• Images
  • Text
  • Find a Couple + Registry
GO

Lora & Franklin: A Modern Loft Wedding in Los Angeles, CA

  • Kari Kochar Photography, Pasadena, CA
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
Lora & Franklin in Los Angeles, CA
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
To keep with the modern circle theme, Lora carried a round bouquet of stephanotis studded with rhinestones and wrapped with an ivory ribbon.
Holly Flora, Los Angeles, CA
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
Lora’s maid of honor carried a round bouquet of Kermit mums accented with geranium leaves and tied with an ivory ribbon. The bold green was a nice complement to her chocolate-colored halter dress.
Holly Flora, Los Angeles, CA
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
Franklin’s mom made the ring pillow. The couple bought the fabric, ribbon, and stuffing for it in LA.’s garment district. A chocolate-brown velvet band was tied around the middle to make their rings stand out.
Michael Levine Inc., Los Angeles, CA
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
Lora and Franklin actually had two ceremonies. Their first was a traditional Catholic ceremony inside a church. Because their surroundings were already so ornate, the couple added just two simple flower arrangements, one for either side of the altar.
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
To keep guests cool during Lora and Franklin’s second ceremony, which was outdoors, the programs doubled as fans. The couple’s designer printed them and Franklin then cut each one into a perfect circle to go along with their motif. A welcome letter from the couple was printed on one side and a black-and-white photo of either Lora or Franklin making ...
Flush Designs, Pasadena, CA
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
Various-sized moss and carnation pomanders decorated the outdoor space for the second ceremony at The Marvimon.
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
Instead of individual escort cards, Lora and Franklin put together a one large seating chart. They bought the round black wood piece at Home Depot (it was meant to be a table top), sanded, stained, and then decoupaged it.
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
Each table was numbered after a year the couple had spent together before the wedding and accompanied by a picture of the couple during that year. The pictures were decoupaged onto wooden blocks.
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
The reception location was a loft, so Lora and Franklin wanted to do something different to create a lounge-like feel. They went with dark wood tables and sofa chairs to get the look and keep guests comfy. The sofas were placed back-to-back, so that guests at separate tables could easily turn around and talk to one another.
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
Lora and Franklin chose two signature drinks to serve during cocktail hour and throughout the night: “The LadyLo” after Lora and “The Franktini” after Franklin. They created a cocktail menu the same way they had made the table numbers and seating chart -- decoupage on wood.
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
Franklin’s signature drink, “The Franktini,” was actually a pomegranate martini.
Add to Favorites
Add to Favorites
For dessert, Lora and Franklin opted for a tower filled with mini cupcakes and topped with a small cake for the traditional cake cutting. They also served dozens of gourmet doughnut holes and an Ube cake, a Filipino tradition.
Leda’s Bake Shop, Sherman Oaks, CA

Lora & Franklin in Los Angeles, CA

It took Lora and Franklin 12 years to get married. They met and dated throughout college at Northwestern University, but after Lora graduated, she moved to Los Angeles while Franklin stayed in Chicago for medical school. They dated long-distance for six years until Franklin moved to LA. A year later, he finally popped the question. The Bride Lora Antigua, 31, in advertising The Groom Franklin Banzali, 33, anesthesiologist The Date August 2 Franklin proposed the week after he took his medical boards. Lora had taken the week off and they had decided to go to the Griffith Park Observatory. After a picture-taking session on the roof with the Hollywood sign in the background, Lora was itching to leave, but Franklin insisted on taking one more picture. With Lora rushing him, he set the timer on his camera, ran back to Lora, got down on one knee and proposed just as the camera snapped and captured Lora’s shocked expression.
- Jaimie Dalessio
Their Ingredients
  • Kari Kochar Photography, Pasadena, CA
  • Holly Flora, Los Angeles, CA
  • Michael Levine Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  • Blessed Sacrament Church
  • Flush Designs, Pasadena, CA
  • Marvimon
  • Leda’s Bake Shop, Sherman Oaks, CA

tell us what you think!

Post

please note there is a 2000 character limit.

to share your thoughts

Log in ▸

knotties who love this

Thanks for sharing your feedback!
It may take a few minutes to publish, so please be patient if it doesn’t show up right away.