Our Wedding Venue: The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

/ Friday, January 25, 2013 /
It's interesting that people seem to want to know how and why we chose our wedding venue. How? I google'd my ass off! Literally. I initially was searching for a small, quaint inn or hotel, by the water, convenient for out of town guests, but feels like "California", casual and comfortable. Did I mention we're planning this is NYC? As I read review after review, of every single waterfront hotel and inn in the Orange County area...which then easily spilled over to the entire Southern California– I realized, do I really want to get married in a hotel? I didn't really want, rustic, or hipster-modern, or ultra-modern, or ballroom, or a barn, or the beach...I definitely did not want an on-the-beach ceremony... I just wanted... whatever I couldn't find...

Just when I thought all hope was lost... mostly due to price– (but honestly, if it was perfect, minus the price, of course I would have considered it...ha, let's be real.) I came across, the life-saver.
< She logged every place in Southern California, you can get married, period. THANK YOU!

Griffith Observatory. Empire State Building. Rockefeller Centre. Mont Juic. Eiffel Tower. I love that feeling, of being a little bit closer to the sky, juuuuust a little bit closer to God. The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, is a park at the peak of 511 ft. The building itself is modern architecture, reminds me of the NYC < Highline. It's not a barn, and it's not the beach, but it's entirely nature on top of a hill, with 360 views of the California, skyscrapers, mountains, Pacific and Catalina Island, and the Hollywood Hills.

There's a also a stair climb, if you'd like to hike to our wedding.

Actually, I wouldn't mind attempting this one day?

Anyways, so this is the spot. Super excited :)


/ Wednesday, January 9, 2013 /
My grandma and I, have only spent a handful of times together in our lives. Not to say that in any way, that this lessens the immense love, I knew she had for me. My mom resembles her in so many ways, not only in looks, but in mannerisms and tone of voice. My 할머니 has lived a long and fruitful life, and I know she is in heaven. | Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. Psalms 63:3

Thank you for 93 years of love & prayer.

"Potential" Dream Wedding!!

/ Thursday, January 3, 2013 /
So, as I frantically searched the web for days on end, for the perfect, affordable, and available dream wedding venue...and just as I thought I had lost all hope – I absolutely fell in love, or at least an abnormally obsessed emotional connection, to this one place...Then, crossing fingers and toes wishing and hoping it could actually become a reality...

Now, I'm absolutely horrified. It may actually work out.
We just picked out a "potential" date, and it all became, just a little bit more real.

*UPDATE* And we're booked! 284 Days. And the countdown begins!

Me, Myself & Mair

Mary Kimm is an art director at a boutique advertising agency in NYC. She also regularly freelances for corporate and personal clients, bakes cupcakes, collects snowglobes (the cute, small ones!), is obsessed with sushi, and desperately longs for a french bulldog.
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