{ Carrie + Matt | Los Angeles Wedding }

There are many many parts of Carrie & Matt’s day that stole my heart.

There was the warm & homey Senshin Temple, where they had an intimate Japanese Buddhist ceremony set against a breathtakingly ornate altar.
There were the elegantly clean & modern chrysanthemum arrangements & bouquets.
Then there were the millions of white pom-poms, lovingly created by hand and strung above the courtyard for the reception. {I could have seriously spent all day just photographing those alone – it was such a simple concept, yet resulted in some of the most amazing reception decor I’ve seen!}
And then – then there was the In N Out truck they brought in, wafting delicious smells across the entire temple & resulting in happy tummies among all the guests. (And photographers.)

But the kicker, the big thing that made their day so special & pulled so earnestly at my heartstrings, was Carrie & Matt themselves and the amazing, genuine, uplifting love they share. I truly believe that somehow, someway, I have completely lucked out and get to work with some of the kindest & sweetest couples that walk this earth, and it brings me so much joy to see these coules on one of their happiest days, having found the one person that truly completes them. Carrie & Matt of course were no exception, and it was truly inspiring watching how happy they are together.

Do enjoy the photos of the poofs, and the burgers, and the flowers, but ultimately I hope these images reflect the love that filled every moment of this special day :)

Loved this moment post-ceremony – Carrie & Matt embraced right after their exit and held each other for a few minutes… even as guests were exiting and milling around the area. It was such a sweet intimate moment…

Love these mixed CDs Carrie & Matt made as fun & personalized favors!

The paper lanterns below all had unique designs created by Carrie’s friend!

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12 Responses to “{ Carrie + Matt | Los Angeles Wedding }”

  1. Matt Johnson Says:

    Adrienne, I’m delighted. Great photos. Thanks for being there and having an eye for preserving so many splendid and surprising little details. It was a pleasure working with you and I couldn’t be happier with the pictures.

  2. ayumi Says:

    Love the chrysanthemums!

  3. Joan Solitario Says:

    You’re right! Those white puffy handmade pom poms made their wedding decor amazing! :)

  4. Gail Says:

    These are gorgeous!!!!!! Love all the poms…and an In-n-Out stand?!!!!!!!!! I WISH I HAD BEEN A GUEST AT THAT WEDDING!

  5. william kim Says:

    in-n-out = best reception ever! love it. lovin the pom poms as well! great work as usual!

  6. cindy Says:

    love ALL the details. great shots adrienne!

  7. Melissa @ The Loveliest Day Says:

    Hello, glitter cupcakes! Love this!

  8. Jeff Da Mooch Says:

    Great pics. Any leftovers?

  9. Roy & Terry Nakawatase Says:

    Inside the temple beautiful in its simplicity and meaningfulness, and the elegant altar seemed almost dwarfed by these handsome TALL participants!
    Outside, the pom pom decor was gorgeous- stunning in the sunlight..then in the twilight and evening glows, the crisp air warmed by the adoring couple – and the family and friends caught up in their love …unforgettable moments so well recorded by the artistry by photographer, Adrienne.

  10. Lauren Says:

    Wow I’ve never seen Senshin look so beautiful! You did a fabulous job!! I love all the thought this couple put into their wedding :)

  11. The Oyes Says:

    You captured the day in such a beautiful and touching way. Very emotional.

  12. Tony Ramon Says:

    Beautiful pictures. Look forward to meeting the lovely bride in person some day. Many, many blessings to the two of you. Welcome to the club.

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