Maria + Dave!!!

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Bridal shop owner and designer Maria married David almost three years to the day after their first date – which was, believe it or not, Valentine’s Day. After a traditional ceremony in Los Angeles’ oldest cathedral, East and West Coast families and friends collided in a disco-meets-prom, dance-til-you-sweat-out-the-open-bar bash at the HNYPT.

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Maria knew from the start that she would be making her own dress. She was immediately drawn to the classic silhouettes of the 1950’s and 60’s, but wanted a modern, edgy twist.

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Who’s cuter than these kiddos?

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The space, the occasion, and the art direction informed Maria’s gold-studded princess gown, her Westeros-esque hair piece (Heart of Gold), and the contrasting sleek, sequined dresses of her two bridesmaids – all designed and hand-constructed by Maria.

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The up-and-coming warehouse venue in Downtown Los Angeles ignited on an unseasonably warm February night. The rustic white brick and vaulted white wood ceilings were a canvas for a dazzling DIY mirror ball installation and gold, silver, and hot pink accents throughout that celebrated both Valentine’s Weekend and the couple’s non-traditional aesthetic –“Deco-Space-Bowie,” as Maria puts it. With the help of family and friends, the couple designed, planned, and executed the entire reception themselves.

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With the In-N-Out Trailer serving up all-you-can-eat Animal Style, Love Tempo DJs keeping the dance floor packed all night with hits from the Dianna Ross to Rick Ross, the merriment was so high-energy that an after party was not physically possible.

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Photography: Lucky in Love

WeFlowers: Flowers by Isabel

Hair and make-up: Sher my Make Up

Music: Love Tempo

Food: In -N- Out Burger and Lemonade

Suits: Asos