Katie and Ben’s wedding at Madera Kitchen is an incredible inspiration for couples who are planning a city wedding! Taking place in one of Hollywood’s busiest areas, this wedding had the chic sophistication of a modern, urban wedding with a romantic and earthy twist. Working with their expert planner and our in house planner, Jennifer of Weddings by Jennifer Laskey, the couple chose a neutral color palette that allowed the colors and architectural details of the first look location, venue, and surrounding neighborhood to really pop. Wisteria Lane Flowers stayed true to their vision with white rose bouquets and an incredible garland installation above the ceremony space. Hats off to Jenna Bechtolt Photography, whose eye for detail brought to life the charm and sophistication of this LA wedding! Click here for the full feature.
If your budget doesn’t allow for a wedding planner, I would highly highly recommend a day of planner. As our wedding was a weekend event, the party we threw on Saturday was sans planner and incredibly stressful. I ended up spending most of the day leading up to the party juggling logistics rather than spending quality time with our guests. Our wedding day was a completely different story as Jenn had everything covered. Ben and I were able to place all of our focus on the day. I can’t imagine what a different experience our entire wedding process and most especially wedding day would have been without her.
Special thanks to the wedding team for such an incredible evening:
Photography – Jenna Bechtolt Photography
Event Planning – Weddings by Jennifer Laskey
Venue – Madera Kitchen
Getting Ready / First Look Hotel – Mama Shelter
Floral Design – Wisteria Lane Flowers
Donuts – Donut Friend
Videography – James Pettigrew
Paper Goods Design – Mary Aldon
Makeup Artist – Katie Leonard Makeup
Hair Styling – Kyle Hennessey
Wedding Dress – Amsale via Glamour Closet