Cicada Los Angeles Wedding : Christina + Mike

Photography

There’s something uniquely beautiful about the way they love each other. A quiet confidence that rubs off on those around them, and makes people smile. Christina is organized, type-a, and has the prettiest handwriting this side of the Mississippi. The type of writing where are the t’s are crossed and the i’s dotted with points that resemble hearts. Mike is…well…Mike is free-flowing, caring, and lovable. They’re the human depiction of ying and yang, each holding a small version of the other in their souls.

As they prepared for their wedding at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, Christina and Mike texted back and forth, each smiling as they anxiously tapped their keypads. Beyond all else, while there was joy and smiles, the day was particularly special for Christina as she carried the memory of her father in her heart. Throughout the day, every time her father was memorialized, Mike grabbed Christina’s hand and squeezed it tightly. It was his way of reminding her she wasn’t alone.

As the girl with the pretty writing vowed to love, honor, and cherish, the boy with the free soul responded in an unexpected way: by reading his neatly written wedding vows to the woman of his dreams. Perhaps this is why Christina loves Mike so much. In his own unique way, he shows the world Christina makes him better. And she, in return, learns to love, care, and free-flow in way that makes him proud. They’re the human depiction of ying and yang, each holding a small version of the other in their souls.

Christina and Mike…I just wanna hug you again! I can’t stop thinking of how special your wedding was and how lucky I feel to have documented your perfect love. You both have been so over-the-top supportive and caring, and I can’t thank you enough for your kindness. I hope you have the time of your lives in Antigua…and Christina I can’t wait to see how you use your Canon 20D capture awesome pictures! 🙂 Much Love and Appreciation…j*

The wedding day started marvelously at the Biltmore Hotel…shooting gold shoes in golden light!

Christina’s stunning Carolina Herrera wedding dress…

Like always, I adore working with my fav LA styling duo, Tanya Bures and Tommy Cyr…

Every room in the Biltmore Hotel gets the most amazing light…

Christina’s Maid of Honor, Katie, was amazing at everything she did for the wedding…including holding a mirror! 🙂

While Christina waited in the Biltmore Hotel lobby for wedding photos to begin, JD captured these photos of her. And I can admit it…I’m jealous! 😉

After a few hiccups during the start of the wedding day, Christina turned to me and said seeing Mike before the ceremony was the best decision for their day. It made me feel so great knowing my clients appreciate my advice and it’s always in their best interests. For their First Look, Christina and Mike began their wedding photos in a historic Los Angeles corridor in the Biltmore Hotel and their moments together were so sweet…

While JD was shooting this….

I was shooting this…

Work…It…OUT!

Just outside the Biltmore Hotel, we discovered an alley that got the most fabulous light and we parked out there for a while to complete the wedding photos of the bride and groom, as well as their amazing bridal party…

Christina had a little fun in her wedding dress and I could’ve photographed her all day!

Just before walking to Cicada for the wedding, we stopped for a few more pictures in the lobby…

JD’s photo…

For an old school Hollywood vibe, Christina and Mike married at Cicada and the evening was amazing…

The First Dance…

Mike’s dad toasted (and roasted) him…and he couldn’t resist the urge to glory in the accolades! 😉

Mike wasn’t so indiscreet about blaming Christina during toasts…

And this is how they spent most of the night on Cicada’s dance floor….

To see more of their fabulous wedding, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!