The Couple: Lauren and Parker
The Wedding: 4.10.10 - Temescal Gateway Park, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA
What three adjectives that best describe your wedding? Personal, joyful, vibrant
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? I think the style of our wedding just sort of naturally evolved, and as we chose different pieces, it really ended up exuding our personalities. There was a lot of imperfection, mismatched pieces, bursts of rich color and thrifted items collected over time - most pieces were very inexpensive and were recycled either when we got them or definitely after the wedding. We wanted it to feel really creative and fun, and be celebratory yet relaxed, so our guests could just enjoy themselves. Of course we picked through creative wedding and design blogs (and Anthropologie store windows!) for inspiration, but we tried to put our mark on every idea we borrowed to make sure it was still true to us.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? We really have no regrets about our wedding! The fruition of all our planning and the little details exceeded our expectations when it was all put together on the Big Day. Most of all, I think our best decision was to really make it about us and our marriage, and not give into an industry that tends to make the wedding seem like it should be the biggest focus of this season of life. This mindset carried throughout our wedding style and the vibe of our whole wedding week. We weren’t stressed about making every little thing perfect, we had so much fun doing lots of creative projects ourselves and with friends, and everything about our wedding reflected who we are as a couple. It was so fun to share that with our closest friends and family. Although our food was delish and our reception dancing was rockin’, the ceremony and our personal vows to each other will always be the most meaningful part of the whole wedding experience. That’s what it’s all really about.
Wedding color palette: Blood orange, deep teal, and dark marine blue
Photographer: Michael Chan of The Image Is Found
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Temescal Gateway Park
Officiant: Joseph Barkley, the couple's Pastor at Ecclesia Church
Invitation Designer: The couple's own unique design created by friend, Jon Rueger
Catering: Sauce featuring chef Sassan Rostamian
Florist: Debbie Fields of Floral Fields
Cake: Buttercake Bakery
Wedding dress: Pronovias
Bridesmaid’s apparel and accessories: Their own dresses based on a color swatch sent from the bride, rings by Manic Trout
Groom and groomsmen apparel: Suits by Zara
Hair and make-up: Alba Gonzales
DJ: A friend of the couple
Rings: Bridal Rings Company and Icing on the Ring
Guests' Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Marina del Rey
Thank you so much Lauren and Parker! What a fun day!
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