Los Angeles Athletic Club Wedding : Anne+Cory

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is great-great-Grandfather stood on his property almost 100 years ago with a dream to make the Los Angeles Athletic Club the premier club in Downtown. Almost a century later, Cory kept the dream alive, both as an allegiance to his family and his future wife. The high ceiling and dark mahogany walls gave the club a Mad Men appeal, but Cory promised Anne a new ballroom in light of their upcoming wedding.

For months Cory oversaw construction of his soon-to-be reception location and as the weeks draw closer to the wedding--and his feet remained covered in sawdust--people wondered if he'd be able to pull it together in time. Just past midnight the morning of his wedding, the new bookshelves were installed, and Cory filled them with hardcover books. The room was complete.

Anne happily prepared in a suite of the Los Angeles Athletic Club Hotel and wondered aloud how the ballroom appeared. Her bridesmaids smiled and said Cory did a great job...but nothing more because the reveal would be a surprise. As Anne walked into the ballroom, Cory waited for her in the center. They walked to each other and embraced in a room that would forever change the course of their lives. Together.

Anne and Cory...I hope you're enjoying every minute in Italy. I'm sure Cory is planning wild adventures and Anne is finding the nearest Gucci store...and making it all work along the way. Thank you for the honor of documenting your love and devotion. Your day was a total dream and I consider myself lucky to have been your wedding photographer. Much Love and Appreciation... j*


As if Anne's Vera Wang wedding dress wasn't enough, she went and made the day extra craze with a pair of Alexander McQueen heels...




Anne was one of the most laid-back brides. Ever. She planned her day to flow effortlessly, so by the time it came to get dressed, it was all smiles...


Oh, STOP IT. Anne, you're so fierce. I can't even handle all of your gorgeousness!




As Anne and I made our way to the ballroom...


...JD was there to capture Cory's reaction to seeing his bride for the first time on their wedding day...




I love when couples opt to see each other before the ceremony for a First Look because we have plenty of time for wedding photos...and also finding favorable light...lovelovelove...




Why do I suspect I said something inappropriate right...about...now...


Due to the renovation of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, Anne and Cory wanted quite a bit of indoor wedding pictures, so I did my best to find window light where I could...thankfully window light loves them.


Anne and her bridemaids...all wearing Old Hollywood dresses...


The ceremony was held on the rooftop with a breathtaking view of Downtown Los Angeles...I love the city! Many thanks to Shawna Yamamoto for the floral design and the hand-made paper flower arch...






After the ceremony, Anne and Cory gave me extra time to photograph them on the rooftop and in the streets of Los Angeles...love them...




JD captured these photos...


...and he captured this photo...and I love it so much because it's a perfect reflection of everything Anne and Cory are: wonderful.




Many thanks to Nam Lam of Modern LA Weddings for planning a fabulous day and perfect party...










The First Dance...


To see more of Anne and Cory's Los Angeles Athletic Club wedding, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow or simply watch it now...

