Indoor Wedding at The Proper Hotel in Santa Monica // Lawrence + Brittny

January 20, 2020

I first met Brittny and Lawrence at the Farmer’s Market in a quaint ocean side neighborhood in Los Angeles. We talked Wedding shop while shopping for apples and getting organic street tacos.

What struck me was how chill, honest and beautifully unique their stories were. They have had such interesting careers in a range of professions and lived in so many places. I learned so much in chatting with them and enjoyed lots of stories including how they met, fell for each other, got pregnant and engaged [and now married!] all in the course of a year.

Their Wedding Day was at the brand new Proper Hotel in Santa Monica. This was actually the very first wedding ever shot on the property!

These two got ready together in one of the beautiful suites and did a mini-first look up on the lush rooftop terrace. The Southern California winter rain was eminent most of the day so we did family shots and spent the rest of the day inside. The Proper is dripping with stylish details, celebrating a ‘looser kind of luxury’ culture, the new relaxing oasis of Santa Monica.

Brittny’s details included lots and lots and lots of baby’s breath and feathers. The day was about connection, about appreciation for the moments and love. They did a ceremony in the round under a bark, baby’s breath decorated chuppah and dinner in a similar style with lots of toasts and speeches.

Their first dance was one of Brittny’s favorite Van Morrison song ‘Into the Mystic’ specially performed by his daughter, Shana. Dessert was an impressive spread by the Messy Table and the night was full of fellowship and dancing. Lawrence did a surprise performance for his new bride and brought the house down.

Venue/Catering: The Proper Santa Monica, David Houde

Coordination/Planning: Isabel Kate Events

Makeup/Hair: Kristi Hesselberg

Floral: CaliRoots Design

Dessert: This Messy Table

Was the perfect finish to my 2019! Here are a few of my favorites: