Everything about Maggie and Brian’s outdoor wedding in LA is refined, down to the last detail. After finding a dreamy venue for both the ceremony and reception (Greystone Mansion), they chose a neutral color palette of taupe, beige, bronze and touches of lavender to blend well with the setting. A chic two piece dress and gardenesque florals were the perfect selections to keep all the details in line.
Read on for more from the bride about her wedding planning:
“Our love story began in Los Angeles when Brian and I first met as students at UCLA. As a result, we knew we wanted to get married in sunny Los Angeles after becoming engaged despite the fact that we were now living in New York City. We took a trip to LA during December 2015 and looked at multiple venues. Just when we were discouraged by the fact that we haven’t fell in love with any of the venues yet, we saw Greystone Mansion. It was perfect – the ceremonial garden area, the cypress tree walkway, and the breathtaking view of LA. I could just envision every detail of our wedding as we toured this Los Angeles hidden gem. Ten months later, our wedding was everything I wanted it to be and more, thanks to the amazing vendors we worked with.
With a color palette of taupe, beige, and bronze, with hints of lavender, we wanted to seamlessly blend our decor with the naturally beautiful setting of Greystone Mansions. I also wanted to keep my own look timeless, but with a modern touch. My dress was a two-piece from Monique Lhuillier with a lace beaded mini dress and an overskirt with slit and pockets. I wanted everything I purchased for the wedding to be wearable again beyond my special day, and I became frustrated when I could not find headpieces for me and my bridesmaids that fit the criteria at a reasonable price point. Therefore, I decided to design and create my own, and that is how Maggie Wu Studio was born. On the day of the wedding, each of my bridesmaids picked out their own headpieces that went perfectly with their convertible jersey dresses, which will hopefully be worn again sometime other than my wedding!
Needless to say, our wedding day came and went like a beautiful whirlwind, but it was truly the best day of our lives. We were so happy to share our special day with our dearest family and friends at such a mesmerizing setting up in the hills of the city where Brian and I first fell in love.”
Photography Sally Pinera | Videographer Seven Production | Month of Coordinator CCL Weddings | Hair & Makeup BeNYLA \ Florist Karen’s Garden | Catering Huntington Catering | Cake & Dessert Fantasy Frostings | Furniture Rental Etablir Vintage Event Rentals | Furniture Rental Found Vintage Rental | Furniture Rental Town & Country Rental | Mirror Calligraphy Letters to You | Escort Card Calligraphy Bespoke by Leslie | Lighting, DJ & Sound TMMPro | String Quartet Organic String Quartet | Pianist Pianist on Call | Piano Rental Kim’s Piano | Photobooth Hashtag Photobooth | Bride’s Dress Monique Lhuillier | Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses Etsy | Groom’s Tuxedo Zeglio Custom Clothiers | Hair Accessories Maggie Wu Studio
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