Amy and David at Rancho Las Lomas

Amy and David love to travel, in fact, they met on a cruise ship where they worked together. Amy is an actress living in L.A. and David, from South Africa, decided to relocate to Southern California to be with the love of his life. Amy and David decided on the beautiful Rancho Las Lomas for their ceremony and reception and as you can see by these photos by Sergeant Photography, it was a great choice!

The ceremony and reception took place in a tent that High Society Wedding and Event Planning transformed into a romantic, vintage, Bohemian wonderland. The hanging flowers from the ceiling of the tent are actually hand-stained coffee filters (a labor of love)! Inviting Occasion, once again, went above and beyond to produce the most beautiful floral arrangements of dusty green, blush and white, while incorporating some elements like burlap and bark that worked so well with rustic nature of Rancho Las Lomas.  And the floral archway! Gorgeous!

 

Photography: Sergeant Photography • Venue: Rancho Las Lomas • Event Planning: Brandi Smith of High Society  • Floral and Decor: Larrissa of Inviting Occasion • Vintage Rentals: Jeni Maus, Found Rentals • Catering: 24 Carrots • Video: Neighbors Video,  Tim Neighbors • Cake: Superfine Bakery • Hair by Jessica Krueger • Makeup by Alana Dawn • Photobooth: Shutterbooth • Lighting: The Event Co.

Cyndie and Philip

Cyndie and Philip Real Wedding at Villa Sancti Malibu

After Phil and Cyndie met and studied together in college, life led them to unfortunately begin their careers on different coasts. Fatefully in 2005, their college reunion in Los Angeles brought them back together for a chance at love. They easily became best friends and started a relationship that would evolve into the most important one of their lives.

Cyndie came home one day to find Phil making dinner and was asked to let the dogs out to the backyard. As she entered the backyard, she found a romantic phrase “Will you marry me?” carved into pumpkins, set up on the lawn. In shock, Cyndie turned around to find Phil on one knee with a gorgeous ring in hand. This creative idea was a perfect way to signify their love as Phil and Cyndie first met during her freshmen year of college at a pumpkin carving event. She said yes!

Though times were difficult for Cyndie and Phil, as Phil’s mother was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer and Phil’s father had reunited with him after fifteen years, they proceeded with their gorgeous wedding. Bright yellows, stunning golds and soothing teals set the tone for this romantic, outdoor ceremony at Villa Sancti Di Bella Vista, Malibu, Ca. Cyndie’s astounding Ian Stuart wedding dress glistened in the sunset and was gracefully perfect for their choreographed first dance. Marianne Lozano caught amazing photos from their special day, one that represents the start to a loving and successful marriage. Congratulations to this beautiful couple!

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Ceremony and Reception Venue: Villa Sancti Di Bella Vista, Malibu, Ca • Photographer: Marianne Lozano Photography • Wedding Consultant: Pink by Echo • Florist: Commerce Flowers • Rentals: Classic Party Rentals • Lighting: Props Productions • Linens: Designer Specialty Linens • Invitations: Indian Wedding Card • Caterer: 24 Carrots • Cake: Jamaica’s Cakes • Entertainment: Props Productions (DJ/MC) • Entertainment: Pat Maki (Four String Quartet) • Photobooth: Cheesy Photobooths • Videographer: Cloud 9 Cinematography • Limousine: ACE Transportation • Gown Designer: Ian Stuart • Formal Wear: 2000 Dreams Bridal and Calvin Klein • Wedding Rings: Blue Nile • Hair and Makeup: Theresa Huang

 

Dieu and Greg’s Wedding at the Natural History Museum

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This unique wedding at The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History was transformed into a gorgeous royal happening by Along Came Mary for Dieu, Greg and their beloved guests. Robert Evans, owner of Robert Evans Studios, captured all the couple’s gorgeous and very memorable wedding photos.  The photos captivate and guide you through the event as if you were a guest of honor. The significance of the venue, the gorgeous formal ambience, the respect between family members and the loving wedding customs are beautifully depicted in each photograph. Read an interview from the bride dishing out all of the elegant details and view all of the dazzling photos below.

