Wedding At 440 Seaton In Los Angeles, CA | Henna & Thomas

Wedding At 440 Seaton

HENNA & THOMAS

Locations:

  • Ceremony and reception: 440 Seaton in Los Angeles, CA

 

Wedding photos at 440 Seaton:

I had the pleasure to work with Henna and Thomas during their engagement session earlier in the year at Malibu Creek State Park and in Downtown Los Angeles not too long ago, and was excited to reconnect with them as the photographer for their multicultural wedding at 440 Seaton.

Henna is of Pakistani descent while Thomas’ ancestry is a mix of Chinese and Vietnamese, and they were planning to incorporate a little of each culture into their wedding celebrations. They decided on a rustic old warehouse-style location in Downtown LA and it was my honor to capture these wedding photos.

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A portrait of the bride and groom kissing beneath a canopy of guest cards during their 440 Seaton wedding celebration.

 

Getting ready photos At JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live:

The day began at the JW Marriott Los Angeles where the couple was getting ready. Although they opted not to have an official bridal party, Henna was accompanied by some of her female family and friends in one suite, while Thomas was getting ready with his male entourage in another. I captured a range of candid shots as Henna made her final preparations and stepped into her traditional Pakistani wedding dress, while Charlene photographed Thomas adding the final touches to his classic suit.

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Henna having her hair and makeup done in her bridal suite at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

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A silhouette shot of the bride making her final wedding day preparations in Los Angeles.

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A reflective shot of Thomas fixing his bowtie as he prepared for his wedding day at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

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Capturing a special moment between Henna and her mom standing in front of her Pakistani bridal gown.

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The groom makes some final adjustments to his cufflinks as he prepared for his wedding day.

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A portrait of the bride as she prepared for her wedding day at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

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A silhouette shot of the groom getting ready for his wedding day at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

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Henna’s mom helps fix her earrings as they prepared for the wedding day in a bridal suite.

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One of Henna’s friends helps to secure her Pakistani bridal attire in a suite at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

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Henna putting bangles around her wrist as she made some final adjustments to her traditional Pakistani bridal attire.

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Thomas reads a gift card from his soon-to-be-bride in a suite at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

Henna in her traditional Pakistani bridal attire in a naturally-lit suite window of the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

Henna in her traditional Pakistani bridal attire in a naturally-lit suite window of the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

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A portrait of the bride in her traditional Pakistani bridal attire at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits At JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live And 440 Seaton:

The couple decided on a first look session at the JW Marriott and we found a quiet spot on the second floor. It was an emotional moment as Henna and Thomas saw each other for the first time on their wedding day, and I used the opportunity to capture a few portraits of them together afterwards.

We then headed over to 400 Seaton, which was just a short drive away where both the ceremony and reception were going to be held. This old warehouse has been converted into a private club, with bold red brick walls serving as a backdrop. After capturing a couple of photos of both the bride and groom with their respective entourages, it was time for the ceremony to begin.

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Henna walking up to Thomas during their first look session at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

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The couple admiring each other during their first look session in a hallway of the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

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The soon-to-be-married couple kiss during their first look session at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between Henna and Thomas during their JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live first look session.

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The couple take a moment to admire each other’s attire as they prepared for their wedding at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live.

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Henna and her girlfriends hanging out at 440 Seaton before the start of the wedding ceremony.

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Thomas’ male entourage playfully point out his crazy socks before the start of the 440 Seaton wedding ceremony.

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A portrait of the couple in front of their ceremonial arch at 440 Seaton in Los Angeles.

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A portrait of the groom making a final bow tie adjustment before the start of his wedding ceremony.

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The gorgeous bride in her traditional Pakistani attire before the start of her 440 Seaton wedding ceremony.

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Capturing a final kiss between Henna and Thomas as an unmarried couple before their wedding ceremony.

 

Ceremony photos at 440 Seaton:

Henna’s dad proudly escorted her down the aisle and gave Thomas a playful “fist bump” as he gave his daughter away. The couple then incorporated a traditional Chinese element into their wedding with a tea ceremony to honor their elders and family. This was followed by a traditional Pakistani Nikkah ceremony, officiated by a family friend.

Members of Henna’s family tied a piece of cloth around the arms of both the bride and groom, after which they were pronounced “husband and wife”. I love the opportunity to capture different cultural traditions and it was no exception in these 440 Seaton wedding photos.

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Henna’s father escorts her down the aisle at the start of the multicultural wedding ceremony in Los Angeles.

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Capturing Thomas’ reaction as he watches his bride walk down the aisle at 440 Seaton in Los Angeles.

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Thomas and Henna’s dad do a playful fist-bump as the bride is given away during the 440 Seaton wedding ceremony.

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A black and white shot of Henna’s father giving her away to Thomas at the start of their wedding ceremony.

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Capturing the couple’s joyful reactions during their multicultural wedding celebration at 440 Seaton.

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Henna and Thomas honor their elders and family during a traditional Chinese wedding ritual at 440 Seaton.

