A Formal Wedding at Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

Levi Hawkinson (writer and director) and Charlene Khalaf (Actress) met while Charlene was auditioning for a project that Levi was producing and direct

Levi Hawkinson (writer and director) and Charlene Khalaf (Actress) met while Charlene was auditioning for a project that Levi was producing and directing. As the couple described it, she got the part and he got the girl. They started to date three months after initially meeting, and three months later, moved to California together. They dated for another six years until Levi proposed on their combined birthday and New Year’s Eve trip to San Francisco. As they were watching the fireworks over the San Francisco Bay Bridge, Levi proposed to Charlene, and so the wedding planning began. The couple had their wedding at Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills, California when they discovered its classic Hollywood feel that seemed to reflect them as a couple. Charlene wore a convertible Lazaro dress that originally made for the runway, with a detachable skirt that she wore for the ceremony and took off for the reception. Levi wore a Ted Baker Tuxedo, going for a more classic look complimented with satin chapels. The couple picked a color palette of red, black, white and dusty shale that was incorporated into the wedding, from their custom invitations to the wildflower party favors with thank you cards. “We feel like the whole wedding reflected us, and we were both really involved in every aspect of the planning,” says Charlene.

Ivory printed wedding invitations were sent to guests, with a timeline of the couple's milestones up to the wedding.
"I saw the dress in a magazine and knew I had to try in on, so I called JLM Couture the flagship Lazaro store in Beverly Hills to ask about the dress," says Charlene. "My dress was a convertible dress, with a detachable skirt. I wore the long skirt for the ceremony and was able to wear the short party dress for the reception."rn
Silver Open-Toed Bridal Shoes
The bride held a bouquet filled with pink and ivory roses accented with slight green detail.
“We had our wedding at the Mr.C Hotel in Beverly Hills,” says Charlene. “We picked the location because it has an amazing ambiance and the style matched our own personal style. It has a classic Hollywood feel.”
Bride and Groom at Outdoor Ceremony
At the wedding ceremony, the groom put the bride's ring on her finger and she showed the symbol of love to their audience.
Groom Kissing Hand of Bride
Couple Posing Against Green Block Sculptures
Kissing in Library With Books
Simple escort cards in red, silver and black were neatly arranged on a table for guests to easily find their seats.
The guest book had a mustache graphic for the groom and a lip graphic for the bride, which read "Levi Asked and Charlene Said Yes" with their wedding date.
Colorful wildflower bouquets decorated the center of reception tables, which were dressed in white linens. Table numbers were printed in black text and framed to guide guests to the correct seating.
White Linen With Heart Note
The ivory wedding cake had black material wrapped around each tier, accented with a single red flower and designed by Vanilla Bake Shop. The cake was covered in dark and white chocolate frosting, and inside was red velvet mixed layered with fresh strawberries. rnrn
Groom Dipping Bride During First Dance