I always get a little nervous when it comes to photographing people that I know (only because I want to do my very best for them, since it's their special day after all!). So when Charlotte asked me to photograph her wedding, and told me that it would be on top of the Culver City Stairs at sunrise, I was super excited and anxious at the same time!
Looking back at it though, everything turned out beautifully! It was such a great privilege to be able to witness and capture my best friend get married to the man of her dreams in the city where they fell in love.
Here's Charlotte and Dave's sunrise wedding!
Charlotte stayed at the Culver Hotel in the heart of downtown Culver City, where the reception was held as well. We were up at 3 AM to get ready the morning of the wedding.
The theme of the wedding was green and gold. It was so nice to see how she integrated the color scheme in the details of her outfit! Charlotte's gown was also inspired by the traditional Filipino outfit, the Filipiniana, as a little nod to our motherland.
Have you ever seen a bride getting herself ready for her own wedding?
Das my BFF!
The venue for the ceremony was insane! We were on top of the Culver City Steps, overlooking the city. The weather was also perfect that morning!
Guests were greeted with blankets in case they got cold.
There was also freshly-brewed coffee available for those who needed that extra caffeine boost in the morning.
This was the moment where I started crying. :')
Such a sweet ceremony!
Afterwards, we took some time to take photos of the two of them and take advantage of that awesome early morning light.
Afterwards it was back to the Culver Hotel for breakfast!
If you've never experienced a breakfast buffet for a reception, you should! The food was amazing and it was what everyone needed after such an early start.
Here we saw the couple's first dance, the cake cutting, and hearing the best man's and maid of honor's speech.
It was a great celebration of love with their closest friends and family.
Wishing you both the very best!
Venue: Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook / The Culver Hotel
Flowers: Stems Floral
Dress: Fernando de Manila
Coordinator: Bowties and Bouquets
Cake: Fantasy Frosting
Rentals: Parlani Party Rentals
DJ: DJ Intrigue
Coffee: Coffe Cart LA
And special thanks to Sarah Cheng for helping me out with the photos!