Civil Wedding in Los Angeles

May 11, 2017

Kathleen + Ted


We were first contacted by Ted saying that he found us through our mutual friend Tonya.  Tonya is a good friend of mine from high school back in Kansas and she apparently hired Ted for the job he still works in when they were in New York!

We met up with both Kathleen + Ted a couple of weeks ago to go over some of the logistics of the day.  They met through online dating out there in New York and just hit it off right from the start.  Their relationship was tested when Kathleen ended up getting a good opportunity to work out here in Los Angeles.  But fortunately, Ted was able to work something with his company to work out here in the West Coast to be closer to Kathleen!

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Kathleen + Ted taking a stroll in front of the artwork inside of the First Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles.

Civil Ceremony photos at First Street Federal Courthouse

Close family were in attendance for Kathleen + Ted’s civil wedding in Los Angeles.  This was a special ceremony for many reasons.  The first being the first wedding since they opened the new building up this past January.  The second was that Kathleen has worked twice, as a student and then later as a clerk,  with the officiant, the Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall.  Things started off with a poem from Ted’s father and everyone got a good chuckle during Ted’s use of a Star Trek reference when explaining his relationship to Kathleen during the ceremony.

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Kathleen’s father walks his daughter down the aisle.

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A hug is exchanged between Kathleen and her father.

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Ted gets filled with emotion during the ceremony.

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The judge retold Kathleen + Ted’s story which brought mixed emotions between the two.

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The youngest in attendance, Ted’s niece, takes a peep at what’s going on.

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Kathleen + Ted were asked to write about what they meant to each other which brought out some laughter.

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The mother of the bride smiles at a funny moment during the civil wedding in los angeles.

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The biggest laughs of them all was during Ted’s use of a Star Trek reference.

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Kathleen + Ted wrote joint vows that they shared with everybody.

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The married couple share an intimate kiss after the ceremony with the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the background.

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Group photo of Kathleen + Ted and their family that witnessed their civil wedding in Los Angeles.

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A reflection of Kathleen + Ted in front of the First Street Courthouse in Los Angeles.

Wedding Portraits at Walt Disney Concert Hall

After the ceremony and taking photos of the entire family, the family went to go rest at nearby Grand Park.  Annie and I took Kathleen + Ted over to get some wedding portraits at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.  

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Kathleen’s elegant bridal bouquet was such a spectacle to look at.

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Closeup shot of the unique rings of Kathleen + Ted.

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Ted taking Kathleen by the hand at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Loving portrait of Kathleen + Ted looking at each other.

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Some stunning portraits of our bride and groom, Kathleen + Ted at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

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Black and white image of Kathleen + Ted looking into each other’s eyes

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Wide shot of the lovely couple sharing an intimate moment.

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Ted whispers some sweet things (Star Trek) into Kathleen’s ear.

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While leaning on the wall of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kathleen + Ted take some time for a loving kiss.

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Kathleen + Ted take stroll next to a mural by the Musuem of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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Serious shot of Kathleen + Ted holding hands in front of a mural at MOCA in Los Angeles


Thank you Kathleen + Ted for introducing us to your families and having us be a part in this special occasion.  We hope that the reception in Florida next month is filled with lots of fun and laughter!  How can it not with a party bus involved? 😉

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Wide shot of Kathleen + Ted sharing an intimate moment alone after their civil wedding at the Walt Disney Concert Hall


Officiant: Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall

Musician: Cellist Marc Christian of The Ocdamia Strings


In order to provide our couples with the ultimate Jovanni experience, we only take on a limited number of weddings per year.

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