Thom and Karina
St. Sophia Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception in Home
Beverly Hills, California
Photographs by Todd Johnson Photography
One of our favorite weddings planned on lucky 7-7-7. Fabulous bride with fabulous taste. We recreated their front yard into a Versailles wonderland that would have made Marie Antoinette jealous. Instead of a traditional tent we used fabric with billowed in the wind for an enchanting effect. Crystal chandeliers glistened in the sunlight. Fabulous food from our celebrity chef everyone with chilean sea bass with ginger miso sauce or braised short ribs with a fig balsamic reduction. An example of our catering at it's finist.
Bridal Portrait by Fireplace
Our bride prepared for her wedding at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. This historic hotel is the perfect location for a bride to dress surrounded by elegance. Photographers will have beautiful scenery all around them in the hotel.
Flower Bouquets for Aisle
Decadent rose bouquets decorate the wedding aisles.
The bridesmaids await the bride's wedding march.
The bride is escorted by her first love, her father.
St. Sophia Church
The Greek Orthodox church in Los Angeles is gorgeous.
Entry Gate with Wreath
Floral wreath hangs from the gate indicating the entrance into a beautiful wedding reception.
A harp is the perfect accompaniment to a wedding cocktail hour.
Michele begged the bride to let her decorate the swing hanging from the tree in her yard. Oh, how we are so happy she trusted the vision. This swing decorated in oodles of flowers was an absolutely perfect touch to the garden reception.
Tomatoes with Crab Stuffing
Tray passed hors d'oeuvres included bite size tomatoes with a creamy crab filling. Love our in house caterer.
Beef Tenderloin Roulades
Crusty bread with seasoned filet mignon. Delicious catering.
Playing in the fountain
The bride's daughter was entranced by the roses we floated in their fountain.
Pathway to the reception
We incorporated the existing sidewalk as the entrance into the wedding reception tent.
Everything we ever dreamed, our tent design would have made Marie Antoinette envious. Funny, because she was our inspiration.
A string quartet is an elegant touch for a wedding reception.
We decorated the tent walls with artwork to make the interior feel as if we are in a home.
Blue Linen with Sheer Overlay
For the guests tables we used a powder blue linen with a delicate overlay decorated with small floral embroider.
Powder Blue Head Table
For the head table we did not incorporate the overlay inviting the color of the blue tablecloth to pop in the room. We also made this one table long, centering it in the middle of the room. Long taper candles our are favorite decorantions.
Fresh Rosemary on Napkins
Menu cards with twigs of fresh rosemary our catering chef clipped from his garden that morning.
Gold gulded glasses
The tables were filled with oodles of gold rimmed glasses which resembled bells. Our catering team set a gorgeous table.
Guests choose between Sea Bass and Filet of Beef with Burgundy Sauce. Catering chef was nominated for an award for best catered meal by Special Events Magazine.
We could look at pictures of these beautiful tables all day.
Creamy Terra Cotta Centerpieces
Mix of rich rust, peaches and ivory flowers add depth to our floral centerpieces.
Long view of the Head Table
Surprise the chairs are actually plastic with three arches. These chair covers with added foam were originally designed for the Oscars. Powder Blue buttons replaced the originals to pull in the color of our linens.
Decorated Bridal Chair
Our bride looks regal at the head of the table with her fan.
Versailles Wedding Cake
Powder blue and rust decorations on our square wedding cake topped with an urn of flowers.
French Macaroon Favors.
Little boxes tied with ribbon were filled with french macaroons. What else would you guess to wrap up a wedding reception reminiscent of France. Our catering department nailed it.