Carl & Negar | Soft & Romantic Ballroom Wedding

The day always seems that much more sweet when they call for rain and the sun shines. Dark clouds threatened to move the rooftop ceremony indoors, but at the last moment, they cleared and made way for a dramatic backdrop for the intimate ceremony. The rest of the day followed suit - everything was perfect.

But this day was not only made special by having the sun give its blessing, but moreso by the incredible families that came together. This is the sort of family you want to be adopted into, as it was difficult for me to part ways after just a day of being embraced by them. And then there's Carl and Negar's beautiful love story, one that goes back more than a decade. It truly is a fairytale.

After the great food and the heartfelt speeches came the dancing, and wow, can they dance. I find it's the perfect way to end a great day, capturing joy and passion and people letting go and just having a fabulous time.

To the family that embraced me and made me feel one of their own, I am indebted to you for such a beautiful experience. Carl and Negar, your love story is one of my favorites, and I can't wait to hear about the love and adventures that await you. Much love to you all! xoxo

Photography - Melissa Gidney | Second Shooter - Lucida Photography | Venue – Pan Pacific Hotel | Floral – Sunflower Florist | Day-of Coordination – Perfectly Flawless | Event Design – Art of the Party | Favors – Kate Aspen | Videography – Urban Vid | Bakery – Berliosca | DJ – Girl on Wax | Ceremony Musicians – Syrinx Quartet | Hair Stylist – Courtney Brands | Makeup Artist – Emily Cheng | Gown – Maggie Sottero from Bridal Gallery | Bride’s Shoes – Valentino | Suit – Dolce and Gabbana | Tie – Lanvin | Groom’s Shoes – Salvatore Ferragamo | Officiant – Roxanne Thornton