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One thing we know with certainty is: Jason loves Gabby. This perfect pair were the most easy-going couple we think we have worked with to date. To maintain that composure when planning a wedding is nothing short of impressive. Everything about them was a go-with-the-flow attitude, and we think that is why they mesh so well. A little background on this sweet couple: Gabby works in fashion; her sense of style shined through with her wedding gown and beauty choices. She looked gorgeous; no wonder Jason cannot get enough of her. Jason, is a talented videographer, which you can follow his work here. He shoots gorgeous weddings and connects with his couples to capture their love story, which we knew was important for their wedding.
Gabby’s impeccable taste helped vet the best selections in all categories. Provenance Rentals was fortunate to deliver vintage rentals and design services to complete the couple's vision. Jason’s insider industry knowledge also enabled smooth wedding planning and create an experience everyone would enjoy. Most couples struggle with this: the stress; budgeting; and competing interests. Instead, they chose to celebrate the process and create a memorable event for friends, family, and each other. They had a fun photobooth by Selfie Booth, which guests always love to take home that photostrip of being carefree and silly. And check out that amazing charcuterie bar. You will be drooling through the screen like we were. Let's not forget the dessert table covered in scrumptious cupcakes from Frost It Cakery--yum! And that groom's cake! How could you not obsess over the craftsmanship of the Game of Thrones cake? Talk about true artistry. Our unique, vintage European bar cart displayed those beautiful cakes as well as gorgeous blooms by Florals & Events.
Calamigos Ranch, a Malibu venue, boasts features like sweeping trees, outdoor chandeliers, farm animals, and a whimsical carousel. These are just some of the romantic features that we wanted to share. Gabby and Jason chose nature as their central theme. Rustic elements such as our handmade escort card display, a new addition to the Provenance Rentals' collection, and greenery garland highlighted this charming touch. Let's not forget the impressive framing architecture of the Oak Room. It narrows in on our farmhouse hand-crank table sweetheart table and our velvet mint green tufted settee from the 1950's. These are some of Provenance Rentals' favorite pieces. Gabby and Jason made their reception extra special with all these considerations for their guests' experience in mind.
We would be remiss to not talk about the gorgeous outdoor ceremony. String musicians eloquently played music as the wedding party walked down the aisle. We cherish moments when the bride and her father are arm in arm as he is about to give her away to her soon-to-be husband. Florals & Events designed and created all of the greenery garlands and arrangements, and added lavish florals to the grand arch before the waterfall. Additionally, lots of gold accents like our geometric card box and shiny gold lanterns created a romantic, moody vibe. It was a beautiful wedding, filled with lots of details, dancing, fun, and most importantly, lasting memories for their friends, family, and each other.
We wish only the best for you Gabby & Jason and let the adventure begin! xo, Provenance Rentals
Credits: Vintage Rentals, Calligraphy + Design by Provenance Rentals | Photography by Gina & Ryan Photography | Videography Forestry Films | Planning + Coordination Caroline Caldwell for Tessa Lyn Events | Floral Design Florals & Events | Cake + Desserts Frost it Cakery | Venue Calamigos Ranch, The Oak Room | Photobooth Selfie Booth | Cute Couple Gabby + Jason
Come and see Janis and Shawn's romantic, vintage glam wedding at Parkers' Lighthouse. Janis has roots in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for antiques, French, and vintage. The word that accurately and succinctly sums up Janis' personality and wedding style is "glam." She embodies this entirely and this is one of the reasons Shawn said, "Who is THAT?!" when he first spotted the bombshell with magnetic blue eyes.
Now, there would be no Janis and Shawn without their corresponding versions of a love story. We tried our best to synthesize two similar, yet different, narratives; like a love Venn diagram. Once upon a time, Janis and Shawn met in Chicago. In fact, many of the guests in attendance were from Chi-Town (as well as Texas, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Arizona and Minneapolis). Who would've known that so many chance encounters would lead to their romance? According to Janis, when Shawn first met her he pestered her in her office (his sister, Bridget, was Janis' co-worker). Unbeknownst to Janis, Shawn claimed Bridget admonished him to steer clear of all things work-related including the snack bar and especially, Janis. Following this, Shawn and Janis repeatedly ran into each other. Eventually it just started to seem, well, funny. These chance encounters were dubbed "Shawn-sightings" by their circle.
