When we first arrived at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles on Saturday, one thing was evident: Katie & Rick could not wait to marry each other. Those were the first words out of Rick’s mouth when Nate entered his hotel room, and as I photographed Katie in front of her hotel room window, backdropped by the Staples Center, she paused a moment to breath and fight back tears. She was smiling as she regained her composure, stating, “I’m just so excited.” During their first look at Carondelet House, Rick could not take his eyes off of Katie and her stunning Tara Keely gown, and when she walked up the stairs to their courtyard ceremony he broke into a huge smile, as did she. Their personal vows to one another were equal parts hilarious and heartfelt, enveloping everything that they are as a couple and enough to pluck at even the hardest of heart strings.
Over the past year we have had the pleasure of getting to know Katie & Rick and it couldn’t be more plain to us that they belong together. They compliment each other so well, and truthfully we simply adore them. They have been so much fun to work with to the point that we refer to them not as clients, but as friends. And to top it off, their wedding was extra incredible thanks to the assembled team of truly amazing vendors– Hallie Slade and the girls at La Boheme Events made the day flow effortlessly with their impeccable coordinating skills, Amy Jordan of Stella Bloom Designs created the stellar florals, the delicious food was created by Tender Greens and Paradise Pantry, & the dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes. We can’t forget to mention the perfectly adorable paper goods from Prim & Pixie or the sweetest Officiant Barbara Laughray. Katie & Rick–we were so honored to be the ones to document your wedding day. Truly. We love you guys! Cheers to your new marriage & this next chapter in your life! :) –A&N
See more of Katie & Rick’s Carondelet House wedding by watching the slideshow below: