Garden Wedding at JACCC in Los Angeles with Sage Green and Gold Decor

August 2, 2022

I recently photographed an absolutely beautiful garden wedding at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) in Los Angeles, CA. It was a beautiful sunny California morning and the sunlight created a beautiful glow in the garden.

First I met up with the bride, Chelsea, and her bridal party in the bridal suite at JACCC so that she could put on her finishing touches. The bride chose a beautiful Oleg Cassini bridal gown from David’s bridal and a pair of white satin Badgley Mischka heels for her attire.

Badgley Mischka bridal shoes
Oleg Cassini CWG926 bridal gown from David's Bridal and white Badgley Mischka heels

Chelsea’s mom helped her to tie up the back of the gown, while the bridal party admired her beautiful gown.

Bride is helped to get into her dress by her mother in the Bridal Suite at JACCC in Los Angeles, CA
Lace up back of Oleg Cassini CWG926 bridal gown from David's Bridal

Los Angeles Floral Couture created a stunning white bouquet for Chelsea that featured lush green accents and ferns. A showstopper for sure!

All white bridal bouquet with lush green and fern accents

Chelsea and Jared opted for a first look in the garden before the ceremony so that they could share a few quiet moments together before the day got hectic. Jared’s reaction to seeing his bride-to-be was classic!

Bride and groom share their first look on the garden bridge at JACCC in Los Angeles, Ca
Bride and groom share their first look on the garden bridge at JACCC in Los Angeles, Ca
Bride and groom share a kiss after their garden wedding ceremony at JACCC in Los Angeles, CA

After the first look, we took some time to take portraits before the ceremony. When we’re able to spread out the timeline like this, it helps to have a much more relaxed feel to the day and you get all the amazing photos you want!

Bride shows off her Oleg Cassini CWG926 gown and V402 Corded Lace edge fingertip veil from David's Bridal at JACCC garden wedding in Los Angeles, CA

The groom, Jared, had a beautiful white custom suit made for his attire. I’m kind of loving seeing both the bride and groom rock white on the big day – it looks so slick!

Custom white groom suit made in Thailand with Black tie and pocket square
Glowing bride smiles at her groom before their garden wedding ceremony at JACCC in Los Angeles, CA
Back of Oleg Cassini CWG926 Gown
Groom shows off is white custom suit before wedding ceremony in the garden at JACCC in Los Angeles, CA
Bride and groom share an intimate moment during garden wedding at JACCC Los Angeles, CA

Jared made the chuppah for the ceremony, such a great personal touch to make it extra special!

Chuppah at the ceremony site in JACCC garden wedding.
Couple marries under a chuppah at JACCC garden wedding in Los Angeles, CA
All white bridesmaid bouquets and sage green bridesmaid gowns from David's Bridal

I love this shot of all the guests looking on as the couple tied the knot at their garden wedding ceremony. The view of the garden is so beautiful!

Garden wedding ceremony at Japanese American Cultural Community Center in Los Angeles, CA
Wedding at JACCC in Los Angeles, CA

I love that adoring look on Chelsea’s face as her and Jared made it official! So Sweet!

Finally Mr & Mrs!

For bridal party attire, the couple chose a beatufiul sage green and gray combination that I absolutely loved!

Bride and her bridesmaids laughing at JACCC garden wedding in Los Angeles, CA
Bridal party poses for a photo at JACCC garden wedding, Los Angeles.
Bridal party cheers for newlyweds at JACCC garden wedding in Los Angeles, CA

One of my favorite parts of the welcome table at this wedding was that the couple had a super fun custom activity book and crayons just for the kids! Such a cute idea!

Custom wedding activity book for kids

The couple opted for white orchids as centerpieces on each table. They also tied in the sage green from the bridal party attire with their napkin choice. The gold silverware added an extra elegant touch that matched perfectly with the gold and white chiavary chairs.

Gold and white table decor at JACCC wedding reception, Los Angeles, CA.

The lunch menu for the reception included a ramen bar and curry! Definitely one of the most exciting meals I’ve had at a wedding – the food was amazing!

Reception menu featuring ramen bar and curry options for wedding reception at Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles, CA
Orchid centerpieces for wedding reception

Sweet & Saucy Shop created a gorgeous all white cake for the couple. One of my favorite parts of this cake was that it was all white on the outside, but a deep dark chocolate color on the inside!

While I don’t normally eat cake at weddings, I had an opportunity to try a little of this one and…Oh man! It was absolutely delicious. I still think about this cake sometimes. 😂

White wedding cake with gold topper
Newlyweds share a kiss after cutting the cake at their Los Angeles, Wedding

As the lunchtime reception came to a close, I asked the couple if I could create something a little different with them. I had been noticing these super cool lights in the ballroom all day and wanted to create a dramatic shot. The couple agreed and we created this super unique and fun picture together.

Vendors:
Venue: JACCC (Japanese American Cultural & Community Center)
Planner: DNT Elite Events
Photography: Photography by Belinda Philleo
Beauty: KBM Glam
Florist: Los Angeles Floral Couture
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Bride’s Gown: David’s Bridal, Oleg Cassini CWG926
Bridesmaid’s Gowns: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Catering: Sake Dojo
Rentals: Glitzy Event Rentals

I hope you enjoyed checking out this intimate garden wedding in Los Angeles, CA! If you’re engaged and looking for a photographer for your SoCal wedding I would love to chat with you! Fill out my contact form to schedule a discovery call today.

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