Today is a suuuuuper special day. There's the obvious--it's July 11 so 7-11 is handing out free slurpees (duh.) but more importantly, it's Lyndsay and Jake's one year anniversary! [This shows you how terrible I am at blogging... I've waited an entire year to dish about this gorgeous couple]
Lyndsay and Jake were, and will forever be, some of my favorite clients. They sort of taught me what a "unicorn" is and I'm eternally grateful for their sweet nature, rad sense of style, joy and humor, and their incredible trust in me to execute their vision. [For those of you wondering, a "unicorn" is the elusive perfect client... trusting, enthusiastic, flexible, fun, totally in love, and just generally awesome] There were just too many special details and incredible moments about this day to mention.
Non-negotiables for their incredible day included an amazing live band (when the mother of the bride is personal friends with EVERYONE in the country music industry, there are BIG shoes to fill!); a burger bar inspired by the bride and groom's first date at 25 Degrees (no 4 course meal here--messy fingers and more time to dance was the way to go); frozen bananas because they're Jake's fav; a meaningful juxtaposition of her Baptist roots and his Jewish heritage, customized cocktails (with take home recipes!) by their dear friend and lifestyle expert, a first dance song performed by his brother and her sister, and lots and lots of laughter.
Pretty epic right? Just like their first look in Public Kitchen, the very place where their officiant Jim J Bullock ruined his knees doing standup three decades ago.
With a backdrop like the Hollywood Roosevelt, you really can't go wrong. We embraced the old Hollywood glam vibe, but peppered that with some bohemian style and modern elements for a vibe that was more relaxed and less theme-y. I worked with Lyndsay to put together my most favorite bridal party look to date--half her ladies in Holywood-esque dresses, half in more boho styles with flower crowns. Sounds "all over the place;" looks like perfection. And the guys were pretty much the epitome of dapper in their The Black Tux suits.
When it came to design, Lyndsay and Jake couldn't have been more trusting. They were so enthusiastic when I proposed a mix of metallic gold, geometric lines (this was back in 2014 so I totally get points or originality ;), mixed table shapes and linens, enough candlelight to set the grapevine on fire, and customized wood block risers as centerpieces. We created a color palette and design concept that felt true to the iconic venue and yet modern and casual.
The ceremony in the historic lobby was romantic and moody with candles, and greenery draping from a beautiful chuppah and tallat above. Simple, yet dramatic.
Happy Anniversary favorites! and thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for allowing me to be a part of your incredible day of devotion to one another <3
Planning, Design, Coordination: Vanessa Noel Events
Photography: Anna Delores Photography
Videography: Reign Films
Venue: Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Band: Scott Cummings Music
Floral Design: Primary Petals
Linens: ModMix Studio
Rentals: Town and Country Rentals
Specialty Rentals: Pretty Vintage Rentals
Day-of Stationary: Prim & Pixie
Invitations: Rifle Paper Co.
Hair and Makeup: 10.11 Makeup
Cake & Desserts: MJB Cakes