Monday, September 24, 2012

melissa + garland

08.03.12 -- I had the honor and privilege of coordinating Melissa & Garland's wedding this past August.  It was my first event to kick off the "school year" (working for a university I still think in terms of school years) so there was a lot more mental preparation going into this event just because I had a more relaxed summer doing more research and design work than actual event coordination.  It was long, but completely God-centered wedding, and we only had a couple snags along the way.

The wedding took place at the Vibiana downtown, a Los Angeles Cultural Monument, and L.A.'s first cathedral.  A beautiful venue in and of itself, the hall is completely transformed when the sun goes down and the colored lighting highlight the architectural columns and details of the space.  

My favorite detail was the white cherry blossom trees that Garland and Melissa brought in to frame the aisle and line the sides of the room.  They helped create a more intimate and elegant feel to the space.  Simple potted orchids served as the centerpieces and hand sewn table runners were just a small detail that kept the tables from looking empty.  

The reception started off with an incredibly energetic and choreographed first dance by the couple, whose energy carried the guests to the dance floor by the end of the evening.  It was a great time for everyone there.

Thank you, Melissa and Garland, for giving me the opportunity to share in your special day!  Hope you're both enjoying married life! 

All photos are courtesy of Nate Goins Photography. For more photos, click here.

Venue: Vibiana, Nicole Kingston
Lounge Furniture: AFR Furniture Rental, Rhonda Boyer
Catering: Jay's Catering, Patti Robledo
Photography: Nate Goins Photography
Video: Anthony Ma
Lighting & Audio: Amber Events
Officiant: Kenny Peavy