Real Wedding: Bodee + Patrick’s Elegant Wedding

I am so excited to share this gorgeous wedding from the one and only Elizabeth Messina. Her photos are beautiful and timeless. If you don’t read her blog, Kiss the Groom, you really should. She shares the most beautiful photos and sweet poems. Ok, back to today’s wedding! The wedding took place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. From Elizabeth, I love this wedding. Bodee + Patrick are such a sweet couple and their style was a perfect mix of modern and classic. Bodee wore the most stunning pair of hot pink dior pumps.

I could not agree more about her shoes! And love Patrick’s socks.

red shoes and striped socks

pink shoes and red socks

Fabulous pink shoes are Christian Dior and Bodee’s dress is by Ulla Maija. How glamourous are they?!

From Bodee, I loved the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion….the gorgeous chandeliers….green carpeting, gold accents.. the fountains outside. It was all so glamorous! My theme was yellow/green springtime. I wanted a happy, bright wedding with a mix of glamour & elegance.

groom suit and striped socks

bride close up and pink shoe

bride with a yellow bouquet

My favorite memory was the reveal. Elizabeth brought my husband over to see me. His eyes were closed. I was so nervous. He opened his eyes and there I was. We embraced, kissed, cried...and spoke such intimate words to each other. Elizabeth captured those private moments...and I am eternally grateful to her.

The gorgeous bouquet and florals were done by Commerce Flowers. Hair & make-up by Karen from Kelly Zhang Makeup.

I love all the special moments that Elizabeth captures.

Simply stunning photos. Thanks so much Elizabeth for sharing your work with us today. And congrats to Bodee + Patrick. Much happiness to you both!

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  1. She can never go wrong. LOVE!

  2. Glorious!! This truly makes my day. Snow falling outside sideways, but inside my office it is glowing from this wedding!!

  3. Love the veil. Who made it?

  4. LOVE his socks and her amazing bouquet. Looks like a blast!

  5. The pictures are so lovely, but my favorite part of this post is the bride writing about the "reveal". That is always such a special moment for the couple! I love it!

  6. I love the shoes and socks! And the pops of colors with black accents…bright and modern but somehow still classic. Fantastic!

  7. The simplicity of the photos is absolutely stunning. What a beautiful wedding!

    Ellie Grace

  8. Such great moments captured by Elizabeth, the photos are stunning! Gorgeous shoes too!

  9. These are some GREAT pics! We took similar shoe/sock shots at our wedding b/c I wore pink flats and my husband wore black/grey/blue argyle socks! It's definitely a very minor but NECESSARY detail to add to a wedding. =)

  10. Love the shot of the bride+groom sitting on the bench against cool wall. Great job, Elizabeth.

  11. wow – Elizabeth Messina never disappoints

  12. I want her shoes so bad!

  13. Love the bride's wedding gown and the groom's socks.They both look good together!Wedding seems fun and full of happy moments.The photos clearly say it all!!!Congratulations!


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