wedding postcard from – Elysian Park, Los Angeles

November 10, 2008

Saturday was a gorgeous day in Los Angeles, at the Grace E. Simons Lodge?tucked into?Eylsian Park. ?Once I arrived, it was hard to even imagine that a huge city lay outside of the periphery of treetops. ?Behind the lodge, a terraced and landscaped area perfect for portraits against the bridge, the brightly green waters flowing, and flowers.
Incorporating vintage elements family heirlooms, recreating Scott’s grandfather’s traditional shirt, a glance at an antique pocketwatch, Zoey’s grandmother’s necklace woven into the bouquet. And little quirky bits of their personalities came through, in tiered presentations of delectable cupcakes at each table, a monkey cake topper, and cast of Pez dispenser characters for each guest.

The ceremony was held at the base of the water, and two good friends joined forces to officiate, repurposing a business book, to hold their notes and vows. ?After the celebrations inside the Lodge,?Zoey and Scott made their exit in a classic Rolls Royce. ?Off to enjoy their honeymoon in New Zealand.

Wonderful working with rebel Los Angeles wedding planner Laura Guerrie of Rebel Belle Weddings, who kept things going smoothly all day. A few favorites from the wedding: