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Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photography | Leslie-Anne & Reggie

It was a day filled with laughter, tears of joy, and a whole lot of love from family and friends.   You may remember Leslie-Anne and Reggie from their stylized Downtown LA engagement photography sessionLove on Hope Street.  They met on stage, in acting class at UC Berkeley, where they were often paired as lovers.  The act of “being in love” eventually became true love!!  And all along they both secretly knew they long for each other.  After almost a decade of dating, Leslie-Anne and Reggie promised their lives to each other in front of family and friends at the beautiful Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.  Thank you Stacy Porras for the fabulous day! So read on for our day of Walt Disney Concert Hall wedding photography and videography too!

Here’s their awesome wedding video:

Wedding Preparation at the Westin Bonaventure

I absolutely love the Mother of the Bride’s PJs.  I gotta get myself one!!

Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation
Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation
Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation
Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation
Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation
Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation
Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation
Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation
Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation

It’s so thoughtful of Leslie-Anne to get her parents gifts; bracelet for mom and tie clip for dad. Each had a picture of them with her (when she was little) on it.

Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation

She had a first look with her dad and it was quite emotional.

Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation
Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation
Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation

Introducing the bride’s party…

Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles Wedding Preparation

Wedding Photos at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

From there we headed over to the Walt Disney Concert Hall for wedding photos of each wedding party, but without the bride and groom seeing each other yet.

Doesn’t Leslie-Anne look gorgeous!!?

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photos
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photography
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photography
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Party Photos
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Party Photos

And here’s the entire bridal party…

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Party Photos
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Party Photos

hahaha… love the socks!

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Party Photos
Pink Socks for the Groomsmen!

Gavin took this picture of the boys right before the ceremony started.   I guess they were all nervous!!  LOL

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Party Photos
Funny Groomsmen Photo

Wedding Ceremony at the Concert Hall

The wedding ceremony was at the Blue Ribbon Garden on level 3 of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Wedding photography for a private event becomes exclusive as they block off the whole garden for the wedding ceremony.

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony

Note the direction of the wedding ceremony in the garden. With the late afternoon sun setting to the southwest, a wedding ceremony facing the water fountain would look like this. It’s in bright sunlight. We as professional wedding photographers make the best of any situation and we actually used studio strobes to balance out the direct sunlight. Here’s an example of a WDCH garden wedding ceremony that is facing in the other direction (away from the fountain or South).

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
Walt Disney Concert Hall Garden Wedding Ceremony
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
First Kiss

I really LOVE this moment between them right after their first kiss!!

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Ceremony
Marriage License
Signing the official marriage license

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photography

After the ceremony we got some time with just the bride and groom around the WDCH garden. It’s an amazing location for wedding photography.

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photography
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photography
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photography
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photography
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photography
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photography
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photos
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Photos
WDCH Wedding Photography
WDCH Wedding Photography

Wedding Reception in BP Hall

BP Hall is the largest room at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, holding up to 300 people for a wedding reception dinner. The smaller Founder’s Room is more intimate, but only holds up to 150.

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception BP Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception BP Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception BP Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception BP Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception

The Best Grand Entrance Ever!

Leslie-Anne and Reggie had one of the BEST grand entrance I’ve ever seen.  Instead of the typical introduction of the bride and groom, they put on a production for their guests.  Entering from opposite ends of the banquet hall, Leslie-Anne and Reggie rapped (yes… rapped) to the beat of various hip-hop/R&B songs.  This went on for about 8 minutes.!! And WOW… the crowd went wild!!  I must say… it was incredible!!

Seriously… click on the play button and see for yourself!!

Rapping Wedding Grand Entrance
Rapping Wedding Grand Entrance
Rapping Wedding Grand Entrance
Rapping Wedding Grand Entrance
Rapping Wedding Grand Entrance

It was definitely a treat for everyone!!

Rapping Wedding Grand Entrance
Rapping Wedding Grand Entrance

Speeches, Toasts, and more!

The mother of the bride toast was also one of the best I’ve heard.  She got everyone in the room laughing so hard they were starting to tear up.

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception Speeches
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception Speeches

I love this picture…

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception Speeches

The MC also did a great job with getting the crowd involved.  For one of the games, he “bribed” some guys from the audience to find a pair of heels and model with them on.  Winner gets a prize… so hey, who wouldn’t want to do it?  LOL!!  We got some brave souls in the house!!

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception Games
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception Games

The First Dance

Their first dance was beautiful and creative!! They had a pre-recorded music video (of them) in a sing along/karoke format.  The music video/karoke was played on a large project (aka the wall of the concert hall) =) and guests serenade as the couple did their first dance!! love that idea!!

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception First Dance
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception First Dance
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception First Dance
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception

love, love, LOVE their father/daughter dance as well.  So sweet…

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception Dances

And once all the festivities were done… the crowd goes wild on the dance floor!!  From Carly Rae’s “call me maybe” to Justin Bieber’s “Baby, baby, ohhh baby” to old school hip/hop!!

Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception Dancing
Wedding Reception Dancing
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception
Walt Disney Concert Hall Wedding Reception
Wedding Rings Photos
Wedding Rings Photos

Congratulations again to Actress Leslie-Anne Huff and Reggie Panaligan for having us and for such a wonderful time!! Best wishes to you both!!  Stay tune for their Wedding Video coming soon!!