Gabrielle hit on Jeffrey while at a college house party. At the time she was 21 years old and completing her Master’s degree at Iona College while Jeffrey was a 20 years old Junior student athlete. He made her laugh and she instantly knew she wanted more. The pair dated for 10 years when Jeffrey proposed over dinner at their home. It was intimate and perfect.
Over the years, they fell in love over common interests such as God, the great Los Angeles Lakers & Kobe Bryant, mutual love for California, sunshine, and the beach, as well as common values of family, growth and prosperity. All were evident throughout the wedding with signature pieces like: the Broadway ticket styled wedding invitation, the wedding theme “Broadway Takes Hollywood,” inspired by their hometowns of New York (Jeffrey) and Los Angeles (Gabrielle), live praise dance and gospel performances, as well as R&B and POP performances, and unique and fun signature drinks — I LOVE NY, LAKE SHOW and CALIFORNIA LOVE.
The wedding overlooked Los Angeles and was on a rooftop. The couple took photos with their photographer William Utley at the beach holding true to California. With a phenomenal view of all of LA, from Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Downtown Los Angeles and beyond – the view and the wedding was truly California Love!
Wedding Planner: Bella Dawn Event Planning // Video: Peter Ascalon // Bridal and Mother of the Bride Makeup: Teresa Miranda // Bridesmaid Makeup: Pure Glamour // Hair: Kevin Jackson // Ice Sculpture: Crystal Creations Ice Sculpting // Music Producer for Wedding Ceremony: JD Lee // Vocalists for Ceremony: Doni Nicole and Marylyne Myrthil // Dancer for Ceremony: Minister Joanna Willis-Kanyali // Florist: Growers Direct- Downtown Los Angeles // Cake: Torrance Bakery // Photo Booth: Capture Pod // Lighting: The Lab Graphic Designer: Sarah Luna Design