Lisa & Brad : Neman Hall : West Hollywood, California

Tuesday, December 16, 2008



Now, I really have no idea why I haven't posted this event sooner as Lisa and Brad are truly one of the most wonderful couples I have ever had the chance to work with. And if I do say so myself, their event was just beautiful! But, I think it has something to do with the fabulous Mary Jane over at Mary Jane Weddings sending me over 700 amazing, amazing images to sort through!! Anyway, onto the details...

Lisa and Brad held their wedding and Russian extravaganza at Neman Hall in West Hollywood, which is truly one of the areas best kept secrets. While the outside might look like your average, everyday, banquet hall, the inside is sure to impress. This wedding was my first experience planning a Russian affair and it was just a blast! Anytime each dinner table gets their own bottle of vodka for shots throughout the night while enjoying a 15 course dinner, guests are sure to enjoy. Pair this with belly dancers, famous russian trumpeters and a bit of tango dancing and you get a wedding that will not soon be forgotten!

Lisa's color palette was black, white, eggplant and a deep red. She loves black and white damask and she wanted a very organic feel. We brought in my favorite, Holly Vesecky of Holly Flora, to pull off the event. She added touches of mini eggplants, plums and raw crystals into everything from the centerpieces to the aisle decor. In the end, I am sure the event was like no other her guests had seen before. Anyway, I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking!!

This isn't that great of detail, but I am just surprised someone is actually looking at my timeline. It must have been a posed shot!

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Sure, they look innocent and sophisticated, but this is the same group of guys that tried to feed me swigs from a flask while on the job. Of course, I wouldn't think of it, but don't be fooled by their sweet little faces.


I just love this series of images...the Beverly Hilton provided a great backdrop for photos!



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