**LeeAnn and Geoff**

I am so excited to finally get to blog LeeAnn and Geoff’s wedding!!  LeeAnn contacted me back in January for her 08/02 wedding at the Ayres Hotel in Hawthorne.  We actually had our initial consult over the phone, since she was/is temporarily misplaced in Oregon (Pham, So Cal is waiting for you to come back with open arms!!).  LeeAnn is one of those people who just feels familiar and like an old pal immediately, so within moments, I felt like I was talking to a long lost friend,   I was so honored that she emailed me to book me immediately following our hour long phone call!!

The day turned out as smooth as they come.   Not only did Jason Tran take some ridiculously amazing pictures (if these aren’t magazine-worthy, I don’t know what is!!), but LeeAnn was so thoughtful in her planning, no detail was left unturned.  Here are some of my favorites of their special day!!

LeeAnn’s Monique Lhuillier dress, I wouldn’t expect anything less from this uber-stylish gal!


Her accessories were to DIE for….a chic Twigs and Honey hairpiece, a stunning Haute Bride bracelet look-alike, some jealousy-inducing Stuart Weitzman shoes, and her delicate drop veil!!


A peek at LeeAnn’s darling bouquet….a perfect romantic mix of roses, gardenia, and orchids.  I’d expect nothing less from the super-talented florist, Kristin from The Treasuerd Petal!  This shot was captured by one of the rockstar second shooters of the day, Natalie Williams



I love giving the bride and groom some blank notecards to write their last minute thoughts to their soon-to-be-spouse, it’s such a precious old-fashioned keepsake to have after the wedding!  Jason wonderfully captured that amazing moment when Geoff got to read LeeAnn’s sweet note.


I loved their “first look” moment and the slew of vogue shots that followed!!



The courtyard ceremony was captured beautifully, if you look closely, you can see the chandeliers that we hung from the trees to give the ceremony that glamorous edge!


One of the best reasons just to have a wedding at the Ayres…..that staircase is magical!


Some of the fab reception details!  Gorgeous tall and short centerpieces done by Kristin from The Treasured Petal,  tasty cake from Torrance Bakery, and the sparkly crystal cake toppers done by yours truly!   The truffle favors they gave out were diligently wrapped and ribboned by the entire family the week of the wedding…..even LeeAnn’s brother chipped in hours of Martha Stewart-like manual labor!!


More fab details, this shot captured by rockstar second shooter, Natalie Williams!!  LeeAnn initially claimed to me to “not be the crafty type,” yet she labored over the programs, menus, petal cones, escort cards, and card box.  Looks like she is knows how to manipulate scissors, glue and cardstock better than she thinks!!


A perfect moment after the cake cutting!


And to end the series….a random romantic moment captured perfectly:


Special thanks to my friend Anne for stepping in as my assistant that day, I am indebted to you!!  Please check out Jason Tran’s and Natalie Williams’ blogs for more outstanding pictures!!

LeeAnn and Geoff: I was so incredibly happy to be a part of your day, the love between you two is endless and incredibly romantic!!  Pham, I actually got teary-eyed when you walked down the aisle because during the whole planning process, I never considered you just a client, but more so a friend.   I can’t wait until you two move back into “civilization,” and you can actually shop again!!  I will look forward to hanging with you then, in the meantime, see you on FP!!


11 Responses so far »

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    Kadidja said,

    Paola- as always, beautiful job! I think that LeeAnn seems like an old friend to everyone she meets. I’m so happy to have crossed paths with you two wonderful women. Best wishes to LeeAnn and Geoff! L- Do some shopping for me too when you move home 😉

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    Jordana said,

    What an absolutely stunning event! LeeAnn looks fantastic and Geoff so dapper! Everything came together so beautifully. Well done P, well done!

  3. 3

    LeeAnn said,

    I just wanted to thank you so much for all your hard work on our wedding! It was all that we hoped for and imagined!! I can’t believe it’s over.

    I’ll def see you the good ol’ FB now that I have nothing to do after the wedding! 🙂

  4. 4

    It was my pleasure to help you with this event. Although, everything was so well-organized that it wasn’t that hard and didn’t really feel like work. Feel free to call me ANYTIME to assist. I loved doing it.

    Another bonus, I got to meet LeeAnn who does feel like an old friend.

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    Ali said,

    What a gorgeous wedding! The whole day looks like it was so dream-like and happy. Congrats to the bride and groom and to the “production team” for tossing together an exquisite affair.

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    AmyJean said,

    Paola!!! LeeAnn’s Wedding looks fabulous. With each review of the weddings you do, the happier I am that I was able to snatch you up for mine. And she’s one of your OOT brides like me… I can’t wait for our planning to move forward … LeeAnn is beautiful as was her wedding! Great job!

  7. 7

    Paola said,

    Paola, LeeAnn’s wedding turned out beautifully!! I’m so thrilled and can’t wait for my wedding!! 🙂

  8. 8

    jasonqtran said,

    It was so much fun working with you on this one. Looking forward to the next one. Take care!

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    Carmela said,

    Simply gorgeous! From the dress to the details, it’s seriously wedding eye-candy. The couple shot by the curtains is exquisite! Excellent work Paola!

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    thetreasuredpetal said,

    A simply gorgeous day. And a perfectly smooth setup, thanks to you!

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    kelly said,

    I love your work! Thinking of getting married at the aryes hotel…. I think I need you. :0)

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