Greetings sweet readers,
Can I just say how much I admire Melissa Brandman ability to capture (oh so beautifully I might add) the amazing moments between a couple. This wedding between Brittany and John is radiating love. These two are so happy, they are seriously giddy, and it shows. Los Angeles River Center and Gardens all lit up at night is a stunning backdrop to what I can only imagine was a day filled with love and laughter.
From the Bride:
“My inspiration came from the beautiful colors found in peacock feathers. I’m Jewish and my husband is Croatian. We decided to have a traditional Jewish ceremony but we wanted to incorporate several Croatian traditions to include his culture. For example, In a Jewish ceremony, a Kiddush cup is used to drink the wine, but we also used a traditional Croatian Bukara. Also, during the ceremony the rabbi recites seven blessings. The rabbi suggested that we ask seven of our closest family and friends to offer their own personal blessing after he recited the Jewish seven blessings. My husband’s aunt from Bosnia, his godfather, cousin, and grandmother from Serbia shared their personal blessings during the ceremony. It was beautiful!!
The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens is a magical place to have a wedding. We didn’t want the standard 4 hour wedding – we wanted to party all night! We also didn’t want the typical hotel or banquet hall setting. We wanted something different, something unique. The LA River Center is an incredible venue. There is a gorgeous fountain in the middle of the courtyard, the gardens are manicured beautifully, the trees are lit with mini lights, and the buildings are Mission style with beautiful Mexican tile floors. You also have the venue for 12 hours, you can use 3 separate areas, and there’s an indoor area in case of rain. I’ve lived in LA my entire life, and both my husband and I have worked at several events in LA, and neither one of us had ever heard of The LA River Center and Gardens. It’s an amazing find!! Definitely check it out!!!”
Congratulations you two, many happy years!
Photography: Melissa Brandman Venue: Los Angeles River Center and Gardens Florist: Marcia Mccann Videographer: Jim Murray Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop Caterer: Passion Fruit Catering Gown: Lovella Bridal by Ines di Santo Stationery: Debbie Wright Make-up Artist: Mariah Nicole Hair Designer: Ashley at Howard Kurtz Salon Officiant: Rabbi Bruce Raff Photobooth Company: Get in the Groove Entertainment