Ok guys. This wedding took place in April. That is how far I am behind in sharing all the loveliness that has been going on here!! But as I go through these images from EP love, it all come flooding back to me and I am SO excited to share this one with you. (Though you may have already seen this gorgeous wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes).
The bride, Emily, lived in my loft building in Marina Del Rey, but we didn’t know each-other until she hired me to be their planner. Emily was a full-service client so I worked with her for months on end to nail the design and make sure we were creating a wedding that represented Emily and Brett as a couple down to picking out the right venue. Carondelet house in downtown Los Angeles had the cool urban feel we were looking for. We wanted the wedding to feel like a large dinner party where no detail was overlooked. When guests walked in, they were automatically thrown into our concept with vintage champagne coups handed out and a piano player to start the mood as guests were able to relax and wander before the ceremony.
As with all my brides, I wanted to infuse details that really meant something. The space itself, doesn’t need a whole lot for it to be beautiful, but we agreed that flowers were going to be important for this one. Emily loved to use the term “lush” and that is exactly what Heavenly Blooms accomplished. We went with a lot of floral garlands and created a suspended chuppah for the ceremony. When we transformed the room for dinner, we hung Eucalyptus from the ceiling and added tons of candlelight to create an intimate look. We brought in linens from La Tavola and chairs from Town and Country to complete the room.
Overall, we wanted to bring in a subtle game theme which represented the couple, but I want to emphasize the subtle. Keeping an upscale and classy vibe was first and foremost. The Table Numbers on the Escort Board were made from vintage dominoes. The stained wood boards were adorned with stunning calligraphy by Katrina and more florals. The guest book was vintage Jenga pieces and the placecards were put on cut scrabble holders that we painted gold.
Once dinner ended, we revealed a surprise for the groom with a custom outdoor cigar bar. We brought in furniture to create an outdoor lounge that resembled a speakeasy. It was easily the hit of the night. In the front room, the party continued with Scratch DJs and we brought in a custom coffee cart to go along with the infamous Simple Things Pies we styled with vintage servers and the arrow marquee.
I am not going to lie… if I was going to have any of my designed weddings as my own, it would likely be this one. I adored being involved in every inch of this wedding, from the trips to the flea market with Emily and her mom for vintage touches to the hair and makeup trial. Emily became a true friend throughout this process and I can’t want to see her and Brett’s relationship grow and flourish. I think I was the lucky one this time. View the video here for even more details! http://vimeo.com/98706090
Amazing Team that pulled this off :
photography: EP Love // wedding planning + design: Stacey Lynn Design // venue: Carondelet House Los Angeles, California // florals: Heavenly Blooms // catering: Tres LA // hair + makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup // videography: Max and Molly Films // cake: Vanilla Bake Shop // pies: Simple Things // calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina // linens: La Tavola Fine Linens // rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals // dj: Scratch DJs, DJ Son // piano: Michael Asher // rabbi: Arthur Rosenberg // gourmet coffee: Civil Coffee Roasters // wedding dress + veil: Lazaro // shoes: David Tutera // groom’s tux, shoes, tie + cufflinks: Hugo Boss // vintage tie clip: groom’s grandfather