Athenaeum Wedding

With so many strapless wedding dress options, it is nice to see a Bride choose to wear straps.  This Amsale gown had a fun lattice tulle skirt, dramatic embellished flowers at the waistline and a plunging back.  Anne looked absolutely gorgeous and it suited her perfectly for an outdoor wedding in California.Athenaeum Wedding - Ang Weddings and Events - Next Exit Photography-1

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The colour palette for this summer wedding in Pasadena was green and white; always refreshing and light.

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The reception took place at The Athenaeum with its Mediterranean style architecture and timeless feel.   The gardens provided so many pretty backdrops for their portraits.

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Wedding favours were little pots of tea labelled "Love is Brewing".  In lieu of a guestbook, mad libs were provided for guests to have fun filling in the blanks.

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I loved how the paper lanterns and lights twinkled above as the guests danced the night away.  It was a day full of happiness and laughter.  Just as a wedding should be.

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Reception Venue: Athenaeum / Ceremony Venue: Holy Family / Photography: Next Exit Photography / Event Planning: Ang Weddings and Events / Floral Design: Mary Falkingham / Band: Art Deco / Hair: Leanne Gurmin / Makeup: Nicole Wittman / Gown: Amsale via Kleinfeld Bridal / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale via Bella Bridesmaids / Officiant: Father Christopher Speck / Lighting: Dolphin Party Rentals / String Trio: Flashback / Cake: Federico's / Chocolates: Mignon Chocolate / Favors: Idea Chic Invitation: Arthur's Invitations / Wedding Paperie: Designed by Bride's brother Mad Libs: The Trendy Sparrow

Cascade Bouquet

I may be yearning for Spring here with a fluid cascade bouquet from our Athenaeum Wedding.  I love the mix of different textures of the various flowers and elegant leafy tendrils.  Beautiful work by Mary Falkingham Floral Designs.green white cascade bouquet

Photography: Next Exit Photography / Bouquet: Mary Falkingham

Love in 2012

I often blog about wedding details, but at the end of the day, a wedding is about two people in love who are making a very special promise to each other.  Here are just a few of the amazing couples that we worked with in 2012.

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1. Karen Wise Photography  2. Karen Hill Photography  3. Maggie Marguerite Studios  4. Next Exit Photography  5. Brian Dorsey Studios

Sneak Peek of an Athenaeum Wedding

Last month Laureen and I managed to escape the NYC summer heat and hopped on a plane over to Pasadena, Los Angeles for Anne and Kevin's wedding at the Athenaeum.  We were lucky enough to have both Cat and Adi from Next Exit Photography work with us that day!  Here is a sneak peek of the wedding.  I still cannot get over the stunning Amsale gown, with the textured lattice covered tulle skirt and gorgeous neckline.  When Anne was choosing her wedding gown, her face always lit up when she put on a tulle gown.  Perhaps it was happy memories of her dancing as a child in tulle skirts.  This wedding was definitely full of happiness and love!

Photography: Next Exit Photography / Event Planning: Ang Wedding sand Events / Floral Design: Mary Falkingham / Venue: Athenaeum  / Hair: Leanne Gurmin / Makeup: Nicole Wittman / Gown: Amsale / Bridemaid Dresses: Amsale