If you are planning a wedding right now, or having a bad day, or live for pinterest inspo, or are simply alive and breathing, stop everything you are doing right now!! You. Guys. Are. Going. To. LOVE. This. Wedding. Kate + Jack got married at one of our all time favorite LA wedding venues: the Palihouse in West Hollywood! This urban, modern space could not possibly be any more drool worthy! From Kate + Jack’s rooftop sunset ceremony, to their incredible courtyard dinner, every inch of their day was picture perfect. To say we are still obsessed, is an understatement. In fact, it was nearly impossible for us to pick which photos to feature from their wedding because we wanted to share each and every one! So get ready to blow up your pin boards with this real LA wedding, and hear from the couple themselves what their favorite part of the day was and some advice to those of you planning now…
When envisioning your wedding, what was the one most important thing to you?
The most important thing to us was making sure all of the elements came together to set the right mood, something that reflected our style and who we are.
What was the most stressful part of the planning process?
Jack: Good question. I think the most stressful thing was the invites and making sure that they got to everyone on time. There is a lot that goes into the creation of the invites and a ton that goes into the logistics of gathering addresses and getting the invites out on time.
Kate: All of it! For me it was definitely keeping track of and remembering everything that needed to be done and when it needed to be done by. Staying on top of the to-do list while actually accomplishing things on it and working full time jobs (Jack and I are both attorneys) is very difficult. Definitely get an amazing wedding coordinator for as long as possible! Renee Dalo of Moxie Bright Events was an absolute life saver the month of the wedding and I cannot recommend her enough.
What was your favorite part of the wedding day?
Jack: The first look, no question. I was so nervous about everything until I saw Kate.
Kate: This is a tough one. I think my favorite part was the ceremony itself - seeing him walk down the aisle with his parents (which is what brought me instant calm and peace), exchanging our vows, seeing all of our loving friends and family, and just relishing the moment together, at sunset, with our favorite music and people surrounding us.
What is something you wish someone had told you going into the wedding process? Or perhaps, the best piece of advice someone did tell you?
Jack: Give yourself a lot of time - whatever that means to you, more than you think you would need and space it out. It gets very time consuming and you want time off to do things other than wedding planning. The best piece of advice someone gave me was to be kind to each other throughout the process. Its stressful and you have to look at everything as a team.
Kate: I definitely second Jack's comment - the more time you have the easier it will be to really enjoy the process (and be nice to each other)! I would say though that the best advice I received, from multiple people actually, is take a few moments throughout your wedding day and really just observe the room, the people, the love . . . let what is happening sink it because the day goes by SO fast. Our officiant actually made us take a moment during the ceremony to look at everyone and just soak in the love, and I'm really happy he did!
To say we loved Kate + Jack’s wedding, would be an understatement. Every moment and inch of their wedding, was absolutely perfect. Cheers to a lifetime of love and happiness you two!
Venue: Palihouse West Hollywood
Photography: Gina & Ryan Photography
Florals: Willow & Wine