Cafe Pinot Wedding, Part One |Benny and Marion
Benny wouldn’t say that he is an emotional guy. Necessarily. It’s not that he isn’t warm and kind and genuine – because he definitely is. It’s that he has never found an emotional home, a place for his heart to find peace, acceptance, and rest.
Marion is a graceful woman with a brilliant mind, and she wouldn’t describe herself as emotional either – until she met a charming boy halfway across the world, and they ate popsicles together on a sunny afternoon. When it comes to Benny, she has found her emotional home, too.
Benny and Marion’s relationship began in Shanghai, developed through Harvard, and endured long distance as Marion finished medical school in Chicago and Benny dove into business. They are a graceful pair of souls that operate with confidence and passion, and they chose the picturesque Cafe Pinot tucked in the heart of downtown Los Angeles for their wedding. This black tie celebration was nothing less that elegant, and friends – I’m in love with this wedding. The moments, the details, the couple – everything felt so right for these two, and Jeff and I felt incredibly inspired by their genuine hearts.
A huge thanks goes out to Caroline Cha and her team at Serenity Events for designing and coordinating this wonderful day. We began with the guys and the girls getting ready at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, and then hopped over to the Walt Disney Concert Hall for their First Look and portraits. Grab a cup of tea, my friends, and prepare yourselves for a LOT of beautiful images today and tomorrow!
Benny and Marion’s downtown LA wedding at Cafe Pinot continues with Part Two tomorrow with all of the elegant details and seriously beautiful moments throughout the reception. This was such a gorgeous evening – you definitely don’t want to miss this one!
Wedding Photography : The Youngrens | Ceremony Location : Cafe Pinot | Reception Location : Cafe Pinot | Event Design : Serenity Events | Floral Design : Flower Allie | Cake : Cafe Pinot | Dress : Anne Barge | Shoes : Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses : Jenny Yoo | Make-Up : Studio mm+b | Hair : Studio mm+b | DJ : Nightlife Entertainment | Reception Lighting : TMMPRO | Gown Boutique : Belle Vie | Wedding Videography : FonD Productions | Stationery : Bella Figura | Officiant : Pastor Jon Olson | Favors : E+M Wedding Favors |
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