Spring Wedding at the 1909

Annie and Mike's wedding at the beautiful 1909 in Topanga was a color-filled love fest brimming with meaningful details and unique, memorable moments. It was truly a labor of love - their families were such active, amazing participants every step of the way, including their rescue pitbull, Mango. 

This wedding featured not one but TWO ceremonies. The first was a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony, hosted in the upper level of the 1909 building. The couple, their families and friends all donned traditional clothing, including the Ao Dai, a dress worn by both the bride and groom. It was a beautiful nod to Annie's rich culture and heritage, and an absolute treat to those of us who witnessed it. 

Then there was the traditional western ceremony, hosted in the beautiful outdoor amphitheatre. Their carefully crafted vows, the pitbull ring bearer, and the incredible florals were just a few of my favorite things. After that, dinner was served in the field. The wooden tables, mismatched vases of wildflowers, and the band playing in the background set the mood for an incredible meal prepared by the 1909. 

When it started to get dark, guests went back to the building for a memorable reception. Instead of the traditional first dance, Annie and Mike greeted guests with a first song. The talent that these two have, on top of being so kind and wonderful, was unreal. I love when couples break tradition if it doesn't suit them and instead opt to do what is representative of them and their relationship. Each love is unique - I love when weddings reflect that. 

The day wouldn't have been possible without this roster of top vendors: 

Photographer + Photo Booth - Teri B Photography
Day of Coordinator - Elise Roberts
Cake - Thao Cicala (the Bride's Aunt)
Bakery - Erin McKenna's Bakery
Officiant - LA Wedding Woman
Bartender - Lauren Andino
Florist - Ezai Floral Design
Caterer/Venue - 1909
Band - The Happiness Band
Vietnamese Tea Ceremony Coordinator - B-Spoke Events
Makeup/Hair - Absolutely Beautiful
Videographer - 20/10 Films

 

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All photos by: Teri B Photography