Chunning & Blake got married today in an intimate, steam-punk inspired Beverly Hills Courthouse wedding.
One of the biggest benefits to courthouse weddings and elopements is that there’s a lot more time and flexibility to get creative with locations for wedding portraits. Blake and Chunning wanted wedding photos that were unique and urban, and those too words describe my very favorite kind of location — so we headed down to the LaBrea Arts District in Hollywood. Here’s what happens when a couple is willing to get adventurous and photograph in places like alleyways and city streets…
Chunning’s dress: White by Vera Wang
Bouquet: Made by the bride and the best man!
Check out the steam punk-inspired details — especially Blake’s peacock boutonniere and couture steam-punk cufflinks, made out of old wristwatches (and of course, Chunning’s pearls and bird cage veil, too!)
And just because you’re having a courthouse wedding doesn’t mean you need to forego a pretty wedding invitation (although you certainly don’t need to have one). Check out Blake and Chunning’s metal invitation — the details are on the front, and on the back is the Ovid quote, “Venus ventus temerarus.” Translation: “Venus favors the bold.”
After one of my most favorite couples portrait sessions ever, it was time to head to the iconic Beverly Hills Courthouse for the wedding ceremony.
And a few last “Just Married” photos of the new Mr. and Mrs. before they went off to celebrate with family and friends.
Congratulations, Blake and Chunning!
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