close friends and families. Both the bride and groom got ready at the venue, and spirits were high as both expressed how excited, yet slightly nervous, they were while getting ready. But all changed when they saw each other during their First Looks.
Their wedding was such a fun event to photograph. They are such a down to Earth couple who simply wanted to get married and celebrate with their loved ones, while not taking things so seriously. I mean, their First Dance was unexpected, their wedding cake had bears as their wedding toppers, and their deserts were cookies and milk. Yum!
When Claudia opened her hotel door for us, she was nothing but smiles. In her ‘bride’ robe, she generated such a calming spirit while the rest of the room was in a level of hyper-excitement for the day coming. Each of the bridesmaids marked their territory in the room, for which they can doll themselves up – there were even five girls in the bathroom at one point, haha. All their work paid off, as everyone, especially Claudia, looked gorgeous!
It has been a year since seeing Mark and Claudia last. We had met up at a park in Whittier to photograph their engagement session. Claudia had the brilliant idea of photographing it during the same time of year as the wedding so that the photos will coordinate better with the wedding. How right she was! During the ceremony at the Friendly Hills Country Club, their friends and family had a beautiful view to look at – a wonderful couple that’s about to tie the knot in front of clouds of green and orange, like in a dream…
Thank you, Claudia and Mark, for having me photograph your special day!