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Black & White Inspired Los Angeles Country Club Wedding
Laura and Azzedine Finley were wed in a sophisticated, modern event at the elegant Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles. The day was inspired by classic black-and-white photography, and details throughout the event followed that motif, such as the modern black-and-white signage and the sleek bar menu. The groom’s brother, an artist, helped design the invitation suite and gave input on décor choices on the day. Contemporary black circular menus were a unique feature in the tabletop design, creating a bold contrast to the plethora of dazzling candles. The florals were timeless: long-stemmed white roses, baby’s breath, tulips, anthurium and yucca in classic white. A highlight of the event was the 10-piece band, including a three-piece horn section, which kept guests on their feet throughout the night. Music selection was key for this couple, who opted for a mix of dance classics, soul, funk and contemporary electronic. The first dance took place to “So Into You” by Childish Gambino, a cover of a ’90s rhythm and blues song. Not only was it a personal favorite of the couple, but it also reminded them of the beginning of their relationship. Coincidentally, Laura and Azzedine both gave each other gifts from David Yurman: Azzedine presented Laura with a silver cable bracelet with gold and diamond accents, and Laura gave Azzedine silver and black-diamond-encrusted cuff links with the wedding date engraved on them. In a special touch, Laura had nine diamonds placed in each cuff link, to add up to 18, the date of their wedding.