Adriana & Gene’s wedding at Marvimon in downtown Los Angeles was fabulous. There were great vendors and planners to work with, a couple with such great style to photograph, and an amazing venue to shoot at. I had photographed one other wedding here before and so I jumped for joy when they said they were getting married here. I think there are so many reasons to have your wedding at Marvimon: urban setting, indoor/outdoor space, great inherent lighting (so you don’t have to hire a separate lighting crew), inherent character, centralized location, I could go on and on. I would be happy shooting there every other weekend.
The couple got ready at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. They have the best alley (if you can even call it that) in the back for their first look. We then took a tour of Olivera Street and Union Station for some pre wedding photos before heading over to Marvimon to start the festivities. It was a perfectly overcast day (creating some lovely light). All in all: yum.
And Adriana & Gene. Whew. Are you two amazing. The couple chose to do a first look, something I always recommend if it means using the best light for the couple portraits. And in a November wedding (the day after Day Light Savings Time no less) that was essential. When Gene turned around and saw Adriana, he chuckled softly and sighed. You could just tell how much he loves her. Dropping a tear or two as she walked down the isle later didn’t hurt either! Adriana’s tears as they processed out of the ceremony were the icing on the cake. You two are so in love and your emotions convey that even after being together for so long, a wedding day is still so special. Which is why I love my job. Adriana & Gene, thank you thank you thank you for all your trust in me! Have a wonderful time in Hawaii! Enjoy!
Some vendors to give a shout out to:
Prelude Venue: Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Planner: Kevin Covey Events
Florals: Shirvan Designs
Catering: Huntington Catering Co.
Hair & Make-Up: Leslie Adams
Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop
Valet: Jeffrey Valet
Photobooth: Capital Photobooths