**Kat and Noel**

I want to apologize for my huge hiatus in posting my weddings….but this one will more than make up for it, I promise!!


I met Kat and Noel back at the beginning of the year and immediately clicked with the both of them.  They are the perfect combination of kindness, sincerity and fun, I couldn’t have asked for better clients!!  Kat had already booked their venue, Bowers Museum, at that point, and wanted the rest of the wedding to fit into the modern, swanky style of the venue. 

And now, some of my favorite shots of the day, from the amazing Kim Fox:


Sherry McAnelly from On Location Beauty did an AMAZING job on Kat’s makeup and hair, she looked absolutely flawless!



Kat’s Maggie Sottero dress couldn’t have been laid out better on that beautiful bed…



I can never get enough of colorful shoes underneath a white dress!  This is definitely one of my favorite shoe shots of all time!



Kat’s amazingly talented aunt, Marvene, handled all of the day’s florals…..her sweet orchid bouquet was uniquely tied with a wine and gold cord:



My favorite moment during a church ceremony is when the massive doors open to let in a flood of light and the bride is just standing there, beaming, with her parents on either side.  This one definitely left me teary-eyed!!


The ceremony was held at St. Denis in Diamond Bar…..the architecture in this church is just breathtaking, and the church coordinator, Andrea, is an absolute sweetheart!


The end of the ceremony….sealed with a kiss!


This was one of most incredible feats of the day…..we somehow managed to coordinate ALL of the 300+ guests into taking a group shot in the church’s courtyard, with Kim’s direction from a second-floor terrace. 



After the cermony, the bride and groom, and bridal party, met up with the photographer at the Lab in Costa Mesa, for some fun urban shots!  This is one of my favorites….it looks like it belongs on the cover of Vanity Fair!


The girls, in their uber-chic Vera Wang gowns:


And the guys, not to be outdone, showed off their swanky footwear, the classic Cons!



During cocktail hour, guests were greeted by these perfectly coordinated escort cards (provided by Serendipity Design), planted into a lovely bed of moss.



The beautiful monogram gobo (provided by PropsFX)  was the perfect backdrop to Kat and Noel’s first dance, which they had choreographed and practiced, practiced, practiced! 




A shot of the amazing tablescape!!  Wine-colored pintuck linens and satin aubergine napkins were the perfect base to the spectacular tall bamboo and floral centerpieces! 



An even better shot of the beautiful ribbon-adorned menu cards, also provided by Serendipity Design.  The delicious gourmet food, by Patina, did an incredible job of keeping up with the amazing decor:



Another one of the adorable details…..chair signs for the sweetheart table!



This mango-filled cake, provided by Final Touch Bakery, was even more tasty then it looks, if you can believe that! 



And finally, I’ll end with one of my favorite moments of the reception.  Noel doing a HILARIOUS floor dance during the garter toss.  This is why I adored this couple so much….Noel is incredibly goofy and fun, and Kat is the kind of person everyone should have as a friend.  She is SUCH a nurturing person, that she kept asking me how I was doing during the course of her own wedding day!!


Please feel free to visit Kim Fox’s blog for more amazing shots of this unforgettable day!

Kat and Noel:  You two are the most perfect complement to each other, and it is easy to see why people can’t help but be drawn in by the both of you!!   I have had the MOST fun year getting to know the both of you, and I feel blessed to now call you both friends.  I am so so happy for the both of you and I hope that your wedding was everything you worked so hard for it to be!!


3 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Paola said,

    LOVE the details of this wedding! Great job, Paola! Congrats Kat & Noel! 🙂

  2. 2

    Holy Smokes…I love the cake. It’s stunning. Was it fondant on the outside?

    This couple looked just adorable. I bet you had a blast working for them. These are some great shots. Thank you for sharing.

  3. 3

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