Alexandra + Michael = Married at LA Arobretum and Rococo Room!

Alexandra and Michael had a lovely intimate wedding at the Los Angeles Arboretum’s rose garden, a place I’ve shot at before and love returning to. I’ve been looking forward to this wedding since I met Alexandra and Michael many months ago. After having fun with them during their Disneyland engagement session, I knew I was in for a lovely day during their wedding. I was prepared for blistering heat, too, but thanks to our unseasonably mild summer the weather was beautiful and the temperatures lovely. It was a perfect day for a wedding.

Thank you, Alexandra and Michael, for allowing me to share in such a special day. It was truly an honor to witness the love you have for each other. Hope you had a wonderful honeymoon, now it’s time to enjoy married life! Here are a few of my favorites…

The day started at the apartment the couple shares where Alexandra stepped into her gorgeous Maggie Sottero dress. The stunning hair and makeup on Alexandra and her bridesmaids is the work of Kelly Zhang‘s team.

bride putting on jewelry

bride and bridesmaids in pink dresses

iXora Floral Studio are responsible for the amazing flowers.

bride with pink and white bouquet

bride walking down aisle with parents

I love the way these two look at each other. So much love!

groom and bride during ceremony

bride and groom backlight by the sun

Alexandra and Michael allowed lots of time for portraits around the Arboretum, which was a lot of fun for me!

bride and groom at los angeles arboretum

bride and groom romantic portrait

bride and groom in front of waterfall

bridal portraits la arboretum

los angeles arboretum wedding photos

bride and groom at garden

arboretum wedding photos

The reception was held at the Rococo Room at Cafe Santorini in Pasadena. Such a cozy place for a small reception. It was lovely. As was this cake made by Fantasy Frostings!

white wedding cake with pink flowers

wedding wishing tree

pink and white wedding flowers

fuschia and white wedding flowers

So, Michael proposed to Alexandra at their favorite restaurant and, unbeknownst to her, had someone filming the entire proposal. He shared the video with everyone at the reception and it was quite sweet.

bride and groom watching video

bride and groom watching video

bride and groom first dance

bride and groom toast

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  • Blair - So beautiful, you did an amazing job!

  • Candice Benjamin - Beautiful!!!! I was waiting on the edge of my seat for this post. :) You did an amazing job!

  • Adrienne Gunde - Love the Rococo Room! Such lovely images Heidi!

  • stacy - fab looking couple, nice!!! shots

  • Bethany Belle - As always you did an amazing job, these are gorgeous! They all turned out so beautifully and I know they will love them!

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