Los Angeles Athletic Club Wedding : Anne+Cory

Photography

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…

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