When I spoke to Christine and Abdul during their DTLA engagement session, they were so excited about what they had planned. And when the time finally came for their big day, I loved seeing their vision come to life. They got ready at the contemporary venue in Koreatown called The Line Hotel where cemented walls were beautifully exposed.
And then they move to HNYPT, a nondescript venue in downtown Los Angeles on the outside, but beautifully exposed bricks on the inside. Oh, the decor was just magical, and full of DIY by the bride herself! Christine looked absolutely amazing in her flowing tulle dress and her hot pink Converse sneakers matching Abdul’s black sneakers. Okay, they’re officially too cool for me, haha.
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!