Wedding Color Palette : Black and Gold with red roses
What adjectives best describe your wedding day? Memorable, hectic, beautiful and a blast. Groom says it was unique, fun, & loving!
Tell us about your wedding venue(s) and why you chose to get married there. It was a beautiful elegant venue that catered to our vision and was very accommodating. It's an Armenian banquet hall that really went above and beyond to make sure our day was exactly what we wanted
What was your favorite wedding purchase?
Groom says the food!
What was your best wedding day memory? The first look with my dad was absolutely beautiful for me. Mike liked the church vows and the grand entrance.
What was your something old, new, borrowed, blue? Old, borrowed, and new were mainly in my bouquet -the brooches were given to me by family members. Some bought me new ones, some lent me theirs or lent me older ones that belonged to relatives that passed away. My something blue were my shoes.
Did you create any details yourself? We created all the details ourselves :) the picture frames, the decor ideas (branches candelabras roses dim creepy vibe) the food.. everything was chosen by both of us
How did you incorporate your personality into the wedding? Well we made the theme dark and creepy but romantic to mirror my personality. We catered persian food and had a Mariachi to showcase my heritage and we had portuguese cupcakes for dessert to showcase his heritage. We had the star wars grand entrance with the light sabers to cater to Mike's love of all things nerdy and comic booky and we had our happily ever after signs to incorporate our love of Disney happy endings.
What is your wedding song? From the Ground Up - Dan and Shay
( Feel free to play it while you're looking through their photos )
Many thanks to the amazing team who made this wedding come to life...
Wedding Venue | Imperial Palace Banquet Hall
Florals | @normiee_ #FlowersbyNormie
Catering | Shamshiri Glendale
Bakery | @mirelomelin
Wedding Dress | Bellasposa Bridal
Wedding Shoes | Badgley Mishka
Bride's Hair | @hairapeutictammy Makeup | @fran.beauty
Bridesmaids Dresses | Roxys Bridal
Musician/ Dj | Mariachi- Samuel El Cachinilla y Su Mariachi
Videography | Light Up videos
Caricatures| Toon Upz
Chalkboard signs | @lou_dogg1
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I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.