Wedding Decorator: Our Lady Of Angels

You’re looking at a picture of the courtyard of the Our Lady Of Angels Cathedral in downtown L.A., where I helped my mom Saturday with a pretty big deal kinda wedding. Weddings at the cathedral in general are kind of a big deal anyway, since I think the waiting list for the cathedral is, like, two years long and really expensive to boot. This particular view is from the second-floor conference center, across from the main cathedral sanctuary.

Of course, the difference between other Catholic churches and the cathedral is that there are any number of tourists at the cathedral at any given day. They watched my brother and I eagerly as we carted equipment over to the sanctuary in preparation for a 10 a.m. wedding.

Oh, yeah, here’s another difference – the sheer size of this church. It’s huuuuuuuuge.

I know you’re wondering why I said the wedding was a big deal – well, it was because this was apparently the first time the Cathedral allowed draping on the altar.

Here’s a close up. Yep, that’s what I do. It’s not as easy as it might seem, and it took me years to figure out how to do stuff like this in less than 30 minutes. The church’s wedding coordinator was comedy, too – they had removed one chair from the first row on each side to accomodate those columns. But when they figured out what I was doing, and that it would look nice, they took out another chair so I could add more loop. It was a little bit of a pain, since I had to redo one completely, but oh well.

Trinity and I both work night shifts on Saturdays, so doing working with my mom is definitely out of love, especially on Trinity’s end. He so loves his morning sleep…. This picture is of him tying the sashes – which were bubble-gum pink, by the way – onto the seat covers, all of which were provided by mom. We fought over this picture right after I took it.

In the end, it was all worth it…

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