One evening out at a comedy club with the group, Shawn attempted to be chivalrous to the object of his affection when Janis actually offered to drive him home. To Janis, he played a cool hand and appeared standoffish especially when bolting out of the car. To Shawn, he was physically hurt and did not want to make Janis drive him further than she had to. This was not going to work out thought Janis. Time marched on. One November evening, Shawn ran into a female friend, Ramara, and, lo and behold, the radiant Janis was with her and another friend (these were Janis' new co-workers). Shawn, making the wrong move, hugged Ramara and was polite and conversational. His non-verbal cues signaled Janis to take matters into her own hands. Being the straight-forward, confident woman that Janis is, she messaged him via Facebook with a friend request playfully suggesting he might treat her better if they were officially friends. Since then he has met and exceeded her expectations. That spot on Kinzie Street near Mercadito on November 19th will forever be sacrosanct. Anytime they are there they bow their heads in prayer and gratitude. Now you many ask, why Long Beach? Well, the lovely couple relocated for Shawn's job in 2011. They love the beach and have spent lots of time at Parkers'. It was a natural fit when their supremely talented wedding planner Taryn Collins of SoCal Wedding Consultant suggested it.
We adore so many elements of this wedding. Janis and Shawn made custom requests of Provenance Rentals. We, of course, said YES! They wanted something special for their vow exchanges. We created and constructed a ceremonial enclave just for them. Our vintage doors flanked the couple as Rev. Brian Kurth officianted. Atop the doors we crafted a roof to hold our vintage trumpet chandelier. It was ethereal and romantic, especially with Janis and her glam bridal headpiece by Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories and chic two-piece dress by Amare Couture Bridal. Tall pampas grass by Bella Blooms surrounded the doors and the couple. We also fashioned a rustic glam escort card display. The details made it pop. The cards were pinned with gold mini-clothespins on rose gold baker's twine -- this had to be fit for Janis' style. We love how Taryn and her team dressed it up with gems and jewelry for Janis' signature look.
Following a heartwarming ceremony, the party moved upstairs for a lively reception. There was certainly lots of dancing and upbeat music played by DJ Jonathan Phillips; not a dull moment with this crowd.
Their wedding was also a time to celebrate shared birthdays of Janis' fabulous mother and her mother's friend. We can tell where Janis gets her good looks. Shawn and Janis are inherently generous souls. These two special people shared their most important day to celebrate these awesome women. And with Janis' impeccable taste, she and Taryn dreamed up a gorgeous cake table. Our timeless vintage white vanity and pink glass cake stand showcased a wedding and birthday cakes by Rossmoor Pastries and some dope mini-bundt cakes from Bundts on Melrose? What makes this pop even more? The greenery garland with soft colored roses by Bella Blooms.
Friends and family traveled from far and wide to celebrate their happiness as husband and wife and enjoy the ambiance they created whether it was the scrumptious dessert, the bespoke decor, the sweeping panoramic views, or the fun dancing. Before we depart, we loved what Janis and Shawn envisioned for their head table. Our grey-washed sweetheart table with blue velvet cushioned chairs was decorated with sparkly things and a glam runner draped it. Our vintage bar cart from Germany was nestled nearby to add to the glam presence. The wedding and birthdays were memorable, special, gorgeous, and meaningful to all who came. Wishing you a life together filled with love and happiness Janis and Shawn.
xo, Provenance Rentals
Credits: Vintage Rentals Provenance Rentals | Photography Broach Photography | Planning + Design SoCal Wedding Consultant | Venue Parkers' Lighthouse | Mini Bundt Cakes Bundts on Melrose | Florals Bella Blooms | Officiant Rev. Brian Kurth | Bridal Accessories Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories | Wedding Gown Amare Couture Bridal | Bridal Salon Bridal Elegance Salon | DJ DJ Jonathan Phillips | Charger Plates Glam Events | Cakes Rossmoor Pastries | Paper Goods Le Paperie & Company | Bridesmaids Dresses BHLDN | Groom + Groomsmen Attire The Black Tux | Hair Salon 36 + Jody Williams | Bridal Makeup Powder Puff and Brushes + Debbie Davis | Bridesmaids + MOB Makeup Diana Poston