You know you’re blessed when you get the opportunity to work with amazing people, especially when those amazing people are referred to you by other incredible people. This was just the case with Katie and Kevin. Katie was referred to us by one of our other awesome brides – her cousin Heather, whose wedding we did at the stunning Richard Nixon Library a few years ago. Katie gave me a ring and said that she knew she wanted a planner and designer to bring to life her vision for her wedding at Hartley Botanica. And what a vision it was!
Katie and Kevin were not only a dream to work with, but their taste and style brought to fruition this incredible day, with detail after detail unfolding seamlessly. They truly knew how to infuse beauty, love and personality into every moment — from their framed, heartwarming quotes borrowed from movies like The Notebook and Forrest Gump, to their in-memory table honoring loved ones who couldn’t be present on their special day. Cocktail napkins were personalized with fun facts about the couple, signature drinks were flowing from the quenching cocktail bar, and even the wedding party gifts and vow books were adorably customized.
Katie’s bridesmaids wore beautiful gowns in shades of blush that perfectly accented the soft and romantic but modern feel of the day. Lush blush and white roses and hydrangeas were everywhere, from Katie’s bouquet to hanging on gold chandeliers. The huge, gold-framed seating chart and mirror welcome sign caught each guest’s eye, as did the stunningly beautiful gold and white wedding cake, adorned with flowers and topped with the new couple’s names. The delicious and decadent dessert station featured unique treats like mini “brookies”, mixed berry hand pies, and s’mores-on-a-stick — and the beautiful vintagey lounge furniture, including the inspiring sweetheart table, was the perfect fit. It was an honor to design this beautiful day, for such a beautiful couple!
Thank you so much, Katie and Kevin, for letting us be a part of your special day! We wish you both the very best!
photography: PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHARISE // florals + rentals: BELLE OF THE BALL DESIGNS // hair: NAOMI BARNES + HAYLEY WEINRICH // makeup: DOUBLETAKE MAKEUP ARTISTRY // dj: BRUCE BARRIOS PRODUCTIONS // transportation: CLASSY CHASSIS RENTALS + PEGASUS TRANSIT // wedding dress: ROSA CLARÁ // bride’s shoes: IVANKA TRUMP // bakery: FROST IT CAKERY // menswear: BAR III // bridesmaid dresses: BELLA BRIDESMAIDS // videographer: REVEL WEDDINGS // venue: HARTLEY BOTANICA // catering: COMMAND PERFORMANCE CATERING & LIQUID CATERING // officiant: PASTOR JON OLSEN // rehearsal dinner: WESTLAKE VILLAGE INN // engagement ring: SIMON G JEWELRY // invitations: WILD ROSE CREATIVE