Although Diane and Robert are Southern Californians, it took going all the way to Korea to meet. “We met in Korea on a trip after high school. We were friends for about 4 years after that before we ran into each other at Busby’s and Robert confessed his ginormous crush on me.” After four years of dating, Robert popped the question, “It was our four year anniversary and I love Christmas lights so he took me to the Venice canals to look at a Christmas decorating competition. Then he took me on a canoe he had secretly rented and we went out on the water. As we went around the corner, there were a series of bridges that were decorated for Christmas. On one of them, my close friends were holding lights that said “Marry Me.” After dinner, he also surprised me with all of our friends and family at a nearby bar.”
The love Diane and Robert share is very sincere and moving. Their excitement to start their life together, the support they have for each other that was tempered by each of them losing their father, and the joy of sharing this day with their family and friends was all evident in every aspect of their day. Just like Diane and Robert, their Smoky Hollow Studios wedding was beautiful and unique. The venue had a warm yet industrial vibe, with tons of chalk board walls around. One read “Diane & Robert” and was a scene stealer at their reception. Old books, a quirky kitchen and stunning natural light made for a relaxed setting for Diane to get ready, and the perfect place for Diane and Robert to share first looks. After they saw each other for the first time, we took them outside along with their bridal party. There were black and white images peeling off the sides of huge walls that provided a very cool location for some bridal party shots! The ceremony was a cozy setting with a candlelit aisle way and a large window up front. Their reception had so many beautiful details, including a beautifully sung rendition of “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by some close friends, a seat assignment chalkboard in calligraphy, and a sweets table consisting of cheesecake, danishes, pies and wedding cake. While dancing the night away guests were also treated to super yummy treats from Portos Bakery, a coffee bar and shortly after, Diane and Robert had a sparkler exit. Congrats you two! We were beyond excited to be part of such a gorgeous day!
Venue – Smoky Hollow Studios / Wedding Coordinator – Echo Events / Hair & Makeup – Grace Lee / Videography – Andrew Rusty Park / Furniture Rentals – Rustic Events / Tableware Rentals – Choura Events / Florals – Eden Nursery / Officiant – James Yim / Coffee Stand – Copa Vida / Desserts – Portos Bakery