Real Weddings: Kristen + Sean

We have such an uber-gorgeous, magazine-worthy wedding for you today featuring some of our favorite vendors.

Kristen and Sean were married at the amazing La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes, CA and the fabulous Next Exit Photography captured some of the most beautiful and romantic photos ever.  Rebecca & Miki from Duet Weddings worked with Kristen and Sean throughout their planning process to create a truly stunning event.

Los Angeles Wedding Photography Next Exit

Kristen is radient in her Oscar de la Renta gown, purchased from R-Mine Bridal Couture in Studio City, CA.

Strapless Sweetheart Neckline

Such beautiful shots of Kristen and Sean getting ready – Christine Turner and Angelique Stanford from The Vanity Studio worked their magic on Kristen’s makeup and hair!  The bridesmaids wore baby pink Jenny Yoo gowns, and Kristen’s ensemble was completed by strappy gold Jimmy Choo heels.




Kristen and Sean’s stationery really set the tone for the event.  Laura Hooper designed and created absolutely gorgeous letterpress calligraphy invitations.  The crystal drop detail and map insert add a uniqueness to the classic folio.



More stunning paper goodness – the programs, escort cards, place cards, and menus are from Laura’s Venice Invitation Suite and are lettered in Bickham script.  The swirl detail matched perfectly with Kristen and Sean’s theme and notice the beautiful hanging crystals on the escort card tree and the bow and crystal on the menu, both echoing the invitation.  Fabulous attention to detail by Kristen, Rebecca, and Miki!





I have to admit that when I see these adorable little girls, it makes me sigh.  Flower girls are so adorable carrying their little baskets and looking like princesses!





I am a flower person, I admit it.  Yes, they are perishable and yes they are expensive.  But when they are done to perfection they are simply exquisite.  Bobbe Vagel of BV Floral Concepts did a supurb job with this event – each and every item is amazing.  I especially love the ring pillow and the floating petals in the fountains.  Nothing was left unfinished.






The reception, catered by the New York Food Company, featured varying sizes of tables and heights of centerpieces.  Some with branches, some low and lush.



New York Food Company also created this gorgeous cake, using the scrollwork from the invitations, provided by Laura, and edible “crystals”.


La Venta is so visually beautiful – but with lighting provided by Rainbow Sound and Lights, the overall effect is breathtaking.

Crystal and Candle Wedding Decor

La Venta Inn Wedding Reception

Cake TableLos Angeles Wedding Portraits

Such a cute shot – look at the grin on Sean’s face!

Los Angeles Wedding Portraits Next Exit

Favorite. Portrait. EVER.


Cat and Adi, thank you so much for sharing this amazing event with us.  More of Kristen and Sean’s wedding can be found on the Next Exit blog.