Megan and Todd’s wedding at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena was the perfect mix of rustic chic decor with classic, ballroom elegance.
I’ve fallen head over heels for the navy and neutral colour palette, pretty moss details, white roses, blush pink dahlias and chic stripes. And I’m pretty much obsessed with Megan’s timeless bridal style…
She teamed a layered lace Rivini wedding dress with with the perfect amount of sparkle – glamorous earrings, waist cinching sash and delicate hair pin peeking out from underneath her cathedral length, lace trimmed veil.
Orange Turtle Photography captured all the romance and beauty of Megan and Todd’s special day perfectly.
From The Bride…
We want to create a feeling of timeless elegance. We liked the idea of having neutral colors and lots of natural elements to allow for our venue to speak for itself.
I wore a strapless lace gown with a cathedral length lace trimmed veil. My bridesmaids wore grey chiffon floor length dresses with stain sashes that had fabric flowers attached to them.
I really wanted the flowers to be very natural and timeless. We used a lot of wooden boxes and baskets (the flower girl basket was covered in moss) and the chuppah was made of wood covered in moss and dahlias. The flowers were all in the white family and consisted of mostly garden roses, dahlias and queen anne’s lace.
We had an interfaith service that included some Christian traditions as well as Jewish ones.
Décor & Details
Our décor was minimal in order to highlight the beautiful historic hotel we were surrounded by. We did want to add a few quirks to elevate the day and bring a little something special to the day.
Our escort card table was a replica of the Hollywood sign and spelled out MR & MRS in the background. We also included different pictures of our bulldog on our table numbers to add a little whimsy to the day.
We love comfort food and found it important to include late night snacks that were made available during the late night dancing. The food included lobster corn dogs, sliders, tomato shooters with grilled cheese sticks, homemade marshmallows and donut holes (in honor of our bulldog Dunkin named after our favorite donut shop).
The Wedding Music
Our recessional was a guitar and violin rendition of “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts in honor of my obsession with the show Friends. Our first dance was to an acoustic version of “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol.
Orange Turtle Photography
We spent a long time looking for the perfect photographers. We met a bunch of people that we didn’t feel were right for us and were then recommended to meet Orange Turtle Photography by our wedding planner and it was a perfect match.
We wanted to find photographers that would be able to have a specific point of view and tell a story through photo. We knew that the pictures would last much longer than the day would and wanted to make sure they were able to re-create that special feeling for years and years to come!
Advice For Other Couples
I am a natural planner. I had binders, excel spreadsheets and lots of Pinterest pins. After planning my sister’s wedding I knew there was a ton of options and the biggest piece of advice I could give is to know that you cannot make a wrong decision.
The day is about the words spoken between husband and wife, the rest of it is beautiful icing on the cake. There are lots of flavors to choose from and they are ALL delicious!
Congratulations Megan and Todd!
Thanks to Orange Turtle Photography for sharing these beautiful photos.
Don’t you just adore their ceremony decor? Moss and stripes are such a pretty combination!
And isn’t Megan one of the classiest brides you’ve ever seen?!
- Be inspired by more beautiful Real Weddings -Photographer: Orange Turtle Photography / Venue & Catering: The Langham Huntington Hotel, Pasadena / Bride’s Dress: Rivini / Bridal Salon: Erin Cole / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Beverly Harris / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Flowers: Bob Gail Events / Invitations & Stationery: Shine Wedding Invitations / DJ and Photobooth: Just Dance Events