Traditional meets Modern Los Angeles Wedding

Brianna Kozlarek / Tuesday May 17, 2016


Today’s beautiful real wedding has some of the most gorgeous details we’ve seen. Let’s just say if this post we’re Pinterest, you’d be pinning every single image 🙂 Darlene and RJ incorporated traditional Filipino elements  like using a veil, cord, coins and a money dance into their wedding but really wanted their modern style to shine. Green is Darlene’s favorite color, so she wanted to used different shades of green throughout the wedding. “I loved the idea of having non traditional florals, like air plants and succulents,” said Darlene. “Meg from the Little Branch did an amazing job and even used hops in our arch and other arrangements!” For the escort cards, Darlene’s brother-in-law made a large wooden frame with wires. They asked their guests to take their escort card and replace it with a Polaroid picture of themselves. Such a great idea! Another detail we loved? The flower girls carried balloons down the aisle.


At the reception, the couple hired a singer to entertain the guests as they arrived. She also sang during the ceremony. Their favor table featured one of Christy of Orange Blossom Special Events’  beautiful signs and shelves that they assembled ourselves. “My bridesmaids helped to replant the succulents into mercury candle votives we found,” said Darlene. “Our cake toppers were also clay love birds made by our friend.” During the reception they used Eventstag to display a live feed of Instagram pictures their friends posted with using their hashtag. It seems this beautiful couple missed no detail in planning their special day, and it certainly looks like it was a day to remember 🙂 Take a look at some of their gorgeous wedding photos, beautifully captured by Steven Lam Photography:

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The Ceremony

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The Reception

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Photographer: Steven Lam Photography//Planner: Orange Blossom Special Events//Musician: Liz Fohl //DJ: RedShoe//Florals: The Little Branch //Venue: Skirball //Videographer: DP Weddings//Chiavari Chair Rentals//Hair and makeup: Kelly Zhang //Photobooth: Hashtag Photo Booth//Cake:Cakes by Rumy