MICHELLE + RODDY
Wedding Color Palette :
Gold, white, light pink and small hints of green
Tell us about your wedding venue and why you chose to get married there.
We both fell in the love with the Ebell at first sight - the artdeco architecture, high ceilings, various rooms with different styles, arched hallways, and inviting patio, etc. We also loved how we could incorporate both an inside space with an outdoor space in our wedding. Once Roddy saw the space he said I really can picture myself marrying you here and walking down those stairs and I said I can too!!
What was your favorite wedding purchase?
This is so difficult -
Michelle: I loved my veil - it was a long cathedral style veil with a blusher attached (which was unveiled by Roddy as I approached him at the Chuppah) and the long veil had swarovski crystals all over and it really made my ceremony much more special and elegant. I also loved my Bagdley Mischka Wedges and of course my DRESS, when I look at photos now I really fall more and more in love with the whole look!
Roddy: His engraved wedding band and the Ketubah
What was your best wedding day memory?
VERY tough as well - there were so many!
- Michelle: I loved our sweet first look as it was the first time we saw each other and spoke since the night prior at our rehearsal dinner (and even if if was just hours of not seeing or speaking to each other that is a lot for us); I loved the Ketubah signing as it made our marriage official, I loved the amazing and upbeat Horah; I loved our first dance; I loved how everyone was OVERLY thrilled for us and came to celebrate our love; I loved seeing our families dance together and sharing the Jewish customs with all our friends and family; I loved our hand-written vows that were read out loud to each other and how they had some similarity even though we kept them private
-Roddy: Reading Michelle's letter before the wedding; The first look - Roddy said he loves surprises and it was the best surprise he ever had; Seeing Michelle walk down the stairs and down the aisle with her parents and unveiling Michelle as well as walking down with my parents; the support we had and how it felt like one big family
What was your something old, new, borrowed, blue?
We did not do this on purpose but I did have something new: shoes, veil, dress, hair pendant, our wedding bands; something borrowed: my mom's gold bracelet and my late grandfather, Isaac's talit to go on top of the Chuppah
Did you create any details yourself?
-The planner was written, created and designed by Roddy and myself but family friends helped print it and the M&R logo was created by a friend
-We bought the "Tears of Joy" tissue boxes which we had to fold and add tissue paper inside, then add the strings so they could hang by the ceremony chairs
-Bride's mom (Susy) created the full Mexican Wedding table (bought all the jars, scoopers, candy, treats, bags to fill them and wrote signs for each item so guests would know what is was)
How did you incorporate your personalities into the wedding?
-Roddy chose Zelda as his processional song - which shows his fun personality
-The Mexican Candy Table was created by the bride's mom (Susy) and is a tradition at our family Wedding's (which mainly take place in Mexico City) but we wanted to bring this element to our wedding as well
-Our first dance: we both love to dance and wanted to have fun with it so taking private classes became something we really looked forward to (Emma was also a great teacher and made dancing even more fun!)
What was your wedding song?
Love Someone by Lukas Graham (Feel free to google and listen while you're looking through their photos)
Special shout out to all the amazing vendors who did an amazing job!!!
Prep Location | The Palihoue West Hollywood
Event Coordinator | Melissa Lovell from XOXO Weddings
Wedding Venue | The Ebell of Los Angeles
Florals | Loris Flowers
Catering | The Ebell of Los Angeles
Bakery | Bella Donna Catering and Special Events (Cake and dessert bar)
Wedding Dress | Sophia Tolli dress purchased from Lili Bridal
Seamstress | Rhonda from Bridal Alterations by MD Bridal
Wedding Shoes | Badgley Mischka Abigail Peep Toe Wedge
Bride's Hair & Makeup | Hair by: KBGlam (Lauren Cory) and Makeup by: Robyn Fisher Makeup
Groom Apparel | The Black Tux
Bridesmaids Dresses | Adrianna Papell Sequined Blouson gown
Musician/ Dj | Golden Bell Music (Live Band Hybrid)
Videography | ADVTR Collective
Photo Booth | Paper Moon Vintage
First Dance Choreography | Dance with Emma
Escort Card Calligraphy | Lovebirds Calligraphy
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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.