It’s always an honor when an employee or other representative of a business within the events industry asks us to photograph their own wedding, and Nallely and Ivan’s wedding at the lovely seaside Long Beach Museum of Art will have been our second wedding in a year for a LBMA employee. This particular couple put a lot of time and thought into their event, including some adorable DIY details and some Eastern European wedding traditions to delight Ivan’s Bulgarian family members.

Venue: Long Beach Museum of Art
Hair/makeup: Cindy Antezana
Floral Design: Bride & Bloom
Cakes: Porto’s Bakery
DJ: DJ Jose Lemon

The couple included the clever idea of putting “advice cards” on each table instructing guests to write words of advice for Nallely and Ivan to read on the anniversary corresponding with the table’s number:

OK, can I just take a moment to talk about how beautiful these cakes were? It’s when I see desserts like these from Porto’s Bakery that I start feeling a little envious of the guests. There wasn’t a crumb left after they were served, by the way! More gorgeousness:

In accordance with Bulgarian custom, Nallely and Ivan broke a ceremonial loaf of sweet bread  over their heads to see who would get the bigger half (and thereby act as the head of the household!).

A few nighttime portraits around the museum…

Congrats to Nallely and Ivan! So many happy years ahead of you!

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