LA Bride and Groom
Down to earth no shortage of fun with these two. Their laughs and smiles were contagious. They had our team smiling along side with them.
Julie and James were incredibly sweet and hospitable throughout their wedding day.
We love photographing couples on their wedding day. Capturing the bride and groom in the moment is priceless and make for the best images to print or put into a custom wedding album.
Japanese rooftop ceremony Kyoto Gardens
Julie kept her groom waiting at the alter for his first look, creating an emotional moment for all. She was escorted down the aisle by her father. The four bridesmaids waited at the alter along side her soon to be husband.
Julie and James exchanged vows in the romantic rooftop Japanese Kyoto Gardens atop the double tree hotel in downtown LA. Alan Katz from Great officiants did a wonderful job officiating the ceremony. He incorporated the sentimental words that the couple wanted to share with each other. He even handled the loud helicopter that flew over the ceremony by telling the couple "when ever you hear a helicopter let that remind you of this moment on your wedding day when you exchanged vows."
The garden ceremony was followed by a live mariachi band where the guests enjoyed a fine cocktail hour. We were able to take the bride and groom on an intimate post ceremony shoot around the hotel property, department of water and power, and Disney concert hall. This is one of my favorite parts of the day when I get to take the newlywed couple out and photograph them alone. Just after the ceremony is when the excitement and adrenalin is so real for the bride and groom. Our images capture all the unrepeatable moments and emotion.
The guests found their seats in the Thousand Cranes Ballroom where they awaited the couples entrance. The bridal party entered first followed by the couples grand entrance. The sweetheart table had a beautiful floral arrange of calla lilies. Julie's maid of honor happened to be a pastry chef and created a stunning wedding cake that towered four feet high. The first dance was a beautiful moment, followed by the father daughter and mother son dance.
So much fun, good food and great company at Julie and James wedding celebration.
Thank you for letting Christopher Todd Studios capture this special day.