Same Sex Wedding at The Beverly Wilshire

_MG_5307I met these two wonderful gentleman in March of last year. (Their names and faces I am leaving out for privacy reasons) They wanted to have a wedding close to their home in Beverly Hills. I set to work to find a venue that would speak to them. After about 14 venues as they wanted to keep their options open, we went back to one of our first visits and our first choice. The Beverly Wilshire had everything they wanted, an outside ceremony location overlooking Rodeo Drive and a lovely ballroom for their 1940s wedding reception. My clients are big music lovers and love all the standards like Cole Porter and Girshwin so we had a jazz band and singer to play the standards while people dined on the best of the best and drank fine wines.

The room is very art deco so we chose to have an all red rose reception and it looked stunning. The color was beautiful against the gold tones of the room.

My clients loved the palm trees of Beverly Hills and it became a theme and tied in the décor from the save the dates, invites, menus and the beautiful cake.

The day came and my clients were calm as I had prepared them well for the big day and the fabulous upgrade to a larger suite was icing on the cake. As the day went on and listening to the speeches, I was moved as I came to know what a huge advocate they both are for gay rights in hearing their friends speak so highly of them.

One of my fave teams http://www.peardoncarillophotography.com took all the wonderful photographs of the day.

Butterfly Florals did the all fabulous arrangements.

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Pacific Event Lighting created the 1940s lounge mood.

Pacific Event Lighting created the 1940s lounge mood.

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The Butter End Bakery made the wonderful cake and tied in the palm trees.

The Butter End Bakery made the wonderful cake and tied in the palm trees.

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My team created the twin palms in their wedding suite as a surprise.

My team created the twin palms in their wedding suite as a surprise.

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