 

Dieu & Greg

Wedding Date: 1/12/2013
Ceremony: St Anthony’s Catholic Church, Los Angeles, CA
Reception: The Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Honeymoon: Pre-wedding engagement trip for three weeks in Vietnam to introduce Greg and his parents to my relatives in Vietnam and to throw a huge engagement party. Stayed at the Six Sense Con Dao for the relaxing part of it.

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography
How did you meet?

We both went to Pomona College but never met while we were enrolled. I was even friends with his college girlfriend and never once laid eyes on him. Years later, we were introduced at a korean barbeque dinner by another Pomona College graduate who was a dear friend to each of us. After dinner, we went to sing karaoke and I remember leaning in to the mutual friend and saying ‘I think your friend is into me.’ We had our first date two days later and that dear friend was our best man.

Describe the proposal.

I live to plan things and I had planned a great trip to a couple cities in Europe. We started out in London visiting friends, then up to Solihull for a day long tour and driving adventure at the Land Rover factory , a stop in Birmingham to watch a friend DJ on the Katy Perry tour . Then we flew over to Reims to have a romantic stay at Les Crayeres and a private tour of the most wonderful champagne producers in the Champagne valley and, naturally, outrageous dinners. By this point in the trip, it was the first break I had planned and all I wanted to do was sleep. Turns out he’d been hoping to just find the right moment to propose and if not sooner, at the very least, perhaps at Les Crayeres but I was so sleep deprived that I wouldn’t open my eyes, thereby missing waking up to a proposal and an engagement ring. Long story short, it was the last few hours of our trip, we were now in Paris, on our way back to the hotel to tidy up before going to dinner and leaving on a 3am flight to Los Angeles. We bought one of those love locks from a street vendor and wrote our initials on it. Greg knelt down to lock it on the bridge over the Seine, I turned to throw the key into the river, and when I turned back, he had the engagement ring in hand!

Robert Evans Photography

What inspired your wedding theme/colors/details?

The reception venue inspired everything. With the Beaux Arts style of the museum, I really wanted the wedding to be formal but also have an overall tone and feel of the 1920s with free-form feeling florals, dark purples, shiny golds, and richness in textures. I studied book arts in college and so printed matter was an important detail. I designed and hand painted all of the wedding invitations in purple and and had them all printed in gold foil. They really are spectacular invitations.

 

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Is the location significant?

We go to the museum every year. I love taxidermy, dinosaurs, bugs, precious stones, metals, and history so we end up going to natural history museums all around the world. It had been the very beginning of our wedding venue search when it was time for our annual museum visit and the minute we walked into the space, we both knew instantly we were going to bring everybody to party there.

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography


What wedding details were the most unique?

Major items: hand painted wedding invitations with gold foil embossing, the Natural History Museum, black tie, and the linens for everything was very patterned and textural.

Our wedding flow was very typical but the spaces were all spectacular or meaningful, Catholic wedding performed at my childhood church, shuttles to the reception, cocktail hour in a stained glass domed rotunda, and dinner and dancing in the west african mammal hall. Guests were free to walk around the museum all night and view the exhibitions at their leisure. I’ve seen so many friends with new facebook profile pictures, wearing tuxes or gowns, holding martini glasses with taxidermy! We also had a glut of shiny going on in our outfits. My manicure was done at Marie Nails and my manicurist hand-placed and completely covered my nails in pale blue, white gold, and silver holograms, then hand painted the letters MRS H in gothic lettering on my left hand. This took 2.5 hours to position ever hologram and paint the lettering. Those nails stopped people and received compliments for weeks afterwards. The photography was also super important. My oldest sister used to work for a company working on hand bound wedding albums and so when it came time to talk about the wedding photographer, I told her how much I loved black and white photos for weddings. We both remembered the one photo of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston cutting the cake and so I went on the Google hunt for the photographer. Needless to say, I was thrilled when I found Robert Evans‘ name and that he was in Southern California. It was our first meeting with a photographer and such an easy meeting that we didn’t even bother to hold meetings with any other photographers.