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Mathew - Beautiful pictures! Really incredible work Jasmine!  02.27.14 - 5:06am
wedding photographer paris - Completely different from Paris but lovers are the same ! Regards  02.04.12 - 5:02am
Fotini Roman - Incredibly beautiful wedding! Everything is just stunning.. I featured this particular wedding on my blog with think to your website, as well as, link directly to this wedding. What great inspiration, thank you for your beautiful pictures!  01.28.12 - 8:18am
E - Love!!! I work at the club & it looks amazing. What a fabulous wedding. Cory & Anne look gorgeous!! Beautiful couple.   01.25.12 - 8:11am
matthew crozer - Awesome photos!  09.19.11 - 4:08pm
Raleigh Wedding Photographer - You did a beautiful job capturing this wedding Jasmine. Gorgeous!  09.15.11 - 8:25pm
Jolie - Exquisite photos of an extraordinary event for a beautiful couple! Every detail ... just breathtaking ...  09.07.11 - 6:04pm
Erika - First off, I love her gown. Second, I love your pictures. Third, I adore the secret kiss at the dinner table. They thought no one was looking :)  09.05.11 - 1:25pm
Barbara Yasuhara - AMOR!!! And gracias for sharing, I am inspired by your writing and photography!  09.03.11 - 7:29am
JamieY | Las Vegas Wedding Photographer - Just gotta drop in to say those are some amazing shoes, love them, and great job as usual.  09.01.11 - 11:56pm
Meredith Sledge - These are BEAUTIFUL, Jasmine!!! And her dress is fabulous! I'm in love.   08.28.11 - 9:10am
fotograf M.M Rudiak - beautiful wedding ! and photos are just amazing, we love your style :)  08.28.11 - 4:21am
Millie - I remember this couple's engagement shoot some time back. What a stunning couple! Fabulous location!! One of a kind.  08.27.11 - 3:52pm
Candace Punch - Amazing and so beautiful and elegant. What an incredible venue. Mr. and Mrs Hathaway, I am in tears it is so beautiful. Congratulations!!!!  08.27.11 - 7:48am
Bear - DANG!!!! These pics are amazing!!! I just keep flipping through them! Great Job Jasmine, you captured them both beautifully! XOXO Elisa Brown (AKA BEAR!!!)   08.26.11 - 5:15pm
Timothy - Awesome work. Great location for a wedding. Love your use of light.   08.26.11 - 4:19pm
Vinlyn Beckles - Anne & Cory, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your amazing day. You both looked amazing, and the entire wedding was spectacular!!! I hope you are having a blast on your honeymoon. Hugs & Kisses...Vinlynmu  08.26.11 - 3:18pm
Jesse - Great job on this. I like what you did with the shoes. Keep it up.  08.26.11 - 1:50pm
DaniDavila - Its always an inspiration... Finally i got Blogstomp, thanks!  08.26.11 - 6:29am
Trevor Dayley - Incredibly stunning! You and JD make such an amazing wedding photography team. Much love to you both!!!  08.26.11 - 2:16am
Jason+Gina - Great stuff Jasmine! Love your writing (their story) on this one!  08.25.11 - 9:53am
Joni - Love it all! What amazing flowers too! Is it all baby's breath? I love you J*!  08.25.11 - 9:40am
Brianna - I love love love all the baby's breath they had in their wedding! Fabulous! The photos are, as always, a-maz-zing too! :)   08.25.11 - 9:09am
Brooke Schultz Photography - Wow, just wow. I love the city shots especially! You really captured their love and personalities. Lovely!  08.25.11 - 9:06am
David Ferguson | Brisbane wedding photographer - Love your work Jasmine  08.25.11 - 7:21am
Wedding Snapper - Another cracker!  08.25.11 - 4:55am
Adriana Morett - Oh Jasmine, it is so hard to make photos indoors look so natural and gorgeous, you are so great!! Love this wedding!  08.25.11 - 4:30am
Tori Deslauriers Photography - Oh my, those shoes and that dress! Your photos are gorgeous as always ...  08.25.11 - 3:16am
Elisabetta {Linen and Silk} - Woooooow! That dress, the Tiffany ring, the stationery! That location! These guys have got taste! Mind you, they got Jasmine's to take their pictures... Of course they've got taste! Loving the tune on this video... Does anyone know who's it by?  08.25.11 - 3:01am
Di Holmes - Simply stunning! What a setting on the rooftop. I love the idea of the bridesmaids being in different vintage dresses, they look like film stars. I love your black and whites and would love to know what you use to convert them. It's dull and raining here in England... oh for some LA sunshine. xxx  08.25.11 - 2:14am
Amy Arrington - What a sweet wedding! Love it.   08.24.11 - 7:25pm
Paige Overturf - Amazing indoor shots! Beautiful!  08.24.11 - 6:53pm
Falcon - Love the whole Old Hollywood Glamour vibe of their wedding--gorgeous!! I think my favorite shots have to be of her McQueen shoes (I die), and jewelry box. Great job!!   08.24.11 - 6:43pm
Jackie Lamas - what a beautiful wedding ! and of course photos :)  08.24.11 - 5:51pm
Rebecca - love it. love it all. her dress is wonderful! You and JD did a fantastic job capturing the best bits of this wedding :) makes me so jealous, I wanna photograph on a rooftop! xo  08.24.11 - 5:46pm
Marcus - the way you work with light is incredible. good stuff here and i'll be back.  08.24.11 - 5:37pm
Scott - Awesome images! I love how you capture the unique personalities!   08.24.11 - 5:34pm
Lisa P. - Amazing photos. Love the shot of the shoes!  08.24.11 - 5:06pm
Steven Sykes - Beautiful couple and photography. Stunning...  08.24.11 - 3:05pm
