Freya + Steven, a playful, Lego-themed Wedding at Pomona College in Claremont, CA
These two love birds just spent two years apart while bride, Freya, pursued her MBA from UC Berkeley, only to reunite back where it all began for their wedding day! Our groom, Steven, now works at his Alma Mater, Pomona College, and since he first met his blushing bride there (while she studied at neighbor and rival Claremont McKenna) they both decided it would be the perfect place to seal their love!
Bridges Music Hall was one of their favorite buildings on the Pomona College Campus, and Freya couldn't help but cry the sweetest tears through most of their wedding ceremony there. With its majestic wood beamed ceiling and massive organ, the hall certainly had an ethereal, almost church-like atmosphere. So when Freya and Steven performed the blessed biblical tradition of washing each other's feet - there was not a dry eye in the house - especially Freya's! But for all her sweet tears this no-nonsense Bride also knew how to let lose and have fun on the dance floor (I mean, this is the same girl who insisted on driving herself - and me - to her own wedding!)
Ever the fun and playful couple, Freya and Steven chose colorful Legos as their reception theme, using Duplo blocks to help guests find their table assignments, and bowls of Legos as centerpieces that guests could build and play with while waiting for their dinner. They even had a giant Lego Castle that took them hours and hours to build together, and of course the cutest little Lego Bride and Groom Cake Topper you ever did see! And to complement the fun and playful wedding theme? How about a First dance to Weird Al Yankovic? Haha! I had such a blast capturing this special day for these two and can't wait to dig into their images some more! Here are some highlights for now:
A huge thank you to Courtney Welden for 2nd shooting this with me and also to all the awesome vendors that came together to make this day so memorable!
Photographers: Marie Monforte Photography
Getting Ready Venue: Casa 425 Hotel
Hair + Makeup: Page Mahan
Venue + Catering: Pomona College
Floral Design: Wisteria Grove
DJ: Josh Chung
Dress: Banila by Encore
Shoes: Badgley Mishka
Oooh lala! That perfume shot is my favorite! A great day so beautifully captured.
How adorable are these two? The lego details just take the cake and I adore her short dress! So much fun!
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