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Robert Evans Photography

Bridal Gown: Priscilla of Boston [no longer in business]
Shoes: Valentino
Cake/Dessert Bar: Along Came Mary
Caterer: Along Came Mary
Photographer: Robert Evans
DJ/Band: Stevie Kream and Yung Skeeter
Florist: Along Came Mary
Décor: Along Came Mary
Groomswear: Ralph Lauren
Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent The Runway
Makeup: Kat Laskey
Hair: Kat Laskey
Nails: Marie Nails
Invites and Programs Design: The Bride, Dieu Ha
Invites and Programs Printing: Aardvark Press
Guest Book: Kolo Albums, Perfect Shot Photo Booth
Lighting: Along Came Mary
Linens: Along Came Mary
Officiant: Father Mate Bizaca
Planner: Penny Barr, Along Came Mary

Elizabeth and Jamie

Their story: Jamie’s passion as a writer led him to LA and Elizabeth’s love for Jamie side tracked her from moving to France after college. Fast forward seven years to a meeting of hearts and minds and we arrive at Rancho Dos Pueblos.

Their ceremony took place under 200 year old sycamore trees that seemingly grow together, highlighted by the poignant reading of Captain Corellis Mandolin.

Flowers were chosen thoughtfully – lavender representing France, the thistle, an ode to the bride’s Scottish heritage, acorn tops from childhood, and cotton hand-picked in North Carolina by the bride’s mother.

Elizabeth, a clothing designer, enjoyed creating a lot of the details that helped make the day unique. Hand dyed lace table runners, photo booth back drop, tags for the honey favors, and scrolls that acted as escort cards with a unique quote for each guest. All of these visions were enhanced by the Event Designer and Ranch Manager, Tricia Fountaine. Her unbridled creativity took Elizabeth and Jamie’s imagination to the moon and back transforming the ranch into a world where it seemed as if all of these magical touches were there all along. Tricia designed the floral arrangements and created a beautiful cotton wreath that hung in the barn.

Jamie and Elizabeth often express that it was as if the stars aligned on this special day. From the very beginning of the planning process things fell easily into place and lasting relationships were made with all the people they were lucky to work with.

 

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Photographer: Caroline Tran, carolinetran.net • Wedding Planning & Production: Kelly Oshiro Design, kellyoshirodesign.comFlorals, Event Design, Props, Draping, China: Tricia Fountaine, triciafountaine.comVenue:  Ranch dos Pueblos • Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone, clairepettibone.com  • Rentals: Town & Country Event Rentals, townandcountryeventrentals.comLighting: Ambient Event Design, ambientevent.comDJ: Johnny Hawkes, • Catering: Bread & Wine Catering, breadandwinecatering.comCake: Christine Dahl, antabarbaracakes.comBathroom: Hollywood Honeywagon, hollywoodhoneywagon.comTransportation: STA, sta-ips.comMake up Artist: Kelly Shew • Hair Stylist: Sunny Lee • Invitations and Programs: Invitesite, invitesite.comCeremony and Cocktail Music: Javier Orman and Tom Farrell.

 

Frances and Chris

Our story:
I was not the girl who grew up picturing her wedding and planning for the big day all my life. So when the time came, I had no idea what I was going to do. I could not have executed everything without my aunt Ycela (or Chela as I lovingly call her). With every idea I had she was there to help make it happen and to problem solve when there was a dilemma. She is incredible.

After all the hard work and planning, the day arrived and I was incredibly excited to see everything I had envisioned all put together. I wanted everyone to have an amazing time and to see and appreciate all the little personal touches. The day was perfect. Seeing every detail from the paper dahlia napkin rings and boxed chocolate favors to the star lanterns and signature cocktails was simply breathtaking. I would not have changed a thing. I got to marry my best friend in the world and share the day with our closest friends and wonderful family.

 

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venue: Hartley Botanica – Somis DJ: Bruce Barrios caterer Command Performance photographer: sun-dance photography florist: Yamaguchi’s cake: Bread Basket dress: Sottero & Midgley bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal veil: SUnique Boutique, beading done by Frances {bride} and Aunt Chela shoes: Christian Louboutin