When Larisa and Greg were first engaged in October of 2012, they knew they wanted Natalie Sofer to assist them in planning the wedding of their dreams. Natalie runs a full-service event planning company in the Los Angeles area, and also provides month-of and day-of packages. By putting their trust in Natalie and her team, Larisa and Greg were able to relax and celebrate their wedding!
The afternoon started at the beach, an hour before the ceremony, where Larisa and Greg saw each other for the first time that day.
For the ceremony, Larisa and Greg shared their vows at St. Cross Episcopal Church, followed by a grand reception at the Redondo Beach Historic Library.
The reception was an elegant and intimate affair, filled with many personal touches. In the rear of the reception, bookshelves prominently displayed family photos, and a beautifully handmade marriage certificate was presented for all of the guests to sign.
Since both Larisa and Greg are huge movie buffs, the reception featured an “at the movies” theme. Each table was named after a favorite film, and unique and fun table placeholders helped guests find their dinner destination.
On their first date, Larisa and Greg had eaten at Canters Deli in Los Angeles, and shared a black and white cookie. To incorporate this fun fact into the wedding, there were individually handmade cookies for each guest to take home. We love that Larisa and Greg really infused their personalities and lives into their wedding day!
Larisa and Greg had expressed a desire to dance a lot during the reception, and to relax and celebrate with friends and family. Natalie was able to come up with a wedding day timeline that enabled them to do just that.
What a beautiful end to a perfectly coordinated day. Thanks Natalie for taking such great care of our wedding couples!