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A Classic Vintage Wedding in Pasadena, CA

  • Amelia Lyon Photography, Orange County, CA
    Nancy Park/So Happi Together, Los Angeles, CA
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Dina & Tai in Pasadena, CA
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Dina carried a bouquet of garden roses surrounded by lilies of the valley, white lilacs, white freesias and dusty miller to give it the look of peonies, which are out of season in October.
Commerce Flowers, Los Angeles, CA
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Tai’s boutonniere was made up of astilbes and a tiny pink cymbidium orchid.
Commerce Flowers, Los Angeles, CA
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Dina always knew she wanted Christian Louboutin heels for her wedding day and found the perfect pair in a champagne color.
Christian Louboutin, Barneys New York
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Three of Dina’s bridesmaids wore gray dresses from J. Crew, while the fourth found her maternity dress at David’s Bridal.
J. Crew; David’s Bridal
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The couple’s godson, Aidan, carried a pillow Dina made. It was gray and topped with a big fabric flower.
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The blush-pink and gray invitations were classic and elegant. For a personal touch, the couple hired a calligrapher to hand write the location and their names on each invite.
Parrott Design Studio, ParrottDesignStudio.com; calligraphy: Grace Edmands Calligraphy, Orlando, FL
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Instead of having a traditional program, Dina and Tai printed out a poem and stamped the other side with their custom logo.
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The ceremony took place beneath The Athenaeum’s columns and archways. Two pillars of baby’s breath marked the altar.
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A mariachi band led guests from the ceremony to the cocktail-hour area and stayed to play a few songs after the couple’s entrance.
Mariachi Relampago, Los Angeles, CA
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Dina made all of the table numbers from vintage frames. She painted them antique gold, pulled out the glass and wrapped the backs in different fabrics.
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In addition to cake and cupcakes, Dina and Tai served southern shooters of banana pudding and strawberry shortcake.
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The couple tea-stained brand-new hankies to give them a vintage look.

Dina & Tai in Pasadena, CA

The Bride Dina Dalziel, 28, works in fashion marketing The Groom Tai Seki, 32, works in city government The Date October 2 Once they chose their venue (which was built in the 1930s and was inspired by a building in London), Dina and Tai let its classic look dictate their wedding style. A gray and blush-pink color combo paired well with the columns and olive trees.
- Jaimie Dalessio
Their Ingredients
  • Amelia Lyon Photography, Orange County, CA
  • Nancy Park/So Happi Together, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Athenaeum
  • Commerce Flowers, Los Angeles, CA
  • Christian Louboutin, Barneys New York
  • J. Crew; David’s Bridal
  • Parrott Design Studio, ParrottDesignStudio.com; calligraphy: Grace Edmands Calligraphy, Orlando, FL
  • Mariachi Relampago, Los Angeles, CA
  • Vanilla Bake Shop

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