A Robert and Sandra
Langham Huntington Hotel
Photographs by Heidi Ryder Photography
A beautiful wedding for a wonderful couple celebrating athe legendary Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. This grand hotel is one of my very favorite venues. The moment your car arrives in the circle drive you feel spoiled by the staff. The lobby entrance is always filled with beautiful flowers. Every member of the staff goes out of their way to make your time at the Huntington extra special. For our couple, we were fortunate to have their wedding in the Japanese garden bridge with chairs surrounding them by their friends for a magical ceremony where everyone had a fabulous view. I love this alternative option to the classic wedding aisle.
For the reception, we were in a ballroom which was build with attention to detail unlike many of the modern ballrooms. The woodwork was prestine. A china cabinet in our room made the event feel more intimate as if we were in a grand parlor not as guests but as part of the rich history of the hotel which we were creating with our wedding.
A Fall wedding, our bride selected rich red hues with accents of gold. From the bridal party bouquets to the lighting of roses on the ballroom walls every detail was gorgeous. A mix of two cultures as we wed a bride from Honduras and a groom from Ireland, both were represented. For our gentlemen we brought in Clauddagh dancers to lead in the grand entrance and perform a special dance for our guests during dinner. For our bride we brought in a world renowned Flamenco Guitarist and dancer. Her foot pounding, high energy dance started of the night of dancing for all.
Wedding Hair and Make-up
Spoil yourself by hiring a professional hair and make-up artist to you look your very best on your wedding day.
Spanaish lace wedding gown hangs beautifully in the window for this silhouette portrait. We hired a seamstress to add beaded crystals to the waist.
White and Blush Bride's Bouquet
Gorgeous roses with in white and a hint of blush.
Red Rose and Calla Lily Bouquet
Fall bridesmaid bouquet with red roses and dark calla lilies.
Flower girl nosegay
A red spherical ball of roses created a sweet nosegay for our flower girl.
Bride Photo with Bridal Party
Surrounded by her best friend and her daughter, our bride was glowing with happiness.
Red wedding shoes
Never short with surprises our bride changed from white shoes to red shoes before her grand entrance. Red shoes were so much fun for dancing.
Photo wedding programs
Engagement photos were matted on the cover of our wedding programs.
Red Rose Box for Escort Cards
Escort cards rest among fully opened red rose heads for a beautiful presentation.
Langham Hotel Wedding on the Bridge
Love the red bridge for the wedding ceremony. Guests were seated on both ends surrounding the couple with love. This bridge is featured in the Chinese gardens at the Huntington Hotel.
Hooray for the Bride and Groom
Langham Hotel Wedding
Historical grand hotel in Pasadena, the Langham Huntington Hotel, was the perfect backdrop for a wedding kiss.
His and Hers Cocktails
Irish Whisky for the gentlemen and The Spanish Rose cocktails were featured as speciality drinks at our open bar cocktail reception. I love the giant ice cube in the whisky.
Rose Lighing Pattern on the Walls
Our lighting designer knocked it out of the park for this wedding.
Lush Red Sweetheart Table
Red roses dripping with hanging amaranths adorn our sweetheart table. Red toasting glasses complete the table setting.
Beautiful Red and Gold Chargers
Red and Gold Charges set the table with a menu of the evenings dinner adorned with a red rose.
World winning clauddagh dancers stormed the dance floor and wowed the guests.
River Dance Tribute
Amazing Irish dancers show off their world championship tap dancing with rhythmic sounds and high jumps.
Flamenco Dancer with Adam Del Amonte
World renowned Flamenco guitarist strummed while his dancing partner awoke the audience with her fiery dance moves. Guests threw their roses onto the dance floor in celebration.
White Wedding Cake
All White Wedding Cake
Irish Coat of Arms Groom's cake
You have to have some chocolate cake at the reception. I love when couples embrace the groom's cake. This may be my favorite groom's cake ever.
Wedding Cake Favor Boxes
Monogrammed boxes were filled with wedding cake slices for the guests to enjoy at home.