Hire a chef or caterer that excels at the type of food you’re looking for rather than pushing them to do something out of their comfort zone. Sure a sushi chef can likely make a decent pasta, but do you really want “decent” pasta on your wedding day? Probably not. Instead find the chef that’s heart and soul lies in creating the perfect pasta. Or, if you don’t have a specific vision, allow the chef to guide you in the selections that he excels in ultimately ensuring the guests will have the best possible experience. For more tips on finding the perfect caterer, check out some tips from one of our all time fav caterers, Room Forty, here and here.
In June we worked with the loveliest of couples, Tess & Peter, two amazingly talented artists here in Los Angeles. The day was the perfect blend of Peter’s Louisiana roots complete with Po Boys and Beignets and Tess’s vision of a comfortable yet timeless wedding day. We found the most gorgeous Gatsbyesque home in Bel Air with an amazing view of the downtown skyline and surrounded by the beautiful gardens. Design wise, we played off of the existing era of the home while creating a residential vibe with luxe linens, woods, vintage mirrors and old golds, while bringing a modern twist with orchids of all varieties and white ceramics mixed in. In the end, the day was comfortable yet charming and overall felt like a wonderful yet effortless dinner party.
The couple hired one of our favorite photography teams, Amy & Stuart, who gave us so many breathtaking images I had a very hard time narrowing them down, obviously…Enjoy!