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    Onelove Photography

    Christina and Andrew

    April 29, 2023 in Los Angeles, California


    In the vast and bustling city of Los Angeles, fate worked its magic as Christina embarked on a new chapter of her life starting graduate school in a new city. Little did she know that it would be on Hinge, a dating app, where she would meet the love of her life.

    “When I first met Andrew in person,” Christina describes, “I couldn't help but be captivated by his charming demeanor. Surprised by his ability to make time for dating amidst his demanding work schedule, I was instantly drawn to his genuine presence. Our conversation flowed so naturally, and I could tell that he was someone true to his word. It was clear that this encounter held the promise of something extraordinary.”

    “Love can manifest itself in unexpected ways.”

    Christina’s instinct was right, as it led to a breathtaking proposal at the iconic Getty Villa. Andrew had rounded up their loved ones, who flew in from all across the country, and popped the question by the lush gardens and beautifully crafted water fountains. The newly engaged pair celebrated with all of their friends at the same rooftop bar where their journey began, creating “a beautiful symmetry” between their first date and their future together.

    Planning a Wedding with Dee Lee

    For Christina and Andrew, the wedding planning process was an “effortless endeavor.” They decided to enlist the help of Los Angeles wedding planner extraordinaire, Dee Lee, who they credit for her impeccable guidance. Planning a wedding with Dee Lee Designs also meant working with an entire team of professionals who create a seamless experience from start to finish.

    “With their expertise, we curated a day that reflected our love story and dreams,” says Christina. “From choosing the perfect venue to creating an enchanting ambiance, every detail fell seamlessly into place, allowing us to focus on the most important aspects of the day.”

    An Ethereal Wedding with an Abundance of White Flowers

    When the wedding day dawned, emotions were high and overwhelming yet exhilarating. By the time she was exchanging vows with her groom, Christina was feeling pure excitement and happiness.

    “My eyes watered up the moment I started walking down the aisle,” she shares, “and I choked up with happiness while reading my vows. With our wedding planner meticulously coordinating every aspect, we were able to embrace the moment fully, unburdened by stress. It was a long-awaited day, and the sheer bliss and fulfillment in that moment will forever be etched in our hearts.”

    Dee and her team created an ambiance for an ethereal wedding at The Majestic Downtown LA that felt “like stepping into a realm of pure magic.” The venue was adorned with an abundance of white flowers, symbolizing the beauty of the couple’s love. According to the bride, “Each petal seemed to whisper a promise of eternity, enveloping us in an enchanting atmosphere that touched the hearts of all who bore witness.”

    A Honeymoon in Japan

    After their wedding, the newlyweds jetted off for a honeymoon in Japan, where they delved into the rich culture and savored its exquisite cuisine. Their shared enjoyment of food is one of the things they value, as it led them to create the most cherished memories at various restaurants and dessert shops. From savoring sushi to indulging in flavorful ramen, each dish became an intimate experience, shared together in a foreign land, deepening their bond.

    “Our love story, born on Hinge, defies the notion that true connections cannot be found in the digital realm,” Christina says. “It serves as a testament to the power of serendipity, reminding us that love can manifest itself in unexpected ways.”


    Location: The Majestic Downtown LA, Los Angeles, CA; Planning & Design: Dee Lee Designs, Los Angeles, CA; Floral Design: Dolce Fiore, Inc, Los Angeles, CA; Rentals: TMMPRO, Signature, Stephanie’s Linens; Caterer: Hungry Bear Catering, Los Angeles, CA; Cake & Desserts: MM Creamery; Lighting: Premiere Lighting & Production, Los Angeles, CA; Dress: Martina Aliana; Beauty: Angeleno Beauty; Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux; Stationery: Creative Letterpress Inc.; Entertainment: On The Beat Music Agency; Photography: Onelove Photography

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