A Tropical Los Angeles Backyard Wedding

A refined celebration under the palms at her grandmother’s estate in Brentwood Canyon, Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Backyard Wedding Celebrating Annakate & Matt

Arguably most people will tell you that starting off a marriage based on lies is a great beginning of the end, but for Annakate and Matt, Big Little Lies was actually the beginning of their beautiful life together. You’re gonna want to stick around to see this tropical Los Angeles backyard wedding celebrating Annakate and Matt.

The Story of Annakate and Matt

Annakate and Matt worked together on HBO’s Big Little Lies but in different departments. It wasn’t until much later, when a chance interview unexpectedly turned into a first date and there’s no surprise why. Annakate is casual yet refined and so freaking beautiful I can’t stand it. Matt is sweet and silly and brings out her playful side.

The emotional intensity of Annakate and Matt’s first look sent chills coursing through my entire body.

Don’t Skip Out on Portraits During Your Backyard Wedding

I frequently express my enthusiasm for capturing the unconventional. Behind the camera, I thrive on documenting authentic emotions throughout my couples’ wedding days. With me as your photographer, expect genuine moments captured, not cheesy posed portraits, in your gallery.

A Tropical Backyard Wedding? Well, of course that is a great idea!

Annakate and her family celebrated lots of events and milestones on her Grandmother’s LA Estate and it’s easy to see why. It was only fitting that they transform the space to serve as the backdrop of the next chapter in her family’s history. Witnessing their relationship and budding marriage play out in such a beautiful time and space is one of the highlights of my career as a photographer.

Kind Words from Annakate & Matt’s Los Angeles Backyard Wedding

“Matt and I both worked on Big Little Lies, but in different departments so we didn’t know each other. After the show wrapped, Matt called producers asking for a referral for a job. They referred me, so we met at a coffee shop for the interview. We ended up talking for 2+ hours. For the wedding, Matt went back to the coffee shop and purchased the table/chairs we sat in that day. During his vows, he said he realized that he’d gotten to read my resume, but I had never heard his… so his vows were rephrased liked a resume ie; why he was qualified to be my husband. It was such a sweet surprise! Very sentimental, but also filled with humor.”

How to Plan the Best Cocktail Hour During a Backyard Wedding

As Annakate and Matt set out to plan their backyard wedding’s cocktail hour, they dove headfirst into a world of meticulous planning and pure creativity. Every little detail was handpicked to radiate warmth and authenticity, mirroring their distinct personalities. From delicious appetizers to personalized signature cocktails, each aspect was infused with their love story, making the evening overflow with sentiment that stayed with every guest long after the last drink was served.

Okay, hear me out—backyard weddings? They’re like the unsung heroes of the wedding scene. There’s this cool vibe of laid-back charm mixed with intimacy that just works wonders. And when it comes to cocktail hour? It’s a whole vibe. Think about it: the relaxed setting pairs perfectly with the simplicity of it all, making for a chill yet unforgettable experience for everyone there.

So, Annakate and Matt? They crushed it with their backyard wedding theme, blending that tropical vibe with a touch of LA cool. And those centerpieces? Total showstoppers.

You know what’s neat about backyard weddings? It’s that delicate mix of laid-back vibes with timeless elegance woven into every little detail of the day.


I create images that embody refinement, ease, and genuine emotion. Everywhere and anywhere your love story takes you – Let’s make images that you’ll love for a lifetime. Inquire here! 

Los Angeles Wedding and Elopement Vendors

Los Angeles, CA and West Coast Wedding Photographer: Eager Hearts Photography | Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Private Estate | Event Planner: Chloe + Mint | Florist: Chloe + Mint | Catering: Spotted Hen Catering | Cake Designer: Spotted Hen Catering | Music: Lucky Devil’s Band | Bridal Dress Designer: Sarah Seven | Groom Suit Designer: Sene | Makeup Artist: Marygene Rose, See Management Makeup | Hair Stylist: Nicole Adams | Rings: Lizzie Mandler | Transportation: Mars Valet and Shuttle

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