Wow, what a weekend! Two new wedding venues for me, the first being Placerita Canyon State Park, and yesterday I was at the Heritage Square Museum, just off the Arroyo Seco Parkway for Matt and Shannon’s celebration. This is the second greatest thing about being a wedding officiant in Los Angeles…getting to be a tourist and discover LA’s hidden gems. (The best thing, of course, is getting to know and spending a few hours with such wonderful couples!)
Matthew’s and Shannon’s artistic personalities were evident in the details of the day. Matt looked snappy in his black and white plaid shirt, and Shannon’s turquoise shoes were the perfect complement to her ivory dress. The ceremony was held on the Museum lawn in front of the church, which is still waiting on for an interior restoration. Simple white chairs graced the bright green grass, and an indigo sky was the canopy. Back at the reception area, white, yellow, and antique blue hues adorned the table settings, which included photos of the couple’s cats!
While Matt and Shannon and the family did the wedding photo thing, the guests and I toured the three homes that have been restored. I was struck at how some of of the details in these Victorian beauties reminded me of some of the design elements in my Aunt Annie’s house in Birmingham, Alabama. Her house was nowhere near as opulent, but I could see that it was built in the same period.
Such a wonderful end to my weekend. Thanks again to Noelle and Michael for Friday afternoon’s fun, and to Shannon and Matt for the beautiful conclusion. Captain Morgan, it was also a pleasure doing business with you! Here are some shots I took for you to enjoy: