Anyone who visits the LOHO bride knows that the owner, Christie Baird, is not traditional. The store’s name is an acronym for “her own alliance,” and Christy realized this emotion when she married LOHO co-founder and entrepreneur Brian Doxtator last fall.
The couple admitted that it was not love at first sight. They met in San Francisco’s work, and although they admire and be friendly, the professionalism prevents them from flirting across the boundaries. In 2012, when they attended the wedding of a mutual friend, the border collapsed. “I told him I would arrange him with a few lovely girlfriends, but as the weekend progressed, we would eventually fall over each other,” Christie said. “We didn’t see it coming, but the environment outside of work allowed us to let go of the wall, and we were surprised at each other. Since then we have been together and never looked back.”
For the proposal itself, Brian plans to have dinner with friends in San Francisco, but when they visited the Christy family in Santa Cruz, California, they changed their mind at the last minute. “It means a lot because it’s a precious moment to share with them,” Christie said. “[Brian] got up early and asked my parents for the blessing of coffee… [Later] We went to the bluffing place above the beach. I was so incompetent, but very happy. Like Brian, it was pure Innocent. I don’t want any other way.”
The surprise dinner in San Francisco eventually became an engagement party with all of my closest friends – “One night we will never forget,” Brian said.
The couple planned their wedding with the help of Ashley Smith, but they worked with many brides who had a firm mind on what they wanted. Christie said: “We definitely want a weekend wedding, which is why we chose to hold a wedding on Friday, and resume brunch and pool parties on Saturday.” “For so many brides, it seems that they don’t have enough time to Friendship, so we see Saturday as an opportunity to really interact with friends after the wedding.”
Neither Brian nor Christy are fans of the traditional “over-decoration” wedding. Christie explained: “The venue must bring its own amazing factors.” “Frederick Loewe Estate [in Palm Springs] eventually stole our hearts because it is so typical of Midcentury; it doesn’t work in any way.” Couples also often flee to Palm Springs on weekends. Christie said: “The stylish atmosphere and warm weather are hard to beat.”
The couple’s medieval aesthetics are the same in every element of the wedding, starting with the gang and Jen Kay’s paper invitation, and Tabitha Hope making the illustrations. The guests were invited to participate in “Meet the Doxtators”, which became the wedding label.
The couple used their spectacular venues to make pre-wedding shots with BAZAAR.com top wedding photographer Sarah Falugo, as well as a large shot of Gold&Gumption for their wedding videos. Christie explained: “We didn’t take the first photo or engagement photo, so we wanted to shoot my yellow [Toni Maticevski] dress and the editorial of Brian 1969 Mustang Mach 1 with our incredible photographer. “They eventually became us.” The favorite weekend photo, because it is not in a hurry, we can really take advantage of the construction of our venue, without the pressure of the wedding day timeline. Christy completed her look with a Balenciaga earring and Miu Miu heels. Brian wore Ralph Lauren Purple Label and Gucci boots in his wedding tuxedo.
The yellow dress is the first of the three Maticevski tribes that Christie will wear that weekend. “Having two bridal shops is a blessing and a curse,” she said. “I ideally want to wear a LOHO designer, but when you plan for many brides, your store doesn’t always fully reflect your personal taste… I [also] feel very surprised to go to other wedding dresses Shop or designer [go shopping].”
It turns out that Maticevski is a new member of the LOHO product. Christie said: “[Tony] sent a dress from Australia, and finally I fell off my dress from that choice.”
Although Christie’s second Maticevski gown, Balenciaga earrings and acne heels may suggest other aspects, but the couple’s rehearsal party is deliberately low-key. Christie said: “We rehearsed at the venue and then had a very casual gathering in a place called Bar.” “It reminds us of a dive in San Francisco… because our wedding is official, so We want to relax the night before.”
For Christie and Brian, the highlights of the ceremony surprised their 165 guests in the Gospel Choir. Christie explained: “This is a joke inside. I always like the nun No. 2. We want to abandon everyone in some way.” “We found a fabulous gospel group called RAISE, let them wear Official wedding guests, so our friends and family don’t know what is going to happen. Our host introduced them in her welcome, then they stood up, put on their robes and started singing “a happy day”… …not only lively, but also helped me relax before the oath, because I am very nervous.”
After the oath, guests will be photographed at the front desk in front of the concrete background created by Jessie Browning and enjoy a cocktail on LOHO’s sofa bed and lounge chair on Flexible Love. The formal dinner of Room Forty is held in the manor. The long table is decorated with the floral arrangement of Eothen, which complements the manor architecture and the arid Palm Springs landscape. The ACV Studio vase and LaTavolaand Hensley sheets enhance the table, while the string lights and Paul Simon soundtrack set the mood. The menu includes smoked tomato puree and a main course of Atlantic salmon or braised beef. Mochi ice cream is delivered instead of a wedding cake for dessert.
On the reception side, Christie wore an Odylyne dress, long sleeves, a fluffy shoulder and a high front thigh. She works with Nicholas Kirkwood’s high heels and the Danielle Frankel drop earrings she wears for her ceremony. “[Odylyne founder] Stephanie White is one of my best friends in Los Angeles, and we created my reception dress together two weeks before the wedding,” Christie said. “[It] gave me ‘I know the ‘leg moment’ that Brian will love.”
The first dance of Charles Bradley’s “Love Your Baby” is for an exciting moment. “We found [Bradley] at the beginning of the relationship and immediately fell in love with his music,” Christie said. “He had his first break around 2011, when he was in his 60s. You can say that he has a five-year fame moment, which is exactly the same as Brian and my date. He passed a month before we got married. When we entered this new chapter, dancing to him was even more emotional than we thought.”
The couple hosted a party at Seymour’s, the new private bar of Mr. Lyon, in Palm Springs. Christie said: “Because our venue requires us to stop the party at 10pm, we need to know that we can move on somewhere in the future.” “[DJ Collective] Dart does bring the atmosphere and also sets a silent Discotheque – they are a big event at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, so this is a ode to those good times.”
Christie saved the last fashion surprise for the later guests. “Houghtondesigner Katherine Polk created a reflective skirt, bodysuit and fur for me,” she said. “In combination with the golden Manolo Blahnik over the knee boots, I feel like Beyoncé.”
It is not surprising that the couple’s friends described them as party life. “We finally abandoned one of our lives,” Christy said with a smile. “[Our wedding planner] Ashley nailed it.”
But for all the romantic and fashion moments, the invisible and sentimental aspect of the wedding is the most memorable for the couple and their guests. “I think our wedding is real, people just think,” Christy said. “This is something we can’t explain too much; it feels right.”