Sara & Brady's Cinematic Wedding At The El Rey Theatre

WORDS: ENRICA NICOLI ALDINI

IMAGES: AURELIA D’AMORE

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OUR STORY

Cinematic Inspiration

Exactly one year before their wedding day, Sara and Brady shared their first kiss. It was just after midnight after their first Halloween together. Not long after that special night, they saw their first show at the historic El Rey Theatre on Whilshire Boulevard, which inspired them to plan a a unique, cinematic wedding.

 
 
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NOW STARRING: US

“I do,” starring Sara & Brady, headlined the marquis of the historic El Rey Theatre.


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RED VELVET ISN’T
JUST FOR CUPCAKES

Each table was decorated with red flowers, which matched the vintage red velvet draping the walls, and masquerade masks paying tribute to Dia De Los Muertos, which made for fun photos.


ADMISSION FOR TWO

In tune with the cinematic wedding theme, ticket stub escort cards and matching place cards decorated each table, as well as a program designed to look like a playbill. Love filled the air, and the choice of red roses and the theatre’s red decor were the perfect color to underscore Sara and Brady’s romantic day.


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A PREVIEW OF FORTHCOMING ATTRACTIONS

The entrance of the theater was corded off with red ropes and a red carpet, inviting guest to view the hilarious movie posters that lined the entrance to the right and left of the ticket booth. With a little photoshop love, they announced the bridal party with custom-made posters created by Brady, which paid homage to the films “Men in “Black,” Bridesmaids,” and “Meet the Fockers.” The "Meet the Fockers" poster showed Sara’s father giving Brady a lie detector test! One of the biggest surprises was a pregnancy announcement poster with a photo of little Rosalie’s sonogram, sweetly titled “Coming Soon.”


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DEMOCRACY IN ACTION

Guests were also instructed to visit the ticket booth located in front of The El Rey. Here, they cast their vote for which gender they thought Sara and Brady’s baby would be by selecting a pink or blue ticket.


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MOST PRECIOUS CARGO

After dinner and the cake-cutting, the best men entered à la Men in Black, in sunglasses and with a briefcase handcuffed to their wrists carrying the confidential baby-gender results. Once they approached the DJ booth, they opened the briefcase to reveal a pink piece of paper that, to the guests’ roar, read, “Girl.” Sara's cousins entered the theatre wearing cute top hats and carrying pink bubblegum cigar boxes (like the classic cigarette girls) that were distributed to all the guests on the dance floor.

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photography

AURELIA D’AMORE PHOTOGRAPHY


planner

HEATHER FREEDMAN
“DELMAR EVENTS”


venue

EL REY THEATRE


flowers

FLOWERS BY DAN


catering

TRULY YOURS CATERING


cake

TRULY YOURS CATERING


hair & make-up

BETSY DIFRANCESCA


DJ

TALL HAIR MUSIC