There are people I’ve known in my own life who have been singular, artistic, and independent souls. Lauren is one of them. I’ve known Lauren since Jr. High, and was so sincerely happy for her when she met the man of her dreams. This is no cliche. Ralf is tall, handsome, Brazilian, and one of the kindest people I’ve met in a long time. They rocked their Dia de los Muertos themed wedding at the legendary Boardner’s club in Hollywood. All the details are overflowing with DIY personal style, mostly handcrafted by Lauren and her crew of talented friends, it’s sort of unbelievable. I’ll just let the photos do the talking!
Knowing Boardner’s was already a perfect backdrop, combined with Lauren and Ralf’s stylish friends, I asked my talented friends Eddie and Jen to come and take portraits of the wedding guests as a gift to my friend. Here are some of the dramatic results!
Venue: Boardner’s, Hollywood http://www.boardners.com
Lauren’s Skirt: Dianna Dinoble of Starkers Custom Corsetry http://www.starkers.com/
Lauren’s Corset: Isabella Corsetry http://www.corsetmaker.com
Lauren’s Shoes: Hush Puppies
Ralf’s Shoes: Converse All-Stars
Ralf’s Suit: Gentleman’s Emporium
Cake: Friandise Pastries http://www.friandisepastries.com/
Bridal bouquet and groom boutonniere: Violette’s Flowers http://www.violettesflowers.com/
Portraits: Eddie Isais http:edwardisais.tumblr.com
Jennifer Huang http:jennifer-huang.tumblr.com
DIY contributions by Lauren’s extraordinarily talented friends!
Custom made engagement ring and wedding bands: Emmanuel Garcia
Hand painted sugar skulls: Kimberly Sugar email@example.com
Hair: Keya Schaeffer
Makeup: Meghan Smith
Baked Treats: Baking with Melissa http://www.bakingwithmelissa.com
Centerpieces: Lauren Tiede