Good morning, friends!
Recently, we were pretty darn excited to see Kat & Paul’s candle-filled wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. Today, we have the pleasure of sharing more intimate moments of their fairy-tale wedding! Kat and Paul got married on December 4th at the Carondelet House in downtown Los Angeles surrounded by fifty of their nearest and dearest. Their goal from the beginning was to host an intimate dinner party style celebration with delicious cuisine, engaging entertainment and understated gorgeous decor, at which they would just happen to tie the knot.
Our aesthetic aim was create a sense of classic, comfortable elegance. We wanted guests to walk in and swoon a bit, but not feel as if the decor was contrived or over the top. Carondelet served as the perfect backdrop in bringing this vibe to life. Katherine loved the idea of having candles anywhere and everywhere to create a sense of glow and warmth throughout the space. We coupled all that candlelight with neutral whites, creams, and dark browns, diluted blush, and touches of gold.
The guests dined on long wooden rectangular tables, paired with a mixture of upholstered seating and wooden cross-back chairs. The floral designs were grounded on a light neutral colored soft and textured runner. We used arrangements that were roundish and somewhat symmetrical in shape, but relaxed in structure. Kat loves ruffled blooms in a mixture of sizes with bits of textured items and greenery peeking throughout.
A few of our favorite personal touches from the celebration were the items located at each place setting which served to reflect Kat & Paul’s personalities in just a lovely way – with a little bit of class and a little bit of silliness. For the class, each guest was gifted with an individual sized customized champagne bottle with his or her name on it. And for the silliness, along with the napkin treatment & menu peaking out of a beautiful napkin was a scratcher for each guest to try their luck to win big. We hung “for richer, for poorer” tags on each, along with pennies and guests played the lotto just before their family style feast. Kat & Paul don’t really love cake, so we brought in a cake and cookies truck instead and guests hopped around between the dancefloor, photobooth and ice cream truck throughout the party part of the evening.
- Planning & Design: Marisa Nicole Events
- Venue: Carondelet House
- Catering: Tres LA
- Photography: Becca Rillo Photography
- DJ: Dart DJ
- Printed Items: Prim & Pixie
- Floral Design: Enchanted Garden Floral Design
- Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Guitarist: Matthew Commerce
- Dessert Food Truck: Drive Me Cookie
- Officiant: Great Officiants
- Photobooth: Flipbooth
- Hair & Make-up: 1011 Makeup
- Napkins & Runners: La Tavola