Los Angeles Athletic Club Wedding : Anne+Cory

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 -

    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!

      8.24.11 - 4:43 pm

  2. naomi chokr -

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

      8.24.11 - 4:45 pm

  3. Jason Mark Harris -

    stunning as always

      8.24.11 - 4:46 pm

  4. autumn Teesdale-Dash Photo -

    What an absolutely bea-uuuutiful wedding!!!

      8.24.11 - 4:48 pm

  5. The New Diplomat's Wife -

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

      8.24.11 - 4:50 pm

  6. Abby Grace -

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

      8.24.11 - 4:50 pm

  7. Rachel Fox -

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

      8.24.11 - 4:50 pm

  8. Juliet McKee -

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

      8.24.11 - 4:51 pm

  9. Diana -

    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.!

      8.24.11 - 4:53 pm

  10. Rita Rose Photography -

    How pure, beautiful and refreshing…

      8.24.11 - 4:53 pm

  11. Kacie Lynch -

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

      8.24.11 - 4:53 pm

  12. Tyler Austin -

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

      8.24.11 - 4:53 pm

  13. shauna nicole -

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

      8.24.11 - 4:54 pm

  14. Karina Crouch -

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

      8.24.11 - 4:54 pm

  15. Stephanie Dunn -

    Beautiful as always jasmine:)

      8.24.11 - 4:56 pm

  16. Gail -

    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!

      8.24.11 - 4:56 pm

  17. emily ebeling -

    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!

      8.24.11 - 5:00 pm

  18. B -

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

      8.24.11 - 5:08 pm

  19. Melissa Cramer -

    Oh my, those SHOES!

      8.24.11 - 5:11 pm

  20. Ashley -

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

    such an amazing wedding

      8.24.11 - 5:12 pm

  21. stephanie fay -

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

      8.24.11 - 5:15 pm

  22. Mike Moore -

    Great work, Jasmine. Lovely as always.

      8.24.11 - 5:17 pm

  23. anouschka -

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

      8.24.11 - 5:26 pm

  24. LEOLAK -

    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!!!

      8.24.11 - 5:31 pm

  25. Kristin Hardwick -

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

      8.24.11 - 5:45 pm

  26. alicia cp -

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

      8.24.11 - 5:53 pm

  27. Amy Jo -

    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!

      8.24.11 - 5:57 pm

  28. Crista - wedding stamps -

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

      8.24.11 - 6:04 pm

  29. Rachel Marie Photography -

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

      8.24.11 - 6:06 pm

  30. Mona Alicia -

    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!

      8.24.11 - 6:08 pm

  31. Lyndsay London -

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

      8.24.11 - 6:10 pm

  32. Manya Keseloff -

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

      8.24.11 - 6:12 pm

  33. Kate Douthwright -

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

      8.24.11 - 6:21 pm

  34. Lydia -

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

      8.24.11 - 6:24 pm

  35. Courtney -

    Absolutely breaktaking. I adore her dress – and shoes!

      8.24.11 - 6:59 pm

  36. Odalys Mendez -

    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.

      8.24.11 - 7:05 pm

  37. gladys jem -

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

      8.24.11 - 7:26 pm

  38. Life with Kaishon -

    What a fantastic location. Beautiful!

      8.24.11 - 7:31 pm

  39. Kristin Nicole -

    Gorgeous….love it!

      8.24.11 - 8:23 pm

  40. rich -

    what a beautiful venue -amazing shots!!

      8.24.11 - 9:04 pm

  41. Brooke Summer Photography -

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

      8.24.11 - 9:17 pm

  42. Jacqueline fronters -

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

      8.24.11 - 9:20 pm

  43. Shefali Lindsey -

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

      8.24.11 - 9:48 pm

  44. Steven Sykes -

    Beautiful couple and photography. Stunning…

      8.24.11 - 10:05 pm

  45. Lisa P. -

    Amazing photos. Love the shot of the shoes!

      8.25.11 - 12:06 am

  46. Scott -

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

      8.25.11 - 12:34 am

  47. Marcus -

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

      8.25.11 - 12:37 am

  48. Rebecca -

    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

      8.25.11 - 12:46 am

  49. Jackie Lamas -

    what a beautiful wedding ! and of course photos 🙂

      8.25.11 - 12:51 am

  50. Falcon -

    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!!

      8.25.11 - 1:43 am

  51. Paige Overturf -

    Amazing indoor shots! Beautiful!

      8.25.11 - 1:53 am

  52. Amy Arrington -

    What a sweet wedding! Love it.

      8.25.11 - 2:25 am

  53. Di Holmes -

    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

      8.25.11 - 9:14 am

  54. Elisabetta {Linen and Silk} -

    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?

      8.25.11 - 10:01 am

  55. Tori Deslauriers Photography -

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

      8.25.11 - 10:16 am

  56. Adriana Morett -

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

      8.25.11 - 11:30 am

  57. Wedding Snapper -

    Another cracker!

      8.25.11 - 11:55 am

  58. David Ferguson | Brisbane wedding photographer -

    Love your work Jasmine

      8.25.11 - 2:21 pm

  59. Brooke Schultz Photography -

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

      8.25.11 - 4:06 pm

  60. Brianna -

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

      8.25.11 - 4:09 pm

  61. Joni -

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

      8.25.11 - 4:40 pm

  62. Jason+Gina -

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

      8.25.11 - 4:53 pm

  63. Trevor Dayley -

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

      8.26.11 - 9:16 am

  64. DaniDavila -

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

      8.26.11 - 1:29 pm

  65. Jesse -

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

      8.26.11 - 8:50 pm

  66. Vinlyn Beckles -

    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

      8.26.11 - 10:18 pm

  67. Timothy -

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

      8.26.11 - 11:19 pm

  68. Bear -

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

      8.27.11 - 12:15 am

  69. Candace Punch -

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

      8.27.11 - 2:48 pm

  70. Millie -

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

      8.27.11 - 10:52 pm

  71. fotograf M.M Rudiak -

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

      8.28.11 - 11:21 am

  72. Meredith Sledge -

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

      8.28.11 - 4:10 pm

  73. JamieY | Las Vegas Wedding Photographer -

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

      9.2.11 - 6:56 am

  74. Barbara Yasuhara -

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

      9.3.11 - 2:29 pm

  75. Erika -

    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 🙂

      9.5.11 - 8:25 pm

  76. Jolie -

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

      9.8.11 - 1:04 am

  77. Raleigh Wedding Photographer -

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

      9.16.11 - 3:25 am

  78. matthew crozer -

    Awesome photos!

      9.19.11 - 11:08 pm

  79. E -

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

      1.25.12 - 4:11 pm

  80. Fotini Roman -

    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!

      1.28.12 - 4:18 pm

  81. wedding photographer paris -

    Completely different from Paris but lovers are the same !

      2.4.12 - 1:02 pm

  82. Mathew -

    Beautiful pictures! Really incredible work Jasmine!

      2.27.14 - 1:06 pm

  83. Cyprus Photographer -

    Incredible details! I love it!

      11.6.15 - 9:57 pm

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