I met Kristen and Michael some time ago and right away, knew I was going to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this wedding. Not only are they a super sweet couple, Kristen did such an amazing job at all the details for their ceremony and reception. Kristen’s attention to detail came out in this kitchen chic theme as a tribute to Michael, a fantastic chef. Every detail was such a feast for my photographers’ eye.
The day started with Kristen getting ready at the Belamar Hotel on Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach. They did a first look at the hotel with family portrait time before heading over to a beautiful intimate ceremony at Library Park in El Segundo. Their reception consisted of a gorgeous sit down dinner at the Tin Roof Bistro, which was held in a wonderful room just off the courtyard. The details at the reception were some of the best things to photograph: a fabulous dessert bar with Krispy Kreme donuts and cupcakes from Hot Cakes Bakes in Culver City. Her favorite book, Pride and Prejudice, had pages strung together like flags decorating the windows. Each table consisted of a beautiful hand made sign with a table number that was important to them as a couple, such as Table 4, which was the date in October that they had their first date. The reply cards were fill in the blank cards which were funny and heartfelt to read. The favors consisted of their guests that sent in recipes and were then distributed back out for everyone to enjoy. Kristen’s dad even brought a little bit of Colorado with him by making the bark candle tea light holders for each table. Just beautiful!
It was such an honor to be part of their special day – thank you, Kristen and Michael and congratulations!