Have you ever smiled so much your jaw hurt? It happened to me when I first spoke to Troy Williams. As I listened to him describe his wedding to Craig Fields, I couldn’t stop grinning.
Exactly two years from the day Troy and Craig met at the snack machines at the Warner Bros. Studio in Burbank, they married in front of 180 lucky wedding guests at The London West Hollywood. The wedding theme was “Celebrate the Seasons of Love,” and every detail was perfectly planned, all the way down to their toast with chocolate milk instead of champagne (they’re not fans of the bubbly!)
I guess fabulousness comes naturally to Troy, who has helped plan the Feature Film Premieres and Parties for Warner Bros. for the last decade. Their save the date video was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. You have to go to their website and watch it!
At the garden ceremony in the Hampton Courtyard (where the USC Sirens sang “Seasons of Love” from Rent after the first kiss!), guests partied at a spring/summer-themed pre-cocktail area, then went up to the roof to enjoy an autumn-inspired dinner. After dinner, it was on to the Kensington Ballroom for the spectacular winter wonderland reception. The air was scented with peppermint, snowflake patterns in blue, lavender and white danced on the walls, and a winter-themed photo booth gave guests a chance to take a small piece of the night’s magic home. For dessert, Troy and Craig’s friends and family had some delectable choices: a Tiffany blue cake from Vanilla Bake Shop, cupcakes by Crumbs, and two dessert bars (one for candy lovers, one for chocoholics), courtesy of Wendy Creed Productions. They even had snow machines pumping snow outside the window to complete the winter setting!
That, dear readers, is what I call a celebration of love. I’m still smiling and I’m sure Troy and Craig are too!
Location: The London West Hollywood
Officiant: Dr. Kimber Lee Wilkes
Choir: USC Sirens
Wedding Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop, Santa Monica
Wedding Cake Topper: Charm City Cakes, Baltimore, Maryland
Cupcakes: Crumbs, Beverly Hills
Candy Bar: Wendy Creed Productions, Los Angeles
Lighting: Entertainment Lighting Services
Flowers: Maggie Jensen Floral & Events, Beverly Hills
Photographer: Powers Studios
Photo Booth: Polite in Public
Spring/Summer Cocktail Area Furniture: 15/40 Productions, Hawthorne, CA
Winter Ballroom Furniture: Designer 8 Furniture
Rentals: ELM Concierge, Baldwin Park, CA
Day Of Coordinator: Jennifer Wang of Events in Motion
No one wants a cookie-cutter wedding, but sometimes when browsing the ad-packed wedding glossies or bridal bonanza expos, it feels like your wedding is doomed to be generic.
One antidote to Generic Wedding Syndrome is to attend Soi Même, an intimate gathering of eco-friendly bridal artisans, served up in modern style on Saturday, August 29th from 11am – 4pm. Produced by Pink Cloud Events, Soi Même (which is French for “oneself”) will be held in the James Irvine Gardens at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in downtown L.A.‘s Little Tokyo.
Soi Même caters to independent-minded bridal couples searching for affordable, do-it-yourself ideas for a sustainable wedding. Also in the forefront are clever style ideas to make your wedding uniquely yours.
While you’re getting up-close-and-personal with your wedding experts, you’ll sample complimentary organic beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Loads of giveaways (including copies of our Southern California Here Comes The Guide resource book) will also make Soi Même a fun and worthwhile weekend outing.
Tickets are $25, and can be purchased here.