Sama was my buddy, she is hands down one of the coolest badass brides. She had three weddings (two overseas) and was so “chill” about everything it made it all a breeze. She told me she wanted me to do me, and put myself and my creativity into The Drake Hotel to transform the space. The drake is a really funky and eclectic place, and I truly felt like this bride and this design was meant for the space.
Creating the installation at the base of the stairs put me in my happy place. I just loved bringing in the golden dried foliage to pick up on all of the gold tones in the space.
The Drake Hotel is quite a dark and moody space, not making it easy for photographers. I truly feel Tammy Klein nailed it and represented the exact vibe we were going for in the photos.