Gracias Madre restaurant engagement shoot

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Gracias Madre engagement shoot

LA Cakies, have you been to Gracias Madre? Not only do they make yummy vegan Mexican eats and cocktails, they also have quite the Instagram-worthy dining space. Being fashion bloggers, Ellen + John know a thing or two about great photo opps. They explored the spot with Czar Goss for their e-sesh:

Gracias Madre engagement shoot

Gracias Madre engagement shoot

Gracias Madre engagement shoot

Gracias Madre engagement shoot

One for us too, please!

Gracias Madre engagement shoot

Gracias Madre engagement shoot

Gracias Madre engagement shoot

Their story… John had moved down from Seattle to Los Angeles to further his career, leaving his hometown behind. At the same time, I was just about to graduate college and move to Los Angeles. We were both single and starting a new chapter in our lives unaware of what or who was to come. On a spontaneous night out with my friends I ended up hanging out at our local bar, when I noticed another group near by. By luck of the straw, there my future husband was, also doing the exact same thing. Our eyes met and immediately connected. I never believed in love at first sight, but hey… never say never. Since then, we’ve been inseparable. On our second date, John recalls me dancing around and laughing, and said he knew that I was the one. One year later, he popped the question and happily ever after began. 

Gracias Madre engagement shoot

Gracias Madre engagement shoot

Gracias Madre engagement shoot

We wanted our shoot to have fun elements with aesthetics but a glamorous feel with fashion. We both love candid moments juxtaposed with editorial rudiments. Czar is one of those photographers that is natural in everything he shoots. Czar’s photography is detailed and tells a story. That’s exactly what we wanted through our photos.”

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Congrats, Ellen and John! You can find their fashion deets + Ellen’s link below:

Photographer: Czar Goss / Location: Gracias Madre / Ellen’s Blog: Spread Fashion / Wedding Coordinator: Prim & Rose / Hair: Bri Yee / Dresses: Esther Boutique & Chi Chi London / Ring: Tacori / Shoes: Manolo BlahnikChanel

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