When: June 10, 2017 | Where: Los Angeles, CA | Theme: Shabby Chic, Elegant, Cultural, Korean, | Color: Peach, Navy
Jeanie and Daniel had a beautiful elegant shabby chic wedding this summer with a tea ceremony, simple decor and fun atmosphere. Captured by XO and Fetti Photography, we are pleased to be sharing this lovely wedding today.
To include their own tradition, the couple had Paebaek which is a Korean wedding tradition that introduces the new bride to the groom’s family. It comprises of a tea ceremony followed by many bows and fertility games.
Elegant Shabby Chic Wedding
How they Met
“Daniel and I were both out one night with our friends and I happened to mistake him for someone I knew from behind. I pushed him to say hello and the rest is history.”
“We were nearing our 1.5 years of courtship and out of the blue, on one of the hottest days of summer, he asked that we take a long hike up to an overlook by the Pacific Palisades. My mood was so sour during the hike that by the time we got to the top he decided it wasn’t the right moment.
When we got back to the car he then changed directions and drove us to a beautiful restaurant called Inn of the Seventh Ray. In all of our sweat and dusty glory – no make up and hair in a ponytail, he surprised me with a dessert plate with the words “Would you marry me?” to my astonishment he got on his knees and asked me for my hand in marriage.”
About the Wedding Planning
“I was bit of a bridezilla and totally consumed in Pinterest and a plethora of wedding blogs and websites!
We needed to figure out a starting point in order to get all the other moving pieces in place. After talking to our married friends we decided to take a more practical approach. We created an inventory of all the things we thought were must haves for our wedding. We agreed that our priorities included a budget under 35k with good feels, good food, an open bar, good music, local to home, guest list of 200+, and everything documented for us to remember forever.
After visiting 20+ venues we found the perfect place that hit all the marks for us at Occidental College. After securing a date, finding the perfect wedding dress was next. This was an important feat because based off the color and look of dress all the other decor related things fall into place. Koreatown is great for one stop dress shopping because of the option to buy or rent and they provide free alterations and matching accessories.
My vision for all the other stuff transitioned into a mix match of things that really illuminated me. We went with crisp colors navy blue, peach, ivory and gold accents with theme: Great Gatsby’s cousin meets shabby chic. In actuality most of the extended amount of time used to create DIY projects for said idea were accidentally left behind at home and ended up unused. haha”
Wedding Flowers: “We went through Thumbtack and found Lorelei. After a thorough consultation and many phone calls and emails we were able to find a design that matched my vision and budget. Whimsical ivy garlands and peach/ivory bouquets in gold vases. Although it was all blindly done, It turned out very beautiful.”
Cake: An all white tall 3 tier cake with florals.
Favors: For favors, the couple gave out mints in tin cans adorned with gold ribbon. Jeanie’s friend also made fruit popsicles which was a huge hit for the guests.
DIY Deets: Though there were a lot of DIY projects (seating charts, signages, table numbers, dessert set up, table lay out), unfortunately a lot of them never made it to the venue.
Wedding Planning Advice: Get a wedding planner ASAP.”
Photography: XO and Fetti Photography | Reception Venue: Occidental | Floral: Florals and events | Videography: The Byrd Sisters | Wedding Cake: The Cakery Bakery | Makeup: Makeup by Sung | Hair: Makeup by Sung | Wedding Dress: Bella Wedding Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux Shop | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Wedding Bridal | Veil: Bella Wedding Bridal | Headpiece: Bella Wedding Bridal