Los Angeles Athletic Club Wedding : Anne+Cory


His great-great-Grandfather stood on his property almost 100 years ago with a dream to make the Los Angeles Athletic Club the premier club in Downtown. Almost a century later, Cory kept the dream alive, both as an allegiance to his family and his future wife. The high ceiling and dark mahogany walls gave the club a Mad Men appeal, but Cory promised Anne a new ballroom in light of their upcoming wedding.

For months Cory oversaw construction of his soon-to-be reception location and as the weeks draw closer to the wedding–and his feet remained covered in sawdust–people wondered if he’d be able to pull it together in time. Just past midnight the morning of his wedding, the new bookshelves were installed, and Cory filled them with hardcover books. The room was complete.

Anne happily prepared in a suite of the Los Angeles Athletic Club Hotel and wondered aloud how the ballroom appeared. Her bridesmaids smiled and said Cory did a great job…but nothing more because the reveal would be a surprise. As Anne walked into the ballroom, Cory waited for her in the center. They walked to each other and embraced in a room that would forever change the course of their lives. Together.

Anne and Cory…I hope you’re enjoying every minute in Italy. I’m sure Cory is planning wild adventures and Anne is finding the nearest Gucci store…and making it all work along the way. Thank you for the honor of documenting your love and devotion. Your day was a total dream and I consider myself lucky to have been your wedding photographer. Much Love and Appreciation… j*

As if Anne’s Vera Wang wedding dress wasn’t enough, she went and made the day extra craze with a pair of Alexander McQueen heels…

Anne was one of the most laid-back brides. Ever. She planned her day to flow effortlessly, so by the time it came to get dressed, it was all smiles…

Oh, STOP IT. Anne, you’re so fierce. I can’t even handle all of your gorgeousness!

As Anne and I made our way to the ballroom…

…JD was there to capture Cory’s reaction to seeing his bride for the first time on their wedding day…

I love when couples opt to see each other before the ceremony for a First Look because we have plenty of time for wedding photos…and also finding favorable light…lovelovelove…

Why do I suspect I said something inappropriate right…about…now…

Due to the renovation of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, Anne and Cory wanted quite a bit of indoor wedding pictures, so I did my best to find window light where I could…thankfully window light loves them.

Anne and her bridemaids…all wearing Old Hollywood dresses…

The ceremony was held on the rooftop with a breathtaking view of Downtown Los Angeles…I love the city! Many thanks to Shawna Yamamoto for the floral design and the hand-made paper flower arch…

After the ceremony, Anne and Cory gave me extra time to photograph them on the rooftop and in the streets of Los Angeles…love them…

JD captured these photos…

…and he captured this photo…and I love it so much because it’s a perfect reflection of everything Anne and Cory are: wonderful.

Many thanks to Nam Lam of Modern LA Weddings for planning a fabulous day and perfect party…

The First Dance…

To see more of Anne and Cory’s Los Angeles Athletic Club wedding, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow or simply watch it now…

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  1. Rachel Tatem

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I love how no matter how simple the area, how normal you make the bride and groom shine. You can make walking across the street seem like the most romantic thing in the world!

  2. naomi chokr

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    you have this amazing way of capturing a wedding in such an elegant and prestigious manner! and those shoes are KILLER!

  3. Jason Mark Harris

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    stunning as always

  4. autumn Teesdale-Dash Photo

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    What an absolutely bea-uuuutiful wedding!!!

  5. The New Diplomat's Wife

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    beautiful photos – and gorgeous couple but that paper arch is amazing. i spy a new trend.

  6. Abby Grace

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    wooooow. He built her a ballroom? best wedding gift ever! I’m loving this window lighting- it’s so beaitiful and friendly!

  7. Rachel Fox

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous, my fav is the couple kissing at the top table. I am inlove with her belt though it is fab!!!

  8. Juliet McKee

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Oh my word, this is cool. That dress is absolutely to die for. Great work as always.

  9. Diana

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I’m the first to comment (*cross my fingers*) and I am loving these images Jasmine! So gorgeous 😀 I am in love with all your work.!

  10. Rita Rose Photography

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    How pure, beautiful and refreshing…

  11. Kacie Lynch

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Amazing photos!!! Oh my, I LOVE her shoes 🙂

  12. Tyler Austin

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I love the history behind this wedding. Keeping family traditions and businesses going and even involved within a wedding is such a special thing.

  13. shauna nicole

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    i. love. this. wedding. Thank you for sharing it with us so beautifully!!!

  14. Karina Crouch

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    What a fun wedding bouquet! So different! And of course fabulous photos 🙂

  15. Stephanie Dunn

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Beautiful as always jasmine:)

  16. Gail

    August 24th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Three things that made me gasp:
    1) Her shoes!
    2) The ruffles on that dress!
    3) That hand-made floral arch!

    Beautiful work (as always!) And what an incredible story with the couple’s connection to the venue!

  17. emily ebeling

    August 24th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    what simple beauty! you did a great job finding the natural light indoors- not always an easy task!
    and, wowza…a groom built a ROOM for his bride? suh-weet!

  18. B

    August 24th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Really? Really?! Her shoes kill me. I die. LOVE the photos, sissy wissy!

  19. Melissa Cramer

    August 24th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Oh my, those SHOES!

  20. Ashley

    August 24th, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Where is that Gold Sparkly dress from?!?! I NEED IT!

    such an amazing wedding

  21. stephanie fay

    August 24th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    LOVE the feeling of this wedding. They are gorgeous together and YOU captured it perfectly. love.

  22. Mike Moore

    August 24th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Great work, Jasmine. Lovely as always.

  23. anouschka

    August 24th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    oh my word, those SHOES! Lovely series Jasmine. Love the dress, shoes and LA 🙂

  24. LEOLAK

    August 24th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    WOW!!! WOW!!! Those shoes!!! That dress!!! Their dresses!!! WOW!!! Gorgeous…everything! Love love this wedding and the stilo is HOT!!! Great job Jasmine and JD!!!

  25. Kristin Hardwick

    August 24th, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    whoa! my day just got a whole lot more GLAM! Beautiful pictures, Jasmine!

  26. alicia cp

    August 24th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    LOVE the dress, the bridesmaid dresses, and all the babies breath. (What happened to her bouquet during the ceremony?)

  27. Amy Jo

    August 24th, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    These are beautiful! I think this is actually one of my most favorite weddings that you have shot. To use a Jasmine-ism.. It is seriously GORGE!

  28. Crista - wedding stamps

    August 24th, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Thats just an incredible set. Your depth of field is just superb! I love it!

  29. Rachel Marie Photography

    August 24th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    i love downtown LA! great job capturing such a gorgeous day. the bride looks stunning, and her dress is so dreamy!

  30. Mona Alicia

    August 24th, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I love how the shot of the cologne?/ alcohol? bottle looks like it’s resting inside the milk drop picture by Harold Edgerton, very cool!

  31. Lyndsay London

    August 24th, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Fabulous! I love the shoes and dress. Such a lovely couple!!!!

  32. Manya Keseloff

    August 24th, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Beautiful! I love how you stylized her shoes and accessories.

  33. Kate Douthwright

    August 24th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Your detail shots: Da bomb! Oh yeah, it’s 1997 again and I pulled out da bomb! Gorgeous as always Jazzercise!

  34. Lydia

    August 24th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I love how the flowered arch mimics the skirt of her dress! The picture JD caught of Anne looking back is so sweet!

  35. Courtney

    August 24th, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Absolutely breaktaking. I adore her dress – and shoes!

  36. Odalys Mendez

    August 24th, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Ahh, I love her shoes, and I’m crazy over the baby’s breath arrangements, they are so simple but so lush and romantic, they look like clouds floating in the ballroom.

  37. gladys jem

    August 24th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    love the style of this wedding. oh, and all the baby’s breathe. so prettyyyy! lovely, jasmine!

  38. Life with Kaishon

    August 24th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    What a fantastic location. Beautiful!

  39. Kristin Nicole

    August 24th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Gorgeous….love it!

  40. rich

    August 24th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    what a beautiful venue -amazing shots!!

  41. Brooke Summer Photography

    August 24th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Wow I love the photos! The bridesmaids’ gowns were gorgeous!

  42. Jacqueline fronters

    August 24th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Such a great day for photos and these are some of your best IMHO.

  43. Shefali Lindsey

    August 24th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    LOVE that dress and those shoes!!! Oh. My. Goodness!

  44. Steven Sykes

    August 24th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Beautiful couple and photography. Stunning…

  45. Lisa P.

    August 25th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Amazing photos. Love the shot of the shoes!

  46. Scott

    August 25th, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Awesome images! I love how you capture the unique personalities!

  47. Marcus

    August 25th, 2011 at 12:37 am

    the way you work with light is incredible. good stuff here and i’ll be back.

  48. Rebecca

    August 25th, 2011 at 12:46 am

    love it. love it all. her dress is wonderful!
    You and JD did a fantastic job capturing the best bits of this wedding 🙂
    makes me so jealous, I wanna photograph on a rooftop! xo

  49. Jackie Lamas

    August 25th, 2011 at 12:51 am

    what a beautiful wedding ! and of course photos 🙂

  50. Falcon

    August 25th, 2011 at 1:43 am

    Love the whole Old Hollywood Glamour vibe of their wedding–gorgeous!! I think my favorite shots have to be of her McQueen shoes (I die), and jewelry box. Great job!!

