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This Laurel Canyon Wedding Was a Love Letter to Los Angeles

As the saying goes, the third time is the charm. On April 1, 2022, the two kicked off their wedding weekend in the City of Angels. “We wanted the weekend to feel quintessentially LA, so we really leaned into all the places, influences, sounds, flowers, colors that feel very LA,” says Emily.

On Friday night, they held their rehearsal dinner at Canter’s. They’ve transformed the Fairfax institution into an Old Hollywood supper club, bringing in Ruebens silver towers, smoked fish, bagels, chicken fingers and grilled cheeses, all laid out on rose-adorned white tablecloths . A martini bar, built from the ground up, served up liquid courage for Lee’s comedy-writing friends who gave the couple love roasts throughout the night. (“Lee’s friends are a veritable killer row of the funniest people in the world,” Emily says. what they would say.”

The bride wore a poppy red dress by Patricia Voto of One/Of, accented with turquoise earrings by Irene Neuwirth and silk mules by Manolo Blahnik.

On Saturday, the ceremony took place at a private estate in Laurel Canyon. Emily and her wedding planner, Melissa Sullivan of Studio Sully (who Emily calls “the ultimate cool girl meets an incredibly capable leader”) decided on an aesthetic that would be Yves Saint Laurent’s Marrakech home meets the lobby of the Chateau Marmont. Sullivan sourced bright pink benches, all adorned with Moroccan textiles, to contrast with the blue tiles on the steps of the house. Guests received one-of-a-kind Moroccan fans as they waited for the ceremony to begin. Meanwhile, Ren of Renko Florals surrounded the whole thing with palm trees – which acted as the couple’s chuppah – as well as Mediterranean flowers and herbs.

The decorative main dish, however, must have been the 250 feet of bougainvillea and carnation necklaces, made by a Hawaiian master. The flowers hung above the altar and trailed down the aisle below.

The bride wore a vintage lace and yellow bow dress from Happy Isles that made her look like a “60s Bridal Barbie.”

“I’ve been a long-time vintage collector, so it was the least surprising thing that I wore a vintage dress to our wedding. But it wasn’t what I had planned. I was on the road with a custom dress when I saw Happy Isles post a picture of the most special little dress with a yellow bow under the bust with a matching feather duster on top,” she said. “I had just had our daughter two weeks earlier so my mom was in LA We ran over there I tried it on and walked out with it half an hour later Emily accented her dress with diamond earrings borrowed from her grandmother and a cocktail ring belonging to Lee. Instead of a veil, she put a 1940s Petersham ribbon in her hair. Meanwhile, Lee wore a custom Tom Ford white tuxedo.