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!

Scott + Eileen | Agoura Hills + El Matador Beach, Malibu, California

Scott and Eileen came to us to help them create a reimagining of their wedding.  Married almost a year ago, and opting to have family and friends take their wedding photos, they didn't quite capture everything they were hoping for.  Challenge accepted!  We had an amazing time in Agoura Hills, California.  The two of them dressed in their wedding clothes, walking up and down the rolling hills, and a beautiful setting under an oak tree for them to recreate their ceremony.  To our surprise, they had written new vows to reconfirm the love they have for each other and recited them as the sun set behind the hills.  After the rustic setting, we headed to El Matador beach in Malibu, to catch the sunset and some beautiful moments at last light.  We wish Scott and Eileen love and light in their lives together and we feel so fortunate to be able to help them recreate these memories. 

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!!