Mashan and Jamie chose to forgo a local wedding where they live in Atlanta and instead plan a gorgeous destination Greystone Mansion wedding. I had seen many weddings online showcasing this gorgeous estate and until I received Mashan’s email I only dreamed of photographing this venue. Nestled in Beverly Hills, this historic estate boasts 180-degree views overlooking downtown LA and made for the perfect spot to host the couple’s intimate soiree. The day was planned to perfection by the talented Randy of Randy Fuhrman Events and adorned with gorgeous white and blush florals.
The bridesmaids all donned beautiful off-the-shoulder blush dresses and were accompanied by the most dapper groomsmen rocking navy suits. While Jamie anxiously awaited the first look with his bride-to-be, Mashan eagerly circled the koi pond to give a very excited shoulder tap. After happy tears were shed, family gathered for formal photos. We headed up to the infamous cypress walk afterwards for bridal party and couple portraits. Everyone shared laughs as they strolled up and down the stone walkway.
While the bridal party assembled for the ceremony to begin, guests took advantage of the beverage station where they had their choice of sun tea, fresh lemonade, and spa water and grabbed parasols provided by the bride and groom on the way to their seats. As the bridal party made their way down the aisle each member in the procession was accompanied by live music played by a harpist. After the ceremony concluded guests made their way over to the reception area where cocktails and hors d’ouerves awaited them. As soon as everyone had a drink in hand the DJ ushered everyone inside the house for Mashan and Jamie’s grand entrance.
While guests were served their appetizers Mashan, Jamie and I traversed the property while we chased light and found beautiful little nooks to photograph in. After dinner and speeches guests made their way onto the dance floor to celebrate the newlyweds and dance the night away. Thank you again to Mashan and Jamie for allowing me to capture such a big day in their lives. I can’t wait for my next Greystone Mansion wedding!
Photography | Alex W Photography
Planning + Florals | Randy Fuhrman Events
Bridal Assistance | Timeless Celebrations
Calligraphy | Seniman Calligraphy
Ring Box | The Mrs. Box
Brides Shoes | Badgley Mischka
Hotel | The London
Venue | Greystone Mansion