Dave + Emily | Los Angeles, California

A Los Angeles love affair. Dave and Emily met in Los Angeles, fell in love in Los Angeles, and got married in Los Angeles. These two are so perfectly matched for one another with their quirky sense of humor, their no-nonsense personalities, and their endless love for one another. They lit each other up, giving us those perfect moments that you can't plan. The ceremony and reception were held at The Unique Space downtown. The Unique Space is definitely unique! With exposed brick and fun wallpaper throughout, graffitied walls outside, and a fantastic view from the rooftop, we didn't lack for backdrops. What we love most about this couple is they selected what was most important to them and skipped the rest. The mother of the bride made the wedding dress, they made beautiful paper flowers for the bouquets and boutonniere, had large balloons with tassels for the decorations, and the centerpieces were glass jars filled with oranges - which they donated to a homeless shelter the following day. One of the most important things for them was the food, which did not lack. Staying true to their LA roots, dinner was care of Roy Choi's Kogi Truck and dessert was by The Pie Hole, LA. The second of importance was photography, which we were honored to be able to provide. Sticking to what mattered most to them made for a fantastic, lovely party with a great group of family and friends. Dave and Emily, the best to you both!

Ryan + Stef | San Diego, California

Ryan and Stef tied the knot at the chic W Hotel in San Deigo, California.  These two are so adorable together…the whole day was filled with so much love and laughter. The hotel was the perfect backdrop for their colorful and modern, beach-inspired wedding. The ceremony on the rooftop was rimmed by the cityscape and the reception in the elegantly modern Great Room was catered by the Executive Chef of the W Hotel's Kelvin Restaurant.  The many details in and around the hotel made for some wonderful couple's portraits and a great dance party!  Congrats to Ryan and Stef, we wish them happiness for many years to come!

Bret + Stacie Engagement | Los Angeles, California

One of Vitae Weddings' very own, Stacie, is getting married in July!  We put together a simple, beautiful engagement session at Descanso Gardens, a botanical garden in Los Angeles County.  The weather in December was lovely and crisp, the leaves were golden, and the winter sun fell perfectly through the large California oak groves.  Bret and Stacie, both being photographers, graciously allowed the camera to turn on them and capture their adorable silly moments as well as their palpable love.  We cannot wait for the wedding!!