We’re still on a high from the release of our 2019 Winter Issue (which has garnered over 150,000 views already). If you haven’t had a chance to view it, take a look at all the beauty in this issue here.
Michelle Mitchenor was an absolute pleasure to work with on our cover shoot. We also had the pleasure of featuring her wedding photos, video, and love story in the Winter Issue.
For their wedding, Michelle and Coley desired “to create an experience that fully and personally represented our union and our love” – says Michelle. Both Michelle and Coley had their outfits custom made – Michelle wore a custom off-white ballgown by RMine with a shoulder veil and Coley wore a custom mandarin tuxedo with their names embroidered in Arabic on the sleeve and collar. One of the most precious moments, was when Michelle walked into the ceremony, and Coley took a knee, while consumed with tears of joy. It was such an emotional moment for them both.
The rooftop of The London in West Hollywood with views of the city of Los Angeles in the backdrop was the perfect setting for their October wedding. Themed #lovespeaks, a play on Coley’s last name, guests were taken through multiple intentional and thoughtful experiences. For starters, guests were serenaded by singers Jamal Lamont and Fevah during the unplugged ceremony. During the cocktail hour themed LOVEPLAYS, the couple provided games like Jenga, spades, and chess for the guests’ entertainment. A photo station where couples had the option to snap and sign polaroids was themed LOVECAPTURES. The dinner reception featured signature cocktails called The SPEAKeasy and the Sip N Speaks, in addition to a breakfast themed dessert bar, food stations and a surprise dance performance by Michelle and her bridesmaids. A true representation of their love for one another, love spoke on October 18, 2018. And we pray it will continue to speak in their marriage and their future together.
“[Our wedding was] honest and grounded and genuine. And my wedding day felt like a slow dreamy sequence in a movie.”
View the magazine feature here.
Venue: The LONDON West Hollywood @thelondonweho
Planning & Design: Louise Georges Yves @louisegeorgesyves
Photography: Wanderlust Creatives @wanderlustcreatives
Videography: Randall Hsieh @randallchsieh
Styling: Charlie Brianna @charliebrianna
Groom Attire: Designed by the Groom via Grayscale Tuxedo. Topman Studio Loafers
Bridal Look One: RMine Gown & Sophia Webster Heels
Bridal Surprise Dance Performance Look Two: Vintage Jumpsuit by MillersRoom & Lingerie by La Perla
Bridal Look Three: Beaded Feather Dress by Jovani & Heels by Schutz
Hair: Annagjid Taylor @sosheargenius
Makeup: Jazzmene Vitte @jazzemakeup
Nail Design: Yoko Sakura Nails
Reception DJ: DJ Dubz @iamdjdubz
Ceremony Musician: Jamal Lamont @jamallamont
Lighting: Amber Event Productions @ambereventprod
Linens: Luxe Linen @luxe_linen
Chair & Dance Floor Rentals: Signature Party Rentals @sigpartyrentals
Floral & Table Settings: Yellow Bow Florals @yellowbowflorals
Photobooth: Blank Booth @blankbooth
Rings: Emily Elizabeth @emilyesterling
Officiant: Pastor Andrea Humphrey @hopeshousecm