Almost two years ago I was the photographer for Joy’s sister, and my friends, Rosa and her hubby Karl’s sweet wedding on the Chesapeake Bay. It was so much fun working with Joy on that wonderful day and I was beyond honored (frankly, blown away) when Joy asked if I would be her wedding photographer for her upcoming Los Angeles wedding. We started to talk about the details more than a year ago, so it was so exciting when the time finally came to travel. Ben and I have had the opportunity to visit San Diego, CA before, but this was our first trip to LA. Planning a mini-vacation after the wedding was exciting but I made sure Ben knew that if he was coming with me, he would also be my assistant for the wedding– and honestly? He was of course, wonderful. I was so thankful to have him by my side! And Rosa and Karl, the friends whose wedding I did two years ago- of course they were there, which made the experience that much more fun. Wait until I tell you I also got to work with one of my favorite local Maryland DJ’s for this wedding too! When I talked with my friend Ryan from Mixing Maryland about coming out to LA for this wedding too, I was so thrilled that it actually worked out! Needless to say, it was a great week. :)
Joy and Frankie’s wedding theme and title was aptly named, The Love Production. Their entire wedding took place in and around a working theatre in Los Angeles, The Warner Grand. Joy and Frankie both love old Hollywood glam and their vintage style and timeless details were perfectly woven throughout their entire wedding. Joy’s dress hung beautifully against the backdrop of the theatre’s art deco design.Frankie had Joy’s engagement ring made partially from an heirloom diamond and ruby from two of his family members. I love when already sentimental pieces have such added value!
I love this of Joy and her sister Rosa. The finishing touches. ;)It’s very faint, but you can see that Joy’s petticoat is light pink. :)
A sweet moment, as always. I can’t help but to love the First Glance.
We didn’t realize until half way into the bridal party portraits that this alley was someone’s “back yard”! Thanks again, kind Californians, for allowing us to do photos here! :)
We were able to sneak away to Averill Park in San Pedro to do portraits with Joy and Frankie. And I’m so glad we did!This next image is Ben’s! I love it! :)
Let’s just take a moment to talk about the California sun. It’s no wonder they write songs about it! Gorgeous!
Joy. Seriously. So beautiful!!
In lieu of a boutonner, Frankie donned a photo of his grandparents on their wedding day. Such a thoughtful touch.
The Warner Grand Theatre was just what Joy had dreamed for their “Love Production”.
Every detail was well thought-out for this Old Hollywood theatre production. Motion picture icons were the centerpiece of each table and the escort cards were ticket stubs for the show.
Such an epic cake with Joy & Frankie’s “Playbill”.Ryan and Kyle, of Mixing Maryland (so thankful that we ‘East-Coasters’ got to work this wedding together!), did an awesome job of keeping the party going!
The bride even got to do a little of her own DJ-ing! :)
Joy and Frankie, so many congratulations as your love story continues! Thank you SO much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding. I think I could live in California forever ;) but until then, I look forward to getting to visit you again sometime!