Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Nikki & Chris

I love weddings. I really seriously do. Chris & Nikki's wedding was stunning, beautiful, chic, and crazy fun. They met in Chicago, where they grew up, and decided to move to Los Angeles together in pursuit of the film and television industry. They decided to have their wedding out here as well, and were joined by their closest friends and family from Chicago. They even hired a bus to shuttle everyone to and from the wedding.

The entire day was held at the beautiful Marvimon in Los Angeles. I was new to this location and was totally blown away - it's fierce and fabulous! It's actually where the owners live, but they vacate on the weekends when it's rented out for parties, events, filming, or weddings. It's an awesome 1920's warehouse that an Italian race car driver used for storing his crazy cool sports cars. The current owners bought it, renovated it into the gorgeous location it is now, pulled off part of the room to make a garden area, tossed in some fab-mod elements, and started living there.

Not only was the location amazing and the couple adorable, but they had AWESOME food. Chris and Nikki are both fans of the Food Network show "Two Dudes Catering", so they decided to all up chefs Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo and have them cater their wedding! Because of the coolness of this particular location, the kitchen is out in the main room and everyone was able to watch them work. They created some amazing appetizers, including some totally kick butt mini-hamburgers. ;-)

All in all, the day was pretty awesome. There was only one downside, which I will blog about later, but in the meantime, check out some super cool photos from the fab day! (PS - there are a lot!)

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The very appropriate art above the kitchen...
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Bling!!!
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Those AMAZING mini-hamburgers.....
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Mother/Son dance.... she was SO happy for him!
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And of course, some reception details! That's Vinny and Jon at the bottom. ;-) Also, they had these chic lamps (I have one at home that was identical to one of them - made me feel so hip). And of course, I had to experiment with photographing the fun disco lights...
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Whew! Ok, that's all for now. ;-) More details on how the night ended later. ;-)

~Brienne

1 comment:

Sandra said...

I can't wait to get my hands on these pictures! Working the purples into the album will be fun.