Karly & Mario | Descanso Gardens | Los Angeles Wedding Photography


Are you ready to get married? Most people joke or laugh or have a slight look of disbelief when you ask them this question. But he responded simply with a smile, I’m ready. Not a single ounce of stress, anxiety, or hesitation.

Despite their very different backgrounds, Karly and Mario are kindred spirits who have found their homes in one another. Simply seeing them together is a bit magical. All morning, the outgoing, outspoken Karly buzzed about, checking on details and getting ready for her wedding day, while Mario stood by, calm, steady, and ready to be there with her, for her. And when they finally got to see each other and let the reality of the day set in, everything just slowed down to the perfect pace.

First off, Karly & Mario’s highlight film created by our sister videography company, Seaglass Cinema.

Karly and Mario | 08.20.2011 from Seaglass Cinema on Vimeo.

Karly & Mario’s “first look” was so sweet. I also love how it came out in the Seaglass Cinema video!

I absolutely loved the Oak Forest at Descanso Gardens. It was such an amazing setting for the ceremony, and plus, Lauren, the site coordinator for Descanso was amazing to work with!

Gorgeous wedding party. Amazing light.

This was such a beautiful ketubah– the Jewish wedding contract, reflective of Karly’s heritage.

They also threw in a surprise Mariachi band to get some of Mario’s heritage in there too! The band popped up after the ceremony and serenaded guests over to the cocktail hour.

I love a good cupcake-cake combination! These look divine.

A shoutout has to go to Lindsay, Karly’s sister giving the toast on the right, for being the 4th degree of connection who brought us to this wedding. (The chain goes through my good friend Talya, who told her friend Rashida, who told her friend Magali– one of my other brides this season– and they told Lindsay, Karly’s sister.) Basically, all of these people are awesome and I can’t wait to see them at more weddings in the future!

Congratulations Karly & Mario!

Wedding Vendors:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California
Hair: David Alva
Makeup: Courtney Miller
Florist: Luis Perez
Catering: Patina
DJ/Musicians: Masta
Cake/Cupcakes: Fantasy Frostings
Videography: Seaglass Cinema
Anna Wu Photography