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Henna and Thomas holding Chinese teacups during their multicultural wedding celebration in Los Angeles.

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A wide angle shot looking down the aisle of Henna and Thomas’ multicultural wedding ceremony in Los Angeles.

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A family friend officiates during Henna and Thomas’ traditional Pakistani Nikka wedding ceremony.

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Cloth is tied around Henna’s arm in a traditional Pakistani wedding ritual at LA’s 440 Seaton.

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Thomas receives a blessing from Henna’s family during a traditional Pakistani wedding ritual.

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The newly married couple kiss beneath their natural bridal arch at 440 Seaton in Los Angeles.

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Henna and Thomas make their recessional walk down the aisle after their multicultural wedding ceremony in Los Angeles.

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The newly married couple admiring their wedding rings after their multicultural ceremony at 440 Seaton.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at 440 Seaton:

I then took the couple up to the rooftop of 440 Seaton for a portrait session backed by the city skyline. The sun was just starting to set and the lighting was perfect, illuminating the couple beautifully. I also captured a few romantic shots of Henna and Thomas embracing beneath a canopy of guest name cards that had been tied above.

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The newly married couple embrace on the rooftop of 440 Seaton, backed by the LA city skyline.

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Henna and Thomas embrace beneath a canopy of guest cards following their wedding ceremony.

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Capturing a special exchange between Henna and Thomas on the rooftop of LA’s 440 Seaton.

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Henna and Thomas stand hand-in-hand in front of the rustic exterior of LA’s 440 Seaton.

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The newly married couple, illuminated by the setting sun, during their rooftop wedding photo session at 440 Seaton.

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Henna and Thomas kiss, backed by the iconic LA city skyline, during their wedding photo session.

 

Reception photos at 440 Seaton:

Henna and Thomas then did a quick outfit change and the reception kicked off. They performed a first dance for their guests and then Thomas surprised Henna by singing her a song, with the bride obviously touched by this gesture. Speeches and toasts from family and friends followed (with Henna’s dad jokingly pulling out an incredibly long written speech), and after the cake cutting ceremony and bouquet toss, everyone hit the dance floor.

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Henna and Thomas perform a first dance for their guests at their 440 Seaton wedding reception.

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Capturing an intimate embrace between the couple during their first dance at LA’s 440 Seaton.

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Thomas dips Henna at the end of their first dance during the 440 Seaton wedding reception.

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Thomas surprises Henna by singing her a song during their multicultural wedding reception in LA.

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Capturing Henna’s reaction as Thomas announces he will sing her a surprise song at 440 Seaton in LA.

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Henna listens lovingly as Thomas sings her a surprise song during their wedding reception.

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Henna’s dad reads through a (playfully) long speech during his daughter’s wedding reception at 440 Seaton in LA.

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Henna’s bridemaid makes a toast during the multicultural wedding celebrations at 440 Seaton.

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Capturing the couple’s reactions as speeches and toasts were made at their wedding reception.

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Capturing a playful moment between the couple during their cake cutting ceremony at 440 Seaton.

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Henna and Thomas make a fun-filled champagne toast during their 440 Seaton wedding reception.

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Capturing Henna’s bouquet toss to an expectant group of female friends and family at 440 Seaton in LA.

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Wedding guests enjoying the wedding celebrations at Los Angeles’ 440 Seaton.

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Guests enjoying the dance floor during Henna and Thomas’ multicultural wedding celebrations.

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The bride getting down on the dance floor during her 440 Seaton wedding reception.

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Family and friends getting crazy on the dance floor during Henna and Thomas’ wedding reception.

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Henna’s female friends enjoying the dance floor during the multicultural wedding celebrations.

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The couple kiss, backed by their family and friends, during the 440 Seaton wedding reception.

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A young wedding guest enjoying the dance floor at 440 Seaton during Henna and Thomas’ lively reception.

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Henna’s father getting down on the dance floor at 440 Seaton in Los Angeles.

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Thomas’ nieces enjoying all the festivities on the dance floor at 440 Seaton in Los Angeles.

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The couple share a special moment on the dance floor during their 440 Seaton wedding celebrations.

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Family and friends getting down on the dance floor during the multicultural wedding celebrations.

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A blast of confetti explodes above the dance floor over Henna and Thomas’ wedding guests.

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Looking down across the expansive dance floor at 440 Seaton during Henna and Thomas’ wedding reception.

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Capturing some choreographed dance floor moves during Henna and Thomas’ wedding reception.

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The bride getting down on the dance floor with her friends during the 440 Seaton wedding celebrations.

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Some flamboyant moves on the dance floor from Henna and Thomas’ wedding guests.

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A confetti-filled shot of the bride and groom dancing well into the night during their wedding celebrations.

 

Wedding photos at 440 Seaton:

It really was a joyful celebration, with so much color and festivity (not to mention a confetti machine)! I really appreciated Henna and Thomas’ trust in me to capture these 440 Seaton wedding photos and wish this wonderful couple a lifetime of happiness together.

September 8, 2016

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