An Old Hollywood Vintage Burgundy & Gold California Wedding

April 11, 2019

Felicia came into my life while she planning a luxurious Old Hollywood wedding to the love of her life, Rodney. She had envisioned a burgundy/deep red theme with gold embellishments, vintage in style leaning towards the 1920’s era as her reception would be held at the Cicada Restaurant in California. Because I was familiar with that location, I knew which fabric would be perfect for her–the burgundy velvet–exactly the fabric she wanted. Because Felicia also needed a keepsake book box, we started on her project right away. (Boxes do take a bit of time to construct.)

During this time, Felicia and I would communicate back and forth a bit. As a rule, I always check in with my brides to see how they are doing emotionally and to see if I can help in any way. She sounded as if she had every detail under control–literally. Every single plan was almost etched in stone, and she didn’t seem at all anxious. The love she felt for her fiance was apparent in every word. She said that he was the calmest man she had ever met, that he was loyal and caring,¬†her anchor. I had absolutely no doubt about that.

Felicia began telling me about their wedding in greater detail, which I soaked up like a sponge. They would read The Apache Wedding Blessing during the ceremony. She was going to have a massive red bouquet. She was aiming for vintage Hollywood glamour, hair down, lacy mermaid-style wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline. She wanted an heirloom vow book to pass on to her future children.

I was so intrigued by this bride. I knew she would have no problems making her wedding day dreams come true, but I also knew that I was put on this earth to help make that happen as effortlessly as possible. Felicia is a modern-minded woman but with traditional values. I already knew I would send her a sixpence for her shoe, but I never expect the bride to use it as it was intended. (Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue…and a sixpence in her shoe for luck).

She did! Felicia wore the sixpence in her shoe all day and night long. I can relate to this woman. I did the same thing for my wedding.

What I am trying to say here is that I felt connected to Felicia from the very beginning, and believe it happens for a reason. I am placed into people’s lives to offer help in whatever way I can, whether it is writing a love story, creating a vow book or two, a box, wedding invitations, writing wedding vows or only to offer a piece of advice.

I couldn’t be happier with my career choice and am so thankful to have such incredible couples come my way.


Photographer: Lin and Jirsa | Vow Book: Wedding Story Writer | Venue: Cicada Restaurant | Cinematography: White Rose Production | Makeup: Makeup by Nikki La Rose | Hair: Farah with the Good Hair | Florist: Unique Floral Designs | DJ DJ Mochee | Lighting: Jack Tmm Pro | Rentals: A Rental Connection and Etablir Shop | Gown: JLM Boutique | Tux: Hugo Boss | Jewelry: Mark Broumand, Lindsay Marie Design | Cake: Frost it Cakery | Ring Box: Lumi Fine Jewelry | Pianist: Summer Swee Singh | Violin: Yasmeen X | Invitations: Jasmin Michelle Designs