There’s probably a gazillion reasons that I love Cynthia and Ron. No, really. No, seriously. They’re wonderful. Their love is infectious. It’s easy to capture, really easy to be around, and SUPER easy to witness. Their wedding day was like waking up love and telling him to pay attention. Magical. And there was nobody better to capture that story than Sarah K. Chen. These pictures are more than I’d hoped and prayed for. They are a pleasure to look at, because I get to remember all that the Second day of May entailed. Pictures of hope, of joy, of love. Ugh, I’m taken back just flipping through them. I can only ask that this re-kindles the love you have…
The backdrop to their big day was perfect: The Cravens Estate in Pasadena is a historic property now operating as the Red Cross building. It’s gorgeous interiors filled with antique accents and the grounds themselves were enough to get excited about- talk about the perfect blank slate!!
Did I mention I made these? Yep, In The Now Weddings proudly debuts their floral line!! Okay, okay, not entirely true, but I am now offering full event design to clients which includes floral design. Phew. This one was a bit nerve wracking, but with Cynthia’s trust and witty banter in her emails [all that signified and reiterated time and time again how much she truly trusted ME and my judgement, taste, talent… ], I knew I’d hit a home run. And I did! I have such a wonderful team!!
This feet shot, above, is becoming one of the most popular these days. I love Ron holding the bouquet. I love Cynthia’s deep red sassy shoes. I love it. Now, for their faces!!
Their DIY invite:
Here’s one of my centerpiece arrangements with the gorgeous estate as the backdrop:
Some stolen moments during the ceremony:
The untouched reception grounds:
Back to the VIPs of the day:
See what I mean? They are filled with infectious laughter!
I absolutely adore this “quiet” picture of Cynthia. Speaks volumes to me.
And of course WHO could forget the wedding party??
Her unbelievable bridesmaid dresses were hand-made with this lush green fabric she picked up in downtown Los Angeles. I had to convince her that deep red bouquets were the way to go for this classic color scheme- and that they wouldn’t look too “christmas-y”. SO glad she listened!!
During the “magic hour” they snuck out for more portraits!
One of Cynthia’s “must-take” pictures was a whole group shot from the balcony. My team and I are even in there, waving, from the back!
I’ll end the post with my two most FAVORITE portraits from the day. Something about them just are undeniably amazing:
Hope that your week is being filled with a love so unique, it can only be characterized as “yours”!