Thanks to Stacey and Brett for being so fabulous and so wonderful to work with. I have such incredible memories of our day together as their Oviatt Penthouse Wedding photographer. They were an absolute joy to photograph, always full of heart and emotion. And Photographing the bridal party in the streets of L.A. (stopping traffic) was a true highlight!!
Stacey and Brett met working as musicians in film and television, so they enlisted the talents of their friends to provide special touches for their wedding. Stacey, a former music supervisor, selected ceremony theme songs from movies, and a custom score was written by friends and composers, W.G. Snuffy Walden and Steve Dorff. The first dance was an original song written by the groom. As a composer and former music editor, Brett worked with Stacey to make a custom movie shown during dinner. Casablanca was projected on the penthouse wall while the band and DJ played throughout the evening. They were honored to have friends, well-known musicians, sit in with the band for special songs.
The bride’s mother made custom table runners and pillows and the groom’s father made the cake topper – miniature figurines of the couple with their two dogs, each playing instruments to form a family band. The bride worked with her brother-in-law, a graphic designer, to make a custom movie poster that served as a welcome sign, featuring a photo from their Next Exit engagement session and listed their “cast and crew” as the wedding party, family and vendors. (see the end of the post for details!)
a note from the bride and groom:
Photography was the one wedding vendor choice we both equally obsessed about, so we conducted extensive research to find the perfect photographer in all of L.A. We agreed Next Exit had the best quality photos in their extensive portfolio – excellent in-focus composition while capturing the emotions, which were also very important to us. We also loved the idea of working with such a fun husband and wife team. We were thrilled to learn that Cat was available. After meeting with her in-person, we knew she was our gal! It was crazy how quickly the actual wedding day came and went, but Cat and her team were there capturing every detail we were hoping to savor, making it fun in the process. We and our entire wedding party will never forget her fearlessly leading us through the streets of downtown! We got all of the family, wedding party and detail shots we wanted, plus so many wonderful, candid emotional moments that we weren’t expecting. We have always imagined our home decorated with beautiful photos from our wedding one day, and we are so glad we trusted Next Exit to deliver! Thank you so much, Cat and Adi! We have enjoyed keeping in touch and will continue to follow their gorgeous body of work. Love, Stacey and Brett
the bride and her brother – loved them together!
One of my favorite first look shots, EVER! ——-vvvv
Locations: Los Angeles Athletic Club Hotel & Oviatt Penthouse | Hair & Makeup: Chelsey B Bridal Hair & Makeup |Coordinator: Icing On The Cake Events
Caterer: Truly Yours Catering | Cake: Susiecakes |Flowers: Charlie & Olivia | Decor: D.I.Y.
DJ: EV Entertainment | Band: Babylon Social Club with musician and songwriter friends as special guests | Video: Grover House Productions
Paper Goods: Rogue Poet Studios and D.I.Y. | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Wedding Salon: Glamour Closet | Bride’s Shoes: Glint | Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang
Groom’s Party Reception Shoes: Design Your Own Converse | Red Carpet Wine & Spirits