On Instagram I asked if you wanted to see more pictures of our wedding and 100% of you voted YES. I was honestly surprised but very flattered. With that, I shared some of my favorite pics and a few snippets below!
Ian and I were married in Los Angeles on November 11, 2017. We wanted our wedding to be outside and Southern California seemed like the perfect place + that’s where we met and spent most of our time. We were sealed in the Los Angeles Temple (you can read more about that here) and had our reception at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.
First, let’s talk about what I cared about most…the dresses. I knew this would stress me out because I liked so many different dresses and styles. Penelope, a Utah dressmaker, made my ideas come to life. I opted for a short dress for day with tiered tulle, lace sleeves, a high neck, ruffles and pearls…duh!! I wore it with these shoes and I still get so many compliments on them.
For nighttime, I went with a fully beaded dress with bell sleeves, a slim belt and a removable organza bustle. I was inspired by a few dresses I found on Pinterest, but I kept coming back to this one. This dress was so heavy…you have no idea. I kind of felt like we could barely move when we had our first dance because it was so heavy ha. I loved it so so much but do think it’s hard to see how much of a stunner it was in pictures. For the exit, I went with a blue (something blue!) dress with ruffle details and a big bow! I begged and begged Ian for these shoes to go with the dress and luckily he caved.
I was adamant about having a sit down dinner. I don’t know what it is, but I think it elevates the occasion a bit more. Both of us are big Mexican food fans so we opted for chips, salsa and guac as a starter along with a Mexican caesar salad, fresh fruit and fajitas for the main course. For dessert we had our SusieCakes wedding cake and chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. When the dance party started we broke out the cans of Diet Coke and Dr. Pepper…because I’m addicted.
The day before the wedding we took pictures at Griffith Observatory (remember La La Land?) and there were thousands of people there. It was crazy! You wouldn’t know it from the pictures, but we definitely had an audience.
It was a dream day and I felt so loved having all of our family and friends there to celebrate with us. Ian and I still sometimes stop and say, “wait, we’re married?” It’s so surreal to find that perfect person for you and to get to be with them and love them forever. I’m the luckiest and am so glad we finally found each other!
Real talk…I’m a hardcore perfectionist and if something doesn’t go right, I dwell on it. I let it control me and it totally affects my mood. Let me just say, I LOVED our wedding and that day I let things go, but I’m not going to say that it was perfect and everything turned out exactly how I wanted. However, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to not dwell on things I can’t change, so I’m doing my best to not dwell on it!
One tip I will share is that I would definitely have a longer engagement. I thought I could do it all in two months, but I think I was wrong. Also, weddings are expensive (obvi)! I tried to compromise on things but definitely went over budget. Maybe eloping would have been a good idea…kidding!
See below for details on vendors.
Photography: Kenzie Victory
Flowers: Ella Rose Floral
Invitations: Robinson Press
Ian’s Tux: Hugo Boss
Rentals: Archive Rentals
Linens: La Tavola Linens
I know I didn’t include everything, so if you have any additional questions or want more details, let me know!