I met Stephanie and her mom back in January, when they had already gotten plenty of their planning behind them for the big day in June. Steph had already booked several of her vendors, including the venue, the Four Seasons Westlake Village. She definitely had a clear vision for her wedding, that incorporated her love of fairy tale Europe, and also the colors eggplant and gold…..and the day came together to a T! Below are a few of my favorite images from the day, shot by Michael Brannigan from David Michael Photography:
I love this picture for two reasons. One, it shows the adorable pajama outfits that Stephanie bought for all of her bridesmaids. Two, it shows how AWESOME her bridesmaids were at every turn…..helping her put on her shoes was just one of the many many things they were on top of!
After their first look, Stephanie and Seth took some time out for some couples portraits. The Four Seasons has such gorgeous grounds, there are a million backdrops to choose from…..my favorite being the pagoda below:
Steph and Seth had such a chic-looking bridal party…..that deep rich color of the eggplant dresses made me swoon!!
Lindy at Commerce Flowers really did an outstanding job with the florals…..I couldn’t get over those eggplant mini callas tucked in Steph’s bridal bouquet!
I found that huge smile on Stephanie’s face coming down the aisle so endearing…..she was SO excited to finally marry the man of her dreams!
And Seth waited for Stephanie, equally as excited!!
A great fishbowl shot of the gorgeous gazebo area!
The brand new Mr and Mrs!
A few of Steph’s DIY ceremony details…..her and her mom put thought into every last aspect of the wedding!
I just had to fit this picture in somewhere……Steph’s dad holding on to God’s perfect food: the mini-slider:
I’ll start the reception details off with Steph’s DIY castle that sat atop of the escort card setup. Steph has a special place for Europe, specifically Prague, in her heart…..she even get engaged there! So she knew she definitely wanted to bring in some of that old European feel into her wedding vision.
Steph’s DIY table names…..black and white photos of different cities in Europe:
The DIY menus sat inside napkins that topped off the gold-rimmed chargers. It was all finished off by a tiny sprig of greenery, bringing in a bit of color pop onto each placesetting!
Her awe-inspiring centerpieces, made by Commerce Flowers, complemented the tablescapes and room perfectly. The amber uplighting really added a warm glow to the ballroom, while letting those AMAZING chandeliers do their sparkly thing!
This has to be one of my favorite cake table setups of all time…..the cake literally looked like it was sitting in a bed of grass that was adorned with blooms!
A big thank you to Michael Brannigan for allowing me to showcase this beautiful wedding!
Steph and Seth: Thank you SO much for allowing me to be a part of your perfect day…..there was no bigger pay-off than seeing your happy faces when seeing the ballroom for the first time!! I wish you both the very best!!
And Phyllis…….I will miss you dearly, it was SUCH a pleasure to work with you every step of the way as well!!