Pasadena Wedding at Caltech Athenaeum

Kate and Max had such a lovely wedding at the Athenaeum at Caltech in Pasadena. The wedding was styled with colors of soft pink and grey, olive branches, rosemary and lavendar.  The couple celebrated with 175 of their friends and family. Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Athenaeum in Pasadena. The bride grew up in Pasadena and wanted to get married in her hometown. 

Q. A little bit about the couple. How did you meet, fall in love & get engaged?
A. Kate says, “Max and I met during our senior year in college at Northwestern in Chicago. We briefly dated, but then he moved to Houston and I moved to France. We kept in touch and became close friends while I was in law school in DC (where he’s originally from). Two years ago, he professed his love and said he would move anywhere to be with me. He did indeed move to DC, and we’ve been together ever since! A year ago, we went to Vieques, Puerto Rico for a week. He proposed on the first night, overlooking the ocean!”


Caltech Athenaeum Wedding diamond ring

Kate’s wedding ring is from Boone & Sons. A simple yet classy symbol of love.

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Kate’s gorgeous 1920’s inspired dress designed by Jenny Packham, Eden (Ivory).  Kate looked absolutely stunning!

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Kate Spade silver sparkle shoes for Kate :) A perfect match!

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Kate tells us, “The Athenaeum is great because it has a Mediterranean flavor, and the reception was held on the patio under the stars. Lanterns were strung across for mood lighting.”

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Lovely cake design decorated with olive tree branches and soft white gardenias.

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Athanaeum at caltech wedding first dance

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Venue: Anthanaeum at Cal Tech | Florist:  Mary Falkingham Floral Designs  |  Caterer: Milko Rivera, Anthanaeum  | Wedding Cake: Fantasy Frostings |  Make up artist: Christine Craven |  DJ/Music: de Bois Entertainment | Officiant: Rick Thyne




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