  51. Paige Overturf

    August 25th, 2011 at 1:53 am

    Amazing indoor shots! Beautiful!

  52. Amy Arrington

    August 25th, 2011 at 2:25 am

    What a sweet wedding! Love it.

  53. Di Holmes

    August 25th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Simply stunning! What a setting on the rooftop. I love the idea of the bridesmaids being in different vintage dresses, they look like film stars. I love your black and whites and would love to know what you use to convert them. It’s dull and raining here in England… oh for some LA sunshine. xxx

  54. Elisabetta {Linen and Silk}

    August 25th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Woooooow! That dress, the Tiffany ring, the stationery! That location! These guys have got taste! Mind you, they got Jasmine’s to take their pictures… Of course they’ve got taste! Loving the tune on this video… Does anyone know who’s it by?

  55. Tori Deslauriers Photography

    August 25th, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Oh my, those shoes and that dress! Your photos are gorgeous as always …

  56. Adriana Morett

    August 25th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Oh Jasmine, it is so hard to make photos indoors look so natural and gorgeous, you are so great!! Love this wedding!

  57. Wedding Snapper

    August 25th, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Another cracker!

  58. David Ferguson | Brisbane wedding photographer

    August 25th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Love your work Jasmine

  59. Brooke Schultz Photography

    August 25th, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Wow, just wow. I love the city shots especially! You really captured their love and personalities. Lovely!

  60. Brianna

    August 25th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I love love love all the baby’s breath they had in their wedding! Fabulous! The photos are, as always, a-maz-zing too! 🙂

  61. Joni

    August 25th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Love it all! What amazing flowers too! Is it all baby’s breath? I love you J*!

  62. Jason+Gina

    August 25th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Great stuff Jasmine! Love your writing (their story) on this one!

  63. Trevor Dayley

    August 26th, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Incredibly stunning! You and JD make such an amazing wedding photography team. Much love to you both!!!

  64. DaniDavila

    August 26th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Its always an inspiration…
    Finally i got Blogstomp, thanks!

  65. Jesse

    August 26th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Great job on this. I like what you did with the shoes. Keep it up.

  66. Vinlyn Beckles

    August 26th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Anne & Cory, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your amazing day.

    You both looked amazing, and the entire wedding was spectacular!!!

    I hope you are having a blast on your honeymoon.

    Hugs & Kisses…Vinlynmu

  67. Timothy

    August 26th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Awesome work. Great location for a wedding. Love your use of light.

  68. Bear

    August 27th, 2011 at 12:15 am

    DANG!!!! These pics are amazing!!! I just keep flipping through them! Great Job Jasmine, you captured them both beautifully! XOXO Elisa Brown (AKA BEAR!!!)

  69. Candace Punch

    August 27th, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Amazing and so beautiful and elegant. What an incredible venue. Mr. and Mrs Hathaway, I am in tears it is so beautiful. Congratulations!!!!

  70. Millie

    August 27th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I remember this couple’s engagement shoot some time back. What a stunning couple! Fabulous location!! One of a kind.

  71. fotograf M.M Rudiak

    August 28th, 2011 at 11:21 am

    beautiful wedding ! and photos are just amazing, we love your style 🙂

  72. Meredith Sledge

    August 28th, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    These are BEAUTIFUL, Jasmine!!! And her dress is fabulous! I’m in love.

  73. JamieY | Las Vegas Wedding Photographer

    September 2nd, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Just gotta drop in to say those are some amazing shoes, love them, and great job as usual.

  74. Barbara Yasuhara

    September 3rd, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    AMOR!!! And gracias for sharing, I am inspired by your writing and photography!

  75. Erika

    September 5th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    First off, I love her gown. Second, I love your pictures. Third, I adore the secret kiss at the dinner table. They thought no one was looking 🙂

  76. Jolie

    September 8th, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Exquisite photos of an extraordinary event for a beautiful couple! Every detail … just breathtaking …

  77. Raleigh Wedding Photographer

    September 16th, 2011 at 3:25 am

    You did a beautiful job capturing this wedding Jasmine. Gorgeous!

  78. matthew crozer

    September 19th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Awesome photos!

  79. E

    January 25th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Love!!! I work at the club
    & it looks amazing. What a fabulous wedding. Cory & Anne look gorgeous!! Beautiful couple.

  80. Fotini Roman

    January 28th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Incredibly beautiful wedding! Everything is just stunning.. I featured this particular wedding on my blog with think to your website, as well as, link directly to this wedding. What great inspiration, thank you for your beautiful pictures!

  81. wedding photographer paris

    February 4th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Completely different from Paris but lovers are the same !

  82. Mathew

    February 27th, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Really incredible work Jasmine!

  83. Cyprus Photographer

    November 6th, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Incredible details! I love it!