A Soolip Wedding

The Extraordinary Ladies behind A Soolip Wedding



I thought it time the ladies behind A Soolip Wedding deserve their very own blog entry. Wanda Wen, owner of Soolip, and her amazing team of Erica Ahlin and Brooke Barnes Zipperman pull off the Soolip Wedding event and they make it look effortless. I know that whatever I ask or need I never have to worry that it isn’t going to happen. They also look amazing the day of the event and I have proof this year. I was able to get them in my photo booth before the event was finished.

P.S. Brooke’s baby was due almost the same day as this year’s LA event (and ended up having her baby two weeks early) and showed up at the end of the event to make an appearance. You can view the images I took of her Brooke and her baby bump here.

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A Soolip Wedding Photo Booth






Part of the fun of being a part of A Soolip Wedding is the fun guests have at the photo booth I set up at the event. I love how everyone gets in the spirit and then I get to go home and create a fun slideshow out of all the images.

You can check out the slideshow on Vimeo here

or if you prefer you can check it out on YouTube here.

A Soolip Wedding Photo Booth

A Soolip Wedding Photo Booth





A year ago this month I participated for the first time in A Soolip Wedding. The first two people to come to my photo booth was bride-to-be Ashley and her sister Mia. Little did I know then that I would shoot Ashley’s wedding later that year.

It’s one of the wonderful things that can occur every year at A Soolip Wedding.

You can see Ashley and Jon’s wedding slideshow here.

I am so looking forward to being there again this year at the Bel Air Bay Club on March 4 from 12-4.

For more information about the event click here and to purchase tickets click here.

Use the code FRIEND to receive $5 off your ticket price.

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A Soolip Wedding 2012


I am so honored to be participating for the second time in A Soolip Wedding.

The event takes place at the Bel Air Bay Club Sunday, March 4 from 12-4pm.

Participants include:

Krista Jon Floral

Archive Vintage Rentals

The Butter End Cakery

Pryor Events

Made by Meg Catering

Gather Events

Eddie Zaratsian Floral Boutique

David Pressman Events

Maravilla Gardens

Candee by Sandee

Click here for more information and click here to purchase tickets. Use promo code FRIEND for $5 off your ticket.

I will once again have a photo booth and attendees had so much fun posing for it last year. You can view the slideshow from last years slideshow above or click here.

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Photo Booth at Malibu La Costa Beach Club





I have to admit this was one of the funnest slideshows I put together this year. Erica and Chris had the most amazing photo booth at their wedding and their guests just loved posing for it. You certainly can’t beat the backdrop.

This slideshow is also on YouTube and you can view it there by clicking here.

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Beautiful Details – Erica and Chris’ Wedding



Erica and Chris’ wedding had so many beautiful details that the images deserved a separate blog entry.

Town & Country Event Rentals has a new line called the In the Vineyard and the couple rented the line’s ladder back bar with shelves and also used their Della Luna line of china and their Fleur de Lys glassware.

The flowers were designed by Lily Pad Floral and Erica and her sister Martine incorporated their late father’s ties into their bouquets.

Wedding Coordintor and Event Planner – Lisa Caren May of Pur-Luxe Couture Event Planning
Invitations – Christie in Manhattan Beach
Catering – Made by Meg
Flowers – Lily Pad Floral
Rentals – Town & Country Event Rentals
Vintage Pieces – Archive Vintage Rentals and the bride’s own pieces
Audio and DJ – 11H Entertainment
Wedding Cake – Cupcakes Couture

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Erica and Chris’ Wedding at Malibu La Costa Beach Club
















I met bride Erica through event coordinator Lisa Caren May of Pur Luxe Couture Event Planning. Lisa and I met at the A Soolip Wedding last year and we hit it off right away.

Erica and Chris got married at the Malibu La Costa Beach Club. This private club is rarely used for large weddings and I was thrilled to be able to shoot Erica and Chris’ wedding there. It is hard in Los Angeles to have a wedding with an unobstructed view of the ocean (especially in Malibu). The Beach Club was established in 1946 and is a private club used by residents in it’s vicinity.

Erica and Lisa transformed this club into an incredible, visually stunning wedding location. Erica used many of her own pieces and also rented items from Archive Vintage Rentals and Town & Country Event Rentals. There were so many beautiful details I’m going to write a separate blog entry about them.

Music is a huge love for both of them and they had a very specific play list for their wedding reception and I have to say it’s the best wedding play list I have ever heard. It was a natural choice for me to ask Chris to choose the music for their wedding slideshow and he did just that.

You can view the wedding slideshow I put together on Vimeo or on YouTube by clicking here.

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Jon & Ashley – Part Three – All About Etsy


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Anyone who knows me knows I love Etsy. I buy handmade and vintage objects all the time from one of the best things to come into April’s world in the last 10 years.

Ashley purchased a lot of items for her wedding day from Etsy and all of them so beautiful and thoughtful. Ashley gave all of her bridesmaids beautiful clutches from Etsy shop Oatmeal Lace Design with their names stitched inside the clutches and Jon gave all of this groomsmen cuff links with the bus tokens from their home towns (made by Etsy shop Subway Cufflinks).

Wedding Invitation Design – Pocket Size Press

J&A Wax Seal – Katrina Alana

J&A Paper Embosser on Menu – Vencazi

Vintage Stamps – Verde Studio

Wedding Programs – Kasey Hamel

Table Cards – 30one

Vintage Silver Forks – Basilicus Jones

Cake Topper – Tuck and Bonte

Hair Comb – La Belle Chanson

Bridesmaid Earrings – Green Ribbon Gems

Chalkboard Signs – The Funky Shack

Burlap Just Married Sign – Victorian Station

Groomsmen Cuff Links – Subway Cufflinks

Bridesmaids Clutches – Oatmeal Lace Design

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Ashley – Thank you Debonair Toy Camera


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Jon & Ashley’s Wedding – Part Two – Their Wedding Slideshow


I loved putting together Jon and Ashley’s wedding slideshow to a cover version of The Cure’s “Lovesong,” which is their favorite song.

If you are having trouble viewing this slideshow you can view it on the Vimeo link here or your other option is on YouTube by clicking here.