Tina and Jonathan’s stunning Los Angeles wedding at Vibiana was absolutely amazing! They used their combined love of music as a tasteful, classic design element that ran throughout the event to create a personal celebration that told their story in a beautiful way. Callaway Gable (we’re big fans here at Junebug) captured all of the details and sweet moments of the day.
The Goals: Our main priority during our wedding planning process was to make sure it was an easy and pleasant process. We both had hectic work schedules at the time – I commuted over 3 hrs a day to and from work so it was important that we had someone help us. Having a helpful, knowledgeable wedding planner was critical for us. We needed help translating our ideas into the dream wedding we wanted! Another priority for us was to have an amazing photographer that would help us capture every single detail for our wedding. Wedding pictures last beyond a lifetime, so we placed high importance on finding the right person/team to do that for us. And Callaway Gable was perfect!
The Vision: My husband Jon is a very talented violinist and actually majored in music in college. Music, piano specifically, was also a huge part of my life growing up. Because both families have a deep love for music, we wanted to incorporate it into our wedding as a design element. We incorporated a music stand for our guests to sign. Our sign-in book was a leather-bound musical notes journal. Family members helped put together the DIY musical note flowers that were placed on the reception tables. The guest escort cards also were music themed and were hanging off of golden vintage gate doors.
The Look: Originally, I was planning to rent a wedding gown from a boutique in downtown Los Angeles but stumbled across the beautiful Paloma Blanca dress during my visit home to Portland for Thanksgiving. I couldnt pass the dress up. I did make a couple tweaks to the dress to make it more my style. I removed layers of tulle underneath the dress to make it less ballgown-like, added a sweetheart neckline and crystal sash. For the reception, I found the amazing Adrianna Papell dress on Nordstrom’s website. The look of the dress was perfect for our reception vision.
Jon wore a BOSS Black suit, which was very special because it was a gift from my mom. My husband loves this suit because its the first suit that fits him to a tee. The bridesmaids wore a purple (my favorite color!) Donna Morgan dress from Nordstrom.
The Moments: My favorite part of our wedding day was actually the moment that Jon and I had our first look. I was not expecting him to be emotional or cry but it was a very intimate and special moment that we shared together, before the wedding ceremony. The best part was that our wonderful wedding photographers were able to capture that moment so now we have it forever.
Our biggest wedding planning success was hiring Katie Lee from Bella Destinee. Seriously, we would not have been able to pull off our wedding without her. She was our lifesaver.
Thank you Tina and Jonathan! What a gorgeous wedding day!