Eclectic, Science-Inspired Carondelet House Wedding: Cindy + Chris

Cardondelet House wedding

Cindy + Chris knew exactly how to infuse their fun, quirky personalities into their wedding without letting the details stray away from being beautiful. The romantic, space + science-infused setting they created was the perfect match for a wintery evening at LA’s Carondelet House. Working with Cortnie of Canvas & Canopy Events + Lindsey from Eucca Floral Studio was pretty much a given – since those ladies know a thing or two about artful design. And we love how from the moment that their guests entered the space, they could tell right away that almost every inch of it was personalized to feel like a natural extension of the two of them!

More about the setting from Cindy, Chris and I share a love for all things science, animals (the weirder, the better), and humor. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and wanted more than anything for our wedding to be filled with warmth and laughter! We opted for an intimate, secret garden, old world science vibe with pops of quirky humor. we sprinkled animal doodles (thanks to my talented cousin), brass figurines, and masks throughout the wedding – in our programs, decor, floral arrangements, and even cocktails! We used science beakers as candle votives and astronomy prints as guest signing posters. Thanks to our extraordinary planner and florist, our eclectic taste and quirky interests came together cohesively, and they brought it to life so very perfectly.

Thanks so much to Max & Friends for the gorgeous photos + cheers to the newlyweds!

illustrative wedding invitation

rings in a heart shaped book


Cindy carried one of our fave succulent bouquets to date. Just so good!

succulent bouquet

Cardondelet House wedding

Cardondelet House wedding

Cardondelet House wedding

wedding ring

Cardondelet House wedding

Cardondelet House wedding

wedding party

Each bridesmaid wore the dress of her choice in blush, neutral, and gray hues…

bridesmaids in pinks

succulent bouquets


airplant boutonnieres

Yes to those gold animal-adorned bouts + fun, patterned socks!

colorful groomsmen socks

candlelit ceremony

flower girl

Cardondelet House wedding

 Since we met in Hawaii, we wanted to inject a bit of island flavor. We used Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of Over The Rainbow for the processional, said hawaiian vows, and our officiant wore a lei!

Cardondelet House wedding

Cardondelet House wedding

galaxy seating chart

galaxy bar menu

gold painted animal statue

gold painted animal statue

You’re just in love with the design of this gorgeous, unique wedding as we are, right? Get the look of the entire celebration – from the wedding party attire to the table decor – in our Shop the Post guide below:

gold painted animals

candlelit reception

illustrative menu


airplant centerpieces

Seriously in love with every last design element! This has got to be one of the best, most detailed ‘scapes we’ve seen!

galaxy menu

airplant centerpieces

pop tart bar

blue glitter bear cake toppers

Processional: Bridal Party: Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo'ole; Bride: Heartbeats – Jose Gonzalez

Recessional: New Life – Jim James

First Dance: Excuses – Morning Benders - Played live by Family + Friends

first dance

animal masks

And see even more in this lovely film by Elysium Productions!

You be you! People will have fun no matter what, so enjoy the process. This is probably the one and only time you will have ALL your closest family and friends in one spot. Enjoy every second of it. Remember to stop for a moment + take it all in.

photography: Max & Friends // venue: Carondelet House Los Angeles, California // event planning + design: Cortnie Purdy of Canvas & Canopy Events // florals: Lindsey Crabb from Eucca Floral Studio // wedding dress + hairpieces: Amy Kuschel // shoes: Ivanka Trump // bridesmaid dresses: all different brands // hair + makeup: Symmetry Beauty by Nyrie // groom’s suit: Banana Republic // videography: Elysium Productions // paper goods: giant thank you note, cocktail menu + food signage by Lynnie Diede from Lucky To Be In Love, seating chart + signing posters by Pink Loves Purple, animal doodles by Debra Chow // catering: Tres LA // cake: Costco + Jamaica Cakes // music: DJ JP McLeod // flower girls: Little Miss Princess custom tutus

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  1. EVERY detail of this wedding is stunning! I love that there are whimsical touches but it’s still so elegant!

  2. Wow wow wow! Amazing and awesome and gorgeous. Congratulations!

  3. Such a beautiful wedding, but so in love with your engagement ring. What type of style is it? Any information would be helpful so pretty. Thank you

    • hi rebeca! thanks so much! :) didnt see you message until now so sorry for the delay! to answer your question, the engagement ring has a royal asscher center stone with micro pave diamonds around it. hope that helps!

  4. this might by my favorite wedding you’ve featured yet. Everything was gorgeous and tied together so well!

  5. Wow! What a beautiful wedding that turned out to be!!! I’m so glad to have come across this post!

    I also wanted to let you know that I made the “Sky Bar” cocktail menu (there’s also a “Sea Bar” menu that is from someone else) & the “Find your seat” signage, but not the “We are all made of star stuff” signage. I believe there’s a little bit of crossover in the credits :)

    – Ashley
    Pink Loves Purple

    • I just noticed that too Ashley… Thanks for commenting! I designed the ” We are all made of star stuff” seating chart, giant thank you note, cocktail menu + pop tart signage and The Sea Bar menu!

      Thanks for a great post and so happy to be a part of such a beautiful wedding… one of my favorites for sure!


  6. Where did you get the kissing blue bears for the cake?


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