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What a bright and colorful fall wedding I get to share with you today! Melissa and Brad wanted to keep their wedding small and casual with a lounge style feeling, and The Alexander Hotel was the perfect choice! With it’s vibrant art installations and modern decor, The Alexander gave us plenty of fall color and a warm and cozy space for portraits on a blustery day.
We started out the celebration with Brad and Melissa’s first look in Plat 99, a whimsical and luxurious lounge designed by artist Jorge Pardo. They opted to have their entire wedding party present for the big moment, and I love being able to see everyone’s reactions!
When I arrived at The Alexander, I spent a bit of time scoping out portrait locations, but the weather was so unpredictable that we decided to stay inside and take advantage of the beautiful interiors and inventive art installations instead. I absolutely love how these spaces were the perfect backdrop for the wedding party, our couple, and even the extended family!
For their intimate and modern ceremony, Melissa and Brad chose to use The Gallery space and dress it up with bright florals, transparent chiavari chairs, and soft pipe and drape walls. They had a mutual friend officiate, and I love how often she had everyone laughing during the ceremony!
We wrapped up the evening with a cocktail style reception in Plat 99, and I had some serious drink envy watching the guests enjoy the mixologist creations! I did try a little of the truffle popcorn, and it was heavenly!
My favorite moment of the night was probably when Brad helped Melissa change from one pair of five-inch heels to another (which was apparently more comfortable? I rarely wear heals, so I was uber impressed by Melissa’s wedding shoes and backup shoes.)
This nontraditional wedding reception still had a gorgeous cake, laughter-filled toasts, and a sweet first dance between the bride and groom.
Melissa and Brad, thank you so much for inviting me along to capture this day! I am so happy for the two of you, and I can’t wait to share your full gallery of images just as soon as they are ready!