Horseshoe Garden, Huntington Ballroom and Foyer
Photography by Joe Photo
Shefalee and I met while we were fourth year medical students at UCLA. Initially we were friends but then developed a long distance relationship while I was in Boston. After a few years spent talking on the phone and making cross country plane flights, we got engaged. I proposed to her at the Getty Museum in front of the beautiful back drop of Los Angeles. I arranged a convoluted story of misinformation involving both of our families and one of her good friends to lure her back to the terrace at the Getty where we met for our first date. I had an entire speech prepared, but Shefalee knew what was up the second she saw me on the terrace. She said yes and asked to see the ring before I even popped the question.
When it came time to finding a place for our wedding, we visited nearly every hotel in Los Angeles. Each place we visited either didn’t have the right décor, the right food, or just the right feel. We finally came to The Langham after it was recommended to us by my father. The second we walked into the hotel we knew that we had found our wedding site. The hotel had a charm that set it apart from all of the rest. The staff was warm, décor was elegant, and the ballroom was perfect. We were greeted warmly from the moment we entered the lobby and were immediately offered a full tour of the grounds, ballrooms, and restaurants.
We were happy with every element of our wedding. The Langham staff was patient with us as we pieced together an Indian-American fusion menu. In the end, our wedding dinner and desserts were specially crafted for us by the chefs. In addition, the hotel staff worked seamlessly with our coordinator, florist, entertainment and other vendors to give us the outdoor wedding and elegant reception of our dreams.
Our main piece of advice to other couples is to choose the venue that best represents who they are. By the end of the wedding, The Langham felt like home to us.