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Vanessa & Elvis' Arboretum Garden Wedding

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

Vanessa and Elvis met in 2016 April, when Vanessa first came to LA and Impact Harvest Church, they went to the same small group.

Vanessa recounts, " November 2016, we carpooled together to a Bridge retreat to Big Bear. We hung out more and he became more attractive to me during the retreat. One day in December, when he was driving me home, we were talking about the movie La La Land and how I had never been to the Griffith Observatory. He offered to take me there that night. I guess that’s our first date (?) In the end of December, I was flying back to Taiwan for the holidays, and Elvis offered to give me a ride to the airport. He even picked me up from LAX when I came back to LA. After that, we went out for lunch/dinner many times. I also found other excuses to hang out with him more, through our mutual friend or through visiting his new dog (Fei Fei)." Now they look after their adorable doggie together, they even had him as their ring bearer!

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Vanessa & Elvis take photos with their little white doggie Fei Fei.

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Wedding Invitations sealed with a rose gold wax seal.

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The bride looks ethereal in this floral braided hairdo.

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The bride shows off her gorgeous figure in a floor-length lace wedding gown.

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Elvis and Fei Fei eagerly await the bride for the first look.

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The Groom and the ring bearer are overjoyed to get a first look at the beautiful bride.

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The ceremony was set up in the Rose Garden at the Arboretum in Arcadia.

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The groom awaits his bride at the altar.

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Guests rejoice as the bride walks down the aisle.

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The bride & groom exchange their vows.

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Fei Fei the ring bearer drops off the rings.

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The lovely couple walks back down the aisle as husband and wife as their guests throw rose petals around them to celebrate.

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Welcome table details.

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Bar sign lights up the open bar.

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A close-up of the table settings, blush pink napkins lay atop dinner plates and are adorned by a stem of baby's breath.

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Beautiful pink and green garden reception set up in the Celebration Garden at the Arboretum.

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The bride and groom make their grand entrance into their reception space

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First dance romance.

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The Bride smiles into her husband's eyes as she dances her first dance.

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The boba stand with his and hers special drinks.

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His green tea and her milk tea with boba.

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The bride and groom sneak away for sunset pictures.

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The sunsets and creates this fairytale moment in the garden.

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Another gorgeous fairytale moment in front of a few other furry friends.

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The couple finishes the night by making the rounds and celebrating with their guests. If you enjoyed this blog check out our collection of so many other great love stories & wedding advice HERE Or if you are ready to make your wedding dreams a reality click HERE to contact us Credits to all the wonderful vendors who made this event possible: Planning & MC: @myweddingsongbird

Venue: Los Angeles County Arboretum - @laarboretum

Catering: The Peacock Cafe - @thepeacockcafe

Bar: Sunseri's Bar - @sunserisbar

Boba Bar: Mr & Mrs Creamery - @mmcreamery

DJ: Boss Brides - @bossbridesofficial

Makeup & Hair: Grace Lin Makeup - @gracelinmakeup

Photo/Video: Lovely Light Imagery - @lovelylight_imagery

Rental: Dolphin Events - @dolphineventspasadena

Floral: Fragrant Flowers @fragrantflowersalice

Officiant: @jackthepatriarch

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