Wednesday, August 26, 2015


 Anytime I run a shoot by LA-based photographer, Andie Freeman, the boards on Pinterest go wild. 
This morning's editorial is no exception.  Right smack dab in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, a group of intensely talented wedding professionals came together to pull off a great event called, The Big Fake Wedding. The venue, 440 Seaton, was a large industrial building in the middlet of the city surrounded by graffitied walls. From the roof, there was a breathtaking view of the Los Angeles skyline. Page Beauty created magic with their hairbrushes and makeup brushes on an already beautiful bride and her bridesmaids. The bridal gown was a stunning affair from Bride, a bridal boutique specializing in organic and eco-friendly gowns. The bridesmaid’s dresses were navy and a deep purple from Brideside. And the gentlemen wore fashionable tuxes from Friar Tux Shop. They laughed and they giggled and they truly enjoyed a great morning. The bride and groom were actually already married and would be renewing their vows at 7pm in front of a crowd that consisted of ladies that would soon be tying their own knot. The invitation suites were provided by Jasmin Michelle Designs and GubbaGumma with calligraphy by Typecast Lettering. While the ladies and gents got ready for pictures, the designers were hard at work creating stunning masterpieces. The bouquets and boutonnieres were created by Flowers by Ladybuggs. The lounge furniture came from Circa Rentals and provided little niches to get away from the hustle and bustle.Pappas Artisanal was hard at work smoking the meat outside for dinner. And then it was time. The finishing touches were put on the ladies and they donned their dresses and their jewels from MaeMae Jewelry. The photographers and videographers switched into high gear to capture every little nuance. Designers were hard at work finishing up their art. Day and Night Productions with a glass of Ferrari sparkling wine while they took in the beautiful entryway created by Paper Fox LA. They sat down at the ceremony area and gazed at the enormous dream catcher created by Laceroots and frankly.weddings. The lights, provided by Pacific Event Lighting, dimmed as the bridal party walked down the aisle. Travis grinned as Amanda walked down the aisle for a second time to avow her love all over again. Travis and Amanda has written their own vows. As the first kiss came, the crowd let out a roar and they danced back up the aisle. And then the party began! West Coast Flawless DJs kept the party going all night while guests enjoyed coffee and ice cream from Dripp, popsicles from Popsicle Culture, vegan and gluten free cupcakes by Cup my Cakes, and a photobooth by Petite Pix. After Travis and Amanda cut the cake and danced with all of their new friends, it was time to say goodbye. They had a great confetti sendoff, what a great idea brides!!! And the night was over. But the fun and inspiration was amazing!! Here’s to the Big Fake Wedding Los Angeles!

Photography: Andie Freeman Photography///Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Tables 2, 6): Flowers by Lady BuggsFloral + Event Design (Ceremony Backdrop + Tables 3, 7): Frankly.Weddings Floral + Event Design (Bar + Tables 4, 8):Laceroots Floral//Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 5, 9):Love Is Sweet/// EventsVenue:440 SEATON// Wedding Dress:Bride: Vintage, Eco, Independent// Jewelry: Mae Mae Jewelry//Hair + Makeup: PAGE Beauty///Bridesmaid Dresses: Brideside///Menswear:Friar Tux Shop///Socks: Sockprints//Catering: Pappas Artisanal Venue:440 SEATON Glassware + Signature Drink:Night & Day Productions///Dessert Bar:Cup My Cakez///Popsicle Bar: Popsicle Culture///Coffee Bar: Dripp// Day-Of Coordination: Blossom Events///Officiant:Rabbi Oren J. Postrel///Ceremony Musician:Sentimental Songwriting///Entertainment: West Coast Flawless DJs//Event Rentals: CMC PARTY RENTALS //Vintage Rentals (Bar + Lounge): Circa Rentals//Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting  Paper Props: Paper Fox LA///DIY Accents:Something Turquoise//Specialty Glasses: Let's Tie The Knot//Photo Booth:Petite Pix – A Photo Booth Company//Valet Service: AA VALET, INC.///Videography: Anchor Pictures Invitations (Painted, Hand-Lettered Suite): Gubba Gumma Studio ///Invitations (Travel-Inspired Suite with Wooden Accents):Jasmin Michelle Designs///Calligraphy + Signage: Typecast Lettering///Photo Magnets: Moments On Magnets// National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari///National Travel Vendor:Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel PARTNER: MyWedding, Ceremony Magazine, Black Sheep Bride, Something Turquoise, Love Gives Way//Submitted via Two Bright Lights


Edgar Vs. Wedding Videographer said...

So many beautiful images! I love one on the roof with the view of LA!

Colette Casher said...

Stunning images - love the beautiful dresses and bouquets!

Brad Fugere said...

I love the skyline! These photos are awesome!