What happens when two artistic visionaries decide to say "I do"? ABSOLUTE MAGIC. Imagine walking into a dope multi-room loft in DTLA with white walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and multiple art installations created just for the big day... that was the scene for Kayla + Fouad's wedding. Not only was it like walking into a modern art exhibit, but it turned into one of the biggest parties of the year. The couple had traditional Arab musicians come in and surprise the guests and suddenly everyone was dancing and clapping and singing and it felt like a parade had just kicked off. This wedding was one of our favorites of the year. Just take a look for yourself to see why...
Venue: Hudson Loft
Coordination + Florals: Willow & Wine
Caterers: Stone Fire Grill
Q: What was your favorite part of the wedding day?
Fouad: Kayla and I shared a first look and that was very special for both of us. Right before that, Kayla and I exchanged cards while we were both in our rooms, and Kayla had put together a letter, with photos, art and writings she had written when we first started dating in 2012. Let's just say I couldn't keep it together. Once the wedding was over, the best part was seeing everyone we loved, family and friends, having a great time in a beautiful setting. There could not have been a better blending of cultures, backgrounds and love. Cue the Arab musicians!
Q: What was the most stressful part of the planning process?
Fouad: Planning any event for 250 guests in the middle of DTLA and they basically close the entire block due to construction, while trying to remain within budget is anxiety-inducing in itself. Side note: we did not remain in budget, ha!
Q: When envisioning your wedding what was the one most important thing to you?
Fouad: Kayla and I simply wanted to throw a party that represented who we were as individuals and artists, and celebrated love. We chose what the most important part of weddings were to us, and stripped everything else back. We wanted to represent our families, culture, religious background, artistic side and overall, who we were. We kept it traditionally untraditional.
Q: What is the best piece of advice for someone planning their wedding now?
Fouad: Take a moment to stop and enjoy the moment. And, don't take any shots.
Kayla: I would definitely say to not sweat the small things. Fouad and I spent so much time obsessing over every little detail to be sure the day was perfect. What I realized was that none of the details are what made it "perfect". It was simply the feeling of the day that transcended above all other things. The joy and togetherness on the day was unbelievable!
We told you this was a special one... modern, cultured, artisitic, and insanely fun! We have a lot of love for all our W & W clients, and these two are no exception. Kayla + Fouad, thank you for letting us be a part of the best day of your lives--it was truly an honor!