Shefali Lindsey - LOVE that dress and those shoes!!! Oh. My. Goodness!  08.24.11 - 2:48pm
Jacqueline fronters - Such a great day for photos and these are some of your best IMHO.  08.24.11 - 2:20pm
Brooke Summer Photography - Wow I love the photos! The bridesmaids' gowns were gorgeous!  08.24.11 - 2:17pm
rich - what a beautiful venue -amazing shots!!  08.24.11 - 2:04pm
Kristin Nicole - Gorgeous....love it!  08.24.11 - 1:23pm
Life with Kaishon - What a fantastic location. Beautiful!  08.24.11 - 12:31pm
gladys jem - love the style of this wedding. oh, and all the baby's breathe. so prettyyyy! lovely, jasmine!  08.24.11 - 12:26pm
Odalys Mendez - Ahh, I love her shoes, and I'm crazy over the baby's breath arrangements, they are so simple but so lush and romantic, they look like clouds floating in the ballroom.  08.24.11 - 12:05pm
Courtney - Absolutely breaktaking. I adore her dress - and shoes!  08.24.11 - 11:59am
Lydia - I love how the flowered arch mimics the skirt of her dress! The picture JD caught of Anne looking back is so sweet!  08.24.11 - 11:24am
Kate Douthwright - Your detail shots: Da bomb! Oh yeah, it's 1997 again and I pulled out da bomb! Gorgeous as always Jazzercise!   08.24.11 - 11:21am
Manya Keseloff - Beautiful! I love how you stylized her shoes and accessories.   08.24.11 - 11:12am
Lyndsay London - Fabulous! I love the shoes and dress. Such a lovely couple!!!!  08.24.11 - 11:10am
Mona Alicia - I love how the shot of the cologne?/ alcohol? bottle looks like it's resting inside the milk drop picture by Harold Edgerton, very cool!  08.24.11 - 11:08am
Rachel Marie Photography - i love downtown LA! great job capturing such a gorgeous day. the bride looks stunning, and her dress is so dreamy!  08.24.11 - 11:06am
Crista - wedding stamps - Thats just an incredible set. Your depth of field is just superb! I love it!  08.24.11 - 11:04am
Amy Jo - These are beautiful! I think this is actually one of my most favorite weddings that you have shot. To use a Jasmine-ism.. It is seriously GORGE!  08.24.11 - 10:57am
alicia cp - LOVE the dress, the bridesmaid dresses, and all the babies breath. (What happened to her bouquet during the ceremony?)  08.24.11 - 10:53am
Kristin Hardwick - whoa! my day just got a whole lot more GLAM! Beautiful pictures, Jasmine!  08.24.11 - 10:45am
LEOLAK - WOW!!! WOW!!! Those shoes!!! That dress!!! Their dresses!!! WOW!!! Gorgeous...everything! Love love this wedding and the stilo is HOT!!! Great job Jasmine and JD!!!   08.24.11 - 10:31am
anouschka - oh my word, those SHOES! Lovely series Jasmine. Love the dress, shoes and LA :)  08.24.11 - 10:26am
Mike Moore - Great work, Jasmine. Lovely as always.  08.24.11 - 10:17am
stephanie fay - LOVE the feeling of this wedding. They are gorgeous together and YOU captured it perfectly. love.   08.24.11 - 10:15am
Ashley - Where is that Gold Sparkly dress from?!?! I NEED IT! such an amazing wedding  08.24.11 - 10:12am
Melissa Cramer - Oh my, those SHOES!  08.24.11 - 10:11am
B - Really? Really?! Her shoes kill me. I die. LOVE the photos, sissy wissy!  08.24.11 - 10:08am
emily ebeling - what simple beauty! you did a great job finding the natural light indoors- not always an easy task! and, wowza...a groom built a ROOM for his bride? suh-weet! ~em  08.24.11 - 10:00am
Gail - Three things that made me gasp: 1) Her shoes! 2) The ruffles on that dress! 3) That hand-made floral arch! Beautiful work (as always!) And what an incredible story with the couple's connection to the venue!   08.24.11 - 9:56am
Stephanie Dunn - Beautiful as always jasmine:)   08.24.11 - 9:56am
Karina Crouch - What a fun wedding bouquet! So different! And of course fabulous photos :)  08.24.11 - 9:54am
shauna nicole - i. love. this. wedding. Thank you for sharing it with us so beautifully!!!  08.24.11 - 9:54am
Tyler Austin - I love the history behind this wedding. Keeping family traditions and businesses going and even involved within a wedding is such a special thing.  08.24.11 - 9:53am
Rita Rose Photography - How pure, beautiful and refreshing...  08.24.11 - 9:53am
Kacie Lynch - Amazing photos!!! Oh my, I LOVE her shoes :)  08.24.11 - 9:53am
Diana - I'm the first to comment (*cross my fingers*) and I am loving these images Jasmine! So gorgeous :D I am in love with all your work.!  08.24.11 - 9:53am
Juliet McKee - Oh my word, this is cool. That dress is absolutely to die for. Great work as always.  08.24.11 - 9:51am
Rachel Fox - Absolutely gorgeous, my fav is the couple kissing at the top table. I am inlove with her belt though it is fab!!!  08.24.11 - 9:50am
Abby Grace - wooooow. He built her a ballroom? best wedding gift ever! I'm loving this window lighting- it's so beaitiful and friendly!  08.24.11 - 9:50am
The New Diplomat's Wife - beautiful photos - and gorgeous couple but that paper arch is amazing. i spy a new trend.  08.24.11 - 9:50am
autumn Teesdale-Dash Photo - What an absolutely bea-uuuutiful wedding!!!  08.24.11 - 9:48am
Jason Mark Harris - stunning as always   08.24.11 - 9:46am
naomi chokr - you have this amazing way of capturing a wedding in such an elegant and prestigious manner! and those shoes are KILLER!  08.24.11 - 9:45am
Rachel Tatem - I love how no matter how simple the area, how normal you make the bride and groom shine. You can make walking across the street seem like the most romantic thing in the world!  08.24.11 - 9:43am
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