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A Romantic Poolside Wedding in Westwood, CA

  • Ashleigh Taylor Photography
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Renita & Alex in Westwood, CA
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Ceremony SitePrivate Home, Holmby Hills, Westwood, CA 

Reception SitePrivate Home, Holmby Hills, Westwood, CA 

Photography Ashleigh Taylor Photography 

Videography Foxswan

Consultant Katrina, Operation Organization

 Officiant  Maureen Charles, friend of the couple

 Gown Reem Acra, OneNightAffair.com

Hair Natalie Davis, friend o ...
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Renita and Alex's friend and planner Katrina Teeple turned their friend's backyard into an elegant reception space decorated with string lights and paper lanterns with floating candles in the pool for a romantic touch.
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Guests brought different sweets for a potluck dessert.
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Renita and Alex's cake was chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream inside and white buttercream frosting outside was made by Magnolia Bakery. The love bird cake toppers added a dash of whimsy to the petite cake.
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In lieu of a guestbook Renita & Alex used “dream cards” for guests to fill out, which then turned into their thank you notes.
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Renita's bouquet was soft and feminine in cream and peach tones with hints of lime green. It featured a mix of hydrangeas and roses.

Renita & Alex in Westwood, CA

Renita and Alex met in October 2011 at Universal Halloween Horror Night during a friend's birthday party where they spent the whole evening going through a haunted house! When Alex proposed, he surprised Renita with a huge bouquet of tropical flowers delivered to their home, and then he got down on one knee!

The Bride: Renita Gale, 43, president and CEO at Renita Casting
The Groom: Alex Swaekauski, 31, casting director at Renita Casting
The Date: August 2012

Renita and Alex decided to have their wedding "in community" with their family and friends contributing to every aspect of the wedding day. The couple's priority in planning the wedding day was to bring everyone together as one big family.
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