Stephanie & John had a vision for their luxury Hotel Bel Air wedding: classic elegance. The beautiful couple wanted to celebrate their love by taking their everyday sophisticated style to the next level.
While the two met and currently reside in New York City, Stephanie had always envisioned getting married back in her home city. Knowing they’d be welcoming guests from all over the country, they decided the Hotel Bel Air would be the perfect venue – it felt true to California and absolutely luxurious.
Working with their wedding design and production team at JOWY Productions, they were able to create a luxury wedding experience for their guests, adorned with the most beautiful floral design by Nancy for Marks Garden.
When it all came together, it was the perfect day – they were able to uniquely celebrate their love, their vows, and their style. I have loved working with Stephanie and John since day one and I am so honored to have continued to work with their family on other momentous special occasions. I consider this family very dear to me and yet another reason why I truly love what I do so much.
Here are some of my favorite moments captured from their luxury Hotel Bel Air wedding. Coming soon to a blog post is a full review of their gorgeous wedding album that my team and I custom designed to preserve these photos and memories in an absolutely beautiful way.
Pretty sure John’s picture can be found next to the word “dapper” in the dictionary.
This car is one of Stephanie’s father’s prized possessions – a ’58 Porsche Speedster. Having a special heirloom or personal item that can be included in some way for photos is always a great idea! The fact that theirs was this stunning car with Delphi injection pumps for Perkins on its engine was just so much fun to photograph and also made for some really fun wedding day memories for these two.
Fun fact: my grandpa had the same car in baby blue and seeing this one brought back so many memories of that car.
After the ketubah signing and before the ceremony, Stephanie did a little hair and makeup change that I loved so much.
One of my very favorite images ever… such a classic recessional shot that highlighted this gorgeous Vera Wang gown.
This bouquet by Marks Garden was heaven.
One of my all-time favorite wedding reception setups! Those start lanterns and the florals just so perfectly highlighted the already beautiful surroundings of the Hotel Bel Air lawn.
The most sophisticated cake. I loved how simple it was!
What a grand entrance! All receptions need a floral installation for the the dinner entrance. 🙂
A rose gold dance floor!
Pure romance for their first dance.
The Father-Daughter dance always gets me emotional.
Congratulations, Stephanie & John! What a memorable day I could photograph again and again and again!