Leah&Matthew

We're Getting Hitched!

Please join us to celebrate
our marriage on October 14, 2017 in LA!

Four years, going on forever…

On October 25th 2013, Matthew responded to Leah’s OK Cupid online profile. She took a chance and answered. They met a few days later at a bar in Huntington Beach. Sparks flew. They spent every chance they could together for the next weeks, discovering and marveling at how perfect they were for each other. By the end of November they were officially going steady like a couple of high school sweethearts. Six months later, Matthew moved in to Leah’s place in South Bay and it became their home. Three of the happiest years either had experienced flew by like dandelion seeds in a breeze.

Then last November, on their third anniversary, in the bed and breakfast where they had their first weekend together as a couple almost three years before, on a balcony overlooking a specatcular sunset over the Pacific like it was made for them, Matthew dropped to his knee and raised a ring. Leah said yes. Now we are looking forward to spending the rest of our lives together. On October 14th 2017, in Los Angeles, they (we) hope you’ll join us in celebrating our love and life-long commitment to each other.

The Venue

The reception will occur at The Conduit, a spacious, industrial-style venue across from the new Los Angeles State Historic Park (near Chinatown). It's an historic landmark/monument building - the first train station in LA, and the second oldest industrial building still standing in the city. As soon as we saw it, we knew right away it was the perfect setting to bring together family and friends.

It's a gorgeous raw/classy space, and it will be the perfect setting for our event. It boasts 2900 sq.ft., 30' wood beamed ceiling, 2 full bathrooms, huge private outdoor patio, full kitchen + large island with second sink for serving or prep area, loading dock w/ industrial-size roll-up door that overlooks the park when open. And don't worry about parking, there is tons of that available. (How often do you hear that about an LA venue?)

We will have tons of delicious food and beverages, and plan to get your dance on!

Registry

The best gift we could have is for you to come to Los Angeles on 10/14 and be with us at our wedding celebration. Please go to the RSVP section and tell us you be there!

That being said, we are headed for a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon trip to Kathmandu, Nepal and Goa, India immediately following the celebration. If you'd like to contribute to that, please head over to our registry page at zola.com. Any and all contributions there are most appreciated!

Katmandu: That's really, really where we're going to!

We hope you can join us!

Please RSVP with this form


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the venue(s)?

You can drive yourself (please be responsible with adult beverages), or take a taxi or uber/lyft. Here is the location. The entrance is located on Baker St. behind Spring St.

Wedding, wedding reception or both?

Wedding reception. The wedding will be small and quick at the courthouse on the day before. The real event is the reception and that's where we want you!

What should I wear? Is there a dress code?

We're not into dress codes. That being said, it is a big day. Please "dress to impress." Interpret that however you will.

What time should I arrive?

Festivities start at 19:00 (7pm) and will end around midnight.

Where should I park? Will I have to pay for parking?

One of the great things about the venue is there is plenty of free parking. You'll easily find a spot somewhere close on Baker St. where it intersects with Spring.

Can I bring a date? Are kids welcome?

Yes and yes. Just please make sure to let us know if you're bringing others via the RSVP form above.

I am coming from out of town. Where should I stay?

There are lots of great hotels in close by. The Los Angeles Ritz-Carlton is awesome (but pricey), The LA Hotel and the Ace Hotel are very cool places and a little more budget friendly. You can always Airbnb it as well. If so, find a place near Chinatown.

When is the RSVP deadline?

Please let us know by 9/23/2017

Is the location wheelchair accessible?

Yes.

What kind of food will be served? What if I have a dietary restriction?

There will be delicious things to eat, including dairy-free and vegetarian/vegan options. There should be something for every dietary need. Feel free to drop us a line, with questions or concerns.

Will there be dancing?

Hell yeah! DJ N-23 will be spinning all night. Plan to get your groove on.

Can I take pictures?

Please do!

I have a question not answered here; how do I contact you?

The best way to reach Leah is to drop her an email. The best way to reach Matthew is to IM him on facebook.

October 14, 2017 • Los Angeles • We hope to see you there!