It was a FLAWLESS early summer day; the perfect setting for Justine and Aleksey’s sophisticated Cafe Pinot wedding! This couple’s love for downtown Los Angeles was evident in their amazing wedding venue, Café Pinot, one of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the city, surrounded by skyscrapers and tucked beneath the art deco architecture of the LA Central Library.
Justine and Aleksey met at UC Davis while they were both attending medical school, and when Aleksey graduated, he moved out to LA to start his residency, knowing that Justine would be joining him soon.
He’d been thinking about proposing for such a long time that he arranged it down to the smallest detail: He asked for her parents’ blessing and arranged for his best friend Tyler to hike up the trail to Temescal Canyon to set up a romantic picnic for the couple. Then the plan was that Justine and Aleksey would follow behind and he would propose at the exact right moment. But Justine had just gotten over not feeling well and wanted to stay in. Luckily, Aleksey persevered and it was a memory they will never forget!!
Justine and Aleksey’s Cafe Pinot wedding was a true union in so many ways. They had friends and family come in from all over the country to celebrate with them, and Aleksey’s Russian heritage was seamlessly blended with Justine’s more traditional American background.
The Biltmore Hotel was the perfect spot for these two to get ready, offering plenty of classic Los Angeles charm to match the classic style of a Cafe Pinot wedding, and we love how Aleksey’s whole face lights up when he sees Justine at their First Look!! (It was a swoon-fest at the studio when we saw this sweet moment!!!)
Justine and Aleksey were referred to us by Sara, who was one of Alex and Ben’s wedding guests, and we’re so happy she did! We were THRILLED to be a part of this absolutely beautiful Cafe Pinot wedding day!!
Wedding Photography : Bauman Photographers | Ceremony Location : Maguire Gardens | Reception Location : Cafe Pinot | Event Coordinator : Demaray Events | Floral Design : Deefined Floral Designs | Dress : David’s Bridal | Hair : Bliss Bridal Beauty | DJ : iDJ Entertainment – DJ Closer | Catering : Cafe Pinot | Wedding Videography : Momento Wedding Videography | Stationery : Wedding Paper Divas | Officiant : Steve Cuffari |