Posted by: loveandsplendor | August 1, 2009

martha & hector – 4.18.09

today i’m delighted to share a lovely wedding with you that serves as a beautiful contrast to marie & kevin’s event, shared earlier in the week. i met martha and hector way back in 2007 when they were guests at a wedding i coordinated for martha’s cousin. imagine my joy when nearly a year later, martha followed up with me and asked me to assist her in planning her own special day! i love “keeping it in the family” with my clients and am always so honored when guests or bridal party members from weddings i’ve coordinated end up contacting me when it comes time for their own special events!

martha has a timeless, classic style that definitely leans more traditional, feminine and romantic. the palette included champagne paired with soft pastels and the florals were lush, fluffy and garden-inspired. hector was on-board throughout the process to weigh in as well, and i loved having his feedback! they are both attorneys with very busy schedules, but it was a priority for them to both be involved as they planned the wedding. i have so many great memories of our meetings together, including a detailing meeting over amazing sushi and a late night final meeting with martha in her kitchen. 🙂 adore this couple to pieces and am thrilled to share the event with you!

many thanks to my dear friends, michael & emi of evoke photography, for their boundless talent and work ethic. seeing them on a wedding day makes me so happy!

the stunning bride

love this portrait snapped at the millennium biltmore downtown

the beautiful bridal party! i had the pleasure of getting to know martha’s bridesmaids at the rehearsal dinner and must say they are a fabulous group of gracious, intelligent, kind-hearted ladies! you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep, and martha keeps some excellent company. 🙂 how precious are the two flower girls??

bouquets captured the essence of spring in shades of pink. kristin of the treasured petal worked her magic again on every piece on this wedding.

one of the angelic flower girls, topped with a perfect floral headpiece. i love this photo.

a glimpse into their traditional Catholic mass at the awe-inspiring Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. i’m pretty sure i always call it “awe-inspiring” but there is really no other adjective for it. a striking, modern and minimalist church in the heart of downtown l.a.

some ethereal portraits of the bride & groom. love the reflection on the bridge shot.

the bridal party! hector had just his best man, while martha had four of her closest girlfriends in the wedding. it is perfectly acceptable to have an “uneven” number of attendants! i always advise not simply trying to “fill spots” but keeping the selection personal.

cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres. the reception took place at friendly hills country club in whittier.

a superb latin trio provided cocktail hour music

into the ballroom! tables were swathed in champagne satin, set with blush pink satin napkins and surrounded by gold chiavaris. the centerpieces were showstoppers, alternating tall and short, filled with roses, orchids, lilies, and hydrangea, and dripping with crystal adornments.

a closer look at one of the centerpieces.

a simply lovely cake!

during their first dance 🙂


martha + hector: thank you for entrusting me with your plans and preparations for your beautiful wedding! it was such a joyful, lovely celebration and i was honored to play a part in it. your mutual respect and kindness toward one another made such an impact on me; i loved admiring your tender interactions. best wishes for a life filled with amazing experiences and cherished moments. keep in touch!!

the fab vendors…

hope you all have a delightful weekend! today i have the pleasure of attending a wedding of two good friends. the groom was actually in our wedding in 2005! to make things extra special, erik is officiating. 🙂 looking forward to a lovely evening. much more blog goodness to come next week! i’m back in blog-writing mode and loving it!

xoxo, angel



  1. super fabulous as usual!! 🙂 thanks for the multi-blogpost week! your fans greatly appreciate it!
    love ya

  2. I love the romantic style of this setup.

  3. reasons this wedding was fabulous:
    1. martha and hector have a great love story!
    2. martha was B-e-a-u-tiful!
    3. Evoke!!
    4. shall i even bring up the awesome garter removal? 😉
    5. perfect flowers (xoxo Kris!)
    6. adorable flowergirls!!
    7. beautiful bridal party
    8. the BAND!!
    ….this list could go on for days…but basically, this was a GREAT wedding!!


  4. Yay! This wedding was so much fun. I’ll always remember Martha’s sweet voice and demeanor. It’s no wonder she’s a pink lover. And you and Anna rocked as usual! Evoke was amazing! The staff at Friendly Hills was awesome too. My list is almost as long as Anna’s, but not quite 🙂

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