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When photographers Erin and Geoffrey first introduced us to Cat and Mike during their engagement shoot, we had no doubt their wedding would be one worthy of some Hello May lovin’. A couple originally from New York, Cat and Mike decided to tie the knot at a private property in L.A. instead. “Mike and I decided to get married in Ruston, L.A. for a few reasons. One of the major ones is that my grandparents are there, and it meant the world to me that they could be there. Also, James Lake itself is a family owned property that is dear to my heart.  Add to that our love for old fashioned elegance and boom! Wedding magic!”

Even for the nonbelievers, there was certainly something special about that night. Everything from their embroidered handkerchief wedding favours to their epic hamburger cake (with ketcup – essential) almost blew us as high out of the water as their fireworks they set off at the end of the evening. With beautifully braided hair by Boardwalk Salon, flowers by Nora’s Flowers and a timeless gown by Selia Yang, Cat was every bit the blushing bride – literally. A slight flush crept across her cheeks as she watched her dad make his way to the dance floor.

“My dad started this “tradition” of taking his tie off and tying it around his forehead once the party is taking off”, says Cat who soon realised hiring Original Tuxedo Jazz Band and JJ’s Entertainment might have been a bad move. “It’s not necessarily a set tradition, but I knew it would happen…”

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CREDITS Photos Erin and Geoffrey Photography // Bridal Gown Selia Yang // Veil Sposabella Lace // Shoes Kate Spade // Rings Katelin Gibbs and Tacori // Jewellery Wwake // Bridesmaids dresses J.Crew and David’s Bridal // Grooms suit Calvin Klein // Grooms shoes Hugo Boss // Grooms tie Brooks Brothers // Cufflinks BCRDesigns via Etsy // Groomsmen ties Tommy Hilfiger // Ceremony and reception private property, USA // Catering Restaurant Cotton // Flowers Nora’s Flowers // Wedding coordinator Southern Fete // Stationery GoGoSnap via Etsy // Hair Boardwalk Salon // Music Original Tuxedo Jazz Band and JJ’s Entertainment // Prop hire Event rentals.