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Real Wedding | Tedi + Beau

Tell us a little about yourselves!

Tedi is a Photographer Producer and Beau is a Photographer living in Santa Monica CA. We met on set in Los Angeles about 5 years ago. It was love at first sight. Tedi was living in Portland, OR at the time and Beau was in LA. We did long distance for about 10 months and then Tedi moved to LA the fall of 2017. Beau has a ten year old son, who was the best man in the wedding. We also have a 3 year old Labradoodle.

Why did you decide to get married where you did?

Due to public restrictions relating to the pandemic, we wanted to have a private space and venue where we could get married regardless of potential shut downs. We decided to go with Tedi’s fathers home because of how private, quiet and intimate the setting is. We thought it would ideal to have it by a lake and large enough meadow to have all our guests arrive. We wanted the wedding to be 100% outside. We also were able to book and curate our vendor lists. We did have to bring everything in (furniture, kitchen, lighting, power, restrooms) etc but the space was a blank canvas and were able to transform it to what we wanted it to be. We also wanted our friends and family to have the best experience and time in Pasadena, CA. We decided to book rooms for our families and guests to stay at the historic, Langham Hotel in Pasadena. Most of our friends and families traveled from out of state and international to be here on our special day and thought that the Langham would be the perfect place for our guests to stay.

How many guests did you have?


Tell us about your outfits.

Tedi wore two Oscar de la Renta gowns with multiple footwear changes. It was great to have a short dress for dancing!

What was the most important aspect for you, in terms of planning your wedding?

Attention to every single last detail. Hiring an amazing planner to help organize and put together your vision. Lauren Doone Design did an amazing job communicating to all our vendors and brought our vision to life. She was instrumental in bringing the entire wedding together. It was a magical day filled with so much love and happiness.

Were there any elements that were important for you to incorporate?

We wanted to incorporate elegance and bright colors with a Southern California vibe. We ended up picking specialty cocktails and curating them with Nomad to make sure they were bright and colorful — welcome drinks included Aperol Spritz which was bright and colorful that we thought set off the wedding nicely. Since it was a backyard setting we wanted to tacos/Mexican catered by Nomada and late night Pizza catered by Speak Cheezy. Ladurée did a beautiful dessert spread including a 4ft croquembouche tower, several macaroon towers, eclairs and st honore. Beau and I both work in photography so booking the right partner for our special day was very important to us. Easton Kawasaki did a great job documenting our special day. Using both digital and film mediums to capture us. The florals and design were also very important. We love the The Boy Who Cried Flowers because they love blooms and bright colors. Tedi was able to collaborate with Anthony (florist) on design and vessels for the wedding. Tedi made all the ceramic vessels for the flowers and all the guests in the end could take the wedding floral vessels home as a gift. Asa Mono was commissioned to make the beautiful bespoke serving bowls. It was fun incorporating our style with the tables.

Any tips for couples getting married, particularly during the pandemic?

Plan ahead and be flexible! Several guests will most likely cancel days before the wedding. We tested all our guests and vendors on site before the wedding as we had a lot of family and friends traveling in from around the globe. As well as elderly family members which we thought put everyone at ease. Also, be prepared for costs and actuals to come in higher. Everything is more expensive.

Are there any vendors that you would like to tell us a little more about?

We really loved everyone we worked with. The Lighter Side did an amazing job lighting the space. We wanted our guests to dance and eat under a beautiful canopy of lights. They incorporated lanterns and thought it gave the overall vibe a nice touch. Downbeat was amazing. Everyone said how much they enjoyed the music. We ended up going with a hybrid approach - DJ/Live where we had musicians with instruments and a DJ/MC’ing the entire night. They really engaged with all our guests and everyone danced the entire night.

Our biggest shoutout is to our friends and families who came together to put this wedding together. Having a wedding at a private residence, is a lot of work and our parents, family and relatives really made everything special for us.

Photographer : Easton Kawasaki | Ceremony + Reception Location : Private Residence in Pasadena CA | Celebrant : Dustin Matinkhah (family friend) @dmatinkhah | Entertainment : Downbeat | Styling + Planning : Lauren Doone Design @laurendoonedesign | Hire : MTB (furniture) + Catalog (table ware linens) | Flora : The Boy Who Cried Flowers @theboywhocriedflowers | Makeup : Beauty by Melina @beautybymelina | Hair : J Smalls

@jaysmall | Catering + Beverages : Nomada (catering) @tastenomada + Nomad (cocktails) @nomadcocktailco. | Cake : Ladurée @ladureeus. | Stationery : Bliss + Bone (invitations and website) + Nubo Studio (wedding day) | Flower Vessels : Crane Wares @crane_wares | Bespoke Ceramics :

Asa Mono @asa_mono_ | Lighting : The Lighter Side | Tedi's Dresses : Oscar de la Renta @oscardelarenta | Beau's Suit : Dries Van Noten @driesvannoten | Engagement Ring : Bespoke J Brooks @jbrooksjewelers | Wedding Rings : Suzanne Kalan and Black Barc | Shoes : Manolo Blanik @manoloblahnik, Jimmy Choo @jimmychoo + Dries Van Noten @driesvannoten | Other Jewellery : Diamond earrings and necklace for Tedi | Beau's Lapel : Bespoke Oscar de la Renta @oscardelarenta


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