Elizabeth and Bert at The Biltmore

Liz and Bert got married on Halloween, but you would never know it. Liz wanted a classic white and green color scheme. As an interior designer, she had such amazing taste and it was fun to select beautiful elements like brass vases and monogrammed napkins with her. She chose The Biltmore in Santa Barbara since she wanted her friends and family to enjoy the best of the West Coast weather and views by selecting the Coral Casino side of the property. If you want to see more of this wedding you can check it out on 100 Layer Cake here.

Photography by Annie McElwain 

Florals by Brown Paper Design 

Paper by Copper Willow Paper Studio 

Rentals by Classic Party Rentals 

Linens by La Tavola 

Tanya and Aaron at The LA Athletic Club

When I met Tanya we had an instant connection – it was like chatting with an old friend. I understood what she wanted and she was totally on board with my recommendations. Tanya and Aaron are both architects and really care about design, which is why they selected The Los Angeles Athletic Club due to its rich history and newly renovated event space. Their ceremony was a lovely one at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, which is one of the prettiest ones I have ever seen. On their wedding day, it rained and Tanya and Aaron took it in stride, laughing throughout their photos. They didn’t let the rain dampen their day at all! Here are some of my favorite photos from their big day!

Tanya and Aaron Wedding Video

Photography by Annie McElwain
Florals by Honey and Poppies
Videography by Max and Molly
Music by The Flashdance

Engagement Session – Chloe and Mike

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